The ill-fated with the populists is that you always have the feeling to not have to at all, what you say, immediately to contradict, to leave the impression that you would be right. So it is with Richard Grenell, the US Ambassador. Or better: the personal Ambassador Donald Trumps in Germany and Europe, one of its most accomplished performers and by the way, to a (right-)wing populist International works. In these days now he's giving the Germans in the government, once again, powerful. And what, again, populist sounds, and that is precisely what makes it so unfortunate. As completely wrong, the not all, what says Grenell in terms of the Nato commitment, on Russia and on Iran.
of Course, the Federal government promises to be long and not keeping this promise – that you will spend two percent of gross domestic product for the military. The Germany-rich, mind you, the pays his contribution always nice; or tomorrow, put off, if everything will be better. But it is not. Today there are only 1.5 percent, the Nato demands two percent until 2024, and as the Federal Minister of Finance says? Him 25 billion in the total budget in the next few years ... yet it is also true that the Russians are playing, meanwhile, with Nato. Their new cruise missiles – there are only a few that fly a maximum of 480 miles. 64 there are, with a range of up to 2350 kilometers. That violates every understanding of disarmament or arms control. Ironically, Grenell has to tell us, the man of Trump, is said to have a special relationship to Russia.
The last one: Iran. This, we say, brilliant naivety of the West. The Mullahs, these nice guys, actually create – like the Russians – a new medium-range missiles. Whom the meeting could! Since sanctions are correct. To bypass them, it's not.More about
US Ambassador Richard Grenell "The German Commitments are not enough"
Could be, but that wing populists, if you try to take the questions and the answers. By recognizing in advance the reality and facts and not just mere opinions dismissed. Prior to this, Arendt warned, by the way, Hannah. The was no Populist.