Skip to comments.In Germany, Anti-American Sentiment Fuels Push to Tread Softly on Ukraine
Posted on 06/12/2014 12:40:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Some German business leaders have been loud in urging Chancellor Angela Merkel not to support harsher sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine. But polls and interviews underscore another factor putting pressure on Berlin to pursue a softer line: a populace that has grown so distrustful of the U.S. that it is skeptical of following Washingtons lead in a geopolitical conflict.
Among Germans, the overwhelming feeling in the Ukraine crisis is that for the Russiansbut also for the Americansits about own interests and not the interests of the people in Ukraine, says one of Germanys top pollsters, Manfred Güllner of the Forsa Institute in Berlin.
A poll published by research firm infratest dimap last week indicates German trust in the U.S. has plummeted to lows not seen since the thick of the Iraq war. Another poll, published in May, showed those Germans surveyed were more interested in deepening their countrys ties with China than they were in doing so with the U.S. A third, published in April, showed that nearly half wanted Germany to take a middle position in the Ukraine conflict rather than standing firmly on the side of the West.
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You people are pathetic.
If it wasn’t for America you’d be speaking...oh, wait....
Amazing how the United States alliances are being sabotaged. We are being split and alienated.
Love your country, stay loyal and be prepared for anything.
So they want Germany to take the Nazi position.
at this point with the half breed mooselimb in office here I do not see why any of our former allies would trust anything coming out of America.