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Merkel called on Europe to think about the future without US global leadership

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Merkel called on Europe to think about the future without US global leadership

Europe needs to think about its own security amid the fact that the United States is no longer a world leader and can no longer defend European countries. This was stated by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


In an interview with several European publications, Merkel said that European countries need to seriously think about a new reality, where the United States no longer seeks to play the role of world leader. She called on Europe to build up its military capabilities on its own, and not wait for the help of the Americans.

We grew up with a certain understanding that the United States wants to be a world power. If the United States now wants to stop playing this role of its own free will, we would need to seriously think about it.

- emphasized Merkel.

According to her, American troops in Germany not only played the role of defender of NATO countries, but also defended the interests of Washington. Merkel promised to continue to increase military spending in Germany, while maintaining "commitment to NATO" and the "nuclear umbrella." At the same time, she called on European countries to increase defense spending.

But, of course, Europe must bear a greater burden (of costs) than during the Cold War

- she emphasized.

Merkel had previously criticized the United States and urged Europe to “think more about its defense” and not rely on the American army.
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  1. Evil543
    Evil543 27 June 2020 07: 38
    +9
    Whose old woman is rushing against the hegemon? laughing
    1. Far B
      Far B 27 June 2020 08: 32
      +9
      She is not against the hegemon. She is about
      greater burden than during the cold war
      And this is much worse. They would, in fact, not install nuclear, but Islamic-African umbrellas. Db.
      1. NIKN
        NIKN 27 June 2020 10: 19
        +4
        Quote: Dalny V
        And this is much worse.

        Better for them. The point is not in protection, but in the fact that now the United States will not pay but for itself, it’s really necessary to propagandize for increased costs, but otherwise it’s the same there, Although it may be a tricky move, The fact is that everyone will have their own a nuclear umbrella and like, to strike in the USA in case of what would they have nothing to do with it ..., But in the end, Germany is trying to become Europe’s hegemon against any weakening USA, that’s fine, they’ll still fight there.
        1. Pravodel
          Pravodel 27 June 2020 16: 46
          0
          Germany is not so simple. The hegemon in geyrop, of course, is a serious danger to Russia, but an even greater danger is the revival of German military-political hegemony. 2 wars already had this. The hegemon saves the geyropa from the revival of German militarism. In this regard, what is better and what is worse is difficult to say. And it’s so bad and so bad ... What is the result, it’s hard to say.
    2. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 27 June 2020 09: 55
      +2
      So she is almost ours, she was born in the GDR and learned Russian. She skated to Moscow in her youth.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 27 June 2020 11: 13
        +2
        Quote: Herman 4223
        So she is almost ours, she was born in the GDR and learned Russian.

        Yeah ... and the nudist was ... the photo is black and white walking on the internet. I can’t put it there, because they may consider that this is a porn advertisement.
        1. Herman 4223
          Herman 4223 27 June 2020 12: 12
          +3
          Someone took pictures of scary girls and left it for memory. I can imagine how the photographer was later surprised when the one on the photo was shown on TV.
    3. halpat
      halpat 27 June 2020 11: 05
      +6
      Quote: Evil543
      Whose old woman is rushing against the hegemon? laughing

      She doesn’t rush at all, if you carefully read.
      She says: If Uncle Sam, the white owner, ceases to have us in all openings and gets off of us OF YOUR OWN will, you will have to think ... winked

      If this is “rushing against,” then I am Generalissimo Suvorov.
      Who will get down from Europe of their own free will? It’s so nice to tear multibillion-dollar fines from it for nothing (for example, from banks and large corporations), to bend for an increase in military government spending, the raped Europe has considerable money.
      Bearing the hardships and deprivations of military service there is much more pleasant.

      It is not in Yemen or Afghanistan to swallow dust unsuccessfully. And in order to at least somehow pay off, you have to roof, groom and cherish the plantations of opium poppy, hemp and the like. Or stupidly steal oil in the north of Syria, closely interacting with a diverse crowd of natives in every sense and the Turkish Sultan, who, according to Uncle Sam’s failed plan, had long gone to go to Allah.
      1. alone
        alone 27 June 2020 15: 38
        +1
        Quote: Halpat
        She doesn’t rush at all, if you carefully read.

