Merkel: USA Will No Longer Play Defender for Europe Anymore


Chancellor Merkel says USA will no longer play defender for Europe

 The 30 years since the end of the Cold War has revealed “a new narrative of global power distribution,” Merkel told lawmakers in Berlin.

“There is a military and economic superpower, the USA,” which Europe has been tied up with “through a system of values,” she said.

Rt.com reports: Despite all the differences, “there is still the commonality between us,” the chancellor admitted, but warned against setting one’s hopes too high when it comes to the future of US-Europe ties.

 Merkel added that “we must strengthen the transatlantic bond” and gradually move towards spending 2 percent of GDP on defense, exactly what the Trump administration wants from Germany and other NATO allies.

 It is unclear if the appeal is a sign that Merkel is bowing to US pressure. Washington has consistently demanded that Europe’s leading economy ramps up its military spending, with the notorious US Ambassador Richard Grenell trying to push Berlin into Middle Eastern interventions or threatening to relocate Germany-based American troops to Poland.

 The German chancellor has long advocated reducing Europe’s dependence on the US, at least in terms of foreign and defense policy. Last year, she said it’s time for European nations “to take their fate into their own hands,” while teaming up with French President Emmanuel Macron who also champions greater sovereignty for the EU.

 Key members of the bloc are increasingly unhappy about the way the Trump administration handless a variety of issues, from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to dealing with China. Merkel, on her part, doesn’t seem to have established a strong personal bond with the US president.

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The Globalist Chancellor Angela Merkel, I am surprised she is not dead.

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Joe Biden claimed tonight that he worked with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping on the Paris Climate Accord.

Except the current Chinese President is Xi Jinping.

Deng Xiapoing left office in 1992 and has been dead for 23 years.

Biden made the gaffe while citing his accomplishments in President Barack Obama’s administration.

“One of the things I’m proudest of is getting passed, getting moved, getting in control of the Paris Climate Accord,” Biden said in a speech at the College of Charleston. “I’m the guy who came back after meeting with Deng Xiaoping and making the case that I believe China will join if we put pressure on them. We got almost 200 nations to join.”

Xiaoping served as the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992, and passed away in 1997. Xi Jinping, China’s current president, came to power 2013 and signed the country onto the 2016 agreement.

In June 2017, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the agreement, stating that accord will “undermine the economy” and “puts [the United States] at a permanent disadvantage.”

In addition to the Xiaoping gaffe, Biden bizarrely declared in a campaign speech that he is a “candidate for the United States Senate” and that people could “vote for the other Biden” if they prefer one of his rivals.

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