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Europe versus America: “no” to Trump and the war, “yes” to friendship with Russia!

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Europe has rebelled! Angela Merkel, the leader of the European “locomotive”, called for friendship with the Russians and branded Donald Trump, who challenged the international order.




Angela Merkel made a series of statements that, unless they remain empty words, can enter history.

First, Frau Chancellor was indignant at Mr. Trump’s behavior on the international stage. Mrs. Merkel condemned Donald Trump for his decision to terminate a “nuclear deal” on Iran. According to her, the gap reached agreement on the nuclear program was a mistake. And Trump’s unilateral action "undermines confidence in the international order." A unilateral refusal of an agreement unanimously approved by the UN Security Council in its time is the wrong decision!

Secondly, after criticizing Trump for violating the unshakable principles of international order, Frau Merkel acknowledged that transatlantic solidarity is not the same. Yes, and protection from the United States can not wait today. She said: "Gone are the days when the United States simply defended us." Therefore, the European Union will have to take protection "in their hands."

Third, Angela called for friendship with Russia.

However, what she said does not mean that Germany, or even the whole EU, will give the United States a turnaround and rush into the arms of the Kremlin rulers. Frau Chancellor announced that cooperation between Europe and the United States will continue. The question that it loses importance does not even arise. Transatlantic cooperation - to be, explained the head of the German Cabinet.

However, cooperation cooperation is different. For example, trade and services are one thing, and defense is another. And it’s not for nothing that Merkel declared that European states can no longer rely on the United States in defense matters. She had previously spoken about this, and it is obvious that “taking her own destiny in her own hands” is the path that the experienced chancellor sees for the whole of Europe, from which Germany in no way intends to isolate herself.

The German chancellor is not alone in her political aspirations.

Earlier, on May 8, a troika of representatives of the strongest powers of Europe, Germany, Great Britain and France, together opposed Trump’s unilateral decision and called on Iran not to retreat from an agreement on a nuclear program.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May asked Iran to "show restraint in response to the US decision." European leaders believe that Iran’s leadership should continue to fulfill its obligations under the deal. The governments of the three countries will remain committed to implementing the agreement. In addition, the troika openly advocated the preservation of economic benefits for the Iranian people, which were determined by the agreement concluded in 2015.

It was a counter-move against unilateral US action. America still could not present such a collective objection. Obviously, in the future, Washington with its unauthorized "entrances and exits" will have a hard time. In the world they talk a lot about isolation of Russiabut it seems that the United States is gradually falling into isolation.

In Russia, it was previously noted that Washington neglects world interests and turns into a “global blackmailer”. As we see, approximately the same thing is now being said in Europe, and especially in Germany, which is the European economic “locomotive”.

On the other hand, tough opposition to Trump’s “one-sided” policy does not at all mean a sharp change of vector with regard to Russia, whatever they say in Germany.

In late April, Angela Merkel and Donald Trump held talks at the White House.

After negotiations at a joint press conference, Frau Chancellor noted the strategic nature of the allied relations between Germany and the United States. Then Merkel and Trump expressed a common position on anti-Russian sanctions and noted that the purpose of the restrictive measures is to force Moscow to observe international law and respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Earlier, a large press published assumptions, including with links on the Wall Street Journal, on the topic of Merkel's upcoming speech against the tightening of anti-Russian sanctions that hinder German business.

The Eastern Committee of the German economy, representing the interests of the majority of German companies doing business with Russia, insists on protecting German subsidiaries. The main point of contention of the German and American authorities is the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

It is also known that Angela Merkel is not eager to increase military spending.

It is difficult to say whether this statement was in defense of German companies and against the growth of military spending in Europe or not. After the talks, it turned out that neither Merkel nor Trump wanted to disclose the details of the conversation. It can be assumed that both are strongly hampered by political differences on a number of issues, including the Iranian program mentioned above. Both leaders did not want to repeat and deepen these differences at a joint press conference. Repeated only those common places where there are enough points of contact. And then, later, Angela Merkel spoke at home in Germany. They spoke and Macron with Teresa May. And it became finally clear: Europe and the United States are going different roads. The world is changing. Europe is inclined to peace, despite disagreements with Russia, and Mr. Trump personifies the military-industrial complex and the war. Rejecting a deal with Iran and forcing NATO members from the EU to arm is an obvious path to war. Trump decided to make America "great again" through the inflation of the military-industrial complex and the rapid pumping of economic muscles through the military industry, risky military enterprises and the Cold War. Such a recipe at one time led to the short-term success of Reaganomics, which ended, however, with the rapid take-off of the US national debt. Trump wants to repeat the method of his idol Reagan, but does not think about the fact that the US national debt is breaking all records, and allies in Europe are critical of the idea of ​​a third world war. And Trump turned into a furious lonely politician.

