So does that mean Europe expected the United States to hold their fate in their hands alone as if Europeans acre perpetual children?
That's a heck of an admission for Merkel to make that reflects more poorly on Europe and their unwillingness to be act like adults.
AOL News reports Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticized major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but she told a packed beer tent in Munich that the days when Europe could completely count on others were "over to a certain extent"."I have experienced this in the last few days," she said. "And that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands - of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbors wherever that is possible also with other countries, even with Russia."
Welcome to adulthood, Angela Merkel, it took you long enough to get there.
As far as Europe depending on the United States to be there, it will like it always has been. Merkel is deflecting attention away from the shambles she's made of her country with unfettered Muslim immigration and a skyrocketing crime rate.