US ambassadors give orders in Berlin, backed by American boots on the bottom, Russian Overseas Ministry spokeswoman tells RT
The US continues to “occupy” Germany by any scientific normal, whereas America’s NATO allies have surrendered all their sovereignty to Washington and aren’t allowed to have a say on points like Nord Stream 2, Russian Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova informed RT in an unique interview on Tuesday.
Commenting on US President Joe Biden’s discuss of “shutting down” the Nord Stream 2 pipeline through the go to of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Washington on Monday, Zakharova identified that Berlin stays below Washington’s thumb lengthy after the Chilly Struggle’s finish.
“Germany, in line with a variety of related traits – that is neither mine, nor Russia’s opinion, that is in line with politological phrases and metrics – stays, a technique or one other, an occupied state: 30,000 of American [troops] are stationed there,” she informed RT.
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Zakharova added that “American ambassadors to Germany, who’re alleged to work there to enhance bilateral relations, are giving orders to German officers.” Richard Grenell, who was the US ambassador to Berlin through the Trump presidency, was “giving them orders actually every single day on what to do on points similar to Nord Stream 2.”
Germany is being handled like “merely a protectorate” by the US, Zakharova stated, including that this doesn’t simply take the type of monetary leverage of threats, however is “backed up by 30,000 American boots on the bottom.”
Why Berlin permits itself to be handled like this can be a query to ask Germany, however “the very fact is that it’s not a relationship of equals,” Zakharova stated.
Washington’s makes an attempt to dam Berlin from shopping for Russian pure gasoline through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline present full disdain for German pursuits, she defined. “Germany wants this gasoline not as a result of they like Russia or need to please us – they simply want it, it’s what feeds their economic system, it’s a useful resource their industrial improvement hinges on, it’s what they should reside, principally… an important challenge.”
As an alternative, Washington is making an attempt to strong-arm Germany into shopping for liquefied pure gasoline (LNG) from the US. Nevertheless, the worth of American LNG is way greater, so the US informed Germany to tax the folks some extra and make up the distinction by subsidies, in line with the Russian spokeswoman.
“What sort of discuss is that? What free market are you speaking about? Or the liberal economic system, or the WTO?” she requested, noting that that is actually utilizing vitality as political leverage – precisely what the US accused Russia of eager to do.
That is precisely what the US has been doing to its closest allies, to not rivals or enemies, however to its personal NATO companions… Nobody has allowed them any type of independence or sovereignty.
In Zakharova’s view, the remainder of Europe isn’t any higher off. She pointed to the US management lining up European NATO members and ordering them to spend 2% of their GDP on the navy or else.
“And so they discuss like that to everybody,” Zakharova stated. Russia, China and some different international locations refused to be ordered round, she stated. “However most of them, if you happen to take the EU, simply surrendered. There’s been no discuss of any sovereign pursuits for a very long time now.”
Russia, against this, refuses to be talked to this fashion. “You may order round anybody who likes it – however we don’t, so that you received’t discuss like that to us,” Zakharova stated. “For those who violate one thing that issues our pursuits and go in opposition to worldwide regulation, you’ll obtain actions in response.”