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Germany fumes over McCain’s Merkel attack
TheLocal.de ^ | 02 May 2014 14:56 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)

Posted on 05/03/2014 11:08:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai

German lawmakers fumed on Friday over “vicious” criticism by senior US senators of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stance on Ukraine ahead of talks she will hold with US President Barack Obama.

John McCain, a former Republican candidate for the White House, on Thursday accused Merkel of standing in the way of firmer measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine due to Berlin’s lucrative business ties with Moscow.

“I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They’re the leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex from Germany,” McCain said.

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions echoed the rebuke, saying there needed to be “a clearer, more focused, more unified position, and Germany is right there in the middle of it.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: crimea; gopestablishment; jeffsessions; juanmclame; liberalagenda; mccain; mcshame; mcstain; merkel; putin; rinos; ukraine

1 posted on 05/03/2014 11:08:43 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
John McCain, a former Republican
2 posted on 05/03/2014 11:10:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

Why doesn’t McCain suggest we go to war with Germany?


3 posted on 05/03/2014 11:11:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Olog-hai

The American security guarantee brings with it moral hazard, such that the countries whose security is tacitly guaranteed (Germany, et al) slack off and make their defense policy one where they fight any would-be conqueror to the last dead GI. The fall of Ukraine may be necessary to prod both Asian and European countries into spending more money for defense, just in case Uncle Sam decides to sit out an attack on these countries by a foreign invader.


4 posted on 05/03/2014 11:19:45 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: nickcarraway
Merkel should drop a hint that German intelligence has info on McCain
selling arms to jihadis. He won't know whether they do or not. ;-)
5 posted on 05/03/2014 11:20:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Zhang Fei

That’s going to lead to war, not peace.


6 posted on 05/03/2014 11:21:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: nickcarraway

“Why doesn’t McCain suggest we go to war with Germany?”

That’s next month. Right now he wants Germany to invade Ukraine to support the revolt he empowered. The moron, im sorry I ever voted for him. I sure learned a lesson.


7 posted on 05/03/2014 11:32:23 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: TigersEye

McCain wont care. Hell, he openly posed for photos with Syrian Al Queida and later with Right Sector Nazis.


8 posted on 05/03/2014 11:34:48 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Olog-hai
That’s going to lead to war, not peace.

The way moral hazard works is the guarantor of peace ends up bearing most of the costs, because the nations whose security is being guaranteed, weaken themselves to the point that their defenses are weaker than they would be, even with the guarantor's forces, if no alliance existed. And in so doing, they tempt an aggressor to invade, on the assumption that the guarantor will balk at the high costs of carrying allied deadweight. If there's going to be war anyway, why not let the nations directly affected fight it and bear most of those costs?

9 posted on 05/03/2014 11:38:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: DesertRhino

Probably. I’d still try to bluff him into shutting up if I were Merkel. McCain has to have something he doesn’t want to surface.


10 posted on 05/03/2014 11:40:15 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mccain is crazy warmonger, more so than any Republican I know. I’m glad he didn’t win


11 posted on 05/04/2014 12:20:28 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Zhang Fei

Because that’s not how it’s going to work. Nobody in this world that’s gearing up for war at this moment has any intention of leaving the USA untouched.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 12:22:33 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 4rcane

Being a hawk is not so bad, but it’s the craziness that is the problem here.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 12:26:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Buzz word on net is if McCain shows up in your country plan for uprisings and potential war.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 12:29:44 AM PDT by caww
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Considering who he takes sides with, that’s inevitable.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 12:31:40 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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"John McCain, a former Republican candidate for the White House, on Thursday accused Merkel of standing in the way of firmer measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine due to Berlin’s lucrative business ties with Moscow."

Merkel to McCain: "Hey Obama butt boy. We fought Russia twice and it didn't work out so well. Why don't YOU try it a couple of times. Then get back to us."

16 posted on 05/04/2014 12:48:05 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Olog-hai

John is nearing retirement, thank God, but meanwhile, he SO-very much wants to be a big shot. To achieve Big Shot status, McCain shoots his mouth off just to provoke a reaction. Keep him away from the European Leaders. We don’t have time for his foolishness or for another nonproductive exercise in vanity. Obama’s group is probably all for allowing John McCain even more oppotunities to make a public fool of himself. Blaming Bush is not as much fun this late in the game. McCains’ follies will thankfully take the focus off John (aparthied in israel) Kerry.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 12:49:24 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 4rcane

I think he is patently insane, myself. Crazier than a sh!t house rat.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 4:54:00 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Olog-hai
“I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They’re the leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex from Germany,” McCain said.

LOL...I wonder if McCain understands how deeply ironic his statement is...

Just change a few words...

19 posted on 05/04/2014 4:57:03 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai
John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 5:00:58 AM PDT by McGruff (I'ts not the crime it's the coverup they said.)
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To: lee martell
I had a thought. Sterling is a senior with aging issues. He said something, ethnocentric (not racist) comments and he will be stripped of owning a basketball team. McCain is a senior with aging issues. He did outrageous things that have armed terrorists, abetting the invasion of the US, and caused mayham and death all over the globe. He's still a US Senator.

Huh?

21 posted on 05/04/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT by grania
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They’re the leaders, they’re being governed by the industrial complex from Germany,” McCain said.

As he pushes amnesty for the Chamber of Commerce.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:00 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: grania

I agree. McCain unleashed, is very dangerous for America.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Olog-hai

It may be McCain, but he’s essentially correct: much of Germany’s foreign policy is bought and paid for by Putin— after all you have a former German chancellor and Foreign Minister on the board of Gazprom already— how many other German businesses, officials and media types are on Putin’s payroll?


24 posted on 05/04/2014 2:25:14 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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