Germany’s hawkish Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock essentially argued that Western military support for Ukraine is more important than democracy.
Baerbock insisted that European governments must continue backing Ukraine in the NATO proxy war with Russia, “no matter what my German voters think”.
“We stand with Ukraine as long as they need us”, Baerbock emphasized, adding, “If I give the promise to people in Ukraine, ‘We stand with you as long as you need us’, then I want to deliver, no matter what my German voters think, but I want to deliver to the people of Ukraine”.
She made these comments at the conference of the Western government-sponsored Forum 2000, which was held in the Czech Republic.
Baerbock’s remarks can clearly be heard in an August 31 livestream of the meeting.
The Forum 2000 conference was funded primarily by the US government’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a notorious CIA cutout, as well as the Czech government and the Visegrad Fund, a soft-power organization funded by the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland.
The conference was likewise bankrolled by the European Commission, US embassy in the Czech Republic, and Taiwan.
The Forum 2000 Foundation is supported by a Who’s Who of Western government-backed institutions.
Germany has seen skyrocketing energy prices, largely due to Western sanctions on Russia. These rising energy costs have been a major contributor to inflation.
Russia was the European Union’s biggest energy partner, and the biggest provider of both oil and gas to Germany.
Germany is the industrial heart of the EU, and its manufacturing sector needs massive supplies of cheap energy to remain competitive.
By cutting off its closest energy partner, Germany is fueling significant de-industrialization.