Syria: Germany, France break out of U.S. Alliance against Russia
By GPD on September 12, 2015
Germany, Europe Fully Back Russian Involvement in Syria
Photo from May 2015
Germany is surprisingly quitting the anti-Putin Alliance created by the United States: Germany now officially welcomes Moscow’s readiness to engage with Syria and launches an initiative to end the war with the Russians and the French. Thus, the stream of refugees is to be stopped. Germany put thousands of soldiers on standby.
Germany surprising quits Alliance with the United States, which wanted to prevent a participation of Russia in Syria.
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told der Spiegel, they Welcome Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s involvement in the fight against the extremist Islamic State. It is in the common interest, to combat the IS, she said.
A spokesman of the Foreign Ministry also said Germany would welcome a greater engagement of Russia in the fight against the IS. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier even announced, with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and the French colleague Laurent Fabius, a push to start to end the civil war in Syria. Lavrov and Fabius are expected in Berlin on Saturday.
New strategy receives support of the Federal Government from Bavaria: CSU leaders agreed in finding a peace solution for Syria calls for closer cooperation with the Russian leadership. Without the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin , the situation in Syria “is hopeless,” CSU Chief Horst Seehofer says the Mirror. Development Minister Gerd Müller is for an integration of Russia: «we need a joint diplomatic initiative of the United Nations with the participation of Russia, the United States, the EU and the regional powers», said Müller according to DPA. On Monday, the CSU Party Chairman wants to advise how could look a cooperation with Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergej Lawrow prompted the Department of Defense to the vote with the Russian military. Because forces of both sides are in action in and around Syria, the United States would have to resume the last operational coordination with Russia, Lavrov said in Moscow on Friday. So, «unintended incidents» should be avoided. Russia military maneuvers in the Mediterranean Sea were in accordance with international law. Lavrov also said the Moscow Government will also continue to deliver weapons to the troops by Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, to support them in their fight against the extremist militia Islamic State (IS).
Russia had already begun a few weeks ago in addition to new military activities with a diplomatic offensive. Americans have not clearly recognize, whether they support the Russian advance. Not Washington moskau wants to leave the merits should succeed the Russians actually, to reassure the failing location. Therefore the Government has warned as a precautionary measure, that a Russian intervention could lead to more refugees.
Are especially the neo-cons, who warn that to cooperate with Russian President Wladimir Putin at some point. US President Barack Obama has to not clearly recognize, however, whether Russia’s in the Syria with the White House’s new initiative is discussed. Secretary of State John Kerry had become surprisingly to a visit to Russia this spring to slowlyt, however remained in regard to Syria without results. It is well possible that the U.S. Government has reconsidered its position in the face of the new waves of refugees to Europe and is now willing to cooperate East with the Russians in the middle.
Steinmeier is trying for a long time behind the scenes to a mediation proposal and also in constant contact with his Russian colleague Lawrow. It seems to be clearest of all German Government leaders that the refugee crisis in Europe out of control device, if further fighting in the Middle East.
Austria and Spain already have some days signaled to keep the involvement of Russia in the struggle IS essential.
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen wants to expand the Mission of the Bundeswehr in the Iraq. The Bundeswehr is willing to continue the successful work in the Kurdish areas also with the Iraqi Central Government, the CDU-politician told der Spiegel on Saturday. First steps were already done. Germany have provided medical material, helmets and NBC protective masks. Up to 100 Bundeswehr soldiers train Kurdish fighters of nestled in the northern Iraq, among other things. In addition, weapons were delivered.
Thousands of soldiers has brought into Germany of Leyen for the refugee in call. Whether because of the refugees or due to evidence of a terrorist threat is done, is unclear. An equivalent statement had gone the previous day on the force, a Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday to a report of the «level». Up to 4000 members of the German armed forces were then always available and accessible. Last weekend, soldiers in the field had been nationwide, to help accommodate thousands of newly arrived refugees. The soldiers receive compensation for on-call times.