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    Germany "totally controlled", "captive" by Russia: Trump

    BRUSSELS President Donald Trump unleashed his most remarkable broadside yet against a European ally on Wednesday, accusing Germany of being "totally controlled by Russia" and of not meeting its obligations to the NATO alliance.

    "Germany, as far Im concerned, is captive to Russia," Trump said.

    Trump's extraordinary rhetoric signaled that he would continue his aggressive, America-first attitude toward the United States' closest allies even as he himself prepares to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week in an effort to improve U.S.-Russian relations.

    Speaking to reporters after Trumps remarks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel shot back that she would not be lectured about Russian control of Germany, having grown up in the Soviet-dominated East Germany.

    I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union," she said, without mentioning Trump by name.
    More: Trump blasts US ally Germany as 'captive to Russia' in tense opening of NATO summit

    I'm not sure if he was trying to insult Merkel, flatter Putin before their summit, or both...

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    The figurative mouth on that guy.

    I think this all spawns from simple intellectual jealousy. Trump simply hates everyone smarter than him.

    Sadly that is pretty much everyone.

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    I think it is purely an attempt to embarrass Germany into buying US LNG.
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    It's time for a wake up call. Trump is sounding the alarm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    It's time for a wake up call. Trump is sounding the alarm.
    Alarm about what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Alarm about what?
    Germany making themselves energy dependent on Russia.

    Also, and secondary, Germany approving of the new pipeline that circumvents Ukraine that goes through the Baltics, so that Russia can control Ukraine far easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    Germany making themselves energy dependent on Russia.

    Also, and secondary, Germany approving of the new pipeline that circumvents Ukraine that goes through the Baltics, so that Russia can control Ukraine far easier.
    And you seriously think Trump gives a fuck about these things? Especially about Ukraine? haha

    He only wants his American industrialist oligarch buddies from the LNG sector to get their piece of the pie, that's all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    It's time for a wake up call. Trump is sounding the alarm.
    Trump caused even more damage. Trump's Iran deal played right into Putin's hands. That is what makes his anger at Germany so laughable.

    Trump's real reason in wanting the +7 to pull out of the Iran deal was to hurt the Iranian economy. He was hoping to hurt Iran's oil revenues and put domestic pressure on the Ayatollahs. It backfired on Trump when the EU did not go along with Trump's sanctions. When the EU did not go along with not purchasing Iranian oil. And backfired even more as tariffs on China caused China to stop purchasing US domestic oil. 40% of US oil exports was to China.

    Saudi and Russia slipped in to fill the oil from the US. Earning Russia hard currency that helps them to fight off what little sanctions place on Russia by Congess.

    Russia is building two huge Natgas pipelines to gernany which will help Germany transition fro Nuclear...off coal onto natgas


    This hurts Trump coal buddies bigly. Coal exports suffer...and Remember when China was buying all that specialized US Coal with coke in that is used in the manufacture of steel.

    Oh shit steel Trump is placing tariffs on.

    Trump is a mess. If Trump isn't fucking something up..he eating KFC or playing golf.
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    Trump will come back from his mouth running trip with a commitment to and joint resolution / statement on NATO (the Senate told him where to stick his rhetoric on NATO), a continued commitment to move "towards" a 2% goal in military spending by NATO partners (same as before) , no 4% insanity spending goal he just threw out, he will not make any influence on Germany in their dealings with natural gas, and Putin will bitch slap him behind closed doors for having criticized a Russian pipeline.

    And somehow, you and him will make this a big win for Trump. Because... bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher View Post
    It's time for a wake up call. Trump is sounding the alarm.
    Or he is being a loudmouthed, ignorant asshole who hides behind Twitter making stupid ass charges.

    Which of those two is most likely? Sounding an alarm or being an ignorant asshole?
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