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European hypocrisy naked for all to see

Published Friday, March 7th, 2014

“We clearly face the greatest threat to European security since the end of the Cold War” the head of NATO tells us. The Crimean parliament has declared its secession from the Ukraine and loyalty to Russia. A referendum has been announced for March 16 to vote on Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation.

Otherwise all is well. Let the Paralympics begin as though nothing has happened. The US and EU do not want a war and do not want to make any military threats so that is a key option off the table. The EU is even wobbly on economic sanctions because of “interdependency” with Russia.

The US has been the subject of much scorn over the years for allowing its foreign policy to be dictated by a dependence on energy imports from the Middle East. Europe and particularly Germany now finds itself in the same position, except that for the Middle East read Russia.

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Posted by David Hufton