STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Juncker: Ukraine Confrontation Justifies EU Army
By Staff News & Analysis - March 09, 2015

Jean-Claude Juncker calls for EU army … European commission president says this military development would persuade Russia the bloc is serious about defending its values – UK Guardian

Dominant Social Theme: War, the health of the state.

Free-Market Analysis: The current Ukraine is the gift that keeps on giving from the standpoint of the expansion of state power.

As Russia is considerably demonized, the vast military-industrial complex of the West – including NATO and various standing armies – is invigorated. NATO is expanding in the area and the US just sent troops to the region.

It is predictable, therefore, that calls should come for an EU army, or should we say an "expanded" EU army, as the EU does have military units in place already.

Juncker is specific and clear. The EU would be much improved with a dedicated military force. More:

Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, told a German newspaper that having an army would solve the problem of the EU's foreign policy not being taken seriously.

… Juncker said such a move would help the EU to persuade Russia that it was serious about defending its values in the face of the threat posed by Moscow.

However, his proposal was immediately rejected by the British government, which said that there was "no prospect" of the UK agreeing to the creation of an EU army.

Juncker did seem to back off his statement a bit by saying that such a force would not be used "immediately." He gave the interview to Welt am Sonntag newspaper, and it was published on Sunday.

The article provides some background on Juncker, himself, "a longstanding advocate of an EU army. He justifies his stance based on additional efficiency and because an army would encourage further European integration."

He also pointed out that, "Such an army would help us design a common foreign and security policy."

British officials returned fire, stating that the government's position was clear: "Defence is a national – not an EU – responsibility and that there is no prospect of that position changing and no prospect of a European army."

According to the article, Geoffrey Van Orden, a Conservative MEP and a party spokesman on defence was even more emphatic. "This relentless drive towards a European army must stop. For Eurocrats every crisis is seen as an opportunity to further the EU's centralising objectives."

Orden apparently made other strong statements. The Guardian quotes him as saying, "EU's defence ambitions are detrimental to our national interest, to Nato, and to the close alliances that Britain has with many countries outside the EU – not least the United States, Gulf allies, and many Commonwealth countries."

Labour apparently reaffirmed that a standing European army was not in Britain's best interest. A Lib Dem spokesman said: "Having an EU army is not our position. We have never called for one."

These statements were not echoed in Germany, however. Ursula von der Leyen, the defence minister, reportedly said that, "our future as Europeans will one day be a European army." The paper quoted Norbert Röttgen, "head of the German parliament's foreign policy committee," as saying Juncker's remarks represented "a European vision whose time has come."

The predictable dialectic is taking place. On the one side Germany and the other Britain. It seems a little … neat. Once more the idea of an EU army is front-and-center – where it can be debated at length. This issue is not going to be retired any time soon, not if the Ukraine confrontation keeps heating up.

After Thoughts

The goal is a complete union, politically, militarily and economically. The military option is a good one because military mobilization inevitably involves economic and political issues as well. War accomplishes a number of agendas.

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  • Anyone who is not a regular Daily Bell reader needs to immediately read last weeks post “10 Reasons for Washington’s War Fever” by Ron Holland. The read “Neo Ukraine, Fighting the Spin” at Veterans Today and watch “All Wars Are Bankers Wars” on youtube. The ruling Demonic Warlords OWN the banks, the war industries, the puppet governments and the lap dog media that have perpetrated EVERY war for the last few centuries. Unfortunately, they planned in the late 19th century for there to be three world wars in the 20th century are were derailed by the unpredicted Fall of the Berlin Wall. They have restructured the dominoes and have set numerous trip wires for Putin. It is past time to throw these blood thirsty money changers from the temple.

  • Bolt Upright
    • gerry d welder

      Albert Pike to Mazzini, August 15, 1871: Three World Wars?

      Secret Societies

      10 Jan, 2015

      by Terry Melanson, Oct. 5th, 2010

      Or, how Michael Haupt said, that William Guy Carr said, that Cardinal Caro y Rodriguez of Santiago, Chile said, that The Cause of World Unrest said, that the confessed hoaxer Gabriel Jogand-Pagès aka Dr. Bataille aka Leo Taxil said about Albert Pike and Giuseppe Mazzini in Le diable au XIXe siècle, v. II, 1894, p. 605 (but actually pp. 594-606). Got it?

