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Germany's answer to 'America First' is 'Europe United' [barf]
Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.13.2018 | Ben Knight

Posted on 06/14/2018 10:15:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Germany has responded to US President Donald Trump’s egotistic policy of ’America First’ by calling on the European Union to “bundle its strength” and show more courage — continuing the more bellicose German rhetoric that followed the US decision last week to withdraw from a G7 statement.

“Under President Trump, the Atlantic has got wider,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, standing at a podium emblazoned with the hashtag #EuropeUnited. “Where the US administration overtly calls our values and interests into question, we certainly need to take a more robust stance.”

During the speech, delivered to a room full of young Europeans at the Pulse of Europe event in Berlin, Maas slammed Trump’s willingness to undermine alliances that had developed over decades “in the time it takes to write a tweet.” […]

The EU needed to do more than just “adjust a couple of screws in the Brussels apparatus,” the bloc must “change its own mentality,” Maas said, not least because the times were becoming “radicalized by nationalism, populism and chauvinism.”

“We need more Europe, not less Europe, especially now,” he said.

Echoing his SPD colleagues, Maas also said it was vital to keep the EU’s internal border open and free — even while protecting the external borders. “For much too long we have left Italy and Greece alone with these tasks,” he said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: europe; europeunited; eussr; fourthreich; g7; germany; maas; obamalegacy; socialmarketeconomy; tds
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So the answer to Chauvinism is Chauvinism?
1 posted on 06/14/2018 10:15:42 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why not “Tommy IMPRISONED”, Europe, eh..?

More fitting.


2 posted on 06/14/2018 10:16:41 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Olog-hai

The correct slogan should be “Europe United by Force!”


3 posted on 06/14/2018 10:17:10 AM PDT by edh
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Yeah, the Krauts know all about trying to “unite” Europe, don’t they?


4 posted on 06/14/2018 10:17:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: gaijin

That’s what #EuropeUnited will bring more of, for sure.


5 posted on 06/14/2018 10:17:34 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Olog-hai

I fall back on the policy statement from the other day: “We’re America, bitch!”. Works for me.


6 posted on 06/14/2018 10:17:47 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Olog-hai

Europe Enslaved. Owned and operated by a globalist regime.


7 posted on 06/14/2018 10:19:07 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: Olog-hai

Good, Now pay your own bills.


8 posted on 06/14/2018 10:21:02 AM PDT by jennychase
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Good for them, but the closest Europe’s ever been to being united was under the Third Reich.


9 posted on 06/14/2018 10:21:06 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds awfully close to “Stronger Together”.


10 posted on 06/14/2018 10:21:11 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: Olog-hai

United Europe, huh?

In other words: “Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!”


11 posted on 06/14/2018 10:21:25 AM PDT by Maceman (We need a temporary ban on Muslims just until churches and synagogues can be built in Mecca.)
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To: Olog-hai

After the revolution, the colonies tried a confederation. It failed and a constitution was developed to unite the states under a federal government. The result was The United States of America.

Europe is now in the confederation stage.

I am near certain there will never be a constitution developed that will create a United States of Europe.


12 posted on 06/14/2018 10:21:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming))
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To: Olog-hai

The Delusional Lying Left’s hypocritical new attack on national sovereignty: “egotism”. The Delusional Lying Left might as well say that people’s self interest for self preservation is “egotism.”

Patriots’ counterattack:
The Delusional Lying Left’s hypocritical Global Totalitarian Government: “suicide”.


13 posted on 06/14/2018 10:22:17 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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Good. Let them unite and write a big fat check for their ENTIRE military defense, and we can pull the hell out.


14 posted on 06/14/2018 10:22:41 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Spok

Well, there was Napoleon.


15 posted on 06/14/2018 10:23:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming))
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To: Olog-hai

The Socialist Muslim States of Europe....The SMSE


16 posted on 06/14/2018 10:24:43 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry Bear formily known as Ursus Arctos Horrilibis (or U.A. Californicus))
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The last time Germany tried to "Unite" Europe...


17 posted on 06/14/2018 10:26:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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The ten toes of clay mixed iron


18 posted on 06/14/2018 10:26:23 AM PDT by Rodm
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“Where the US administration overtly calls our values and interests into question, we certainly need to take a more robust stance.”

Europe's lifespan is now measured in decades. They should have taken a more robust stand against the moslem hordes that recently invaded the continent. But demographically, Europe was already dying. The moslem invasion will just hasten the process.

19 posted on 06/14/2018 10:28:45 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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Uniting Europe has already been attempted and failed.


20 posted on 06/14/2018 10:30:15 AM PDT by 50mm (- .... .. ... / .. ... / -- -.-- / -. . .-- / - .- --. .-.. .. -. .)
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