Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"

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First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey... and now it appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony - just as Obama's warmongery ramps up...


Which is odd because just yesterday, President Obama (who never lies) stated "The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do." Perhaps he is wrong?

“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel did not stop there...


Seems like she is returning to the offensive from the defensive...

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:06 | 5150577 atomicwasted
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Precisely.  Tune out the things he says that aren't related to finance/PMs but focus on his track record in those areas.  He's been 100% spot on for years.  Go back and look at his archives, and see that he was writing 2, 3, 4, years ago about things that are happening today.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03 | 5149718 101 years and c...
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stupid bitch. if the US wasnt printing money and buying all your continent's junk debt (shhhhh, we're not supposed to know this), your depression would be much worse. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149791 Canadian Dirtlump
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the Western ( not wester *wink* ) bankers engineered the calamity that is the EU so yeah..

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:05 | 5150569 JRobby
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And the news portion of this "statement"?????

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:06 | 5151430 schadenfreude
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Stupid idiot. Let the fucking monetary system collapse and afterwards we'll find out out which country offers something valuable to trade. Facebook, Google, Apple and Mc Donalds have no intrinsic value.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:15 | 5152566 palmereldritch
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 Facebook, Google, Apple and Mc Donalds have no intrinsic value.

You didn't think it would be somaTM brand soma did you?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:21 | 5152116 Dublinmick
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No the printing of fiat money is ordered from London where Rothschild families own the non federal federal reserve and also supervises the printing of German money. Orders come down from the top of the pyramid which is the vatican. This beliefs in sovereignty are almost child like.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:07 | 5149749 Canadian Dirtlump
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Amen twin turbo timmy. You are seeing these glitches in the matrix more and more. We listen to Jim Willie hysterically talk about germany switching sides, and so they should.. The conspiracies we would think about and talk about in private, much to even often our own surprise are playing out which has one nervously looking around their office and saying "I figured I was right but holy fuck I'm right."


Weeks? Months? Who knows. Years? I doubt it. The days of buying PMS and a generator, and some food, and a water bob, and a water filter were sort of fun. Getting to the point where they are going to be used? Less fun - but that was never the point I guess.


The threat of military violence is what has held this together all along and a war is a great way to get a scapegoat to blame the collapse on.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:13 | 5149783 NOTaREALmerican
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I'm not sure why you need all "the stuff" if there's going to be a war tho.

War will cause all the dumbass males to "gather round the (slow-motion) flag" and march-off to meet the enemy (meaning away from you).    You won't need any of "your stuff". 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:55 | 5149939 espirit
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Better check the Wiki def of self assured destruction.

It's a No-Win for everyone.  Maybe they'll find our final history written in the Space Station.

Edit: Orbit to degrade and re-enter.  Maybe the next most intelligent species will dig up in 500 Million years, give or take.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:54 | 5150015 Canadian Dirtlump
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I'm prepared for a month or 2. Not for a mad max scenario. That type of planning is prudent.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:09 | 5150120 espirit
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Have a plan for 6 months, basic survival instinct.

If you're still alive then, we'll talk.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:02 | 5150915 MalteseFalcon
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I just screened 'Mad Max' so I'm ready.  Shotgun shells, gasoline and dog food.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:18 | 5151254 jfoles
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what type dog food do you like...  iams or science diet?   high protein...  flavor??

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:04 | 5151652 centerline
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ha ha.  All I can think of here is lots of #10 cans of brown gravy mix... with which - go for the protein.  ha ha

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:22 | 5152118 Dublinmick
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You can eat grass, cows thrive on it.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:01 | 5151643 centerline
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Agree.  Never hurts to be a boy scout.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:55 | 5153456 gcjohns1971
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You need to plan exactly the way that average people planned two generations ago, a century ago, a millenium ago, and ten millenia ago.

You need to plan to get from the date of the disaster, through the winter, and on to the next harvest.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03 | 5149722 ilion
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Don't believe what Merkel says. (s)He is just another b.tch who likes to be pounded by Obummer & Co.

Which country has military bases in Germany?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:11 | 5149765 PartysOver
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"Which country has military bases in Germany?"   With the current trend the Q might be "Which country HAD  military bases in Germany?" 

Is Merkel wanting some of that Obama Biatch Slap action?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:14 | 5149789 Sandmann
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Without Germany the US is peripheral to world affairs which is why it is trying to destroy Russia. Mackinder Plan

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:19 | 5151490 schadenfreude
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Do you have a source for a Mackinder Plan?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:36 | 5149918 tonyw
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Which is the only country that has military bases in more than a handful of countries.

there fixed it for ya :-)


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44 | 5149967 SumTing Wong
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And which country is going to take back those bases as the country fails to hand over the gold to that one?

