"Europe gains whenever we point out that Europe is a major project for peace. Whoever does not believe in Europe, who doubts Europe, whoever despairs of Europe, should visit the military cemeteries in Europe."Juncker's efforts in attempting to equate the EU's history of ineptitude, inaction, provocation, torpidity, stupidity and ineffectiveness in foreign affairs to the efforts of NATO and the sovereign nations of Europe in maintaining peace has angered many.
Juncker appears to have memory problems; he forgets the EU's utter failure to prevent, slow or suspend a war in the Balkans that claimed thousands of lives, forgets the role of the EU and the grossly incompetent Catherine Ashton in fomenting war in Ukraine and seems wholly to ignore the EU's complete failure to have any part in the solution of the migrant crisis, the EU's failure itself raising tensions between nations and feeding the rise of a new far-right in Europe.
Any objective assessment of the EU's role in regard to peace in Europe will find that rather than helping keep it, the EU has a malign effect in causing tension, aggression and armed conflict. The bodies of 900,000 Britons from the Great War and half as many again from Hitler's War lie beneath the world's battlefields as testimony to the United Kingdom's blood sacrifice in saving Europe from previous Federast zealots.
And no one blames Juncker for having a father who was conscripted into the Wehrmacht during the time of a previous attempt to create an involuntary united Europe. One just wishes he'd learned the lesson from it.