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Today the God-King told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Germany “is captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Russia. We have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that’s being paid to the country we’re supposed to be protecting you against.” Never mind that Stoltenberg is Norwegian, German Chancellor Angela Merkel quickly fired back:

I have experienced myself how a part of Germany was controlled by the Soviet Union. I am very happy that today we are united in freedom, the Federal Republic of Germany. Because of that we can say that we can make our independent policies and make independent decisions. That is very good, especially for people in eastern Germany.

Also, Russia supplies only about 10% of Germany’s energy and Russia’s economy is more dependent on the European market than Europeans are dependent on Russia’s natural gas.

The God-King also demanded that NATO members meet their 2024 military spending targets of 2% GDP “IMMEDIATELY” and demanded they double those targets to 4% of GDP, which is a higher GDP percentage than the U.S. spends on defense.

Is the God-King trying to force a NATO breakup by constantly moving the goalposts and refusing to take “Yes” for an answer?

And/or, does the God-King want to bankrupt the public services and social safety nets that give Europeans a higher standard of living than Americans?

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