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G20 Summit: Is the US Losing its Global Leadership?

G20 US leadership

Fact is, it’s the other way round: Global leadership has lost he US – and for good.

The Buenos Aires G20 summit cemented, what really is US president Trump’s political strategy: Washington does not even care for a US leadership role – it’s just cutting deals. Trade trouble with China? The intermediate fixing sounds easy and fair: Trump stops tariffs on 200 billion US$ imports from China – and Beijing agrees to buy more US goods, mainly in the sectors agriculture, energy and industry, but without commitment to defined thresholds as yet; and in the aftermath, Trump tweeted, that Chinese tariffs on US cars, recently raised to a whopping 40%, would be reduced; Beijing had lowered other cars‘ tariffs  from 25% to 15%...


CDU Regime Change

Germany’s political elite in turmoil: Angela Merkel leaves the chair of her Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) party soon – and chancellorship in 2021.

Nearly a dozen candidates ponder the idea of a candidacy for the stewardship of Germany’s strongest party. But one of them immediately heated expectations: Friedrich Merz, 62, head of America’s main influence peddling institution „Atlantic Bridge“, board chairman of more companies of the financial sector than fit into a single tweet and former rival to Merkel, among them the German section of global leader BlackRock...


Merz statt Merkel?!? – Schmerz statt Murksel!

Jetzt schlägt’s 13!! Selten so klar Recht behalten in 24 Stunden! Dieser Tag in Beiträgen:

Gestern, 17:26 Uhr:

Merkel geht – KEIN Wachwechsel in Deutschland
Wer die jammervolle Riege der möglichen Nachfolge-Kandidaten ansieht, weiß: die Kartelle bleiben an der Macht, Washington bleibt mächtig, vor allem der deep state. WIE mächtig, lässt sich nicht einmal an den Kandidaten sehen – ALLE stecken tief im Sumpf.
Merkels Lieblingsnachfolge, CDU-Generalsekretärin Kramp-Karrenbauer, wird im Monat bis zum Parteitag HH hart ringen müssen. Sie ist nach außen hin blass geblieben und hat intern kaum Hausmacht, weil ihr saarländischer Landesverband so klein ist. Merkel wird kaum für sie kämpfen...


The Hushed-Up Summit Success

Seven year-old Syria conflict gets a shiny new peace building format – while western propaganda media look the other way.

That’s certainly unprecedented but interesting and symptomatic: The biggest German daily „Süddeutsche“ squeezes a few lines on its front page governed by regional elections in  the state of Hesse and the umpteenth article on the truly terrible and deplorable synagogue killing spree in Pittsburgh, USA. Leading opinion shapers such as „Spiegel online“ and New York Times enumerate a few dry facts – and that’s it: Russian president Putin, his Turkish colleague Erdoğan, German chancellor Merkel and French president Macron met on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Istanbul overlooking the Bosporus...


Germany’s Role In Syria And In The Middle East

Germany’s actual policies range a far cry from what is possible and constructive.

The Middle East today is one of seven zones globally, where Washington either prepares for war ore is already actively involved in ongoing conflicts. The other six zones are: Middle Eastern Europe with special crisis area Ukraine, Africa with several hot spots – Libya in the forefront, both Koreas: North and South, The China Sea, both south and east, Diaoyu Island case involving Japan, South America focussing presently on Venezuela – but keeping the whole subcontinent under permanent interference  pressure – and, last not least: the Arctic...


Ist Merkel Jüdin? Peinliches Versehen im Bundespresseamt!

Manchmal, ganz selten, führt trockene, alltägliche Arbeit auch zu einem überraschenden kleinen Erfolg.

Ich hatte heute um 17:10 mit dem Büro des Chefs vom Dienst im Bundespresseamt telefoniert, am Telefon eine gut gelaunte junge Dame, das Gespräch war nett und freundlich. Ich kündigte meine schriftliche Anfrage an.

Mitten in angestrengter Arbeit an einem neuen Beitrag für die russischen Freunde von, erreicht mich plötzlich nebenstehende überraschende Nachricht – 18:04:

Darauf folgte dann diese recht knappe Mitteilung (links nebenstehend) – 18:06:

Diese wiederum hat zu meiner Antwort (links) geführt.

Bedauerlicherweise bleiben die Tatsachen wieder auf der Strecke.

Das Bundespresseamt drückt sich vor Beantwortung der Frage nach Angela Merkels jüdischen Vorfah...


Putin-Merkel Meeting: Stakes And Hopes

It’s good they talk – but how good are the talks, really?

German chancellor Merkel meets with two Russians: foreign affairs minister Lavrov and army head Gerassimov – in Berlin, July 24, 2018. But then, observers ask themselves about the astonishing feat, that Gerassimov is allowed into the EU though he is barred from entering by sanctions dating back to 2014, after Moscow succeeded in saving Crimea from the multi-criminal chaos ruling Kiev-dominated parts of Ukraine.

I. The Lavrov-Gerassimov Meeting

Dry facts are, that Berlin had to ask the EU’s consent prior to the meeting, received it without delay – and the Russian duo went to Israel first, from there to Berlin and subsequently continued for talks with French president Macron in Paris...


Reliable Partners? EU Foreign Policy and the Iran Nuclear Agreement JCPoA

The world is watching how Washington’s vassals fail to stand up for their international reputation and fair treatment of contract partners – a turning point in EU history!
Pakistan’s famed president, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, truly lost no time. As soon as the ink was dry on the secret behind-the-scenes agreement with the US, allowing Pakistan development of its own nuclear weapon to balance Soviet-backed India’s, he set out on a sales trip unprecedented in world’s history and unparalleled ever since. This happened in 1972...


Refugees, Mass Migration – and a German Government Crisis

Germany is facing deeper problems than the ones discussed today – and much tougher choices: The whole political/financial system appears at stake.

The current German government crisis has three reasons. The least important is the personal chemistry and longstanding political competition between Bavarian ex-prime minister Horst Seehofer, turned federal Home Secretary in the present federal government in spring – and a truly strong international player, chancellor Angela Merkel.
Next in line is the mass influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, leaving behind tough conditions in various camps in Turkey, Lebanon and the North African shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea. In Germany they are called “refugees” by the big mass media, but in fact they are economic migrants.
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Future German-US Relations: A Cursed Fate?

INF Testfall

The quasi-colonialist reclusive regime could yet again pitch Germans against their neighbors.

In 1988, the year before German re-unification came up, a then friend of mine, a dedicated CIA influence agent, US citizen told me about covert US preparation of re-unification: „In Germany, we are buying anybody with legs!“ He conducted his personal poll of friends: Would Germans be obedient after regaining their national unity? My diplomatic answer ran: „Germans will never forget, who helped them to win back their home country as a whole. But the stability of the friendship towards the US will depend on whether or not correct and fair democratic policies will continue.“

Not only did fair and correct policies not survive the downfall of the Soviet Union: Washington’s policies look nowaday...