Germany’s Merkel Warns U.S. Against Withdrawing From Syria, Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that a hasty U.S. pullout from Syria runs the risk of strengthening the roles of Russia and Iran in the Middle East.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on February 16, Merkel questioned whether the planned U.S. withdrawal was “a good idea.”

“Will it once more strengthen the capacity of Iran and Russia to exert their influence?” she asked.

Pretty ballsy for someone whose country doesn’t even pay it’s own share in NATO.

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