EU Leaders Oblivious to Rejection of Their Narrative
Although support for NATO’s war against Russia is fast dwindling in the West among those who have seen through the propaganda, European Union leaders have either not yet realized the shift, or just decided to ignore it. Take the informal meeting of EU defense ministers on March 7-8, who discussed how to keep the conflict going. To demonstrate the symbiosis between the EU and NATO, Jens Stoltenberg attended the meeting, as did Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov.
On the agenda was the requisition of two billion euros more for military supplies, mainly ammunition. Their scheme is to have 15 armament firms produce the ammunition, whatever the difficulties….
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell is known for being totally out of touch with reality (remember his remark about Europe being a “garden”, and the rest of the world a “jungle”?). On this occasion, he argued that the member states should first of all just deplete their national stockpiles of weapons and send them to Ukraine, since they are not at war, and don’t need them. “I don’t see the danger…. Why is it dangerous?”, he asked.
To refill them, he advised the national representatives to just maintain “a war mentality,” and then they will find a way to produce. The infamous “military-industrial complex” is more than willing to oblige – provided the funds pour in.
On the other hand, the growing revolt against the EU policy has been recognized by the former head of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger, a hard-core Atlanticist. In a guest column in the March 12 Tagesspiegel, he urged the West to at least pretend to promote a “peace process” in Ukraine in order to counter the anti-war sentiment (cf. below). Of course, he explains, we can’t demand that Ukraine go to the negotiating table now, but “in addition to arms deliveries and financial support, we must offer perspectives to the growing chorus of criticism” in the United States and Europe.
“It is high time for us to set a peace process for Ukraine in motion. The West – including the German government – leaves itself needlessly open for attack from the Wagenknechts, Schwarzers and Prechts when, in response to the understandable question about a peace initiative, the stereotype answer keeps coming back that the conditions for negotiations are not in place for the time being.”