Skip to comments.Ukraine crisis: Angry Angela Merkel questions whether Putin is 'in touch with reality'
Posted on 03/03/2014 9:51:21 AM PST by DaveMSmith
Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported to have become really annoyed about Russian President Vladimir Putin and has questioned whether he was still in touch with reality.
The German mass circulation Bild newspaper wrote on Monday that during a telephone conversation she held with US President Barack Obama to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine she complained that Mr Putin was living in another world.
She appears to have become really annoyed, Bild remarked. The paper said it had gained inside information on the telephone exchange between the US and German leaders from American sources.
The two leaders roundly criticised Mr Putin in their conversation and agreed that Russias military intervention in Crimea was in violation of international law. A German government spokesman said that both stressed that it was important for the international community to respond to the crisis in unison.
Both were said to be in favour of sending an immediate fact finding mission to Ukraine and backed the idea of setting up of a contact group, possibly overseen by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the aim of ending the crisis through political dialogue.
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Welcome to the new reality, b**ch.
“sending an immediate fact finding mission to Ukraine and backed the idea of setting up of a contact group, possibly overseen by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the aim of ending the crisis through political dialogue.”
In response, France announced their surrender.
Soviets vs Nazis... like the last time, the US will not be involved directly until it gets attacked. Perhaps this time “Japan” will be Iran?
They haven’t lost touch of anything. They don’t want NATO bases in Crimea. Frau Merkel is going to have to accept that and more.
how dare SS Frau Merkel open her bloody mouth on this...!!!
Putin's world might be looking out for Russia's interests and not worrying about what others think about it. Especially toothless tigers. -Tom
Like the song says...
“Meet the New Boss.... same as the Old Boss...”
I think Putin is shaping reality while Obama is gutting the military.
I’m not proposing that the US get involved in the Crimea, I don’t really think we have a dog in that fight. But we should have a military such that we could if we chose to. The Chinese are watching, and so are our Asian allies. They are all making calculations based on what Putin does and what we do about it.
Sufficient weakness in Europe and the Middle East and we’ll find China’s Pacific border reaching out to include Guam.
OMG. Leftists at the top are now shocked and surprised that this has happened. Maybe by the time Russia and China gobble up half the planet they will get a clue?
Putin’s reality is his control over substantial flows of oil and gas, especially to Germany.
Weakness invites aggression. Always has, always will.
Well Angie, Putin will do what he wants, and suffer nothing from it. That sounds like he’s in touch with reality to me. You gonna call your IMF buddies on him, Angie? Putin doesn’t care.
Why does anyone think that Putin gives a F**K what they think? Especially Lurch.
He is the reality. Complaining about it is meaningless. Shes relegating herself to a sideshow.
Obviously the US Oligarchs and Euro Kleptocrats had absolutely no contingency plans in place in case Russia decided to protect the Crimea. Utter fools. You have to anticipate every possible move in diplomatic chess.
Merkel and 0bama are the ones out of touch with reality
Uh, Ma'am? This is political dialogue. Nothing makes a diplomatic point clearer than troops on the ground.
“...respond to the crisis in unison” Whoa! Talking tough.
Next sentence, “Both were said to be in favour of sending an immediate fact finding mission to Ukraine and backed the idea of setting up of a contact group.”
I can here Putin saying, “Vut ish contact group? I vunder vut contact vill group smellz like vin I bombz zem.”
It seems Obama and the rest of the West are the ones out of touch with reality.
Germany is worried.
This is bad.
Putin seems to understand the saying “speak softly and carry a big stick”.
Obama: Oh I know about holding lots of those!
No, idiot, I said STICK.
They havent lost touch of anything. They dont want NATO bases in Crimea.
Can’t fault them for that.
Ask the NSA to check his calls, Angela.
LOL! Thanks for the pics. Wuzzzat some EU gang gestures?
We will soon reap what we have sown for electing the Kenyan communist.
Germany is worried.
This is bad.
You are correct....Don’t ask how i know.
In fact, he should care. The Russian economy will suffer because of it. Russian GDP had dropped 30% already. The Ruble is going down. Today, the Russian martkets lost >10% of value. The Russian economy cannot withstand occupation, sanctions and feeding hungry Crimeans and East Ukrainians (Russian-speaking population). It is similar to Georgia/Abhasia/Ossetia situation, only multiplied by a 100. Not all Russians agree with Putin on that. There were anti-war rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg ruthlessly suppressed by the Police. Not all Russians want to fight Ukranians, who fought side by side with them against Hitler. Russia should not follow Zhirinovsky path to hell.
Obama and the EU thought this was a new world—a Global World where social justice and global warming were the most important things. Putin has just shown them—its the same old world—Power politics rule—has they have since the 18th Century. The 1980s called Obama and he never took the call. Lets just hope Putin doesn’t just roll over the Ukraine and keep going. Let him digest Criemea for a while.
I was hoping I was wrong.
“How many divisions does Frau Merkel have”?
IT'S THE WESTERN LEADERS WHO ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY!
I think the Pax Americana may be over. Maybe we could send Putin some food stamps.
Then they came up with their "no holds barred" strategy! I was SHOCKED that they would consider such deadly action against any human being.
Both were said to be in favour of sending an immediate fact finding mission to Ukraine and backed the idea of setting up of a contact group, possibly overseen by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the aim of ending the crisis through political dialogue
Putin better cover up quick, get on his body armor, alert his body guards. Angela & Barry are going to (I shudder to think of it!)...COLLECT FACTS!
Then they'll launch that weapon of all weapons: POLITICAL DIALOGUE!
Can you fathom the rage coursing through this lady's arteries that she would actually launch BOTH fact-finding and political-dialogue against an enemy?
And Barry, who cries at water-boarding and Gitmo, how can he hold his head up in polite society knowing he has teamed with Germany in bringing again to the world such terror?
For Putin, it’s the smart move. Now if he tries to annex the Donetsk region or move on Kiev, then we got big problems.
“The paper said it had gained inside information on the telephone exchange”
Dear Chancellor Merkel:
If you actually want to be taken seriously, instead of frivolous dithering, announce that you are sending a years’ worth of military gear for 500k Ukrainian reservists, to Kiev. Then publicly challenge Obama to do the same. That might get Putin’s attention.
Well Angie are you annoyed enough to agree to vote Pootey out of the G8? Since without Germany it can’t happen.
Annoyed, but incapable of doing anything about it.
“Russia has just invaded the Ukraine”
1) Crimea is NOT Ukraine, but an autonomous republic, with its own government, prime minister, parliment and budget.
2) The official agreement on the Russian navy base in Crimea stipulate that Russia can have as many as 25,000 troops there.
Last year, Russia had some 17,000. Since then it sent some 6,000 more.
3) On 30 March, the government of Crimea organise a referendum of the population on the future statute of Crimea. The will of the people must be respected by ALL.
Yup. Putin holds the cards.
Remember Reagan joking about bombing the Soviet Union with a live mike? That may have affected the Russians more than we will ever know. Putin may be having the same effect on the West. Obama sure doesn’t scare anybody, except his own citizens.
Idiots are running major world powers. Save us Lord!