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Angela Merkel disaster

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Angela Merkel disaster



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For some reason, it has recently become customary to consider Angela Merkel a "major political figure", especially in comparison with Olaf Scholz. Say, there was a national leader, and the Germans trusted him ... And now what? But nothing.

It all looks strange and incomprehensible already. Angela Merkel really was in the post of Chancellor for quite a long time - 16 years, but this alone does not make her a major political figure. In any case, in a positive way.

Yes, a man was at the helm, yes, she made (key) decisions, yes, this is the first woman to hold the post of German Chancellor. Everything is so, but this alone cannot make her evaluate her activities exclusively positively.

I will not seriously consider its internal German policy. After all, I'm not German. From my point of view, it makes sense to pay attention to its international policy and its results.

And (looking ahead), so to speak, the foreign policy results of her reign are not that very positive.

I'm talking about Russia? Yes, I'm talking about Russia and Europe in general. The thing is that the decision on the "Russian direction" was one of the key ones for the German chancellor ("chancellor"). A lot depended on this.

Today it is customary to speak very derogatoryly about the foreign policy of Olaf Scholz, but ... What can he do? Having taken the post of chancellor, he, in fact, did not have the opportunity to lay out some kind of "his" foreign policy course, instead he ended up, so to speak, in the very center of the "political Maelström".

It's like in a computer game, when immediately after loading you are thrown into the thick of a huge battle.

All the most important political decisions were made earlier, and made by Angela Merkel. Why Olaf Scholz? He can be a good politician, he can be a bad politician, he can be a strong strategist, he can be no strategist - he simply does not have any opportunities to show all these qualities here and now.

All fundamental decisions were made long before he entered the office of the German Chancellor. And before Merkel, the Chancellor was the same Gerhard Schroeder. Which then actively cooperated with Gazprom and Rosneft.

The origins of the conflict


It is often customary to chatter about a certain combination of Russian resources and German industrial potential, about a certain "axis" Moscow-Berlin. Well, so - Schroeder is just “from there”. From the field of trying to do something in this direction.

It did not work out, this option for the development of the Germans was not interested. Not interested at all. And they followed Merkel, who began to pursue a "traditional" Euro-Atlantic policy with a focus on Washington. And, as a matter of fact, both the German electorate and the German elites were generally satisfied with this very course.

And so they ran to 2014 and to the second Maidan. Which Angela Merkel, acting in the paradigm of stubborn Euro-Atlanticism, fully supported, as she supported the imposition of sanctions against Russia. And, in fact, again, such a policy suited both the German voter and the German elites, but then problems began. It just wasn't very noticeable at first.

For obvious reasons, Russia was categorically not satisfied with the political results of Maidan-2, but they decided to simply ignore it.

And it was then that the foundations of that very “military special operation” were laid. Because no one wanted to consider a political solution in Europe and the USA.

That is, of course, yes, today the situation in the field of "European security" is simply catastrophic, but this is not accidental and not "suddenly".

The foundation for this most catastrophic situation was laid a very long time ago. Yes, almost all the time of the reign of Mrs. Merkel. Quite simply, a "key decision" was made: Russia's political interests can be ignored. Generally.

And economic cooperation in certain areas. With a complete "ignorance" of Russian political interests.

That is, the conflict did not arise out of the blue. The reasons are fundamental. And what, in fact, can Olaf Scholz, who came to the post of Chancellor in 2021, do about this?

All cards were dealt before him. This is not what I want to smear "friend Olaf" at any cost. No, that's not the point.

The fact is that geopolitical decisions often have very far-reaching consequences. Frau Merkel pursued an openly anti-Russian foreign policy during all the years of her reign, what we have now is just the result of such a policy.

She didn't have to be a "Russophile", she just had to remember that she was more of a Central European politician than a North American one. Another geography, other problems, other interests.

No emotions, pure technocracy.

Here is the frank failure of the foreign policy of the first "chancellor" in stories in general, it somehow makes one think that politics is most likely not a woman's occupation.

If anything, then the “Iron Lady Thatcher” left behind very ambiguous memories in Britain. It's all about pettiness, vindictiveness and the fundamental inability to forgive. Many British people for a very long time could not forgive the Conservatives for the methods and results of her rule. And after many years they do not want to vote for the "conservatives", because there was a "evil Thatcher". And the results of her reign were very ambiguous, not only for Britain as a whole, but also specifically for the Conservatives. The girl turned British politics into a "kitchen showdown." And even so.

It's not that simple, if anything.

It seems that "strategic vision" in politics is more of a masculine quality than a feminine one.

In order for the country of Ukraine to plunge into the abyss of war, very, very many conditions were needed. And Frau Merkel created a significant part of them.

With confidence worthy of a better use, like a steam locomotive, she rushed forward, and the Germans obediently ran after her. And then “zrada” happened (I love this Ukrainian word). The German Express has come to a standstill.

There is not only foreign policy Russophobia, there is also a “green agenda” and “unrequited love for migrants”. And this is all in general and led to today's "European crisis".

That is, you, "being independent", can, of course, make any decisions, but it is not a fact that these decisions will certainly lead to positive results.

Far from a fact.

That is, this very crisis, in the waves of which Olaf Scholz has to hang out, was preparing for a very long time, when at first glance everything was relatively good.

Politics is not as easy as it seems


And then Madame "Chancellor" made very bold and very far-reaching decisions. And now it's time to reap the rewards. “Aunt Merkel” got off just in time ...

That is, the crisis in Europe is systemic, and it will not end just like that. And here it is not only about Russia and relations with it, but also about them. That is, in theory, there were many problems in Europe even without large-scale hostilities in Ukraine.

