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Premieres of a number of German lands ask the United States not to withdraw troops


In Germany, a campaign is gaining momentum in which local authorities take the initiative not to withdraw the American contingent. All this is positioned as an expression of the will "from below."

At the moment, with such an appeal to the American authorities made in 4 federal states of Germany. The local prime ministers say that their tasks in power include "ensuring security." And, according to their logic, without staying in the territories entrusted to them by American soldiers and officers, it will not be possible to ensure security there ...

Recall that earlier the US president signed a document to reduce the size of the American contingent in Germany by about a third. About 9,5 thousand military men will be withdrawn from the country, having reduced the personnel of the US Armed Forces in Germany to 25 thousand military personnel.

The premieres of the German federal states described their request in letters not to the US administration, but to Congress. Letters to Washington came from Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The prime ministers of these lands declare that they are only going to strengthen partnership with the United States and ensure an American military presence in Germany.

There is currently no data on the reaction of Congress. At the same time, some politicians in Germany themselves consider these letters to be a planned American action, which may be supported by the US Democratic Party.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 20 July 2020 06: 54
    Nothing personal, just business!
    Grandmothers from the US military will leave for Poland.
    1. marchcat
      marchcat 20 July 2020 06: 59
      Well, either the well-paid prime ministers of the German federal states, or the case is really "seams", what would such a write to the American Congress.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 20 July 2020 07: 03
        Quote: marchcat
        Well, or well-paid premieres of German federal states

        Okinawa's municipalities are also not enthusiastic about the possible (right now!) Reduction of US bases.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 20 July 2020 09: 43
          Moreover, certain politicians in Germany itself consider these letters a planned American action, behind which the US Democratic Party may stand.

          Definitely just like that! These are the paid agents of the foreign influence of the demshizoid war party of the American globalists!
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 20 July 2020 10: 59
            The Prime Ministers of the four German regions - Markus Seder (Bavaria), Winfried Kretschmann (Baden-Württemberg), Volker Buf (Hesse) and Mal Dreyer (Rhineland-Palatinate) - did not just send a joint letter to EXACTLY 13 American senators and members of the US House of Representatives with a request to prevent a PARTIAL withdrawal of US troops stationed in the FRG.
            The message was written by the prime ministers of those four federal states, in which the most important strongholds of the United States in Germany are located. Namely:
            1. The Bavarian Grafenwehr is home to one of the largest American polygons in Europe.
            2. In Rhineland-Palatinate in the west of the country is the Ramstein Air Base - the largest stronghold of the US Air Force outside the United States. It serves as the most important transshipment point for the transportation of US cargo and personnel, including to Afghanistan and Iraq. The nearby town of Landstuhl is home to the largest American hospital outside the United States. Nearly all American soldiers injured in overseas operations go here.
            3. In Stuttgart (Baden-Württemberg) is the command center from which the Americans manage missions in Africa.
            4. In Wiesbaden (Hesse) - the headquarters of the US Army in Europe.

            Zeder, Kretschmann, Boufier and Dreyer emphasize in the letter that The AMERICAN bases in Germany are "the backbone of the US presence in Europe and the capability of NATO" and serve US STRATEGIC interests for the transatlantic partnership.
            Therefore, they turned specifically to American politicians, which are on the committees on US security and defense policy or who have already made critical statements about the reduction in the number of troops in the FRG. For example, to such American politicians as former Republican presidential candidate; now Senator Mitt Romney (from Utah) in order to strengthen the position of the opponents of the withdrawal of part of the American forces from Germany in the USA itself

            Well, about the fact that it was precisely in the opinion of 4 prime ministers of the German federal states, who sent a letter to the United States, that "this partnership binds not only both states, but (allegedly) their inhabitants," especially during the coronavirus pandemic. 19 - one can only guess.
            1. Charik
              Charik 21 July 2020 19: 21
              for the transportation of goods and US personnel, including to Afghanistan and Iraq-ah, that's where the pantry of drug trafficking is - sprinkle with covid and pour a newbie
    2. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 20 July 2020 08: 33
      Merkel to drown, sir gentlemen wish
  2. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 20 July 2020 06: 56
    German water is slowly trying to undermine American stone. In part to shine like a cat. smile
  3. V1er
    V1er 20 July 2020 07: 14
    In what country will you see this?) So that, for example, some governor of the region asked the congress of a foreign state not to withdraw troops) And even better to introduce. good If I were Frau Merkel, I would send these mayors into retirement)
    1. Zeev zeev
      Zeev zeev 20 July 2020 07: 25
      Frau Merkel does not have the authority to dismiss officials of the federal states. Moreover, representatives of the local government elected by the people.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 20 July 2020 10: 07
        In some cases, the federal authorities of the Federal Republic of Germany, after the verdict of the Constitutional Court, may suspend the activities of the land or municipal authorities or announce early elections. But not in this case.
    2. Svetlana
      Svetlana 20 July 2020 08: 14
      As already mentioned, according to the law, the Bundescan Chancellor does not appoint or dismiss a representative of the land authorities. On the contrary - a meeting of representatives of the lands (Bundestag), selects the Bundescan Chancellor.
  4. svp67
    svp67 20 July 2020 07: 19
    Yes, really ... it's all about the money. The American base is jobs for the German population and not only at the base itself, but also around it, the same shops, clubs and cafes where Americans go, and if they are not there, then we urgently need to think about how to provide jobs for the freed hands .. ...
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 20 July 2020 08: 08
      Quote: svp67
      then we urgently need to think about how to provide work for the freed hands

