German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen: The election is a “huge shock” and might be the end of “Pax Americana.”
Sweden’s foreign minister: First Brexit and now Trump, “Looks like this will be the year of the double disaster of the West.”
French Ambassador to the United States Geraud Araud: “After Brexit and this election, everything from now on is possible. A world is collapsing before our eyes. Vertigo.”
A Finnish diplomat: “The West is no longer. The times of darkness have dawned.” (A bit mixing of metaphors there, but maybe it makes sense in Finnish.)
“Fierce Putin critic Garry Kasparov, meanwhile, is despondent. He wrote a book a while back called Winter is Coming, and last night he tweeted ‘Winter is here.’”
Those quoted are the same people who practically swooned, ladylike, at the name Barrack Obama, who scurried for photographs with PBUH, and who applauded his Nobel Peace Prize. Not mentioned are Serbs, Hungarians, Poles, Greeks and Montenegrins who every day face more “refugees” from Obama’s Syrian war.