There is, as it were, an advertising image of "civilized Europe", and there is a real situation with a rather loose and heterogeneous political entity called the European Union.

From the author's point of view, one of the main problems of the EU leaders is precisely the wrong assessment (categorically wrong) of the role and place of the European Union in the modern world. In principle, all this also applies to European voters. They consider themselves better and more progressive. They believe that they are representatives of a "super-civilization", and if so, they "have the right."

The irresponsible expansionist policy of the European Union led to the military-political tragedy of Armenia (the defeat in Karabakh). They promised a lot of things to Yerevan and resolutely opposed Russian political influence, and at the hour of "H" it suddenly turned out that they really could not do anything (or did not want to, or they were forbidden).

And this was a big surprise for the Armenian side. The fact that there is nothing at all behind the promises of European diplomats. They are ready to “oppose Russia in the Caucasus” as it were, but they are not ready to save the Armenians from the Turkish-Azerbaijani threat. We play here, we don't play here.

Something similar (and even more) happened to the Baltics. It seems to be both the EU and NATO ... But somehow there is no way with the solution of economic problems. In fact, for Russia it was a “window to Europe” with all the consequences, for Europe… No, not a window. Rather - Kamchatka. And no one was in a hurry to invest there.

And here and now there are serious doubts about the readiness of the Europeans to weapons in the hands of defending the Baltic countries.

But this was most clearly manifested in relation to Ukraine. European politicians fully supported the "European choice of Kyiv." And they completely ignored all the concerns of Russia. That made a military conflict absolutely inevitable. Just cruelty and intransigence during the confrontation in the Donbass is precisely from there - from the "brilliant" policy, the main provision of which is the fact that Russia can be ignored. And Ukraine will be European.

From the point of view of European politicians, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Sevastopol are Ukraine. All point. It is absolutely impossible to change something now. Those who in Russia are in favor of "peace" somehow do not want to take this particular moment into account. Europe is set for the complete and unconditional surrender of Russia.

That's right, and nothing else. Because Europe is “good and democratic”, but Russia is just not. Therefore, "bad Russia" must inevitably lose. And ukropolitiki are completely focused on the West. And they do not listen to any Russia, and they will not listen.

As a result, the “pink idealists” lead the “poorly educated villagers” into a deep abyss. The US is somehow different. The United States is far away, and they have their own problems and their own interests. And Europe is nearby, and the problem of Russian energy supplies and the influx of Ukrainian refugees are problems of Europe, not the United States.

Smart decisions should have been made earlier


And the Europeans (and specifically "Aunt Merkel") in 2014 could have shown much more caution and discretion, and not jump into an incomprehensible military conflict with vague prospects. For some reason, they decided that the victory was in their pocket, and they just needed to “put the squeeze on”. It's not about some abstract "love for distant Russia", it's about direct adherence to your own geopolitical interests.

I agree that this conflict is categorically unprofitable for Russia, but capitulation is far from the best way out of a difficult situation. But, as the future showed, Europe did not really need this conflict around Kyiv either. This is if you look at the whole conflict as a whole, and not at its individual moments.

You know, I'm still against the term "united West". It's like stupidity. Because an American from the Midwest does not care deeply about the economic problems of a resident of Bulgaria. And the London financier is deeply indifferent to the problems of the Sicilian peasant.

The same America is actively trying to create the illusion that it exists, this "united West", including Japan, but in fact - not everything is so simple.

And yet, even if you look at it as a whole, Europe is separate, and the United States is separate. Everyone has their own problems, as the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine in February 2022 showed. And big (huge) problems began first of all for many Europeans. They are connected not only with the hostilities in Ukraine, but these very hostilities exacerbate everything.

In 2014, Angela Merkel stood next to Barack Obama and in the strongest terms announced her opposition to Russia. And this is a critical moment in German and European history. And it’s impossible to “win back” and “beat” it. Actually, yes, the German voter generally supported Mrs. Chancellor. That's where it all came to a head.

Today's events in Ukraine are just the consequences of that very decision. And it is impossible to return “everything back”, simply because it did not start yesterday or the day before yesterday. It started from the moment Angela Merkel came to power.

Preparation for this very war in Ukraine. That is, all this Euro-Atlantic and anti-Russian policy of Merkel led precisely to such an ending. This is no coincidence, and it is not for nothing that it was Merkel who was promoted to the post of head of Germany.

We needed a person who, spitting on the interests of his country, would act clearly, toughly and unambiguously. No matter what, no matter what the problem. Here "Aunt Merkel" fit perfectly.

Actually, it was this politician (personal opinion) who completely killed Russian-German relations and led Europe and Russia to the current crisis.

It was she who did everything to escalate the Ukrainian crisis to such proportions. Frau seriously hoped that Russia would capitulate, and NATO would roll along the rails to the east? Indeed? A fabulous plan, reliable as a Swiss watch.

In short, Russia did not capitulate, a special operation began, an energy and financial crisis of unprecedented proportions unfolded in Europe. This is not a fake, if anything, and not propaganda. Everything went ... through one place. There's actually a reason not only in Russia. And not so much. It just so happened, and the restriction on the supply of gas and fertilizers, as it were, added a spark.

Problems also began in the United States, and all over the planet, but for us the main thing is Europe and, above all, Germany. In Germany, they began to save all types of energy with might and main and restart "dirty" coal-fired power plants, as in other countries. Problems began in the economy, the euro flew down ...

For the first time in 20 years, the euro almost equaled the dollar, and for the first time in 30 years, the German trade balance turned negative ...

Fabulous achievement, fabulous plan. As the notorious Fox said, the most expensive thing in the world is stupidity.

