In Response to Trump's Likely EU Ambassador's Euroskepticism and the Trump Executive Orders Restricting Muslim Country Nationals' Admittance to the U.S., EU Declares Cold War
“Donald Trump may be the leader of the free world now, but some European chiefs apparently are determined to not accept the staunch nationalist without a fight.
Jo Leinen, a member of the European Parliament representing Germany, rebuked the new U.S. president in a blistering statement Monday by encouraging his colleagues to reject the man expected to be named Trump’s ambassador to the European Union.
“The European Union should refuse to accede to the designated U.S. Ambassador Ted Malloch,” Leinen stated.
Theodore Roosevelt Malloch said if the E.U. follows Leinen’s advice, it would be a huge slap in the face to President Trump.
“What he’s basically saying is people of his political stripe should declare war,” Malloch said in an interview with WND. “That means they should work – it’s probably very unlikely – to try to have it such that the European Union does not accredit me when I’m nominated by Donald Trump. In other words, they would like such a political manifestation, basically spitting in Trump’s face and saying, ‘We don’t want your damn ambassador. Frankly, we don’t want any of your policies, Mr. Trump. Europe is going to do what it damn well pleases to do, and it’s not going to please you.’”
Malloch has not officially been named Trump’s ambassador to the E.U. The formal nomination would be made by Rex Tillerson, who has not yet been confirmed as Trump’s secretary of state.
Malloch, who served as a key adviser to Trump during the campaign, lays out the case for the new president in his new book, “Hired: An Insider’s Look at the Trump Victory.”
Leinen claimed Malloch had completely disqualified himself from the ambassador job by making “anti-E.U. statements.”
“We do not need an ambassador in Brussels who is dreaming of the end of the euro and wants to tame and conquer the E.U. like the former Soviet Union,” Leinen declared.
He was referring to an interview with the BBC in which Malloch said he would “short the euro” – take a market position that bets on the value of the currency failing – because he believes the single currency could collapse in the next 18 months. Leinen also referred to a BBC interview in which Malloch said, when asked why he wants to be U.S. ambassador to the E.U. when he is no fan of Brussels: “I had in a previous career a diplomatic post where I helped bring down the Soviet Union. So maybe there’s another union that needs a little taming.”
Malloch was alluding to his time as a deputy executive secretary in the United Nations from 1988 to 1992. In that role, he was heavily involved in analyzing the state of the Soviet Union and the myth of Soviet economic power.”
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The more relevant response came within days from EUrocrats Donald Tusk of Poland, Guy Verhofstadt of the Netherlands, and members of the EU's (basically powerless) parliament in Strasbourg jeering Trump's friend and surrogate Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party. Farage stood in Strasbourg to defend Trump's controversial executive orders restricting entry for nationals of seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia) effected by jihadist terrorism, against charges that the EOs were motivated by anti-Arab or anti-Muslim hatred. Farage didn't back down this week, accusing German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders of letting ISIS sympathizers and terrorists into their countries, while disdaining nation state democracy of the type that produced Donald Trump's vow to 'get tough' on migration.
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The rhetoric European Council President Donald Tusk of Poland used in a letter sent to the 27 EU heads of state may've generated headlines, but isn't shocking in light of what the Russia Analyst has noted in EU-taxpayer funded insults hurled at Trump as Putin's Siberian candidate before The Donald even took office. We're referring of course, to RogueMoney's series of articles covering the EU Stratcom East task force, nominally set up to fight 'Russian disinformation' instead turning its tweets on Trump and Breitbart News, the media organization formerly led by counselor to the president and current Time magazine cover man, Steve Bannon. EU bureaucrats aren't known for being particularly brave, and we strongly suspected at least some wink and nod approval of Czech ex-journalist Jakub Kalensky's smears of Alex Jones and Donald Trump as Russian propaganda assets if not agents came straight from the top of the Brussels bureaucracy:
“European Council President Donald Tusk has warned that “worrying declarations” from US President Donald Trump are among the challenges faced by the EU.
He said the change in Washington was part of an external threat that also included an assertive China, an aggressive Russia and radical Islam.
In a letter to 27 European leaders, Mr Tusk also said he believed most of them agreed with him.
Several statements from Washington have prompted alarm in Europe’s capitals. In his letter, issued ahead of an EU summit in Malta this week, Mr Tusk said the new US administration placed the EU in a “difficult situation” as it appeared to “put into question the last 70 years of American foreign policy”.
