Exit – Stage left?

July 15, 2014

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances; ”

As You Like It – William Shakespeare

Which leads nicely to a tweet yesterday – and geopolitical entrances and exits:

How else to put it?

Inaction once more, at a time that is clearly now or never with regard to sector sanctions and Russia, will remove any notion/delusion  the EU as an entity may have of its being a global player.  When seen to be going far beyond hesitant in its own backyard, it forces the perception of being simply weak, ineffective, and comprising of a lot of form but no substance when directly challenged.

Will the Member States of the EU so undermine it as an entity – regionally and globally – by failing to agree to act in its own backyard again?

Exit – Stage left, for the EU as a serious geopolitical player having been so directly and publicly challenged by The Kremlin?

It shouldn’t be a tough call to make by way of decisions that will be made – and that it is, already seriously undermines what the EU claims to be all about.

If – and probably when – the US acts alone, the EU can take its cue, having fluffed its lines, and shuffle quietly off the stage.


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