Put yourself in the place of the Germans, imagine that there was a fierce conflict between Bavaria and Austria with skirmishes and bombings ... Are you ready to bankrupt the Russian economy in order to participate in this conflict “on the right side”? Do you need it? And yes, are you going to fight there? Volunteer?

What the hell did German politicians forget in Russian Kharkov? What is smeared with honey on them? And, I know the version, today the Russians came to Kharkov, and tomorrow they will come to Munich ... Unless, of course, they are stopped. Handsomely.

And all this modern European madness in politics and economics is, first of all, the result of the rule of “Aunt Merkel”. And ahead of winter and the shutdown of factories.

I look at all this disgrace and think: why didn’t the Germans live under Honecker? What did they lack? Migrants, right?

And if you think sensibly, then - yes, they did not live as well as under Brezhnev, and, apparently, they will not live anymore.

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  1. iouris
    iouris 2 August 2022 11: 05
    +7
    Germany continues to be occupied by the Anglo-Saxons. After the dissolution of the USSR and the Department of Internal Affairs, Angela swore allegiance to the United States. The national liberation movement in Germany is crushed (although, perhaps, this is gut). It is possible to develop a partnership with the denazified GDR. But Germany "as a whole" is an enemy. Gorby is there.
    1. Anachoret
      Anachoret 2 August 2022 11: 18
      -5
      Merkel's main task was the same as that of her father - the unification of Europe in the interests of the Fintern), only the pope failed to do this with "fire and sword", but her daughter did it with "carrot and stick") and now it is obvious that she did not do it in the interests of "great and great Europe" and its citizens)) but a major vassal who is dismissively thrown candy, or removed from allowance if the situation changes and the economy of the mattress sovereign needs to be saved))
      1. iouris
        iouris 2 August 2022 12: 21
        +2
        Quote: Anchorite
        Merkel's main task was the same as her father's

        Who is "her father"?
        1. dmi.pris
          dmi.pris 2 August 2022 12: 27
          +4
          I studied theology, was a pastor in the Lutheran church. I don’t understand what the “unification of Europe” has to do with it
          1. ada
            ada 2 August 2022 19: 44
            -1
            All figures of various organizations, and especially religious ones, working with the masses or certain sections of the population, have always been, are and will be under the close attention of special and intelligence services from all sides. In this case, the pastor is simply an ideal figure to develop and involve in their activities to influence the population, and the children of the "pastors" are potential helpers and successors of the work of their fathers, who have mastered the "profession" from an early age.
            Merkel - a waste material that has completed its task, pops up at times under duress, other heirs, prepared according to a different program, went into action.
    2. Machito
      Machito 2 August 2022 11: 22
      -7
      The winter is coming. (C) Game of Thrones.
      General Frost will de-industrialize Germany very quickly.
      1. Thorvlobnor IV
        Thorvlobnor IV 2 August 2022 13: 05
        +1
        While the fat one dries out, the thin one dies.
    3. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 6 August 2022 23: 46
      0
      Gorbi has recently been permanently living in the ward of the Central Kremlin Hospital.
  2. Pavel57
    Pavel57 2 August 2022 11: 10
    +10
    The author considers modern Europe an independent player. But in fact - a vassal of the United States and the dollar.
    1. Blacksmith 55
      Blacksmith 55 2 August 2022 12: 52
      0
      Pavel57, I completely agree, the hand of America is felt everywhere.
      It was in their interests to impose a conflict on Russia - it worked out.
      It was in their interests to prevent the commissioning of SP 2 - it turned out.
      It is in their interests to weaken the European Union and the Euro - again it turned out.
      At least Schroeder was not led by the lead, and directly refused the United States a "campaign" to Iraq.
      Europe needs a politician like De Gaulle.
      Knowing the courage to pursue its own policy, independent of America.
      Former politicians at least to some extent took into account the interests of other states.
      They could compromise.
      There aren't any more, unfortunately.
      1. Simple
        Simple 3 August 2022 10: 59
        0
        Quote: Blacksmith 55
        There aren't any more, unfortunately.

        After the purges, ANB, MAD and other power structures will not have them.

        But the current politicians of the FRG meet the interests of their country even less than the previous ones.
        And some ruling parties in normal countries would sum up the concept of an extremist sect.
    2. Basil50
      Basil50 2 August 2022 16: 07
      +1
      Palev
      It is not for nothing that Thatcher is mentioned by the author, it is she who is the vivid personification of intrigue * for the sake of intrigue itself *. She was not interested in anything other than her own dominance in the intrigues that she herself began.
      The author tried * politically correct * to write - politics is * observance of interests *, and whose - depends on the politician. Nowadays, the concept - * politics * is more often invested in the concept - * intrigue-intrigue * or simply - * squabble *.
      It's a pity that not everyone understands the difference between personal intrigues *for the sake of* achieving a high position and state policy.
    3. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 17: 42
      +3
      The author considers modern Europe an independent player. But in fact - a vassal of the United States and the dollar.


      1 Loud propaganda phrases are always very embarrassing.
      2 Europe is positioning itself quite nicely. And with might and main climbs into the post-Soviet space, and a little bit - we are not in business. Not seriously.
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 2 August 2022 11: 11
    +9
    An excellent article, I can only add that the frenzied Russophobia did not begin on February 24, 2022, but much earlier. It was with Merkel.
  4. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 2 August 2022 11: 14
    +6
    Here, the frank failure of the foreign policy of the first "chancellor" in history somehow makes one think that politics is most likely not a woman's occupation.

    As the old maremans say: "Baba is on board, let's go to the bottom!"
    1. Paul Siebert
      Paul Siebert 2 August 2022 11: 28
      +4
      Quote: tihonmarine
      As the old maremans say: "Baba is on board, let's go to the bottom!"

