When LEAP launched the GEAB in January 2006 with the object of describing a “global systemic crisis” in the making, one of its aims was to help raise awareness amongst Europeans of the US’ weakness and of the opportunity which then existed to complete the continent’s independence process. This objective was not only motivated by a purely European interest, it was based on a strong prediction that we often repeated here: the transition of a Western centred world towards a multi-polar one would go very badly if Europe was unable to extricate itself from the Western camp in which a “hard-line America” shut it. Indeed, combined with Europe, this America had no further reason to question itself and could implement a pure power strategy to try and keep its global leadership.
Summary of this month’s publication :
2016, the year of India… and the last chance for an organized systemic global transition
China-the West divorce – China exits the Western-centred « international » system
Immigration : the third rogue wave shatters the EU ship as we have known it
Greece, a battle « won », but not the war
Investments, trends and recommendations (Corporate investments : the stock exchange or your life ? / Individual investors : solid, hard, tangible / Financial markets : The system’s heart is collapsing)
Our team has decided this month to make public the first part of the Perspectives called : “2016, the year of India… and the last chance for an organized systemic global transition”
American judo hold on Europe
We have thus begun to identify and analyze all the signals of Europe’s attempts to gain independence for almost 10 years. Sadly, despite some worthy genuine attempts, Europe didn’t sufficiently seize the opportunity of the half decade from 2008 to 2013 (in particular the choice of a black president to lead the US lulled it to sleep).
A weakened US needed Europe’s force to maintain its supremacy; the control of this force was there for the taking since the EU had “omitted” to do what was necessary to anchor its political legitimacy; and since the spot was already occupied, European “insouciance” did the rest. In 2014 the US put a true judo hold on Europe, turning European force against itself and blocking our continent.
Since the Ukrainian crisis and despite the relative “freezing” of the situation linked to the Euro-Russian Minsk agreements, the bad news on Europe piles up: non-resolution of the Greek crisis, disastrous elections in Poland, deployment of US troops on various parts of the continent, blocking of the Euro exchange rate at near parity with the dollar, disruptive waves of immigration, support of the anti-change political forces at the head of a completely disrupted UK, European inability to implement the measures imposed by the huge crisis, aggressive takeovers of the European economy’s flagships by US businesses, etc. The more the world frees itself of the US, the more the US hand tightens around the European neck.
Thus Europe finds itself dragged into the crazy strategy of a hard-line America: attack the multi-polar world from all directions… of which Europe was, of course, potentially iconic. Russia eliminated from