Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Putin must be smiling: Merkel returns to the traditional German Putin-friendly line

There was briefly som hope that German Chancellor Angela Merkel might finally be prepared to be tough on dictator Vladimir Putin. However, Putin does not anymore need to worry about Merkel - she has (not surpsingly) returned to the traditional German Putin-friendly line. Soon Putin's aggression will be forgotten, and Siemens, Daimler, BMW and all the other major German companies will be amply rewarded by Putin and his henchmen in the business community ...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is quietly pursuing a more conciliatory course with Russia, a shift that reflects a strategy to protect national business interests and assuage a public increasingly wary of antagonizing Moscow.
While continuing to warn Russian President Vladimir Putin against threatening Ukraine, Ms. Merkel—who earlier said Russia could face massive political and economic damage for its annexation of Crimea—is now emphasizing the need for more dialogue with the Kremlin.
In recent days, the German leader and other senior government officials have repeatedly stressed that de-escalating tensions with Russia, rather than provoking it with a more forceful response, is their top priority. Berlin has also pushed back on pressure from Poland and other Eastern European countries to station more North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops along the security alliance's eastern flank. And German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he saw no way for Ukraine to join NATO.

What lesson can we draw from this?

Answer: Germany cannot be trusted as member of NATO and the Western community

1 comment:

sykes.1 said...

Merkel is the only rational leader in NATO. The US/EU created the crisis in Ukraine when it supported a coup d'etat that overthrew the legitimate, freely elected government lead by Yanukovych. If the current junta in Kiev were democrats they would have waited for the next election to vote out Mr. Yanukovych. Instead they resorted to violence.

Putin is the relative good guy in this crisis and Obama, Cameron and Hollande are decidedly the bad guys.