      Yes, we have a sign, a woman on a ship - unfortunately!
      But at least Merkel took solutions...
      Berk Scholz is incapable of this. Political impotent.
  5. House 25 Sq. 380
    House 25 Sq. 380 2 August 2022 11: 14
    +2
    I support the author!
    drinks
  6. Petrik66
    Petrik66 2 August 2022 11: 15
    +7
    it was not necessary to lose two world wars, then the Germans would be ..... Germany is destroying its economy because the United States wants to solve its problems at the expense of Europe, as in the 1990s they solved their problems at the expense of Japan. When the US has a runny nose, the whole world sneezes.
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      1. Petrik66
        Petrik66 2 August 2022 16: 43
        +1
        Russians have a very strange attitude towards the Germans. They burned, hung, killed our people, and we remember that some Anglo-Saxons too .... the same Germans stirred up the Maidan and only at the last moment they were wiped off by the Yankees, and then the Britons. they are not friends to us - ENEMIES.
        1. Basil50
          Basil50 2 August 2022 18: 00
          -2
          Well, how are the Germans different from other Europeans, including the British?
          Europism is brought up in Europe from birth, because they easily plan the destruction of any peoples who dream of enslaving.
          What little did the British-French-Germans and other *almost Europeans* exterminate the population of the occupied territories in the wars unleashed by Europe?
          And how many undeclared wars were waged by Europe and all with huge casualties among the civilian population around the globe.
          1. Petrik66
            Petrik66 2 August 2022 18: 34
            0
            very strange position
            1. Basil50
              Basil50 3 August 2022 06: 26
              +1
              Even during the GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR, the soldiers of the RED ARMY did not destroy the population of Germany-Finland-Romania-Hungary-Poland-Japan. Although everyone knew about the atrocities of the Germans-Finns-Poles-Hungarians-Romanians-Japanese.
              You should not be like the Europeans in the cultivation of hatred.
              Today, the situation is the same on the outskirts. The Nazis hide behind their own population and the soldiers of RUSSIA, instead of *carpet bombing*, risk their own lives, knocking out the Nazis and mercenaries from the outskirts of cities.
              1. Petrik66
                Petrik66 3 August 2022 09: 54
                -1
                It cost our soldiers dearly in the first month of the war. hope for a brotherly people was not justified. Now we have freed ourselves from these illusions.
                1. TEX-50
                  TEX-50 4 August 2022 17: 47
                  0
                  Have you been released?
                  1. Petrik66
                    Petrik66 4 August 2022 18: 15
                    -1
                    Haven't you noticed that in the TV reports they stopped showing scenes with prisoners. And then before, the good Akhmatova people were touched - gave up, well done, the right choice, you will live. Now, judging by TV, the limit of kindness has decreased.
                    1. TEX-50
                      TEX-50 4 August 2022 18: 29
                      0
                      Didn't notice, because I don't watch TV at all. But in a cart, yes. seems to be less. although I began to read these channels less than two months ago (I've had enough already). But, KMK, if they stopped making familiars with the peaceful people, the screeching would have been on the entire Internet, and I would have noticed this screeching for sure.

                      I get the feeling that the qualification for information has changed. For example, Rybar used to give regular reports on the losses of that side, now he has stopped. And information about the loss of manpower is also not given on a regular basis. Maybe Kanashenkov, but I don't watch his reports.
        2. mad big
          mad big 3 August 2022 15: 42
          0
          Grandfather was shot, but mother still remembers how their old German soldiers-carriers fed and treated them with chocolate. And one, putting them on his knees, showed a photo of the children and cried. Something like this.
          1. Petrik66
            Petrik66 3 August 2022 15: 51
            +3
            In "Come and See" there is a scene when a hefty German carries a child in his arms, makes him laugh, tickles him, and then pushes him into a barn where everyone was burned. Any soldier who comes to our land automatically becomes an enemy and it is better that he be dead.
  7. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 2 August 2022 11: 19
    +1
    In fact, for Russia it was a “window to Europe” with all the consequences, for Europe… No, not a window. Rather - Kamchatka.

    The Baltics, this is the place where dishonest people from Russia laundered their "hard work" acquired capital.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 2 August 2022 11: 20
    -2
    Angela Merkel disaster
    . What you can speculate about, but it will be a waste of time, so this is what could happen / take place GEYROP + RUSSIA !!!
    I don’t even want to explain this, I’ll just remind you of the prophetic words of one of the Russian tsars .... Russia has only two FRIENDS, the army and the navy !!!
    I will add, Russia, this is our great people ... nothing more needs to be added.
  9. nnm
    nnm 2 August 2022 11: 20
    +11
    The author of the article. When considering the activities of the heads of European states, we usually make the same mistake: we, with our pattern, are trying to get into someone else's monastery. And often, in European politics, including in Germany, the head of state is the head of the COALITION government of different parties (only the president of the French Republic has a more significant amount of power). In the UK, the prime minister, like a slop cat, can be chased with rags in parliament, in Italy, I don’t remember, 12 government compositions have changed in 4 years, and so on. That is, the Western world does not live in the paradigm of government by one person. This person is more of a compromise figure answering to several parties.
    Simple examples - how a Russophobe screamed (I forgot her last name, she was now sent to the EU structures), or how relatively pro-Russian Scholz looked before his election ... the result is an average indicator in which the interests of the still leading European parties, which do not tolerate sharp jumps - above all.
    Therefore, it is absolutely not true in the vein in which the article is written to talk about Merkel. Its main contribution is to keep the coalition alive for many years. And the main failure is that it did not accept the changed right-wing agenda (in Europe, these categories are also different from our understanding). But to think that some kind of leader will come to Germany and change everything is simply a misunderstanding of how the chancellor is elected in this country. This is the result of the work of the COALITION of parties. Often (as now) far from similar in their goals. And the whole article is written through the prism of Russian reality
    1. 77alex77
      77alex77 2 August 2022 11: 36
      +1
      That's true, but why not think that they want a war? It's not the first time
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 2 August 2022 11: 41
        0
        Quote: 77alex77
        That's true, but why not think that they want a war? It's not the first time

