17.03.2019 Author: Phil Butler

Germany’s Merkel & France’s Macron Plan for EU Naval Air Power


German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the next step in consolidating the power of Germany’s Fourth Reich alongside Rothschild lackey Emmanuel Macron. Please excuse the strong accusatory tone here, but plans for an “EU Aircraft Carrier” make German-French aggression abundantly clear. With a goose-stepping EU Army led by Germany already in the works, these naval plans should remind us of the dark days of Hitler and World War II. Pay attention here.

Europe’s “Hard Power” to Come

ABC News reported on March 11th German Chancellor Angela Merkel is endorsing the development of a joint European aircraft carrier, as suggested by her party’s leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The news came as heightened plans for an EU Army go forward, and as France and Germany work on European combat aircraft for EU Air Force. Merkel said, “the next step could be to start on the symbolic project of building a common European aircraft carrier” to supposedly underline the EU’s global security role. But any naval historian or expert will tell you, aircraft carriers are offensive systems, weapons intended to project power. Let me illustrate by citing from the definitive resource on naval power, Jane’s Information Group (PDF) on the role of aircraft carriers today:

“The carrier and its embarked air group continue to offer a uniquely mobile, flexible, reconfigurable, and truly independent platform for sustained operations at reach. These advocates further claim that the carrier, through its ability to enable the projection of tactical air power independent of access, basing, and overflight rights endures as a ‘platform of necessity’ in an era of expeditionary operations where host-nation support may be unavailable or comes with significant political and/or military constraints and risks attached.”

The world’s definitive authority on weapons systems, Jane’s goes on to define the role of aircraft carriers as “political instruments by which to demonstrate diplomatic posture and military resolve.” But in a worst-case scenario, the carrier group is the key instrument of military conquest. So, Chancellors Merkel’s latest sorte into militarism is further assurance that the European block is embarking on a strategy of “hard power” to achieve EU goals. This POLITICO report supports my contention, so:

“Policymakers across the Continent finally agree that hard power — long viewed as antithetical to the EU’s raison d’être — is now essential to the bloc’s survival.”

Expansion as the Solution

But why is hard power essential to the EU’s survival? This is the question the average person will ask when confronted with this bizarre aggressive reality. The answers, though convoluted and obscured by media and think tanks in Washington, are not so difficult to understand.

The European Union is falling apart. A wonderful and idealistic union of peoples ended up a dark blot in history for millions of Europeans who once believed. This is so not because a unified Europe was a bad idea, but because a free and equal confederation was never the real reason for creating the block. The EU was envisioned and created for the sole purpose of making France and Germany victors of a silent war for power and profit. I will not go into the economic or political specifics for each country, but the fact Germany and France are the only nations who’ve substantially profited seems sufficient here. The fact these two nations profited at the expense of all the other nations is also unarguable. So, if we assume France and Germany have the most to win or lose from continued EU cohesion – stamping out EU tin soldiers, tanks, and aircraft carriers is a foolproof way of ensuring this. Merkel, Macron, and the people who control them MUST have the means to create EU cohesion – their financial mafia tactics have bled hundreds of millions of their legacy already. A visible police force, unified militarism against Russia or other mythical threats, commonality of fear must be amplified. This is reason-one.

Cohesion and control are important for the rulers of Macron’s and Merkel’s EU society, but the new EU militarism is aimed at a far more dangerous goal – that of energy and resource conquest. Europe is the most unsustainable continent in the world right now. There are no resources to fuel a population already sapped dry by the Germans, the French, Brits, Scandinavians, and American banksters. For those who would argue, allow me to prove out my point starting with this report from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) entitled “Europe must be sustainable – or it will simply not be.” In the report EESC President Luca Jahier encapsulates the problem for all of Europe with regard to getting to a sustainable footing for the future:

“The challenges we face today are numerous and unprecedented. The word we hear more and more is “urgency”. We need to act now. There is no time to lose. There is no plan B.”

