have been well paid
for their vassalage to Washington,
they might now be finding it
an unworthy and uncomfortable burden.
By accommodating Israel
withdrawing from the multi-nation
Iran nuclear-nonproliferation agreement, U.S. President
Donald Trump might have brought
success to Putin's strategy.
...have objected to Trump's unilateral action.
Trump is of the opinion that the multi-nation agreement depends only on Washington. If Washington renounces the agreement, that is the end of the agreement. It doesn't matter what the other parties to the agreement want.
Consequently, Trump intends to reimpose the previous sanctions against doing business with Iran and to impose additional new sanctions.
If Britain, France, and Germany continue with the business contracts that have been made with Iran, Washington will sanction its vassal states as well and prohibit activities of British, French, and German companies in the U.S.
Clearly, Washington thinks that Europe's profits in the U.S. exceed what can be made in Iran and will fall in line with Washington's decision, as the vassal states have done in the past. And they might...
But this time there is a backlash. Whether it will go beyond strong words to a break with Washington remains to be seen.
Trump's neoconservative pro-Israel National Security Advisor John Bolton has ordered European companies to cancel their business deals in Iran. Trump's ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has ordered German companies to immediately wind down their business operations in Iran.
The bullying of Europe
and blatant U.S. disregard of European interests and sovereignty has
made Europe's long vassalage suddenly all too apparent and
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that Washington's leadership had failed and it was time for the EU to take over the leadership role and to,
Various French, German,
and British government ministers have echoed these sentiments.
The magazine declares that it is,
politicians have been well paid for their vassalage, they might now
be finding it an unworthy and uncomfortable burden.
Now it seems that perhaps
Trump himself has taught that lesson to the Europeans.
These attacks could be
stopped if Russia would provide Syria with the S-300 air defense
would call Israel off.
Now again in the wake of
Netanyahu's visit to Russia we hear from Putin's aide Vladimir
Kozhim that Russia is continuing to withhold modern air defenses
Nevertheless, for those
who do not see it this way, it makes Russia again look weak
and unwilling to defend an ally.
If it doesn't, he will
have to change his stance toward provocations or they will lead to