Diplomats in New York “have lost faith in Germany?” Was there ever really any faith in Germany to lose?
Apparently there was at one time a German foreign policy maxim to never oppose its European partners and the United States, or that’s what I just read, but I can’t remember that time. Germany’s strategy of avoidance with Libya finally took the Kuchen though, I guess. Like the famous Soviet njet from yesteryear, when push comes to shove, even the slowest and blindest diplomat out there has finally figured out what the German answer will always be: No position, as usual.
And Berlin was actually expecting to get permanent membership and veto power in the United Nations Security Council? What for?
Hey, they shouldn’t sweat it, and they won’t. Isolating themselves and having shrinking influence is better than being isolated and having no influence at all.
“Germany has no position yet, as usual.”