This is coolbert:
It is not so much I don't believe this as it is more that I don't WANT to believe this.
At a critical moment in history the German when called upon fails.
From dnyuz.com December 5, 2022.
"BERLIN — Germany on Monday walked back its promise to swiftly raise defense spending to at least 2 percent of its economic output — breaching the key commitment made days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to become a more serious military force."
Keep in mind a key commitment made to NATO years ago now. NOT just as a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 2 % that absolute bare minimum increase mandated.
"Berlin also sought to play down internal warnings about delays to a flagship procurement of new fighter jets."
"During a government press conference, Chief Spokesperson Steffen Hebestreit scaled down expectations for Germany’s defense spending, telling journalists that the 2 percent target would be missed not only this year, but also likely next year"
The German - right now - having only one or two days stockpiled munition for sustained combat. You would reasonably infer that replenishing their own armaments quite essential.
Quite sad really!!