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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:40 PM

Most Germans See Relations with US as Negative, While Less than 2% Name Russia as Threat


Published time: 9 Feb, 2019 17:55

The majority of Germans have negative views about the state of relations between Washington and Berlin, and many think China is a more reliable partner, a recent poll has shown. Only a fraction believe Russia is their problem.

As many as 85 percent of respondents in Germany saw US-German relations in a “negative” or even “very negative” light, according to a survey conducted by German polling company Civey and Atlantik-Bruecke (the Atlantic Bridge), an NGO promoting closer ties between the two countries. Just about ten percent of respondents had positive opinions about the relationship.

Worse still, more than 57 percent of Germans believe that Germany should also keep a greater distance from its ally across the pond, while only 13 percent advocate closer ties. More than 42 percent of German citizens also consider China to be a more reliable partner for Germany than the US – almost twice as many as those who said they favor the US.

The Germans also seem to be not particularly supportive of the mainstream narrative pushed by the US and their western allies when it comes to external threats – real or imagined. The supposedly expanding zone of influence of traditional boogeyman Russia was considered a concern by an underwhelming 1.9 percent of respondents, while just 2.2 percent thought China’s influence was to be feared. In contrast, right-wing populism and protectionism was named as a top threat by 31.1 percent.

The poll’s results have apparently upset the pro-US experts at the Atlantik-Bruecke NGO, who rushed to call for more “talks with and about America” while lamenting the “huge loss of confidence in the US.”

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https://www.rt.com/news/451069-germans-see-relations-us-negative/

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Reply Most Germans See Relations with US as Negative, While Less than 2% Name Russia as Threat (Original post)
RCW2014 Feb 2019 OP
Dumper Feb 2019 #1
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #3
Dumper Feb 2019 #4
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #7
imwithfred Feb 2019 #2
nolidad Feb 2019 #5
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #9
nolidad Feb 2019 #37
quad489 Feb 2019 #6
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #8
quad489 Feb 2019 #10
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #11
quad489 Feb 2019 #14
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #16
quad489 Feb 2019 #21
His Daughter Feb 2019 #12
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #13
Dumper Feb 2019 #15
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #17
Dumper Feb 2019 #24
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #25
quad489 Feb 2019 #20
quad489 Feb 2019 #18
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #19
quad489 Feb 2019 #23
His Daughter Feb 2019 #26
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #27
docgeezer Feb 2019 #28
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #29
docgeezer Feb 2019 #30
Banshee 3 Actual Feb 2019 #31
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #33
Banshee 3 Actual Feb 2019 #36
nolidad Feb 2019 #39
Badsamm Feb 2019 #22
Banshee 3 Actual Feb 2019 #32
RCW2014 Feb 2019 #34
Banshee 3 Actual Feb 2019 #35
Lowrider1984 Feb 2019 #38

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:52 PM

1. Duh, YOU think 'relations' and 'threat' are interchangeable?

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Response to Dumper (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:40 PM

3. Duh!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:42 PM

4. I explained MY 'Duh!'

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Response to Dumper (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:35 PM

7. And I responded appropriately "on your level".

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:07 PM

2. While I'm not fond of this notion that we're a "threat" when actually the United States

is a reasonably benign force in world affairs, I must say the Germans seem to have a more realistic "take" on the Russians than the Demos and primitives in this country do.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:49 PM

5. Well then we can sell them the dem supply of

"We're with Vlad pins".! Well Germany has bought the maskirovka of Russia! But then again this was predestined long long time ago!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:43 PM

9. The "dems" dropped Vladimir when he put a stop to the homosexual debachery in Russia.

I remember that point in time as I was posting and getting good support of pro-Russian topics on DU until that happened.

If I remember correctly, one of the factors of my ffr along with opposing hillary.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:05 AM

37. So you bought the maskivrovka as well!

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:17 PM

6. Sure...and when did Germany ask US govt to remove all US troops/bases/equipment/etc out of Germany?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:37 PM

8. It should be put to a vote of the German people.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:03 PM

10. Since when does the German Govt need a vote by it's people to ask the US govt to leave??

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Response to quad489 (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:09 PM

11. It would be a just indicator of the German publics view of the US, no?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:42 PM

14. Uh, did you not read your OP? It already has all the polling info the German govt could need........

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Response to quad489 (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:52 PM

16. I did but if you did perhaps you should have someone go over it and explain it to you.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:13 PM

21. What part needs explained to me? Sure seems like ''As many as 85 percent of respondents in Germany..

..saw US-German relations in a “negative”' is quite clear.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:11 PM

12. Germans have not forgotten what happened at the end of WWII

Including the mass raping of German women. They have not forgotten the horrors of East Germany.

You need better sources.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:18 PM

13. And you can prove your statement?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:45 PM

15. Perhaps like YOU proved your's?

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Response to Dumper (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:53 PM

17. What statement of mine needs explanation?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:37 PM

24. I'd say it, but you'd say, 'Huh' w/o more?

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Response to Dumper (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 10:39 PM

25. So you ain't got shit. Thanks for playing...

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Response to Dumper (Reply #15)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:55 PM

20. If RT claims it, it always true...just like w/F0X Newz/pMSnbc/nbc/etc.........LOL!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:53 PM

18. ''And you can prove your statement?''...now that's hilariously rich, coming from you.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:55 PM

19. Well it seems the answer is no then, miss know-it-all can't.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:25 PM

23. So when she doesn't respond within 44 mins you declare victory & start calling her names.....got it!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 11:10 PM

26. Which part, the mass rape of German women by Russian soldiers or the existence of East Germany

Which are both well established historically

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 11:18 PM

27. No, the part where the "German people haven't forgotten" ... nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:47 AM

28. Do you think that the German people have

a sense of nostalgia for East Germany and long for a return of that regime?

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Response to docgeezer (Reply #28)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 01:01 AM

29. Do you think a vast majority of them even remember? Seriously? nt

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #29)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:12 AM

30. I don't know about the vast majority, since I don't know the average age of the population, but I'm

in my early 70s and I remember very well the news about ordinary citizens being shot trying to leave, Soviet and American tanks facing one another across the E/W Berlin border, the erection of the wall, etc. There must be a reasonable number of Germans around my age who are still quite alive and remember those times. What do you figure they think?

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:50 AM

33. Yes, the history books were well written by the victors, indeed. Now, how does that relate to the

topic at hand of the current opinion of the German people today?

BTW, I can match every one of your links with horror stories of what the US troops exacted upon the surviving population of Germany as well so quit with your bullshit.

Please don't make me do that...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #33)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:44 AM

36. US Army actually prosecuted rapists, Not one russian was ever prosecuted for rape in WW2 germany

So peddle your fantasy bullshit elsewhere no one believes you

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 09:15 PM

22. They have centuries of history together. Putin speaks German, and Merkel speaks russian

It is our biggest fear that industrial powerhouse Germany looking east. NATO is a control mechanism to keep Europe in our sphere of influence

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #32)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:52 AM

34. Just curious. What time is it in Tel Aviv right now. You seem to be up early this morning or am I

mistaken?

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 03:43 AM

35. LOL such a Tard you think accusing me of being a Jew is an insult

and for the record NYC is my hometown

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:22 PM

38. The damned Krauts are STILL butthurt that the US

kicked their asses TWICE last century.
Fuck them AND their muslim masters.

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