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.