Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Today, we have to get rid of the notion that the US military protects us in any way. All it does is create, inflame and perpetuate enemies on our doorstep, ie it actively endangers us.

Looked at on a purely military basis, could the EU prevail, without any US involvement, in any conceivable conflict with Russia? If that be the case, why do you put up with NATO?  Are your leaders under some evil spell?  Or is it that you are so fragmented that this power cannot be effectively brought to bear?  Is adequacy of European military power the general perception of the European population?  How is it that Europe does not more effectively thwart insane US activities that are detrimental to your own interests?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 16th, 2008 at 07:22:23 PM EST
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