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Former Bundeswehr officer calls German defense minister 'amateur'

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Former Bundeswehr officer calls German defense minister 'amateur'

For several months now, the current head of the German military department, Christina Lambrecht, has been criticized from various sides for the inept leadership of the armed forces, the fall in the state's defense capability, including due to the depletion of stockpiles of weapons sent to Ukraine.


The German online publication Focus Online publishes the opinion of a former high-ranking officer of the Bundeswehr, who directly calls the country's Minister of Defense Christina Lambrecht an "amateur" and accuses her of incompetence in commanding the armed forces. In addition, the ex-officer believes that for a whole year she did not manage to surround herself with a team of effective professionals.

As one example of the clear negligence of the Minister of War, the publication cites history about massive malfunctions at the Puma infantry fighting vehicle, after which the Bundestag budget committee, at the request of the defense department, allocated 850 million euros for the modernization of 143 army armored vehicles. And this despite the fact that the Accounts Chamber of Germany back in September recommended not to do this, due to the fact that the machines as a whole do not have a sufficient level of technical readiness.

A former officer of the Bundeswehr, who wished to remain anonymous, told reporters that the problem of the Minister of Defense is not only a lack of military experience and knowledge. Having become a leader of the highest level, she never managed to form a team of professional experts who could protect her from making erroneous decisions.

Lambrecht's behavior shows that even a year after her appointment as minister, she lacks the competence to organize the complex management process needed by the Bundeswehr

- says the ex-soldier.

The former officer did not fail to recall the minister's blunders in terms of promptly restoring stocks of weapons and equipment supplied by Germany to Ukraine. And this despite the fact that, on the personal order of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the additional financial resources requested for this were provided to the Ministry of Defense in full four days after the start of Russia's special operation in Ukraine.

The ex-officer of the Bundeswehr, apparently, is not ready to criticize the head of state (or the publication moderated this content), but the Germans have no less questions for him than for the Minister of Defense. After all, it was Scholz who recruited his own team of officials, who turned out to be incompetent, after his election to the post of chancellor just over a year ago. As a result of the mismanagement of the entire state, an INSA poll at the end of November showed that 55 percent of Germans are not satisfied with the work of the chancellor, while in March this figure was 39 percent.
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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty 28 December 2022 19: 11
    +2
    He is wrong, she is not an amateur, but an amateur!!! wassat Didn't see the difference! fool
    1. marswell
      marswell 28 December 2022 22: 40
      +3
      He is very careful! Who knows what she has in her patchport scribbled HE SHE IT THEY and so on and so forth (((
    2. Crash
      Crash 29 December 2022 05: 39
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      not an amateur, but an amateur!!!

      But who will sort them out there in the West ... Personally, I'm not going to study 50+ genders
  2. pyagomail.com
    pyagomail.com 28 December 2022 19: 11
    +9
    Former Bundeswehr officer calls German defense minister 'amateur'
    And on the other hand, for Russia, it may be even better that in half of the countries of Europe, defense ministers are women without at least some military education and experience.
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 28 December 2022 19: 30
      +1
      Quote: pyagomail.ru
      Former Bundeswehr officer calls German defense minister 'amateur'
      And on the other hand, for Russia, it may be even better that in half of the countries of Europe, defense ministers are women without at least some military education and experience.

      Do not tell me, but what kind of education does ours have and where did you deign to serve?
      1. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 28 December 2022 19: 39
        +8
        Quote: lis-ik
        Do not tell me, but what kind of education does ours have and where did you deign to serve?

        But you must admit that if the MO of our sworn friends were driven by real pros, the situation for us would be even worse
      2. pyagomail.com
        pyagomail.com 28 December 2022 20: 01
        +9
        Quote: lis-ik
        Do not tell me, but what kind of education does ours have and where did you deign to serve?

