So far the response from the USA’s traditional allies in Europe has been extremely muted. Perhaps they have simply been stunned into a state of unbelief, who knows? Western MSM appears likewise to have lost its collective tongue.
Trump, Bolton, Pompeo & Bolsonaro have combined along w/ the @CIA in a nefarious combo seemingly intent on making their first conquest on the home front, the elimination of Maduro in Venezuela & the imposition of elite corporate-backed will.
This is the nearest the western world has come to outright fascism in some time, outdoing even the far-right cynicism & Machiavellian ugliness of Cheney & Rumsfeld alongside Trump’s spiritual predecessor, the equally dumb & malleable GW Bush.
The European political & media elites have a serious quandary on their hands. They fully signed up to be handmaidens to the USA after 9/11 though of course they had a ‘special relationship’ with the USA stemming from WWII & before.
The European political & media elites cannot easily extricate themselves from US influence. The bonds are institutionalized after years of integration at the highest. These intimate connections would be impossible to unpick in the short term.
In general the Europeans are fully signed up to the concept that the US is the primary bulwark behind which they stand against any perceived threat to liberal democracies. Russia & China are conceived to be mortal enemies in this respect.
What are the European political & media elites to do about current US behavior? They appear to be sitting on their hands due to the factors above, hoping that Trump & his fellow mobsters are a bad memory after the next presidential election.
Trump, Bolton & in particular Pompeo are pushing the European elites to the limits of their endurance, particularly on Russia’s NordStream2 project. Happily, Germany in particular is pushing back hard on this unwelcome US interference. @EU
All this is going on within an environment that cannot help but be highly frayed. The usual norms of transatlantic relations are certainly far behind us at this point. Yet the political elites of Europe cannot be seen to be too ruffled. @EU
Brussels is fighting some in eastern Europe who are already displaying resistance to US influence in the name of George Soros & cannot be seen to be in any way overtly anti-USA as this would provide succor to such as Viktor Orban of Hungary.
With Brazil’s Bolsonaro visiting the @CIA & lauding Trump in extremely sycophantic terms it tends to presage possible military action by Brazil as Trump’s proxy army against Venezuela, though there is resistance to this in Brazil's military.
Bolsonaro is known to wish to open up protected areas of the Amazon to mining & agro-business conglomerates & also uranium mining to private US interests. All this without the need to consult indigenous tribes living in the areas affected.
From the European historical perspective this is reminiscent of the decision to allow Hitler to invade & occupy Czechoslovakia before the start of WWII. Trump & Bolsonaro may carve up Latin America while Europe elites do little meaningful.
Europe’s elites appear to be signed up to the overthrow of the legitimate president of Venezuela. If they have clearly accepted the US narrative there what’s to stop them accepting those which will surely be used in Cuba, Nicaragua & Bolivia?
Iran is a US focus & later, a return to Syria. On Iran European elites are wary of accepting US plans. On Syria they remain on board. There appears little consistency. Who know the response to regime changes clearly planned for Cuba & others?
The schlocky horror show being enacted is obvious for all to see. The pretended humanitarian concern rings hollow when you know who they emerge from & the denial of human-caused climate change & many other factors reveal all true motivations.
The Neocon mindset conceives the perceived good of maximized US domination across all important global entities & platforms. It is vastly broad in its intent, a project with no time limit & since 9/11 no restriction regarding methodologies.
There are to be no no-go areas for US power. All currently independent entities are to be subjugated & permanently. There are to be no areas of activity not under US surveillance & no political entities furthering purely national objectives.
Via Israel & Saudi Arabia primarily nations displaying independent views not taking into account US wishes are to be permanently subjugated & subject to immediate military quelling at any sign of refusal. US military might will be ubiquitous.
These are the bitter fruits of the ‘Freedom & Democracy’ regime change policy. Neither. They will take several US admin to accomplish. The Neocons are anything but short-term thinkers. This is why the next step must be Trump’s reelection.
It is not out of the question that Trump's Neocons could refuse to accept anyone but him winning reelection in 2020. This would cause a major eruption of protest. It is almost, but quite unthinkable. But consider their prevailing mindset...
Bolton & Pompeo are known entities. If anyone is unaware, just listening to them on Venezuela is an education in itself. Backed by mini-Goebbels like Marco Rubio & the US spectrum of ultra-extremists their nature & capabilities are obvious.
Trump is a natural dictator. Petulant & egotistical, a man who demands obedience. He sees himself as an infallible prophet, a mine of good advice others are foolish to ignore. Such people crave & demand immediate acceptance of their commands.
It may seem far-fetched, but in light of overwhelming belief of the Neocons that only they & their agenda can save the USA from constant danger from its many “enemies”, alongside Trump’s thuggish nature a US dictatorship is not inconceivable.
The present US elite are political crooks. Their potential for regime change interventions is unlimited. With others of this mindset in the Americas & Middle East their potential for egregious crimes against humanity are absolutely unlimited.
Will no authority of influence except Russia & China stand against them? Will the @EU & western MSM continued to watch one disastrous intervention after another by these criminals while continuing to sit on their hands with mouths closed?
We can only watch from the sidelines urging mass civil disobedience in the USA if the criminal plans & acts of these conscience-free political mafioso are to be thwarted. Otherwise the present threats will become very real global atrocities.