        Of course not pret..This is the United States hitting the EU, demanding that the EU countries increase defense spending ..
    4. Prisoner
      Prisoner 27 June 2020 13: 19
      +1
      And where is she rushing? On the contrary, things are very pleasant for pins. A commitment to NATO, an increase in their own military spending, is the same oil for their souls.
    5. Dron_sk
      Dron_sk 27 June 2020 14: 06
      +1
      Is it against? The United States has repeatedly reproached Germany for giving too little money to the defense industry. And now Merkel herself is calling for an increase in these costs. Europe does not see the United States as a potential adversary against which these defense spending is increasing ... The United States will be an ally of a united Europe in any situation, and Europe will be united, because they understand that against the backdrop of the growing power of China and developing countries, they can now only represent force as a whole, therefore, Germany will not rock the UK and France and vice versa.
      So the United States will benefit from the increase in defense spending in Europe, certainly not Russia and China. Therefore, stop fooling around at every occasion, where it seems to you that the feces are being watered by the United States.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 27 June 2020 07: 39
    +5
    An old woman before retirement suddenly began to grow abruptly. I imagine what she will say; when she leaves the post of chancellor !!!
    1. AlexVas44
      AlexVas44 27 June 2020 08: 11
      +3
      It is strange how she began to grow wiser:
      Merkel has pledged to continue to increase Germany's military spending while maintaining "NATO commitment" and the "nuclear umbrella." At the same time, she called on European countries to increase defense spending.

      If you remove the words about defense, then obviously smells of revenge.
      1. depressant
        depressant 27 June 2020 08: 33
        +5
        A colleague of tralflot1832, "old lady" Merkel, was forced to sharply wiser by the US plans to impose insane duties on the export of German products to their country - amid falling profits from oil exports due to the epidemic. Only the nearest tariff plans - for $ 3,1 billion. Further more. Wiser here. Let them butt.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 27 June 2020 09: 22
          +1
          The United States is cutting everyone down. Today +45 kapronoviruses about what kind of economic recovery can be discussed. It seems that the states are following the path of the USSR, they are fine on paper. She can bear it all. Bakinsky can print but everything has its limits. It will be fun. A colleague fully agrees with you. Let them butt, they have big and different sanctions.
    2. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 27 June 2020 09: 02
      0
      Quote: tralflot1832
      An old woman before retirement suddenly began to grow abruptly. I imagine what she will say; when she leaves the post of chancellor !!!

      to speak not to carry bags.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 June 2020 07: 42
    +4
    However! The revival of the European army without the United States? And, I guess, without Britain. Something that vaguely reminds me ... the USSR did not defeat such an army in the 45th? It’s good that the spoiled Europeans are not very similar to the people after the WWII ...
    1. Gato
      Gato 27 June 2020 08: 43
      +1
      Strongly not like ...
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 27 June 2020 07: 44
    +7
    Merkel promised to continue to increase military spending in Germany ...

    Trump said - "it is necessary", Merkel answered - "there is."
    1. aybolyt678
      aybolyt678 27 June 2020 07: 56
      +3
      Quote: Doccor18
      Trump said - "must", Merkel said - "yes"

      this is the key, Hitler was also given some independence, everything else blah blah blah
    2. halpat
      halpat 27 June 2020 13: 20
      0
      Quote: Doccor18
      Merkel promised to continue to increase military spending in Germany ...

      Trump said - "it is necessary", Merkel answered - "there is."

