Germany is defending the need for NATO in order to defend the EU democracies against a Russian invasion. Although Russia has given no intelligencia impression of any desire to attack the EU, the narrative serves a purpose.
Germany and her counterparts do not want to foot the defense bill, and given NATO and the UN have been subsidized by the US for decades, it serves a financial purpose rather than a defense purpose.
In that vein, Germany is also defying the Russian sanctions to punish the evil Putin by opening up a Mercedes car plant near Moscow. The hypocrisy couldn’t be more abject. Praising the German-Russian partnership, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Peter Altmaier said that he saw great potential for future cooperation with Russia despite “political differences.”
Despite Merkel attempting to justify the trade move, the fact remains, it is all about money. Trade between Russia and Germany amounts to roughly 62billion Euro annually. The farce of sanctions is thus defined. It is a political move to create the appearance of doing something to appease constituents who have been led to believe a demonizing fake media agenda.
Cuba. No different. Despite levying sanctions for decades to oppose the communist regime, tourism continues to be a source of – money. Canada is the largest source of tourism revenue, US is second and Germany is third. Italy, France, Spain, the UK and even Russia enjoy the pristine beaches. But a large sector of the tourism is actually health related given that the government shifted a tremendous amount of funds to that sector following the sanctions. While doctors make less than waiters, their education and drive to cure rather than medicate is a sought after industry.
Germany sought to side-step the Iran sanctions in order to create a trade bolster to their economy. And now Venezuela is finding itself in the middle of a power struggle from outside countries as the frenzy to capitalize on a collapsed economy provides huge potential to make money.
Syria is a case in point. Create a fake war. Destroy an entire country. And then vie for the contracts to rebuild, create a new economy, and walk away with a flush wallet. If a country’s government is not willing to board that plane, the country stands to become the next victim.
Citizens will protest, citizens will cry foul, but in the end, that foul is what supports their continued luxuries and necessities.
Until a new mental acumen can devise a way to deviate from this system that has been in play since the beginning of time, we will be subject to its consequences. Until this layer of global Swampland can be eradicated, they will continue to reap the rewards their inherent greed demands. The mindset is always – no matter what a person has, it is never enough. A millionaire wants to be a billionaire, and a billionaire wants to rule the world because billions will buy such. Greed, boredom, and a bizarre belief that the pawns within this world are there to protect and die for the Queen, remains the monarchial mentality that was and is and is to be.
Until – we say – no.
Merkel is simply looking for a means to prop up a cracking economy in order to give the appearance she is Germany when in fact she is the same Merkel that destroyed Germany. In her last and final days before resigning, her legacy is at stake, her honor must be upheld, and respect must be reattained. By any means.
Germany has historically been the instigator of our worst global wars – always within the guise of propping up a cracked economy.