Jim Goodrick (10 June 2011)
"Blair calls for powerful EU leader"

John and Doves,

The article below is very interesting in that it presents the following 3 main ideas :

"The rationale for Europe now is power, not peace," he ( Tony Blair ) told The Times newspaper in an interview published on Thursday (9 June, 2011 ), adding that European citizens were willing to support this new direction for the European project. "

personal comment:
1. Europe is more interested now in power, than in peace. 
Does this mean military might ? ... Manifest destiny ? Dominance over the nations ?

"What they ( European citizenry )  can understand completely is that in a world in particular in which China is going to become the dominant power of the 21st century, it is sensible for Europe to combine together, to use its collective weight in order to achieve influence."

personal comment :
2. Europe is now choosing pragmatism ( large numbers of people ) over idealism ( principles and values ).
They want unity of the 27 European States for the sake of voting power. It's all about power and ambition.

"But more European integration to combat the rising powers of China, Brazil and India, must be accompanied by greater democratic legitimacy, Blair added. "

personal comment :
3. Mr. Blair wants not only the special relationship between the UK and the US, but also the pan-European bloc of nations to ally. The West versus the rest. Who can make war with such a beast ?


please note the "C" in the photo

In Him,
Jim Goodrick