Due to the present foreign policy of Germany the European Union is playing only a marginal role in world’s affairs these days.
Germany assumed the sole leadership of the entire Union ripping all the economic and political gains (kind of like during the times of Bismarck), but with the benefit of saving on protection costs.
The current rapprochement with the Russian Federation, domination over France, marginalization of Italy and building up of opposition to the US are the new trends of German politics.
It is a testimony that Germany are treating the whole European Union solely as a vehicle to realize its potential. This situation however is not a new phenomenon and has been in existence in the past as well, but now one can see it with their own eyes.
You don’t have to be an expert in geopolitics, or posses knowledge of details or secrets to realize that Germany is systematically pursuing their own policy geared towards their own interests, goals and gains. The European Union and NATO are only the tools to achieve the end, with the distinction that the EU empowers them and NATO significantly restricts them.
Please take a note, that while there is still talk about Nord Stream 1 and 2 in Poland and Europe at least in the context of political consequences of this enormous investment, there is no talk about the movement of NATO installations eastwards.
The later is a Tabu, because this is a first step towards Germany’s liberation from under the US boot, which is progressing ever since WW2. What is more, US nuclear weapons and American army on polish territory would mean that a wedge has been put between Germany and Russia. As a consequence Germany would not be able to easily switch to policy hardcore when the current approach of soft power towards the buffer zone becomes ineffective.
The transition would be very costly for us, and that is why the current situation is so dangerous. Becasue the EU is becoming a negative diffusion and a system that forbids or imposes its will on Poland, and not a support system.
Thus NATO without Germany’s guarantees is a fiction and a trap in case of a potential conflict with the Russian Federation.
Presently their politics is conflicting with ours. It is not even about the way that PIS governs, but about fundamental and principal security matters and a way of conducting relation on the continent. The sanctions against Russia proved to be a farce. The reversed sanctions hit predominantly the eastern nations, because they had close trade relation with the Federation. Germany still pumps up Russian oil and the big German industry finds ways to conduct business as before.
From Germany’s point of view, they could care less is some turbines end up in Crimea or Siberia. It is purely about numbers and profits. One can only congratulate them on their business acumen and a pragmatic approach. But in this case it is not only about the turbines themselves, but a strategic bond between the Federation and Germany and it will be a priority for Germany as long as the era of Hydrocarbons lasts.
Germany subordinated their interests the whole Europe in including Poland. We are dependent on them economically and politically on a scale hard to imagine and without any prospect for getting independent in ear the near future.
Thus staying in the EU and NATO we will believe that we are blocking Russo-German relations with the support of USA, but with full economic dependence from Berlin, this is a joke. It can be said that this is a strong and most fitting summary of any attempts to conduct para-jagielonian policy by Warsaw.
Realistically we must be pessimistic when it comes to Russo-German relations in which Poland appears to be problem. German actions in the realm of economics, security as well as newest soft power approach
are calculated for the possibilities of reset with Poland, in which Germany will not be obligated to help us, the way did did before over the course of history.
We are dealing with the same old problem and not possible to be resolved without radical change in reality as to how to survive with Germany on one side and Russia on the other. And we are not even talking about benefits
or progress any more. The policies of our governments governing over the last 25 years, led to the condition we are currently in, putting us in real danger that can have catastrophic consequences for the nation.
Having the above in mind, we can not let the idea of being part of the EU trample our own interests, in spite of the fact that being a part of the EU has its benefits as oppose to being a subject of the typical German Mitteleuropa policy.
Translated by Kanadier from original text written by Krakauer on August 16, 2017. Source: [link]