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EU Army? France Riot Control Vehicles Bearing EU Flag Stoke Fear, Confusion

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Originally appeared on ZeroHedge

A strange sighting in France has the internet abuzz over whether the Macron administration deployed armored vehicles bearing the EU flag to perform riot control during Saturday’s Yellow Vest protests, stoking concerns over whether it’s the first sign of a much talked about EU Army.

“rather than bearing the French Tricolore flag, the vehicles bore the distinct starred EU flag, which critics have said is a sign an EU Army is drawing closer to existence” –Daily Star

EU Army? France Riot Control Vehicles Bearing EU Flag Stoke Fear, Confusion

The notion of an EU Army is not new – as both French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both floated the idea.

In November, Merkel said “The days where we can unconditionally rely on others are gone,” adding “We should work on a vision to create a real European army one day.”

Stressing that such an army would not be “against NATO” but complement it, the chancellor also proposed a European Security Council with rotating seats for member states that would make speedy foreign policy decisions without the need for unanimity. –New York Times

In early November, Macron told France’s Europe 1 Radio that Europeans cannot be protected without a “true, European army.”

“I believe in the project of a sovereign Europe,” said Macron, adding “We won’t protect Europe if we don’t decide to have a true European army. In front of Russia, which is at our borders and which can be threatening, I would like to start a security dialogue with Russia, which is a country I respect and which is European.”

President Macron has already warned that Europeans can no longer rely on the US to defend them, and he revived the theme on Tuesday, in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a 1987 nuclear treaty with Russia, banning medium-range ground-launched missiles.

“Who is the main victim? Europe and its security,” he told French radio station Europe 1.

“I want to build a real security dialogue with Russia, which is a country I respect, a European country – but we must have a Europe that can defend itself on its own without relying only on the United States.”

Speaking about cyber security, he also said: “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America.” –BBC

So – was the riot control vehicle pictured with an EU flag the first sign of an EU army operating in France, or is there another explanation for the sighting?

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  • BL

    (((The Globalist))) forces vs. )))The Nationalist((( resistance. One is raising the globalist EU flag while the other is raising the nationalist French flag. The lines couldn’t be any more clear.

  • 1691

    This could be the beginning of the end of nato.

  • Jens Holm

    Hahaha.

  • occupybacon

    Achtung Pariser!

  • Django

    It evokes nostalgic feelings to see tanks and militarized police as your friend in the streets, … although it certainly must mean something different than the Soviet Armour in the streets of Prague. However, it is only one letter difference. now the E.U.S.S.R., … When the U.S.S.R. . Thinking about it, Mr. Macron.

  • Barba_Papa

    >>So – was the riot control vehicle pictured with an EU flag the first sign of an EU army operating in France, or is there another explanation for the sighting?<<

    Of course there is another explanation. Maybe they were used for security at an EU meeting? Or they came from Strassbourg? Home to the European Parliament for parts of the year.

    Occam's Razor, people, the most simple plausible solution always wins. If you're going to build an EU army in secret you're not going to apply the insignia to the vehicles and uniforms ahead. That's just moronic. Both to do so and to believe its being done.