Monday, May 7, 2012
By Pepe Escobar
"Newly-elected French President Francois Hollande has identified his "enemy" as the world of finance, much to the consternation of la grande bourgeoisie. His promises of social justice and change will ripple through Europe in the throes of austerity. No wonder Wall Street and the City of London see Hollande as more dangerous than Lenin......
Hollande's first international test is right ahead, at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Chicago later this month. It will be fascinating to watch whether he may be able to throw a monkey wrench into NATO's Globocop ambitions. Most European countries, fed up with the black-hole adventures in Afghanistan and Libya, may in fact support him. Hollande said he would withdraw all French soldiers from Afghanistan by the end of 2012.
But the real war will be inside Europe. In the end, we're back to "follow the money"..... "