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German military on the rise.

It may appear that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s lack of experience on the world stage was evident when he made his first public appearance during the Munich Security Conference. Munich Security Conference on Saturday when he dismissed the remarks made by a Russian chief earlier that week in an event with Scholz held in Moscow, saying that events unfolding in Ukraine’s eastern regions amount to “genocide.”

Scholz laughed and said, “Putin is coming to claim that in Donbas, there’s something resembling genocide. This is absurd, and we must be specific about it.” What caused Scholz to enter the minefield he’s only ever seen. It was deliberate in his actions.

Maybe, Scholz believed it was perfect politics in front of all the influential American politicians in the crowd in Munich to publicly declare his distancing from Russia at a time. The U.S. media has been ridiculing the fact that Germany has ceased to be an ally for western countries.

Scholz will likely be aware that there is an unwritten rule about the term “genocide” being uttered from the mouth of a German politician. It is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. Based on a rough estimate, the genocides perpetrated by the Nazis only amount to 16315,000 people. Germany is the world’s champion in this bloody chapter of human history, and it is unlikely ever to be surpassed.

Scholz’s gaffe won’t end this time. It’s been a recurring theme in the ongoing conflict that is brewing between Russia and the West. In a way, Scholz could have ended up accidentally by drawing the attention of Moscow’s concerns about the humanitarian crisis that is brewing in Donbas in the region in which millions of Russians reside. Moscow will provide to Scholz all documentation of the genocide Putin has referred to.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Saturday, “My message to colleagues in the German Foreign Ministry is this Concerning the remarks made by the German Chancellor Scholz. We will provide evidence regarding mass graves that have been discovered in the region for the German government to investigate.”

Zakharova revealed that these documents were shared with Washington, but Moscow has kept them out of the public domain because their content was “unbearable.” Scholz certainly has a challenging week ahead.

What’s the cause of all this? First of all, Germany’s involvement in the Ukraine issue is highly controversial. Germany actively pushed for the unrest in Ukraine in the latter part of 2013 to pressure then-President Viktor Yanukovich to hurry through his country’s E.U. membership. German intelligence-supported protests on the streets in Kyiv and Berlin were arm-twisting, which eventually forced Yanukovich to concede to holding mid-term elections to test the people’s will.

Agents of provocateurs from western intelligence stationed snipers on various points of view to assault the security forces. Germany, France, and Russia agreed that this was the most effective way to break the impasse. However, within the first 48 hours of that agreement, the protests took a violent direction on Kyiv’s central square.

To make a long story short, In the end, the Ukrainian security apparatus fell apart, Yanukovich fled the country, and a pro-Russian government was formed within Kyiv with the power of the street of extreme nationalists, led by Neo-Nazi elements.

The truth is that Germany was a part of stabilizing Ukraine. The events in Ukraine expose the falsehood that its offensive against foreign policy promotes freedom and democracy. In truth, the Berlin government has been working with an opposition group with its leaders, including Oleh Tyahnybok from the neo-fascist All-Ukrainian Union, or “Svoboda.” (Tyahnybok has recently stated that Russia will have to be “dismembered” and split into “20 nations-states”!)

Germany played a similarly dubious part in negotiating the negotiations for Minsk Accords. The Steinmeier Formula proposing special status for the region that is separatist is a compromise plan named after the current German president; however, Berlin has since withdrawn from its obligations to guide the government in Kyiv to enforce the agreement. Perhaps, Germany took note of American desires.

Given the dark backdrop and the main question, what is Germany doing?

The core of the issue lies in Germany is currently on the path to militarisation three times in the last century. The rising German ambitions are being expressed, first by the then Foreign Minister and the President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a Bundestag speech, and later in a speech to the Munich Security Conference — in the latter part of January and February, in a sense, it was Germany. It was “too large and important” to limit itself to “making comments on global politics on the sidelines.”

Even though Germany can act as a catalyst to overall European security and foreign policy, and the use of military force was not an option in the last instance, it should no longer be denied! Steinmeier stated that Germany bore a particular obligation in global affairs because of its economic strength and geographic position in central Europe. Steinmeier added, “We acknowledge our responsibility.”

This marked the spot of the truth that was the moment of truth in German history. Germany was saying goodbye to its post-World Wars 2 self-diminution in its foreign and security policies. Incredibly, the German Defence Minister was none other than Ursula von der Leyen, a strongly pro-American known to be a staunch anti-Russian leader of the E.U. Commission presently.

German militarization is not feasible without explicit U.S. encouragement stemming out of geopolitical concerns -Washington’s containment plan against Russia. Like in the past, with Nazi Germany initially, American corporations are taking part in German militarisation and are supplying German businesses in all aspects, from raw material to technology and patent-related knowledge. This is thanks to a vast web of collaboration agreements, joint ventures, and cross-ownership agreements between American and German companies and their subsidiaries.

In the American analysis, Germany is an economic powerhouse and the only legitimate European power that can potentially thwart Russia in terms of both history and geography and geo-strategy. It is not surprising that influencing the German-Russian relationship has been the policy of Washington throughout.

Germany is playing an excellent strategy of hedging. It is highly dependent on Russia for its vast market, natural resources, and energy sources to adopt a “win-win” approach to its bilateral relations. But, Germany cannot and will not compromise its transatlantic bonds either. Atlanticism is still the core of German strategies.

Bundeswehr is in the middle of NATO’s aggressive strategy of building up against Russia. German Minister Christine Lambrecht told Spiegel last week that a swift and massive increase in defense expenditures is necessary to train the German military to fight a war against Russia. Additional EUR37.6 billion is being scheduled as defense spending to help prepare the German forces to take on large-scale conflicts.

Whatever U.S.-Russian tensions develop, if they get prolonged, the United States and Russia will be a winner. Germany is hoping to be the winner. It might seem absurd, but it’s an actual possibility. The Ukraine crisis is Germany’s return to the center of the court for European Security as a significant power. France, the U.K., Italy, and others. are all a bit shabby and fall under the junior league. Germany realizes that its time of reckoning is near. Germany is preparing for the end of its time. The U.S. once again encourages Germany as its primary European partner.

Suppose Lord Ismay, who was NATO’s first Secretary-General was alive today. In that case, the Secretary-General could revise his iconic 1949 statement that NATO’s objective is “to stop the Russians out and the Americans in and the Germans in.” Instead, it could be said in the future that NATO is aiming towards “keep those Russians out and the Americans in addition to keeping keep the Germans out and around.”

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