Shit, even I'm confusing myself by writing this.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:47 | 5150102 Oil_City_News
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 ALERT -For The First Time Ever In American History, A Foreign Commander has been placed in charge of American forces

A German Army brigadier general who recently served with NATO forces in Afghanistan is assuming duties as the chief of staff of U. S. Army Europe, the first time a non-American officer has held that position.

Army sources in Europe said the first-ever assignment of a German general to the USAREUR staff is unrelated to the political furor over the spying revelations, but does reflect the increased importance of multinational operations in NATO.

Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal, most recently the commander of Germany’s 12th Panzer Brigade in Amberg, and chief of staff of Regional Command North, International Security Assistance Force Afghanistan, will be stationed at USAREUR headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany. He could report to duty as early as Monday.

Laubenthal also has served as military assistant to the deputy commander of operations and assistant chief of staff of operations for NATO forces in Kosovo. … 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:48 | 5151596 JohninMK
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That's only a one star general, yawn.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:15 | 5152486 Freddie
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Not totally true.   The USA's nuclear weapons are commanded and controlled by a dual citizen.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:04 | 5149731 Carl Spackler
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Winter is coming.

Must have been the first 5 degree celsius night in Berlin since April.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149793 Raymond K Hessel
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5 degree celsius?

Is that like fifth degree black belt or tenth degree Mason? 

What the fuck is a celsius?!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:21 | 5149824 Al Huxley
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That's the same as about 45 in American.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:30 | 5151728 Raymond K Hessel
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Even though it's called British Standard, I do agree with the sentiment that's American.

Fuck the metric system.

Fuck the metric system in its perfumed asshole!!!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:09 | 5152657 ThirdWorldDude
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"In metric, one millilier of water occupies one cubic centimeter, weighs one gram, and requires one calorie of energy to heat up by one degree centigrade - which is one percent of the difference between its freezing point and its boiling point. An amount of hydrogen weighing the same amount has exactly one mole of atoms in it.

Whereas in the American system, the answer to 'How much energy does it take to boil a room-temperature gallon of water?' is 'Go fuck yourself!' because you can't directly relate any of those quantities..."

an excerpt from "Wild Thing: A Novel"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:38 | 5149932 ThirdWorldDude
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Raymond, you're fuckin' exceptional!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:41 | 5149951 espirit
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About the same in Minot.

Wake up call at 3am, ready or not!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:36 | 5150357 gallistic
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It is a unit of measure used by everyone in the world, except the "exceptional" people.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:34 | 5151749 PhilofOz
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Well the exceptionals do have two friends on the planet that are also a bit slow to convert to the metric system, Liberia and Burma. Do they think the average IQ of the zombies there is too low to be ever able to change over?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:07 | 5150589 JRobby
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It is the bait used in an imbecile trap...............

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:35 | 5150731 Kirk2NCC1701
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Spock says to tell you that it's 278.15 degree Kelvin.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:34 | 5150732 silverserfer
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nobody cares about grammatical errors on ZH except dill-holes. Type away and dont give a fuck. Better to make a witty comment with a grammitcal error than be a grammer troll 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:42 | 5152628 Freddie
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What most Americans do not realize is that much of Europe is pretty far north compared to America. 

Northern Italy is about where north Florida or GA is.  I would guess Berlin is about where NH is. 

Avg Lows in Kiev:

Aug 52  F

Sept 44

October 35

Nov 28

Dec  19

Jan 17

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:34 | 5149908 Antifaschistische
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'America makes most of the world's problems"


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:44 | 5149964 espirit
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We make Freedum Fiat don't we?

Worked for awhile anyway, until it didn't.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:47 | 5150440 Berspankme
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:25 | 5151707 auntiesocial
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so many things I could say. I much as I despise Bush & friends enriching themselves and handing Obama a shit sandwich, he has had ample time to turn things around. Instead he is spending our way into hell, double the national debt and forcing poor people to pay a 1000.00 + kicker to not enrich the health insurance industry on our taxes. 

insert hope and change jokes here. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:07 | 5152467 luckystars
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America can't solve it's own problems.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:47 | 5152632 Lynn Trainor
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We used to help solve a lot of the world's problems, but now we are often the problem.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:26 | 5152794 Memedada
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Name one problem '"you" used to solve'?

And no, WWII was not 'solved' by US, but rather co-created (the Bush-family actually played a small role in this) the Nazis and the state-capitalists (Stalin).


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:06 | 5152741 Bloppy
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Obama-supporting journalist on gun range instructor death: ‘Is the 9yo going to the funeral of the guy she killed?’


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:22 | 5152793 Memedada
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True, solving problems doesn’t make fiat (and for sure not money) in our contemporary economic system. Creating them – especially the big ones (Wars being a good example) on the other hand make a lot of fiat (for the oligarchs).

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