Germany is no longer in a position to oppose anything the United States wants, thus it has effectively become a non-entity, said influential Hungarian historian Mária Schmidt.
Speaking on news channel HírTV’s political talk show “Bayer-show,” Schmidt was mainly asked about the Russian-Ukrainian war and the United States’ role in the conflict.
Schmidt first spoke about the U.S. goal of having Russia surrounded by NATO on land and sea. She said that she was convinced that the Americans want to overthrow Vladimir Putin and then form a pro-American government supportive of the West’s policy objectives and progressive cultural values.
Schmidt went on to say that “since Russia has the greatest natural resources and energy, it is important for the United States to gain control of that because it would be a very big trump card against China.
“Russia is a regional power, but it is no longer a superpower that threatens the United States’ position as a world power. That’s China,” she added.
‘Fancy’ Greens, vulnerable Germans
Schmidt also spoke about Germany and the Green Party, which is part of Germany’s governing coalition alongside the Social Democrats (SPD) and Liberals (FDP). She said of Greens that they are “now the biggest Russia-bashers” and the biggest war hawks, even though they used to protest against the U.S., NATO and nuclear weapons.
“Mari, is there still a Germany?” show host Zsolt Bayer asked shortly afterwards, to which Maria Schmidt replied: “I don’t think so.”
She expanded on this by saying that Germany and the German chancellor had not spoken out after the terrorist attack on the Nord Stream pipeline and that she had not seen any German headlines that were outraged that the pipeline supplying the country had been attacked.
Some experts believe that Western allies had a far greater motive to bomb the pipeline than Russia, including Columbia Professor Jeffry Sachs, who is a world-renowned economist that serves as the director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He spoke to Bloomberg last month about why he believes the U.S. or another Western ally was behind the attack.
“Well, a country of 84 million people shouldn’t just shrug that off,” Schmidt said, adding that the German chancellor was “under investigation for corruption” and that German European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was also under investigation for texting Pfizer vaccine purchases.
The compromised position of many German politicians and fear of imprisonment means these politicians have less will to oppose the actions of foreign powers operating against German interests.
“I don’t think they are in a position to say no to the Americans on anything,” concluded the historian and director-general of the House of Terror Museum located in Budapest.