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and Kosovo wars:

German diplomacy is a joke, precisely because Germany does not have an army behind it. And so, we all wait around while many people get killed until uncle Sam finally comes to the rescue. Classic EU statecraft led by Germany.

Germany recognised states (thinking esp. but not only Croatia) it had no business taking the lead in recognising, as it had no intention nor wherewithal to actually take responsibility for that action. (And no, social democratic idealists, it is not reasonable to say "ah the bad Serbs they are responsible for everything! If they hadn't attacked and yada yada yada," because you deal, in such matters, with the way things really are, and not as you think they ought to be.

At least the French and the Brits are capable of taking care of their own diplomatic back yard, whatever else you can say about it. Of course, Ukraine is Germany's diplomatic back yard. And as Stalin said, how many divisions?

And we all wonder why Victoria Nuland is so bellicose? What choice does she have? Unlike many social democratic types in the EU, she remembers her recent Balkan wars history...

The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet. Winston Churchill

by r------ on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 07:09:35 AM EST
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