Forgot to add GDP. I’ve been harping on it for years.
This quote is the essence of what I’m talking about. Germany does not feel the need to contribute to its own defense nor support the American economy that provides its security. The only conclusion that may be drawn is that they either take their security for granted, or they are ambivalent about it, or both. That makes them a poor strategic partner.
The question of where Germany will import LNG from is academical at the moment:
Germany import dry gas directly from Russia, Norway and Netherlands by pipeline and are connected to the wider European gas pipeline network.
Realpolitik at work:
And the key point is:
From Poland who knows real Russian dominance.