      Not so :)) Trump / Obama / Bush said, and sometimes even the US ambassador to Germany and the whole of Europe, a little puff for the order, sucked together, well ... and someone started to lick his ass, this is from beginners, still not allowed to the sacred itself, so to speak.
  5. Stepych
    Stepych 27 June 2020 08: 00
    +1
    They didn’t spend money on the defense industry, and due to this they developed the industry. Now they will have to catch up, and catch up, because Russia during this time did not stand still.
    Buy weapons. No one will fight for you;)
    1. Herman 4223
      Herman 4223 27 June 2020 10: 14
      +1
      That is, in your opinion, Volkswagen or BMW for a state account in Germany developed because the latter did not spend on defense ???
      Do not explain the scheme how this happens, otherwise I thought the state was investing in the defense industry on the contrary, and this led to the development of industry.
  6. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 27 June 2020 08: 14
    +2
    But, of course, Europe must bear a greater burden (of costs) than during the Cold War

    Yes? Why not? One tribalt with Poland for all tear ...
  7. parusnik
    parusnik 27 June 2020 08: 14
    +1
    Let’s see how it will continue .... The Americans, in fact, were going to leave Germany during the time of the pandemic and the global economic crisis ...
  8. taiga2018
    taiga2018 27 June 2020 08: 21
    +1
    In short, Merkel called on Europe to look for a new master ... In general, the choice is not big, or China, or Germany itself, that is, what kind of Reich is already there ...
  9. Ham
    Ham 27 June 2020 08: 22
    +2
    Americans tried to behave with Germany as well as with Ukraine ... the result is in person ...
    very soon the Balts will remain in the allies of the "gigimon", and the rest of the Polish and Romanians ... oh yes, Kosovo ...
    In short, all those who destroyed the OVD and now they are breaking up NATO
    the only question is how much money the Euro-Papuans have enough to support American bases? eu obviously this banquet is not going to pay ...
  10. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 27 June 2020 08: 26
    +1
    "We grew up with a certain understanding that the United States wants to be a global power. If the United States now wants to stop playing this role of its own free will, we would have to seriously think about it."
    ---------
    The main message in these words. The USA is no longer a hegemon. The king is naked. The kicker is drunk.
  11. Avior
    Avior 27 June 2020 08: 28
    +4
    it follows from the article that Merkel supported Trump's proposals to increase European military spending.
    An unexpected turn, I thought they had a confrontation
    1. Brturin
      Brturin 27 June 2020 11: 58
      0
      Quote: Avior
      Merkel supported the proposals of trump to increase military spending in Europe

      not really, Trump demands interest from the budget for the contribution (now 2%, they talked about 4 or more), and theirs, which in defense considers this an "unsuitable tool" (they say the recession and the Bundeswehr will quickly do it, but ....) and they ready to take on 10% of the alliance's military power. Trump wants cash flow in a certain direction, Germans ....
      1. Avior
        Avior 27 June 2020 12: 46
        +1
        2 percent is not a contribution
        This is simply an obligation to spend no less than 2 percent on defense.
        How their country spends is her business.
        Although hypersonic missiles does, even hiking dry closets.

        Most importantly, for defense needs.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin 27 June 2020 13: 08
          +2
          Quote: Avior
          How their country spends is her business.

          But at the same time, French Defense Minister Florence Parly - "Personally, I am more worried about the idea that the strength of NATO solidarity may be due to the purchase of this or that equipment by the allies. The alliance must exist without any conditions, otherwise it is not an alliance ... NATO article on solidarity is called Article Five, not Article F-35 "
          And why then write to the US Deputy Secretary of State Ellen Lord, the head of European diplomacy Federica Mogherini with "concern" about European weapons programs ...
          1. Avior
            Avior 27 June 2020 15: 39
            -3
            . Art. Section 5 of the agreement provides for the creation of a collective defense system: the parties to the agreement agree that an armed attack on one or more of the participating countries will be considered an attack on all of them, and if this happens, each country, in exercise of the right to individual or collective defense, will help the victim of aggression, including the use of armed force.

            NATO Unification and Preferred Purchase of Arms from Each Other Long ago Accepted
            Therefore, the States are buying licenses for the Beretta, ship’s guns, etc.
            Now they have decided to build French-Italian frigates in large numbers for the fleet
            A f-35 France no one forces to buy
      2. halpat
        halpat 27 June 2020 13: 26
        0
        Quote: BrTurin
        Quote: Avior
        Merkel supported the proposals of trump to increase military spending in Europe

        not really, Trump demands interest from the budget for the contribution (now 2%, they talked about 4 or more), and theirs, which in defense considers this an "unsuitable tool" (they say the recession and the Bundeswehr will quickly do it, but ....) and they ready to take on 10% of the alliance's military power. Trump wants cash flow in a certain direction, Germans ....

