The truth can be quite painful. Especially when it comes as a disappointment, therefore, when the end of a self-deception. So a self-delusion is killing the West. He speaks against all doubt, that the new US President will not be as bad as feared. That Donald Trump does not want to solve his country from the community of values, even if his Tweets sound mostly.
Because, the West is said to be self-courage: the erratic and uncontrolled the President around, there are plenty of "adults" who took care that nothing Bad happens.
It's been different.
Also defence Minister, Mattis didn't want to
With the Minister of defence, James Mattis of the last "adults" of the US government, returns to the back. He no longer wants to have his share of it, if the President allies, the proximity of the authoritarian Regime and decisions about war and peace single-handedly and on a whim, encounters, decisions of the General Mattis for basic stops is wrong and dangerous.
America is the end of 2018, a country that adopted the post-war order, in which it has since 1945, more or less willingly, always in a leadership role is taken, and for stability. Under Trump, the end is to be as he has said from the beginning.
The United States to withdraw into themselves. And, because the Europeans should not make too great illusions: Many Americans like it. You have had enough of the role as unloved by the world's policeman, of the coffins of their sons, daughters, wives and husbands, sent from the furthest corners of the earth.
What is Nato without the USA?
Alone in Afghanistan the US since the invasion army two months after 9/11, more than 2400 soldiers lost their lives – in a 17-year-long war, the today can justify a little more of a convincing.
Back in America remain former allies, the don't even know what's happening to them. The as abruptly on the night of failed attempts to mutually encourage one another. Europe needs to focus now more on their own Strengths, grow up, is to say it once more, so a Wake-up call could also have advantages. Can he determined.
What is Nato without the USA? The European army, to fill the large gap that would leave the Americans to fight, only on paper, but also for almost 70 years.
Too deep the turmoil within the country
The pain from the disappointment of the trump cal America will eventually soft. Then, when the result of a self-conscious and more EU would be, it would be a good message. To believe even if it falls when looking at the problems of individual EU member States, and especially the Brexit-unhinged the UK currently hard at it. The Alternative is to hope that the Era of Trump's over quickly, and America will then, again, quite "Old". However, this could be a deception.More about
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are Too deep, the turmoil within the country. The bitter dispute over the Shutdown, which gives a glimpse of what may happen if the Democrats in the house of representatives make up the majority shows just: under increasing pressure from the President, the cranky is still stubborn, still am. For the optimists, it is time to Wake-up.