US threatens Germany to withdraw troops to Poland

The US ambassador to Berlin, Richard A. Grenell, is very fond of disturbing the German public, throwing a variety of loud statements. Since the end of World War II, not a single American official has done as much to complicate relations between Berlin and Washington as this open-minded activist of unconventional values ​​managed to do in 1,5 years.




This time, he admitted the possibility of transferring part of the US military from Germany to neighboring Poland. It should be noted that the concept of diplomatic ethics for this "diplomat", the favorite of US President Donald Trump, is not known in principle. Therefore, without any hesitation, he unceremoniously creeps into the affairs of sovereign states, going far beyond his authority.

It’s insulting when they expect that US taxpayers will continue to pay 50 Americans in Germany, but the Germans will use the trade surplus for domestic purposes.

- reports DPA Grenella words.

In addition, Grenell said that many US presidents have repeatedly requested the largest the economy Europe "pay for its defense." However, now everything has come to the point that Washington must respond to the "irresponsibility" of Berlin.

It should be noted that many political German officials have already advocated declaring Grenell persona non grata. After all, Grenell makes sometimes openly outrageous statements, ignoring other opinions. For example, he threatened German businessmen and companies collaborating with Nord Stream -2.

We remind you that the “50 thousand Americans in Germany” mentioned by Grenell include: 35 thousand military personnel and 17 thousand civilians employed in military camps. At the same time, many representatives of the German establishment do not mind at all if the US troops completely leave the country.

At the same time, the US ambassador in Warsaw, Georgette Mosbacher, wrote in her Twitter account that Poland is fully fulfilling its duty to NATO on defense spending. This means that Poland spends 2% of its GDP on defense. True, she forgot to clarify that a third of the entire budget of Poland is EU subsidies, where the lion's share is made up of German taxpayers' money.
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  1. Hayer31 Offline
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 9 August 2019 17: 27
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    And why do not they write that Nord Stream-2? Denmark did not give permission? And that’s why Putin screwed up.
    1. Bakht Offline
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 9 August 2019 19: 47
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      Excuse me generously, but what exactly did Putin "screw up" with?
      I do not ask, what does Denmark and Nord Stream have to do with it? It is unlikely that the answer will be.
      1. Hayer31 Offline
        Hayer31 (Kashchei) 10 August 2019 12: 45
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        Well, screwed up in the fact that without getting permission, they began to build. And in the German Wirtschaft Zeitung they write that Denmark refused to give permission. And what will happen is unclear. And in general, what turns out in Russia is the merit of V.V., since he appointed the personnel who completed the task, and vice versa, let’s say the eastern spaceport, he appointed advanced managers. What's wrong? Am I thinking wrong ??
        1. Bakht Offline
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 August 2019 15: 07
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          Wrong. The gas pipeline will be built, and on December 31 the first gas will go through it. If we talk about "screwed up", then we must admit that screwed up the major European gas concerns that have invested in this project. Danish consent is not required. Just a little longer branch and will be a little more expensive. But still - a misunderstanding of the essence. Not only Gazprom, but large European gas concerns invested in the project, and it is being built under German control. Denmark, by the way, already runs the risk of running into heavy fines.
          In general, I do not see any reason for concern and "crap" so far.
        2. Bakht Offline
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 August 2019 15: 19
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          Nord Stream-2 involves laying two pipelines of a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany along the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
          The pipeline will pass through territorial waters and the exclusive economic zones of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia. They plan to complete the project at the end of the year.
          Germany and Austria, interested in reliable gas supplies, and Norway, whose government owns 30 percent of the shares of Kvaerner, one of the construction contractors, are in favor of the project.

          Nord Stream 2 withdraws the 2017 application for a route in the territorial waters of Denmark.

          https://www.nord-stream2.com/ru/dlia-pressy/novosti-i-meropriiatiia/kompaniia-nord-stream-2-otzyvaet-zaiavku-ot-2017-goda-po-marshrutu-v-territorialnykh-vodakh-danii-130/

          Withdrawal of the initial application is necessary in order to protect Nord Stream 2, as well as our shareholder and European investors from Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands from risks associated with further delays and possible financial losses.
  2. Bakht Offline
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 9 August 2019 19: 46
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    And why only part of the forces?
    If the entire American contingent leaves Germany, then Russian missiles will not threaten Germany. There is reason to think about who and why are missile targets.
    If such a miracle happens (the transfer of American troops to Poland), then Germany ceases to be the target of Russian missiles and Poland becomes the target. German security will increase, and Poland will weaken. A good idea. Five ambassador with a plus.
    Plus, because he forgot that 2% of Germany’s GDP and 2% of Poland’s GDP are slightly different.
  3. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 9 August 2019 21: 08
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    I do not think that the Germans began to grieve when (if) Germany was to leave the last US soldier ...
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      Kuzmitsky (Sergei) 9 August 2019 21: 21
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      Many Germans consider their country occupied by the Americans. Indeed, of the four countries that occupied Germany after the victory over the Nazis and divided it into four zones, only the United States "forgot" to withdraw its contingent.
  4. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 10 August 2019 09: 38
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    That's right, all this happiness (50, along with technology) is brought to Poland. The Commonwealth will be happy until they lose consciousness, from how they are “reliably” protected from Russia! Ingenious! And, most importantly, do not interfere.
  5. Why do the Deutsch fight? We will return Silesia and Pomerania to them, when we roll out the pancakes - damn it. But the Danzig corridor and the Baltic states (without the Balts - they will go to plant green Yamal) - this is for yourself!
  6. bratchanin3 Offline
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 11 August 2019 07: 18
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    In fact - this is a snake ball (knot), which is so easy not to unravel, you just need to cut it! And 15 million civilians can simply be employed by organizing several joint projects with Russia.