        And not the last time.
      2. nnm
        nnm 2 August 2022 11: 48
        +7
        War is wanted by those who either have nothing to lose, or who need resources, territories, political dominance, and so on.
        Germany (since we are talking about it) does not need this for nothing, therefore, as with the economy, order, and with the political place in the world, etc.
        But the US is another matter. Least of all, they wanted and want a rapprochement between Europe and Russia, therefore, through economic ties, through military-political ones, they did everything to subordinate that same political elite to their interests. First of all - through the global interpenetration of economies. And using this trump card they constantly led the FRG to the solution they needed. And it is precisely because the conditional German chancellor does not have real authority to say - "everything, tomorrow we are creating an alliance with Russia and China" and I wrote a response to the author of the article. Because in most European countries, in fact, not one person determines the vector of development, and not even his party, but a coalition of parties. This is the main plus and minus of the European political system. That is why Germany, most likely, has already lost its political and economic future by becoming against Russia and losing the economic advantages that created the basis of its economy.
        1. Scientist
          Scientist 2 August 2022 17: 04
          -1
          And not one person, and not a coalition will unite politics, but financial oligarchs. And today they are not even German. And all this diversity of parties and coalitions exists precisely in order to unfold politics in a "democratic" way in a way that is beneficial to the puppeteers. After all, any turn can be explained by taking into account the opinions of other parties, by a compromise. And it’s even easier with Merkel, it’s not for nothing that the States have been tapping her for many years.
        2. Harald
          Harald 3 August 2022 23: 01
          0
          I am a former German officer and fully agree with nnm's analysis. Germany has not had a "leader" or president with powers since 1945. No one in Germany wants war anymore, the army is seen by most soldiers and officers as a training base for a career in business.
          The "Westernization" of the Germans and the gradual re-education, directed from the "nation" to "individualization" and "hedonism", create an inability to defend the interests of their own people. This has led many German politicians to believe they are more committed to "Western values" promoted by the US than to their own interests. At present, this is actually leading to the destruction of the economic foundations on a large scale. And it is precisely this development of events that the special operation for Russia is trying to prevent.
    2. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 17: 50
      -1
      the head of state is the head of the COALITION government of different parties. That is, the Western world does not live in the paradigm of government by one person. This person is more of a compromise figure answering to several parties.


      And one person cannot govern the state - this is usually a myth. Even all sorts of shahinshahs and sultans there had to take very seriously the internal political alignments both in the palace and in the capital and in the provinces too.
      Otherwise, they risked not surviving until dawn.

      In Russia today one can speak of some kind of "collective Putin".
      And so on.

      Coalitions in Europe? Yes, definitely.
      But this does not diminish the role and responsibility of the leader.
      Merkel was popular and influential - and led the country (and Europe) to disaster and
      did not even try to fight off such a development of events.
      1. nnm
        nnm 3 August 2022 08: 09
        0
        Much depends on what you understand by the causes and features of the formation of such a phenomenon as "collective Putin." If you are talking about the unity of goals and the vision of approaches, then I would like to know your opinion about these very unifying goals.
    3. NetKeys
      NetKeys 3 August 2022 07: 48
      0
      The prism of European reality - from the massacre of the cross to Yugoslavia and the Donbass. Thanks for the clarification. Let's stand for now on the Russian prism.
      1. nnm
        nnm 3 August 2022 07: 59
        0
        And what is this "Russian prism"? Something like "Come and rule us!"?
        1. NetKeys
          NetKeys 4 August 2022 13: 33
          0
          "Get away from the Russians."
  10. South Ukrainian
    South Ukrainian 2 August 2022 11: 23
    +3
    Merkel was "Euro-Atlantic centrist. She really worked for Germany. Even the issue of refugees was more demographic than pleasing to the states. Remember both Nord Streams, especially the second, it was for the Germans. And the second Maidan, by the way, promised the Germans additional income. I am a little familiar with the opinion of not the most stupid Europeans, they admired Merkel and Putin, but Scholz, no one yet ....
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 2 August 2022 11: 44
      +1
      Quote: South Ukrainian
      I am a little familiar with the opinion of not the most stupid Europeans, they admired Merkel and Putin. And Scholz, no one yet...

      Ukrainians also admired Yushchenko and Poroshenko and Zelya, and as a result, "shame". But the next one will not be better, the same in Germany - Merkel, Scholz with one "smeared world".
    2. Boycott
      Boycott 2 August 2022 11: 44
      -1
      Even the issue of refugees was more about demographics
      Tell this to the Germans, they will be very surprised.
    3. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 17: 55
      0
      She really worked for Germany.


      No, it didn't work.
      She pretended to - and the Germans were led.
      In general, it was Frau Merkel who brought Germany under the monastery
      by thoughtlessness.
      She just didn't understand what was happening.
      And Scholz is too late to do something.
  11. kytx
    kytx 2 August 2022 11: 25
    +4
    Well, honestly. I had a feeling of "did not read, but I condemn" after trying to read.
    Didn't make it. Not because he is weak in spirit. But because he is not fig.

