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Oct 31 07:18

WATCH: Muslims in Berlin hold protests against Macron’s anti-Islamist crackdown, chant ‘Allahu akbar’

Some 150 people gathered in Berlin for a rally denouncing France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s anti-Islamist crackdown, carrying banners and chanting “Allahu akbar.” It took place in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Nice.

The crowd held a roughly 30-minute demonstration in the city’s Hermannplatz, to protest against the showing of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed across France, as well as Macron’s ongoing crackdown on Islamism.

Oct 31 06:53

Anti-lockdown protesters are becoming ‘TERRORISTS,’ claims head of German state of Thuringia

The ongoing protests against Covid-19 restrictions threaten “internal security,” Thuringia PM Bodo Ramelow told German media, suggesting terrorism and pogroms were taking shape at the hands of a right-wing/‘anti-vaxxer’ alliance.
The massive demonstrations against Berlin’s tightening pandemic control measures are starting to resemble “terrorism,” Ramelow told Tagesspiegel on Thursday, insisting the protests – and the fringe interests they brought together – were “a threat to internal security in our country.”

Oct 31 06:38

Germany is sure of a Trump victory as Merkel calls for US and EU to unite against China

Oct 28 09:46

Will Germany Repatriate its Gold From New York If Trump Wins the Election?

During the Trump administration political ties between the U.S. and Germany have critically deteriorated. Recently, the U.S. imposed sanctions on companies working on Nord Stream 2, and announced to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. In 2013, when Germany repatriated gold from the U.S., the Germans communicated: we will not be threatened.

Gold is a political metal. “Whoever has the gold makes the rules,” as the saying goes. Because gold serves as the backstop of the international financial system, the global distribution of gold influences the balance of power. This is true for gold ownership, but it also applies to storage locations. The more of its gold reserves Germany stores at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the more leverage the U.S. has over Germany. It wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. freezes gold assets in New York to pressure foreign nations.

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Good luck actually getting the gold!

Oct 28 09:03

Major lawsuits coming for political tyrants who used coronavirus to steal freedom, destroy lives

With regards to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), President Trump has repeatedly warned against a “cure” that is worse than the “disease.” And now that “cure” is the subject of new litigation that seeks justice against the political tyrants who told us all that we had to hole up at home in a mask in order to “flatten the curve.”

The Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss (ACU), also known as the “Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee,” is a German group leading the charge to sue the pants off of every politician and government official out there who decided it would be a good idea to force everyone to stay home for months on end, which destroyed many small businesses while decimating the economy and ruining people’s lives.

Oct 27 08:20

German foundation cancels anti-Palestinian seminar

The German Konrad Adenauer foundation has cancelled the seminar, “Palestine” - History and Problems of a Concept, just a day after it was announced.

The cancellation comes after protests were raised over an invitation that suggested that the seminar would discuss the “anti-Semitic associations” of the term “Palestine.”

Among those who called for the cancellation of the event were the foundation’s own Ramallah branch as well as its sometime local partner organization, the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD).

PIPD’s director Salem Barahmeh said his organization was “outraged and disturbed at an upcoming event conflating our existence and identity with anti-Semitism. This is dangerous, racist and erasure.”

Oct 27 06:02

Video: Police Violence in Berlin Protests. Brutal Arrest of Human Rights Lawyer Markus Haintz

This evening, Mr. Markus Haintz, a prominent and courageous human rights lawyer in Germany was brutally arrested by Berlin police. His assistant, Frederike, was also brutally arrested. The arrest was filmed.

It is important to report this arrest worldwide and denounce such terror tactics by the German police.

Please inform your friends how the German authorities are directing the police to escalate violence.

Oct 26 08:03

GERMANY IS ON THE BRINK OF MODIFYING IT’S CONSTITUTION, TO ALLOW ALL 19 SECRET SERVICES TO HACK ANYONE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASONS, SECRETLY

The federal government has just decided to allow all 19 secret services to use state Trojans. The cabinet has adopted the draft law to adapt the constitutional protection law, which brings it to the Bundestag.