        In 2016, even 2% was not, if you remember. And now 4% are already discussing all the crusts and nothing.
        1. Brturin
          Brturin 27 June 2020 13: 43
          0
          Quote: Halpat
          And now 4% are already discussing

          They are discussing, only those who "will not take - we will turn it off ...." will receive sanctions - "Most of them are now increasing their contributions to the NATO budget. With those who do not, we will have to speak differently and apply measures to them. in trade. In terms of trade, our opportunities are very great "- Trump at a press conference with Macron. Well, the Germans do not want such conditions, others offer
          1. Sergej1972
            Sergej1972 27 June 2020 14: 26
            +1
            What is the NATO budget? This is a small comparative amount for the maintenance of the apparatus of this organization. We are talking about increasing the military budgets of NATO countries as a percentage of their GDP. There are no arms purchases on behalf of NATO.
            1. Brturin
              Brturin 27 June 2020 14: 49
              0
              Even with an unsuccessful translation of this phrase - the meaning remains, Trump demands to reach the agreed percentage otherwise - get the sanctions that the Germans are asking for, give us our plot (10%), and how much we will spend this business on us.
              1. Avior
                Avior 27 June 2020 15: 42
                -3
                No, the point is different - if the States stop spending as much money on defense as they do now, then Germany will have to increase spending, like all of Europe
        2. Avior
          Avior 27 June 2020 15: 40
          -3
          They made a joint decision to spend 2 percent on defense
          No other decisions were made
  12. mark1
    mark1 27 June 2020 08: 36
    +3
    I see no reason to be happy. The United States will not leave Europe anywhere, at most it will relocate from one country to another (and even then partially) where they are better prepared to support. Europe will actively build up its military power. The result will be an American nuclear umbrella + missile defense areas + enlarged European cannon fodder and more aggressive rhetoric of the European Union (Kaliningrad will definitely be demanded). So far, no one has canceled the high probability of war, and we have already surrendered the "bridgeheads" - the territory of the Internal Affairs Directorate and the Union republics.
  13. Boris55
    Boris55 27 June 2020 08: 44
    +1
    "Even a donkey can kick a dead lion."
    Not yet completely dead, but as Hunchback said, the process has begun.

    Quote: mark1
    I see no reason for joy.

    This is a statement of fact. World governance passes to China.
    1. mark1
      mark1 27 June 2020 08: 56
      +2
      Quote: Boris55
      World governance passes to China.

      Managing the World is with someone who owns world resources (in this case, Siberia and the Arctic), so we are the field of future battles.
      1. Boris55
        Boris55 27 June 2020 09: 22
        +1
        Quote: mark1
        so we are the field of future battles.

        The war never ends, it only passes from one phase to another - from cold to hot and vice versa.

        Stolypin requested 20 years, Stalin - 10. Both of them were prevented by war. Putin took into account their experience and reliably protected the country from external threats. Today, with our help, changing the Constitution, he protects the country from internal enemies.
      2. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 27 June 2020 14: 52
        0
        The resources of Brazil are quite comparable with Russian.
  14. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 27 June 2020 09: 04
    +1
    Merkel's conversations bugged the United States, what can she do against?
  15. orionvitt
    orionvitt 27 June 2020 09: 12
    +4
    The gentlemen of the jury set off the ice. Kirdyk America. Moreover, Russia did not lift a finger, for the collapse of the states, they did everything themselves, according to their own recipe. We stock up on popcorn, the movie is already interesting now, and then it will be even more interesting.
  16. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 June 2020 09: 30
    0
    He is afraid that Indian soldiers will come to wash their boots in the Baltic Sea. laughing
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 27 June 2020 10: 23
    +2
    Only the politician who is about to retire can cast doubt on American power. Merkel will pay for such words.
  18. 123456789
    123456789 27 June 2020 10: 27
    0
    Quote: tralflot1832
    An old woman before retirement suddenly began to grow abruptly. I imagine what she will say; when she leaves the post of chancellor !!!

