Former East German Stasi informant Angela Merkel’s Atlanticist hailed political career appears to be on its last legs. Leading members of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) led by her Interior Minister and the former Bavarian President Horst Seehofer are threatening to break up their decades-old coalition with Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). Seehofer is openly undermining Merkel by working with the conservative Austrian government to tighten restrictions on asylum seekers and with Italy’s new 5 Star-Lega Nord governing coalition, which is determined to turn back migrant boats in the Mediterranean.
Merkel’s reported downfall is coming after Trump defied her and the (post)Western G7 consensus, allegedly tossing Starburst candies at the ‘Chancellor of the World’ and mockingly telling Mutti with a jerkboy smile, “Don’t say I didn’t give you anything Angela”. The Starburst tossing story from Ian Bremmer could be #fakenews — much like the images Americans have been bombarded with in the last few days of mainstream media fanned outrage over children who, in all too many cases, were shipped by their parents across the U.S.-Mexico border with people smuggling coyotes rather than being cruelly ripped from their mothers arms to be placed in cages. But it makes the point to polarized Trump haters and #MAGA men alike, that it’s a new day.
The President appears to believe, with the glaring exception of Israel, the United States no longer has permanent allies, only (to paraphrase the late Lord Palmerston of the 19th century British Empire) abiding interests. Like red-pilled “men going their own way” in response to the long term decline in solid employment and the perceived raw deal of modern marriage, Uncle Sam led by Donald John Trump is going his own way. And that journey begins with, as many Russian observers have figured out inspired by the American alternative media, taking steps to shore up the dollar at the other nations’ expense, including through cannibalizing the greenback’s younger sister in the global reserve currency family, the euro.Read More