because suddenly EUROPE NEEDS THE USA AGAIN
When elephants fight, the grass cries.. That is my feeling towards USA and Russia.
I don't know if we need help from USA, but I don't expect it further than its own agenda. If USA wants to fight in European soil will help us. That is all.
we see a neoimperialist russia invading an outpost of european
That is what you see, not what I see. (and, as far as I know, not what most Europeans see)
Russia didn't invaded Iraq, or invaded Afghanistan or tried to build bases in Poland. USA is surrounding Russia, and Russia, like an old lion, is showing it still has fangs and claws. And we European are in the middle.
Be honest, what would USA have done if Russia had Built an anti-missile shield in Cuba or included Cuba in the Warsaw Treaty? Those are the feelings of Russia towards the new bases in Poland and Georgia joining to NATO. And Russia is not a small European country, it is still a 500 Lb Gorilla, or at least a 400 Lb one, and has done the logical movement
See this cartoon You may say it is harasing USA (because of its liberty), but I think it's quite realistic.
Probably you haven't heard it in USA news, but The current Georgia president has multiplied by 40 its military budget (Hurray for Saakashvili, that is what poor countries need) -all American and Israeli weapons- and Georgia did the first shot, 7th Aug Georgia bombed Southern Ossetia's Capital with 1500-2000 dead. There were UN troops formed by Ossetians, Russian and Georgian soldiers, the Georgina soldiers shot their fellows. there are more refugees in North Ossetia (in Russia) than in other places. They are more afraid of Georgian government than of Russian government. Most people in South Ossetia is Russian so Russia had the perfect excuse. Russia stroke back.
The problem is that both, Russia and USA, are fighting for the control of Caspian oil and gas. The oil pipes from Caspian sea must pass through Russia, or Iran or Georgia. Russia and Iran are out of USA's control and what USA doesn't want is that Russia full controls European energy. In that case Europe could be more fond to Russia than to USA.
How do I feel about Russia controlling Europe energy? Very scared. How do I feel about USA controlling Europe energy? scared. I prefer former situation: USA and Russian watching one each other and letting the oil and gas flowing to Europe. I admit that it was an unstable situation, but was good for us. USA has opened hostilities using Georgia as proxy, things won't be the same anymore.
In a few years (10, even before) there will be shortage of energy, and both will save the energy for themselves unless they need us, but in the end both will leave Europe in the lurch, dry of oil
The "world policeman" concept is an USA's concept not anybody else's concept. It is a policeman that is attorney, writes the laws, and passes the bills and when the judge raises objections says "If you don't support me you will become irrelevant". Would you trust in such policeman?. I wouldn't either. I don't.
Don't misunderstand me, I don't think Russia or China are better than USA. But I don't think USA is gentle lamb either. Balance of power is better, but USA is moving to get advantage. That is what I reproach to USA.
Powerful countries behave like gangsters, weak countries behave like prostitutes (Stanley Kubrick).
Sure.We, Europeans, are bitches. And Russia, China and USA are gangsters. Perhaps Russia and China are Al Capone and USA is Lucy Lucciano, a more gentle and less violent gangster. but a gangster anyhow.
USA claims that it does it to defend democracy and European interests and security... Sorry I don't buy. Anyhow, who cares? I have to live with it
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