A rather interesting article was published recently in a Russian newspaper likening the relationship between the European Union and the United States as a abused wife syndrome.
Syndrome of an abused wife is – “a situation when a wife who is repeatedly abused by her husband but who returns to him no matter what anyone says or does. The relationship of the US and the EU is starting to acquire something of the same quality”, a London-based lawyer, Alexander Mercouris believes.
The article elaborates about one aspect of that abuse being perpetrated by the United States on the EU (and Russia in particular):
“Given the vital importance of this relationship to the economic wellbeing and future of the EU, one might have expected EU leaders to do everything in their power to keep the relationship in good order. That is what the EU electorates, to whom they are in theory responsible, have a right to expect. What has happened instead is that the EU leadership has wilfully sacrificed this relationship to serve US geopolitical goals in which the EU has no obvious material or political interest.
For reasons best known to itself, the US decided some time ago that it would treat Russia as an adversary. Accordingly, they have has relentlessly expanded NATO eastward, violating a promise given to Russia in 1990 that it would not do so. They have pulled out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and plan to set up an anti-missile system that is transparently targeted against Russia in eastern Europe. They orchestrated a vicious media campaign against Russia falsely representing it as a dictatorship. They have actively meddled in Russian domestic affairs, financing opposition groups against the Russian government and passing legislation that purports to penalise Russian officials for supposed human rights violations that are completely unsubstantiated. Last year on the eve of the Sochi Olympics, they promoted an entirely bogus campaign accusing Russia of persecuting homosexuals. They have actively supported violent anti-Russian policies by often extremist anti-Russian groups in Georgia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and the Caucasus.
The US’s purpose in conducting this campaign is not always clear but it seems to flow from the US’s inflated opinion of itself as the world’s “hyperpower” and “indispensable nation”. Russia, because of its independent policies has seemingly become an obstacle to these hegemonic goals.”
Follow the link to read more: http://en.ria.ru/…/European-Union-the-US-Endlessly-Abused-W…