Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The European "Constitution" as American Plot, Part 2

"Art 1-41.3: Member States shall undertake progressively to improve their military capabilities."
Paris Metro, April 2005

For the background to this post, see "The European 'Constitution' as American Plot". The "U.E." on the bomb in the jaws of the death's head stands for "Union européenne": the European Union. The "U.S" stands for you know who.

Note that the paragraph of the proposed EU "constitutional treaty" [pdf file] to which the authors of this sticker make reference has no bearing upon the relations of the EU to the US, not even indirectly via the matter of EU member states' respective relations to NATO. The specific undertaking cited, moreover - namely, that to improve progressively military capabilities - would in any non-fevered condition seem rather to increase the ability of the EU to act independently of the United States. It is indeed precisely for this reason that it is advocated by many an anti-American partisan of the "constitution".