Tag Archives: USA
German Of The Day: Eskalation
That means escalation.
Remember this decision when we look back from the future (I’m an optimist).
US and Germany ready to send tanks to Ukraine – After months of reluctance, the US and Germany reportedly plan to send tanks to Ukraine, in what Kyiv hopes will be a game-changer on the battlefield.
US President Joe Biden’s administration is expected to announce plans to send at least 30 M1 Abrams tanks.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has also reportedly decided to send at least 14 Leopard 2 tanks. He is set to speak in parliament on Wednesday morning.
“Glitches” Are Just Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories
Right? Even in, uh, Germany?
Germany Clears Rerun of Part of 2021 Election After Berlin Glitches – Irregularities in capital’s voting marred national election.
German lawmakers cleared a rerun of last year’s national election in six parliamentary districts in Berlin after irregularities at hundreds of the capital’s polling places triggered official complaints.
Germany Introduces Radically New Defense Concept
It’s never been tried before but the times they are a changin’ and call for desperate measures.
It goes like this: Instead of developing their own comparable European weapon system that will take three times longer to develop and cost three times more than planned (and then not work), Germany will buy a fully-functioning weapon system from US-Amerika that already exists and is immediately deliverable instead.
Germany to buy F-35 warplanes for nuclear deterrence – Germany will buy up to 35 copies of the U.S.-made F-35 fighter jet, reversing years-long plans that saw the fifth-generation warplane eliminated from consideration, defense leaders announced Monday.
The Wonders Never Cease
Us (as in U.S.) wondering about the Germans, the Germans wondering about us, etc. It’s a vicious circle or something.
There’s nothing to wonder about when it comes to Germany, if you ask me. But you’re not. So there. Have it your way. I won’t tell you.
Is Germany A Reliable U.S. Ally? Berlin Still Wonders the Same About Washington.
I don’t mean disrespectful to Donald Trump or to his supporters, although they’re certainly being disrespected here too.
How disrespectful to those people who really suffered under that evil. To make a comparison like that, yet again, is really jaw-dropping. We all know that the Left is currently imploding right before our very eyes, and that must be tough, we get it, but how on earth can you still come up with newspaper headlines like this?
“Powerful documentary makes it clear: Germans knew of Hitler’s evil, just as Trump’s disciples know today.”
An ALDI In Berlin?
What will they think of next?
Oh, not that Berlin.
A sneak peek at the new ALDI in Berlin – The fourth to open on the Eastern Shore, Berlin is getting its own ALDI. Take a sneak peek at the inside of the store before it opens Dec. 16.
Germany Still Explaining To The Banana Republic What To Do Next
To help them with their Russian Nord Stream 2 deal.
The Americans are new to knuckling under with a wave of a feather and still need a lot of coaching.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Tuesday that Germany was cooperating to mitigate effects of major pipeline from Russia after a US decision to waive sanctions drew wide criticism.
President Joe Biden’s administration last month decided not to enforce sanctions against the builder of Nord Stream 2, which will supply energy-hungry Germany, drawing praise from Moscow ahead of his summit with President Vladimir Putin on June 16.
Berlin Instructing Washington On How It Will Get Its Way
But they are doing so in a way that will help create the illusion that the current Banana Republican administration in Washington has something to say in the matter.
Germany, U.S. hold talks in Washington on Nord Stream 2, Berlin says – Germany and the United States are holding talks in Washington to try to resolve a row over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday…
Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) and its Western partners are racing to finish the Nord Stream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea. The project, now about 95% complete, would bypass Ukraine, potentially depriving it of lucrative transit fees and undermining its struggle against Russian aggression.
And they’re not very good at it either. The Germans, this time along with the French, are doing their “friends don’t spy on friends” routine again.
France and Germany are “seeking full clarity” on a report claiming that one of Denmark’s intelligence agencies helped the United States spy on several senior European officials, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday.
Just so you know who you’re dealing with, here are just a handful of the German cases of friends spying on friends I’ve collected over the years:
NSA May Possibly Not Have Been The Very First Intelligence Agency Ever To Spy On Other Government Officials
N-S-A, B-N-D, Spy-On-You-And-Me
“Spying Among Friends Is Never Acceptable”
“Friends Don’t Spy On Friends”
More “Friends Don’t Spy On Friends”
German Spies Don’t Spy On Friends
More Friends Don’t Spy On Friends Again