The basics for rapprochement between Europe and Russia are available. This is not only the business of German companies and the Nord Stream 2.

The agreement on Iran is also one of the items on the international agenda, on which Moscow and the EU have a common opinion.

On May 11, Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin were in favor of maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan for Iran. The problem of the “nuclear deal” was discussed by the leaders of Germany and Russia by telephone in connection with the unilateral withdrawal from the United States agreement. “The situation around the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JAPD) after the unilateral exit of the United States was discussed. The fundamental importance of preserving the FISA from the point of view of international and regional security was emphasized, ”the message indicated Kremlin press services.

The working visit of the German Chancellor to Sochi, scheduled for 18 in May, also speaks about the convergence of interests between Germany and Russia.

The resistance of Washington’s course has become the topic of the day in other major European media.

For example, well-known analyst Klaus Brinkbäumer (Klaus Brinkbäumer) in an editorial "Der Spiegel" made fun of Trump and reported on the German "resistance" to America.

Trump's fame, the journalist writes, is rooted "in the myths of American heroes." The biggest myth is “Trump’s alleged negotiating experience.” This is nonsense, because Trump "never understood the art of the deal." As a politician, he lacks patience. Strategy and tactics are alien to him. Trump "can only destroy." He abandoned the Paris Climate Agreement, he dropped the legacy of his predecessor Barack Obama, destroyed Obamacare without giving anything in return, and now “plays the same game” with Iran’s nuclear deal.

What did trump do? Destruction.

“The West, which we once knew, no longer exists,” the analyst concludes. Germany’s relations with the United States "are not currently friendship, they can hardly be called even a partnership." President Trump behaves defiantly and speaks in a tone that "ignores seventy years of trust." Is there cooperation in economic, foreign and security policy between Europe and the USA? Brinkbeumer responds: no.

Analyst proposal: Europe should avoid Washington's provocations until peace comes after Trump. Perhaps the EU will have to find ways to protect its large companies. Moreover, Europe "must try to force the United Nations to take action, even if it turns out to be symbolic, given that the United States has veto power in the Security Council." True, "triumphant anti-Americanism" is dangerous. But submission to America is a road to nowhere.

“Smart resistance” is needed, the author sums up. Resist America!

And in this position, although not official, but newspaper, the Germans are also moving closer to the Russians, who do not welcome the expansion of Washington and the American Gopnik policy in the international arena, violating the principles of law.

As for the above intractability of the Frau Chancellor about the military budget, Mr. Trump, apparently, still managed to convince her to put more Euro into the NATO wallet.

Angela Merkel said that her country would strive to fulfill its obligations to the North Atlantic Alliance, including increasing military spending. According to the latter statement Frau Chancellor, NATO's requirements for investing 2% of GDP in the defense budget "reflect" the tense situation in the world. Willingness to spend 2% Merkel explained that the German army still needs to restore weapons and equipment after years of cuts in defense spending.

Previously, the German government consistently refused to comply with the NATO requirement for spending at least 2% of GDP for "defense" purposes.

As you can see, here at Trump and Merkel, the goal is the same: to contain Russia. Hence the single position on sanctions.

Nevertheless, political maneuvering and state flexibility allow the Frau Chancellor to preach the idea of ​​peace and cooperation with the Russians, especially in the gas sphere. Therefore, any aggravation of relations with Washington because of the quirks of the politically unstable Donald Trump will play into the hands of Russia.
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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 16 May 2018 06: 01
    +10
    Merkel needs cheap gas, so all the dances with a tambourine and protests. Everything revolves around grandmas!
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 16 May 2018 06: 08
      +4
      Europe has rebelled! Angela Merkel, the leader of the European “locomotive”, called for friendship with the Russians and branded Donald Trump, who challenged the international order.
      Oleg began "for health," graduated "for peace."
      As you can see, here at Trump and Merkel, the goal is the same: to contain Russia. Hence the single position on sanctions.
      what
      1. Mart
        16 May 2018 06: 14
        +3
        It is not true, there is another paragraph there. tongue
        1. Romulus
          Romulus 16 May 2018 08: 06
          0
          Quote: Mart
          Not true

