RT: Europe slouching towards anxiety & war, by Pepe Escobar

Well written, intelligent and chilling; Pepe Escobar’s observations on the current situations facing Europe – published on the always informative Russia Today website – provides us with an insight as to the situations affecting a continent – a continent fracturing apart on a daily basis. A continent that will be caught up in the midst of the most dangerous chess game facing mankind, certainly in the life cycle of this civilisation. And a change that arguably is already underway…
… thank you to Jean Haines of the ever-incredible 2012-What’s The Real Truth site for sharing this article with us.

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Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia.

Published time: February 01, 2015 03:39

Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis

Reuters / Alkis Konstantinidis

Europe, which the EU is supposed to represent, is fighting a double war that could ravage it beyond recognition – against Greece within its own borders, and against Russia in Ukraine.

An exhibition in Rome could not – inadvertently – be more graphic in defining the zeitgeist: “The Age of Anxiety – from Commodus to Diocletian.” Well, Roman emperors could barely imagine it would get much worse under the EU.

The tantalizingly tense face-off between Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem and new Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has set up the battlefield; the EU won’t accept a “unilateral” Greece, and Greece won’t accept a bailout extension or…

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