Oct 26 05:35

World War 3 fears SOAR as German spy chief warns China is close to ‘world domination’

CHINA has been tipped as close to "world domination" by the former head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, who also warned Europe they need to tackle Beijing's influence.

Gerhard Schindler, former head of the Federal Intelligence Service between 2011 and 2016, urged Germany to curb its “strategic dependence” on Beijing. He also urged the country to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G network, in the same vein as the UK and other Beijing-skeptic nations. It comes world leaders have ramped up sanctions and surveillance against China over human rights violations and military actions in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 05:32

Germany's top Covid-19 research body firebombed overnight in possible politically motivated arson attack – police

Unidentified perpetrators have thrown bottles and "incendiary devices" at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. The incident was relatively minor, but the target is a top institution leading the national effort to combat Covid-19.

The attack happened at around 2:40am on Sunday morning, the German police said. The projectiles were thrown at the facade of the building, breaking a window pane and producing some flames. A security guard put out the fire, which caused no injuries.

Whoever was behind the attack escaped the scene. The police said they are treating the investigation very seriously because it may have been a "politically motivated attempted arson."

Oct 24 09:19

Monkeys Or Children? Russia Chooses Neither, Dooming Germany

Russia is done with the European Union. At last week’s Valdai Discussion Forum Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made this quite clear with this statement.

Those people in the West who are responsible for foreign policy and do not understand the necessity of mutually respectable conversation–well, we must simply stop for a while communicate with them. Especially since Ursula von der Leyen states that geopolitical partnership with current Russia’s leadership is impossible. If this is the way they want it, so be it. (H/T Andrei Martyanov)

Lavrov’s statements echo a number of statements made in recent months by Russian leadership that there is no opportunity for diplomacy possible with the United States.

We can now add the European Union to that list. Pepe Escobar’s latest piece goes over Lavrov’s comments about the European Union and they are devastating, as devastating as when he and Putin described the U.S. as “Not Agreement Capable” a few years ago.

Oct 23 06:37

Germany and China are future SUPERPOWERS and Britain’s role has ‘changed’ claims Putin

GERMANY and China are future superpowers according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The autocratic leader made the claim whilst addressing the Valdair Discussion Club, a Russian think tank, via video link. He commented: “In terms of its economic weight and political influence, China is actively moving towards the status of a superpower.

Oct 23 05:53

At Least 70 Artifacts Reportedly Vandalised Across Three Galleries on Berlin’s Museum Island

The vandalism was said to have targeted the Pergamon Museum, the New Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) on 3 October, but news about the incident was only made available to the public more than two weeks after the attack.

At least 70 exhibit items were damaged in an attack on three museums containing ancient and modern art located on Berlin’s Museum Island in early October, according to German media.

Initially reported on Tuesday by Die Zeit weekly and the Deutschlandfunk broadcaster, the 3 October attack, kept from the public, targeted the Pergamon Museum, the New Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Multiple artifacts in the three museums, including ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures, and paintings of the 19th century, were damaged, according to the two outlets.

Oct 22 10:33

Germany Pullout: More US Troops May Be Redeployed Near Russia

When Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany, he said about half of the soldiers will go home, and the other half will be redeployed across Europe. Comments from the Pentagon chief on Tuesday suggest he is considering bringing fewer troops home than originally planned.

In July, Esper said 4,500 soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment stationed in Germany would return home to the US as part of the withdrawal. On Tuesday, Esper said there is a possibility of keeping this unit deployed in Eastern Europe on an “enduring basis.”

“Indeed, since … the signing of the defense cooperation agreement with Poland, my recent meetings with defense ministers from Romania and Bulgaria, and correspondence received from Baltic states, there is now the real opportunity of keeping the 2nd Cavalry Regiment forward in some of these countries on an enduring basis,” Esper said at a speech at the Atlantic Council.

Oct 17 09:01

German Air Force Reportedly Take Part in Secret NATO Drills Simulating Use of Nuclear Weapons

Numerous reports strongly suggest that Germany hosts certain amount of the American nuclear weapons as a member of the NATO alliance, but these reports remain unconfirmed on the official level.

