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The Future Of The EU In The Wake Of Trump’s Betrayal

Posted by BFP Staff on Jul 21, 2018 at 08:15 PM

Independently from the US, the EU ought to strengthen its military capability and acquire credible deterrence against Russia.


By Alon Ben-Meir
Artwork by Michael Anderson and Sam Ben-Meir
My visit to Brussels last week during the NATO annual conference was nothing short of bewildering and dismaying. Trump’s rampage against our most trusted and faithful allies sent shivers throughout the city, especially in the halls of the European Parliament where I spent considerable time talking to officials from different countries. They, and just about every other person I spoke with, were shocked to see and hear the President of the United States berating our closest allies, especially Chancellor Merkel of Germany and Britain’s Prime Minister May. He treated them as if they were junior business partners who failed to pay their dues while reaping much of the profits. Trump’s rage against them was appalling, displaying a complete lack of decency if not outright hostility.

 

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