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 - 13:24 | 5149855 basho
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when did the ussa solve the worlds problems should be:


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:27 | 5149862 Jethro
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Jawohl Schatzi!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:29 | 5149877 Duffy
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So when's the next American revolution?  After football season, I suppose?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:43 | 5149956 Jethro
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It's going to take a lot.  The population (average American) doesn't track down independent news sources, and with the MSM working in full collusion with the political/banking sectors, they are fed a steady diet of false information.  The revolution you ask?  There is a scene in the movie/documentary "Idiocracy" that will probably be a fairly accurate depiction of the system working until it doesn't.  The scene is where switching from Brawndo to water to irrigate crops leads to massive layoffs and breaks their entire economy.  So, a comparable scenario would be if the EBT cards suddenly didn't work.  CAT 5 Chimpout and a broken Walmart in real terms.  Or, if the Federal government "repurposes" 401Ks, and some uppity old timers begin voting from the rooftops.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:30 | 5149887 Catalonia
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That's why we hire their hedge funds to solve our problems. Makes a lot of sense

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:36 | 5149924 TrustWho
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Go Merkle and send Obama/Nuland/USA policy to a closet, lock the door and throw away the key. Obama is destabalizing the entire globe. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:39 | 5149926 alexcojones
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Winter temperature predictions in Europe?

Coldeeeerrrr . . . Bitchezzzz

Images for northern hemisphere winter 2014 predictions

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:55 | 5150023 gcjohns1971
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Oh, that.


Those are the 'Global Warming' climatology simulations that failed to predict the weather for the last 18 years and counting.

I guess there is a rough resemblance between the 'observed' and 'forecast' slides, but is much less accurate than the 200-year-old Farmers' Almanac prediction.

Once you filter out all the caveats for the NAO you get a prediction that it will get colder in the coming months.

What a useless collection of asshats, to tell us nothin gmore useful than that winter will be colder than summer!!!!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:38 | 5149928 gcjohns1971
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Why would someone expect a single person, organization, entity to "SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS"???

There seems to be a very serious problem with unrealistic expectations.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:47 | 5149976 Jethro
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Look at it from Chalky's perspective.  He never had a dad, so what he's doing is projecting the concept of magical thinking to a national level.  "If dad was here, he'd fix this mess!"  Chalky beleives that the government is the dad he never had, that could fix all his problems.  The reality is that the government is made up of petty bureaucrats and functionaries that get off work at 4 pm, and play candy crush while sitting on their fat asses at "work".

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:47 | 5153243 August
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Your characterization is grotesque and mean-spirited. 

Government employees spend many hours each week reading (and composing) emails, attending meetings and conferences, and ordering office supplies.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:02 | 5150062 Boubou
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The expectations (or fears)  come from the US itself which likes to project it's power everywhere and  be in control of everything. Naturally US will have to be the one solving everytning - are we going to let the Chinese start meddling all over the world  - have military installations all over ?  Absolutely not.

US will never get over itself and will have to (1) Be the world government or (2) Break itself trying to fight everyone everywhere.Either way, it's not going to be pretty.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:40 | 5149944 Z_End
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Paradigm Shift in 3,2,1...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:43 | 5149958 gcjohns1971
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No gas pipelines in time for Eastern Europe.

And Bad Vlad has blocked all avenues to build one from any gas field except his.


Seems like you gotta real big problem there, Fritz.    What does it have to do with me?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:50 | 5149987 kchrisc
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She said "America," however America is the American people and the country they inhabit. She should have said US or DC US, the criminal occupiers of the American country and oppressors of the American people.

An American, not US subject.


"An Unconstitutional and criminal organization such is the current US government does not represent the will of the American people and therefore any taxes demanded are also without representation."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:57 | 5150034 bilejones
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If the American peasantry can't distinguish between the Country and the Government, why should Merkel bother?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:51 | 5150477 kchrisc
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I wasn't correcting her, I was reminding those reading here.

