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Ambassador proud of Germany’s destruction under her regime

RT | December 7, 2022

The conflict in Ukraine has fundamentally transformed Germany for the better, Berlin’s envoy to Washington has argued, while acknowledging her country has been far more affected by the economic backlash of anti-Russian sanctions than the US.

Emily Haber opened the op-ed, published by the Washington Post on Monday, with a description of “dimly lit” German airports and streets, cold homes and public buildings, rising gas prices and inflation running at 10%. The country also has to deal with over a million displaced Ukrainians, who are entitled to full health insurance, social benefits, housing and education at government expense.

“Increasingly, it is Europe (and not least Germany) that is bearing the brunt of the sanctions, not the United States,” writes Haber, before pivoting to argue that this doesn’t really matter.

German suffering is “almost nothing” compared to the hardships of the Ukrainian people, according to Haber, but more importantly, “our national psychology is undergoing a profound transformation.”

She calls the decades-long assumptions underlying Berlin’s policies, mainly that trade would promote “stability, transparency and, eventually, systemic change” an illusion that has been dispelled by the conflict.

“To be sure, there are dissenting voices, and there is discontent brewing in some parts of the country,” the ambassador notes in passing.

Germany has cut itself off from Russian energy imports, increased the export of weapons – mainly to Ukraine – and amended its constitution to create a 100 billion-euro fund for NATO-mandated “defense spending.”

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s decision to increase military spending in February is the “most significant turning point in decades” for Germany, according to Haber. Even the reunification in 1990 “vindicated past strategic decisions and did not require a break with them,” unlike what’s happening now.

While admitting that all of this may seem irrelevant to Ukraine – whose priorities ought to matter more, she suggests – Haber is still proud of the “real and lasting” change Germany has achieved “in such a short time and at great psychological and material cost.”

“And we are happy to see that it is deepening our already close ties with our allies – first and foremost the United States,” she concludes.

December 7, 2022 - Posted by | Economics, Militarism |

7 Comments »

  1. “The country also has to deal with over a million displaced Ukrainians, who are entitled to full health insurance, social benefits, housing and education at government expense”.

    The Government pays for NOTHING. The Tax payers pay for everything, and the Tax avoiders just laugh at the rest of us.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 7, 2022 | Reply

  2. As the people become destitute, unite and rise up against this corruption, they will be labeled as terrorist, extremists or rebels and attacked, locked up without due process. These tyrants speak with forked tongues.

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    Comment by raggs12 | December 7, 2022 | Reply

  3. What is that stupid bitch smoking? Oh, yes, Germany has never been better!

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    Comment by papasha408 | December 7, 2022 | Reply

  4. Well, as Germany’s Ambassador to the USA, she could/can say that, couldn’t she. She will not be freezing her Ass off in Germany, like her German friends, she”ll be in an Airconditioned environment in the USA…….Such is her contempt for her fellow Germans….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | December 7, 2022 | Reply

  5. Nuts! This is what happens when a nation falls in with the wrong crowd. Instead of breaking with NATO or disbanding NATO, Germany is committing economic suicide at the alter of the Rules-Based, Uni-Polar New World Order. Almost guaranteeing that Thermonuclear World War Three is just around the corner.

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    Comment by Thomas Simpson | December 8, 2022 | Reply

    • When the Morgenthau plan was unleashed on the Germans from 1945 to the beginning of 1948 hundreds of thousands of Germans perished from starvation and freezing. The grown-ups in the U.S. and Britain realized Germany was needed as a bulwark against the Soviet Union and also realized the Morgenthau plan was nothing but Semitic revenge on the German people. Today, the Morgenthau plan has been unleashed again by the German leaders of all people and, there are no grown-ups in the room to stop it. Insanity prevails.

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      Comment by papasha408 | December 8, 2022 | Reply

      • There is a voice of Reason in Germany. Helga Zepp-LaRouche, leader of the Buso party, (Civil Rights
        Movement Solidarity). Zepp-LaRouche has recently put forward a 10 Point Program to resolve differences among nations under a new international architecture of security and economic guarantees for all nations. This has been picked up for discussion by leaders of several major nations.

        Helga Zepp-LaRouche is also chairman of the Schiller Institute she and her husband Lyndon LaRouche founded in 1984. Her 10 point program can be found on the Schiller website.

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        Comment by Thomas Simpson | December 8, 2022 | Reply


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