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German Chancellor Angela Merkel won in the nomination "Man of the Year" of the American Time magazine. Little did not reach the portrait on the cover of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the militants of the Islamic State. Its ranking compilers placed in second place. Some experts call the inclusion of a terrorist in the rating of "immoral" act and "theater of the absurd."


Neighbors in "Time"


9 December, the editors of Time magazine called Angela Merkel "The Man of the Year." The selection criterion of the “Person of the Year” was defined in the twenties of the last century by Henry Luce, the first publisher of Time. "Person" is declared the person who most influenced the events of the year. And it does not matter what impact they have: positive or negative. Choosing a single winner - the prerogative of the editor.

Angela Merkel is probably associated in the USA with positive global influence. Experts note a number of its achievements: a decade as the German Chancellor; the first woman to head the German government; Finally, she comes from the GDR, and until now, people from this former socialist country have failed to rise so high in the general German state. The magazine also took into account that Angela Merkel was at the center of key geopolitical and economic events during 2015.

The policy of austerity in Europe, active participation in the “Norman Four”, dealing with the settlement of the situation in Ukraine, the policy of abandoning nuclear energy, attempts to resolve the migration crisis, while giving priority to “European values” - all these are different manifestations of the very same global influence which was also taken into account in the editorial "Time". In Germany itself, however, other achievements of Angela Merkel in resolving the migrant crisis are considered dubious; Moreover, other Germans, including colleagues in the party coalition, believe that Frau is the Chancellor herself and is to blame for the impasse in the refugee situation. However, not all Germans think this way.

According to public opinion polls dated mid-October 2015, notes TASS, A. Merkel's rating dropped to 45% compared to September. Some have lost popularity and the general block of the CDU / CSU. The next Bundestag election will be held in 2017.

More recent statistics refer to November 2015 of the year. To the question “Do you think that anyone could cope with current problems better than Angela Merkel?” 60% of respondents answered negatively. And only 20% of respondents believe that another politician would find the answer to the challenges of time more quickly.

Thus, it is impossible to say that the majority of Germans perceive the policies of Angela Merkel in connection with the migrant crisis negatively.

But what they write about the winner of the nomination in the original.

By the year of 2015, Merkel "has already taken place as an indispensable player able to cope with numerous debt crises in Europe," Nancy Gibbs writes in Time (cited "InoSMI"). - In addition, she played a leading role in the implementation of measures taken by the West in response to the gradual seizure of the territories of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin. Only recently, the very existence of the eurozone was threatened because of the possible bankruptcy of Greece. Because of the migration crisis, the principles of open borders have been questioned. And, finally, the bloody massacre in Paris caused a desire to retaliate - slam the doors, build walls and trust no one. ”

And here is the answer of the Angels: “Germany helped Greece - on its own harsh conditions. She received refugees as victims of the atrocities of radical Islamists, and not as agents of this Islamism. Germany also sent troops abroad to fight ISIS. For all the past 70 years, Germany has been trying in every way to find an "antidote" for its toxic, nationalistic, militaristic and genocidal past. Merkel offered a completely different scale of values ​​- humanity, generosity, tolerance - to show how the power of Germany can be directed not to destruction, but to salvation. It is not often that you meet a leader who is in the process of getting rid of a terrible national identity that has long been haunting the people. “If we start now to apologize for being friendly in an emergency,” she said, “then this is not my country.”

The decision of the editor-in-chief to “nominate” Angela Merkel as “Person of the Year” was irritated by some favorites of the US presidential race, who themselves would not mind showing off the cover of an authoritative publication.

Donald Trump in his "Twitter" wrote: “I told you that Time magazine will never choose me as the man of the year, even if I am a favorite. They chose a man who ruins Germany. ”

It is unlikely that the expressive billionaire Trump, who is about to become president of the United States, could tolerate such contempt for Time. Donald Trump in the world goes number one, then Donald Trump goes again, and Donald Trump once more, writes a German magazine with a little mockery Spiegel. And all these Trumps are the first. In any case, Donald cannot tolerate the choice of “Time”, who declared the Chancellor of Germany “Man of the Year” instead of him, Donald.

Time considers, according to Spiegel, that Merkel won a victory because they demanded more of their country than most politicians would have dared to demand. She opposes tyranny and she claims moral leadership in a world that demonstrates the complete absence of such leadership. The Chancellor is at the epicenter of the crisis, on whose resolution the fate of Europe depends. Thus, Angela is the "chancellor of the free world."

