Monday, May 29, 2017

AFP -- Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

At the G7 summit, which perhaps now should be called the “G-1-plus-6”, Trump decided not to endorse the 2015 Paris Agreement on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that set out a global action plan to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming.

During a meeting with fellow NATO leaders in Brussels, Trump decided not to endorse NATO’s mutual defense pledge, known as Article 5.

Then there was his outrageous behavior of pushing the prime minister of Montenegro out of his way in order to stand in front of other country’s leaders, adjusting his jacket and putting his chin in the air, an arrogant snub that can only be interpreted as look, I am better than you.

Trump’s displayed ignorance of foreign relationships in regard to maintaining a solid foreign policy by calling for US allies to assume more responsibility for their own security, and his “goon display of ignorance of other languages, cultures or even basic manners” are unfitting of any leader of any country, least of all the President of the United States of America.
Germany’s Angela Merkel called her experience with Trump, “six against one” discussions very difficult, not to say unsatisfactory.”

Europe is faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency. While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, "we have to fight for our own destiny", Merkel said.

Yes, Chancellor Merkel, we do have to “fight for our own destiny." We all are threatened by the presidency of Donald Trump.

However, Chancellor Merkel, “We shall return…

To our allies who fear we have lost our way, I say ‘We shall return.’ To our adversaries and enemies who gleefully mark our chaotic state, I warn ‘We shall return.’ And to all of you who wonder about the future, I plead to not give up. ‘We shall return.’ -- Dan Rather

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners