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    Angela Merkel: 'Last Resistance Fighter Against President-Elect Donald Trump'

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    Trouble is brewing for Donald Trump on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean with German Chancellor Angela Merkel taking on the role of the "last resistance fighter against newly elected American President Trump," Willy Wimmer, former Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Defense Ministry, told Sputnik.

    US President Barack Obama's recent visit to the German capital has become the focus of worldwide attention; and according to Willy Wimmer, former Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Defense Ministry, there is something cooking in Berlin for newly elected American President Donald Trump.

    "It now becomes clear that a sort of bi-partisan 'war establishment' has been formed in Washington, which is now taking every effort to put 'political handcuffs' on the American President [Donald Trump] and make it clear to him that he won't be able to change the 'policy of war' course, which bloomed under Obama," Wimmer told Sputnik Deutschland.

    According to the German politician, Obama's visit to Berlin and his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel could be regarded as a signal sent to the EU by the American "war establishment."

    Wimmer emphasized that while it would be more logical for Obama to hold his final meeting with European leaders in Brussels, the outgoing American leader chose Berlin.

    Having arrived to the German capital on Wednesday Obama spent nearly two days talking with the German Chancellor and journalists. The leaders of the UK, France, Italy and Spain joined the meeting only on Friday, few hours before the US President left Europe.

    Wimmer noted that Obama's visit signals Washington's dissatisfaction with what is going on in the European Union.

    "This is a signal that you should not underestimate," the German politician stressed, calling to the fact that the US prefers to sow discord between the EU member states rather than to make common cause with Europe.

    "I would agree with an American professor who gave an interview to The Süddeutsche Zeitung today. This Professor Davis used to be a member of Hillary Clinton' foreign policy advisory, and he makes it absolutely clear that a lot depends now on Germany's interference in the US affairs. So far, Mrs. Merkel would be given a role of the 'last resistance fighter against newly elected American President Trump'," Wimmer elaborated.

    Indeed, on November 17 Frank Jordans of the Associated Press published an op-ed entitled "Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead."

    "With outsider Donald Trump's election as US president and the rising strength of far-right and populist movements in Europe, some have suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is left as the last powerful defender of liberal values in the West," Jordans wrote.

    The Berlin-based journalist also highlighted that during his final visit to Europe Obama had spent much more time with Merkel than with any of the other European leaders.

    "It is absolutely true that Chancellor Merkel is going to have significant responsibilities," Obama said, as cited by the journalist.

    Timothy Garton Ash of The Guardian, the UK's left-leaning media outlet, went even further and claimed that "the leader of the free world is now Angela Merkel."

    "The phrase 'leader of the free world' is usually applied to the president of the United States, and rarely without irony. I'm tempted to say that the leader of the free world is now Angela Merkel," the political writer said, insisting that Trump's presidency "is likely to be bombastic, erratic and unpredictable."

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama, Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016.
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Barack Obama, Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016.

    "We are dealing with a sort of international 'collective policy' pursued by Democrats together with the 'war establishment' of Democrats and Republicans in Washington. So, there is a certain role offered to Mrs. Merkel. If one remembers what Merkel said last week regarding the US presidential election, one will see that she is willing to play this role," Wimmer told Sputnik.

    The German politician noted that one should not exclude the possibility that a "covert Transatlantic putsch" is being harbored against Trump.

    He cited the unusually offensive tone German politicians and mass media sources adopted toward the US President-elect.

    Wimmer also referred to the fact that American billionaire George Soros and other liberal donors, that threw their weight behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, held a conference last Sunday on how to "take back power." 

    "If I were sitting in Washington I would probably think that there is a conspiracy brewing against me," Wimmer remarked.

    What is more disturbing is that these developments are "anti-American," the politician stressed, because those behind them completely ignore the right of the American people to choose a president they want.

    However, according to Rod Liddle of The Spectator, a British conservative magazine, all efforts to throw a wrench in Trump's work are doomed.

    Liddle believes that Trump's victory, just like Brexit, is reflecting the ongoing economic and political paradigm shift.

    "Neither Brexit nor Donald Trump brought about this paradigm shift. They are simply manifestations of it. The liberal elite… may flail against Trump and Brexit for as long as they like. But to use a phrase which the liberals rather like, and use a lot — they are beginning to look as if they are on the wrong side of history," the British journalist emphasized.


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      Is it just me or wasn't the media portraying Merkel as a conservative when it was condemning her for the wars and her hostility to citizens of the world? But now they admit what Merkel really is and that it's NOT the right pulsing all of this foreign intervention. RINOs are not the right.
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      Merkel reminds me of snoopy in a bi-plane doing loops and then crashing into a tree.
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      Merkel isn't the only one left, don't forget, Hollande in France, the two powerhouse countries in Western Europe, with leaders who know their time is running out for them, who gives a damn what the world thinks about Trump, sure he doesen't.
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      using that term is an insult to the men and women of the various Resistance networks active in the GPW/WWII, those who died and those who survived. She has nothing like the qualities those people lived and died by. Sometimes the rhetoric used by these politicos shows their inherent stupidity and the complete waste that these people are.
    • Adrienne Adonis
      The liberals were never on the right side of history. The majority of people throughout the world have conservative mindsets and are now beginning to voice their opinion in large numbers and are refusing to cave into a lifestyle that they do not accept and view as pathetic.
    • city-zen
      "Liberal values" means monopolisation of markets. "Democratic values" means forceful democratisation of world markets. All those western values are about markets and monopolisation for 1%.
    • avatar
      michael one of your most outstanding posts to date I gave you a thumb.
    • avatar
      Trump will squash her like the little neo-commie bug she is.
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      PaleRiderin reply tohp(Show commentHide comment)
      hp, OH, OH, I like that!!!
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      It's over Angela, your done!
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      PaleRiderin reply toearlw35(Show commentHide comment)
      earlw35, La Pen, La Pen, La Pen! La Poof for Hollande!
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      PaleRiderin reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
      michael, well said, Bravo!
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      Johnny Canuck
      Let her wave her Anti-German, Statsi flag high for all the World to see and spit at. Merkel is toast!
    • Marc Nonnenkamp
      Merkel's policies are bad for Germany and they are doomed. There is a very real chance that right wing parties will "win" upcoming elections in countries such as Austria, France, the Netherlands and Italy. If any of these countries follows the lead of the UK in leaving the EU, the EU is doomed as well. Germany should follow the lead of the USA under Donald Trump and seek to join the "One Belt, one Road" policy led by Mainland China and directed from Hong Kong. Anything else in today's world will prove to be futile, useless and counter productive.
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      Merkel is not dumb, she's trying to make EU the Fourth Reich. It's pure power play on her side.
    • nuclearstarr
      Merkel and Hollande can do three things:
      1) Bend over
      2) put their heads between their legs
      3) kiss their butts goodbye
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      Its so easy for Donald Trump to kick her put: He just has to introduce 20 percent import taxes on German cars and after the people in Germany loose their pensions, Merkel will be history.
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      michaelin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, thanks :)
    • Anton KOMAROV
      We will see public discord if the Merkels and others of her ilk try to thwart the will of the people.Finally the 60's generation will see some action on the streets and the demise of the neocon fascists whose aim is total control over all of us.People have not only had enough but far too many have literally nothing to lose.
    • Nam
      Thank you Sputnik for providing our daily dose of Angelina!
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