      This is precisely the point. 9.5 thousand warriors is at least 9.5 million per month from the turnover of land ...
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 20 July 2020 10: 57
      Quite right. At one time, Obama reduced the number of bases in Germany (and in the world)
      several times. And also the German mayors of towns and villages asked to leave the base.
      American soldiers and officers are contract soldiers with high salaries.
      More than German salaries.
      And they leave money in Germany, living in apartments, eating in restaurants.
    3. Charik
      Charik 21 July 2020 19: 27
      American base is drug trafficking and lafa for socially reduced people
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 20 July 2020 07: 30
    looks like a custom action ... quite in the spirit of the Washington regional committee ...
    but they did not try to rely on the Bundeswehr in ensuring security there?
  6. Avior
    Avior 20 July 2020 07: 41
    American bases are jobs for locals, budget revenues from the work of all kinds of bars, restaurants and other things, and this is a noticeable amount, so it is not surprising that directly in the lands where there are bases are against their withdrawal
  7. Ros 56
    Ros 56 20 July 2020 07: 54
    I wonder how much the striped ones bought them for?
    1. Zeev zeev
      Zeev zeev 20 July 2020 08: 11
      For a couple of tens of thousands of jobs that exist thanks to American military bases. The service sector, the supply of products, the infrastructure around the bases are millions of euros of net income for the local population.
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 20 July 2020 08: 13
        Oh, these storytellers.
    2. halpat
      halpat 20 July 2020 08: 14
      Quote: Ros 56
      I wonder how much the striped ones bought them for?

      previous authors wrote “for how much” - for jobs in infrastructure serving American bases.
      personal reward is also likely to come with it.
      Right now, the land will still begin to separate. At the very least, no one bothers them to begin to covet about it.
      And Berlin will remain + East Germany, and the rest will be independent (on which nothing depends) the states of free Europe.
      Otto von Bismarck tried, tried ...
  8. Alien From
    Alien From 20 July 2020 08: 35
    Mattresses like cockroaches, get the hell out!
  9. Asad
    Asad 20 July 2020 08: 43
    Everything is on the heap, and money for bases, and jobs. Yes and the Bundesfer think so-so a defender, although knowledgeable comrades will correct if not right.
  10. Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 20 July 2020 10: 14
    Letters to Washington came from Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.
    The entire "South" of the FRG against the "North" or the "old Nazi guard" has woken up?
  11. askort154
    askort154 20 July 2020 10: 19
    The prime ministers of these lands declare that they are only going to strengthen the partnership with the United States and ensure the American military presence in Germany.

    This is not about the economy, as some people think. This is naive. How can 35 thousand foreigners influence the economy, not only the country, the leader in the world, but even some region. Germany is not "Somalia". And 35 thousand, soldier, that's not even 350! This is not a question of economics or security. This is a matter of strategic policy in today's Germany. For today
    "center forward" in Europe - Germany. France on the sidelines, England removed.
    Germany is increasingly becoming uncompromising with the United States, especially after the squabble over the SP-2. The United States began to openly put pressure on Germany to withdraw its troops to Poland, thereby making it the first "lady hyena" in Europe. Knowing the mores of the "hyena", some Germans believe that it is better to lick Anglo-Saxon boots than to be in the mouth
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 July 2020 10: 55
    Premieres of a number of German lands ask the United States not to withdraw troops
    Not surprising. When tolerance has washed all their brains, some premieres cannot give up the pleasure of being enjoyed by the Americans.
  13. bald
    bald 20 July 2020 11: 50
    True Germans never had pribluda, and this is all purchased husk, by the way, shame on the Germans for the patience of the authorities.
  14. musorg
    musorg 20 July 2020 14: 39
    They no longer think of living without a leash around their necks!
    1. Baron pardus
      Baron pardus 22 July 2020 00: 08
      our soldiers love to waste money. If so, then this is a huge income for local businesses. Our bases will not exist, business income will fall. So this is a request only for economic reasons.
  15. Ryaruav
    Ryaruav 20 July 2020 18: 14
    federal structure of the state is worse than centralized
  16. Charik
    Charik 21 July 2020 19: 18
    Take on the sight of the land
  17. Baron pardus
    Baron pardus 22 July 2020 00: 07
    Our soldiers are well paid. Even outside the war zone, supplements for "service abroad" are coming. And our soldiers, like all soldiers, love to eat well and drink well and dress up, after all, the rat race and the desire to boo has not been canceled. And some of us also go to museums and concerts. Therefore, any of our bases is just manna from heaven for local small and medium-sized businesses. Where do we buy civilian clothes? Where do we go to eat and drink? Where do we invite the local girls? To local bars, pubs and clubs and restaurants. So the "tearful requests" of "some prime ministers" have no other source than financial.