Skip to comments.Alliance of the Likeminded: Germany's Anti-Trump Strategy Begins to Take Shape
Posted on 08/02/2018 3:53:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
On the day European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker reached a surprise deal on trade with Donald Trump, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was standing in front of a wood-paneled government building 11,000 kilometers (6,800 miles) to the east. Maas was in Japan on his first trip to Asia as foreign minister, and expectations were high. We share the same values, said Maas, who is a member of the center-left Social Democrats, as his host, Japanese President Shinzo Abe, nodded. In the current geopolitical situation, it is good to clearly emphasize this once again.
But the guest from Germany brought more with him in his suitcase than just friendly words. In Tokyo, Maas presented the Japanese leader with his idea for a new alliance between states. It could fill the geopolitical vacuum created by Trump. In the coming months, a network of globally oriented states is to be created that closely coordinates its foreign, trade and climate policies. We need an alliance of the multilateralists, says Maas which is to say, an alliance that stands for the global rules and structures of the postwar order that Trump rejects. Its better to bend than break would be the wrong maxim in these times, Maas argues.
The outlines of the German governments new anti-Trump strategy are currently being sketched out. [ ]
But now a clear goal has emerged. If that hadnt been the case before, the Brussels NATO summit where the U.S. president threatened to withdraw from the Western defense alliance and his later description of the European Union as a foe, cemented the conviction in Berlin, Brussels and Paris that alliances mean nothing to Trump. The U.S. has transformed from a source of order into a destroyer of order, according to sources within the German government.
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Germany could get a quick attitude adjustment if the US would move its troops and bases out of Germany to the Visegrad countries, particularly Poland which has offered to pay for new bases.
so Japan- who is relying on Trump and the US to fight China and NK, will align themselves with the germans?
“an alliance that stands for the global rules and structures of the postwar order that Trump rejects”
They want to continue to suck America dry, forever. That’s what this is about. East Germany will lose this war of attrition, AGAIN. Japan is just playing nice with the commies because Mother Russia is a next door neighbor. Shinto Abe is well aware that Germany is being run by Soviets.
Calling the 8th Air Force line 1 please.
>>We need an alliance of the multilateralists, says Maas which is to say, an alliance that stands for the global rules and structures of the postwar order that Trump rejects.
A new axis to create a Globalist order that will rule alll nations.
Trump has exposed the entire NWO in less than 2 years. Plenty of enemies, foreign and domestic. The freedom-loving half of America truly stands alone in the world.
Hmmm....... very interesting
Abe will not accept the gambit. Trading within the Pacific Rim is the process to grow. East of Suez is the future
Europe doesn’t matter. Europe was
Japan and Europe signed a trade agreement a few weeks ago called the EU-Japan Partnership Agreement. It still has to go thru the approval process.
Next stop Italy as Germany tries to revive the Axis Powers.
How many U-boats does he Kraut Navy have? Do they even have a Navy?
Agree...move all troops out pf Germany. We would be welcome in Poland and other eastern European countries.
Short answer is Yes, the German Navy is dead.
There Is no Geo Political vacuum a-holes.
You’re right. No way Japan is going to go for this deal.
Despite the fact that we nuked them twice, they are more reliable friends and allies than any of the Eurotrash.
They obviously disagree with you.
Germany is never going to help Japan against either China or Russia, and Japan knows it. In the end there will be no such “alliance” the German foreign minister seeks.
Who said “against”? Abe is vrey much for rapprochement with the PRC even in spite of the Senkaku dispute.
“Who said against? Abe is vrey much for rapprochement with the PRC even in spite of the Senkaku dispute.”
Yea, right, like he is just thrilled with the Chinese militarization of the shoals it has claimed as belonging to China!!! NOT.
Trump does need to take advantage before they actually find some rapprochement. The media certainly talks non-stop about it.
Truth is General the Kraut military is literally falling apart and the Krauts are ok with it.
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