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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:29 PM

US Allies In Europe Have Literally No Idea Whats Going On With The Trump Administration

“It’s a wake-up call to European leaders that counting on America isn’t currently a smart policy,” one European intelligence official said after the sudden resignation of the US national security adviser.

BRUSSELS — Already concerned by the Trump administration’s erratic approach to the trans-Atlantic alliance, European security services have been shaken by the resignation of US national security adviser Michael Flynn over allegations he lied about his contacts with Russian diplomats, amid increasing concern that the new US administration is pursuing an uncomfortably close relationship with NATO’s foremost rival, Russia.

Flynn’s resignation Monday night immediately sent European officials into a frenzy of attempting to determine what the change of the president’s top national security adviser would mean as the Atlantic alliance has already been struggling with understanding how the new president will approach a litany of complex European situations from the expansion of NATO to the war against ISIS to concerns about an expansionist Russia.

“I was hoping you could tell me what the fuck is going on over there,” said one European Union intelligence official who, like the other officials contacted, declined to speak about such a diplomatically sensitive situation on the record.



“There’s no guide for handling this sort of situation, happening with such an important and powerful ally,” the official said. “If anything, it’s a wake-up call to European leaders that counting on America isn’t currently a smart policy. Of course this is exactly what Putin wants — to destabilize the Atlantic alliance — but I have to counsel my policymakers the best I can, and right now it’s ‘Prepare to handle some crises without US support.’”

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:32 PM

1. Join the club Europe

Because I don't have a clue either.

P.s. Barack and Joe get your ass back to work.

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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:33 PM

2. Neither do we.

' “I was hoping you could tell me what the fuck is going on over there,” said one European Union intelligence official.' Yeah, well, we wish we knew, too.

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Tue Feb 14, 2017, 06:34 PM

3. Have them call me. I'll tell them!!,

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