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George Soros: EU Facing Existential Threat from Enemies [VIDEO]

Written by Joe Scudder

Claiming that a governing entity has enemies who represent an existential threat is war talk.

If “hostile powers” are causing an “existential crisis” in the E.U., then these powers are an existential threat to it. George Soros, by using such rhetoric, is laying the groundwork for conflict and war, whether he wants that or not. Accusing nations of being existential treats justifies taking armed action against them.

Even worse, the hostility that Soros described is within the E.U. more than it is without. Most Americans don’t care if the E.U. exists or not. They’re only against it when the people of the member nations want their freedom—like when the Brits voted for Brexit.

According to CNBC, “Soros says the European Union is now in an existential crisis, surrounded by hostile powers.

Soros said Europe needs to overcome the current “existential crisis” by fighting together against the rise of anti-European sentiment, xenophobic feelings and surrounding “hostile powers.”

“Putin’s Russia, Erdogan’s Turkey, Sisi’s Egypt and the America that Trump would like to create if he could, but can’t,” the U.S. financier added when talking about hostile powers.

He called for an update of European treaties to make the EU work better and allow a “multitrack” bloc where countries would have a wider variety of choices when it comes to integration.

European politicians should not get distracted with the upcoming EU exit negotiations with the U.K. and continue their work to regain the trust of EU citizens, Soros told the audience.

Read the whole CNBC story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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