According to the expert, with these words, the head of the defense department Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is trying to justify the presence of weapons from the United States in Germany. He also added that she would only be praised for a tough dialogue with Moscow. Rahr noted that the minister is striving to go down in history and disrupt the standing ovation of colleagues and the media.
“Kramp-Karrenbauer belongs to the stratum of those politicians who believe that the Baltic States and Poland are closer to Germany than Russia. By her statement, she seems to want to allay fears that the Germans are building ties with Moscow behind the backs of the Eastern European countries, ”the political scientist said.
He explained that Kramp-Karrenbauer will be remembered solely as Angela Merkel’s girlfriend. As the leader of the CDU, the current Minister of Defense did not solve the tasks set. Also, according to the expert, she did not cope with her role in the Federal Government.
“But now, with her loud phrases, she clearly wants to go down in history. She leaves politics, she has a couple of days left. She will not even be in the new Bundestag, her career is over. But she wants to leave a mark, ”the expert said.
The political scientist added that in this situation, the attitude of the Merkel cabinet to these statements is alarming. In his opinion, the statements of Kramp-Karrenbauer are more like unleashing a new conflict.
“If Russia and its leader start responding with the same aggressive response – although, I emphasize, they do not – then we will find ourselves in a new cold war,” Rahr concluded.
Earlier in NewInform: German political scientist Alexander Sosnovsky said that Russia’s quick reaction to the aggressive statement of German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer caused a great public outcry in Germany.