        I'll give you a hint: S K Shoigu - civil engineer, creator and first minister of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, governor of the Moscow region. - has extensive experience in organizational work. Just for information: Lenin - a lawyer with no work experience, Stalin - a half-educated seminarian, a hero of the civil war, head of the Revolutionary Military Council Trotsky - did not serve in the army. A specialized education is not always a guarantee of professional suitability, although, of course, it is better to have one.
        1. Ilgizl
          Ilgizl 28 December 2022 21: 46
          +2
          Trotsky just served as a war correspondent.
      3. Johnson Smithson
        Johnson Smithson 28 December 2022 21: 04
        +2
        For a moment, civil defense troops enter the Ministry of Emergency Situations, these are also military.
        And they also say that it is also a reserve army.

        Did you see them at the parade? They are there with machine guns.

        1. Uprun
          Uprun 29 December 2022 08: 00
          -4
          There is no such kind of troops - civil defense troops ........... They should not go to the military parade with drums. Have you seen an employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations with a service weapon?
          1. Johnson Smithson
            Johnson Smithson 29 December 2022 08: 50
            +6
            learn mate part
            https://35.mchs.gov.ru/glavnoe-upravlenie/sily-i-sredstva/avariyno-spasatelnye-formirovaniya/voyska-go
            The Civil Defense Troops is a state military organization that includes military formations - formations, military units and organizations that are part of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations. Today, the civil defense troops are part of the Unified State System for the Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies (RSChS). They form the basis of the rapid reaction forces of the "emergency" department and solve special tasks in peacetime and wartime.


            Not with drums, they go to the military parade.

            as I understand it, you never watched the parade?) they go there without weapons, for example, pilots

            Civil defense troops (Ministry of Emergency Situations) with machine guns, because they have just service, what idiot will carry weapons that they are not supposed to, this is a criminal for a minute
      4. Barberry25
        Barberry25 29 December 2022 11: 53
        -1
        well, at least we don’t allocate 6 euro cartoons so that the infantry fighting vehicle can fight, provided that it’s already 8,5 euros for it ..
    2. man
      man 29 December 2022 01: 28
      0
      On the other hand, for Russia, maybeIt is even better that in half of the countries of Europe, defense ministers are women without at least some military education and experience.
      So you still doubt it? smile
      1. pyagomail.com
        pyagomail.com 29 December 2022 11: 25
        0
        Quote: mann
        So you still doubt it?

        Ever heard of a monkey with a grenade? If a person does not understand anything in the matter that is entrusted to him, he can do business ...
  3. Alexander X
    Alexander X 28 December 2022 19: 12
    +5
    My opinion is unequivocal: the top leader must be a professional in the area he leads. For, what managerial decision can he make from the options that his experts offer him if he does not understand anything ...
    1. Napayz
      Napayz 28 December 2022 19: 31
      +1
      Moreover, (in this case) she is surrounded by not experts at all:
      ...failed to surround herself with a team of effective professionals...

      though recourse maybe they surrounded her, but she "pulled out of the flags"
    2. novel66
      novel66 29 December 2022 11: 06
      0
      Well, apparently, from this logic, the commander-in-chief of the Air Force is an infantryman
  4. topol717
    topol717 28 December 2022 19: 20
    -5
    We also have a fireman at the head of the MO. And as the beginning of the NWO showed, he also cannot surround himself with the right people.
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik 28 December 2022 19: 31
      -2
      He is a builder by profession.
    2. Barberry25
      Barberry25 29 December 2022 11: 56
      -1
      in the 39th year, the leadership of the Red Army consisted entirely of specialized specialists, and Voroshilov was the minister, which did not prevent the very mediocre start of the Soviet-Finnish war
  5. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 28 December 2022 19: 21
    +2
    For several months now, the current head of the German military department, Christina Lambrecht, has been criticized from various sides for the inept leadership of the armed forces.