    Merkel is certainly not the Kaiser.
    We are well aware of the pressure the United States is exerting on chancellors. Merkel maneuvered in this narrow fairway. And GDP knows this very well and did not try to smear it. On the contrary, even.
    And some yelled "let's give the Germans in the teeth!"
    Sick people....
    And Scholz, according to the author, is a kind of poor fellow who got into a mess.
    "And Seryozha's trouble is the distance ....." © Then you know
    He didn't get anywhere. Knew all the nuances. Decided that there is a strong folder. And together "we are victory!", The Germans will trample on. And the Russians are not going anywhere.
    Well, we'll see.
    IMHO. He is a pos.
  12. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster
    Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 2 August 2022 11: 26
    -2
    Well written!
    And I agree with the author that Europe and the FRG should not be made an innocent victim of US intrigues.
    And I do not agree with the opinion that Germany is a US puppet.
    Not the wisest people confuse vassalage with the fact that the US and Europe have close values.
    And a lot of cooperation - in the economy, politics. At the same time, do not forget that there is still the UK. With your ambitions.
    1. Boycott
      Boycott 2 August 2022 11: 46
      -1
      Just a puppet who thinks a lot about himself. And now the states, with the help of anti-Russian sanctions, are simply crushing the competitor.
  13. nikvic46
    nikvic46 2 August 2022 11: 28
    +2
    Merkel had two tasks. Maintain dominance in the EU. And do business. Here all the peasants of Europe were not equal to her. Politically, she was subordinate to Washington. There will be no others.
    1. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 17: 59
      0
      Merkel had two tasks.


      And the task of saving Germany from defeat was not among them.
      1. nikvic46
        nikvic46 2 August 2022 18: 51
        +1
        Olezhek. You will go crazy on defense issues.
  14. kor1vet1974
    kor1vet1974 2 August 2022 11: 33
    +2
    All the most important political decisions were made earlier, and made by Angela Merkel. Why Olaf Scholz?
    "Everything has already been stolen .. before us" (c)
  15. Andrey Moskvin
    Andrey Moskvin 2 August 2022 11: 41
    +3
    as well as under Brezhnev, they did not live
    Well troll burghers! good
    1. Boycott
      Boycott 2 August 2022 11: 53
      +2
      as well as under Brezhnev, they did not live
      Well troll burghers! 
      And this is not even trolling, the truth. And the essence of the second is that the capitalists needed a showcase showing how much their system is better than the Soviet one. That's where they invested. Since then, the standard of living has been slowly but steadily declining, now, for example, young people are declaring that their guaranteed pension will not be enough to live on, invest in old age now so you don’t regret it later.
      1. Andrey Moskvin
        Andrey Moskvin 2 August 2022 11: 58
        0
        I think not a single representative of the youth will say that his pension will be enough for him to live. With their requests...
  16. DeGreen
    DeGreen 2 August 2022 11: 50
    +1
    The Germans ,,, thank ,,, Merkel for raising prices and 2 million refugees
  17. Oberleutnant
    Oberleutnant 2 August 2022 11: 54
    +18
    I'm German. Born and raised in the GDR. Studied in the USSR. Had to live with 90gg. in Germany. Merkel's policy has led Germany into today's situation, well described by the author. And let me add one fact: there is a secret "cancellor Act". Each chancellor will sign it, I undertake to carry out all orders of the United States. Full subjugation under the USA. Germany is an occupied country without a charter. What kind of independent policy can be? Everything is decided in the US Regional Committee. Merkel has never been a friend of Russia.
    1. Andrey Moskvin
      Andrey Moskvin 2 August 2022 12: 03
      +1
      Is there a way out of this situation? For what kind of place is Germany kept?
    2. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 18: 09
      0
      And let me add one fact: there is a secret "cancellor Act". Each chancellor will sign it, I undertake to carry out all orders of the United States.


      Of course, this is true, but after 1917 Russia was not on the political map at all for some time. The First World War hit Russia much harder than Germany. What a paradox.

      After 1991 too. It was the complete end of the world.
      It's just that no one signed any acts with us. Neither good nor bad
      Unless the American advisers wrote the constitution to Yeltsin (so they say, he did not check it himself). request
  18. faterdom
    faterdom 2 August 2022 12: 06
    +1
    According to Satanovsky, some of us were very kind to Germany and the Germans, because of the nostalgic memories of youth in the GDR.
    And it was necessary to punish Germany for her choice even when Merkel announced in 14 that she considered it inappropriate to hold the Victory Parade in Sevastopol.
    I think Manstein completely agrees with her, but whoever mumbled it. Will the Germans determine the place for the Victory Parades for us? That's bullshit cubed!
    And we somehow did not notice, like. Well, now the Russian genocide is a funny thing, a cool one, the next chancellor tells us.
    Progress, however.
  19. Thorvlobnor IV
    Thorvlobnor IV 2 August 2022 12: 26
    +8
    The author writes that the special operation began when Merkel and her comrades supported the Euromaidan. But after all, the Russian Federation also actually supported the Euromaidan, recognizing the results of early presidential elections. No matter how much you shout "junta!" later, it will not become sweeter in your mouth.
    1. kor1vet1974
      kor1vet1974 2 August 2022 12: 44
      +1
      recognizing the results of early presidential elections.
      And without recognizing the LDNR .. Christmas trees, chiseled, there was a legal referendum in Crimea, but in the Donbass .. no .. And after 8 years, eyes opened and baaaa! In Kyiv, the junta turns out to be recognized by the LDNR .. And by the way, the first sanctions came because of non-"blue" legislation .. Boycott of the Olympics, sanctions against individuals, all sorts of little things ..
      1. Thorvlobnor IV
        Thorvlobnor IV 2 August 2022 13: 03
        +2
        Why recognize LDNR? It's a "civil war", "internal conflict". And the elections of the future "Nazi government" are recognized by the Russian Federation as "honest and democratic." And the special operation at that moment, in fact, according to the author, began. Multiplayer, nothing else.
  20. alystan
    alystan 2 August 2022 12: 26
    0
    I will not seriously consider its internal German policy. After all, I'm not German. From my point of view, it makes sense to pay attention to its international policy and its results.