          Oleg hi Well, do not take the bread from Selivanov))
          One headline is worth it - Europe versus America: “no” to Trump and the war, “yes” to friendship with Russia!
          I would not read you for so many years, I would ask a sacramental question - the author smoked. lol
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 17 May 2018 00: 08
            0
            Merkel is rocking on the USA
        2. Merold
          Merold 16 May 2018 12: 23
          0
          Quote: Mart
          It is not true, there is another paragraph there. tongue

          For example, renowned analyst Klaus Brinkbäumer in the Der Spiegel editorial made fun of Trump

          Or you can quote from the article "Time for Europe to Join the Resistance "Where did Klaus Brinkbeimer make fun of Trump?
          1. Serge Gorely
            Serge Gorely 16 May 2018 14: 57
            0
            And a riot broke out ...
    2. LMN
      LMN 16 May 2018 08: 28
      +3
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Merkel needs cheap gas, ...

      And who does not need cheap gas? request
    3. NF68
      NF68 16 May 2018 16: 08
      0
      Quote: Uncle Lee
      Merkel needs cheap gas, so all the dances with a tambourine and protests. Everything revolves around grandmas!


      In addition to cheap gas, Merkel also needs a market for the sale of German products. Trump threatened to introduce customs duties on this matter and in these conditions the Russian and Iranian markets for Germany, Italy and France will not be superfluous.
      1. Kasym
        Kasym 16 May 2018 19: 53
        +1
        Nicholas, hi ! But sanctions interfere. Moreover, the Russian Federation was cut off from long Western loans, investments and cooperation with leading Russian companies. How to be something?
        I think Berlin is more "clamped" now. With Trump went wrong, but the shaft of American facilities in Germany. With GDP really does not communicate because of the Crimea. The funny thing is that the EU itself got along with the “Russian threat”, and now it has sat in a puddle:
        1. Because of this imaginary threat, Trump has put the entire EU on the “counter”.
        2. Loses more from sanctions than the United States (which, on the contrary, wants to make money).
        Yes, and so far it is not visible that the EU has gone towards rapprochement with the Russian Federation.
        1. NF68
          NF68 17 May 2018 15: 57
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          Quote: Kasym
          Nicholas, hi ! But sanctions interfere. Moreover, the Russian Federation was cut off from long Western loans, investments and cooperation with leading Russian companies. How to be something?
          I think Berlin is more "clamped" now. With Trump went wrong, but the shaft of American facilities in Germany. With GDP really does not communicate because of the Crimea. The funny thing is that the EU itself got along with the “Russian threat”, and now it has sat in a puddle:
          1. Because of this imaginary threat, Trump has put the entire EU on the “counter”.
          2. Loses more from sanctions than the United States (which, on the contrary, wants to make money).
          Yes, and so far it is not visible that the EU has gone towards rapprochement with the Russian Federation.


          Even as sanctions interfere. In this regard, the United States does not lose anything, but it requires the EU to dance to the tune of the United States, although in this case the EU loses not one or two billion euros. The EU and especially Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands are very dependent on exports, and therefore they need to "sit" not on a couple of chairs, but on a good dozen. The fact that Trump threatens to no longer “defend” the EU in the EU, few seriously scared. Nobody is going to fight with Russia in the leading EU countries for salt; it is not necessary for these countries, not for Russia. Well, they’ll talk about the threat from Russia, they scare hordes of Russian tanks and planes. After all, everything in the EU, I mean those who have everything in order, perfectly understand that the USA has once again set them up great and will set them up more than once. However, as approximately 6500 joint ventures of only German-Russian enterprises worked in Russia, so they continue to work despite a number of problems that have arisen, they continue to build the X-NUMX joint venture, and no one in their right mind plans to abandon Russian gas, but in Russia, in turn, they are not going to break off economic ties with the EU, since this is also not profitable. A few more years will pass and relations between Russia and the EU will gradually improve. If the United States continues to openly shit in the EU’s pocket, then in this case the American lobby in the EU will not get the desired effect since the United States creates in this and the EU not small problems by their free interpretation of politics, but not Russia.
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 May 2018 06: 37
    +4
    Europe has rebelled!
    Something tells me that Europe will “rebel” verbally and once again under pressure from the United States it will calm down. Although of course I would like the Europeans in their relations with the Americans to finally declare their phi.
    1. dSK
      dSK 16 May 2018 07: 50
      +3
      Judged by deeds, not words.
    2. Semen1972
      Semen1972 16 May 2018 17: 43
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Although of course I would like the Europeans in their relations with the Americans to finally declare their phi.