As for Trump himself, he was in the rating of "Time" only in third place. The editors replied about him rather unflattering. In particular, he was reminded that he could not apologize and did not apologize - even then, when he was completely wrong.

The German edition also reminds that the other day Trump called for a general ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States.

It is also interesting to know who got the second place in the lines of the Time.

This person turned out to be the leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Refraining from assessments, Spiegel recalls that in 1938, Adolf Hitler was in the “people of the year”.

Russian experts, unlike Western ones, cannot refrain from evaluations. Still, Western tolerance is something very special, and in its full form in Russia, it will probably never take root.

"The recognition of Baghdadi is immoral," cite "Vesti" expert Vladimir Yevseyev. - It is not clear what the reason for this is, if this is simply not the theater of the absurd. The whole world is struggling with ISIS. ”

“Turkish ships, Turkish planes often transport fighters. I want to note that not so long ago, Turkish companies transported militants to Libya from Jordan, and it is there that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is now wounded in October, ”the expert added.

From the words of an expert, we add from ourselves, it becomes clear: by no means the whole world is struggling with IG. Some of the world even contributes to the movement of the leader of the grouping Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, taking care of the integrity of his person. The other part of the world, in which Time magazine is just being published, apparently, the actions of the Turks and their collaborators secretly approve.

The Theater of the Absurd is that the United States would like Russia, and with it Iran, to be bogged down in a big war in the Middle East. Russia, which the West has fully managed to turn into a trade and raw materials appendage in a quarter of a century, is now rather weak, and the “new Afghanistan” that Washington’s strategists are thinking of will weaken even more. In this sense, the geopolitical role of the main world militant named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is really difficult to overestimate. In fact, he participates in the preservation of the current world order, in which the White House “rules the planet”. And it is he who is satisfied with the problems with migrants to Europe who do not give rest to the nationalists Viktor Orban and Marine Le Pen. He also arranges bloody acts of terrorism and floods the Internet with violent videos of cutting off heads. Each mention of “IG” or “DAISH” is not only food for the press that is greedy for cruelty of the press, but also, in essence, propaganda of the group.

Give the first place to the bloody leader "Time" simply did not dare. In 1938, Hitler could still be put on the cover of an American magazine, although at that time he was considered the real enemy of democracy, but in 1939-1940. The Fuhrer became a completely sinister person, despite his dislike of the Bolsheviks. In 2015, the equally sinister person is Mr. Al-Baghdadi, whose actions are rightly compared to fascism. Now even McCain will not call him a “moderate opposition”.

In order not to overdo it and not to run into international criticism, the editors of Tayma put Angela Merkel in the first place.

Well, Mr. Trump has everything ahead. To get on the cover, he just needs to become the president of the United States. Next year. "Time" loves to print portraits of presidents.

Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. izya top
    izya top 11 December 2015 06: 07 New
    +4
    and the monkey for fagots took a picture ... and patsu should be on the cover of the brochure "how to quit drinking" ... and the corpse in the illustration for the publication of Lombroso
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    2. Temples
      Temples 11 December 2015 09: 02 New
      11
      The normal ratings for americosis are:
      - Merkel, together with the leader of ISIS, share the first and second places in one magazine.
      - Obama flaunts on the cover of a pederast magazine.
      Everything they have is correct and revealing!
      Whatever anyone doubts who is who in the west.
      Well done !!!
      1. Mera joota
        Mera joota 11 December 2015 10: 03 New
        -6
        Quote: Temples
        - Merkel, together with the leader of ISIS, share the first and second places in one magazine.

        Quote: Temples
        Everything they have is correct and revealing!
        Whatever anyone doubts who is who in the west.
        Well done !!!

        If you do not know, there Putin shared a place with them. What do you say to that?
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        3. Temples
          Temples 11 December 2015 14: 00 New
          +1
          I will say that Putin did not share the place with him.
          He generally does not like to share a place.
          That's why Putin is.
          Moreover, he said that he would bring down all terrorists wherever they were.
          And the word holds.
          So, for a ghoul this meeting even with a shadow of GDP is an intolerable nightmare.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 12 December 2015 15: 11 New
            0
            From the text of the article
            In this sense, the geopolitical role of the main world action movie named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is really hard to overestimate. In fact, he is involved in maintaining the current world order, in which the White House “rules” the planet.

