Germany And USA Divided Over How Best Not To Do Anything In Ukraine

Although President Obama just went out of his way to stress that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine only reinforces the unity of the US and Europe to not do anything about it, Chancellor Merkel’s visit to Washington today nevertheless made clear once again just how wide their views differ when it comes down to the how-not-to-do-anything-about-it part.

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Washington, on the one hand, prefers talking about maybe sending weapons someday perhaps but let’s not rush into things because these are weapons we’re talking about here after all people while Merkel, for her part, categorically rejects the idea of sending weapons that are never going to be sent anyway, preferring instead more negotiations about negotiations with whoever feels like negotiating about anything at anytime anywhere, stressing here how crucial it was “that the West stand up for Ukraine,” provided, of course, that this remain a purely figurative expression devoid of anything that could even remotely be interpreted as meaning “like actually standing up for Ukraine or anything.”

“If we give up this principle of territorial integrity of countries, then we will not be able to maintain the peaceful order of Europe.”

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3 responses

  1. Traditionally, the weapons we send only end up being used against us later. Also, engaging in a proxy-war with Russia was disastrous in Vietnam, and led to the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.

  2. I simply said that I was thoroughly underwhelmed after this presser. But I agree with the premise that Deutschland and the USA differ on how not to do anything. This may be the highest and most evil back-asswards case of Political Correctness in history. Want to turn some heads? http://youtu.be/i_SUzryIkyA

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