Sunday, November 10, 2019

Screw Germany

The German Foreign Minister (!) says that the US had no impact on Germany reunification:
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called for more solidarity among European nations in an article published in media outlets across 26 European countries on Saturday. He also thanked Europeans for their contribution to German reunification.
"German unity was a gift from Europe to Germany," Maas wrote in the editorial. "And that was at the end of a century in which Germany brought unimaginable suffering to this continent."
So  Europe did it for Germany, all on their lonesome.  Screw you, Fritz.  We should ditch NATO and set up a replacement alliance with countries that want to be, you know, allies.  And it's not just the Foreign Minister; Germany's damned President took a swing, too:
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the United States to be a "mutually respectful partner" and reject nationalism, in a clear salvo aimed at US leader Donald Trump as Germany on Saturday marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Recalling the United States' key role in helping to bring down the hated Wall separating communist East Germany from the capitalist West, Steinmeier said he still hears the late American president Ronald Reagan's cry of "tear down this wall" at the iconic Brandenburg Gate.

But in a swipe at Trump's America First policy and his insistence on building a wall on the southern border with Mexico, Steinmeier voiced a yearning for a return of the transatlantic partner of the past.

"This America as a mutually respectful partner, as a partner for democracy and freedom, against national egoism - that is what I hope for in the future too," said Steinmeier.
Two words were not spoken by either of these gentlemen: Gail Halvorsen.

Germany's gotten so used to sitting at our Stammtisch that they've forgotten that's a privilege, not a right.  What the hell are we doing with troops in Europe?


Gorges Smythe said...

So true.

libertyman said...

Which European countries spearheaded the Berlin Airlift? -- I forget.

Maybe the commies would like East Germany back now, let's ask them if life is better today, as apparently their administration has forgotten.

Glen Filthie said...

Someone who knew once said “the Hun is either at your throat or at your feet”.

Kinnison said...

They've had 74 years of low defense spending due to the U.S. Defense umbrella and they're ungrateful.

Beans said...

Which country...

spearheaded the Berlin Airlift (as noted above?)

spent huge amounts of money to rebuild West Germany?

spent huge amounts of money to protect West Germany?

guarded their ungrateful butts?

kept a state's worth of personnel in their country providing all that money to civilian businesses?

Bastiges. Bastiges all.

So Ronald Reagan was... Danish?

When exactly did Germany turn into France?

tiredWeasel said...

I would bet most Germans are more than happy to lend these two gentleman to you guys so you could tar and feather them.

Germany is in a political deadlock right now - we are ruled by the two biggest political loosers in the history of the republic. But because these two loosers (CDU and SPD) have enough seats to form a government, we are screwed.

There wasn't a single election, national and communal, where these two big parties gained votes. They lost on all fronts but they are to big to fail.

You think negating the role of the US was bad? At the official 30 year anniversy of the "Mauerfall" there was not one single german flag. It looked blank and non-political like a democrat convention.