However, if that happens, nobody can still ignore the fact that we're dealing with "Cold War 2.0". And what worries me most about that is that Germany or the EU countries in general are not at all prepared for such a confrontation and rely on US protection now more than ever. And my guess is that Americans these days are much less willing to die for Europeans than they used to be 30 years ago, or 60 years ago for that matter.
Germany has disarmed post-1990 and turned the few remaining parts of the army into an intervention army suited for places like Kosovo or Afghanistan, but is not at all prepared to do basic self-defense. Now Germany has some blame for that, but not exclusively, since this arrangement -- America protecting us, in exchange for massive influence on our policies -- has been mutually acceptable for a while. However, if the situation gets tough, I'd rather see my country being able to defend itself.