    Who will listen to her
  19. 123456789
    123456789 27 June 2020 10: 29
    +2
    Quote: orionvitt
    Kirdyk America.

    Did I miss something?
    1. Yura
      Yura 27 June 2020 11: 33
      +1
      Quote: 123456789
      Did I miss something?

      Like something, kirdyk and missed, It was just America, now America with Kirdyk. laughing
      1. Andrei Nikolaevich
        Andrei Nikolaevich 27 June 2020 11: 49
        0
        Wait .. Closer to the fall, Zhirinovsky will be distributing cookies on Negromaydan. And what will our forelocked neighbors do? .. Back to the slaves, to the Poles? ..
  20. demo
    demo 27 June 2020 10: 32
    +1
    We grew up with a certain understanding that the United States wants to be a world power. If the United States now wants to stop playing this role of its own free will, we would need to seriously think about it.

    - emphasized Merkel.


    We will transfer from diplomatic to human. (Although diplomats are also Homo Sapiens).
    The European countries that have been under the dictatorship and protectorate of the United States for the past 75 years have lost the very possibility of pursuing their own foreign policy, which is separate from looking at the hegemon.
    If the USA is further removed from the role of the pointing finger, European countries will not have the opportunity to independently choose the necessary foreign policy direction in the future.

    And so the biblical picture is seen.
    The blind man who followed his sighted guide all his life asked God for sight.
    And when he gave it to him, the sighted one died of horror, because he was horrified by the world around him.

    I'm not very skidded?
    Something I began to supplement the Bible with my speculations.
  21. 123456789
    123456789 27 June 2020 10: 47
    0
    Quote: Rebel
    Now, if Germany and Russia conclude an agreement, then little will not seem to anyone

    Already concluded in the 39th! Until the 45th, little seemed to anyone.

    What has been will be; and what has been done will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. 10. There is something that they say: "Look, this is new"; but this was already in the centuries before us. 11. There is no memory of the past; and what will be, there will be no memory for those who will be after.
    Old Testament: Book of Ecclesiastes: Chapter 1 / Patriarchy.ru
    patriarchia.ru ›bible / eccl /
    1. iouris
      iouris 27 June 2020 11: 28
      0
      Quote: 123456789
      Already concluded in the 39th!

      Do not engage in anti-Soviet anti-Russian propaganda. The "agreement" with Germany was signed in Munich, before that there was something else. And 1939 is completely different. Now an agreement between the Russian Federation and Germany is impossible. And the revival of the Reich is possible, and this is where things go.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 27 June 2020 12: 31
        +2
        Quote: iouris
        A revival of the Reich is possible and this is the case.

        And it looks like the owners, as in 1933, gave the go-ahead.
      2. forest1
        forest1 27 June 2020 17: 52
        0
        Quote: iouris
        And the 1939th is quite another.

        You do not understand this other.
  22. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 27 June 2020 11: 47
    0
    This is the number!)
  23. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 27 June 2020 12: 29
    +2
    But, of course, Europe must bear a greater burden (of costs) than during the Cold War
    But these words of grandmother Merkel, make you wary. Something the world has already passed in the late 30s of the last century.
  24. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 June 2020 16: 16
    -1
    Did the old brains begin to move and it dawned on her that the stripes in Europe were pursuing their selfish interests and were not going to protect the Europeans at all, but simply on their territory they wanted to clash with Russia until the last European, so as not to have a war in the states. For a long time not so complicated conclusions reach these cranks.
  25. 123456789
    123456789 28 June 2020 16: 38
    0
    Quote: iouris
    Quote: 123456789
    Already concluded in the 39th!

    Do not engage in anti-Soviet anti-Russian propaganda. The "agreement" with Germany was signed in Munich, before that there was something else. And 1939 is completely different. Now an agreement between the Russian Federation and Germany is impossible. And the revival of the Reich is possible, and this is where things go.

    “History is not a teacher, but a magistra vitae (teacher of life): she does not teach anything, but only punishes for ignorance of the lessons.
  26. Boris ⁣ Shaver
    Boris ⁣ Shaver 28 June 2020 19: 20
    0
    Yeah. Europpa always received a lot of happiness whenever the Germans began to arm themselves.