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Merkel urged Europe not to rely on US military defense

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The United States is no longer Europe’s “automatic defender”, so it needs to make more efforts to ensure its own security. This was announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the debate in the Bundestag on the federal budget for the 2020 year.


Merkel urged Europe not to rely on US military defense


According to Merkel, the United States is a superpower both militarily and economically, and Europe is largely connected with the United States, despite some differences of opinion. However, the United States will no longer “automatically” defend Europe, as was the case during the Cold War. Therefore, she stressed, Europe needs to make its own efforts to ensure security.

Europe is bound by values ​​with this superpower, despite all the differences of opinion. There is much in common, but there is no longer automatism in the fact that they, as during the Cold War, will play the role of defender of Europe

- said the chancellor, adding that serious changes and a shift in the balance of power are taking place in the world.

Note that recently, Europe has criticized the United States on many issues, both economically and militarily. This is especially true of Germany, which the United States "puts sticks in the wheels" in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, which is very important for Berlin.

In addition, US President Donald Trump directly criticizes the German authorities for the insufficient military spending on NATO. He has repeatedly stated that Europe must pay more to the United States to provide protection against attack.

Earlier, some European media reported that the EU intends to create its own army, which will "protect against Russian attacks against the backdrop of US impotence."
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  1. CAT BAIYUN
    CAT BAIYUN 11 September 2019 11: 53 New
    +14
    Bah .... Has the old woman regained sight? Or fear lost before retirement? laughing
    But he is telling the truth. The states are not going to defend Europe. But Russia, in general, is not going to attack Europe.
    Something died in the forest ... sometimes strange things are said in France, then in Germany ....
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 11 September 2019 12: 04 New
      -1
      "Covered" when the Americans gathered in Poland to relocate, and even here and the SP-2. crying
      1. dik-nsk
        dik-nsk 11 September 2019 12: 23 New
        +4
        "Covered" .. I think it’s more banal, since this is a debate about the budget, I just knocked out money for the military commissariat, no insight - only business (politics) .. and an increase in the military budget = Trump’s Wishlist, so I would not be in a hurry to wishful thinking hi
        1. Vladimir16
          Vladimir16 11 September 2019 12: 35 New
          -1
          The EU intends to create its own army, which will "protect against an attack by Russia amid US impotence."

          And if the Germans trample on the French? It happened quite recently. wink
          It is necessary that every man for himself!
          Yankees get to the hut!
          Create your own defense for everyone!
          Enemies everywhere! laughing
    2. Honest Citizen
      Honest Citizen 11 September 2019 12: 08 New
      0
      Something died in the forest ... sometimes strange things are said in France, then in Germany ....

      In the forest, something died unambiguously ...
      But the whole question is, where are the Americans relocating their bases and army? To pshekia? There is not much space. Balts? Same...
      If the task of amers to move closer to our borders is one thing, but the good of it - except for reconnaissance, electronic warfare, missile defense, air defense - so there you need to build the structure from scratch.
      1. Vladimir16
        Vladimir16 11 September 2019 12: 42 New
        -3
        Quote: Honest Citizen
        will the Americans relocate their bases and army? To pshekia? There is not much space.

        Have you looked at the map for a long time?

        Is there little space in Poland? laughing

        Poland and Romania are countries in which mattresses deployed missile defense.

        Once again, open the map and see where it is, Poland and Romania. And how much is Poland and Romania.

        Not a place interested in mattresses, but German control.
        You can’t besiege Germans from Poland. wink
        1. Honest Citizen
          Honest Citizen 11 September 2019 12: 52 New
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          Once again, open the map and see where it is, Poland and Romania. And how much is Poland and Romania.

          Poland - 12 missiles, Romania - 8 missiles.
          This answer will suit?
    3. YOUR
      YOUR 11 September 2019 12: 14 New
      +2
      That they are so protected from the deployment of short and medium-range missiles. The US will not help us, which means they have nothing to do here.
    4. Civil
      Civil 11 September 2019 12: 47 New
      0
      Grandmother in old age woke up? I realized that I’m dreaming.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 11 September 2019 14: 18 New
        +2
        She had no conscience and in her youth, so where did she come from now? Do you recognize anyone?
        1. Kontrik
          Kontrik 11 September 2019 17: 56 New
          -3
          Quote: Ros 56
          Do you recognize anyone?

