Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Cerchiamo di chiarirci le idee e di ragionare un po’, nei limiti del possibile.
La Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel sostiene di avere una sua propria scala valoriale, che poi è soltanto quella liberal, ed ad essa condiziona ogni suo agire ed ogni suo rapporto.
Non vuole saperne di avere rapporti con stati e persone che non la abbiano pienamente accettata. Il tragico è che Frau Merkel è restata isolata dal punto di vista internazionale: i democratici hanno perso le elezioni negli Stati Uniti ed i socialisti sono scomparsi dalla Francia.
Tanto per ripassare la situazione, alcuni esempi.
«German Chancellor Merkel has arrived in the Saudi port city of Jeddah to hold talks with the kingdom’s authorities. Women’s rights are high on her agenda following massive criticism of Riyadh’s UN women’s body role …. dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women …. has raised fears that German arms were being misused»
Prontissima la risposta saudita:
«We will not cause any more problems for the German government with new requests for weapons»
Questi arabi: non ne vogliono proprio sapere di dimettersi e cedere il loro posto a delle femmine, né tanto meno sentono la imperiosa necessità di diventare omosessuali. Quindi la Germania ha rotto i rapporti.
«German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to help protect gay rights in Chechnya»
Chi mai avrebbe potuto immaginarselo. Nemmeno Mr Putin brucia dal desiderio di diventare gay per far piacere a Frau Merkel.
Ma Frau Merkel ha litigato anche con la Turkia, ottenendone alcuni brillanti risultati.
«we are not seeking to take part in new tenders in non-green countries …. Transparency International’s corruption index, and the Economist Intelligence Unit’s democracy index …. in alignment with the principles of the German Federal Government governing the export of small arms and light weapons»
Già: Heckler & Koch produce armi ma non le vende a chi ne abbia bisogno e voglia di usarle. Sembrerebbe che fabbrichi soprammobili per conventi carmelitani.
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Manco a dirlo che Frau Merkel abbia litigato anche con Mr Trump, il Presidente degli Stati Uniti.
Uno dei tanti risultati ottenuti è stato mestamente riassunto dal Deutsche Welle:
Ma chi mai è la Germania? Chi si crede di essere Frau Merkel?
Domandiamoci allora quanto vale la Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel per potersi permettere simili comportamenti.
In altre parole, quali poteri impositivi della propria volontà ha?
«Washington’s air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.»
Ma mica solo ai ribelli siriani.
«Weapons flown from Ramstein to Turkey»
«a spokeswoman for Germany’s Ministry of Economic Affairs confirmed that Germany has not approved weapons transfers through Ramstein air base since 2010.»
Al sodo. Gli americani sono in Germania e ci fanno ciò che loro aggrada.
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Gli americani riforniscono di armi chiunque loro interessi dalla base che hanno in Germania a Ramstein, facendosi un baffo a torciglione, uno di qua e l’altro di là, di quello che avrebbe voluto la Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel: semplicemente la ignorano.
Per un personaggio politico l’essere ignorato è il colmo del disonore. In campo internazionale vale ancor meno di Mr Hollande.
→ Deutsche Welle. 2017-09-14. US sent weapons to Syria through Ramstein military base – report
Washington’s air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.
The US military has been using its massive air base in western Germany to arm rebel groups in Syria without Berlin’s permission, according to a report from German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published on Wednesday.
The US military may have violated German law with the alleged weapons transfers as the German government has not approved any weapons transports of this type since the conflict in Syria began in 2011.
The report was published after months of collaborative research among the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN).
The data was gathered from internal emails from the US military, interviews with whistleblowers, official reports and databanks from the US as well as the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.
Weapons flown from Ramstein to Turkey
According to the Süddeutsche report, private service providers with the US military have been purchasing weapons and ammunition in eastern Europe since 2013.
The Russian-designed weapons, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, were sent from factories in Serbia, Bosnia, Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic and found their way to US command centers in Turkey and Jordan.
The weapons then made their way into the region either through ports in Romania and Bulgaria — or through the US military air base in Germany, the report said.
The purchases were part of a US Department of Defense program to arm Syrian rebels in northern Syria to fight against the so-called “Islamic State” in Raqqa.
What did Berlin know?
The German government denied any knowledge of arms transfers out of Ramstein, but Süddeutsche argued that Berlin must have known about it, but perhaps didn’t want to know all the details.
The paper cites a 2015 report from a Serbian newspaper about arms that were being flown by the US military to Ramstein with the end-goal of Syria. They also cited a 2016 UN weapons export report that listed 11,970 assault rifles and 50 heavy machine guns that were sent from Serbia to a “US military base in Germany.”
Speaking with German DPA news agency on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Germany’s Ministry of Economic Affairs confirmed that Germany has not approved weapons transfers through Ramstein air base since 2010.
“Of course we assume that the US government is aware of German law and the current arms embargoes,” the spokeswoman added.
Washington denies report
A spokeswoman with the US Special Operation Command (SOCOM) told Süddeutsche that no weapons that were intended for use in Syria were being stored in Germany or being sent to Syria via US military bases in Germany.
However, the SOCOM statement explicitly said these transfers were not taking place on planes chartered to Syria. When asked whether the weapons are being sent to Syrian rebels in another way, such as through military vehicles, the spokeswoman declined to comment.
According to the German paper, the US military did declare shipments from eastern Europe, saying that they were “for defense purposes in direct use by the US government,” but added that the weapons were to be used as “support for American training programs or security cooperation work.”
Süddeutsche warned that if Washington gave false statements to German agencies, there could be serious consequences for the US military, including barring them from further arms exports.
US activities at the Ramstein air base, which is the headquarters of the US Air Forces in Europe, have drawn protests, particularly over its role in the US drone program.