Germany, eternal Scapegoat

Christo, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin

          As the Ukrainian crisis has developed into an apparent stalemate, while Russian demands for the renunciation of NATO’s enlargement to Ukraine and the withdrawal of certain military equipment from the Atlantic Alliance Treaty area cannot be met, the pressure on Germany is increasing. The trial of too great a restraint, of an excessive understanding of Moscow’s concerns and of a priority to defend its economic interests, especially energetic, by dissociating them from geostrategic considerations, is already being conducted against Berlin. 

But is not the campaign that is beginning to take shape, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, an expression of the West’s inability for many years to build a stable and soothed relationship with Russia? Is it not a diversion as Washington strives to mobilize its Allies on the European continent and announces some limited deployments of troops in the region under concerned, even seemed to admit the prospect of a limited Russian operation and confined itself to announcing possible severe sanctions?

In this context, how could Germany have the key to the crisis? How could it abandon its doctrine that it does not supply arms to countries in conflict? How would the new « traffic light »coalition be weaker than Merkel’s government, whose continued policy has put the country in a state of high energy dependence on Russia? How can Germany be made to feel guilty when it suffers precisely, especially in this part of the world, from a guilt complex that is to its credit? 

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