Re: Straw man
The point is precisely that domains don't limit countries.
Google is saying that they removed it from google.es but continue to display the results in europe from google.com.
If they show Google.com in europe then it is a european site as far as european law is concerned. That it is hosted outside europe doesn't make it immune any more than pirate radio did or broadcasting illegal content from a Russian owned satelite would.
I assume Google is happy to take ad money when people outside the US click on google.com.