From War Is Boring, October 29, 2019
A democratic socialist faction of the German parliament is demanding the United States withdraw all 35,000 American troops from their nation, claiming that a war with Russia is inevitable and that America’s mere presence is incompatible with Germany’s visions of peace.
Known simply in English as “The Left” (In German, “Die Linke”) the party (which was founded in 2007) has claimed that America is responsible for illegal wars across the world, and that their presence within German borders is a violation of the peace doctrine enshrined in German law.
“More than 35,000 US soldiers are stationed in Germany, more than in any other country in Europe,” the party said in a statement.
The party also noted that the US has nuclear weapons in Germany, and that any pending escalations with Russia would undoubtedly find the German people in front-row seats to the third world war, whether they want to participate or not.
In order to prevent war, the German political wing would rather appease Russia by removing the Americans, opting to handle matters on their own.
“The local US troop presence will escalate tensions with Russians,” the party wrote.
The faction demanded that the German government withdraw from nuclear participation in NATO, insisted upon the withdrawal of foreign forces from within Germany and asked that no further funds go to foreign military presence upkeep costs.