    And I would remember at least the history of her formation as a person and politician, how Helmut Kohl took over her in a peculiar way and how she subsequently acted with him.

    Similarities and parallels with the history of Nazarbayev and Tokayev are evident...

    You never know who / what you will find on your chest?!
  21. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 2 August 2022 12: 33
    +5
    Today it is customary to speak very derogatoryly about the foreign policy of Olaf Scholz, but ... What can he do? Having taken the post of chancellor, he, in fact, did not have the opportunity to lay out some kind of "his" foreign policy course, instead he ended up, so to speak, in the very center of the "political Maelström".
    It's like in a computer game, when immediately after loading you are thrown into the thick of a huge battle.
    All the most important political decisions were made earlier, and made by Angela Merkel. Why Olaf Scholz? He can be a good politician, he can be a bad politician, he can be a strong strategist, he can be no strategist - he simply does not have any opportunities to show all these qualities here and now.
    All fundamental decisions were made long before he entered the office of the German Chancellor.

    A controversial statement, very. If it took her 7-8 years for the first slogan that sounded like "Merkel must go" to appear, then Scholz coped with this task in six months. The role of the individual in history has not been canceled.
    If we take the figures of Yeltsin and Putin, then the first, with the participation of the same representatives of Washington, took the path of nullifying sovereignty and destroying Russia, then the second decided to take the path of defending its national interests and restoring sovereignty, although the country was already bankrupt (default 98) , on the verge of disintegration into national apartments and with an active war in the Caucasus. It is foolish to deny that GDP has succeeded significantly in this matter. As for Scholz, Scholz is really a liver sausage, and not a chancellor, and is moving along the path of betraying Germany's national interests. yes
    1. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 18: 10
      -1
      A controversial statement, very. If it took her 7-8 years for the first slogan that sounded like "Merkel must go" to appear, Scholz coped with this task in six months.


      And Scholz had a "rich inheritance"
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 2 August 2022 18: 33
        0
        Quote: Olezhek
        And Scholz had a "rich inheritance"

        It's not entirely clear what you mean by "rich inheritance" request
        1. Olezhek
          2 August 2022 18: 43
          -1
          It's not entirely clear what you mean by "rich inheritance"


          He did not start from scratch, all the fundamental decisions were made earlier.

          For example
          Togo Shigenori became Japan's foreign minister just before Pearl Harbor
          It was too late to do anything, although he tried very hard.
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 2 August 2022 19: 45
            +1
            Quote: Olezhek
            He did not start from scratch, all the fundamental decisions were made earlier.

            I admit that in matters of achieving energy "independence" from Russia, everything was decided in advance and spelled out, however, Scholz was able to maintain Germany's neutral status in matters of arms supplies to Ukraine, which, I believe, Merkel would have done while serving as Chancellor, delaying and bureaucratizing the adoption such a decision. Nevertheless, Scholz got involved in full, nullifying all the efforts of his predecessors to normalize relations with Russia, taking into account the victims in the Great Patriotic War, which was Germany's fault. Today, Burbock blurted out that she supports Taiwan, and therefore it can be expected that Germany, in addition to a light frosty blue due to the lack of Russian gas, will receive Chinese economic poultice, despite the fact that their economy has already gone to a peak.
            1. Olezhek
              3 August 2022 12: 27
              0
              maintaining the neutral status of Germany in matters of arms supplies to Ukraine, which, I believe, Merkel would have done


              Merkel in 2014 could make a "big surprised face", they say, what do you all want from the poor Frau?
              Turn on the fool, saying that there are Nazis there, we Germans cannot support them,
              and so on.
              It's nice to get off topic...
              But she got into it up to her ears...
              Damn professional.
  22. Plate
    Plate 2 August 2022 14: 00
    0
    It's like in a computer game, when immediately after loading you are thrown into the thick of a huge battle.

    And here in Victoria 2 I can prepare for a huge battle for 60 years (game, of course).
  23. Vincent price
    Vincent price 2 August 2022 14: 23
    -4
    Touching arguments about the German electorate. According to the author, the German electorate was happy with the thousands of refugees and the subsequent events in the same Munich? (If I am not mistaken). The authorities do not care about the German and any other electorate. The electorate is those who have more than a couple of hundred million dollars in their account, this is the electorate, the rest are the plebs. There is 1 reason for such a policy of Merkel towards Ukraine. This coincidence of the installation from the United States with the interests of German business, which saw an unplowed field for the exploitation of a Ukrainian asset, including Black Sea gas, was of interest to them.
    1. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 18: 12
      -1
      There is 1 reason for such a policy of Merkel towards Ukraine. This coincidence of the installation from the United States with the interests of German business, which saw an unplowed field for the exploitation of a Ukrainian asset, including Black Sea gas, was of interest to them.


