The German tabloid Das Bild obtained this list from the Ministry of Defense (48 pages) and indeed, at Scholz’s personal request, all heavier weapons were cut. Since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, the Chancellor has played a double game, public outcrying the Russian invasion and crimes committed against civilians, and verbally supporting Ukraine, or German public opinion, but he is quietly on Putin’s side.
Now they are making excuses for NATO policies, they say everyone is doing it, but that’s just another lie, it’s definitely not about the United States, Australia and Britain. Ukraine will not receive the necessary rocket launchers and anti-tank missiles from Germany. We don’t know yet what kind of scandal it will be, opposition leader Friedrich Merz could damage a weak government coalition quite successfully in public opinion, especially the Green Party, which played a similar hypocritical policy but failed to dismantle the government. Strong roots in Germany.
Already during the Cold War in the 1970s, German “ostpolitik” was based on the belief that the greatest diplomatic and trade relations with the Soviet Union would lead to peaceful coexistence and prevent nuclear war. Old Latin proverb in postwar pacifist Germany. In his defense, Scholz made it clear several times that he did not intend to escalate the conflict and seek to prevent World War III.
Undoubtedly, he was expecting Russia’s brief victory and a return to normalcy. He agreed with Putin that there was no Ukrainian state. This idea is deeply rooted in the tradition of the German Social Democracy (SPD).
A year before his death, in response to the annexation of Crimea, former Chancellor Helmuth Schmidt stated “that Western policy is based on ignorance and fundamental mistakes, because the Ukrainian national identity does not exist. (…) Crimea is Russia and eastern Ukraine is also Russian, Orthodox, only western territory. (small) Catholic and Polish.” But that’s how the people at Putin think.
Schmidt’s foreign policy thinking had a major impact on young SPD politicians, notably Gerhard Schröder and the two Social Democratic foreign ministers Frank-Walter Steinmeier (current president) and Sigmar Gabriel. These politicians, led by Angela Merkel, are in charge of the Nordstream pipeline, which inadvertently evades Ukraine and Poland, but they reject criticism and lead to the country’s heavy dependence on Russian gas.
In this context, also thanks to the crazy green policy. “Germany’s preeminent blessed attitude towards Ukraine,” wrote Wolfgang Münchau (Eurointelligence), is not surprising. Germany has a complex sense of guilt towards Russia, but not a country that doesn’t exist.”
This tragic war will not be short. Putin will certainly flatten Ukraine, but he cannot destroy a resurrected nation, and the consequences of his destructive campaign will profoundly affect developments in Europe and Russia.
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