Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Mark Steyn on Europe

Steyn in a rather negative forecast about the future of Europe in general and reminding America to forget about help in international problems as the EU can't take care of itself let alone the problems of others.

Telegraph Opinion Atlanticist small talk is all that's left: "Nato will not be around circa 2015 - which is why the Americans are talking it up right now. An organisation that represents the fading residual military will of mostly post-military nations is marginally less harmful than the EU, which is the embodiment of their pacifist delusions. But, either way, there's not a lot to talk about. Try to imagine significant numbers of French, German or Belgian troops fighting alongside American forces anywhere the Yanks are likely to find themselves in the next decade or so: it's not going to happen.
America and Europe both face security threats. But the difference is America's are external, and require hard choices in tough neighbourhoods around the world, while the EU's are internal and, as they see it, unlikely to be lessened by the sight of European soldiers joining the Great Satan in liberating, say, Syria. "

Not positive but makes one appreciate how good things are here compared to Europe contrary to what some people believe.

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