An American, not US subject.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:48 | 5151590 schadenfreude
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It's your fault for having a fascist regime.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53 | 5150009 Peter Pan
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How can any nation solve all the world's problems when the nation concerned is in fact the world's biggest problem  itself?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:56 | 5150014 Atomizer
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Merkel, you have been receiving Obama golden shower's from day one. We have been warning you, you ignored. 


Do you remember Brandenburg Gate speech? We had a laughing fest on ZH. The negro was sweating up so many lies, he needed to take off his suit coat because the bullet proof glass wall was making him look like a cotton picker.


Enjoy Merkel, we don't trust him and why should you?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:50 | 5151600 schadenfreude
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And what do you expect to Germany to do against an oppressor?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:06 | 5151656 My Days Are Get...
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Demand the return of Germany's gold to Berlin with 48 hours.  After that, cut the sewer, water, gas and electric lines to every US base in Germany and invite the Russians to park their miliary aircraft on the airfield of Ramstein Air Force Base.


I think that will deliver a strong message.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:22 | 5151945 lotsoffun
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:59 | 5150037 teslaberry
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we fucking conquered europe, and won the mother fucking cold war against soviet russia BITCH.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:23 | 5150234 wisefool
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She is trying to getting rid of those WWII era knuculeer powered reactors. If she pulls it off, she'll get her engineer stripes ... err wait ... she already has them.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:59 | 5150903 bombdog
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Conquering Europe? To be fair the Russians actually put in the hardest and longest shift in WW2, so America never faced the full Nazi machine, not even close. And we got the occupation force already, but the shitting is nearly finished.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:02 | 5150064 asscannon101
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"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?


And it seems like only yesterday that the Europeans ecstatically and unashamedly fawned over Obomba as President because of his skin color. OH!! How the ranks of the pseudo-intellectuals, the two-dimensional Liberal thinkers and the rank and file taint-lickers and sycophants REJOICED as the wise, sophisticated and wildly successful Europeans nodded approval at the ascendance of a black man to power. Because a black man would be infinitely just and wise, simply due to the magical color of his skin. Not unlike Mugabe and Idi Amin... 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:25 | 5150688 Boubou
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Now, if he'd been Morgan Freeman..............

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:55 | 5151616 schadenfreude
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You should be aware that any discussion about skin color is totally unknown in Europe. So your your rant is.......superflous......or stupid

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:20 | 5151937 lotsoffun
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oh, those europeans are so advanced and mature.  they have no racist bone left in them.

that's why the uke's and the russe's are so in tune to each other.  there is simply no dispute about who is the 'slav' underneath. they are all one big happy family.

and the finn's, and the latvian's.  they's all be's lovin' each other.

and of course, the germans have forgotten all about the russian separation in ww11, just as the dutch have forgotten about the

german invasion, well, it wasn't really an invasion.

which is why germany gave itself away to the turks, holland to the morrocans, england to just about every ruddy country, france to north africa and the list continues.

god bless you all.  i can't thank you enough for giving obama boy a noble prize.  he really is a petulant stupid fcking boy.  you deserve him.  not us.  but our free shit army elected him.

maybe he can retire to stockholm.  i hope so.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:24 | 5152831 schadenfreude
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You won't have heated discussions going on in Europe, as you have in USA. Sure there is racism, but it's a different kind of racism. Afroamericans came to USA by force as slaves, so they are victims and can play the victim card in any discussion. But I am far away to even remotely understand the discussions in USA about racism. It's a very complicated issue and there are several layers of complexity, which I don't know.

The Turks and North Africans in Europe migrated to the country voluntarily. Their position in an argument is worse, because it's easy to tell them "I told you so" or "You don't like it that way, you can leave the country".

You really think, that after 80 years the Dutch have problems with Germans or the Germans have some beef with Russia? You have no clue at all and you should at least visit some of these countries to understand.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:34 | 5156353 lotsoffun
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i don't know who you are, or what your purpose.  yes, the majority of dutch still don't like or trust the germans very much.  and let's not talk about the french and the british.

so - i would not imagine that the germans in general really love the russians.  the russians did a really good job 70 years ago.  it's a long time, but there are still a few people that remember.

and it is NOT 80 years.  it's hundreds.  hundreds. 100's.

besides, i do have a clue, and lived in a few of these countries, for a number of years, and was shocked how deep the resentment and hate still lingers.

so, according to your theory - the ukrainians have absolutely no resentment towards russia?  they love them?  they just don't like being 'invaded'?  but - but?

i suspect you live in mom's basement somewhere in middle america, and as your avatar proclaims, you enjoy being a stupid sadistic pain in the ass.

