The influential anti-American Web site NachDenkSeiten is inviting its readers to a forum on the United States and its pernicious influence on Germany and Europe: "Europa im Visier der Supermacht USA“ ("Europe in the Cross-Hairs of Superpower USA"). You can access the invitation here.
Albrecht Müller, editor of the NachDenkSeiten, exhorts his faithful readers to attend this forum, since it deals with "the central issue of our time" ("ein zentrales Problem unserer Zeit").
Da geht es um TTIP und die politisch erleichterte Übernahme hiesiger Betriebe im Zuge der sogenannten Auflösung der Deutschland AG, um die einflussreiche US-Lobby in Brüssel, um den Geleitzug von EU- und NATO-Osterweiterung und um den Ukraine-Konflikt
The point about Americans "taking over" German businesses ("Übernahme hiesiger Betriebe") is especially silly when one considers that far more German groups are buying up American companies (see my blog post:"German companies on a US shopping spree" ) in view of the favorable economic growth outlook for the US economy. Yet I am not aware of any anti-German conferences planned anywhere in the United States.
At the May 2 forum, Herr Muller wants to discuss a several items, including a recent speech made by the playwright Rolf Hochhuth about how the United States is doing everything it can to provoke World War III with Russia, which will result in a nuclear annihilation of Germany. His evidence? US troops were involved in a Nato maneuver in Estonia, close to the Russian border. No mention of Russian provocation in sending troops and weapons into eastern Ukraine - nor, of course, of the military Anschluss of Crimea. You can read Hochhuth's bizarre speech here.
Another important document Muller wants to discuss is a letter from Lt.Colonel Marek Obrtel,M.D, a reservist in the Czech army. The letter is basically a rant against the United States and against NATO, which Dr. Obrtel calls a "criminal organization" : (note, grammatical errors contained in the translation)
Though when I found about about the true purpose of NATO and how it serves the USA, how it is used to enforce their own power concerns, how much innocent blood NATO has on their hands I decided to sacrifice my own promising military career and left the army. When (again) purposely ignited conflict in Ukraine [...] escalated I decided to return all my NATO medals and called this organization criminal.
Yes, this is indeed a letter that demands serious attention.
The forum will conclude with a breakout session concerning the glorious cultural and economic blossoming of Crimea since its liberation by Russia and its brilliant leader - Vladimir Putin. (/snark)