He concluded: “We cannot surrender to those who want to weaken or invalidate the Transatlantic bond, without which global order and peace cannot survive. We should remind our American friends of their own motto: United we stand, divided we fall.”
Donald Tusk doesn’t speak for European leaders. His role is to chair their debates and focus their minds on the biggest issues facing the EU. The way he always does that is by speaking bluntly.
What’s striking is that he’s added “worrying declarations by the new American administration” to his list of external challenges facing Europe. He does place it lowest, but in Donald Tusk’s view the EU is under pressure from all sides.
President Trump has alarmed some European leaders by raising questions about NATO
And now, he’s saying, the EU can no longer be sure of the support of its biggest ally too
Donald Trump has professed doubts about NATO, admiration for Russia’s Vladimir Putin and support for Brexit. He has also criticised German Chancellor Angela Merkel, particularly her welcoming policy towards refugees.”
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) February 2, 2017
The BBC and other state funded or legacy media outlets naturally, have omitted Mr. Kalensky and EU Stratcom's insults hurled at the Trump White House over the last few weeks in reporting the war of words. Nor have reporters caught on to the fact that perhaps Ted Malloch's words were, if not directly authorized by Bannon, then certainly inspired by the general disdain for Brussels and broad euroskepticism Trump's team have picked up from Nigel Farage, which appears to be mutual on the part of the EUrocrats. However, antecedents to team Trump and Malloch's indifference if not disdain for the EU date back to early 2001, when then retiring Sen. Phil Gramm and his wife Wendy hosting an ailing Baroness Margaret Thatcher's visit to see her Texan grandchildren and give a euroskeptic speech to a group that included Enron executives in Houston.
The other answer to the question of 'why are we seeing this spat now?' could be answered in one word: panic. Including over recognition that the proposed EU war on euro bills/cash is foundering on the rocks of reality, after the disastrous experiment with banning the most common bills in circulation in India.
Marine Le Pen, the arch scourge of the EU who has promised the French people a choice on Frexit from the euro zone, has taken the lead in presidential polling ahead of June's elections. That her bounce in the polls came after a conspicuous visit to Trump tower in which she officially did not meet the president elect of the United States, did not go unnoticed in Paris, Brussels or Berlin. Nor could the EUrocrats like the spitting image of his Wehrmacht officer grandfather Tusk or the whining, pathetic Belgian Verhofstadt have missed Le Pen's affirmation that in France people respect the results of elections, meaning no sympathy whatsoever for the failing Soros-funded Purple/Pink Colored Revolutions against Trump.
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Stepping back from the personalities and politics to the underlying economics, the UK Parliament confirmed this week the plebiscite of the British people to leave the European Union. Theresa May, in becoming the first world leader to visit the Trump White House, has broken the ice for other European nations such as the Hungarians or Italians to follow. Ted Malloch is championing a U.S.-UK free trade agreement in lockstep with his boss, freely admitting that the goal is not to supplant British trade with the geographically close Continent but to give London more leverage in negotiations with Brussels. This trend in turn, is linked to the hints London Paul dropped on the RogueMoney program recorded January 30, 2017 that certain British businesses are moving out of the overpriced real estate bubble of the City and to the northwest of London, closer to the British west coast.
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Could those moves be anticipating Albion maintaining its global role in trade as a pivot point between North America and the western terminus of the New Silk/One Belt One Road? Could the Anglophilia of team Trump, with the restoration of Sir Winston Churchill's bust to the Oval Office and the prominent unofficial adviser/surrogate role given to Nigel Farage by the White House, all be pointing toward the Anglo-American phoenix rising from the ashes of monetary meltdown in 2018, like a certain cover of The Economist magazine foretold way back in 1988?
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To the east, Russia is not merely observing these trends, but seeks to exploit the widening fissures in the supposedly united EU edifice that may soon collapse the entire EU post-modern imperial structure. Under the guidance of 'grey cardinals' like retired KGB/SVR Lt. Gen. Leonid Reshetnikov and his now former colleagues at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), the Kremlin is moving in to offer trade, (Chinese backed) credit for infrastructure and diplomatic prestige to the EU's dissident leaders such as former anti-Soviet activist Viktor Orban. Despite the lack of formal or direct coordination between the Russians and the now allegedly Bannon-led Nationalist Internationale, it's no wonder the EUrocrats now fear -- like their predecessors who failed in the last attempt to unite the Continent under Berlin's hegemony -- that they're fighting and losing a two front war.