:)  wish you all the best.  open your eyes.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:18 | 5150195 Ariadne
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SWF looking for hot hairy bogeyman to replace two timing ex. NWO will fwd calls, comments and blogposts of interested parties. Speak or type if you have what it takes to scratch my itch.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:26 | 5150253 notadouche
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We never could bitch.  That's the problem right there, the false belief from our own government that we could fix all the world's problems and always try.  Ended up more like bribery.  If she had been paying attention she would've seen that over the past half century we can't even fix our own problems much less the world's.   Yet you can't fault us from lack of effort concerning the world even though it came at the cost of the homeland.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:34 | 5150327 JRobby
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“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.


Coinciding with the beginning of the end of the petrodollar.....hmmmmmm?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:04 | 5150559 Ariadne
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Don't take it so hard, Joe. A modern European gurl has to have options. Besides, you already had that skank Nuland on the side. Its not like I'm the one who started it.

You really fucked the dog good this time, Joe.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:44 | 5150414 New American Re...
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Actually, American can solve all the worlds problems.  Our only problem is that we are not sharing the right message.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:59 | 5151632 homiegot
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The other problem is that we lie about everything.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:48 | 5150442 Who was that ma...
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America has a long history of creating problems, both at home and around the world.  It's just the way we roll.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:53 | 5150472 pashley1411
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Obama says he will stop the Russians, even if the Germans dont oblige.   Even noone else obliges as well, he'll draw a red line, and ...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:59 | 5150530 jacship
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12 | 5150613 Herdee
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The U.S. creates all the world's problems.They fund terrorist organizations such as ISIS to overthrow the government in Syria.What did they do for Vietnam?They created a terrorist group to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan by using a bizarre form of the fundamental muslim faith in order to brainwash millions of uneducated people.Where has that led?I dare anybody to give me one good result of anything that Americans have done besides bomb and create chaos.They even created 911 for themselves.The most recent example is spending five billion dollars which has funded right wing fascist nazi groups in the Ukraine according to PMS Victoria Nuland and the neo cons in The State Department.Listen to what Ron Paul says.What is America doing ?They're going around the world causing war,supporting dictatorships and having over a thousand military bases around the globe?It's a bankrupt military power similar to Rome.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:00 | 5150896 Aussiekiwi
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..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do."

..." adding that"no other nation can print like we do." ............all fixed.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:07 | 5150927 Jano
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How can she speak up against the occupying power? V. Putin promised the nuclear umbrella to her? Probably. Only might and power can make the difference in this world.

btw. this is already the twentyfifth time Merkel changed her mind in the last 4 weeks.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:09 | 5150951 q99x2
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It is about time Frau Merkel said that.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:37 | 5151107 Chuck Knoblauch
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Germany is not going to buy U.S. Treasuries because they are worthless.

Germany isn't going to buy U.S. Dollars because they are worthless.

It may issue its own gold backed currency.

To trade with other gold backed currencies issued by Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China.

Over time.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:31 | 5151293 Savyindallas
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Yeah, but we got their gold and they're never going to get it back. Well, actually the rich laregley jewish banksters got their gold  --and I beleive they got our gold too  - you know  -those bars we used to have at Fort Knox. No telling where it is now.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:09 | 5151442 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Germans were smart enough to hold on to their manufacturing base.

Unlike the U.S. and England.

Enjoy your feudal estates.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:25 | 5151711 luckystars
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What US did was outright treason.

These pigs are only concerned with themselves, they hate America

and that is All Bankers, All Politicians, All Corporations.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:22 | 5152510 Freddie
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Putin is saying to American people keep your guns! He knows Obamas master plan, Our own soldiers will not fight our own people so Obama is bringing in illegal immigrants to do the job.

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