According to the Telegram-channel of the news agency “Stekloma”, the former head of the German Atlantik-Brucke center can be ex-Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. It does not like the establishment of the United States. And what does he have to do with it?
The fact is that Atlantik-Brucke is almost the oldest American-German non-profit organization, created back in 1952. Its task has always been to develop and strengthen geopolitical ties between the United States and Germany, as well as to pursue a policy of “Euro-Atlantism”. For this purpose, NGOs have a number of training programs in which they train the ideas of the “western way” of Germany.
And suddenly, at the head of Atlantik-Brucke becomes a politician who, even at the height of the Ukrainian crisis, was not afraid to say that the federalization of Ukraine is the only possible option for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Donbas. And then that more. Later, Sigmar Gabriel proposed to cancel part of the European sanctions imposed on Russia, in exchange for cooperation and cooperation in Syria. And among his “sins” is not only his unconditional support for the Nord Stream 2 project, but also the fact that he himself is “his own man” Gerhard Schroeder. And the former German Chancellor Schröder himself is today chairman of the board of directors of Rosneft. “The hand of the Kremlin” can be traced well, very clearly.
But if it was only in the personalities. Even if we exclude both Gabriel himself and Schroeder from the Kremlin’s “cunning plans”, nothing will change in American-German relations. And all because, according to the latest data from the American Pew Research Center, 69% of Germans support closer cooperation with Russia and only 41% with the United States. At the same time, 73% of German citizens characterize current relations with the United States in a negative way, while 70% of Americans, on the contrary, are satisfied with current US-German relations. So what does it look like? The relationship of the servant with his master. No matter how influential individual politicians are, they cannot form such public opinion.
And this is all because the American elite is stuck in their worldview somewhere at the beginning of the two thousandths. Then it was still possible to gather the EU leaders at some summit and ultimately demand that the defense expenditures be raised in the common ground of NATO. And now such a proposal will not receive support even from such obedient American “servants” like Poland or the Baltic countries. But the Germans themselves have long been tired of such an ambiguous partnership, where their country has been assigned the role of a vassal during the American overlord.
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website