|The economic debacle that has plagued the word an particularly US/UK has pitched Germany and Russia in a strong Euro allince. COntracy to popular think the fall of Soviet Union did not end the communist cliques KGB etc. It ended the word "communism"; its not fashionable. Reality is in UKraine President is pro US, PM is pro Moscow, Poland Czech and other new NATO members are significantly run by ex commies and KGB or secret service members. SO they can easily wreck havoc in NATO. AFter all for this new European ALliance has old roots, the original contention was with UK s empire and German plan for a European Union. The popaganda will change, but a major economic crisis in US/UK will initiate this Euro alliance. Russia still has ICBMs to ensure US/UK cannot hinder it. THe KGB smells a whiff of hope, old habits die hard.