; 'The Sun'. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear .
It is obvious that following the less than enthusiastic response from Europe to Bush's ME adventures there are those in the USA who are determined to
see Europe and the EU as a 'threat' to the USA's interests.....it seems obvious that not going along with sufficient enthiusiasm is enough to get
labelled a 'threat'......even though "those weasels" Germany and France are risking their people in Afghanistan in support of the Americans and
British forces there.
Therefore every time a person within the EU speaks about a confident self-determining EU it is likely to be spun as anti-USA.....and there will be
those looking to exaggerate any differences to help 'splits' form. (Good luck
, if there is one thing Europe and the EU has proven - over the
many decades - it is that our shared interests far out-weigh any petty bickering.)
With much of the UK press owned by foreigners (Murdock, the strange Aussie American wannabe, is a prime example) I expect to see more and more of this
garbage over the next 4 yrs and more.
Non-Americans being 'un-American'......wow, how dare they, huh? What a crime!
What did the Spainard actually say? He said the EU should be moving to a situation where it is formulating an effective defence policy consistent with
the EU's interests.....
......not that The Sun would or could acknowledge in such a stupid POS story that one of Europe and the EU's primary interests is a strong alliance
with the USA anyway!
Apparantly in that weird Murdock-'news'-paper-land anything that is not identicle to US interests (but only when the right-wing crowd are in gov)
is 'traitorous'.......maybe someone should let him know that we in Europe are not the USA and that it is perfectly OK for us to have different
interests and that the interests of the EU and the USA do not always co-incide.
Tony Blair will, of course, do his utmost to see that the 'atlantic alliance' continues to exist no matter how the infantile fools on either side
act from time to time as (as all grown-ups know) it is far to valuable, to as all, to discard.....and anyway; over what?
A ding-bat like Bush or a piqued Chirac?
This story is all about trying to keep the anti-EU pot boiling in the UK.
We most probably have a general election coming in spring or summer next year.
The anti-EU press here know Labour and Blair are likely to win strongly again.
They do not support Labour or Blair but they will continue to pretend to....yet every article they write on Labour's actual policies will be
attacking and negative because they hope to dent and reduce the margin by which Labour and Blair will win.
This is because we might well also be having a referendum on the new EU 'constitution' in spring '06.
If the press can help create a weakened Labour gov they think this makes the chances of a 'no' vote in that referendum likely.
God help us this rubbish will only increase in intensity. Oh well.
[edit on 15-11-2004 by sminkeypinkey]