This is coolbert:
ONLY from yesterday this has become a hot button item! Dissension and discord among allies!!
Germany and the United States at odds!
"Ukraine arms request to fight rebels divides US, Germany"
"The White House seems ready to provide lethal arms to Ukraine's beleaguered forces against a fresh offensive by pro-Russian rebels. German officials are much cooler on the prospect."
"The escalating fighting in eastern Ukraine has exposed a central strategic fissure between the United States and Germany, two key allies that both have stakes in the conflict."
"Earlier this week, White House officials signaled their willingness to possibly provide lethal weapons to the embattled Ukrainian forces . . . German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that Germany would play no part in supplying such arms to Kiev."
"Merkel said she prefers the pressure exerted by economic sanctions on Russia and negotiations to 'solve or at least mitigate the conflict,'”
NATO partners not in agreement! The German adamant that no armaments be provided to the Ukrainian military.
The German OBVIOUSLY NOT WANTING AND WITH SOME VERY GOOD REASON NOT WILLING TO EXACERBATE AN ALREADY TENSE SITUATION WITH RUSSIA!
Europe highly dependent on Russia for an ever-flowing supply of natural gas! Heating of the homes of Germany and beyond crucial, even life-sustaining!
OH, I fear nothing good can come of this. Those eastern European nations now part of NATO such as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland making their calculations, and NOT in the favor of NATO!