Merkel: A Farewell Look
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. This is probably the last Russian-German summit with the participation of Merkel, who is leaving her post this fall.
Putin has always had a certain sympathy for Germany. This is his personal experience, knowledge of the country, and language. And the geopolitical orientation towards the construction of a Greater Europe – from Vladivostok to Dublin – where Germany is called upon to objectively play the main role. Germany is the core of the European sovereign economy. Like France in the post-World War II world – primarily under De Gaulle – has traditionally been the core of sovereign politics. Franco-German alliance and became the basis of United Europe. Initially, it was planned very differently than it turned out. Europe was supposed to become an independent pole of a multipolar world – independent of both us and the United States, and at the same time maintaining friendly ties with both. Europe in the last 30 years has not depended much on us, but on the USA, on the contrary, excessively.
This turns Europe from a sovereign pole into a dependent military colony, into a base for American troops. And every free will in Europe is paralyzed by obedient American vassals – primarily from among the countries of Eastern Europe. They got rid of us only to grovel to Washington. They cannot bear any responsibility for Europe and are not going to. They only interfere with everything.
So Europe – a real sovereign Franco-German Europe – is paralyzed, postponed indefinitely. In place of her some kind of misunderstanding. And Germany Merkel is the economic core of this misunderstanding. Not a very honorable role …
In the early 2000s, during the US invasion of Iraq, sovereign Europe, represented by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and French President Jacques Chirac, tried to assert itself for the last time. Then a fantastically promising Paris-Berlin-Moscow axis was outlined. This would be a breakthrough towards multipolarity. Then Germany almost chose the alternative to the liberalism path of Keynesian Oscar Lafontaine, teacher of passionate Sarah Wagenknecht. And Chirac openly announced a return to De Gaulle’s policy. Putin, for his part, provided the Eurasian dimension of this construction.
Washington trembled as the liberal globalist construct and US sole hegemony were called into question. All efforts were devoted to neutralizing the multipolar threat and the impending European continentalism in harmony with Russian Eurasianism. It was then that Merkel replaced Schroeder, who naturally moved to Gazprom, and Sarkozy – Chirac. Instead of La Fontaine, Merkel again came liberals, and Sarkozy only parodied Gaullism. The Paris-Berlin-Moscow axis was undermined. European sovereignty has been postponed.
But, as it turned out, Merkel, for all her Atlanticism, turned out to be not the worst chancellor. Yes, in critical situations, she always sided with the United States. But when she could, she tried to soften relations with Russia. In the end, without her personal support, Nord Stream 2 would not have taken place. Of course, this is in the vital interests of Germany. Well, for Washington, that’s not an argument at all. The United States does not recognize allies and partners: those who care for them are their puppets and must do what they are ordered to do.
Angela Merkel perfectly understood the rules of the game and accepted them. But still, still … There was something truly German and even East German, Prussian in her. The Germans are not the kind of people who can be ruled like slaves. Therefore, Frau Merkel looked at the Russian president with a special eye. In it, if desired, one could recognize something continental, something multipolar, and even something Eurasian. But Angela Merkel hid it carefully.
At a meeting with Putin, the outgoing German chancellor gives Putin this last look. Yes, this is not Schroeder. But that’s not the worst. There is a chance that after Merkel Germany will be headed by someone significantly worse. But the German soul has many layers. Who knows what else …
Merkel’s farewell visit is accompanied by the launch of Nord Stream 2. Merkel did not make Europe a sovereign one. But the stream defended. And this is one of the essential components of the energy autarky of Europe.
And that’s good. Goodbye Angela.