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From Wanderlust to Wanderangst

hasanhh

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WhiIe in the USA, Monday 29May17 is Memorial Day, in Europe, Sunday 28 May 2017 is a Memorable Day; the day German Chancellor Angela Merkel pronounced a new vision for Europe:

Europe First and an implied "Make Europe Great Again".  An equivalent to the Trump "America First" and "Make America Great Again"

While announced in a speech before a CDU [Christian Democrat Union] gathering in a tent, this is no circus from Bavaria. The European Union must now act primarily in its own interest without the UK because of Brexit and without the USA, Merkel proclaimed.  A new future that must be willing to accept Russia and -l think- by extension China's "Belt and Road".  http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article153130904.html entitled "Merkel: Europe must stay united in the face of ally uncertainty"; and, http://www.dw.com/en/merkel-europe-can-no-longer-rely-on-us-and-britian/a-39018097  The video will show the animosity, angst and acceptance associated with this new Europe First vision.

For an article with anti-Trump subtext, Chicago Tribune, 28May17, "Following Trump's trip, Merkel says Europe can't rely on U.S. anymore"; http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics Search title for article.

CNN 2353hrs 28May17 posted a video of Merkel's speech.

For a good quick background read, see:  https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/05/trump-nato-germany/528429/ 

To flesh-out the probable results of this Europe First vision in relation to the pipeline politics and objectives of our time, we can envision a Europe-Belt-and-Road (excluding the Ukraine and maybe also Turkey) and will include a Khoramshar-Karbala-with-or-without Kurds demarcation  line for the North, Central and East of Asia. This will be opposited by Eastern Mediterranean -Arabian axis in Southwest Asia. Countries positioned to make real money out of this are Poland and Belarus. The Baltic ports will also prosper.

So, another die is cast.

Looks like the World will return to a bipolar structure. The multipolar World as envisioned in the 1990s hasn't worked out.



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Meanwhile, around the planet, small European and UK armies serve merrily at the disposal of their Merican overlords as they all proudly serve under NATO and ruin humanity, stealing oil and resources and installing malicious puppets as they go.

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Wanderlust -that Germanic impulse to travel in new lands

Wanderangst -the anxiety about new frontiers and opportunities

Well, maybe there is not the Wanderangst  l have anticipated.

Factoid: China had bought a 10% stake in DeutscheBank --which has been in serious financial and regulatory problems.

From May 2017:  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-silkroad-africa-idUSKBN18A02I  -"China pledges $124 Billion for New Silk Road ... "

From Feb 2017:  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-trade-idUSKBN1622SO   Germany's trade with China is higher than with US and France

 

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is continuing to walk a diplomatic tightrope slung between the Russia + Belt-&-Road lndustrial Energy-Trade Exports pillar and the wooden tower of not antagonizing the US-Marcon-Ukraine-Minsk Agreements(anti-Russian Sanctions).

http://tass.com/world/953863  and  https://www.rt.com/news/39478-germany-russia-sanctions-nordstream/ 

Despite Russo-German disputes over Syria, http://www.dw.com/en/german-and-russian-foreign-ministers-trade-verbal-blows-over-assad-chemical-weapons/a-39466011 ; Russia sees Europe-and Germany in particular-as a source of Russian development, while Germany sees Russian energy and Belt-&-Road trade. For FM Gabriel's zero-based views (zero-based means the most basic fundamental perceptions) see http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-foreign-minister-sigmar-gabriel-u-s-is-damaging-itself-a-1151284.html 

Reading these and the Russo+German news for the month of June 2017, one can see the Wanderangst .

Note: RT.com is coming in at 404

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