Merkel Goes with Steinmeier, Seehofer against Sanctions, Ignores Her Rasputin
Oct. 30, 2016 (EIRNS)—According to yesterday's daily Die Welt, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel sided with coalition partners Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Social Democratic Party, SPD) and Bavarian Minister-President Horse Seehofer (Christian Social Union, CSU) on further anti-Russia sanctions to pressure it to back off fighting the Nusra terrorists in Syria, against her advisor Christoph Heusgen, "the architect of the European containment of the Russians after the annexation of Crimea."
"would surely be for a clear answer to war crimes in Syria, but he currently failed to influence the Chancellor. At the last session of the coalition committee, Steinmeier spoke about Syria and at the end not only the head of the SPD, Sigmar Gabriel, and of the CSU, Horst Seehofer, but also CDU [Christian Democratic Union] head Angela Merkel agreed that sanctions are the wrong answer."
Christoph Heusgen is the author, together with Robert Cooper, of the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy, which they drafted in consultation with U.S. neo-conservatives in 2003 in reaction to the split in the EU over the Iraq War. Never again should Germany be allowed to oppose an Anglo-American regime change war. According to several reports, Heusgen's mandate when he became Foreign Policy advisor to Merkel in 2005, was to reverse the "Russia-friendly" policy established by her predecessor Gerhard Schröder (SPD).
Heusgen‚s role in German and European policy has remained key, if it is true, as Die Welt wrote, that he is the architect of "Russian containment" after Crimea/s reunification with Russia.