Both the US and Europe staked their future - ‘our democracy’ - on insisting the world sees the ‘western way’ as the only valid vision for its future, as well.
The western ‘Iran containment mechanism' (known as the JCPOA) paradoxically was ‘holed on the rocks’ of US Senate dysfunctionality and obstruction.
The Moscow-Berlin alliance had to be sabotaged to prevent further economic integration that would have drawn the continents closer together to form the world’s biggest free trade zone. Washington had to stop that in order to preserve its economic stranglehold on Europe, and what remains of dollar ‘privilege’.
Did Borrell and his diplomat battalions not see that the US was undergoing a profound change? Did they not consider that the latter might threaten EU interests and be inimical to its wellbeing?
Europe stands amid schizophrenic tensions. On one hand, ‘the Normal’ (high-end ostentatious consumption) is very present, yet, on the other hand, increasing clusters of the ‘Abnormal’ also exist.
Of course, they know. They know who did it, but the Euro-élite won’t say.