          I found out, but I wouldn’t drink so much at that time if I went to a meeting .. lol crying
          In fact, in mediocre so nothing, you can once .. wassat
        2. Tatyana
          Tatyana 11 September 2019 18: 03 New
          +1
          Ha! Now for this photo someone will get a ban from administrators or a warning from moderators! laughing
          In the photo, young Merkel is the most beautiful! good
          No wonder Kolya’s guards called him Merkel’s protege “Kolya’s girl”!
          1. Ros 56
            Ros 56 11 September 2019 18: 06 New
            +1
            And someone is happy with the ban. Ugly, even very. Especially with such epaulets.
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 11 September 2019 18: 19 New
              -1
              Ha! Yes, I am not at all happy for your bans and warnings! I'm just ridiculous! laughing

              Men-participants from this photo once again just can’t take their eyes off! good

              And each time someone on it thinks of itself as being blown up by a sexual mine - a ban or warning on “IN” rakes itself! angry
              But masculine nature stubbornly takes its all the same! lol
              And so every year to infinity! yes
              1. Ros 56
                Ros 56 11 September 2019 18: 28 New
                -1
                Very much mistaken, there is nothing to stop the eye there.
                1. Tatyana
                  Tatyana 11 September 2019 18: 36 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Ros 56
                  what is there to stop the eye.

                  On everything !!! Everything is with her!
                  In my youth I painted portraits - and Merkel in this photo of the three girls is very sexy!
                  If you didn’t know that she was Merkel, then you would be on her too, just as Kol would be fixated!

                  1. Ros 56
                    Ros 56 12 September 2019 08: 02 New
                    0
                    I’m not from a hungry land, we prefer Ukrainian girls and Russian girls, Polish pretty girls, rather than monsters from the Baltic and European countries. One Lagarde is worth it, I won’t drink so much. laughing hi
          2. Kontrik
            Kontrik 11 September 2019 20: 47 New
            +1
            Quote: Tatiana
            No wonder Kolya’s guards called him Merkel’s protege “Kolya’s girl”!

            Kohl her, Merkel courted the young (taught politics) and brought to the political Olympus .. But she betrayed him later .. Well, it happens often in Europe!
            1. Tatyana
              Tatyana 11 September 2019 21: 12 New
              +1
              Quote: Kontrik
              But she betrayed him later.

              That's for sure! Kohl was very worried about this in his memoirs.

              But, as they say, not everything and not a century is a carnival!
              Nature takes its toll and eternal youth does not exist.

              Still, they remained friends.
              1. Kontrik
                Kontrik 11 September 2019 21: 20 New
                +1
                Quote: Tatiana
                Still, they remained friends.

                Tatyana did not know! Well, thank God that's so hi
    5. LON
      LON 11 September 2019 15: 25 New
      0
      Quote: CAT BAYUN
      Bah .... Has the old woman regained sight?

      If she had seen, she would not have agreed to an increase in military spending up to 2%, and "There are good reasons for deploying the US military in Germany, including the availability of high-quality infrastructure, which was invested heavily in, said at a press conference in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel, commenting on the statements of the US ambassador about the possible redeployment of part of the troops to Poland. "https://ria.ru/20190814/1557499559.html So do not flatter yourself with her verbal attacks.
    6. Kontrik
      Kontrik 11 September 2019 17: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: CAT BAYUN
      Bah .... Has the old woman regained sight? Or fear lost before retirement?

