Chuck Spinney: Ukraine Crisis Focused on Stopping Russian-German Alliance

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Chuck Spinney
Chuck Spinney

Professor Vladimir Golstein’s opinion piece (below) in Russia Insider presents a very interesting point of view, especially when one thinks about it in light of a recent poll by the German Marshall Fund portraying a sharp decline in positive attitudes in Germany toward America and President Obama.  According this report (in German), the poll found that only 58% of the German people now hold a positive opinion of the US.  This is down from 68% only a year ago.  Moreover, the percentage of Germans holding a positive view of President Obama has plummeted from 87% in 2010 to 76% in 2013 to 56% now.  Golstein’s argument is also interesting when one compares the implications of his ideas to the Russophobic pronouncements and forward force decisions that emerged from the recent US controlled NATO summit.

Chuck Spinney

In Ukraine Crisis, Germany is the Prize