Becomes final today. Me and little Sar-ko-sy will be goin’ away…
So much for France and Germany as the inseparable couple at the heart of Europe.
The issue here is not direct German military participation. Everyone would have understood if that was not possible. But how could Germany not support a UN resolution backed by its principal European partners, the United States and the Arab League?
Like so many contemporary European politicians, they (in the German government) follow rather than lead public opinion.
“We calculated the risk. If we see that three days after this intervention began, the Arab League already criticises [it], I think we had good reasons.” While French and British pilots risk their lives in action, the German foreign minister is virtually encouraging the Arab League to make further criticism.
Latest Angst Update:
++ Ticker Ticker++Several German container shipping companies have stopped going to eastern Japanese ports including Tokyo for the time being amid fears of radiation++ Ticker Ticker ++Fukushima radiation detected in Germany!!!
And thanks for this cool Angst Republic link, A.K.