Certainly, in the short to medium term, the US has succeeded in driving a wedge between Germany and Russia. But, at the same time, has pushed Russia and China closer.
That Germany seems willing to risk economic suicide to serve US interests is a wonder to behold.
The problem is vassalage to the US through NATO. It hardly matters if that's from within the EU or without.
Brexit was a total waste of time and effort, divisive and a diversion. As an example of British hubris, it has soured relations with our fellow Europeans, made trade a lot more difficult and it looks like a bonfire of derived protections is on the cards.
Neoliberalism on steroids.
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