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French politicians: US trying to start war in Europe

[This article is formed belatedly from excerpts in two RT reports that are a few months old, but it may be of interest to people concerned about US activities in Europe.] Former French Prime minister Francois Fillon, told the public broadcaster France 5 in February that the United States was attempting to “unleash a war in Europe, which would end in catastrophe.” He added that once a war broke out, the US would attempt to distance itself from it. “Total war caused [by the] Ukrainian conflict is absolutely unacceptable. And really there is no reason for it," he said. Fillon accused the US of suffering from “blindness” and an oversimplified approach to reality, which saw them constantly attempting to “solve all problems by force.”

He further said Washington was always attempting to force others to join its camp, a mistaken approach given that a country like Ukraine has ties to both Europe and Russia.

"The Americans have made one mistake after another and today they have simply been discredited,” said Fillon.

He added that attempting to punish Russia with sanctions was like trying to intimidate a bear with a pin prick. He further commended recent efforts by French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open a dialogue with Moscow.

“The West is trying to imagine today Russia as a threat to the whole world, while deliberately forgetting that Russia is a large and truly a great country, not to mention a nuclear power,” he said.

“Humiliating Russia is simply unacceptable.”

Also on Saturday, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that Europe was part of “a common civilization with Russia,” saying they needed to avoid conflict on the continent.

“The interests of the Americans with the Russians are not the interests of Europe and Russia,” he said, adding that “we do not want the revival of a Cold War between Europe and Russia.

"Crimea cannot be blamed for seceding from Ukraine – a country in turmoil – and choosing to join Russia, said former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. He also added that Ukraine “is not destined to join the EU.”" Source:

On the same day, Marine Le Pen said that "European capitals do not have the wisdom to refuse to be dependent on US positions on Ukraine."

"Regarding Ukraine, we behave like American lackeys," she said, before warning that “the aim of the Americans is to start a war in Europe to push NATO to the Russian border."

She went on to accuse European leaders of turning a blind eye to the Ukrainian government’s “bombing of civilians,” adding that both those in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine believed the country should be federalized.

Le Pen has regularly criticized the EU for its policy on Ukraine and its alleged lack of independence from Washington.

In September 2014, she told Le Monde that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine is “all the European Union’s fault,” saying Brussels had “blackmailed the country to choose between Europe and Russia.”

In June, she similarly told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze that there were “no independent states left in Europe,” saying many of their foreign policy mistakes in recent times had been made “under Washington’s influence.”

Source: Crisis in Ukraine is ‘all EU’s fault’ – France’s Marine Le Pen

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"Former French Prime minister Francois Fillon, told the public broadcaster France 5 in February that the United States was attempting to “unleash a war in Europe, which would end in catastrophe.”

The United States has continually instigated wars and conflicts in South America. It started in 1856 when the U.S., fulfilling the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, goes to war with Mexico and ends up with a third of Mexico's territory.

In 1984 the U.S. spent $10 million to orchestrate elections in El Salvador-- something of a farce, since left-wing parties are under heavy repression, and the military has already declared that it will not answer to the elected president. In 1989 the U.S. invaded Panama to dislodge CIA's Manuel Noriega, an event which marks the evolution of the U.S.'s favorite excuse from Communism to drugs. The U.S. battles global Communism by extending most-favored-nation trading status for China, and tightening the trade embargo on Castro's Cuba.

There's a whole list here:
History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America

The conquest of the Americas is probably the greatest act of foreign intervention in history. Millions died, entire peoples and cultures were wiped out, and the wealth gained in the New World propelled Spain and Portugal into golden ages.

The alleged support by the United States of wealthy landowners, business leaders, and their organizations tied to the violent uprising in eastern Bolivia has led U.S. Ambassador Philip Goldberg's expulsion from La Paz 2008. Now, they are standing up against the US!
Bolivian President Evo Morales said earlier this year that Latin America is more united than ever against the policies that the United States government is intending to impose on the region.

Evo Morales: Latin America Stands United Against US Aggression (17/3/15) | TeleSUR . If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article.

The United States must modify its actions, otherwise, Morales said, the countries of the region will most certainly defend their sovereignty, according to Prensa Latina.

In 2006, Bolivia inaugurated as president Evo Morales, a coca union leader who was critical of what he termed "neo-liberal" economic policies. Relations with the United States deteriorated as the Bolivian Government began to dismantle vital elements of the relationship. In 2008, the government expelled the U.S. Ambassador and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration from the country. Morales won re-election in 2009, and his government expelled the U.S. Agency for International Development in 2013. Morales is seeking re-lection to a third term in October 2014.

Morales’s enduring popularity is a result of his extraordinary socio-economic reforms, which – according to the New York Times – have transformed Bolivia from an “economic basket case” into a country that receives praise from such unlikely contenders as the World Bank and the IMF. As Morales uses his third term, it’s clear that what he’s done already has been remarkable. He has defied the conventional wisdom that says leftwing policies damage economic growth. For the second time in 2014Bolivia is privileged to be the economy with the best growth in the region, others have been more affected by the international crisis and have had weaker growth.

In the event of a US invasion of Venezuela, Bolivia would side with Venezuela. So said Bolvia’s president Morales during an emergency session of ALBA, and called on other Latin American heads of state to draw closer together.

Bolivia’s president Evo Morales warned that the USA would pay a high price for any act of aggression against Venezuela. He also called on US President Barack Obama to apologize for the recent announcement that Venezuela presented a threat to the national security of the USA.

Morales: "Bolivia Ready for War with US"

No doubt the United States would like to open borders in Europe would unleash opportunities for open markets and domination of resources, and control