      Excerpt:

      Exactly what William Guy Carr was trying to pull, I’ll never know. If you’ve bared it until the end, perhaps you’re disappointed to have found nothing about a prediction of three world wars, Communism, Nazism and Zionist Illuminati – or anything of the sort. A search through the entire book, utilizing relevant word combinations, turns up nothing either. Instead, what it truly represents is the scurrilous fantasies, and militant anti-Catholicism of its author: the impostor Leo Taxil aka Dr. Bataille, who profited handsomely while having a million laughs at the expense of both Christians and Masons; who confessed that his entire corpus of anti-Masonic works – spanning twelve years and representing thousands of pages (including the translated excerpt above) – were a complete and utter fraud; a colossal yet ridiculously farcical hoax.

      It is enough having shown that the so-called Pike/Mazzini letter came from the Taxil hoax and to have provided a full translation of it. However, if the reader is so inclined, there are plenty of resources to become familiar with all facets of the Leo Taxil case in the above embedded links.

      Excerpt:

      Taxil, for his part, had admitted in typical form:

      “The public made me what I am; the arch-liar of the period,” confessed Taxil, “for when I first commenced to write against the Masons my object was amusement pure and simple. The crimes I laid at their door were so grotesque, so impossible, so widely exaggerated, I thought everybody would see the joke and give me credit for originating a new line of humor. But my readers wouldn’t have it so; they accepted my fables as gospel truth, and the more I lied for the purpose of showing that I lied, the more convinced became they that I was a paragon of veracity.”

      “One day when lecturing at Lille, I told my audience that I had just had an apparition of Nautilus, the most daring affront on human credulity I had so far risked. But my hearers never turned a hair. ‘Hear ye, the doctor has seen Nautulius,’ they said with admiring glances. Of course no one had a clear idea of who Nautilus was I didn’t myself but they assumed that he was a devil. Ah, the jolly evenings I spent with my fellow authors hatching out new plots, new, unheard of perversions of truth and logic, each trying to outdo the other in organized mystification. I thought I would kill myself laughing at some of the things proposed, but everything went; there is no limit to human stupidity.”

      Albert Pike to Mazzini, August 15, 1871: Three World Wars? | Terry …

      http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/Articles/Pike-Mazzini_Three-World-Wars.htm

      • Yes, thanks. We have read elsewhere the Pike letter is a hoax.

  • FreeOregon

    Demographics make it difficult for Germany to field an army. Too many old people. Not enough young cannon fodder. Of course this demographic brake also affects the US and Russia, though the US gets some offset from immigration and from following the Roman system of giving citizenship to foreigners who join the military and complete their service.

    So how do you get NATO with its nukes off of German soil?

    One thought – an EU army independent of or affiliated with NATO but not under NATO command. Remember, the French under deGaulle also remained independent.

  • Me Again

    This was as predictable as night following day. Why Juncker thinks that an EU army would be more effective than being in an alliance with the most militarily powerful force -at the moment- on the planet, is quite beyond the bounds of reasoned logic. As no doubt the Bell and everyone without blinkers and a blind fold can see, this is all about ever closer union………

    I do wish the EU countries could each have a referendum asking one simple question. Do you want a union that leads to there being just one country?

    They won’t allow any such thing of course in case the answer they get is no, and they’ll have to keep having referenda until such time as the people return the correct answer…….

  • Danny B

    Luxembourg,,, what a joke.

    Externally Held Debt in US Dollars

    Rank
    Country
    External Debt
    PerCapita
    %GDP

    1
    United States
    17,997,889,181,468
    58,437
    106

    2
    United Kingdom
    9,590,995,000,000
    160,158
    406

    3
    Germany
    5,546,869,000,000
    68720
    145

    4
    France
    5,750,152,000,000
    86317
    222

    5
    China
    3,000,000,000,000
    2220.57
    37.5

    6
    Japan
    2,861,488,000,000
    24000
    60

    7
    Netherlands
    2,526,895,000,000
    226503
    316

    8
    Luxembourg
    3,472,282,000,000
    3696467
    3443

    9
    Italy
    2,651,413,000,000
    43621
    124

    10
    Spain
    2,305,648,000,000
    52045
    167

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