            All these ratings with Merkel and ISIS militants serve to manipulate public consciousness in the interests of not just the United States, but in the interests of establishing a “new world order” for a handful of privately owned global bankers - global financial oligarchs who seek it for themselves - and only for themselves ( !) - world domination - to clean the planet from "extra" people and their infrastructure.
            And when it comes to a well-known American rating magazine - such as "Time", one must take into account that, first of all, the magazine in general is the media that are inseparable from political PR in international relations - that is, The media are an instrument of propaganda and manipulation of public consciousness in the interests of one of the warring parties in the world. In this case, it’s frankly the American side.

            Article +
        4. viktor561
          viktor561 11 December 2015 20: 53 New
          +2
          Actually, Putin is in Forbes (as the most influential politician), as he has been 3 years in first place, and not in hell time
  2. smart75
    smart75 11 December 2015 06: 10 New
    +9
    Prepare Angela to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General.
    Madame Chancellor honestly works out future 30 silver coins, especially since she has no more prospects in Germany. German FIGs will never forget sanctions against Russia, or rather their results.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 11 December 2015 06: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: smart75
      Prepare Angela to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General.
      Madame Chancellor honestly works out future 30 silver coins, especially since she has no more prospects in Germany. German FIGs will never forget sanctions against Russia, or rather their results.

      Some still want to be given the Peace Prize for Ukraine. Just how to give her if she sent aviation to Syria.
      1. smart75
        smart75 11 December 2015 06: 43 New
        +4
        They will, they will.
        Obama was given immediately after being elected president.
        There will be Nobel laureates Obama, Merkel and Alexievich. Panikovsky is not enough for solidity.
    2. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 11 December 2015 07: 52 New
      +1
      Quote: smart75
      Prepare Angela to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General.

      “After Hitler, why not print Merkel with Abu Bakr?” Tell me who your friend is ...
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 11 December 2015 06: 21 New
    +1
    Some experts call the inclusion of a terrorist in the rating an "immoral" act and a "theater of the absurd.".... Hitler was also on the cover .. in the 30s .. of the last century, the Britons applauded ..
    1. venaya
      venaya 11 December 2015 08: 02 New
      +1
      parusnik:"Hitler was also on the cover ... in the 30s .. of the last century, the Britons applauded".
      I, too, was surprised at the absence of a portrait of A. Hitler on the cover of Time magazine for 1938 next to a portrait of A. Merkel, and how would they logically look together on the cover of the magazine of the Skull and Bones community (the Bush family from there ), taking into account the fact that all the same, from one country, and then everything becomes more evident and understandable. By the way, whoever finds this photo, discard, otherwise this article does not look so complete.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 11 December 2015 08: 05 New
      +3
      Quote: parusnik
      Hitler was also on the cover .. in the 30s .. of the last century, the Britons applauded ..

      In the mid-30s, Churchill called Hitler "the greatest politician of our time." I wonder what he meant?
      1. sanik0909
        sanik0909 11 December 2015 13: 03 New
        +1
        but isn't that so? he pulled the country from the terrible unemployment and inflation of the postwar years, developed industry, social. provision for the Germans did.
      2. sanik0909
        sanik0909 11 December 2015 13: 03 New
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        but isn't that so? he pulled the country from the terrible unemployment and inflation of the postwar years, developed industry, social. provision for the Germans did.
  4. individual
    individual 11 December 2015 06: 26 New
    +1
    Previously, there was a heading in the caricature: "Their manners!"
    Nothing in this world has changed.
  5. BLOND
    BLOND 11 December 2015 06: 33 New
    +1
    Time - Charlie!
    Everything for the front, everything for victory (they now have all the resources for the collapse of Russia)
  6. strelets
    strelets 11 December 2015 06: 37 New
    +3
    And so moral guidelines are erased. To become a man of the year, you just need to kill more. Breivik did not hold out simply because of modest proportions.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 11 December 2015 08: 32 New
      +2
      Quote: strelets
      And so moral guidelines are erased.


      "Moral guidelines"? - What did you mean? Al-Baghdadi got on the second line of the register of honor because it is no better than the best friend of the senators of the “blackland” to flicker at the end of it. It’s not up to morality, take THEM “son of a bitch” and it’s not for nothing that THEY have been preparing him for this mission for so many years (and then do not forget the principle - the money invested should work and bring maximum profit). yes
  7. Monos
    Monos 11 December 2015 06: 38 New
    +8
    Merkel, Baghdadi, Trump - the most influential people in the world! Peace, aren't you ashamed?

