Skip to comments.Germany, for Decades a Pacifist Power, Faces the Need to Play a Military Role
Posted on 01/05/2013 11:24:09 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
When Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted a recent reception for military families, she greeted parents, wives and children whose loved ones were spending their holidays in Afghanistan, Lebanon, Kosovo and off the Horn of Africa. German deployments overseas, Ms. Merkel said, will soon encompass the entire globe.
On that same wintry afternoon, members of Parliament debated whether to add to the nearly 6,000 German troops currently serving abroad by sending up to 400 soldiers to Turkey, where they would operate two Patriot missile batteries to help protect their NATO ally from a potential escalation of the civil war across the border in Syria.
For decades, we Germans have benefited from the fact that our partners gave us the feeling of reliable security, Thomas de Maizière, Germanys defense minister, said during the debate last month. Now we are in a position and have the duty, even, to make our impact felt.
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Germany needs to make a priority of ridding itself of Islamic inluences.
Nazi Eurabia needs to be out there and protect muslims.
Morgen die ganze Welt...
What horror will the economic oppression of Germany by the European Union give rise to?
Ja. This is far more of a want than a need.
About Time Germany stepped up to the plate and started to use its military power. For too long the US and UK have been the policemen of the world. We need to let others have a hand. Same goes for Russia, France and Japan.
No, this is not something you would want, in any of the cases you cited. The US and UK have been about keeping the peace. Such powers as they would prefer war and conquest, and they are not our friends (never mind having influenced our own society negatively).
Are you saying Germany, France, Russia and Japan want war and conquest?
What exactly is a pacifist power?
Do you regard the phrases “would prefer” and “want” to be synonymous? I know what I said.
Among the many interesting objects which will engage your attention, that of providing for the common defense will merit particular regard. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.Feigning pacifism, therefore, is a remarkable sign of belligerence.
A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end, a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent on others for essential, particularly for military supplies.
they are not our friendsHate to burst your bubble...
The Fourth Reich?
History ALWAYS repeats. And inviting it with Germany is a REALLY freaking bad idea for Europe. Or anyone else.
I do not see a resurgent NAZI Rich (thank God). But there will be hell to pay. And it will be bloody.
Same can be said for China and Japan. They aren’t sudden pacifists, though they may look it.
Sounds like feigning pacifism is a pretty effective strategy to get another power to pay for their defense.
We’ve had “Deutschamerikaner” for two world wars, just like we have had people descended from other nations whose countries of origin have been our enemy during those wars. Deutschamerikaner in large numbers even date back to Benjamin Franklin’s time; the man once thought that Pennsylvania was going to consist of a German-speaking majority, hence his creation of the Philadelphische Zeitung at one time. Obviously I was not talking about them.
BTW, citing Wikipedia will get one into trouble, never mind the US Census Bureau (who has been responsible for the redistricting that pushed conservatives out of the House and Senate).
OK, so are you saying Germany, France, Russia and Japan would prefer war and conquest?
It’s worked since the beginning of the Cold War.
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