From the God Help Us All files:
[Despite having the fourth largest economy in the world,] the German military is not fit for purpose, according to Hans-Peter Bartels, the German parliamentary ombudsman charged with overseeing the country's armed forces, known as the Bundeswehr.
"The military forces are tired," Bartels remarked in an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt on Wednesday, a day after he released a report that depicted Germany's military as small, demoralized, and struggling to fulfill missions with malfunctioning equipment. "There are too many things missing."
The German military is tired? From what? Typing too fast??
Yeah, yeah, Nazis and all that. The Germans don't want to revive the militaristic ideas that led Germany to rampage across Europe twice in the last century.
The Russians are getting all Russia-like and I think Middle Eastern migrants can put more infantry into the streets of Germany than the German army could. But the chance of the Fourth Reich is the real threat.
Get over that Stomponeuropeophobia, will you?
Let me try to apply the clue bat to the Germans again:
I keep reading that the Germans hate their militaristic past so much that they don't want to fight.
Let's try applying the clue bat to Germany's collective skull on this issue.
Conquering and setting up death camps under the shield of a powerful military? That's bad. By all means, don't do that.
Having a military capable of fighting death cult enemies or stopping the Russians from moving west? Well, that's a good thing. Try doing that.
Seriously, Germany should try doing the latter. Defending the West is a good thing. Really.