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Gerhard Schroeder called the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 the impetus for the formation of ISIS

In an interview with the German edition Reuters Gerhard Schroeder, former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, suggested that the formation of the ISIS terrorist organization began some time after the invasion of the American army into Iraq in 2003. For Russia, it is difficult to call such an idea new, but in Germany, such considerations are even in the official press, even if they are expressed by famous personalities, it is not accepted to publish. Freedom of speech…

Since Schröder was the former Chancellor, they nevertheless decided to publish his opinion in the German press. According to Gerhard Schroeder, the US intervention in Iraq in 2003 gave impetus to the formation of alternative armed groups in this country, which today rallied under the banner of terrorism, becoming a single group of ISIL.

Gerhard Schroeder called the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 the impetus for the formation of ISIS

In addition, the former German Chancellor criticized the policy of the current Chancellor. Schröder is sure that problems in Cologne would not have arisen if Merkel kept migration flows under control and would not try to build a humanist out of her own, opening the country's borders to more than a million immigrants from Africa and the Middle East.

Schröder declares that the fact of Germany’s limited capacity to receive refugees is obvious now. According to him, all other statements are nothing more than an attempt to pass over the desired (including the “integration of refugees into the ranks of the Germans”) as real.

Schroeder spoke about the Ukrainian crisis. According to the former German Chancellor, the longer the EU tries to put pressure on Russia with sanctions, the further and further the impasse in Ukraine will come to a dead end.

It would be reasonable to go towards a political partner who respects the agreements reached, and not isolate him. The heads of the Western states know exactly how important Russia's support in efforts to resolve, for example, the conflict in Syria. I hope that the position of the current leadership of Western countries will not alienate Russia, who wants to help Syria and in the end solve problems by political means.
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  1. Engineer
    Engineer 15 January 2016 13: 13
    Captain obvious
    1. NIKNN
      NIKNN 15 January 2016 13: 19
      Really got it? It didn’t come, it’s just politics. Only the grave will correct humpbacked ones. negative
      1. Temples
        Temples 15 January 2016 13: 23
        That's when the chancellor, even the former, even the ruling, declares that Germany has been occupied from 1945 to the present day, then there may be changes in Europe.
        In the meantime, everyone is sitting at the mink, eating what the owner feeds.
        While praising the regime and habitat.
        In retirement, within the permissible limits, one can be smart.
        The main thing is full and warm.
        Zoo. Or a farm. Whoever you like.
        1. cniza
          cniza 15 January 2016 13: 27
          It’s good to cut the truth of the uterus when you are a former, and when ... you are controlled and occupied by the United States.
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        3. Tersky
          Tersky 15 January 2016 15: 00
          Quote: Temples
          Zoo. Or a farm. Whoever you like.

          Garden .... it’s somehow vegetable .. This applies to the Bruegers, that according to Schroeder, then he’s an intelligent man.
      2. Sasha 19871987
        Sasha 19871987 15 January 2016 13: 34
        the last German friend of Russia, after him some litter in power ...
      3. zanoza
        zanoza 15 January 2016 13: 38
        Quote: NIKNN
        Really got it?

        So what? These honest statements of "downed" politicians have no influence on the current government, which is looking for a Russian trace and Putin's hand in everything.
        They are more concerned about Assad being in power in Syria than ISIS, which fulfills their desire to eliminate Assad.
        ISIS is their brainchild!Now he is devouring his "parents".
      4. jovanni
        jovanni 15 January 2016 13: 49
        Yes, Schroeder, in principle, was a normal man. They have done a lot with GDP to bring countries closer together. This is Frau podpugovilo. Much poheril ...
      5. Lelek
        Lelek 15 January 2016 15: 42
        Quote: NIKNN
        Really got it?

