Comments on: When the U.S. needs support, Europe pleads poverty Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 By: ed_martin Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:02:38 +0000 this illustrates the fecklessness of ‘europe’ as a polity

will efta accept our re-entry?

By: Calfri Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00:18 +0000 I mean, you have to be careful about evaluating everything based on polls. Average people might not care about Ukraine now, but if Russia rolls over Ukraine, then rolls over Moldova, the opinion polls will change. Obama cares too much about having the Europeans like him. He could do more to bring them along to defend Ukraine, but here as with Syria Obama sits back passively. He’s shown himself not to be up to the job. If Obama wanted to, for example, he could threaten to move U.S. troops out of Germany. Those troops are a holdover from a previous era, and they stay there kind of as a favor to Germany. There’s nothing that says they have to stay there. There is such a thing as incompetence, and I think with Obama that’s what we’re seeing.

By: smokeymtnblues Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:42:48 +0000 My opinion, but the US would more likely get more support from Poland and Ukraine, than any other country currently in the EU. Political correctness is ruling the day in Europe, while dependency on Russia and each other is slowly eliminating self-sufficiency within the member states.

By: breezinthru Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:23:52 +0000 Excerpt from the article: “No political figure or party has laid down a map of how national peoples who still see their own parliaments and politicians as the source of policies will be drawn into a multinational state that they believe in.”

The EU is an incomplete union; it’s banks and militaries continue to be primarily under the authority of the sovereign nations that comprise the EU.

Perhaps what is needed to further bind the nations of the EU into a federation is a compelling reason to do so, a common foe.

Perhaps what is happening in the Ukraine is Act I, Scene I in which the puppetmasters introduce a Russian bogeyman?

By: yurakm Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:03:35 +0000 “the European Union’s stated aim to integrate the continent into a single entity”.

Sounds as a kind of a modern imperialism. Or post-modern one, as some people name it.

Also, it is not well formulated, at least not in the article. What continent EU intends to integrate? The Eurasian continent – including China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc.?

More probably you meant not a continent, but Europe, which for historical and cultural reasons is considered a “part” of the World. However, in this case it should also include Russia, because 90% of Russian citizens live to the West of Ural mountains. Do you really believe that EU wants to integrate Russia into itself, giving their citizens voting rights an so on?