Comments on: A return of “ignore Germany” under Obama? Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Hattie Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:19:55 +0000 Tough bananas, I say. I just think Obama thinks Germany can take care of itself. But Germans love to get their knickers in a twist about how everyone ignores them when after all aren’t they so superior?
And have you noticed? The cold war is over, so all this stuff about Commies and Socialists does not resonate the way it used to.

By: R Fri, 29 May 2009 22:27:19 +0000 Bill, you should probably quiet down and let the big kids talk. You sound like a middle school-aged child when you spout nonsense like comparing Democrats to Communists. Communists are much more far left on the spectrum than the typical Democrat, just liked Fascists and Republicans are both right-wing, but Fascists are much more far right.
Maybe you should look up what being a Democrat (or a Socialist or Communist, for that matter) actually means.

By: Mo Fri, 29 May 2009 20:31:16 +0000 The US-German relationship isn’t as special as many Atlanticists would have you believe. Even with Merkel, Germany’s Foreign Policy have changed in rhetoric but not in reality.

1) Germany has provided no troops to occupy Iraq.
2) Germany has opposed sending more troops to Afghanistan.
3) Germany opposes NATO membership for Ukraine and Georgia.
4) Germany sees Russia as a strategic partner and considers Russia’s interests.
5) Germany is in favour of greater financial regulation, US and UK oppose it.
6) Germany has ordered its gold held by the NY Fed Res back.

You can say the same thing about France.

By: Bill Fri, 29 May 2009 18:21:18 +0000 What did you expect? The new president is a Democrat (democrat=socialist), (socialist=communist), It is not surprising that a Democrat would snub a Noble Republic like Germany. At least not to us Americans who actually pay attention.

By: Nikkei 225 Fri, 29 May 2009 15:57:40 +0000 Well it looks like Germany and Japan can shake hands, the US is giving the cold shoulder to two of their closest allies. Alienating the number two and four economies of the world isn’t a smart move to say the least. But at the moment you get the impression that me, myself and China is all that matters to the US.

By: Gray Thu, 28 May 2009 17:19:59 +0000 “no deal had been sealed”
That’s a very US-friendly, restrained statement. Actually, some of the words uttered by usually very diplomatic German politicians were: “bizarre”, “outrage”, “disaster”, “chaos”, “scandalous”, “shocking”.

Hmm, why didn’t Reuters quote at least some of those statements, like AFP did, to show the reader the real level of German infuriation?