    No offense to our women, I’ll say about such “ladies” as Christina - “Well, it’s not a woman’s business to command army men, it’s not something a woman should do. affairs of elderly citizens, youth, women and families. Well, it’s purely a “women’s affair”, but here - “our bay from the 1st Guards cavalry cavalry was carried over bumps, biting the bit of the tail with a pipe." deliver milk to farms, and even to livestock ...
    1. man
      man 29 December 2022 01: 38
      0
      I’ll say about such “ladies” as Christina - “Well, it’s not a woman’s business to command army men, this is not something a woman should do.
      Don't tell them! am Let them at least appoint fagots!
    2. Uprun
      Uprun 29 December 2022 08: 01
      0
      Well, why, it is fashionable in the EU today ....., you need to be in trend.
  6. notingem
    notingem 28 December 2022 19: 22
    +1
    And why the hell are women appointed ministers of defense? Straight obvious perversion
    1. Blacksmith 55
      Blacksmith 55 28 December 2022 19: 32
      0
      I generally do not care a man or a woman holds any post.
      The main thing is that it would be (a) SPECIALIST, and the best specialist.
      Better than others to do their job (a).
      And then after the elections they appoint their people to posts, the main thing is that they have their own, but whether he understands the matter or not is a secondary matter.
      Therefore, it turns out that the pieman sews boots, and the shoemaker bakes pies.
      1. notingem
        notingem 28 December 2022 19: 43
        0
        The question is not about piemen, but specific women in high positions in the Ministry of Defense
        1. Blacksmith 55
          Blacksmith 55 28 December 2022 20: 21
          0
          Read the first paragraph of my comment again.
          I wrote: any post.
          It could also be a doctor in a hospital.
          The main thing is that he was the best. Or would you go under the knife of a surgeon who took this post through an acquaintance?
      2. Barberry25
        Barberry25 29 December 2022 11: 59
        -1
        Well, here the most important thing is the ability to organize work + knowledge of the work profile ... It's like with everyone who is bored with "he is an MBA graduate" when an anti-crisis manager is put in a position without understanding the work profile .. That is. both points are important .. Profile generals, being specialists in their field, is not a fact that they will be good defense ministers, since they often have problems with organizing the work of the team and lack of flexibility of thinking
  7. Ghost1
    Ghost1 28 December 2022 19: 25
    +3
    Well, it was imprisoned by the State Department, and the same is true of the "young" politicians in the EU, who are puppets and they are only happy to please the State Department in their Russophobia.
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 29 December 2022 16: 01
      0
      that's exactly Sergey! and therefore they arrange that he is at war (Fashington) with the whole world. And he prefers to fight, which is natural, on distant frontiers. Allies? What kind of allies, what are you talking about. quiet IMHO
  8. expert
    expert 28 December 2022 19: 26
    +2
    Oh, surprised, retiree. As in the fairy tale about the naked king. The retinue keeps talking about the "beautiful new dress of the king" and everyone agrees. In fact, if you tell the truth, they will cut off your head!
    In Germany, where I live, that's the way things are. We have quotas approved by law. Half of the leaders must be FEMALE. Naturally, trances and LGBT people are out of competition. The Bundeswehr was unlucky, three women in a row ruled.
    Oh, fathers, but the king is naked ...
  9. K-50
    K-50 28 December 2022 19: 28
    +1
    Former Bundeswehr officer calls German defense minister 'amateur'

    All over the world this has long been understood.
    How can you hold such a post without having any specialized education at all? How? fool
    Hope for substitutes? And fuck ren then this chicken sits there, gets money and wipes what's on her ass. wassat
    1. notingem
      notingem 28 December 2022 19: 34
      0
      In the ass, she inserted false jaws. The photo shows that they are not in front
  10. rusich
    rusich 28 December 2022 19: 33
    +3
    F. Ranevskaya in this case would say about the Minister of Defense of Germany .. There are people who just want to approach and ask if it is difficult to live without brains ...
  11. zenion
    zenion 28 December 2022 20: 07
    0
    Just for this reason there is a song: I gave, I will give, I don’t protect myself, if they cut off my head, I’ll attach a trough.
  12. Fangaro
    Fangaro 28 December 2022 20: 10
    +1
    Quote: rusich
    F. Ranevskaya in this case would say about the Minister of Defense of Germany .. There are people who just want to approach and ask if it is difficult to live without brains ...


