This by , on German vs. French thinking about NATO is illuminating. Also worrying, for Macron has seen something that Germans - and the British - refuse to see: That Trump reflects a fundamental shift in America's view of the world
“I understand your desire for disruptive politics,” Ms. Merkel said. “But I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we can then sit down and have a cup of tea together.”
via . Merkel tells Macron she’s tired of regluing all his broken china. My take
Merkel to Macron: “I understand your desire for disruptive politics....But I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we can then sit down and have a cup of tea together.”
Merkel to Macron: “I understand your desire for disruptive politics. But I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we can then sit down and have a cup of tea together.”
Merkel to Macron: "Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we can then sit down and have a cup of tea together." (Putin: Why drink tea when you there's champagne?)
“I understand your desire for disruptive politics,” Ms. Merkel said [to Macron]. “But I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we can then sit down and have a cup of tea together.”
Brilliant quote: “I understand your desire for disruptive politics,” #Merkel told #Macron. “But I’m tired of picking up the pieces. Over and over, I have to glue together the cups you have broken so that we can then sit down and have a cup of tea together”
Rather than think of Merkel and Macron as major league Western statesmen, we ought to see them as a Laurel and Hardy double-act. They have got themselves into their own mess ...
NATO Differences Stoke a Franco-German Feud This is all, as the article concludes, "champagne on ice" in Moscow, and what isn't, these days. And it is all unnecessary and self-inflicted, and we are idiots, just idiots, for allowing this to happen.
This is fascinating.