Will 'Mistress Europe'
Show the American the Door?
By Finian Cunningham
February 20, 2015 "ICH"
- It's an age-old, tragic relationship. The
mistress and her gadfly, selfish
male-benefactor, who is really not a
benefactor, but instead is more like her
jealous, despotic jailer. Oh yeah, sure, he
festoons her with cute presents now and
again, chocolates, stockings, perfumes and
the like. He also professes ardent devotion
and vows to protect her. In return she
gratifies his basic needs. But when it gets
down to it, the mistress is dispensable, a
plaything that is brutally discarded when he
That pretty much sums up the relationship
between the United States and Europe. Macho
Washington is always reassuring the
Europeans of his undying love and chivalrous
defence from all sorts of supposed enemies.
But it's a pathetic relationship,
fundamentally, of unequals. Europe is
expected to link arms and parade for the
master on occasion. But if she so much as
attempts to assert her rights, she is
slapped down with boorish contempt. "Hey,
babe, shut your mouth and fix me another
In 1949, among the ashes of the Second World
War, the US set up the North Atlantic Treaty
Organisation (NATO). Despite its
grandiloquent, chivalrous public profession
of "alliance" the real purpose of NATO was
to "keep the Americans in, the Russians out,
and the Germans down". Those are the
unguarded words of the first NATO
secretary-general, Lord Ismay.
That defined the essential subservient role
of Europe as far as the Americans were
really concerned. NATO was and still is not
so much an alliance of protection. It is a
bondage outfit that the Americans make the
The real purpose of the US-led "alliance"
was, and has remained, the ability of
America to straddle Europe, to assert its
hegemony, and to make sure Europe always
performed as a tool for US power to
transcend. Europe could not ever be strong
and independent in the eyes of Washington.
Least of all, Europe could never contemplate
having normal cordial relations with its
neighbouring, some might say natural,
partner in Russia. Oh no, Europe was
compelled to lay back and provide a service
for Washington's geopolitical desires.
When you think about the Cold War, that
period of some 45 years living under the
awful fear of annihilation, saw the
Americans lodge their nuclear weapons in
various European countries; and they are
still there. It saw thousands of American
troops occupy Germany; and they are still
there. It saw America professing protection
of the poor European damsel-in-distress
allegedly from a drooling Soviet "evil
empire"; and so it still goes on.
Some Europeans saw through the charade of
course. German Chancellors like Willy Brandt
and Gerhard Schroeder, who tried to
normalise relations with Moscow, were
thwarted by American (and British)
mischief-making. Then there were the NATO
Gladio covert terror operations that
committed false flag atrocities against
European citizens, which were duly
misattributed to the Soviet Union. There is
no reason to believe that such covert ops
have been terminated, as in the current
Ukrainian turmoil, as a means of keeping the
Europeans frightened and disposed to
"trusting" the Americans for "protection".
Keeping the Americans in, the Russians out,
and the Germans down.
Today, some 25 years after the official end
of the Cold War, nothing much has changed.
America still vows ardently to "protect"
poor little Europe from a slavering Slavic
monster who, we are told, is just waiting
for a chance to pounce and have its evil way
with Washington's European "ally".
What protection? Europe has been endangered
for decades by American base urges for its
own gratification of global hegemony - at
Can Europe come to its senses and rethink
this tawdry relationship? Can Europe dare to
assert it own rights independently from its
domineering American master?
What has Europe ever really got from the
overbearing, demanding American, who
ultimately is deeply insecure about his own
abilities and his so-overblown pretensions.
This whole Ukraine crisis has been an
American ploy from start to finish, aimed at
driving an artificial animosity between
Europe and Russia. It should be so obvious
that Russian energy supply to Europe is a
major prize coveted by the Americans. Regime
change with covert mass murder thanks to the
ever-efficient CIA in that department,
followed by massive propaganda false
narratives and false flags, a war of terror
on ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, more
propaganda distorting Russia, followed by
economic sanctions, tensions and now vows by
America to arm up the neo-Nazi regime it
installed in Kiev. How deluded can Europe be
not to see the glaring truth of it all?
Meanwhile, who is paying the price for this
swaggering American megalomania? Why it is
the Europeans of course, and as always. War
on Europe's doorstep and sanctions busting
the EU economy apart are the price for being
in bed with this American megalomaniac.
The callous, careless American attitude is
there to see on occasion when his ego gets
the better of this tongue. Remember the US
State Department official who on the eve of
the regime-change operation in Kiev last
February divulged the real attitude of
Washington towards the Europeans. In a
secret phone call that was leaked, the US
official and ambassador to Ukraine said of
the imminent coup: "Fuck the EU!"
Then we had US Vice President Joe Biden
months later bragging about the fact that
the effete Europeans had to be browbeaten
into adopting American-led sanctions against
Russia. "President Obama had to bounce the
Europeans into adopting the sanctions,"
crowed Biden to an American public audience,
as if he was referring to a sexual conquest.
So let's clear this phoney, priggish
rhetoric. America doesn't give a fig for
Europe. It never has done and never will.
The stocking of American nuclear weapons in
Europe and the threat of nuclear war with
Russia has always been a bogeyman for the
Americans to terrorise the European
continent with, so that America can stretch
out its arrogant boots.
However, something significant seems to be
at last stirring over the Ukraine crisis.
There is a palpable sense that Europe is
slowly realising that it is being
used-and-abused by the Americans for their
own selfish strategic interests. Germany in
particular seems to be coming to its senses.
Chancellor Angela Merkel along with French
President Francois Hollande decided to
engage directly with Russian
President Vladimir Putin to try to broker a
peace deal over the Ukraine conflict. The
Americans were pointedly shown the door and
kept out of the proceedings. And lo and
behold, a tentative peace deal was brokered
- because the Americans were shunned.
Martin Shulz, the German president of the
European Parliament, recently told a German
television forum - to rapturous applause -
that the Americans should "back off" and let
Europeans sort out the
conflict in their midst. There is thus more
than a sense that the Germans and other
Europeans are belatedly realising that they
have been lied to and systematically cheated
on by the Americans in the latter's habitual
attempt to criminalise Russia over the
Ukraine conflict. Russia is not the problem,
Russia is not the threat to security. It is
the Americans and their promiscuous
regime-change libido in every corner of the
world, with Ukraine being the latest victim,
that is the whole damn problem.
Merkel's defiant rebuttal of American plans
to arm the Kiev regime to the teeth and drag
Europe into a war with Russia is a first
step of Europe showing Washington the door.
It's long overdue. But maybe, just maybe,
Europe is finally tiring of its role of
being the plaything-mistress for the macho
Americans. Don't hold your breath, all the
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