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 - 13:02 | 5149714 barre-de-rire
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as obozo said usa are the only ones able to mess up around the world like they do.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:23 | 5151027 f16hoser
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Merkel is Dumber than a Box of Hammers. The German people need to Jettison this Bitch ASAP! She want's Draghi to print Euro's (QE). That is gonna Crush the German economy. Germans should demand to leave the EU and go back to the Deutsch Mark. If not, Weimar Germany Part Duex...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:25 | 5151516 schadenfreude
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Nice pic, but warranted with a neg. Want to be taken serious? Stop posting

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:24 | 5152129 Dublinmick
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Merkel is mildly retarded and should be put on a plane to Israel. She won't however, she will be taking over the EU next. It is the vatican dream to have Hitlers daughter finally in charge of a united Europe.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:12 | 5151456 stant
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She's obviously waycist

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:53 | 5149656 bigdumbnugly
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Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"


i think she is confused.

i thought we created all the world's problems.

and yeah, we're still pretty good at doing that.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149676 FL_Conservative
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And we also need to stop giving financial aid around the world too, starting with the America-hating UN.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5149721 NOTaREALmerican
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You do realize that American Aid is actually Corporate Script, right?   Do you think most of the money doesn't end-up getting spent back here?    

Hey 3rd World dictator,  here's 10 billion, keep 10% for yourself and buy some US arms with rest.    Financial aid...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149802 Raymond K Hessel
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Fine. Good. Let's stop aid today.  I'm with you.  No more aid to dictators.  No more aid to NGOs. No more foreign aid.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:37 | 5149921 NOTaREALmerican
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Gotta capture your government back from the (R)etards and (D)umbasses first.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149685 the phantom
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The temps dropped in Germany and she remembered where the gas comes from.  Better late than never Angela...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:05 | 5149735 Dr Strangemember
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I'm sure Obama will be telling Europe to hang tough because global warming will soon make winters feel like early fall.  Just like Al Gore told us in the US Southeast to expect 10X the number of hurricanes and 50X the intensity of storms like Katrina.  Hmmmmmmmmm, all I've heard in the last decade is hurricane crickets!  

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:18 | 5150201 Joe Tierney
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and she remembered where the gas comes from


She sure did remember - gas comes from the U.S. The U.S. gives her gas. PPFFFFTTTT!


Now, after talking to Vladdy-Poot, she's lettin' it out. She juss farted right in Oh'Bammy's face.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:55 | 5150505 SeminoleBob For...
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I agree.  I predict Germany will eventually side with Russia and leave the EU.  WIth German people supporting Putin and the EU being a clusterf*ck that Germany basically supports, I think they will grow tired of it.  I sound like a broken record, but let's not forget Germany's mysteriously disappeared gold...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:28 | 5151527 schadenfreude
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Your prediction is bullshit and I take a bet against your "prediction".

You should try to find a job as a "preacher"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:54 | 5153061 August
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I believe it was an astute ZH poster who pointed out that Germany, after 100 years of blood, terror and calamity, has finally achieved its war aims of 1914:  the dismemberment of the Russian empire, a European customs union under German leadership, and the weakening-unto-farce of France and "Great" Britain.  If at all possible Angela and her heirs will avoid choosing sides between Russia and America, but will triangulate between them as delicately as possible. 

Ultimately, though, a choice will be forced on Germany... by the declining USA via the Bush dictum: "with us or against us".  Personally, I think Germany's choice is still up for grabs....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:52 | 5149657 Racer
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The US can't solve its own problems, let alone anyone else's!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5149715 FL_Conservative
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I thought that's what drones were for?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54 | 5149659 gdiamond22
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Hard to solve all the problems when we create most of them

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54 | 5149664 chubbar
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When she stops acting on U.S. demands to levy sanctions against Russia is about the time I'll believe anything she has to say. Actions, not words. Regardless, it is still notable that she is making a weak verbal stand against the U.S. here.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5149767 LawsofPhysics
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^^^this.  So is something up?  Everything is given to the public these days for a reason.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:01 | 5150051 espirit
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Actions are key without the spin.

The written words are just unbelievable.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:55 | 5149665 NOTaREALmerican
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Just another liberal euro pussy that doesn't have the balls to confront the evil-doers of the world.   Where are the goddamn men that made this goddamn country great-n-glorious ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149695 saints51
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They have been dead for over 200 years.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:18 | 5149805 Raymond K Hessel
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I think he means Germany.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149787 cowdiddly
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They all became smart and savy, Remember? lol

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:48 | 5149982 FlyingDutchman
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As far as I can tell she's cold as steel and shrewd as hell.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54 | 5149668 Charles The Ham...
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French Economic Power? What are they going to start selling? Horrible wine and cheap burkas and Islamic prayer rugs? France hasnt existed for decades now. Stop pretending Hollande is a real person with any significance.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149677 NOTaREALmerican
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The Hollande sause article is two back.    Don't forget to get-off at the Jessica Alba stop to look around tho.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:06 | 5149743 Charles The Ham...
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What possible imaginary metric is she using to come to that kind of conclusion? Hollande is a socialist and he has spent is entire life as an enemy to the free market and to any kind of sensible economic thought process. He should resign and check into a retirement home to be supported for the rest of his life by the harmful state policies he supports. He is a useless, corrupt and Ideologically bankrupt sack of waste and should never have entered the public sphere. The same can be said of most major world leaders today including Obama.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149794 Sandmann
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Merkel has done nothing for Germany - it was Gerhard Schroeder with Agena 2010. Merkel has been Socialist like Hollande reducing pension age to 63 and spending money like water

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:34 | 5151544 schadenfreude
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Hey Sandmann, why not joining the bandwaggon of indefinte money-printing to support the FSA?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:55 | 5151814 acetinker
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Dear schadenfraud, did you read back what you wrote?  It makes no sense at all.  Sandmann ain't much better- but still.  I figure english may not be his native tongue.