The German Luftwaffe took part in secretive drills codenamed "Steadfast Noon", which involved the use of aircraft designed to carry nuclear weapons at times of war, Deutschen-Presse Agentur has reported. According to the news agency, the drills took place at Nörvenich Air Base in North Rhine-Westphalia land of Germany, which is believed to be a possible site hosting the US missiles, allegedly deployed in the country.

The DPA said the Luftwaffe was not using the actual nukes in the military exercise, but were rather practising the transportation of these armaments from the underground warehouses where they are purportedly stored, and training in attaching them to nuclear-capable aircraft.

Oct 16 11:38

Merkel Crushes the Right to Protest & US to Withdraw All Troops from Germany

In France, Macron announced a 9 PM curfew for Paris and an 8 PM curfew in other cities. In Germany, Merkel is digging in her feet because she knows she will not run again. In my mind, this raises serious questions that she has been bribed. There is way too much evidence that people in her own government have told her this is not even a pandemic. Nevertheless, she is turning Germany into where she grew up — East Germany, behind the wall.

Merkel has taken Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, and has begun to squash protests by imposing limits on people gathering at events as well as mandatory mask-wearing at crowded places. To crush all dissent and protests, Merkel has lowered the criteria from 50 positive tests per 100,00 people to 35 per 100,000 in seven days. This is her new yardstick to be used to crush political freedoms.

Oct 16 05:02

Germany tries to disguise its course for destruction of relations with Russia — diplomat

The statement made by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in which he said that the situation around Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny does not form part of Russian-Germany bilateral agenda is a ploy to hide Berlin’s course to destroy relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during Thursday’s briefing.

"We consider such statements as some tactical ploy that serves to hide Germany’s course for destruction of bilateral ties. I would like to remind you that it was Berlin that used this situation to put forward unfounded accusations, ultimatums and threats against our country, openly disregarding its own international legal obligations on providing practical aid to Russia in the investigation of the incident with the Russian citizen. Once again, it is acting as the locomotive of new anti-Russian sanctions within the EU and other multilateral structures," Zakharova pointed out.

Oct 16 05:01

Moscow calls on German top diplomat to refrain from meddling in Belarus’ affairs

Moscow calls on German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to refrain from interfering in Belarus’ domestic affairs, either in word or in deed, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

"We call on the German foreign minister to refrain from interfering in domestic affairs of our union nation, either in word or in deed. We are convinced that the Belarusians need no instructions either from Berlin or any other capital city to reach accord on socially important matters they are concerned about," she said. "Aggressive interventions of the collective West in the internal political processes in third countries only entail the emergence of more crisis foci on the global map."

Oct 11 06:23

People Protest in Berlin Against Coronavirus Measures - Video

Germany saw a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases earlier this week, which prompted the authorities to announce new restrictions on Tuesday.

Watch a live broadcast from Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, where people have been rallying against the COVID-19 measures recently re-introduced by the government.

Originally, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a series of measures in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus infection, which she said were necessary in order "to win time in the fight against the virus." The measures have been gradually eased nation-wide.

Oct 10 07:04

Merkel's Party Might Postpone Vote on New Leader Again Over COVID-19, Reports Say

The congress of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), during which its new leader is supposed to be chosen to succeed Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is at risk of being postponed again due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases, German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday, citing party sources.

The party congress was initially supposed to take place on 25 April in Berlin but then postponed indefinitely in mid-March and eventually rescheduled for 4 December in Stuttgart. It was decided to rescind the congress from the normal three days to just one. The participants will be given special gadgets that start to vibrate when approaching too close to one another — for the sake of social distancing.

In February, Kramp-Karrenbauer — Chancellor Angela Merkel's hand-picked successor — stepped down after scandalous elections in the central German state of Thuringia, in which the CDU unexpectedly decided to vote with the right-wing Alternative for Germany party.

Oct 09 04:52

Former German chancellor Schroeder to sue tabloid Bild over Navalny accusation that he receives ‘shadow money’ from Putin

Germany’s former chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, says he will sue the country's most popular newspaper, after it published an interview with Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny in which he was smeared as “Putin’s errand boy.”

