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German MoD: Hitler's good tradition to speak with Russia from a position of strength should remain for the future.

Recently some Russian officials made critical remarks toward German MoD Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.
Anlass der Kritik ist ein Auftritt Kramp-Karrenbauers am vergangenen Mittwoch im Bundestag. Dort hat sie gesagt, mit Russland solle aus einer "Position der Stärke" heraus verhandelt werden. "Auch das war immer eine gute Tradition deutscher Außenpolitik, und das sollte sie für die Zukunft auch bleiben", sagte die Ministerin der Sitzungsmitschrift zufolge.
The reason for the criticism is an appearance by Kramp-Karrenbauer in the Bundestag last Wednesday. There she said that negotiations with Russia should be negotiated from a "position of strength". "That too has always been a good tradition of German foreign policy, and it should remain so for the future," said the minister, according to the meeting's transcript.
 
At least you didn't tempt providence and started it off in the right forum.

Bring back Barbarossa.
 
At least you didn \ 't tempt providence and started it off in the right forum.

Bring back Barbarossa.

Dear sir,

Probably you missed the remark made by madame minister about the good tradition of German policy to deal with Russia from the position of strength. As I understand, all periods of German diplomatic history were meant, including the Nazi one.
 
Dear sir,

Probably you missed the remark made by madame minister about the good tradition of German policy to deal with Russia from the position of strength. As I understand, all periods of German diplomatic history were meant, including the Nazi one.
Nice grasping at straws, well done.
 
You could have just as easily mentioned Jinghiz Khan.
Hardly he was a German ... though who knows.
But as for Frederick Barbarossa then no doubt he acted from the position of srtength.
 
Dear Komrad Kolonel

Can we have good KGB Sergei back please.

This one is an idiot.

Cut his turnip ration and post him to Novosibirsk.
 

Glad_its_all_over

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Useful to note that German diplomatic closeness to the Soviet Union was reached with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and that, arguably, German-Russian relations have never been closer or more cooperative since, if you discount the little oopsie from 22 June 1941 onwards.
 

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Dear sir,

Probably you missed the remark made by madame minister about the good tradition of German policy to deal with Russia from the position of strength. As I understand, all periods of German diplomatic history were meant, including the Nazi one.
Ze Jeermans are in no position to threaten Russia. Their military is in dire straits.
 
Hardly he was a German ... though who knows.
But as for Frederick Barbarossa then no doubt he acted from the position of srtength.

Gay bears act from a position of strength as well, something else Pooty Poot is no doubt familiar with
 
Ze Jeermans are in no position to threaten Russia. Their military is in dire straits.

But at least they get their money for nothing, and their chicks for free
 
Useful to note that German diplomatic closeness to the Soviet Union was reached with the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and that, arguably, German-Russian relations have never been closer or more cooperative since, if you discount the little oopsie from 22 June 1941 onwards.
During the 'little oopsie' Hitler apparently acted from the position of strength and in this context the remark made by Frau minister looks at least as ambiguous.
 
Ze Jeermans are in no position to threaten Russia. Their military is in dire straits.
That makes the statement made by Frau minister also funny.
 
But Germany at the moment is hardly in a position of strength militarily. The Bundeswher are in a right mess, and the Heer can barely field three divisions.
 
Barbarossa certainly was a demonstration of a 'Position of Strength' by anyone's reckoning. Over a million men and massive technical superiority on the ground and in the air, not to mention fighting on other fronts into the bargain. An often debated issue for the fan boys, but may have a different/more protracted outcome if it had been Germany's only battle at the time.
UK's diplomatic relationship with Mr P would certainly be a different one if we were fielding that kind of muscle.
 
Barbarossa certainly was a demonstration of a 'Position of Strength' by anyone's reckoning. Over a million men and massive technical superiority on the ground and in the air, not to mention fighting on other fronts into the bargain. An often debated issue for the fan boys, but may have a different/more protracted outcome if it had been Germany's only battle at the time.
UK's diplomatic relationship with Mr P would certainly be a different one if we were fielding that kind of muscle.
So, maybe it would be logical for London to speak with Moscow from the position of strength?
 

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