And gives a big plug to one of Germany’s leading alternative publications
Lately, Frau Merkel is everyone’s favorite punching bag. For Russian state media, she is a staple of almost daily abuse.
The woman is roundly hated throughout Russia for her mind-boggling moral and financial support of the government in Kiev which waged, and continues to wage a vicious military campaign against civilians in Eastern Ukraine, with her very vocal, even giddy, encouragement.
German military estimate the casualties on both sides exceed 70,000 troops and civilians, with three times that number wounded, and let’s not forget the 1 million refugees, and the 4-5 million shoved in to wrenching poverty in the war zone.
Did we mention she was a strong favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize?
Merkel had already emerged as the indispensable player in managing Europe’s serial debt crises; she also led the West’s response to Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine. But now the prospect of Greek bankruptcy threatened the very existence of the euro zone. The migrant and refugee crisis challenged the principle of open borders. And finally, the carnage in Paris revived the reflex to slam doors, build walls and trust no one.
Kiselyov gives a big plug at the end of the video to Compact magazine, a leading alternative media company in Germany, which has doubled its circulation in the last year, while the mainstream media that cheers Merkel on is cratering.
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