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@yogthos The “quote” the article writer extrapolates doesn’t seem to be present. “We can no longer afford to take our lead from or coordinate with them” seems more accurate.

@ricardojmendez yeah fair enough, Germany breaking ranks with the states is definitely a big deal

@yogthos Agreed, which is why that title is such a wasted opportunity.

Germany is saying "we no longer think you are making sane, socially-acceptable choices".

Article rephrases as "you ain't looking so mighty no mo'!"