Skip to comments.Germany's Schäuble calls for expansion of military operations
Posted on 01/31/2020 4:01:37 AM PST by Olog-hai
Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble told the Funke media group of regional newspapers on Friday that Germany needed to take more responsibility in military affairs with its allies.
We cant hide. If Europe is to play a stronger role, then we must play our part, Schäuble said. We cannot leave everything to the French and the Americans.
The veteran lawmaker and long-time minister in Chancellor Angela Merkels Cabinets said he supported German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauers plans to streamline the Bundeswehr and boost defense spending to reach NATOs target of 2% of GDP.
When France asks us to do more about the security situation in Mali, our responses do not trigger enthusiasm in Paris, Schäuble said. The lessons from Auschwitz cannot be an argument for not taking on a permanent commitment.
Schäuble recognized that expanding Bundeswehr missions could have a moral cost. However, Germany cannot, in any case, continue to pass on the moral costs to others.
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Let's put this in perspective, the idea is to increase spending to agreed levels after 11 years! At that point Germany will hardly have the world's third-largest and effective defense force even if it is the world's third largest defense spender. It will take at least 11 years of full commitment to get the German defense forces to a respectable level above their current pathetic state.
One actually has to have a military that can fight to do what you desire. Germany no longer has that.
Aside from their much-unreported moves to assimilate the militaries of other EU nations under Bundeswehr command, they’re still the fourth-largest arms exporter in the world. All it would take is a strong leader to do that. And they still have antipathy towards the USA, as does the EU in general.
Germany should enlist their new muzzie immigrants, train them...and give them guns.
What could go wrong?
Germany’s military is a jobs program, like America’s schools.
“We cant hide. If Europe is to play a stronger role, then we must play our part, Schäuble said. We cannot leave everything to the French and the Americans.
This is what Trump has been asking them to do.
They think their part is to become an independent EU-wide military force that could in theory target the USA eventually.
I believe this guy is one of the good guys. Could be wrong, there.
Schaeuble was shot by a left-wing psychopathic schizophrenic and has been confined to a wheelchair for 30-odd years. He would probably have been Chancellor if not for that. He’s a CDU man, a true fiscal conservative unlike the US Republican party.
He’ll be ignored. The freeloading by the Germans won’t stop. Besides, its not just financial. That country hardly has any intact males left who aren’t muslim.
Maybe they should annex the Sudetenland and advance into Poland....
And next time, they get to KEEP France!
Sad thing is, Macron actually wants them to.
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