Assume? What are you trying to make me laugh or something. What the hell you copied and pasted it yourself. Reading is fundamental.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a news conference in Berlin that Germany has not been asked to take part in the air strikes and would not be participating. “To quite clear, we have not been asked to do so and neither will we do so,” Steinmeier said.....snip~
Now who was assuming Obama knew his allies would not participate......especially when they say they weren't talked to about it? Do you always look to Lie for BO peep?