Merkel Heckled, While Her SPD Opponent and German Foreign Minister Call for Removing U.S./NATO Nuclear Weapons from Germany

Merkel Heckled, While Her SPD Opponent and German Foreign Minister Call for Removing U.S./NATO Nuclear Weapons from Germany

Angela Merkel will almost certainly be reelected to a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany. But that doesn't mean the status quo is secure in the federal republic, or that forces aren't stirring against the Atlanticism that has most Anglo-American media stubbornly defending Merkel's unpopular pro-open borders policies. By doing so, legacy media is unintentionally reminding Germans that they (alongside the French and Italians), and not the Americans or British, are the ones absorbing the brunt of economic losses from U.S./EU sanctions against Russia. 

Clearly the NATO nuclear sharing B61 warheads which have been stored at bases in Germany for decades aren't going anywhere yet. But Sigmar Gabriel's comments after his visit to Washington underscore, intentionally on his part, Merkel's broken promise from prior to the onset of Cold War 2 that those arms would be removed from German soil. Gabriel was echoing his fellow SPD politician and Merkel's opponent in the September 24 election, the all around colorless Eurocrat Martin Schulz, who called in Trier for the removal of U.S. nukes from Germany. Situated in the Mosel river valley wine country about an hour's drive from Ramstein AFB, the Roman founded town of Trier is the oldest in the country and happens to be the hometown of Lyndon LaRouche's wife and longtime critic of German foreign and economic policy, Helga Zepp LaRouche. -- JWS

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