Germany: ‘We No Longer Recognise America As A Superpower’

Germany no longer recognise America as a superpower

Germany has announced that it no longer recognises America as the world’s ‘superpower’ and claims that U.S. dominance is ‘fading under the Trump administration.’

Speaking at a foreign policy forum in Berlin Tuesday, Germany’s foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said “the global dominance of the United States is slowly becoming history.” 

Rt.com reports: He noted that the “withdrawal of the United States under Donald Trump from its reliable role as a guarantor of western-led multilateralism accelerates a change of the world order with immediate consequences for German and European interests.”

“Germany can no longer simply react to US policy but must establish its own position… even after Trump leaves the White House, relations with the US will never be the same,” Gabriel is cited as saying.

Gabriel accused the US of “no longer see(ing) the world as a global community, but as a fighting arena where everyone has to seek their own advantage,” Deutsche Welle reported. However, he noted that Europe has to step up to the plate and more strictly define its interests in order to be a major global player.

“As the US has withdrawn from the international stage, nobody has turned to the European Union,” Gabriel said. He claimed the bloc no longer stands for a specific set of values, and accused its members of treating the EU “as if they have a second one in their hip pocket.”

“We have to describe our own positions and, if necessary, draw red lines” which would be “based on our own interests,” he said, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Gabriel said that although the US will remain Europe’s closest ally, differences with Washington need to be addressed and dealt with in strict terms, AP reported. He cited controversial moves by Washington, including sanctions on Russia which threaten European energy companies, and the increased risk of war if the Iran nuclear deal – dubbed the “worst deal ever negotiated” by Trump – collapses. He also noted the possibility of conflict in the Middle East if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“Today, this world has become far more uncomfortable and long since we realize that even with great economic prosperity, there is no comfortable place on the sidelines of international politics for us, neither for us Germans nor for us Europeans,” Gabriel said.

The foreign minister also said that he sees Germany and France as being the two driving forces in Europe. He added that he would like to see the French “become a bit more German” in financial matters, and Germany to “become more French in security matters.”

Gabriel’s Tuesday comments come after German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a similar statement earlier this year. “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands, of course in friendship with the United States, in friendship with Great Britain, with good neighborly relations wherever possible, also with Russia and other countries – but we have to know that we have to fight for our future and our fate ourselves as Europeans,” she said following the G7 summit in May.

  • monica

    And i no longer recognize the country called Germany – it’s now called Somaliarabia or something like that . i feel sorry for all the remaining Aryans in that territory, where do they go now ? [ South Pole, Neuschwabia ?]

    • Elizabeth Lucca

      I do not feel sorry since it is their fault. Ignorant ppl in Germany again are the sheep like the ones in 1930s following evil Adolph and now they fallow evil Markel

      • Angela merky baby

        Adolf…Merkel ..ffs get it right

    • fuckingclassicMonica

      lol @ Somaliarabie… fuking classic Monica

  • JC

    Shut up you fat nazi douche bag! You should be shot, hung, and burned at the stake for the atrocities you have committed against Germany et. al. BTW… do us a favor and put your burka on, we all know you want to…

    • Elizabeth Lucca

      LOL thats so funny

  • stupidfukencroutfukkas

    What a stupid comment.. The u.s is a shitbag country… nobody can argue that…but..they are still the SUPERPOWER.. well and fucking truly…without a doubt… stupid fuken crouts.. always shooting their crout mouths off… Germany does and always has suffered from…low self esteem… meet a german and in 5 mins you will say…typical fucken stupid crout fukka… lol shut the fuck up Germany you are as usual making a dickhead of yourself

    • Manual Paleologos

      You’re drooling all over your keyboard.

  • Elizabeth McMasters

    Get that disgusting Hillary out of this PHOTO!!! She’s beyond corrupt and would have made the most horrific POTUS as well as Trump..If she were POTUS right now we would be in a nuke war because this psycho completely, along w/Obama blew up the entire Middle East..I find her disgusting and revolting and a criminal to the nth degree..She needs to be in prison for treason..talk about Russia..This bitch is the one who sold Uranium 1 to Russia and made $148 million to add to her Clinton Global Slush fund..She’s sooo disgustingly gross..We got totally screwed on this election.She did NOT win the General elections either..Bernie Sanders did and he would be POTUS right now if not for putting up the WORST Dem nomination in the history of the Dem’s..YUCK and twice..Now we have this dude..Jesus..REALLY,,,We need a 3rd party..The Dem’s suck.That’s why I left the party. FOREVER. They are exactly like the GOP..There is NO difference…The GOP sucks..WE have to do w/out these disgusting idiots running this country..They are all the EXACT SAME.. I’M REVOLTED… 3rd party progressives please…DO NOT TAKE MONEY FROM GROSS CORPORATE DONORS AND THE SOROS JERKS AND KOCH BROTHERS..THE LIST IS ENDLESS.. ONLY FROM THE PEOPLE.. OVER AND OUT..OUR COUNTRY IS SCREWED W/THE IDIOTS RUNNING DC RIGHT NOW..WE ARE SCREWED..FIRST TIME IN MY life that I’ve actually made a conscious decision to move the hell out of the United States..I’ve lived here my entire life but I see where this country is going..Straight to HELL…these idiots want all the money and wealth to go only to the top 1%,..Not a chance in hell will my hard earned money help more jack asses become wealthy..They’re all billionaires…Trillions now spent on WARS based on BS lies..Anyone who purposely joins the military is insane.. They’re truly insane..You’ll be sent off to war for no war..only to murder innocent people for theft of natural resources and to put in people only the U.S wants in…This is the insanity of it all..The U.S is the true terrorist of the world. Let’s venture back to George H.W. and George W and even Bill Clinton..corrupt, loser, scumbags… No thanks!! This is why we’re in the crappy situation we’re in!!!! Oh yeah, it’s time to leave!!!!! I am so happy I’m OUT of here..I’ll hold dual residency but I am not about to watch this country spend every cent that the middle class makes to go to rich oligarchs and wars.This is BS!!!

    • Donald W Hanson

      Don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!!!!!!

  • Steven Fiorito

    In short, Trump disrupted their little globalist plot. The hints of their plan for a NWO and one world government are all seeping out all over the place in their comments. Trump is the only significant thing that stands in their way. God bless Donald Trump.

    • Jonathan Osborne

      Trump is destroying America. Either you’re too stupid to realize it or you’re happy that America is failing. Which is it?

      • Steven Fiorito

        Can you explain your stupid, unfounded, based on zero fact statement. The stock market is setting records, the economy is exploding, the GDP is around 4 percent for the first time in years, unemployment is at a low not seen since before Obama took office. He’s gotten us out of trade deals that are bad for America. The only people that have a problem are the globalists and people who want a free ride on the backs of American taxpayers. Is that the “ruining” you’re talking about? If so, keep “Ruining” America Trump!

  • Joe Olympus

    Just tells me Trump is doing all the right things. Good luck Germany:)

    • Jonathan Osborne

      Then you are an idiot and clearly hate America.

  • Manual Paleologos

    Perhaps we should have done to West Germany, what the Russians did to the east. Strip the place bare and cart off all their industries and property. Who cares what the pisant Germans think. They once were a country. They are now a joke.

    They do breed nice dogs.

  • Gnome_Chumpskie

    How’s that whole thousand year reich thing working out for ya, hun?