EU has become 51st US state – lawmaker Mislav Kolakusic argued that the bloc’s foreign and defense policy has made it a US vassal


13 Jun, 2022

2022 年 6 月 13 日

Croatian MEP Mislav Kolakusic has lashed out at the EU’s foreign and defense policies, arguing that the bloc has become subservient to Washington. Kolakusic is an outspoken critic of the West’s anti-Russia sanctions and of Covid-19 restrictions.
Speaking in front of the EU Parliament last week, Kolakusic told his fellow parliamentarians that “EU foreign, defense, and security policy today can be described in just one sentence.”
“The European unx became the 51st federal state of the United States, but without the right to vote.”
Kolakusic has repeatedly criticized the EU’s policy toward Russia since the start of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine in February. That policy has seen members cut vital imports of Russian fossil fuels while hiking defense spending and imposing multiple rounds of sanctions on Russia, essentially shouldering the costs of Washington’s opposition to the Kremlin.

上周在歐盟議會面前發表講話時,科拉庫西奇告訴他的議員同僚們,“今天的歐盟外交、國防和安全政策可以用一句話來描述?!?br /> “歐盟已經成了美國的第 51 個州,但卻沒有投票權?!?br /> 自莫斯科于 2 月在烏克蘭開始軍事行動以來,科拉庫西奇一再批評歐盟對俄羅斯的政策。該政策迫使成員國削減對俄羅斯化石燃料的重要進口,同時增加國防開支并對俄羅斯實施多輪制裁,基本上承擔了華盛頓反對克里姆林宮的主要代價。

“We should ban the import of oil and gas from the United States, which has been in more military conflicts than any other country in Europe and perhaps the world in recent decades.It is an incredible lie and hypocrisy that the sanctions against Russia and a ban on imports of Russian oil and gas are sanctions against Russia. The sanctions are directed at 500 million citizens of the European unx and millions of citizens of the rest of Europe,” he claimed in May.

“我們應該禁止從美國進口石油和天然氣,近幾十年來,美國引發的軍事沖突比歐洲任何其他國家甚至世界上任何一個國家都多。對俄羅斯的制裁和對俄羅斯石油和天然氣的進口禁令并不能真正制裁俄羅斯,這是令人難以置信的謊言和虛偽。制裁針對的是歐盟的 5 億公民和歐洲其他國家的數百萬公民,”他在 5 月聲稱。

Kolakusic has also called world leaders in Europe and beyond “sociopaths and psychopaths” over their Covid-19 restrictions and called Canada a “quasi-liberal … dictatorship of the worst kind” to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face. Kolakusic has also condemned the bloc’s green energy policies, saying, “Declaring carbon dioxide and fossil fuels as enemies of the citizens of the European unx is complete madness,”.

科拉庫西奇還稱歐洲及其他地區的世界領導人因對 Covid-19疫情的限制而成為“反社會人格和精神病患者” ,并稱加拿大在總理賈斯汀·特魯多領導下是“最糟糕的準自由主義……獨裁政權”??评瓗煳髌孢€譴責了歐盟的綠色能源政策,稱“宣布二氧化碳和化石燃料為歐盟公民的敵人是完全的瘋狂” 。

Similar arguments concerning American domination of Europe have been made since the end of World War II. French President Charles de Gaulle railed against NATO, referring to the bloc as “a machine to disguise the stranglehold of America over Europe” and withdrawing France from its integrated command in 1966 in the name of reestablishing France’s “full exercise of sovereignty.”
More recently, current French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken of the need for Europe to strive for “strategic autonomy” and questioned the usefulness of NATO. However, in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine, Macron has publicly come out and called the US-led military bloc “indispensable,” and backed the EU’s sanctions on Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused European leaders of committing economic “suicide” by embargoing Russian fuel imports, arguing that they are acting against their interests “under pressure from their American overlord.”

自二戰結束以來,關于美國統治歐洲的類似論點也出現過。法國總統戴高樂抨擊北約,稱該集團是“美國偽裝好用以束縛歐洲的機器”,并在 1966 年以重建法國的“可充分行使的主權”的名義將法國從其北約指揮機構中撤出。
俄羅斯總統弗拉基米爾·普京指責歐洲領導人通過禁運俄羅斯燃料進口來實施經濟“自殺” ,稱他們“在美國霸主的壓力下”違背自己的利益行事。