      And you did not notice Vasily such a tendency among European politicians ..
      "As soon as they become ex-people or close to it, they begin to speak sound thoughts .."
      Paradox or fear that you have to answer for bazaars ..?
      1. CAT BAIYUN
        CAT BAIYUN 11 September 2019 19: 33 New
        +1
        I noticed a long time. After receiving the prefix "ex", people change. Maybe in this way they maintain their own significance ... Who will understand them ...
        1. Kontrik
          Kontrik 11 September 2019 20: 25 New
          0
          Quote: CAT BAYUN
          Maybe in this way they maintain their own significance ... Who will understand them exx these ...

          Or maybe their conscience torments crying ? Sometimes this is Russophobic, for the sake of posts and money. You read them and wonder how quickly the worldview changes hehe
          Therefore, probably in Russia the film "Brother" in the 90's became a cult
          POWER IS IN THE TRUTH !.
          We always knew this in the days of the USSR hi (the crooks were also missing, and even accumulated too much in 80's .. the critical mass and tore everything to shreds)))))
          1. CAT BAIYUN
            CAT BAIYUN 11 September 2019 22: 42 New
            +1
            Or maybe their conscience torments

            Conscience? It may torment, but for what reason it is difficult to understand. We, Russians and Europeans, now have very different value systems. They used to be quite different before ... Remember what the Euro Catholics did in their own countries and in the colonized territories. Horror. And this is all within the framework of their value system. And their conscience did not torment them when the hands of slaves were chopped off for stealing food from a plantation. And their conscience did not torment them, when during the Second World War they shot and killed civilians.
            Their conscience has an existing concept, but it is very vague and very selectively applied.
            Apparently, as you have indicated, the "ex" prefix syndrome makes itself felt, or you decided to cut money regardless of the state curators: who are already trying to create their own European armed forces.
            She didn’t say about the absence of a threat from Russia.
            Sorry, for the "many letters" .. I do not believe them, European earplugs ....
  2. Tuzik
    Tuzik 11 September 2019 12: 06 New
    +1
    I hope someday Europe will unite and drive the minke whales from their continent.
  3. shubin
    shubin 11 September 2019 12: 08 New
    +4
    And all the same, it comes down to a military confrontation. Have you tried to be friends?
  4. Sniper
    Sniper 11 September 2019 12: 20 New
    0
    Vor allem Deutschland ?? I heard it somewhere
  5. Alien From
    Alien From 11 September 2019 12: 28 New
    -1
    Here is this statement ... Frau campaign for the next term completely stopped counting .....
  6. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery 11 September 2019 12: 37 New
    +1
    Hitler, Napoleon - Russia defended Europe from them!
  7. novobranets
    novobranets 11 September 2019 12: 46 New
    0
    ... US President Donald Trump directly criticizes the German authorities for the insufficient military spending on NATO. He has repeatedly stated that Europe must pay more to the United States to provide protection against attack.
    I did not understand, this one, who is Trump, who is he, a businessman or a retailer? He has long been trying to degrease an old woman in Europe, but she, despite her age and sclerosis, does not want to shell out. Apparently tales of horror stories about the Russian threat have become boring.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 11 September 2019 12: 56 New
    0
    From their own safety, to their own dominance of the couple, the three Wishlist are separated! It's expensive, the neighbors will be against, the big brother will be sharply against .....
  9. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 11 September 2019 13: 01 New
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    In addition, US President Donald Trump directly criticizes the German authorities for the insufficient military spending on NATO. He has repeatedly stated that Europe must pay more to the United States to provide protection against attack.
    Therefore, she stressed, Europe needs to make its own efforts to ensure security.
    There are no fatal contradictions.
    This is especially true of Germany, which the United States "puts sticks in the wheels" in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline, which is very important for Berlin.
    "You need to beat your face for this. Europe is our cow and we will milk it." To mutual pleasure, for our gas is cheap, like no one else.
  10. zenion
    zenion 11 September 2019 13: 03 New
    0
    Who, besides America, wants to attack Europe? On the horizon, others are not visible.
  11. Tartar
    Tartar 11 September 2019 13: 08 New
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    Quote: CAT BAYUN
    Something died in the forest ... sometimes strange things are said in France, then in Germany ....

