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Germany warns US

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  1. bestquality

    bestquality New Member

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    Germany has warned the US not to try to split Europe into "old" and "new" with its plans to deploy parts of an anti-missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

    In some of the strongest German rhetoric to date on the issue, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it is important not to let the US project spark a new arms race in Europe.

    "A missile defense system should be neither a cause nor pretext for a new arms race," Steinmeier wrote in a contribution to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

    "Our top priority remains disarmament and not an arms buildup. We don't want a new arms race in Europe," he said.

    Steinmeier made the statements ahead of a planned meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday in Washington to discuss transatlantic ties. The German defense minister has been one of the strongest European critics of Washington's handling of the missile shield plan.

    Last month he delivered an unusual public rebuke to Washington, faulting it for not consulting Russia on a project Moscow sees as an attempt to shift the post-Cold War balance of power. Germany is concerned the issue will cloud its presidency of the EU by highlighting divisions in Europe reminiscent of those that emerged in the run-up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

    At that time, Poland, Britain and others backed the invasion while Germany, France and others opposed it.

    Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously dismissed European countries opposed to the war as "old Europe".

    In remarks that appeared aimed at Washington, Steinmeier said, "There is no 'old' and 'new' Europe and nobody should try, based on calculated short-term interests, to create such a split."

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  2. The_Giver

    The_Giver New Member

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    Finally, someone confronting the USA. Good to hear, good to hear
     
  3. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    They can talk all they want, but when it comes down to it, what are they going to do? Fight us?
     
  4. Eternal

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    They are going to ship us defective BMW's!!! Oh my =(
     
  5. Lilly Marlene

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    I don't know USMC ...I guess there is the possibility of "a strongly worded email" LOL.

    Really, the division in Europe was superficial which Rumsfeld tried to project, but there surely is SOME division and it is related to the attitudes toward the EU.
     
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    Well I am from Germany,and one can say that we are a country with great economy ( even the best in Europe ). There are quite a few options for Germany to answer the US in case they will install the missls. But apart from that we depend on each other a great deal. So maybe it's for this reason that both of these countries will have to find a diplomatic solution. To my mind Russia will cause more trouble than any other Europe contry could.
     
  7. vyo476

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    So what, just because they can't do anything about it militarily we have the right to push them around? That sounds amazingly European of you, USMC.
     
  8. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    My point, vyo, was that Germany's "warning" really holds no water.
     
  9. holds no water?


    interesting

    arrogance x 4
     
  10. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    Okay, then, Roker. Can you tell me what Germnay can do to enforce this threat?
     
  11. well being im in the german Chancellory and a member of theyre Parliment of course i can.........



    get real dude Germany is the largest of the E.U. countries
    the E.U. is entirely intertwined in the NWO and the PNAC plan for world dominance and World Government

    they could create quite a bit of havoc in europe which would invariably send ripples that would reach us and other countries dependent on theyre being "IN LINE" with the world Government plans
     
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    USMC the Almighty New Member

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    Salute the Fuhrer.
     
  13. what does that have to do with any of this? Nice.........
     
  14. God

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    USA is #1, never doubt that son... only I can destroy it.
     
  15. USA is Number one ......what?

    Number one in incarceration?

    number one in violent crime?

    number one in political partisanship?

    number one in gluttony and greed?

    number one in useless culture (hollyweird Americas only culture)?

    could you be more specific there God?

    Number one in Freedom?


    Number one in weaponry ?


    Number one in pollution?
     
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