Monday, September 19, 2005

Weasels 1: Germany 0

Schroeder's principled stand against being defended by the US paid off, so now Germany gets another 4 years of economic decline while facing an oil-rich Russia.

Davids Medienkritik has excellent coverage of the stalemate - looks like North/East Germans really resonated with Schroeder's election message.

North East Germany was the area the USSR planned to occupy when it was war planning back in the 80s. Before the next German elections Russia will be much more powerful than the old USSR - fattened on $60 oil - and looking for compliant buffer states - looks like a match made in heaven.