June 29, 2019
It’s actually quite easy for the EU and individual European countries to buck the US agenda now that Mr. Racist Cheeto Hitler is in power.
This may be their golden opportunity to wrest themselves out from America’s thumb.
If this comes to pass, then all I have to say is that God works in mysterious ways. He gives us hope with the Trump presidency only to dash all of our expectations, but then offers the complete collapse of ZOG hegemony as like a runner-up prize.
The European financial settlement mechanism (INSTEX), aimed at circumventing US sanctions against Iran, is working and transactions are already happening, according to Iran’s JCPOA envoy.
The payments mechanism was established by the European Union to keep trading with Tehran despite US sanctions in order to keep the nuclear deal with Iran alive.
The US re-imposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic following Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
On Friday, seven EU countries said in a joint statement they are working with Britain, France, and Germany on establishing trade channels to Iran, including “one of the foremost of these initiatives” – the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX).
Now, how are they going to square this with Trump’s pledge to sanction any country that does business with Iran?
The man explicitly said, “no exception.”
Methinks that we’re headed for a showdown here. But before we get too optimistic, this is still not a total workaround. It’s only the beginning of a workaround and it’s not like the EU is a monolith that is hellbent on doing deals with Iran. There are lots of pro-Washington shills in power and they’re a powerful faction. Europe has plenty of comprador elites that tolerate the total domination of their policies by the US.
Still, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Reich clearance sale is coming to an end. Europe can stand on its own feet and it is tentatively taking the necessary steps to take back some of its autonomy.
Trump and the neocons may do some good yet as backlash and blowback to their actions galvanizes other countries into breaking away from batshit crazy Evangelical-Boomer-Jew-Saudi hegemony!