60 Prominent Germans Appeal Against Another War In Europe

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  1. poncho

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    We, the undersigned, appeal to the Federal Government of Germany to assume its responsibility for peace in Europe. We need a new policy of détente in Europe. This is only possible on the basis of equal security for all and mutually respected partners. The German government is not pursuing a go-it-alone policy, as long as it continues to call, during this stalemate, for calm and dialogue with Russia. The need of the Russians for security is as legitimate as is that of the Germans, the Poles, the Baltic States, and the Ukrainians.

    We must also not push Russia out of Europe.... Since the Congress of Vienna in 1814, Russia has been a recognized global player in Europe. All who have tried to change that have failed violently, the last being the megalomaniacal Germany of Hitler, which set out in 1941 to murderously subjugate Russia.

    We call upon the members of the German Bundestag, delegated by the people as their political representatives, to deal appropriately with the seriousness of the situation. . . . Whoever is constructing a bogeyman, putting the blame on only one side, is exacerbating tensions, when the signals should be for de-escalation.

    We appeal to the media, to more scrupulously adhere to their obligation to provide unbiased reporting than they have hitherto done. Editorialists and leading commentators are demonizing entire nations, without fully taking their histories into account. Any journalist experienced in foreign affairs would understand the Russians’ fear, since members of NATO in 2008 invited Georgia and Ukraine to join the Alliance. It is not about Putin. Heads of state come and go. What is at stake is Europe.

    On October 3, 1990, the Day of German Reunification, Federal President Richard von Weizäcker said: “The Cold War has been overcome, and freedom and democracy will soon be in place in all countries. . . . This is a challenge. We can achieve it, but we can also fail. We are facing the clear alternative to unite Europe or fall back again into painful historical examples of nationalist conflicts in Europe.”

    Until the Ukraine conflict, we here in Europe thought we were on the right track. Today, a quarter of a century later, Richard von Weizäcker’s warning is more apropos than ever.

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    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-12-26/60-prominent-germans-appeal-against-another-war-europe-it-not-about-putin-what-stake
     
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    Bunch of Commies, Hollywood types, and tree huggers. I bet! And from East Germany moren likely!
     
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    And so you'd like to see them all dead wouldn't you? Meine Ehre Heisst Treue!
     
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    Tell you the truth poncho, ! never did like to see dead people. Reminds me of my own mortality i guess specially at my age. But lil ole ponch he is different. At the "wake" he jus go hog wild, so to speak! I mean that lil rascal just don't care about anything kept banging on that whatever he plays! Nobody let him come near a funeral service.

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    You and your RINO buddies sure are working hard to get millions of us killed so you can satisfy your need to feel "patriotic".
     
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    West wants to end confrontation with Russia over Ukraine – EU foreign policy chief

    Luckily there are people that have regained some sense of sanity . . . oh look and they don't even need a monkey to do their talking for them.

    Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, identified Ukraine as one of the top conflicts worrying Europe, especially regarding its impact on the eurozone’s relations with Russia.

    During an interview with Italy's la Repubblica newspaper, Mogherini suggested opening up direct dialogue with Moscow.

    “On the one hand, we should strengthen our support for Ukraine, where the internal economic situation could very quickly become very serious. And, on the other hand, we should begin a direct debate with Moscow on our relations and the role Russia could play in other scenarios of the crisis,” Mogherini said.

    “Even in Kiev everyone asks the question of how the conflict could be brought to an end,” the official added, saying that the situation is “very difficult for Russia.” She added that it is in Moscow’s interest to “cooperate.”


    http://rt.com/news/218271-eu-confrontation-ukraine-russia/
     
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