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Off you go, then! Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country – poll

Donald Trump is withdrawing US troops from Germany to ‘punish’ Berlin for buying Russian gas and for not contributing enough to NATO, but a fresh survey shows that people in that country are actually glad that’s he doing so.

Around 47 percent of participants in research conducted by pollster YouGov on behalf of DPA news agency, said they were in favor of the Pentagon’s decision to pull out almost 12,000 American soldiers from Germany.

Moreover, one in four surveyed Germans insisted that the US military presence in the country should be reduced to zero.

Only 28 percent thought that the 36,000-strong contingent must remain as it is, while four percent said that they wanted more American soldiers. The others declined to answer.

The views of the German public on the issue are in sharp contrast with those of the country’s politicians. Five out of six parliamentary groups in the Bundestag have been opposing the withdrawal, with only the Left Party saying that the Americans must leave completely.

“Instead of strengthening NATO, it’s going to weaken the alliance,” Norbert Rottgen, who stands to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of the Christian Democrats Union, said of the US move. The leader of the Christian Social Union, Markus Soder, also warned that the pullout out “puts a burden on the German-American relationship.”

Last week, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced that the Pentagon would withdraw almost 12,000 troops from Germany, which was a significant increase from the initially planned number of 9,500.

Trump, whose relations with Germany and Chancellor Angela Merkel have been rocky from the start of his presidency, recently pointed out that the US can’t remain committed to protecting Germany from Russia* when it “pays Russia billions of dollars a year for energy” and “is very delinquent in their 2% fee to NATO.”

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* I'd suggest the notion of "protecting Germany from Russia" is long outdated. As the article notes, Germany happily trades with Russia. Russia and Germany have long enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship. Nobody needs to be "protected" from Russia.

Trump pulling any soldiers out of other countries must be applauded IMO. IIRC, it was in his election manifesto to do just that, Those 12000 soldiers will be of more use keeping the peace on the streets of the US.  :nod:
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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 09:40:39 AM »

“Instead of strengthening NATO, it’s going to weaken the alliance,” Norbert Rottgen, who stands to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel at the helm of the Christian Democrats Union, said of the US move. The leader of the Christian Social Union, Markus Soder, also warned that the pullout out “puts a burden on the German-American relationship.”


If Germany cared about strengthening NATO, they'd have paid their fair share a long time ago. The NATO Secretary General did thank Trump for getting allies to increase contributions though.
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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 10:42:29 AM »
Off you go, then! Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country – poll

Donald Trump is withdrawing US troops from Germany to ‘punish’ Berlin for buying Russian gas and for not contributing enough to NATO, but a fresh survey shows that people in that country are actually glad that’s he doing so.


So am I.
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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 12:10:58 PM »
Any idea when they will be **** off out of the Uk??
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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 01:20:47 PM »
Any idea when they will be **** off out of the Uk??

Just before the island sinks.

The way the world, including the USA, is burning thru money after this virus we may see a global collapse in the monetary system in a few years. Then you very well might get your wish if we can still afford to fly them home. When it comes it may not be as exciting to you as you think. A new wave of poverty is already starting and will likely work it way up to more prosperous countries until it gets near nearly everyone.   :popcorn: Sit back and relax while the system still works. These might be the good ole days you might want to remember.

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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 04:01:17 PM »
Looks like German blonde chics going to miss all the diverse healthy masculine  Army men... Just saying...

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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 04:04:04 PM »
Looks like German blonde chics going to miss all the diverse Army men... Just saying...

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Re: Most Germans in favor of US troops’ pull-out from their country
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 04:09:10 PM »
Looks like German blonde chics going to miss all the diverse Army men... Just saying...

Someone is on the sauce today.

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