Bundestag's vice president urges Berlin to expel US ambassador Richard Grenelle | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Bundestag's vice president urges Berlin to expel US ambassador Richard Grenelle

ANGELA Merkel pulls real moves that are not at will officially Washington - for example, the North Stream-2 gas pipeline - but keeps open political clutter and strong words.

Many around and below her, however, are no longer allowed to "show their teeth" to the Americans.

It was exactly the Bundestag's deputy Wolfgang Kubicki who sharply criticized the US ambassador to Berlin, Richard Grenelle, and publicly asked him to be proclaimed a persona non grata.

In an interview with the French news agency AFP, he explained why he is looking for a grenelle expulsion:

"This American diplomat acts as the supreme commissar of the occupying power. He must be made aware that our tolerance has limits. Germany must not suffer Grenelle's attempts to interfere with the policy of a sovereign state like Germany. "

Kubicki is the vice president of the opposition but parliamentary Free Democratic Party, and had in mind Grenelle's threat to sanctions against German companies participating in the North Stream-2 project, criticizing the Berliners that military expenditures did not raise up to 2 percent of national GDP, publicly denouncing Der Spiegel's weekly "Anti-American rhetoric" ...

That's why Kubicki in front of the cameras suggested to his foreign minister, Hajko Mas, to expel Grenelle, who, as the last "outburst" - allowed himself to criticize German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz over the budget plan of Germany in the next few years.

Grenelle did not like - and that is the "Trustee of Tramp", with Hashim Thaqi coming to the consultation - that Scholz introduced military expenditures "far from the required two percent of GDP".

Kubicki stressed that he did not intend to protect the Scholz who knows, and he himself defends himself, adding:

"We must no longer allow the American ambassador to interfere with German political affairs."

Scholz suggested in this plan that Germany would raise military expenditures to 1.37 percent of its GDP by next year, and to "reach 2 percent of GDP" by 2022, and lower them to 1.25 percent of GDP by 2023. That in 2023 would mean a real decrease of $ 50.2 billion.

In February, Grenelle publicly recalled Merkel's government that Berlin should not save on defense because it was "Russia on the threshold."

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