The Lithuanian President called on Germany to take a leading role in Europe and don’t look back – Berlin needs to protect Europe from “Russian threat”. After Broksita” this statement takes on new meaning: whether Anglo-Saxon project of a United Europe to become German? Whether it is capable of Berlin and let him do it?
“I think for Germany it’s time to believe in yourself, do not look back and not look for historical sentimentality,” said the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite in an interview with DPA.
“Germany – satellite, which the Anglo-Saxon sovereign gave a shortcut to picking up European land”
It encouraged Germany to European leadership in the military sphere, saying that only such a large and economically strong country like Germany may take on additional political and military responsibility that is so needed in Europe. “It’s a new era, a new era with new challenges for Europe the ability to protect themselves,” said Grybauskaite, speaking about the confrontation between Russia and NATO, adding that “Germany has no choice but to take a leadership role.”
Grybauskaite expressed satisfaction that Germany agreed to “take command” in Lithuania (we are talking about sending more battalions, NATO is in this country). At the beginning of world war II our country was occupied by Russia, Grybauskaite said that Lithuania does not want a repeat. In her opinion, a return to normal relations between Europe and Russia is impossible, “while Russia remains the occupier and aggressor, and also conducts military operations on Ukrainian territory”.
The most curious thing in this statement is a call for Germany to become a military and political leader of Europe.
The European elite continue to endure shock after the outcome of the referendum on the UK exit from the EU. While Eastern European and Baltic countries, focuses on London and Washington to a greater extent than Berlin and Brussels, think about how they live. The construction of a United Europe after the Second world war was the Atlantic, the Anglo-Saxon project, Washington has stimulated existing quest continental, German-French-Italian elites to convergence and the integration process was under the strict control of the Atlantic strategists.
At first it was NATO and then the European unity. The German-French reconciliation without NATO would be a threat to the UK and the US, but in the framework of the Alliance it was profitable and manageable. Moreover, while Germany was divided and there was an external enemy, the USSR, intimidating the “build” continental elite.
With the unification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union the situation in Europe has changed – the rapid European integration. But, again, under the supervision of the Atlantic – a key EU countries were Germany and the UK, but the main control over the integration was carried out not by the influence, and through educated in the postwar years in the Atlantic the spirit of the European elite. As soon as the left independent European politicians like de Gaulle, virtually the entire spectrum of European leaders was similar in the main – none of them allow even the idea that it is possible to question the leading role of the Anglo-Saxons in the security of Europe.
Yes, Europe is, in fact, continues to be occupied territory – not so much in the military (this applies mainly to Germany) sense, as in the mental and geopolitical. While it was clear that sooner or later inside the project of a United Europe will struggle between Atlanticists and europocentrism, that is, those who believe Europe is self-sufficient force, and not part of the “great West” under Anglo-Saxon leadership. Indiatlantic can be both nationalists and paneuropeenne and in the second case, they inevitably become Pro-German-minded.
That Germany was a major European integrator, it has always been a unifier of Europe – from the time of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation and ending with Hitler. In the current project of a United Europe Germany has a key role. She has the most powerful economy, it advocates the acceleration of political integration, and in General it is the engine of the whole process.
But it is not an independent Germany. On its territory there are American troops, its army is subordinated to NATO, its elite educated in the spirit of unconditional loyalty to the Atlanticism. This, of course, the paradox is partially sovereign state is the center of the Assembly the world’s largest “Empire”. But given that the Atlantic project of European integration is only part of the Anglo-Saxon project of building a unified West, from Canada to Japan, it wouldn’t make much controversy.
Germany – satellite, which the Anglo-Saxon sovereign gave a shortcut to picking up European land. But this mandate is only valid until that time, German elites do not claim the right to determine the national interests of Germany and of Europe. If suddenly the German elite decides to act independently on the EU project to be delivered, it will begin to ruin all available means (from the monetary to terrorist sabotage).
So far, the German elites in General, not trying to hijack the European integration, to translate EU from the Atlantic to the German rails. But potentially, such a threat is, and therefore, Washington and London are very closely monitoring possible developments in the attitudes of the German elite.
Any overtures in the spirit of the “Alternative for Germany” is trying to marginalize. But the problem is that over the two years of confrontation with Russia in German, as in other European elites, there is a growing dissatisfaction with their lack of independence, inability to decide for themselves important issues. The longer the confrontation with Russia, the stronger will grow the irritation inside the European elites, and even among them quite Atlanticist part.
Is the voting for the “Brakcet” pre-emptive response to the strengthening of the position of Germany in the European Union? No, it was a protest vote ordinary English, but the vast majority of the elite was and is for the UK remaining in the EU.
Can the UK lead to a weakening of the control of the Atlanticists in the European Union and transforming the EU into a fully-German project? No, because control over the EU is implemented not only through national English structure but in the elite, NATO and supranational centres like city. In addition, a complete British exit from the EU seems unlikely – is likely to be reached some semblance Norwegian formula, when the country enters the common market without being EU member.
But it is clear that the crisis that followed “Broksita”, will cause additional expectations of the German elites from a number of small States of Europe. Especially those who set profilakticheski and puts on the confrontation of Europe and Russia. The Germans will push the “don’t look back”, look to the East – that is to try, as has twice happened in recent history, to break with the Russians.
However, although German elites are not yet ready for emancipation from the Anglo-Saxon influence, to see Russia as an enemy and aggressor, she categorically is not configured. Such an intermediate position in General corresponds to the Russian interests. Our proposal of Germany on strategic cooperation in the bilateral format and within the framework of “greater Europe” remains in force. And every year it will become for the Germans increasingly attractive, especially given their current role as semi-sovereign powers.Related posts: