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Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

Topping the list of foreign policy concerns were refugees, with 26 percent of respondents worried about Germany's ability to cope with inflows of asylum seekers.

Relations with Trump and the United States ranked second, with 19 percent describing them as a major challenge, followed by Turkey at 17 percent, North Korea at 10 percent and Russia at 8 percent.

Since entering the White House in January, Trump has unsettled Germans by pulling out of the Paris climate accord, refusing to certify an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme and criticizing Germany's trade surplus and its contributions to the NATO military alliance.

Trump's actions prompted the usually cautious German Chancellor Angela Merkel to say earlier this year that Berlin may not be able to rely on the United States in the future. She also urged Europe to take its fate into its own hands.

In the poll of 1,005 Germans of voting age, carried out in October, 56 percent of Germans described the relationship with the United States as bad or very bad.

Despite Merkel's pledge, the survey showed deep scepticism in the population about Germany taking a more active role in international crises, with 52 percent of respondents saying the country should continue its post-war policy of restraint.

That may reflect the fact that neither Merkel nor her main challengers in the recent election campaign talked much about how Germany should respond to the challenges posed by Trump's disruptive presidency and Britain's looming departure from the European Union.

Last week, Norbert Roettgen, a member of Merkel's conservative party and head of the foreign affairs committee in the Bundestag, decried a "deplorable" lack of leadership in educating Germans about the need to invest more in their own defense and security


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re;   a member of Merkel's conservative party and head of the foreign affairs committee in the Bundestag, decried a "deplorable" lack of leadership in educating Germans about the need to invest more in their own defense and security

Two possibilities, lad got deep pockets or is part of warmongering...

North/South axis of Evil would have been solved donkey's years ago without the US meddling...

And regarding the Middle East:
“The No-Fly Zone War” (U.S./U.K.-Iraq Conflict);   1991-2003

We need a WALL, to keep the Yanks within their borders including airspace

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Muslim refugees? Homo rights? Gay marriage? Transgender values?

The only person left on this planet who can save Western Civilization is ...

Merkel? Blair? Clinton? Soros?

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Muslim refugees? Homo rights? Gay marriage? Transgender values?

The only person left on this plane ...

Allow me to use a broader foundation to anchor them rebars in. After all it'll have to carry an extraordinary heavy burden...
Israel; China; Japan and Iran.
That's where I'd anchor the future world...
Many will not like my geological  approach, but the 5, 9 and 14 eyes managed to damage the world beyond comprehension...

Time to be made redundant...   

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Allow me to use a broader foundation to anchor them rebars in. After all it'll have to carry an ex ...

Well and good. But you didn't answer my question:

Who will save the Western Man and his Western Civilization?

Macron? May? Merkel? Obama? Bush? Clinton?

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sfphoto Post time: 2017-12-5 19:02
Muslim refugees? Homo rights? Gay marriage? Transgender values?

The only person left on this plane ...

What about YOU

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Well and good. But you didn't answer my question:

Who will save the Western Man and his Western C ...

Re: Who will save the Western Man and his Western Civilization?

They don't need to be saved.
Simply stop warmongering and trade with the rest of the world.

A 30-meter-long by 59-centimeter-wide scroll, named the Landscape Map of the Silk Road, is painted on silk. It depicts trade routes starting at Jiayuguan-at the western end of the Great Wall during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)-through Central and West Asia to the Middle East.

As many as 221 cities in what now are some 10 countries are on the scroll. Included were key spots on the ancient Silk Road, like Gansu province's Dunhuang, Mecca, Damascus, Esfahan in Iran and Samarqand in Uzbekistan.

The map's return was made possible by a donation from Hui Wing Mau, a Hong Kong-based real estate entrepreneur, who paid $20 million for it this year.
Just trade fairly, without guns and all is well...

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