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Why Germany didn’t join the Syria strikes

By Leonid Bershidsky on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s line on the latest Syrian crisis is a smart compromise between domestic stability and loyalty to the U.S. Former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has mockingly remarked that the German government’s decision to back the U.S., British and French strikes in Syria with rhetoric but not with missiles “has shown once again that it’s a grandmaster of dialectics.” U.S. President Donald Trump may snort in agreement. But Chancellor Angela…