        Schroeder has always been in a position of loyalty to Russia, a pragmatic man and not a puppet politician. By the way, about his attitude to Western sanctions against Russia (click.):
      6. The black
        The black 16 January 2016 11: 04
        When one of the politicians has a prefix the ex, they suddenly get smarter. winked ... passing into the Ex category, everyone suddenly begins to see clearly and their language is unleashed. smile
    2. Uran
      Uran 15 January 2016 13: 21
      where is the usa. chaos! enmity and hatred! they have such a policy. and now they’re not even fighting effectively against isles. bombing schools, plumbing, government troops of Assad to aggravate the situation
    3. vlad66
      vlad66 15 January 2016 13: 26
      Quote: Putin
      Hallelujah, the blind received his sight, hallelujah

      He matured a long time, but the point is:
      Since Schroeder is the Chancellor, he decided to publish his opinion in the German press.
      The key here is the former.
      1. Beaver
        Beaver 15 January 2016 13: 32
        Since Schroeder is the Chancellor, he decided to publish his opinion in the German press.

        This phrase also somehow caught my eye. Does it mean "if the opinion of the current chancellor does not coincide with the" methodological instructions ", it will not be published in the German press. request Freedom of speech? wassat
  2. Putinets
    Putinets 15 January 2016 13: 13
    Hallelujah, the blind received his sight, hallelujah
    1. 15 January 2016 13: 19
      So many "ex" begin to tell the truth about the Naglo-Saxons! hi
    2. askort154
      askort154 15 January 2016 13: 41
      Putin ..... Hallelujah, the blind received his sight, hallelujah

      With your account, you need to know that the best friend of Putin’s foreign rulers is Schroeder. They have real friendships. And when Schroeder was in power, it was a period of the best relations between Russia and Germany.
      It was Schroeder who "broke through" the construction of the "Nord Stream", despite the cries of Poland
      with the Swedes and the Balts, including US pressure. Now he deservedly
      heads the German representative office for a joint venture in Gazprom.
      All trade relations associated with the supply of high-tech German means of production in the Russian Federation were established under Schroeder. Therefore, Schroeder did not pass for a second term. The Americans were afraid of the formation of a ligament Germany-Russia.
  3. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 15 January 2016 13: 13
    Oh, how we started talking! How we bravely retired. Why, in the post of chancellor, did they not shaky, not resist the invasions? Or can Herr Schroeder use only shares from the first stage of Nord Stream?
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 15 January 2016 13: 23
      Of course, he can talk because they did not send troops there. Now all the elite of Germany will be proud of it and say MYYYYYYY ZNAAAAAAAALI that it is bad. Political support will not be remembered.
      1. LÄRZ
        LÄRZ 15 January 2016 21: 10
        Quote: keel 31
        Political support will not be remembered.

        "... a long memory is worse than syphilis ..." A. Mayakovsky
    2. gray_angel
      gray_angel 15 January 2016 13: 24
      he was also against the invasion of Iraq as chancellor, and I remember how Bush put pressure on the Germans, comparing Germany and Poland with the outgoing and new Europe, respectively, and how the Poles offered the Germans a place in their Iraq control sector under their leadership ...
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  4. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 15 January 2016 13: 17
    There are many examples of when the former officials become adequate (see through). This proves that all statements acting leaders - chatter, lies and profanity.

    When Merkel will become the former chancellor, then she will explain who the migrants are and how to deal with them.
  5. prabiz
    prabiz 15 January 2016 13: 18
    I want to recall a quote attributed to the leader of Libya, Gaddafi, said shortly before his violent death:

    "Now listen, people from NATO! You are bombing the wall that did not allow the flow of African migration to Europe, which slowed down the Al-Qaeda terrorists. This wall was Libya. You destroyed it. You -. For thousands of migrants from Africa, for support." Al-Qaeda "you burn in hell. So it will be."
  6. Woodman
    Woodman 15 January 2016 13: 22
    In any case, Schroeder found the courage to say it out loud ...
  7. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 15 January 2016 13: 22
    Damn, they probably have a toggle switch under the cumpol with "Yes-No", who clicks it, huh? Here's another bro drew up, looking for a job, I suppose.
    1. cniza
      cniza 15 January 2016 13: 30
      Quote: iliitch
      Damn, they probably have a toggle switch under the cumpol with "Yes-No", who clicks it, huh? Here's another bro drew up, looking for a job, I suppose.

