COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY NATALIE NOUGAYREDE IN THE GUARDIAN
Response to another reader’s comment:
Merkel is indeed a disaster.
Across the board, in every major area of policy.
And the main reason for that is that she is a slavish follower of American policy, exactly as is Natalie Nougayrède in her own way.
And American policy today is the most destructive by any major power in many decades, indeed, since the pre-WWII world.
America’s establishment feels things slipping away, and it reacts by being hyper-aggressive, trying to secure their control of affairs.
The world is unquestionably moving towards a multi-polar reality, and the American establishment – which had after WWII the world as its oyster, so to speak – does not want to accept the growing new reality of its relative diminishment.
That is the basis of the ghastly policies which have given us 15 years of Neocon Wars as America’s establishment seeks to hold onto “full-spectrum dominance” everywhere that counts.
Weak leaders in Europe – Merkel, Hollande, Sarkozy, Cameron, Blair – have greatly assisted in this effort.
I almost think Merkel still thinks as an old East German, fearful of Soviet power and eternally grateful to the United States for being there. She is utterly blind to what America does today, accepting, for example, with never a whimper of opposition horrible things like America’s proxy war in Syria.
And to show she actually has a kind heart, she accepts the floods of refugees created by the very policy she has accepted. It might all have been prevented by a real statesman standing up to the United States years ago.