Behind the scenes of the NATO Summit
Anniversary summit in honor of the 70th anniversary of NATO in Watford near London is over, “an embarrassed whimper” (confused whimper), stated editor in chief of the American military portal Defense One ‘s Kevin Baron, annoyed at the refusal of Donald trump from participating in the press conference following the summit.
Technically, Donald trump crumpled his participation in the anniversary summit of NATO due to the fact that the canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel macron made fun of it during a reception at Buckingham Palace.
“The President hates the very idea that someone might laugh. He’s been using the formula “above us the whole world is laughing” for personal attacks on their predecessors”, – said the reporter “new York times” Maggie Haberman. “The anniversary summit of NATO undermined the position of the trump in the international arena, – said in an interview with FNC military analyst Hrachya Arzumanyan. – One of the basic tenets of foreign policy: no one dares to laugh at us and not respect us. However, in London over the trump/US laughed and openly expressed his contempt closest allies”.
Laughter laughter, and in the triangle macron – Erdogan – trump really had a disagreement about military actions of Turkey against the armed forces of the PKK undermining the efforts of France and Israel for creating a “regional public education in Kurdish interests “of the people’s protection Units” (YPG) and Kurdistan workers ‘party”, said the Agency “Anatolia”, the Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Makron expressed dissatisfaction inconsistent with the allies by Turkey’s actions in Syria. “Unfortunately, we have no unified definition of terrorism, – macron said at a press conference. I look at Turkey they are now fighting against those who fought shoulder to shoulder with us against [banned terrorist group] ISIS*. And in some cases they cooperate with those who are linked to ISIS. And this is a strategic issue! If we are going to discuss only about how much we pay, having no clear definitions regarding such a situation is not serious!”
Erdogan reacted harshly, stating to reporters: “If our friends in NATO will not take for the terrorists those terrorist organizations which we consider as such, and which are struggling, we are against any steps to be taken by NATO”.
The divergence of interests between European NATO members and the United States, which intensified with the arrival of trump, a considerably long time. Europeans disagree with Americans in the middle East peace strategy; the US is trying to capture the European gas market, while EU leaders Germany and France focused on the diversification of gas supplies. The EU needs a real “military sovereignty”, as stated by him in his sensational interview to the magazine “the Economist”.
Germany and France go on this way for a long time. For the past number of years is the integration of the military-industrial complexes of these countries, there has been talk about creating your own European army. The locomotive of the military-industrial Franco-German integration was the “the European aerospace and defense concern” (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, EADS), founded in July 2000 by the merger of the German company Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, French Aérospatiale-Matra and Spanish CASA (Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA).
In July 2016 the French public company Nexter Systems S. A. and the German company Kraus-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG (KMW) has created an “armored Airbus” – a holding company, which will specialize in the production of armoured vehicles and artillery weapons. The holding company was renamed KNDS (from KMW and Nexter Defense Systems). In 2019, talks about buying a stake in the equity of the KNDS of the giant German defense concern Rheinmetall, which can lead to the emergence of one of the most powerful world manufacturers of armored vehicles and artillery equipment.
In June of 2019 at the air show in Paris, the French defense company Dassault Aviation and Airbus presented to the governments of France and Germany joint project to create new generation of fighter aircraft, which will replace the French fighter Rafale and the German Eurofighter. To join the project of Spain. The French company Safran and the German MTU Aero Engines have agreed to jointly develop engine, new combat aircraft.
With the beginning of the century in European circles is circulating the idea of creating a single naval dockyard. The merger of one of the largest German industrial companies ThyssenKrupp and French shipbuilding company DCNS has repeatedly discussed between Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel.
The process of merging the leading defense companies of France and Germany, which are also involved advanced military-industrial complexes in Spain and Italy, far from over, but a departure from this line have been targeting military sovereignty powers “Carolingian core” of Europe will not. An outline of European fourth Reich.
How he will lead itself in the international arena? Russian military analyst Aleksandr Sobyanin said: “In the coming years will be a period of great and sincere friendship between Russia and Germany, but the Russian leadership about this one in the cloud does not hover. We have no right to withdraw from the stage of friendship and close cooperation with Germany, because it will be strategic crossbow Russia. In a hypothetical new Drang nach Osten to go a different Germany…”
And there is no reason either for joy or for alarm. To the emergence in Western Europe of a new fourth Reich Russia should just be ready.Vladimir Prokhvatilov