Dithering To Disaster

Why Europe continues to fail to take action to protect itself against Russia

Allan Milne Lees

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Europe’s future. Image credit: CNN

We’ve just had the latest Munich Security Conference occur at the same time Alexey Navalny was murdered by Putin’s goons in one of Russia’s gulags and Russian forces finally stormed the town of Avdiivka thanks to US Republican actions in blocking all aid to Ukraine. Meanwhile the sniveling moron Trump is now on record as saying to his adoring mindless worshippers with regard to NATO allies, “No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them (Russian forces) to do whatever the hell they want.”

Given Europe’s total inability to defend itself and given the USA’s terminal dysfunction and inexorable slide into fascist dictatorship, and given Putin’s stated intent to re-create the old Russian Empire by reconquering Romania, Poland, Finland, Sweden, the Baltic states, and at least half of Germany, you’d think European leaders at the MSC would recognize that the hour is late and the threat is overwhelming and therefore they would act decisively in an attempt to create some kind of European defensive capability.

But if you thought any of that, you’d be wrong.

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Allan Milne Lees

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