      Now this is closer to the topic.
  24. RoTTor
    RoTTor 2 August 2022 14: 38
    +1
    So it was under Leonid Ilyich that we lived best.
    They did not appreciate, they mocked, they told jokes.
    Mass insanity in 1991 is generally inexplicable by any psychiatry ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 2 August 2022 15: 18
      +4
      Under Leonid Ilyich, we survived! Especially towards the end of his reign.
      No system can remain stable if it stops developing, modernizing, progressing!!!
      The world around was changing and naturally had an impact on the inhabitants of the country. In addition to this, another influence was carried out, which took root with us, which the old dogmas and old methods could not resist.
      In general, a lot of things can be added ... otherwise, those times were the most calm, reliable, as it seemed then !!! But alas, nothing can last forever, just like that.
  25. businessv
    businessv 2 August 2022 15: 02
    0
    Great! Good analytical article, I agree with everything, except, perhaps, this:
    Quite simply, a "key decision" was made: Russia's political interests can be ignored. Generally.
    This phrase is so capacious that you can scribble more than one article on this subject! The only question is that for a start, Russia itself needs to decide what interests it has today?! We trade, as we did, for currency, only formally converting it on our stock exchange. The Central Bank stated that the expected withdrawal of capital from the Russian Federation in the period of 22-23 years will be about 370 billion American candy wrappers!!! How can this be possible in the present conditions and who can prevent this?!
  26. gromit
    gromit 2 August 2022 15: 13
    -1
    "today the Russians came to Kharkov"
    If we really came to Kharkov, Kyiv, Odessa, Chernihiv .. and did not run away from there (oh, sorry - we showed good will), then we would already shake hands with Scholz and Macron, discussing the situation that has developed due to the fault of the Ukronazis.
    Germany, like almost the entire European Union, delayed the supply of weapons to Ukraine as best they could.
    We had a whole month, we blew it, expecting a pro-Russian coup or Zelensky crawling on his knees.
    Looking at our enchanting successes, the Germans decided that the decaying United States is stronger and should not quarrel with them, that's all. Not to flirt with China.
    1. Olezhek
      2 August 2022 18: 13
      +1
      If we really came to Kharkov, Kyiv, Odessa, Chernihiv .. and did not run away from there (oh, sorry - we showed good will), then we would already shake hands with Scholz and Macron, discussing the situation that has developed due to the fault of the Ukronazis.


      no
    2. Vincent price
      Vincent price 3 August 2022 15: 53
      -1
      You are right, for the first 2 weeks the whole West, like parrots, repeated that they would not take part in the conflict in Ukraine, and when I saw that the Russian army, to put it mildly, was not effective enough, they imposed real sanctions and pulled trains with weapons. If we took Kyiv in a week, as you said, the whole West would be indignant about where the Nazis came from in Europe and what a fine fellow Putin was that he defeated them.
      1. Olezhek
        4 August 2022 09: 21
        0
        . We take Kyiv for a week,


        Are you kidding me?
        Storming a city of three million in a week?
        Are you seriously?
        1. Vincent price
          Vincent price 4 August 2022 15: 13
          -5
          Why not? As soon as our troops approached Kyiv, sleeping cells inside the city were supposed to wake up and eliminate the political and military elite, in parallel, the masses stage rallies with the slogans "we are Russia." 3 days is a margin. But all this would be real if the relevant departments were engaged in business and not organized tank biathlon
  27. Scientist
    Scientist 2 August 2022 17: 19
    0
    For some reason, they decided that the victory was in their pocket, and they just needed to “put the squeeze on”.

    Well, here we ourselves contributed greatly with our "concerns", "gestures of good will" and the lack of adequate responses to all those small and not very dirty tricks that they did to us.
  28. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 3 August 2022 06: 35
    0
    Here, Egorov, I agree with you yes In politics, every decision has its consequences. Sometimes in the short term, and very often in the long term. Having made their choice, the Germans THOUGHT that Russia would cave in right away, but .... Multiply by euro pride and get today's result - a country in the long term with a baggage of double standards, lies, hypocrisy, a thief in fact, it’s spinning like it’s in a pan, biting your elbows .... I don’t feel sorry for them from the word at all request
  29. Dedok
    Dedok 3 August 2022 14: 31
    0
    in vain you vilify your grandmother: she built "her own business" as much as she could, at the expense of us - and so on. - defended our interests
    a rare quality among females - to think about others
  30. smaug78
    smaug78 3 August 2022 17: 58
    0
    If someone Yegorov wrote to the morgue, then to the morgue laughing
  31. Aviator_
    Aviator_ 3 August 2022 19: 00
    +1
    I look at all this disgrace and think: why didn’t the Germans live under Honecker? What did they lack? Migrants, right?
    Generations have changed. One generation built the Berlin Wall in 1961, another broke it down in 1989. About the same thing happened to us.
  32. czes
    czes 3 August 2022 20: 37
    0
    The author is an idiot.
  33. Mikhail Drabkin
    Mikhail Drabkin 4 August 2022 03: 50
    +1
    Author "… why didn’t the Germans live under Honecker? What did they lack?... »

    —-Gorbachev leaked Honecker... "... you have to live with new realities... decide this issue yourself..." and the Germans of the GDR chanted "Gorby.. Gorby...". And Raisa Maksimovna really liked it ... Watch the parade in honor of the 40th anniversary of the GDR ... that's when he leaked it - October 89th. And he merged the army of our sincere ally, the Armed Forces of the GDR. In Russian - betrayed!

    - And the “process started”, the Hungarians opened the border with Austria, the Germans fled to the FRG, the wall fell. And that they ran is not surprising: Senior Bruder said "... this is your internal affair ..."

    —-And Markus Wolf was leaked… the head of the Stasi intelligence…

    —-Honecker correctly assessed Gorbachev as a traitor. Which he proved by the unification of Germany... by the surrender of the Warsaw Pact... by Foros... and by all his actions. Everyone!
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 7 August 2022 00: 06
      +1
      I must say that Honecker himself was much weaker as a politician and leader compared to his predecessor Ulbricht.
  34. ivan2022
    ivan2022 7 August 2022 14: 57
    0
    Quote: Sergej1972
    I must say that Honecker himself was much weaker as a politician and leader compared to his predecessor Ulbricht.

    If he was stronger, we would have betrayed him anyway. Like all other Warsaw Pact allies.