EU Leaders Accuse US of Profiting off Ukraine War

Relations between the European Union and the United States are getting strained, according to Politico. The publication reports that top EU representatives appear to be “furious” with the Biden Administration and accuse the U.S. of making bank from the Ukraine conflict as Europe is suffering.

They say they believe that the U.S. is selling guns and gasoline at astronomical prices, while the snarky Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)–Biden's massive inflationary tax, climate, and health care reforms–is in danger of destroying their businesses in the same way that Putin's Ukraine war is threatening their energy sources.

“The fact is, if you look at it soberly, the country that is most profiting from this war is the U.S. because they are selling more gas and at higher prices, and because they are selling more weapons,” one senior official said to POLITICO.

Politico continues to state that the statements made by top government officials have been confirmed by top leaders, ministers, and diplomats across the continent. They also said that the almost 400 billion dollars in IRA renewable energy subsidy are leading businesses to move to America massively. In the same way, the United States has been the largest provider of military aid to Ukraine and has provided $19 billion worth of armaments and the Euros have a lot to worry about. The U.S. is profiting handsomely.

“We are really at a historic juncture,” the senior EU official claimed, asserting that the double whammy of disruptions to trade caused by U.S. subsidies as well as the rising energy prices could change public opinion in favor of the war effort as well as an alliance between the two countries. “America needs to realize that public opinion is shifting in many EU countries.”

In the simplest sense, they accuse America of returning to protectionist policies that cost them:

“The U.S. is following a domestic agenda, which is regrettably protectionist and discriminates against U.S. allies,” said Tonino Picula who is the European Parliament's chief of staff on transatlantic relations.

Many are concerned that the alliance could be in danger. “The Inflation Reduction Act has changed everything,” one EU official stated. “Is Washington still our ally or not?”

Fox News contributor Steve Milloy thinks that the buzz is simply Europe needing some sort of handout. 

To make matters worse, Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine began nine months ago. It has cut off energy supplies across the Continent and led to the rise of inflation. Rationing and blackouts are expected. It is believed that the Kremlin as well as Vlad are likely to be having good fun with their petty EU-U.S. tensions, as they serve their purpose.

The Europeans might be able to blame the United States for some of their troubles. However, they need to be looking in the mirror too. Their strange energy strategy–to reduce their own production and continue to rely on Russian gas — was a risky and reckless move that's now costing them costs. Putin has the ability to play using energy, distributing it when and if he is in a good mood and has Europe by the scruff of its neck.

The EU's complaints have been ignored in the same way that Biden was not surprised to have any idea about the problem on the subject when asked.

In the G20 meeting held in Bali, EU officials reportedly asked Biden about gas prices, and according to an official, the American President seemed unaware of the subject. 

“The increase in gas prices in Europe is a result of the invasion by Putin of Ukraine and his energy war against Europe in general,” the spokesperson of Biden's National Security Council told the newspaper.

The relationship between the EU and the U.S. is historic and crucial, especially when war-hungry, nuclear-armed dictators such as Putin are in the streets. The EU might have a reason to complain about the IRA, as it's a horrible act for both America as well as Europe in many ways, but they have to be accountable too. If they wouldn’t have affected their own energy industries then they'd be in a more advantageous position and would not be forced to look to the U.S. for cheaper gas. (The U.S. is paying its own cost for Biden's bizarre plan to eliminate the fossil fuels industry, however that's a different story.)

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