German Of The Day: Wildwest-Methoden

That means “Wild West methods.”

SPD

What it really means is US-Amerika sucks. As usual. Yawn. That the German on the street is anti-American while vehemently denying being anti-American is certainly nothing new but whenever German politicians openly spread fake news allegations about evil Amerikan intentions just to play to the crowd – and everybody bends over backwards not to notice afterward – that still surprises me.

In this case it was Berlin’s red-redder-green city government with Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) in the lead role.

When face masks for the Berlin police that were supposedly ordered in China and shipped over Thailand never arrived here Geisel ranted in a press statement that the Americans had confiscated them and redirected the shipment to the USA using their “wild west methods” in an act of “modern day piracy” and that the German federal government needed to take action here immediately. None of this ever happened, of course. Just as there will be no consequences for this guy now. Other than he’ll maybe get a raise. It’s a natural instinct, folks. It’s just what Germans and German politicians do.

Als angeblich in China bestellte, über Bangkok nach Berlin verfrachtete Schutzmasken für die Berliner Polizei nicht ankamen, wetterte Geisel in einer Presseerklärung: Die USA hätten die Ware für sich konfiszieren, umleiten lassen – „Wildwest-Methoden“ und „Akt moderner Piraterie“, wütete der Innensenator. Die Bundesregierung müsse eingreifen!

One response

  1. In January, China cornered the world market in medical face masks and other equipment. They hoarded a billion face masks. Many countries, including the U.S.A. Italy and possibly Germany gave China facemasks as a humanitarian gesture when COVID 19 became recognized as a possible pandemic.

    Now the Chinese are selling back face masks to the same countries that gave them masks in the first place, for profit.

    Add insult to injury, many American Companies such as 3M, sent their medical device production to China over the last couple of decades. The Chinese willfully stopped American companies to export their own masks, made with their own factories in China.

    I suspect many European countries got similar treatment from China. I’m afraid that there is going to be a great pissing contests between the West and China about this issue. I’m glad that Germany still has useful idiots to help the Chinese with whitewashing what they did.

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