After admitting to notable differences with President Trump during a press conference with Japanese PM Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel poured some cold water on the neocon narrative as she appeared to offer an olive branch to Russia - hardly painting Putin as the enemy of all and destroyer of worlds.
Speaking at a news conference in Hanover with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuked President Trump's comment that Germany owes U.S. and NATO “vast sums," saying that no country spends its entire defense budget on NATO, reiterating her view that projects such as crisis prevention, foreign aid count toward defense budget, not just military spending.
Hmm... spot the odd one out!
And finally Merkel stated that:
"we want to have possibilities for scaling back sanctions when the Minsk accord is implemented, because we want to include Russia as an international actor in the solution of many conflicts."
Clearly offering an olive branch to Putin - something that we are sure the Democrats and Neocons (who now seem to be acting in unison) will, we are sure, reject as soon as possible.
So with Trump seeking better relations with Russia... and Merkel seeing Russia as a potential partner in solving the world's problems, how long before NSA/CIA leaks expose the German Chancellor as a 'puppet' - because, if not, how else can such a well-respected global leader possibly reach out to the enemy of all and destroyer of worlds?