    Well remembered!!!
    On this topic...
    The leader does not have to be a highly qualified specialist. Maybe it won't interfere. But the main thing is that those whom he leads should not be personally devoted to him, but devoted to the work they are doing. And the manager was smart enough to separate "it's good for you" from "it's good for you."
    1. Egeny
      Egeny 30 December 2022 07: 21
      +1
      Ranevskaya also said that "Horseradish, put on the opinions of others, provides a calm and happy life"
  13. Zadok
    Zadok 28 December 2022 20: 31
    +1
    Quote: Alexander X
    the top manager must be a professional in the area he leads

    Rogozin looks at you with a smile. "we don't need the smart, we need the faithful"
    1. notingem
      notingem 30 December 2022 21: 42
      0
      Strugatsky "It's hard to be a god" We don't need smart ones, we need faithful ones
  14. bovi
    bovi 28 December 2022 23: 21
    +1
    How can you read this?
    In addition, he considers ex-officer

    In fact: the pros can cackle as much as they want about the fact that there is a fox in the chicken coop. He is not needed by the one who pays the money, so he would sit quietly - it will be more alive. "Democracy" is not for the totalitarian liberal era, especially during the sunset. And one more thing: he, apparently, does not understand history well, if he is not aware of how money, the military commissar and traditions are connected in his native state ... in short, nothing really about the origins of fascism.
  15. Andrey Andreev_2
    Andrey Andreev_2 29 December 2022 11: 06
    -1
    As a senior officer of the Soviet Army, I consider the Russian Minister of Defense an amateur in military matters ... to organize recreation, take a steam bath ... - this is his path)))
  16. Mainjet88
    Mainjet88 29 December 2022 11: 06
    0
    850 million euros for the modernization of 143 army armored vehicles

    That's where the cuts and kickbacks are.
    6 million euros for modernization one armored car.
    Despite the fact that the world's most expensive tank, the K2 Black Panther, costs $8,5 million in its entirety.
  17. astra wild2
    astra wild2 29 December 2022 16: 07
    +1
    "calls "delicant" - Columbus had already discovered America.
    I have a nursing diploma, senior sergeant, but I do not undertake to manage a clinic, let alone manage an army
  18. Egeny
    Egeny 30 December 2022 07: 08
    0
    Quote: lis-ik
    what kind of education does ours have

    Shoigu studied at the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic University. In 1977, Shoigu received a diploma in civil engineering.
    So everything is fine.
  19. Egeny
    Egeny 30 December 2022 07: 11
    0
    Quote: Astra wild2
    I do not undertake to manage the clinic

    Astra - understandable, but why "wild"?)
  20. Egeny
    Egeny 30 December 2022 07: 12
    0
    Quote: Andrey Andreev_2
    Organize rest, take a steam bath

    Well, at least something.)
  21. buslaif
    buslaif 1 January 2023 19: 38
    0
    Quote: pyagomail.ru
    A specialized education is not always a guarantee of professional suitability, although, of course, it is better to have one.

    It is in the traditions of our state that the ministers of defense have always been basically military. When D. F. Ustinov was appointed Minister of Defense of the USSR, there was a murmur among the military, they say they appointed a civilian, and even assigned a marshal. But many were unaware that before that Ustinov was the youngest People's Commissar and Minister of Armaments of the USSR (1941-53), Minister of Defense Industry of the USSR (1953-57), and of course he had a general's rank. Moreover, this was mainly under Stalin and during the years of the Great Patriotic War, and if he had not coped, he would hardly have remained in these positions. Yes, the Defense Ministry itself is needed in peacetime, when it is necessary to deploy military production of equipment and weapons, prepare for war and introduce advanced methods of warfare. From the moment the war began in 1941 until its end, there was no People's Commissar of Defense (MO). But there were the General Staff and the State Defense Committee, who were engaged in planning and carrying out at the fronts. operations. The Minister of Defense must see and reveal problems at the stage of their appearance, have the ability to quickly work through them and find solutions. Accordingly, in order to set tasks for the further reform of the RF Armed Forces (and they are constantly being reformed), you need to thoroughly know the subject, develop a development strategy and see the end result, and not rely on the General Staff. They also need to be controlled. It may not be necessary for the Minister of Defense to have a special education, but it is simply necessary to undergo at least optional training at the General Staff Academy. And now we have what we have today. It makes no sense once again to list all the problems of the howling army and mobilization, but the fact that she was not ready for war is a fact.