    This is all due to the European integration of Russia.
  12. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 11 September 2019 13: 14 New
    +2
    Senile mind-mind! In Brussels one thing, Trump another, in the Bundestag the third. What can I say, if she said that the "Norman group" will meet in the next two weeks, while emphasizing, "We are responsible for removing the tension between Russia and Ukraine."
    In even how! That is, Russia at the meeting, with its submission, is represented as a defendant, France and Germany will act as a peacemaker, and Ukraine as a victim. Cool!
    Didn’t France and Germany promise something to Yanukovych in Kiev, and after the coup d'etat the next day, they pretended to know nothing and not interfere in anything? Russia was not at that meeting!
    Is Russia, along with France and Germany, not one of the guarantors of the implementation of the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict in the Donbass?
    Why did the Russian Foreign Ministry keep silent, didn’t they notice, or the usual condescension to the old woman? But in the world media, these words, in the absence of reaction from Russia, will react quickly and “adequately”.
    Not every time you need to adhere to the principle - “I’ll sit on the shore, see where the water flows”!
  13. Astra55
    Astra55 11 September 2019 13: 39 New
    +4
    They did not try to think? What are they being protected from.
    That’s why, why should Russia attack Germany?
    Or maybe our General Staff is sleeping and sees how to attack Portugal?
    fool
  14. yehat
    yehat 11 September 2019 13: 43 New
    0
    Quote: Astra55
    Or maybe our General Staff is sleeping and sees how to attack Portugal?

    cheese is not enough, maybe they plan laughing
  15. yehat
    yehat 11 September 2019 13: 45 New
    0
    it seems the Germans are still starting a trade war with the United States
    No wonder they began to dissociate themselves.
  16. Evil echo
    Evil echo 11 September 2019 13: 57 New
    -1
    If, from the time of Bismarck, friends with Germany had been made, the whole history of Russia as well as Europe would have been different. And now this will not be allowed to materialize.
  17. sergo1914
    sergo1914 11 September 2019 16: 45 New
    0
    And what is Germany squealing about? Does it have territories (large islands) in the Arctic zone? Norwegians should think about it. Yes, and Iceland is at risk.
  18. DWG1905
    DWG1905 11 September 2019 17: 01 New
    0
    Friendship with the Germans will not work. They consider themselves the highest race (now silently to themselves), and Frau recalls that our bicycle was stolen from her. If, for example, we would not join the 1 MB, but suppose, we would adopt a policy of armed neutrality. Germany would make a truncated Entente year in 1915. The Americans would not have time to enter the war. Further they would, having headed Europe, set to work for us, but as we recall, we have a revolutionary situation, i.e. we are obviously weaker. Further field for lovers of alternative history. If we were to turn history back, there was no need to declare war on Napoleon, and together bring down the British Empire, here we have a chance. France does not need living space in the east. If we look at the ally in the future, then this is not strange Poland. When the United States weakens, purely due to racial problems, there will be no white people, the timing can be calculated, the dynamics of changes in racial composition are known), and in Germany and France there will be a caliphate, the Poles will come running. I have long read that the mess according to the calculations of the year in 2040, again we liberate Europe, but I do not want my grandchildren to do this. And that Frau walks naked, it’s normal for a politician without complexes (conscience has nothing to do with it), and in general, as my com said, all people are born naked and should sit in trees. It’s about the fact that I like to swing on chairs.
  19. Karaul14
    Karaul14 11 September 2019 17: 58 New
    -1
    Trump’s words have a logic - Germany doesn’t allocate enough for defense, because the United States protects them and at the same time finances Russia, purchasing energy from it and building new gas pipelines. There is no logic in Merkel’s words - we will allocate little, finance Russia and at the same time we will not rely on the USA in any way, despite the fact that the Bundeswehr is nothing of itself, just because Germany relies on the USA and does not allocate funds for defense.
  20. aszzz888
    aszzz888 12 September 2019 04: 47 New
    0
    He has repeatedly stated that Europe must pay more to the United States to provide protection against attack.
    And when was the last attack on this Europe? laughing