Skip to comments.Syria crisis exposes rifts in U.S.-German ties
Posted on 09/12/2013 7:29:06 AM PDT by maggief
BERLIN Angela Merkel might not personally like Vladimir Putin very much, but the German chancellor is surely pleased the Russian presidents diplomatic efforts have temporarily averted U.S. plans for a military strike against Syria.
Constrained by Germanys jingoistic past and a looming election, the leader of the largest country in the European Union has been decidedly reluctant to follow President Barack Obamas call for a robust response to the apparent use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war.
And Merkels aversion to getting involved in the conflict has exposed rifts in the trans-Atlantic alliance by often leaving Berlin seemingly more in agreement with Moscow than Washington.
Is Germany drifting away from the West? Theres an interesting shift in thinking in Berlin, Hans Kundnani, the editorial director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, told Yahoo News.
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Is there anywhere in the world — anywhere — where Obama hasn’t screwed things up royally and there isn’t some rift?
In just a few short years Obama, single-handedly, has set the entire world ablaze. He is the human wrecking ball.
... Thank you nObama for trying to destroy our traditional relationships with our brothers.
The kenyan wants to teach us how to be “africans” and live a better lifestyle. More illiteracy, rioting, wars and thuggery..... pure travonic.
There is not a rift. Its just the Germans think our leadership is either full of it, or they dont trust their poor judgement of running off to start bombing without thinking things through.
Germany isn’t drifting away from the West. They’re running away from Obama.
The “Community Organizer” strikes again!
Who can blame them?
There are no rifts between germany and the US, the rifts are between the world leaders and a POTUS who is unable to tell the truth about anything and who so weak that he is an embossment to this great nation.