Remember the good old days when the mainstream media used to always fret about all the allies the United States was allegedly losing under the leadership of former President Trump?
The days were the good old days, actually, as Trump didn’t meander about, repeatedly sputtering about nuclear war, Armageddon, and a number of other topics that President Biden apparently feels the need to make a centerpiece of his leadership “strategy.”
Unfortunately, the White House’s tactics have not aligned terribly effectively with the objectives of its allies, which has led to several EU officials to question whether or not the United States is still an ally in the way it once was.
The current conflict in Ukraine is an excellent example of such a situation, ss detailed by The Daily Mail.
Per one senior EU official, who spoke to Politico, the war in Ukraine has become quite lucrative for the American economy.
“The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the U.S. because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons,” the official remarked.
Meanwhile, Europe is suffering from a recession, with oil and gas prices especially affected.
“We are really at a historic juncture … America needs to realize that public opinion is shifting in many EU countries,” the official added.
Translation: Biden’s fixation on long-term conflict is hardly the most popular, preferred choice of Europeans.
Especially when they’re paying the most for it: After all, Europe has been routinely destabilized by refugees for year, courtesy of the globalists.
European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton crisply detailed how profitable the current conflict has been for the United States, which is another reason why public opinion is shifting across Europe
“The United States sells us its gas with a multiplier effect of four when it crosses the Atlantic,” Breton remarked crisply.
On its part, the United States largely eschewed Europe’s concerns as evidenced by statements from a National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson.
“The rise in gas prices in Europe is caused by Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and Putin’s energy war against Europe, period,” the spokesperson sniffed.
Now it’s “an energy war.” Not to mention a war that the United States clearly does not seem interested in stopping.
Humorously, EU officials also blasted Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the typically illogical “spend to prosperity” axiom. Advocated by the Democrats.
As discovered by Europe, the various “green” requirements also pose major issues for their own companies, leading one official to question, “the Inflation Reduction Act has changed everything … Is Washington still our ally or not?”
Multiple individuals also went on the record with regards to American antics, including David Kleimann of the Bruegel think tank in Brussels.
“The Europeans are discernibly frustrated about the lack of prior information and consultation,” Kleimann asserted
Tonino Picula, a member of the European Parliament for Croatia, also noted that the United States does not appear to care terribly about its allies at this moment in time either.
“The U.S. is following a domestic agenda, which is regrettably protectionist and discriminates against U.S. allies,” Picula huffed.
The current sanctions that Biden has demanded, sanctions that have significantly affected Europe’s economy, sting even more intensely as the continent moves towards a cold winter.
A winter made all the colder by the questionable actions taken by the White House towards its alleged allies.
Allies from whom the White House is richly profiting.
“It’s not good, in terms of optics, to give the impression that your best ally is actually making huge profits out of your troubles,” an EU official intoned.
It’s also not good in terms of maintaining vital friendships in an increasingly complex geopolitical landscape …
Author: Ofelia Thornton