How is it that you've been here for over 4 years and I have no recollection of you?  Sum Ting Wong here.

I don't know if I disagree w/you or not, you didn't type anything intelligible.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:19 | 5149809 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  The same can be said of most major world leaders today including Obama. 

If that's true (which I personally think it is) that means "leaders" MUST be "corrupt and Ideologically bankrupt sack of waste" in order to be picked to lead their respective societies.   Otherwise,  there would be variations in different societies resulting in something other than what you said being true. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:31 | 5149897 Charles The Ham...
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The most effective leadership that resulted in the greatest Economic growth and periods of creation of wealth were the direct result of policies and conditions that prevented or suppressed stupid people from voting. Those who contribute the least in society should not wield the same political powers that those who create jobs, create wealth and foster a productive environment for a community to flourish have. When American elections became a popularity contest instead of an important choice resulting in prosperity or economic suicide, we were doomed from that point on.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:41 | 5149935 NOTaREALmerican
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Ok, fine.  What about the REST of world (as you noted).   It's the same result everywhere.   The smart-n-savvy people of each society run the show for themselves.  

So, now what? 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:33 | 5151977 acetinker
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Stupidity is the wrong criteria.  There's lots of fairly stupid people who contribute to society.  I should know.

Charity begins at home, no?

The real rub arises when the recipients of said charity are allowed to vote themselves more 'stuff', and the contributors are coerced to comply via the power of the state.

I forget the calamity, but when the nascent US congress pondered using the public purse to mitigate, member Davy Crockett said, "It's not yours to give".  He was exactly right.

How come there are signs at our national parks that read "Please don't feed the animals.  They will become dependent and lose their ability to fend for themselves", but inner cities are chock-full of actual humans (I'm being generous, here) who would perish absent their 'feeding'?

So, what are the criteria to be, then?

If you derive any part of your existence from .gov, you don't get a voice.  This would include politicians, soldiers, cops, teachers, .gov contractors and their employees and so on... but most importantly, it would include any organization- and all of its employees who were bailed out by the Fed.

That doesn't leave many out, does it?  Still, those are the ones expected to foot the bill.  They should be the ones with a voice.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:45 | 5156569 acetinker
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Oh, and i forgot lawyers, or as they like to call themselves: Attorneys.  They operate (they call it a practice.  I don't want no mofo who is merely practicing to represent me, in any case) in the realm of codified law, which is not The Law, at all.

Any attorney is bound by the bar (the British Accreditation Registry) to support any outcome which would benefit the state.  How many members of Congress are attorneys?

You don't get a fkn voice, either.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:58 | 5156605 acetinker
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Ditto for judges.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:32 | 5151078 MalteseFalcon
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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:25 | 5152877 Volaille de Bresse
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"French Economic Power? What are they going to start selling? Horrible wine and cheap burkas and Islamic prayer rugs? France hasnt existed for decades now. Stop pretending Hollande is a real person with any significance."

Keep barfing your racism but I betcha that in 30 years France will still be (slowly) cruising while the US will be sunk, rusting under water. The US are like the Titanic whiwh was said to unsinkable. Unsinkable, yes... we know what happened!

Wanna have a peep into Murica's future? Look at some late 19th century pix : people are poor, slim/thin and they work very very hard to make a meagre living. THAT's Murica's future.
You've squandered your wealth power and riched in a mere 30 years (it started with Reagan).
It's not Putin's or Merkel's fault it's YOU FAULT!

Historians will scratch their head wondering how you fucked up so badly with such a strong hand.

Vae victis Murica! Sorry to say but you won't be missed!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:14 | 5153115 August
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Thank God, at least, for America's cultural legacy, which will inspire the world for millennia.

I'm thinking either Woody Guthrie or the Super Bowl.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:55 | 5149669 Drummond
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The U.S isn't here to solve problems. It's here to create problems

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03 | 5149717 barre-de-rire
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so true.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:11 | 5149760 NoDebt
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Well, technically, we would create the problem and then "solve" it in some totally fucked up way (usually militarily) that left things worse in the end that where they started.

I can't think of any specific examplese right now <cough, cough> Iraq <cough, cough>, but I'm sure we've done it in the past.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149671 economessed
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We may not be able to solve all the world's problems, but we can print a helluva lot of money to make it appear as though we can!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149673 SheepDog-One
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There's nothing indespensable on this little rock hurtling thru space, the universe is completely indifferent.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149674 NaiLib
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""no other nation can do what we do.""   The rest of the world say: Luckely!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149679 Consuelo
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I take it this means the en-ess-aye files on her didn't reveal anything exciting enough for potential blackmail...?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149683 Infinite QE
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That is why Ms. Merkel needs to be a charter member in the ABF, the Anti Bolshevik Federation. Say a big FU to the global fiat system and get energy at cost.

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