Skip to comments.Time for Europe to fill US vacuum, says ex-Danish PM [Helle Thorning-Schmidt]
Posted on 06/11/2018 10:32:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Keep calm and carry on. In the wake of a disastrous G7 summit where US president Donald Trump all but broke off the Western alliance, the EU should stay cool and prepare to take over global leadership.
That is the message on Monday (11 June) by a former member of the EU leaders club, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.
The US is leaving a vacuum. And who should step in? For me, it is completely obvious, it is Europes time to step in, the former Danish prime minister said at an event in Brussels. Thats where our new next opportunity is, she said, describing Trumps course as a most massive wake-up call.
Thorning-Schmidt, who was presenting a report on What Europe can do to regain initiative, insisted that the EU should have a bigger engagement in the Middle East, and recommit to the Paris climate agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.
She also argued that the EU should take the leadership that we would get from nowhere else in regulating the information society.
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These Euro-trash dodos are really quite ignorant.
She’s out of her what little is left of her mind. ;^)
"That would cost money. We barely allocate money for NATO."
"Oh, well, nevermind".
It takes MONEY to do that. Where will they get the money now that the US piggy bank has closed up shop? They don't even pay for their own protection! (NATO)
Ahh, yes! I remember her. The Great Dane, acting like a flirty schoolgirl during Mandella’s memorial.
She has the right attitude here, though.
The rules of the game have been changed, and won’t be going back to the old ways anytime soon.
It;s not a vacuum. It’s what Europe should have been doing for the last 70+ years - taking care of itself!
Knock yourself out.
Well step right up and put your big girl panties on, Euoroweenies.
‘Bout time you bought your own lunch.
That’s something they can’t be trusted to do, what with being overrun by all those socialists. We ought to have rid them of the socialists at least, if we had not been overrun with them ourselves.
Yeah Europe...go ahead, take the lead on climate change. Send billions to $hitholes so that newer and better presidential palaces can be built. By all means, go bazonkazoids
Europe can start by paying its own way for the defense of Europe.
vacuum = empty wallet
Never give them what they want most. Especially since they are showing their true face now.
Note that they never complained when Obama was literally leaving a power vacuum.
That should tear them apart.
“the EU should stay cool and prepare to take over global leadership.”
If these fakers are going to “replace” the USA they can start by tripling defence spending.
The Danes let their country be run by the Nazis from 1940-1945. They barely put up any fight. They literally owe their freedom to the US, UK and Canada.
Europe has long tried to exercise "global leadership" by leveraging the might of the U.S. economy and military to do its dirty work--against Germany, against Russia, in Vietnam--but they turned on us in a heartbeat when it suited them. Now that the U.S. is asserting its own interests, the EU leaders who have been taking advantage of our generosity are acting like a teenager who's upset that they're now expected to pay for their own gas when they use the car.
Okay by me. When Europe starts another war I hope POTUS says we’ll sit this one out.
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