Skip to comments.Germany to play bigger military role
Posted on 01/27/2014 1:03:43 AM PST by Olog-hai
Germanys military is to be deployed more frequently on foreign operations, defense minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday. [ ]
Opposition parties accused von der Leyen of changing tack and her comments mark a stark shift to the policy pursued by former Foreign Minister Gudio Westerwelle, who sought to keep German troops out of war zones.
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The French better plant more trees in Paris. Germans like to march in the shade...
Once all the Germans were warlike and mean,
But that couldn’t happen again.
We taught them a lesson in nineteen eighteen,
And they’ve hardly bothered us since then.
— Tom Lehrer
I am a little queasy about the Wehrmacht being on the march again.
Germans are craftsmen, not soldiers in their soul. The only militant tribe were Prussians run by Junker aristocracy who has suppressed the rest under their flags.
AFAIK Stalin has killed the entire Prussian population after WWII, buldozed the place and shared the lot between Poland and Russia.
Germans aren’t called Eurowennies for nothing ever since.
Hitler despised them.
Germany is winning WW3. That would be the war of global economic domination.
Well, Hitler was a narcissist populist politician, not a great military strategistin the first place. His biggest mistake was that he started to believe his own propaganda. He should have listened to Prussian generals instead.
Who probably would have talked him out of expanding the war after their conquered Poland.
I think France alone was enough to restore their pride damaged in Versailles.
Poland and Soviet Union made little sense militarily but attacking both was absolutely instrumental in terms of Hitler’s ‘Final solution’ and ‘Leibenstraum’ goals.
Hitler thought that after seeing how quickly Germany defeated Poland (with the help of the Soviet Union), that Britain and France would quickly sue for peace.
If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight, even though the ruler forbid it; if fighting will not result in victory, then you must not fight even at the rulers bidding. Art Of War X:23The generals could not have feared the Führer to the point of not heeding that sound military advice, could they have?
“Don’t mention the war.”
Even some of the generals told Hitler not to retake the Rhineland.
Everytime Hitler got away with it (Rhineland, Sudetenland, Austria, Czechoslovakia), the generals knew that opposing Hitler was pointless when it came time to execute “Fall Weiss”.
I’ll bet they wouldn’t be suiting up if we hadn’t stolen all the gold the entrusted to us.
We have eclipsed Russia as the world’s number one, non-muslim enemy.
Always good news.
In what respect?
Germany historically has done military things well, unfortunately that hasn’t been true of their politics.