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Sun Feb 16 14:09:54 MST 2003
Alex LoCascio wrote:
> US to punish German 'treachery'
> Peter Beaumont, David Roseand Paul Beaver
> Sunday February 16, 2003
> The Observer
> America is to punish Germany for leading international opposition to a
war against Iraq. The US will withdraw all its troops and bases from there
and end military and industrial co-operation between the two countries -
moves that could cost the Germans billions of euros.
If they do this it would be perceived as a major victory for the German
peace movement, which has been demanding the withdrawal of American troops
I'm not certain that even Rumsfeld is stupid enough to hand such a
"victory" to the anti-war movement, particularly since the Schröder
government is playing a double game - Germany is still the major staging
post for the US deployment in the Middle East. Transferring these major
bases will cost billions of dollars.
Louis Proyect, Marxism mailing list: http://www.marxmail.org
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