Skip to comments.US wants to destroy Ukrainian ‘bridge’ between EU and Russia – German intellectuals support Putin
Posted on 04/09/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Members of German civil society have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, condemning Russophobia in mass media and German political establishment while showing support for Moscow's actions in the ongoing Ukrainian crisis.
Retired German Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jochen Scholz wrote an open letter to the Russian leader in response to the speech Putin made on March 18, 2014 at the reunification of Crimea with Russia. The letter was cosigned by hundreds of Germans including lawyers, journalists, doctors, servicemen, scholars, scientists, diplomats and historians.
In that letter the German intellectuals said that Putins speech appealed directly to the German people and deserved a positive response that corresponds to the true feelings of Germans.
The letter acknowledges that the Soviet Union indeed played a decisive role in the liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany and supported the reunification of Germany and its ascension into NATO after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact.
Then US President George Bush Sr. had given assurances to Russia that NATO will not expand eastward, and yet despite Moscow's show of trust, the US and its allies violated that commitment, Scholz says.
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Pretty noticeable that Merkel isn’t talking to Obama and no longer uses a phone.
You do know that Russia Today is a wholly-owned propaganda wing of Putin’s party, right?
As opposed to the Obama/NATO/anti-Russia propaganda we get from CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, Time, Washington Post, New York Times, etc., etc., etc.?
The next time someone posts an article from MSNBC exposing its bias, I’d like to see you claim RT is the “counterweight.”
I’m against both Putin and Obama. Are you pro-Putin? Are you anti-Ukrainian?
I never thought that I would see you guys come out in the open during the Cold war, when I was with NATO, but now, here you are, in the waning years of America.
You’ll note how they don’t bother countering anything in the article. They just scream “PROPAGANDA!!!” and insult you.
You’ll also notice how three or four ID’s always show up at exactly the same time, as well.
Based on the background of the developments in Europe since 1990, the establishment of some 1,000 US military bases around the world, control of sea straits by the United States, as well as the danger posed by the abuse from Maidan for the Russian Black Sea Fleet we consider the separation of the Crimea as a defensive measure and, simultaneously, as a warning: this is a line that cannot be crossed, the open letter states.There, satisfied?
Wow that I bad on so many levels. Will they be divvying Eastern Europe now. That doesn't sound so intellectual to me.
Well, the Germans and the Russians have gotten along swimmingly before - the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact is a fine example.
Still chuckling about it--what happened in 1990? Oh, the Soviet Union collapsed.
Youll note how they dont bother countering anything in the article. They just scream PROPAGANDA!!! and insult you.
You use what you’ve got. Pound the facts, pound the law. If you’ve got neither, pound the podium.
Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
US Department of State
Proudly announces about 7 minutes into this video that the US has “invested” $5 billion in helping Ukraine realize its “European aspirations”.
Typical Daily Kos debate tactics.
No actual discussion of the issue can be allowed.
Yup. No FReeper can withstand the onslaught of the Russian propaganda juggernaut. RT stands alone as a beacon of truth.
Just type “waah” next time in order to save time.
MEANWHILE, in Ukraine, The government is moving tanks and heavy artillery outside of Donetsk, where the protestors have been given a 48 hour deadline, or “else”.
Numerous twitter reports of civilians acting to slow the column, by walking in front of it, or having a car “breakdown” on the roads.
NATO expansion into the former Soviet republics, the creation of military bases in the former Warsaw Pact countries and the setup of an umbrella missile defense system in Eastern Europe, while unilaterally withdrawing from the ABM Treaty by the US is a flagrant violation of promises,the letter reads.Where can we find such patriots? [sniffing, wiping a tear]