The head of the German Ministry of Economics spoke in favor of returning Russia to the G-8 - our country is an important global player, said Sigmar Gabriel in an interview quoted by the RIA news agency today.News". But there are colleagues Gabriel with other views on the problem.
However, hello! Russia for Germany is no longer a partner, but a rival and a threat. Or is it still not a threat !? On the amendments to the so-called "White Paper" - a guide to national security policy, which is annually compiled by the German Defense Ministry, according to which Russia is transferred from "partners to rivals," Die Welt reported. In the new edition of the German White Book, Russia is included in the list of ten major threats, along with infections, migrants, terrorists, hackers and the greenhouse effect. In response to a stormy reaction, confused diplomatic denials followed in Russia, and the German ambassador suggested not paying attention to propaganda.
Note that the “propaganda” in this case came from the influential Die Welt, and the current German generals are the most politically dependent category of workers in the world. And they certainly didn’t come up with it themselves. And no diplomacy can not hide that our relations with Germany for ten years of the chancellorship of Frau Merkel turned around almost 180 degrees.
"Never before stories relations between Germany and Russia were not as close and developed as they are now ... Germany has consistently supported the formation of a comprehensive partnership. On the way to achieving this goal, we have made significant steps forward ... It is impressive how much our interests coincide in many areas, ”wrote German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in September 2004 of the year. Recall that this is the time when Russia offered Germany and with it the whole of Europe not just a partnership, but global economic and technological convergence. Starting from the energy sector, Russia was ready to turn our Gazprom into a pan-European company, thus ensuring Europe with absolute energy security and an absolute competitive advantage. On the basis of a single energy technology cooperation was assumed. For example, Russia offered to enter the European aerospace concern EDC as an equal partner, along with Germany and France. And, by the way, received the consent of the then Chancellor Schroeder.
However, elections followed, in which, by the way, the foreign policy topic was not discussed at all, and Angela Merkel became the Chancellor, permanently redeeming her original sin in front of her American partner - victory in the Russian school olympiad. In fact, in response to the “hand and heart” proposal, we saw a squeamish grimace and the “Third Energy Package”.
“The United States joined the First World War, primarily because of the events in Russia. Because of concerns about the prospects for the emergence of a single hegemon of Europe. We took part in the Second World War on the same issue - Germany. Germany and Russia. We fought in the Cold War, in fact, about Germany and what it will be. For the United States, it was always the primordial, chief fear that German capital and German technology would combine with Russian natural resources and labor in a single combination that has been scaring the US for over a century. What will come of it? The United States has already laid out the cards on the table, ”said George Friedman, a political scientist, founder and director of the private intelligence and analysis organization Stretfor.
The only difference is that today the Germans play with other people's cards. Not for that, the United States 70 has been occupying Germany for years, cultivating and training its political and media elite so that the Anglo-Saxons' geopolitical nightmare, the Russian-German alliance, comes true before their eyes. The German elite twice made a historical mistake - one that is worse than a crime - a conflict with Russia in the interests of their geopolitical rivals. For the third time, she does it sluggishly and under the lash. And really wants to jump off. And it will be reckoned to her. At the trial of history.