Chancellor Scholz’ Capitulation to NATO Demolishes Germany’s Credibility

The decision by Chancellor Olaf Scholz to authorize delivery of combat tanks to Ukraine has encouraged the Green Party warmongers in his coalition government to take their provocations one big step further. On Jan. 25, during a debate at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock cautioned Europeans to stick together, and not play the blame game on delivering weapons, “because we are fighting a war against Russia and not against each other”.

Her statements, as well as the Chancellor’s decision, were harshly denounced by Helga Zepp-LaRouche the same day in a webcast. Olaf Scholz, she said, “obviously doesn’t have backbone enough to stand up to the pressure against him. This flies in the face what he himself said many times. Remember, that in February of last year, he said, ‘no heavy weapons to Ukraine’, because this increases the danger of World War III. Now, in the meantime, we have gone a long way, and many weapons have been sent: howitzers, Marder tanks, and now the Leopard 2, which is a heavy tank, and is clearly a red line for Russia.”

This is a dangerous escalation of the war between NATO and Russia, Zepp-LaRouche went on, and brings the world “one gigantic step closer to World War III”. The government is “totally irresponsible”, she said. “The Greens are obviously the war party par excellence, headed by people who don’t have the historical knowledge, nor the strategic depth to understand what they’re doing, and they’re driving Germany toward a catastrophe.” But the pressure is also coming from the opposition CDU/CSU, she added, not to mention the media that have “gone collectively insane”.

What all these developments show, is that “Germany is an occupied country, we have no sovereignty. And that… leads to cultural pessimism.” In Germany today, you have on the one hand, “the flight-forward, insane oligarchy and their hangers-on who are blathering about a ‘rules-based order’, when they’re violating every possible rule. And then you have the majority of the people who are more and more depressed! And that’s very dangerous.”

The statements by Annalena Baerbock prompted Linke Party Bundestag member Zaklin Nastic to file a written inquiry to the government, demanding clarification as to whether Germany has declared war on Russia. The most popular opposition figure on the left, Sahra Wagenknecht, tweeted that the Foreign Minister is “not up to her job”, and is trampling “on our country’s reputation”. Chancellor Scholz himself had to walk back the outburst of his Foreign Minister, saying that he would do everything “to ensure that Russia’s war against Ukraine does not turn into a war between Russia and NATO”.

Unsurprisingly, the Russian reaction was prompt and very harsh, but many others also protested. We would mention Croatian President Milanovic who commented: “I didn’t know that. Maybe Germany is at war with Russia, but then, good luck, maybe this time it turns out better than 70-odd years ago.”

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