- Macron Knows for Europeans the ‘Problem’ Country is Not Russia But US (by George Galloway)
by George Galloway, https://www.rt.com/
‘The End Times of Western Hegemony’, I wish this were written by Macron although it might as well have been. He said exactly this after the G7 gathering which could be summed up in Shakespeare’s words as “much ado about nothing.”
Or to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, a story of the dog that didn’t bark, the shoes that didn’t drop. Most of the world’s biggest economies are not members of the G7, although Italy is albeit represented by a caretaker prime minister and now technically bankrupt (and in possession of enough French banking creditors to drown Macron and the whole French economy). China, India, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and of course Russia are not members and while some were willing to be patronized as “guests” others had more pride.
So, for example, the invisible issue of the US shredding of the INF and the siting of short-range nuclear missiles in Poland and Romania by NATO – though constituting a clear and present danger to the peace of the world – didn’t get a look-in. Similarly the trade-wars currently rocking the world economy could not be properly dealt with because of the absence of China and other targets of US sanctions.
All the more remarkable then that no sooner had the participants and guests departed France when President Macron made some of the most fateful remarks of his presidency. He castigated those who had “pushed Russia away,” those guilty of a “strategic mistake” of alienating Russia. Macron said the rise of China and Russia meant “we are living at the end of Western hegemony.”
And he described Russia as a “deeply European country.” Given that Russia is Europe’s biggest country, you may wonder why these obvious historical and geographical truths took so long to dawn on Macron and have not even yet dawned on his confreres.