      Where does such concern for our enemies come from? Or ... then they will become weaker and we will seize them?
  3. Vikxnumx
    Vikxnumx 16 May 2018 07: 01
    +1
    Angela called for friendship with Russia

    Hotel maids, German automakers and bankers in a panic!
    1. Sasha_Sar
      Sasha_Sar 16 May 2018 09: 29
      +1
      The maids just ran to take a shower ... laughing
  4. LMN
    LMN 16 May 2018 07: 43
    +5
    Previously, the German government consistently refused to comply with the NATO requirement for spending at least 2% of GDP for "defense" purposes.
    As you can see, here at Trump and Merkel, the goal is the same: to contain Russia. Hence the single position on sanctions.


    I see that the increase in Germany’s military spending is, first of all, "self-care" and has a rather mediocre attitude to containing Russia.
    Germany really has devastation in the VS. In the event of further estrangement from the United States and the theoretical collapse of NATO, Germany will be frankly unarmed, primarily in comparison with other competitors in Europe.
    1. Schima68
      Schima68 16 May 2018 12: 57
      0
      That's right, I wonder who is going to attack Germany, do not climb yourself, and you tries .... no one needs.
      1. LMN
        LMN 16 May 2018 13: 21
        +5
        Quote: Schima68
        That's right, I wonder who is going to attack Germany, do not climb yourself, and you tries .... no one needs.

        But just wondering who is going to attack the United States, Russia, China, Turkey, etc.?
      2. Semen1972
        Semen1972 16 May 2018 17: 43
        0
        Quote: Schima68
        That's right, I wonder who is going to attack Germany, do not climb yourself, and you tries .... no one needs.

        And Germany is climbing to Russia ???
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 16 May 2018 08: 00
    +7
    Europe has rebelled!
    .... Do not worry about your King? Yes, Your Excellency!
    “What did you call me?”
    - Your Excellency.
    "The greatest of kings to be called the general's title? But this is a riot!"
    "Yes, I rebelled! I rebelled! And you are not at all the greatest of kings! But just outstanding, and nothing more!"
    What, ate? Outstanding, and only! And you are not deservedly called honorary saints. You are a hermit, ascetic,
    but not a saint.
    - The executioner.
    - He will not come.
    He works in the newspaper Administrator, writes poetry.
    “Will you come?”
    - Nope .....
    1. novel66
      novel66 16 May 2018 11: 58
      +2
      meticulously noticed! laughing thunderous applause!
  6. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 May 2018 10: 37
    +1
    Firstly, Frau Chancellor was outraged by the behavior of Mr. Trump in the international arena.
    This is not for long ... pulled on the carpet in Fashington, and put in place the "Frau Chancellor." bully
    1. novel66
      novel66 16 May 2018 11: 59
      +2
      Well, what if? will twist his face and not go, and he will even say clean up your bases, military fuck, independent we are!
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 16 May 2018 12: 03
        +1
        novel66 (novel) Today, 11: 59
        Well, what if? will twist his face and not go, and he will even say clean up your bases, military fuck, independent we are!

        maybe someday this will happen, but for now, the Fritz depend on merit on the tonsils!
        1. novel66
          novel66 16 May 2018 12: 32
          +2
          that's not sure. economically - unlikely. politics - yes, there must be a man who says “go home” maybe Merkel he is. gradually do not come out of slavery. just a jerk! cheers Spartacus! (which is the gladiator)
          1. aszzz888
            aszzz888 16 May 2018 12: 36
            0
            novel66 (novel) Today, 12: 32 ↑ New
            that's not sure. economically - unlikely. politics - yes there must be a man who says "go home" maybe Merkel he is. gradually do not come out of slavery. just a jerk! cheers Spartacus! (which is the gladiator)

            At least I would like to believe in it.
  7. Essex62
    Essex62 16 May 2018 12: 55
    +4
    The fish rushed to the side, pulled the fishing line, hooked into the gills. Have to fish in the pan. For all politicians, geyrops have an unrecoverable Masonic hook. The last really popping was De Gaulle, and he was devoured.
  8. fa2998
    fa2998 16 May 2018 17: 22
    +3
    Quote: Romulus
    One headline is Europe vs. America: “no” to Trump and the war, “yes” to friendship with Russia!

