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Bundeswehr was not surprised it would be a long and bloody war ...

Bundeswehr-Experte André Wüstner rechnet mit Guerillakrieg in Ukraine | Tagesschau.de |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 10:35:59 AM EST


'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 10:41:05 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 10:42:23 AM EST
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German defence minister Christine Lambrecht quits after series of blunders | The Guardian |

Scholz is said to favour Lars Klingbeil, the leader of the Social Democrats - Scholz's own party - who comes from a military family, though the pressure he will be under to choose a woman makes this less likely.

Scholz is under pressure to make another significant step forward in German military aid to Ukraine by agreeing to deliver Leopard 2 battle tanks. Earlier this month, Germany agreed to provide 40 Marder armoured personnel carriers and a Patriot air defence missile battery to Kyiv.

Germany has given Ukraine substantial support in recent months, including howitzers, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and the first of four IRIS-T surface-to-air missile systems. But critics, some inside Germany's governing coalition, have long-complained of Scholz's perceived hesitancy to step up aid. Lambrecht was overshadowed on the issue by the chancellor, who made most major announcements.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 06:30:10 PM EST
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Ahh ... a bit of a balance contra warmongers 🙏🏽 ☮️



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 03:37:36 PM EST
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Ah you mean you think he's on Putin's payroll just like Schrödi?
This will be amusing...

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 04:42:46 PM EST
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https://www.telegraphindia.com/business/indias-breaking-all-records-for-buying-russian-oil-but-who-i s-the-surprise-buyer/cid/1910044?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Despite sanctions, the US is snapping up refined petroleum products from India made from Russian crude oil...

by Tom2 on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 09:34:45 PM EST
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Boris Pistorius to become Germany's next defense minister | CNBC |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 04:12:39 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 17th, 2023 at 04:13:24 PM EST
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Life is so very simpel .... Now we have a opportunity to remake the world .... WAR and CHAOS. 😳 🇺🇸 🇩🇪

Speech by Lars Klingbeil, FES Tiergarten Conference 2022 `Watershed Moment - The Start of a New Era' | June 21, 2022 |

When I was 11 years old, the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War was over. That was one of those moments. The idea of communism was dead and there was only this one path to the future: the path of liberal democracy. The clash of ideologies seemed to have been resolved. I never understood the insane idea of suppressing freedom behind walls. But that this attempt had been made left a deep impression on me.

When I was 23 and in New York for an internship, I witnessed the 9/11 attacks firsthand in that great city. The attacks changed my view of the world in many respects. They politicised me, shaped my relationship with the Bundeswehr and reinforced my interest in security policy.

And now: February 24, 2022. The beginning of the Russian war of aggression on Ukraine. A caesura for the European peace order. A `watershed moment'.

We are facing a huge political task. The old has ceased to exist, but the new has not yet begun.

Also published as an opinion piece ..

Op-Ed: What the Watershed Moment Means for German Foreign Policy

The Cold War never ceased dumb a$$ ... just 44 years old, missed the connection with reality. Truly wonder whether this guy has insight in historical facts and the ability to analyze the present situation and a vision for tomorrow without war! If he has talent for the military, he should train to become a general.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 06:32:50 PM EST
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< wipes tears >
by Cat on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 07:53:11 PM EST
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