Berlin has chosen a course for a military confrontation with Moscow

Germany confidently embarked on the path of militarization, however, like the whole of Europe. The German newspaper Junge Welt writes about this, accusing the federal government of a dangerous change of priorities, and NATO of an excessive military buildup.

The publication noted that over the past 7 years, from 2015 to 2021, Berlin annually increased defense spending by 7,5%, bringing them from $40 billion to $80 billion in order to get closer to NATO criteria (2% of the country's GDP - block members). It is expected that by 2030 Germany will spend $100 billion a year on defense, reducing spending on other areas.

As for the entire NATO, by 2021, the spending of the countries of the alliance was 18 times higher than Russia's spending on defense. At the same time, the “peace-loving” bloc plans in the foreseeable future to achieve allocations that are 25 times higher than the defense spending of the Russian Federation.

According to the newspaper, Berlin, under the leadership of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his coalition cabinet, has chosen a course for a military confrontation with Moscow, providing support to Kyiv. What is happening has been called "the greatest militaristic outburst" in the entire recent history of Germany. Moreover, the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory became only a formal pretext, since the buildup of weapons and the formation of military structures began long before that. For example, in 2017, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron announced a joint stealth bomber project with a budget of €500 billion. In 2018, they proposed the creation of a European military bloc in addition to the existing NATO.

On August 29, 2022, Olaf Scholz, speaking at the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), announced his intention, together with his EU neighbors, to create a new unified air defense system. He explained this by saying that the new common system would be cheaper and more efficient than the existing one at the national level. By 2025, he also wants to create a European rapid reaction force, which Germany is ready to lead, providing finances, technique and personnel. Moreover, he is going to expand the EU by joining the countries of the Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. The chancellor wants to make Europe an independent player in the geopolitical arena.

Note that on September 1, French President Emmanuel Macron, at a meeting with French diplomats, said that Paris plans to make its army the first in Europe in terms of equipment. Thus, we can say that militaristic tendencies in Europe have really taken over.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 September 2022 14: 59
    Did Hitler and Napoleon decide to unite their efforts to take Moscow? It would be better if they listened to the prophecies of Vanga, who said that by 2040 Europe could be depopulated, because. it would be impossible to live there.
    In vain Gorbachev allowed the Germans to unite. Next time Germany will be divided into principalities.
    1. Vladimir_ Voronov (Vladimir) 1 September 2022 15: 49
      Covid forced these "allies" to steal masks from each other. Let's see what Santa Claus will do with this union. We stock up on popcorn and place bets. Interestingly, bookmakers are already accepting bets on the term for the collapse of the European Union.
  2. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 1 September 2022 16: 17
    But we demilitalized and denazified the Independent State! Haven't forgotten?
    1. Andrey Govorov Offline Andrey Govorov
      Andrey Govorov (Andrei) 1 September 2022 22: 54
      My niht sprechen doggy by! Firshteen?
  3. Benjamin Offline Benjamin
    Benjamin (Benjamin) 1 September 2022 16: 20
    But we denazified and demilitalized the square! Have you forgotten why our helmsman announced the crusade?
  4. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 1 September 2022 16: 39
    This is what I don't understand. Does Germany have two Reichstags? Let them wait for me. I am looking for paint of different colors to start writing on the Reystag. Previously, they wrote here was Vasya, or Vanya. Now Vasya and Vanya will write that one again. And if they call me, I will come at any moment, in any weather.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 1 September 2022 18: 05
    In 2018, they proposed the creation of a European military bloc to complement the existing NATO.

    This is just a sound idea. Now no one doubts that the US will abandon NATO. Just like Afghanistan.
    In a good way, Europe has long needed to create its own bloc and switch strictly to its own weapons. Isn't it too late for a decision? There is no time left, and there will be no money.
    They waited for the moment when they poured a bunch of weapons into Ukraine, as if into an abyss. And when to restore? If such a stupid sheep as Burbock is going to continue to fill up the little girl with his weapon ...
    France has delivered 18 Caesar self-propelled guns to Ukraine. Of their 76 pieces. Yes, that’s exactly what they have a ridiculous amount in service with. It was. There are 58 left. For comparison, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are armed with about 730 self-propelled guns Msta-S of various modifications. So this is a tracked, fully armored self-propelled gun.
    The manufacturer of the Caesar SPG was asked to produce these 18 pieces, to restore the quantity.
    The manufacturer said: yes, please, within 4 - 5 years. And so everywhere.
    And what to be surprised, capitalism, however. They do not have such a relic of socialism as our military-industrial complex. Where an enterprise has been engaged, for example, in tanks for many generations of designers, technologists, workers. Even Gaidar and Chubais could not completely destroy.
    And how many years will these capitalists restore what was merged into Ukraine? And before that, how were they going to resist Russia?
    Here, many commentators are outraged that weapons from the West freely penetrate into Ukraine.
    It's just that Putin thinks further than the NWO in Ukraine. The US military, Germany, France, Poland have already begun to realize how they got stuck.
    And there will be no money for a quick recovery. As well as time.
    In the USA, they will not be able to restore the production of Abrams, F-22 at all ...
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 1 September 2022 22: 15
      Putin just thinks further

      If he thought, these weapons would not have reached the Armed Forces of Ukraine at all. And as for weapons, Putin has not acquired his "galoshes" for 20 years, he wears everything Soviet. Shame and disgrace!
      1. boriz Offline boriz
        boriz (boriz) 2 September 2022 00: 16
        Putin thinks beyond Ukraine. Ukraine will not end. It will be necessary to restore order in Europe. And it will be important in what condition the armies of the countries will be.
        1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
          Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 2 September 2022 08: 58
          Of course it won't end. It will all end in nuclear war. And this will happen very soon. Do you already have a bunker? To wait 5 years? Not? And the Kremlin has.