Merkel Backs Macron, Calls For A ‘Real, True European Army’

DC: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the European Union should stand up an independent military force, backing a proposal floated by French President Emmanuel Macron earlier in November.

In a speech to EU ministers in Strasbourg, France, Merkel said recent events have proven that Europe needs an army of its own.

“What is really important, if we look at the developments of the past year, is that we have to work on a vision of one day creating a real, true European army,” she said, according to the Daily Mail.

The reference to “developments of the past year” appeared to refer to President Donald Trump, who has on several occasions denounced European nations for what he sees as insufficient contributions to the U.S.-led NATO security alliance. Merkel also called for defense policy to be coordinated through a new European Security Council that would work with, but be independent from, NATO.

Merkel’s speech comes a week after Macron first broached the idea of creating an EU army in light of Russian military interventions in Ukraine and Trump’s recent decision to pull out of a Cold War-era arms control pact. Europe needs its own continental military force to protect against Russia, China and even the U.S., Macron said

Macron’s comment drew a swift rebuke from Trump, who called the suggestion “insulting” and told the French leader to focus on boosting his country’s NATO contributions. Trump slammed Macron again on Tuesday morning, ridiculing French losses in both World Wars and demanding that France reduce its tariffs on U.S. wine.

“Emmanuel Macron suggests building its own army to protect Europe against the U.S., China and Russia,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “But it was Germany in World Wars One & Two — How did that work out for France? They were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!”

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35 Comments on Merkel Backs Macron, Calls For A ‘Real, True European Army’

  1. “a real, true European army” … wasn’t that what they had when the Germans marched through Paris back in 1940?

  2. Yeah and they’ll get their asses handed to them again by the Russians. Their memories are short.

    Don’t be looking for us to help this time.

  3. I find it hard to believe that soldiers in the European Union Army would be highly motivated to protect the European Union. Can you imagine how pissed off you’d be if you were a young man from Holland, France or Germany who got drafted to fight for a bunch of bureaucrats in Belgium? Would you like to be the EU officer who has to track down draft dodgers?

    If each individual nation still maintains its own armed forces, the EU would be setting the stage for a major war and find out just how few friends they really have.

  4. Lol!

    When President Trump made his statement about NATO….Germany had 128 front line jet fighters, but only 10 could fly.

    And they only had enough missiles to outfit four of those. But they were spending billions on a pipeline from Russia.

    I dont think German pilots get much practice.

    Meanwhile Poland is begging to help the USA. So…pull all US military out of Germany, and move it to Poland. Let the muzzies have the rest of Germany.

  5. They need protection from the United States? Who does he think has been protected them all these years? Good luck to them. After two weeks of fighting the great power Libya, France and Britain ran out of bombs and spare parts.

  6. A very dangerous idea. They will use it to keep the EU states in line.

    Don’t like accepting Muslim migrants Poland and Hungary? Don’t like unelected EU bureaucratic dictates? Conform and .org be occupied.

  7. Is it just me or are these people thinking about our elections and thinking democrats are winning? Or is soros and Hillary behind all of this? These people are talking like children.

  8. Gee, I wonder where they’re going to get their Planes, Helicopters and Armor from. I’m for it. Trump just keeps kicking their ass.

  9. Apparently, in addition to all their other lunacies, those major league twits have NO idea what it takes to produce quality military materiel in sufficient quantities to be effective. V. D. Hanson’s fantastic book on the second world war(s) showed that even Germany in WW2 couldn’t produce enough to keep the allies (actually us and the Russians) at bay, once we got geared up.

    So – Just GO FOR IT, boys and girls!

    Maybe we can save enough to build a really good damned wall…

  10. these assclowns will take decades just deciding on which cap design this ‘Grande Armee’ should wear ….

    Old joke: For Sale – French Army rifles, never used, only dropped once.

  11. Remember the last time Germany “helped out” France…then we had to bail their asses out??? Fuck Europe…let them build their Army and we should pull all of our assets out of there and the middle east and tell Israel to move their asses over here to our southern border and let the fukinmuzzies have that side of the world with Russia and China!

  12. And this is the result of a re-unified Germany?? Their timing is close to the span of time between the end of WWI and the beginning of WWII, meaning that didn’t take to long to eff up.

    Reagan, Thatcher and JPII rolling around in their graves…


  13. Ah yes, Macron, the French leader want’s to be nice with everyone.
    Did President Trump remind the stupid son of a bitch that it took Germany only two weeks to take over his whole country, France?
    And when DeGaulle (sp,whf) ordered all American troops out of France, I think it was Henry Kissinger who asked if we should remove the America troops from the cemeteries of France too?
    The pox on France. MAGA

  14. Can you imagine the French and Germans and Italians agreeing on how to do things? Hah!

    The Brits have left the EU and others want out. It would be the UK against Europe all over again, but this time, an Islamic Europe by the time they figure out how to build an army.

    Of course, the UK will be Islamic by then, also, so… they’re right to want protection from the USA. This time, the US would probably side with Russia assuming it isn’t Islamic. That would keep China at bay.

  15. All they need is an AntiChrist to lead it and boomoh blammo you gets Revelations. Europistan will have no problem finding one.

  16. Sounds like they figured out if they have to pay for something then they want some kind of control over it .
    Go for it, don’t call us will call you.
    It will happen as soon as they can find someone to pay for it.

  17. The French will have buttons and zippers on the back of their uniforms so it will look like they’re attacking as they retreat.

  18. NATO should now be limited to Scandinavian countries and Eastern Europe. The Third Worldization of Western Europe will continue and then we can vacation in Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. Those Nordic countries need to take care of that migrant problem though. Maybe Sweden can ally with Germany or at least remain neutral.

  19. Good luck with that, Frau Merkel. Germany’s entire fleet of 6 submarines are out of commission and only 39% of weapons delivered to the German military in 2017 were ready to be fielded.

    Also, how are you going to keep your horde of muslim invaders happy if you have to use the money instead to raise an army?

    It took the UK until 2006 to pay off its WW2 debt to the United States. Germany got off far to easily after the war and should still be to this day paying restitution instead of becoming the economic powerhouse that it is today.


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