Thursday, February 13, 2014

How Deep is the German-Anglo Tension

With all of the odd things going on near the heart of the eurasian land mass or Asian waters, it is easy to miss weird tension closer to home. Germany has voiced concerns or dismay with the USG. The USG definitely has a rougher look at the EU (proxy for Germany) with the Assistant Secretary of State saying "Fuck the EU" as a quick dismissal. Is there something deeper, and if so, is it something to watch for as the USG leviathan gasps for air and energy? Hate Russia is the rage right now, so this is sliding under the carpet. Since no American paper will discuss it, let's review the shenanigans here.

For starters, what could Germany be angry about? There is the NSA spying revelations. The US bankster rip offs. The FED refusing to return gold in a quick manner, and missing even their scheduled return tonnage. Germany is now openly questioning the official line, and even their papers are coming around to the conspiracy theory. There is also the German reluctance to bail out nations, whereas the US is always eager to bail out a far flung client. Libya, Syria and now the Ukraine brouhaha has the German's openly upset. There has been a spurt of banker's committing suicide or suffering odd deaths, including a Deutsche Bank AG mucky muck. The commitment of traders actually reveals that JPMorgan is long gold with Deutsche is short. Maybe Deutsche has been playing the suppression game to make returning physical easier for the US, UK and France, but to no avail. Maybe the Germans are tired of Uncle Sam's games and not playing along if they will not get their gold back.

While I previously wrote how the euro was an expriment to help wounded French and euro pride after decolonization, there was a legitimate reason for moving toward a euro. In the '70s, the US dollar crisis had huge secondary effects on Europe. It is not a coincidence that Sweden and France's post-war golden years came to a halt with the oil embargo, which was really a revolt by oil producers over the dollar's value and who would collect the most out of oil's value. That shock hurt Europe, and they probably vowed never again. A fully developed euro was their lifejacket to not be tied to the dollar and America. While foolish without political integration, the euro was a move to reclaim some sovereignty from the US. It has taken decades to create, and even in its creation, the American banking system has sabotaged it. German leaders might be viewing the late dollar stage as desperate and looking for an exit.

Germany is still a domesticated province of the American empire. Interests do not always align. If the periphery of the empire turns away and showdowns reveal cracks in enforcement, Germany would stand to gain by becoming the big gorilla of central and western Europe. If the Cold War fear was the US abandoning Europe to prevent nuclear strikes on American soil, how much anxiety should the Germans feel with an increasingly third world America possibly scrapping empire to clean up at home? I doubt Mexican illegals, Asian and sub-Saharan immigrants care for the intricacies of Europe. The disapproval is vocal and polite at the moment, but as the USG machine becoems more erratic and shows signs of weakness, the voice could become one of rebellion.


Toddy Cat said...

"becoems more erratic and shows signs of weakness"

The policies that USG is following are nuts, and the Krauts know it. Look for this split to quietly widen in the next few years. Our "allies" sense what's coming, and they do not wish to be shackled to either a madman or a corpse. Interesting times ahead.

Son of Brock Landers said...

There are no allies, only interests. I think that paraphrases Kissinger. Germany has to see their interests lie in shedding the USG hand of control.

GFC said...

It was friends, not allies, in the original quote. Also I think it predates Kissinger, and comes originally from a British statesman. Anyway, nothing would make me (as an American) happier than to see Europe cut themselves loose from the dead hand of Sam. American influence has been almost entirely baleful for the past several decades and if you care about Europe's survival as the cradle of European peoples, then the end of the American Empire, certainly its control over Europe, is necessary.

eah said...

I doubt Mexican illegals, Asian and sub-Saharan immigrants care for the intricacies of Europe.

More true of Israel, I would say - the not caring much about part. But the Jews pushing open borders and amnesty in the US don't seem too concerned about that. I guess they think their money will buy the policy they want, regardless of who's in charge.