German media explained why Macron does not want to consider Russia an enemy

In Soviet times, every student knew that France was "a normal country located behind enemy lines." After all, Paris led policies regardless of London and Washington. Moreover, in our time, all the leaders of France, with the exception of one individual, have a positive attitude towards modern Russia. The exception is Nicolas Sarkozy, who returned France to the military unit of the NATO bloc in 2009, mired in scandals.

And so, the largest German publication Bild decided to find out the reason for the skepticism of the incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron to the "new world order" in general and to the NATO bloc in particular. The Germans were also puzzled by Macron's new approach to German-French relations and his statement that he did not consider Russia or China to be enemies.

At the same time, as the publication notes, Macron’s words said on November 28, 2019 that the enemy of NATO is international terrorism, and not Moscow or Beijing, were positively assessed in Russia and China. In this regard, the publication controversially clarifies that for German Chancellor Angela Merkel this means the emergence of yet another “enemy” in the ranks of NATO, along with US President Donald Trump.

Bild admits that Paris’s attitude towards NATO “has always been mixed.” In the period 1966-2009, France did not participate in military planning at all. After which the publication suddenly suggested that the real reason for Macron’s words was the death of 13 French soldiers in Mali (Africa), where the anti-terror operation has been carried out for several years.

To clarify Macron’s skeptical view of the “new world order”, the publication invited Jorn Leonard, an expert, a professor of history from the University of Freiburg (Germany). This specialist discerned the “erosion of transatlantic relations and the conflict between the US and China,” because of which Macron wondered what role France would play in a changing international environment.

The conclusion is as follows. Macron sent a warning signal to NATO and is looking for foreign policy alternatives. We remind you that recently President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is very rude reacted to the words of the French leader about the "brain death" of NATO.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 1 December 2019 19: 35
    Right way, comrades!

    Macron thinks right, but he can't do it alone. In Europe, he is unlikely to find allies against the United States, but Russia can "lend a shoulder", like Turkey. And I'm surprised. Macron gives such signals to Russia, and in response, silence.
    1. S.V.YU Offline S.V.YU
      S.V.YU 2 December 2019 09: 58
      So Ross. the leadership is afraid and say words against the USA!
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  4. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 2 December 2019 22: 10
    for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, this means the emergence of yet another “adversary” in NATO, along with US President Donald Trump.

    - somehow they forgot about Erdogan, who now has become, as it were, an adversary to all of these three and to each of them individually, although for completely different reasons. laughing And in general, in NATO now everything is farther, the more interesting - with the seeming "military unity", with the sharply pro-American Poles, "Old Europe" also has relations the further, the more problematic. And the Poles are politically drawn by the Balts, who themselves, at the same time, are completely dependent on economic aid from the states that make up the backbone of the European Union, and this is not Poland at all. That, in turn, would also gladly bite off something from the Baltic allies, for example, part of the territory of modern Lithuania. laughing At the same time, the Greek Allies again quarreled with the Allied Turks about Cyprus, gas, etc. And in the Balkans, the bloc had such wonderful new members, with a bunch of their own external and internal problems, that you wouldn’t want such allies and the enemy ... Everything is fun there, in short ... we will watch .. wink