US Demands EU Sanction Iran, Blames Holocaust on Poland and Wonders Why It Loses Allies?
The main thing about the Munich Security Report is the cover. It's a jigsaw puzzle. Who will put it together? There is no unity on any issue, neither on anti-Russian sanctions nor on issues related to China, Iran, or even each other. This very week, just before the Munich Security Conference, the leaders of Old Europe ignored an American conference in Warsaw, the true goal of which has been accidentally given away by the Israeli Prime Minister.
«According to Prime Minister Netanyahu, at the meeting in Warsaw, Israel should have discussed with ministers of Arabian states ways of starting a much-needed war with Iran. That's how an original tweet that instantly went viral looked like. The tweet was quickly edited, the Netanyahu administration said there was a mistake in translation. The new version was not about war but about containment of Iran».
«Today, Vice President Mike Pence harshly criticized European partners for not willing to join the anti-Iranian sanctions. It was just a day after the Israeli Prime-Minister talked about the necessity of a war against Iran».
— You used the word «war» and then replaced it. What is that all about? Regime change?
— I'm not ruling anything out.
That very day in Iran, where celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution were taking place, terrorists killed 27 members of the country's elite revolutionary guard forces. Before leaving Poland, Netanyahu himself confronted President of Poland Andrzej Duda because of Polish cooperation with the Nazis during the War. Italy and France are still arguing about Yellow vests and migration, the USA and Germany can't find a common language either.
«Angela Merkel's partners in the Bundestag, the German social-democrats, are intending to withdraw their support of a long term agreement that guarantees American protection and provides American nuclear weapons to Germany. The SPD party created a commission to revise the agreement, under which German planes have to carry American nuclear warheads if Russia attacks Europe. This might exacerbate an already tense relationship between Germany and Trump's administration».
The background for this mosaic, which is falling apart, is not only war preparations but also mass protests. It hasn't been France alone, it's also pilots in Taiwan, and teachers in Colorado and California. This week, a nationwide strike paralyzed Belgium. Public transport stopped in Berlin this Friday. Perhaps, when trying to find the root of the problems described in the Munich Security Report, they're just not looking in the right place.