Angela Merkel can’t count on the U.S. or the U.K. any longer according to statements she made Sunday. Not mentioned: Her country’s failure to keep its NATO promises means it can’t fulfill its obligations to the USA.
Merkel rules the EU with an iron which is why they had Brexit and lost the U.K.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told supporters on Sunday that her country could no longer “completely depend” on the U.S. as a reliable partner. She said that Europeans “must really take our destiny into our own hands,” Agence France Presse reported.
“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out,” she said at a campaign rally in Munich. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days.”
Germany “not being able to depend on us” is because we are demanding the nation keep its commitments.
Our defense budget is burgeoning and hers is nearly non-existent. If the EU members had to pay for their own defense, they would hardly be the rich nations many currently are.
The NATO members didn’t like being called out by President Trump for not paying the 2% of GDP as they are pledged to do. They were embarrassed.
If they don’t pay, it comes out of our taxes and they deserve to be embarrassed.
All of this follows her meeting with Barack Obama at the Berlin Wall before 70,000 adoring Germans. The two “leaders” shared their mutual adoration for hours. Obama is trolling Trump in Europe and he has plans to do it during Trump’s next trip.
At the summit, Trump declined to pledge support for the Paris climate deal, and Merkel called climate talks with the president “unsatisfying.”
They want global rule through climate change. The U.S. would give the largest percentage, at least 21%.
The climate deal is a disaster for the U.S.
Merkel is upset that Trump did not include a mutual defense pledge in his NATO speech. That is a commitment to the principle that an attack on one NATO member state is an attack on all.
The White House later told reporters that such a commitment “goes without saying.”
After transforming her nation into the Wild West with well over a million unvetted refugees, she is angry that we don’t consider open borders one of her better ideas.
Open Borders Merkel snarked during the NATO meeting that “the building of walls” is detrimental to society. “It is not isolation and the building of walls that make us successful, but open societies,” she said.
This wouldn’t be the first time most of the German people were wrong. There were two World Wars where they made some bad decisions.
Can we count on Germany?
According to the latest 2017 Global Attitudes survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 53 percent of German respondents said Berlin should not take military action “if Russia got into a serious military conflict with one of its neighboring countries that is our NATO ally.” Yet Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which created NATO in 1949, commits member countries to come to the assistance of a fellow NATO member if that ally is attacked.
They want to flood our country with unvetted refugees; they don’t like being asked to pay their debts; and they might not be there for us if we’re attacked. In any case, every nation should take care of themselves. What’s wrong with that?
New York Times’ Maggie Haberman finally said something we can all agree with. The place where Merkel’s comments will be best received are in Russia. Putin always wants to separate the EU from the U.S. However, if the NATO members start meeting their obligations, it will be bad news for Putin.