    "Stop the world. I want to get off."
  8. linadherent
    linadherent 11 December 2015 06: 54 New
    +3
    Damn, the Germans have something wrong with their heads! fool We were in their forty-fifth, not beaten too hard on the head? laughingOh, sorry !!! I re-read carefully, the magazine is American ... Well then everything is correct, they are bruised from birth to head ... lol
    1. thinker
      thinker 11 December 2015 17: 41 New
      0
      The German magazine Der Spiegel included Vladimir Putin among the “persons of the year” whose portraits were published on the cover of the final issue of the publication. A cover photo was posted on Twitter’s official account.
    2. thinker
      thinker 11 December 2015 17: 43 New
      0
      The German magazine Der Spiegel included Vladimir Putin among the “persons of the year” whose portraits were published on the cover of the final issue of the publication. A cover photo was posted on Twitter’s official account.
  9. Robinzone
    Robinzone 11 December 2015 06: 55 New
    +4
    Just a few days before the announcement of the "winner" in the list of the journalist was also the GDP. But then he disappeared from this list. Well and good: for it is worthless to the "normal kid" to be among these individuals.
    1. Karabin
      Karabin 11 December 2015 10: 01 New
      0
      Quote: RobinZone
      Just a few days before the announcement of the "winner" in the list of the journalist was also the GDP. But then he disappeared from this list. Well and good: for it is worthless to the "normal kid" to be among these individuals.

      And you do not decide for a "normal kid".
      In April, Time readers recognized Putin as the most powerful person in the world. He scored 6,95% of the vote. The Russian leader considered this a sign of respect for his country. According to Time magazine, the Russian president became the man of the year in 2007

      Read more at RBC:
      http://www.rbc.ru/politics/09/12/2015/566824759a7947a49cdf3acc
  10. sa-ag
    sa-ag 11 December 2015 06: 59 New
    +1
    "... The recognition of Baghdadi is immoral," expert Vesti Yevseyev is quoted as saying.

    It’s not immoral, it’s not immoral, in modern times it depends on how much money a person has, for example, Vagit Alekperov bought a hotel in Turkey in spite of all Russian sanctions against Turkey and no one even said anything about morality http: // lenta.ru/news/2015/12/10/hotel/
    1. Saratoga833
      Saratoga833 11 December 2015 14: 40 New
      +1
      Quote: sa-ag
      Vagit Alekperov bought a hotel in Turkey in spite of all sorts of sanctions from Russia in relation to Turkey and no one even said anything about morality

      Attorney General Seagull, awww!
  11. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 December 2015 06: 59 New
    +2
    Its compilers ranked second.

    No, this is not a "theater of the absurd." These are the targeted actions of Western ideology. Thanks to this ideology, the world (except for a few countries, including Russia) has completely lost its reference points between black and white. For them, everything has become in rainbow colors that frame "tolerance", blood in the unleashed wars and neglect of others.
  12. tomcat117
    tomcat117 11 December 2015 07: 12 New
    +2
    Europe is definitely de.bila, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on the first page, the "icon" of the style for behavior, imitation and life.
    This is when they asked children in the dashing 90s what you want to become a girl, the answer is: a prostitute, their photos are everywhere, they get a lot.
    Wait for trouble !!!
  13. Stauffenberg
    Stauffenberg 11 December 2015 08: 17 New
    +5
    Do you remember how it all began...
  14. Lord of Wrath
    Lord of Wrath 11 December 2015 08: 20 New
    -3
    And we have chosen "the man of the year - 2015" ...... Lukashenko. http://news.tut.by/politics/476179.html
    And how far have we gone from them?
  15. Mantykora
    Mantykora 11 December 2015 09: 00 New
    0
    But they say the bombs are accurate ... Abu Bakr only touched ...

