24 Nov 2022 5:56 pm
In an interview on punkt.Preradovic, Oskar Lafontaine spoke about German politics, Germany’s relationship with its allies and the danger of nuclear war in Europe. He called for negotiations to begin with Russia.
Oskar Lafontaine is certain: the USA destroyed Nord Stream. They benefited the most from the destruction, he explained. That was one of the issues that Lafontaine touched on in an interview journalist Milena Preradovic conducted with the politician. It is an exciting three-quarter hour worth seeing. Lafontaine is a political veteran, a former SPD member, co-founder of the Left Party and now independent.
Preradovic and Lafontaine spoke about German politics, Germany’s vassal relationship with the USA and the increasingly strained relationship between Germany and France. Above all, however, they talked about the Ukraine conflict and the associated danger of a nuclear war in Europe.
Lafontaine does not oppose Germany’s membership in NATO, but does demand that NATO should not be led by the United States. The US is a world power aiming to control the world. This disqualifies the United States from leading a defense-oriented alliance.
The conversation shows that Germany is dependent on intact relations with Russia. It needs the raw materials from Russia and also the Chinese market. The ever-increasing confrontation with Russia and China is not in Germany’s interest.
Lafontaine considered the narrowing of the public debate to be dangerous. The compulsion to be politically correct and the media uniformity that goes with it are the way to an authoritarian society.
Lafontaine spoke several times about the change in the Greens – from the peace party to one of the pro-war and gun enthusiasts. Lafontaine confessed that he was flirting with the Greens. However, those times are long gone.
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