Fired For Heresy Catholic German navy chief

German navy chief has stepped down after his remarks on the situation in Ukraine sparked international controversy.

During his lecture at the IDSA think-tank in Delhi, Vice Admiral Kai-Achim Schoenbach claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin deserves respect and he has apparently no intention of invading Ukraine. He claimed that Putin aims to create divisions among European countries, and he wants Western nations treat Russia with respect.

“Is Russia really interested in to have a small, tiny strip of Ukraine soil? To integrate into the country? No, this is nonsense,” Schoenbach said.

“What he really wants is respect. He wants respect on high-level. And my God, giving some respect is low cost, even no cost. So if I was asked, it is easy to give him the respect he really demands and probably also deserves,” he said.

Schoenbach also said that Ukraine would never regain Crimea.

“The Crimean Peninsula is gone, it will never come back, this is a fact,” he said.

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4 Responses to “Fired For Heresy Catholic German navy chief”

  1. Gordon says:

    Personally I think Vlad is a tactical genius when it comes to governing Russia. Over the years he has pulled the Russian economy back from the brink, dealt a blow to the Russian oligarchs, handled the energy crisis and so yes deserves full credit for his leadership. Boris on the other hand. Enough said!

    Again, I think there is something more going on than meets the eye regarding the build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine’s border, Vlad knows something we are not being told and I suspect it’s to do with NATO wanting Ukraine to join.

    • ian says:

      I agree on both counts Gordon. As for the NATO Ukraine thing, even Patrick Henningson on the UK Column mentioned it. I don’t usually care for his input.

  2. Aldous says:

    “…I suspect it’s to do with NATO wanting Ukraine to join.”
    My thoughts exactly Gordon apart from the fact that the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been NATO members since March 29, 2004 and Russia didn’t have an imaginary red line drawn in the sand on those joining.
    There are probably several reasons but the Russian military and politicians may have been biding their time to beef up the military in readiness to what’s happening now.
    also, the Baltic States don’t much care for the Russians – an understatement if ever there was one – whereas south-eastern Ukraine or Donbas (a portmanteau formed from Donets Basin, an abbreviation of “Donets Coal Basin” – Wiki) positively identify with Russia and where Russian is their main language.
    I think we are looking at a repeat of Crimea and I very much doubt NATO will come to Ukraine’s or the Baltic States’ aid.
    Russia is in a very strong position now and they’re not going to hang around while NATO liars and mass murderers outmanoeuvre them and Russia is in a much weakened position. Regards

    “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
    come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
    ~ Winston Churchill (attributed)

    I don’t much care for quoting Churchill as he didn’t make most of his speeches – a voice actor did – and he certainly didn’t write them but the above is true just as ‘an Army that stays and fights within its own fortifications (after waiting for the enemy to arrive at the gates so to speak) is almost doomed to certain defeat. Think Maginot Line in WW2 and the Hybrid Warfare we have now in the 21st Century.