75 years after WWII, German states refuse to defend themselves

 Kraut panhandlers appeal to Endless War lobby                                                                                

BERLIN (Reuters) – The premiers of four German states have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress to block plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Germany, according to letters seen by Reuters on Sunday.

President Donald Trump said last month he would cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany by 9,500 to 25,000, faulting the fellow NATO member for failing to meet the North Atlantic alliance’s defence spending target and accusing it of taking advantage of America on trade.

The prime ministers of the four southern states, all home to U.S. bases, addressed the letters to 13 members of Congress including senators Mitt Romney and Jim Inhofe.

“We therefore ask you to support us as we strive not to sever the bond of friendship but to strengthen it, and to secure the U.S. presence in Germany and Europe in the future,” wrote the premiers of Bavaria, Hesse, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate…

But the premiers wrote that the U.S. forces in their states “form the backbone of the U.S. presence in Europe and NATO’s ability to act”.

 
They couldn’t care less about NATO’s “ability to act.” They want that Uncle Sam stimulus to go on forever.

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16 Responses to 75 years after WWII, German states refuse to defend themselves

  1. Chris M

    So will they start yet another war?

  2. egg_

    And they had the gall to whine about the US selling them the single-engine F-104 Starfighter as a NATO first response aircraft!

  3. nb

    They need the money they save by not spending it one defence.
    They need it to give to Italy, to Spain, to Greece. They used to need the money to give to the Ukraine so it can be siphoned off to the Bidens, but that is over now. They need the money to spend on power generation that doesn’t work. Plus, it costs a lot to mothball nuclear power stations. Anyhow, they need the money for anything other than defending themselves. They need the money so they can more convincingly be a basket case.

  4. Louis Litt

    Currency Lad – could tell me why the lefties still think it is ok to call Germans krauts, Nazi etc and why the hate people who are blonde and blue eyed. Why do they hate Ivanka when she is a wog that don’t speak Inglish

  5. W Hogg

    So it’s OK for foreigners to undermine US Admin policy, but not OK for Trump666 to ask someone to look into massive corruption by the VP?

  6. Kingsley

    Not only should Trump withdraw those troops from Germany he should demand Merkel station some German troops in Guam or Hawaii to part repay the nearly 80 year favour the US has done Germany and help face off against China

  7. Crossie

    These prime ministers are not very bright, appealing to Romney will not endear them to Trump.

  8. Mother Lode

    If the Germans could just develop a love of their own nation and culture, without going on genocidal rampages from one end of Europe to the other, they would be able to look after themselves and partner with other nations in matters of defence.

    They would be liked in a way they never have before, too.

    But they seem to lost all love of their traditions, society, and country. They have repeatedly surrendered their customs and urban areas with astonishing ease, and all apparently because someone told them that is what nice countries do, so they should do it. They seem blind to what is evinced every day – that the more you give, the more they demand. The other side is not there to reach a compromise. They feel entitled to everything you have.

    I suppose a people who combine defecation with fornication might perhaps be culturally hobbled from the get-go.

  9. Iampeter

    It’s not that they refuse to defend themselves, it’s that Trump’s Presidency has been one of such unprecedented appeasement that such a withdrawal would signal something to Russia that would not lead to a good result for Europe or America.
    In other words, Trumps mismanagement of foreign policy will now require MORE American soldiers abroad to rebuild the world order he has shattered without even finishing his first term in office.
    Even Obama didn’t manage something like this in two terrible terms as an anti-American President.

  10. Mark A

    Iampeter
    #3519814, posted on July 21, 2020 at 8:27 am

    It’s not that they refuse to defend themselves, it’s that Trump’s Presidency has been one of such unprecedented appeasement that such a withdrawal would signal something to Russia that would not lead to a good result for Europe or America.

    This is too stupid for words, even coming from you.
    What appeasement?

    And what difference does it make if you reduce the numbers from 30 odd thousand to 20K?
    None, that’s how much.

  11. Boambee John

    Mother Lode
    #3519797, posted on July 21, 2020 at 8:01 am
    If the Germans could just develop a love of their own nation and culture, without going on genocidal rampages from one end of Europe to the other, they would be able to look after themselves and partner with other nations in matters of defence.

    Last words of Oberst Claus Graf von Stauffenberg before being shot by a firing squad, 20 July 1944:

    “Long live sacred Germany!”

    All for nothing!

  12. Robber Baron

    CL l implore you to stop using the word “stimulus”. It is nothing of the sort and is only Marxist propaganda that makes wasteful government spending of tax dollars legitimate.

  13. Cynic of Ayr

    Lotsa misses here.
    These German lads aren’t shitty because the US is abandoning the defense, they are shitty because the US is leaving, and taking their money with them.
    It’s the money!
    Imagine the hundreds of thousands of dollars – US Dollars – the US spends in and nearby these Military Bases. It must be millions!
    But the premiers wrote that the U.S. forces in their states “form the backbone of the U.S. presence in Europe and NATO’s ability to act”.
    The truth is, “But the premiers wrote that the U.S. forces in their states “form the backbone of the economy in their states, and without them, they would be bankrupt!”

  14. notafan

    It’s that CL’s point?

  15. Mother Lode

    Other than the Israelis who has Trump being appeasing?

    Bird?

  16. Iampeter

    What appeasement?

    It’s like you’re on another planet or something.
    Trump has prostrated and grovelled in front of every dictator from Russia, China and even effing North Korea. He has surrendered vast tracts of Syria in order to protect his business interests in Turkey, offered to surrender to the Taliban on the anniversary of 9/11 at Camp David no less, has cost Hong Kong it’s freedom, surrendered the South China sea and we’re now seeing spats between Turkey/Greece and China/India. The entire world is a powder keg because of this administration.

    CL l implore you to stop using the word “stimulus”. It is nothing of the sort and is only Marxist propaganda that makes wasteful government spending of tax dollars legitimate.

    Conservatives don’t oppose Marxism as long as they’re the ones implementing it. They don’t even know what Marxism really is. They think it’s atheist, or men with long beards, or something equally irrelevant.
    The don’t understand that is collectivism and central planning which as we can see from Trump and his supporters, conservatives have no problem with whatsoever.
    It’s just a word they through around when they pretend to discuss politics.

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