The United States is a gung-ho supporter of a genocide that it created. (Click on those links, for the verification of these shocking facts -- shocking only because they're covered up by our 'press.') Why does Europe tolerate this, and even participate in it? But, they do.
On November 14th, France missed the second deadline for them to supply to Russia the Mistral helicopter-carrier ship that Russia had already paid for in full, and which had been built to Russian specifications, not suitable for use by NATO.
Back on 14 May 2014, Michael R. Gordon -- one of the New York Times 'reporters' (more-realistically: stenographers for the U.S. Administration) who had 'reported' back in 2002 about how horrific were the WMD or Weapons of Mass Destruction that Saddam Hussein was building up, but which actually didn't exist except in the Administration's disinformation-agencies -- headlined in that propaganda-outlet for the U.S. Government (propagandistically calling itself a 'news'paper), "France's Sale of 2 Ships to Russians Is Ill-Advised, U.S. Warns," and he lambasted the dastardly purveyor of what U.S. nationalists had contemptuously called "freedom fries"; he opened his 'news report' as the stenographer to power that he and his newspaper are, with: "In a closed-door meeting in February 2010, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates urged his French counterpart not to proceed with the sale of two amphibious assault ships to Russia because it 'would send the wrong message to Russia and to our allies in Central and East Europe.'" In other words: Russia is the enemy; don't deal with them in any other way.
Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post, headlined the next day disdainfully, "Europe goes its own way," and she opened, "France's attempt to sell warships to Russia is both a 'sell the rope to hang themselves' moment and a comment on U.S. stature these days." She lied: Russia isn't France's enemy; the U.S. has become that. And France wasn't in any "attempt to sell warships to Russia"; those warships had already been sold and built and paid for, but Washington was turning the screws on their 'friend' France, to induce them not to deliver what had already been sold and manufactured.
For America's fascists, and even for our racist-fascists or "nazis," the Cold War has never ended, not even when the Soviet Union did and when Marxist economics became rejected everywhere but in Cuba and North Korea. Apparently, the Cold War was never really about communism, if one believes these fascists; it was about destroying Russia. For them, it has actually been just a marketing plan for U.S.-made weapons. Now that Russia is a democracy -- perhaps more so than the U.S. now is -- the old hatred still burns like hot coals in the black hearts of Barack Obama, Republicans, and all other far-rightist, pro-oligarchic, U.S. politicians, who serve the people at Raytheon Corporation and Lockheed-Martin, and other producers for NATO, the Western arms-buying club.
Gutless France isn't telling Uncle Sam to shove off about that, but is instead setting itself up to pay a very heavy price for today's peddler of genocide, the U.S. You don't see this fact -- or this, or even this -- reported in the New York Times, or the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal. Those facts come from 'the enemy.'
I am a European-American who is outraged that my country has taken up what had been one of Hitler's big objectives, of destroying and subjugating Russians, and that Europe is participating in this moral degradation of America, all for the benefit of an all-too-powerful group of U.S. and a few cooperating European oligarchs, who think that their blood is not on the line if this produces a nuclear war against Russia. But their gated communities and frost-windowed limousines won't protect even them from the viciousness of the hatreds and psychopathies that they harbor, if they succeed at prostituting 'democracy' in this way.
America needs a real press, not an aristocratically controlled 'news-media,' that are constantly for sale to the highest bidder, whomever can put up the advertising bucks to buy the 'news reporting' and 'editorial opinions,' that shape 'democracy.'
Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of They're Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of CHRIST'S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.