    And Angela deserved the “Person of the Year” - no one else did it to destroy the European Union and Germany ... to the delight of the United States. It is said: “Man” is declared the person who has most influenced the events of the outgoing year. And it doesn’t matter what influence they have: positive or negative.
  16. S_Baykala
    S_Baykala 11 December 2015 09: 41 New
    +4
    And these media rats didn’t think that "it doesn’t matter what effect they have: positive or negative"has one more side: someone wants to satisfy their vanity and wants to get into this list (at least in the lower ranks) at the cost of the lives of thousands of people, just to be included there or to raise one or two positions. This not the theater of the absurd - this is the most vile cynicism: by man (think about the word - man(!)) years can be called a creature that did everything to expel a person from himself. In this regard, I propose to call this nomination: "The Being of the Year"
  17. Belousov
    Belousov 11 December 2015 10: 04 New
    0
    It is strange that this still surprises someone. The main thing is that "his son of a bitch." It is time to take off the pink glasses and not be surprised at this, but to continue to work on the Basmachi.
  18. avva2012
    avva2012 11 December 2015 10: 16 New
    +1
    It seems to me that it is not necessary to pay attention to these geeks. We have our own people of the year, decade, century. But, only, our press somehow does not pay attention to really necessary things. Where is the propaganda of normal lifestyle? Remember, in the magazines "Worker", "Peasant", "Twinkle" (until I have gotten bored), they printed photos and articles about mother-heroines, production leaders, people who saved someone in a fire. Why, now, do not return to the topic, people of the year, in our understanding? Where are the photos of the officer who saved the children by blocking the truck that was rushing along? Yes, there are few people in our country who just do their duty every day. This will be the correct agitation of the Russian way of life. On the same RT, for foreigners? Yes, and domestically, it would be useful.
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 12 December 2015 14: 12 New
      0
      I support! All the time I say that the Russian government needs to pay as much attention as possible to Russia's confrontation with the West at the informational and ideological FRONT of the Great War. The prospects and results of the great war are primarily laid by the powers that be in the brains of ordinary citizens.
      All these ratings with Merkel and ISIS fighters serve to manipulate public consciousness in the interests of not just the USA, but in the interests of establishing a “new world order” for a handful of privately owned global bankers - global financial oligarchs who seek world domination for themselves and for themselves - on cleaning the planet from "extra" people and their infrastructure. Therefore, the publishers of Time Magazine are the same henchmen of world financial oligarchs as Merkel herself and the main ISIS fighter.
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  19. aviator1913
    aviator1913 11 December 2015 10: 17 New
    +1
    The article is sucked from the finger, what is it that Bakdadi wants to put on the cover? Here it is written in plain text that it doesn’t matter whether a person has a positive or negative effect. By the same principle, Putin can be found fault; he, too, could fall into this rating.

    It’s just a media rating for politicians, such an Oscar, but for social and political leaders (sometimes communities, or groups of people).

    Why write such a stupid article sliding into paranoia about the appointment of Merkel to the post of Ban Ki-moon, be sure to include 30 middling, and the US conspiracy.

    And how can I not add:
    1. 3axap82
      3axap82 11 December 2015 20: 02 New
      -1
      Few will hear you. The truest comment: "it does not matter whether a person has a positive or negative effect."
  20. Olfred
    Olfred 11 December 2015 12: 25 New
    +3
    This person was the leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
    you still give this jackal a nobel as well as a monkey-obama ... the world went crazy negative fool
  21. Kibl
    Kibl 11 December 2015 12: 35 New
    -1
    This paper product must be sent to its destination, though it is glossy and harsh, but nothing our ass will endure!
  22. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 11 December 2015 13: 40 New
    0
    Inclusion of a terrorist in the rating is a subtle hint of thick circumstances, given that he does not have the president of the Russian Federation.
    1. aviator1913
      aviator1913 11 December 2015 16: 43 New
      0
      Putin’s claimants are also there.
  23. Sharikov
    Sharikov 11 December 2015 14: 37 New
    0
    The Ishilovites outdid Svidovy. Crossed GAZ-66 with a helicopter fuselage
  24. staryivoin
    staryivoin 11 December 2015 16: 15 New
    +1
    And why so immediately the "theater of the absurd" in our then, in Russian - "quite a sweet couple - a bearded ram and a German bright" ...
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  26. SIMM
    SIMM 11 December 2015 22: 00 New
    +1
    Everyone knows WHO is the man of the year and for more than one year in a row!
    Just call his name out loud, they do not allow the inferiority complex!)))
  27. EvgNik
    EvgNik 12 December 2015 05: 38 New
    +1
    "" "And it doesn’t matter what impact they have: positive or negative. Choosing the only winner is the prerogative of the editor-in-chief" ""
    Here. And that's it. This is the opinion of one person, not the smartest, not the most influential. Everyman. And it’s not even necessary that he really thinks so - shocking, nothing more, and therefore not subject to discussion.
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    2. Tatyana
      Tatyana 12 December 2015 14: 45 New
      0
      EvgNik
      and therefore not subject to discussion.

      Unfortunately, it is subject to discussion, because the magazine is the media that are inseparable from political PR in international relations - i.e. are an instrument of propaganda and manipulation of public consciousness in the interests of one of the warring parties in the world. Moreover, it matters when it comes to a well-known rating magazine - such as “Time”