Germany

When Liberty Knocked Down the Berlin Wall

We should celebrate a quarter century after the collapse of communism.  The events of 1989 represent a massive increase in liberty, a fantastic triumph of the human spirit.  With so little bloodshed everyday people ousted a gaggle of tyrannies.  They have given hope for future generations, and themselves, that freedom can emerge against seemingly impossible odds.

Hillary, Hitler & Cold War II

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

If there is a Cold War II, or a U.S.-Russia war, historians of tomorrow will as surely point to the Bushes and Clintons who shoved NATO into Moscow’s face, as historians today point to the men of Paris who imposed the Versailles treaty upon a defeated Germany in 1919.

Is Putin's Invasion of Ukraine All About Oil?

The oil and gas producing region of the Dnieper-Donets basin in Ukraine happens to coincide with the eastern region of the country that has a substantial Russian-speaking population. If the central government of Ukraine uses force against the Russian-speaking protesters occupying government buildings there Putin will have the excuse he needs to gain control of one of the few major oil producing areas of Europe not already inside Russia’s borders.

Germany Lurches Left: Politicians Sacrifice German Liberty and Germany’s Future

Europe’s largest economy “is running out of puff” with slow labor productivity, falling investment, and minimal reforms since the start of the Euro crisis in large measure because, “Merkel and company parceled out other people’s money with a friendly smile.”

Hey, Merkel; Tell Obama to Take a Hike

Patrick Buchanan, Townhall

What did she do to deserve public upbraiding by U.S. Treasury?

Will Snowden Confirm NSA's Spying on Merkel?

Geir Moulson and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press Berlin

Germany's top security official said he'll find a way for Edward Snowden to speak to German officials if Snowden will give details about the NSA's activities and the alleged surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.