Energy Dependence Wars

Such professions by bureaucrats and politicians always make me wonder, “What was wrong with a sense of urgency yesterday?” But the problem with Jahier’s and Brussels’ emergency alert is not timing. What the “experts” are failing to tell us all is that there is no way for Europe to sustain in any sense of the word unless resources arrive from distant shores. While Europe’s actuaries, bankers, and political puppets squabble over trade policies and so forth, the bitter reality is that society is almost totally oil and energy dependent. And Europe does not have any oil to speak of. In the halls of power in Paris, Brussels, and Berlin, the big brains have all hashed this out. They just don’t want public chaos and panic, so you don’t know about it.

I’ve discussed previously the coming effects of “Peak Oil” and the irreversible conflicts that will occur because of resource scarcity, but this 2010 report from Jacques Robert and Moritz Lennert supports my argument here. The researchers identified two distinct paths toward a European future past oil peaking, one of which is described in the following quote:

“The territorial impacts will be different from those suggested by the first scenario, with stronger pressure put on rural areas and a loss of attractiveness of large cities related to increasing unemployment and social tensions. In both scenarios, the countries of central and eastern Europe will be more severely hit by the new energy context.”

Even more disturbing than humankind’s dependence on oil and other fossil fuels for energy, is the fact that even food and medicine systems are dependent as well. I’ve no space to go into the totality of our dependence on the energy giants here, but the fact our leaders have known of the coming catastrophe is a damnable reality. Look at this report published by the American Geographical Society authored by Daniel A. Gomez-Ibanez entitled “Energy, Economics, and the Decline of Transhumance” from way back in 1977. Four decades ago this author, along with scores of other scientists, urged our leaders to make the agricultural transition from fossil fuel energy to solar power – unfortunately big energy could not make trillions from their oil wells this way. There’s no way to introduce the subject of a corporate controlled “food regime” running Europe’s food supply here, but the reader should understand that the globalist elites control every facet of European life and the peoples’ future. The problem is, their energy, political, and food regimes are failing – the lights will go out sooner or later. Then there will be war.

An EU Kriegsmarine

EU leaders, most notably Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, have called for creating an EU army. Meanwhile, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has asked for greater strategic integration, and has declared that “soft power alone is not powerful enough in an increasingly militarized world.” This is significant and ironic considering the Anglo-European have been the ones creating proxy wars and Arab Spring scenarios worldwide. Now, Merkel and Macron are in the last phases of creating what I call the “Fourth Reich,” which is has so far been less bloody than Hitler’s 3rd variation. Some will cringe at my insinuation here, but a French-German controlled European juggernaut only requires a short Napoleon shaking hands with a short Hitler to come into effect. The bottom line is, Russia has been cordoned off as an energy or food supplier by US-Europe sanctions and aggression. China and other Asian players have their own sustainability wars to fight. And America is into a kind of fascist isolationism of its own. The Europeans have nowhere to turn for the gas and electricity it takes to run society. And when I say “the Europeans,” I mean France and Germany primarily.

One way to look at the way the EU benefits the Germans and the French at the expense of other nations in the block is to look at energy consumed. Germany, for instance, consumed 20% of all the energy used for all purposes in the European Union. Merkel’s country consumes more than Greece, Spain, and Italy combined, for instance. As for France, Macron’s nation comes in second ahead of the UK by using more energy than Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, and Romania combined. And much of that energy goes into food production and the industries that provide life for the people of Europe. And there you have the catalyst for aggressive militarism of the kind projected with aircraft carriers of the EU Navy. If President Trump pulls the U.S. out of NATO, as an example, where will the strong military arm that subdues the Greeks, Romanians, Poles, and Turks come from?

For the sake of the world and for unwitting Europeans, I can only hope the new French-German aircraft carrier is as lame as past variants like Hitler’s ill-fated Graf Zeppelin, which never launched an aircraft.

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, he’s an author of the recent bestseller “Putin’s Praetorians” and other books. He writes exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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