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German president: donít always rule out military
Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 7:04 AM EDT

Posted on 06/14/2014 4:39:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Germany’s president says his compatriots shouldn’t always reject deploying the military to help resolve conflicts as he underlines calls for the country to take more international responsibility. […]

President Joachim Gauck told Deutschlandfunk radio in an interview broadcast Saturday that he understands Germans’ longstanding reluctance to take a leading international role, but the country is now a “solid and reliable democracy.” He said that in defending human rights and innocent lives “it is sometimes necessary to take up arms.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bundeswehr; europeanunion; eussr; germany; joachimgauck; lewrockwell; militarization; nolewrockwell; obamapolicyfans; putinsbuttboys; surrendermonkeys

1 posted on 06/14/2014 4:39:52 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Germany’s president says his compatriots shouldn’t always reject deploying the military to help resolve conflicts...

Except that the German military is a hollow shell of its former self, and probably couldn't deploy anywhere without U.S. support. Just like the rest of NATO.

2 posted on 06/14/2014 4:44:56 AM PDT by Lower Deck
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To: Lower Deck
I'm surprised they never built up their military in such a hostile world. They must depend on on.
3 posted on 06/14/2014 5:10:10 AM PDT by angcat
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To: Olog-hai

Germany’s current defense minister was a housewife in Palo Alto for a number of years. Her top priority is improving day care for the children of German soldiers.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 5:18:03 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: angcat

Wasn’t it illegal for Germany to build up its military for a certain amount of time after the war?


5 posted on 06/14/2014 5:36:38 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: mac_truck

Whereas ours is making sure gay pride parades are supporte by soldiers and uniforms don’t discriminate against transvestites.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 6:18:29 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: bboop

I have no idea!!!


7 posted on 06/14/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT by angcat
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To: mac_truck

Exactly four years. Other than that, she’s been a college professor and an assistant doctor; she’s been in politics since 1990. Doesn’t stop her from being a war hawk though.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: angcat

You don’t seem to know their background. In spite of that, they have had the most foreign military deployments in the world behind the USA, for quite a few years.

They don’t (or didn’t) openly speak of war for the same reason Japan’s got that pacifist constitution.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 11:24:10 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lower Deck

You would prefer the German military to be as it was in 1939?

The Bundeswehr is second only to the US in terms of foreign military deployments. They’ve been in Afghanistan for ages and they’ll be there after Obama surrenders the “war of necessity”.


10 posted on 06/14/2014 11:27:38 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lower Deck
Except that the German military is a hollow shell of its former self, and probably couldn't deploy anywhere without U.S. support. Just like the rest of NATO.

Concurring bump. I suspect NATO has become an overly expensive European gentleman's club, with the United States picking up the tab.

11 posted on 06/14/2014 3:13:25 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Olog-hai

You are correct I don’t know their background I am grasping at straws trying to figure out why only we have save the world.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 4:26:23 PM PDT by angcat
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To: angcat

Because anyone else would destroy the world, that’s why.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 4:30:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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