Viewers of the ORF “ZIB 2” got to see a hard exchange of blows between the German feminist Alice Schwarzer and the former Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik on Wednesday evening. When it came to the question of whether the delivery of arms could be an important and correct aid for Ukraine or a dangerous tip on the scales in the direction of further escalations up to and including nuclear war, the minds of the two ORF guests differed noticeably.
Schwarzer has made headlines in recent days, above all as one of the signatories of the letter from German celebrities who, in an open letter to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, openly opposed a decision to supply arms to Ukraine – on the grounds that Germany could otherwise be drawn into a Third World War.
In the ORF “ZIB 2” she explained that now is “not the hour of the heroes, but the hour of the thoughtful”. “The war can’t last forever,” said Schwarzer, who called for an early ceasefire and once again harshly condemned Germany’s arms deliveries to Ukraine.
Ursula Plassnik clearly takes a different stance than Schwarzer. The former Austrian Foreign Minister (ÖVP) ex-ÖVP went on the counter-offensive in “ZIB 2” and said to Schwarzer that her letter would have been in better hands with another addressee: she would not have addressed her argument to Scholz, but to Putin according to Plassnik – she emphasized that in the event of a war of aggression every country should be given “help to help itself”.