    Some authors like to give high-profile titles to articles. What, Europe lifted sanctions, all together approved SP-2, recognized Crimea for Russia, took Russia's position in the Donbas into account, demanded money from Ukraine against Russian debt? Or did other roughnesses in the relationship go towards? NOTHING !!! False alarm. hi
  9. mari.inet
    mari.inet 16 May 2018 17: 34
    +1
    ".. Europe is leaning towards peace, despite disagreements with Russia .." - but what, in fact, are disagreements with Russia? The fact that the Crimea did not want to go under the American invader? Ukraine lay down, and Crimea turned out to be smarter and more perspicacious. Where is Crimea now and where is Ukraine? Why should Europe support the differences over Crimea between Russia and the USA? The United States, as the fastest losing side, is furious with its sanctions. But what is the EU doing here?
    It seems that the EU just stupidly walked in the wake of the United States. Now that the blinkers have fallen from their eyes, it’s just necessary to reconsider their “differences” with Russia. By and large, they are not. Well, or Russian-American differences do not concern Europe. Must not touch. Let the EU finish playing insolent American games.
  10. mari.inet
    mari.inet 16 May 2018 17: 46
    +1
    ".. Europe should avoid Washington’s provocations until there is peace after Trump .."
    The world before Trump was not in favor of Europe. America used the EU countries both in a group and individually, only - unlike Trump - did it insinuatingly, with sweet exhortations. But Europe was a slave, and the attitude of the United States to it was masterly, consumer.
    Trump deepened all the topics a little, aggravated, laid bare the inside out - for which he should say thanks. But even after Trump, the essence of US-EU relations will not change. Chamerica will boorishly harass Europe, as a predator hawks a herbivore. In Europe, they managed to pay attention to this simple alignment of forces on time. Europe should not wait until Trump leaves his post and is replaced by someone else. Nothing changes from a change of place in American politics.
  11. high
    high 16 May 2018 17: 52
    -1
    Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from a nuclear deal with Iran inflicts a mortal blow to a dangerous and superficial decision of the UN Security Council.
    Since the signing of the transaction, Iranian citizens have observed how the ayatol regime does not use the money earned from the transaction to improve the economic situation of the population, but finances the security forces and other instruments of their Middle Eastern adventures.
    The US Senate was against the deal, giving green light to Iran in financing terrorism, developing ballistic and nuclear weapons. Obama was unable to negotiate this agreement with the Senate, so Trump overturned Obama's decision as illegal.
    The Arab countries, Israel and the United States see an analogy between the treaty with Iran and the treaty of Western Europe with Nazi Germany, which allowed her to start the second world war.
  12. evgeny68
    evgeny68 16 May 2018 20: 12
    0
    And now, who will object that Trump did not choose Russia. Acts strictly on secret recommendations from the Kremlin. The next step is to declare war on Great Britain.
  13. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa 16 May 2018 20: 26
    +1
    Show where the mistress spoke about friendship with Russia
  14. iouris
    iouris 17 May 2018 00: 10
    0
    They drank champagne from Trump, now they’re “drowned” for friendship with Europe. I bastard with these Russians. States will rob the EU so that the EU survives by robbing you. Europe will soon be unable to pay expensive for gas and oil.
  15. noct
    noct 18 May 2018 17: 22
    0
    yeah. Iran "fulfill its obligations under the transaction" although the United States withdrew from them. and when the khan comes to Iran, then no one would have anything like that in view. passed know. Europe, it's time to shut up and decide for yourself. they are occupied by the usa (the number of bases and the influence of the usa on the policies of these countries) or they themselves decide something ...
  16. dimann271
    dimann271 18 May 2018 19: 22
    0
    Bullshit! Really, everything, ??? ??? *
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  18. shirkoled
    shirkoled 20 May 2018 20: 25
    0
    Russia will never have any friends or partners !!! All the trash
    what is spinning around us, something wants to fuck from us on the ball!
    Therefore, Russia must strengthen the ARMY and Navy, and of course
    raise the welfare of RUSSIA !!!