Last September 11, I posted an essay that argued the refugee flows triggered by the aftermath of our interventions in the Middle East were mutating, whether by design or by accident, into grand strategic weapon of mass destruction. My argument was limited to the flows within the Middle East, but as I implied, they were also putting pressure on our allies in the European Union. Attached herewith is essay by Jonathan Marshall that expands on this latter issue. Indeed, this is the best analysis of the E.U.’s grand strategic problem that I have yet read. I am using the term “grand strategy” quite precisely. New readers can go to Criteria for a Sensible Grand Strategy to see what I mean when I use this term.
Exclusive: The E.U.’s crisis – with the post-World War II project to unify Europe spinning apart amid economic stress, refugees and terrorism – can be traced back to E.U./U.S. neo-imperial wars in the Arab world, says Jonathan Marshall.
By Jonathan Marshall, Consortium News, March 25, 2016
For starters, the EU’s intelligence system – and its future development – should not be bench-marked against a national intelligence system. The EU is a non-typical intelligence actor which has needs of its own and supports member states’ efforts in the security realm. In this it differs quite substantially from national intelligence systems. For example, the need for genuinely common analysis far outweighs the need for sharing highly sensitive information in the context of EU foreign policy. A common information basis allows for collective policymaking or, at least, increases the political price of resisting it.
The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.
George Soros has just declared war on America. With the Soros millions behind them, a brand new far Left anarchist group named after the Arab Spring hoax of a few years back, has vowed to set America on fire both figuratively and literally.