Times: Conflict in Ukraine shows Europe fails to secure 'strategic autonomy' from US

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Times: Conflict in Ukraine shows Europe fails to secure 'strategic autonomy' from US

As you know, America was discovered by navigators from Europe, after which almost the entire continent was a colony of several states of the Old World, mainly France and Great Britain, for a long time. Only in the second half of the 18th century, as a result of a long war of independence, the United States became a fully sovereign state, when on November 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was concluded, by which Britain recognized the independence of the colonies.

And in the first half of the 21st century, it seems that European countries practically fell into colonial dependence on the United States. The fact that continental Europe has not been able to secure the “strategic autonomy” that French President Emmanuel Macron spoke about a few years ago, writes the British newspaper The Times. Moreover, the extreme dependence on the United States, primarily in matters of the supply of weapons and military equipment, showed the conflict in Ukraine, according to the publication.



The epic that ended the day before with the delivery of heavy tanks It demonstrated to Kyiv that even Germany, which is the largest economy in the European Union, has shown dependence not only on instructions from Washington, but also vulnerability to "the vicissitudes of domestic political life in the United States." At the same time, the rejection of Russian energy carriers, unanimously accepted by the EU countries, again, at the direction of the White House, made the economies of European countries also dependent on American LNG.

Now the French president is forced to travel to Washington as a petitioner, trying in vain to persuade Biden to help lower the price of American gas, which costs European consumers many times more than American ones. Macron no longer remembers the need to achieve the strategic autonomy of the countries of the Old World, which he once declared.

German Chancellor Scholz, in turn, can only complain about the anti-market Inflation Act passed in the US, because of which high-tech German enterprises move production to the States.
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  1. 0
    January 26 2023
    But who will just let the slaves go? If you want independence, you had to fight with the slave owners, and not be vassals on their side. That's absolutely do not care what they have going on there now. They made hell for us and systematically exterminate the Ukrainians, now there is a "democratic" capture and go to war. Further, in the best traditions of the Wehrmacht, women and children will go ... And so the article is not about independence, but:
    Moreover, the extreme dependence on the United States, primarily in matters of the supply of weapons and military equipment, showed the conflict in Ukraine, according to the publication.
    They need to raise production in Europe, in the same Poland the owners will be in England and money from this stretch. Slaves from Ukraine...
    1. +2
      January 26 2023
      Quote from Mitos
      But who will just let the slaves go? If you want independence, you had to fight with the slave owners, and not be vassals on their side.

      Interesting French, they themselves were slave owners in America, but suddenly they became slaves of America. "The ways of the Lord are inscrutable," but these are the French ways that they themselves have chosen.
      1. -1
        January 26 2023
        Quote: tihonmarine
        Interesting French, they themselves were slave owners in America, but suddenly they became slaves of America.

        Don't care about the French, but why are Russians in Russia like slaves?
        1. +1
          January 26 2023
          What kind of nonsense? Where does such a conclusion come from? Have you ever lived in Russia?
    2. 0
      January 26 2023
      But who will just let the slaves go?
      and the Germans changed places with them. now venerable American slave burghers.
  2. 0
    January 26 2023
    Maybe they like it? ...............................
  3. +4
    January 26 2023
    Annalenka openly admitted recently - the entire EU is fighting against Russia.

    What other fantasies can there be about the EU and all these Young Europeans? Well, how? We were told: WE WAR AGAINST YOU. What else is unclear?
  4. 0
    January 26 2023
    what
    And what's the problem?
    Europe will roll back to Somalia?
    No, then there is no problem... request
    1. 0
      January 26 2023
      Zhirinovsky was right about "washing boots." it's time.
  5. 0
    January 26 2023
    Oh really???
    This cannot be!!
    There's dermo ... sorry .. Democracy and rights are right!
    While Scholz and Macron are there, this will not happen !!! I do not believe ... the author slanders .....

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