Merkel: "Europe Can No Longer Rely On The US To Protect It"

With Europe having failed to prevent Donald Trump from withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal despite sending both Macron and Merkel to Washington in an attempt to persuade him, the tension between Europe and the US has escalated, and on Thursday morning, Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on US "to protect it."

"It’s no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us. Rather, Europe needs to take its fate into its own hands, that's the task of the future," Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday in a speech commending French President Emmanuel Macron at prize ceremony in Aachen, Germany.

Then again, this is Germany, the same nation which only has 4 fully-functioning Eurofighter jets in operation.

Merkel also says that "we will make progress” together with France on banking union and capital markets union, though “these are difficult discussions", and commented that German differences with France "don’t separate us, rather they always bring us back together."

Merkel's view on the fraying relationship with the US echoes the earlier statement of the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, who said during a Thursday address that Washington "had lost vigor, and because of it, in the long term, influence," suggesting that Europe should take over the US' role as global leader.

Meanwhile, further breaking away with the unilateral action employed by Trump, the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini stressed that the bloc reserved the right to act in its security interests, calling on the international community to preserve the JCPOA.

Donald Trump announced on Tuesday, that US was withdrawing from the JCPOA, which is also known as the Iran nuclear deal, causing a major backlash among the European allies of the US. He also promised to re-impose the highest level of economic sanctions against Tehran in response to the development of the nuclear program. So far Europe has stressed it is business as usual when it comes to one of its key oil suppliers, and the deal remains in place, no matter what Trump says or does.

Comments

Free2beFree Thu, 05/10/2018 - 07:53 Permalink

Euro-peons don't deserve our protection. They have allowed  a Muslim invasion to happen without a fight. Screw 'em. We have our own Invasion to worry about.

Americans should not have to pay to protect countries that are willingly becoming Muslim nations.

Stackers Killtruck Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

And what has Europe ever done for us ???

Why the fuck is it our job to protect you Merky ?

Europe has been fighting among themselves and spreading their wars and death across the planet since the end of the Roman Empire, frankly the Monroe Doctrine was a good idea. You stay on your side of the planet and we'll stay on ours, and quit dragging us into your fucking wars we have nothing to do with.

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philipat Stackers Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:15 Permalink

Typical politician! How many fucking times do you need to be kicked in the head to reach such an earth-shattering conclusion that you can't trust the US Government because it doesn't give a shit about anything other than its own interests. And not unreasonably so, it's the way the world works Eurodummies????

And incidentally, the next brain wave might be that Russia is not your enemy? Perhaps that might take a while longer...

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two hoots ThaBigPerm Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:02 Permalink

As long as NATO exist the US will have its hand up your skirt Mutti.

It is obvious that lines are being drawn, militarism is on the rise and we are entering a very unstable world.  Globalism is taking a different approach.  100 years from now one only has to listen to the majority language to know this outcome.

Trump/Xi/Putin have reminded the world that military might still carries the day.  This seems the time tested legacy of mankind.  Peace is just a holiday.

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Carl Spackler JibjeResearch Thu, 05/10/2018 - 12:59 Permalink

She is not really any better, as she is the granddaughter of Hitler.

By the way, Angela, where’s OUR MONEY?

Trump sent you the multi-billion dollar past due bill for your NATO security, and you have still not yet paid.

As a result, Germany’s gold at the NY Fed will be moved to Fort Knox until further notice!   Enough is enough.

(And hey, I am an American who lived/worked in the banking industry in Germany. Most Germans are fine people. There are always those few bad apples... For example, we had Obama and Germany has Merkel)

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finlandstation two hoots Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:52 Permalink

Right!.  Last thing the Euros are capable of doing is defending themselves.  What they most need is defending themselves against itself.   No matter what they may want, or feel, at the end of the day, they are weak and defenseless.  And they better begin to fully understand just how dependent they are on US!  Up to now we've been all accommodating but that will have to change; and is changing under President Trump.   Just might take them a bit longer knowing what end is up.

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two hoots finlandstation Thu, 05/10/2018 - 16:38 Permalink

Immediate/Post WWII Germans faced the truth, their own truth and with the Marshal Plan/west influence they were somehow deprogramed to extremes with world guilt and shame weighting on most (some hard liners, no, never)  this went too far and become part of their social psyche.   Still suffering from it today they find it a conflict of knowing what to do but no drive or will to do it.

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Der Libertäre gladih8r Thu, 05/10/2018 - 10:23 Permalink

Hungary does. And Hungary is on very good terms with Russia. Right now two new nuclear reactors are built by Russia, so that I can heat my bath water 10times cheaper than in Solarwinddreamland Germany. Orban made an invitation speech to christian western Europeans two years ago and so far I am treated very well here. BTW: I pay for my 100m2 house with electric water heating 13 USD a month.

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bluez philipat Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:35 Permalink

When was the last time the US .gov even protected Americans? Probably half the people in my town are enslaved to pain pills, and the streets are full of potholes. They only protect Israel, even though they don't really care about the Israelis either. It's a case of every man, woman, child for themself. All have been left behind.

So we are really going to protect Europe? The Russians or the Iranians want Europe? As if they don't have enough to deal with. Europe was a pawn that has already been played out.

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bluez ZENDOG Thu, 05/10/2018 - 13:55 Permalink

Well there are not enough jobs, the rents and mortgages are going sky-high anyway, so people are taking the pills. And since the people are strapped for money, the town can't get enough blood out of the turnips to fix the potholes. And my town is by no means poor.

It seems that all the money that could make the place like it used to be is going for insane wars and F-35s. You can't build a shithouse if there is no spare money to buy the bricks. The whole country in deep trouble, because we don't have the materials and resources we used to have. Everybody in my town is doing what they can, and they are very efficient, but the truth is, you can't make something from nothing.

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zob2020 philipat Thu, 05/10/2018 - 08:36 Permalink

or even downright ordered into existence.. certainly been made very clear INTERNATIONAL (ie us) rules demand eu has to take them in and give them each 3000e a month cash plus free apartments and cars and frequent holidays back from where they were oh so horribly persecuted.

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el buitre philipat Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:22 Permalink

It's not led from the US.  It's led by a tiny satanic group that cares nothing about individual nations.  Actually, they look to the destruction of nations and the forming of a single world neofeudalistic government.  The EU is their first show piece.  It's tentacles mainly reach out from the City of London, Wall Street, DC, Basel, Israel, and the Vatican.  The City of London is probably its most important center.

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ImpliedVol philipat Thu, 05/10/2018 - 09:45 Permalink

Are you implying European countries didn't play a major role in destroying Libya, Syria, etc? They did... And I remember Gaddafi warning the Euros about what would happen if they took him out. It's a self-inflicted wound on the EU's part. The EU wants to become a super state (EU Army included) that competes with the US/China. They were all too happy to open their doors for "refugees" as they want cheap labor for their aging populations. But keep pointing at the US while your own "leaders" force you down the path to cultural suicide.

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