Thursday, May 31, 2012

Strange Nach Osten

The Russians under Putin are getting just a little too strange for the Germans to like:

Relations between Germany and Russia appear to be approaching a new ice age. Berlin is more dependent on Moscow than ever before, but Merkel has little trust in newly re-elected President Vladimir Putin. She would like to strengthen the opposition.

Merkel doesn't trust Putin? Go on!

I don't mind if German-Russian relations get a little frosty. Especially if the alternative is a compliant Germany under threat from Russia.

 I figure strained relations with Russia tend to remind the Germans that we are their best friend and ally.