This is coolbert:
"Germany is not a child. She should not be patronized. She is one of the most advanced, educated, rich, and financially stable nations on this planet. This is their backyard. They need to step up - other nations will follow...like they are right now in her sloth."
From Commander Salamander not mincing words. Thanks to the Commander.
"mincing: affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant."
June 14, 2022.
"For a decade and a half here we [USA] have yelled, begged, pleaded for Continental European NATO - especially Germany - to rise to the challenge of the 21st Century and pull their fair share of the load to keep peace in Europe."
"I [Salamander] have warned even longer IRL [in real life] until it has become tiresome that they [Europeans] do not realize that the American public is just one election away from shrugging being Europe's security blanket. Everything regresses to the mean, and at our heart we are a mercantile republic, not an empire. WWII and the Cold War warped the nature of our relationship with Europe, and the force of regressing back to our natural state will bring us back across the Atlantic and looking to our West for the future unless the Europeans take concrete steps to encourage us not to." [see the rest of the article for the details]
See also the brutal-and-to-the-point comments by Dov Hilkind a much previous blog entry.
GERMANY must step up! GERMANY must! If GERMANY does, the rest of Europe will!