      Why should he look, he rules the North Stream.
  8. Aleksandr72
    Aleksandr72 15 January 2016 13: 24
    According to Gerhard Schroeder, the US intervention in Iraq in 2003 triggered the formation of alternative armed groups in this country, which today rallied under the banner of terrorism, turning into a single ISIS group.

    The dog barks, the wind wears. It is unlikely that anyone in the West will hear (or want to hear, much less accept) even the loudest statements of a retired politician. Ex-Chancellor only for himself and allows such a statement, because:
    - firstly, he is essentially no longer responsible for anything, and his words are the point of view of an ordinary citizen, a vivid manifestation of freedom of speech in European,
    - secondly, given the current internal problems in Germany due to the influx of refugees and "refugees" and the unseemly role of the current budescanzlerin in this, such statements unambiguously contribute to increasing Schroeder's personal political rating among the indigenous population of Germany and may well be a plus for him if he will wish to return to big politics. At least in Germany itself.
    I have the honor.
  9. propolsky
    propolsky 15 January 2016 13: 26
    The absolute truth, it is only a pity that they say it only after leaving the political Olympus.
  10. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 15 January 2016 13: 29
    The chancellors of Germany are under US control, so only the former can have their own point of view.
  11. SAM 5
    SAM 5 15 January 2016 13: 38
    I wonder what Merkel will hum when she becomes an ex?
  12. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 15 January 2016 13: 55
    The fact is that all German chancellors are not just former, but used, as they say, a completely different story.
  13. fridge
    fridge 15 January 2016 13: 56
    Soon we will see what will be the impetus for Merkel’s decision to fill the gayropa with Muslims and one of the acts of this action is a forced orgy in Cologne. Merkel does everything so that the right is strengthened.
  14. valent45
    valent45 15 January 2016 14: 13
    The fact that Schroeder is allowed to speak in the media is
    not bad. More people in Germany should hear the truth, whatever it is.
    And the fact that he is a former, as happened, and the former again went to the leaders of the countries.
  15. viktor561
    viktor561 15 January 2016 14: 15
    Who would doubt where the United States went there terrorists remained - Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.
  16. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 15 January 2016 14: 19
    Some vague doubts. Can it be that when they are in power, they keep their brains in a safe? And then they take out, insert, update wassat
  17. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 15 January 2016 15: 11
    Schroeder just told the truth ... he can afford it ...
  18. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 15 January 2016 15: 46
    One of the principles of current politicians: "Don't say everything what you think, but think what you say." Angela will retire, maybe he will open up. And Schroeder ... We are waiting for politics again!
  19. dmitrymb
    dmitrymb 15 January 2016 17: 02
    Well done man!
  20. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 15 January 2016 17: 04
    "Schroeder just told the truth" Well, I completely lost my fear. He probably watched "Brother-2", "Strength in Truth."
  21. Flat5160
    Flat5160 15 January 2016 18: 35
    What does it mean called? The way it is! And if so, then do not call it, the essence is the same.
  22. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 15 January 2016 19: 01
    There was an opportunity to chat with a German paratrooper, there, not only with "the fact of the FRG's limited possibilities for receiving refugees is obvious," there are serious problems with the capabilities of the Armed Forces. The Germans are no longer a nation of warriors. And if budget problems really start, then take it with your bare hands.
  23. olimpiada15
    olimpiada15 15 January 2016 20: 40
    And why did Schroeder think that the West is trying to resolve the crisis in Ukraine?
    The West created this crisis to harm the Russian economy, and sanctions against us are a continuation of economic damage. Therefore, they accuse Russia of non-compliance with the Minsk agreements.
    Now, if you declare that the leadership of the ruins and the Armed Forces of Ukraine is to blame for the failure to fulfill the agreement, then you immediately need to cancel the anti-Russian sanctions - this is the whole plan to destabilize the Russian economy.
    The accusation of those not involved, in this case of Russia, is the surest way to prevent the conflict from being resolved, which is what the West is doing.