Posting on his LinkedIn page, Schroeder explained that he would be taking Bild to court after Navalny claimed that he takes “shadow payments” from Russian President Vladimir Putin, without presenting any evidence. The anti-corruption activist admitted that he has no concrete proof, but said he has “no doubt.” By circulating unproven hearsay, the former chancellor believes that Bild violated his rights, and therefore feels “compelled to take legal action against the publisher.”

Oct 09 04:50

Angela Merkel meets Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus opposition leader visits Berlin wall

The pair discussed the plight of the Belarusian people following August's disputed election that left Alexander Lukashenko still in power. Tsikhanouskaya also visited the Berlin Wall, calling it a "symbol of freedom."

Belarus' exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, appealing for help for her country, which has seen weeks of protests following the disputed August 9 election.

"I am very grateful to Germany and all the German parties who are so supportive of the Belarusian people in their fight for freedom, in their fight for new honest and transparent elections," Tsikhanouskaya said after the meeting, which lasted 45 minutes.

Oct 07 07:03

Human rights defenders sue German parliament over anti-BDS resolution

Three human rights defenders are mounting a court challenge to the German parliament’s resolution condemning BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.

The BDS supporters are suing the German parliament for violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Based on the widely criticized IHRA definition that is promoted by Israel and its lobby, the resolution passed by the Bundestag in May 2019 smears BDS activism as anti-Semitic.

The IHRA definition deliberately conflates criticism of Israel’s anti-Palestinian policies and Zionist state ideology, on the one hand, with anti-Jewish bigotry, on the other.

Oct 06 11:16

'Highly infectious' African swine fever outbreak found in wild boars in Germany

Bacon-lovers face massive price hikes as an outbreak of incurable "pig plague" in Germany has sent Chinese pork prices soaring with three more cases confirmed in Brandenburg today

Oct 05 06:50

Thousands Protest Against German COVID-19 Restrictions

Thousands of demonstrators in southern Germany protested the federal government's new social distancing restrictions over the weekend, reported Reuters.

Demonstrators were seen in Konstanz, a city on Lake Constance, in southern Germany, on Saturday and Sunday, were displeased by Chancellor Angela Merkel's new restrictions to limit the size of gatherings.

Oct 05 05:37

COVID-19 Rallies in Southern Germany Enter 2nd Consecutive Day

Rallies in support of and against the coronavirus restrictions have been taking place in the southern German city of Konstanz for the second consecutive day, the SWR broadcaster reported on Sunday.

On Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets for peaceful protests, organised by the Querdenken 711 (German for thinking outside the box) initiative group, which criticizes the government’s response to the pandemic.

At the same time, those in favour of the measures accused Querdenken supporters of backing right-wing extremist ideas.

On Sunday, the protests continued under the slogan "Thinking outside the box? No thanks!"

Oct 01 06:08

Why Germany’s Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Is Necessary? Dr. Heiko Schöning

Welcome to the ACU, the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee. If Parliament does not do it, we, the citizens, are called upon to do it ourselves.

As the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, we will investigate why these restrictive measures were imposed upon us in our country as part of CoVid-19, why people are suffering now and whether there is proportionality of the measures to this disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We have serious doubts that these measures are proportionate. This needs to be examined, and since the parliaments – neither the opposition parties nor the ruling parties – have not convened a committee and it is not even planned, it is high time that we took this into our own hands. We will invite and hear experts here in the Corona speaker group. These are experts from all areas of life: medicine, social affairs, law, economics and many more.

Oct 01 06:06

Turkish drone war not possible without German help

Turkey is now at war in many countries. Azerbaijan, Southern Kurdistan, Northern Syria, Northern Kurdistan, Yemen and Libya are only some of the regions where Turkey is actively waging war. Armed drones have become the core element of Turkish aggression. Again and again so-called combat and reconnaissance drones massacre civilians in their lands, whether in Syria or Libya or in Northern Kurdistan. Guided missiles launched by drones are responsible for many Turkish war crimes - especially in Western Kurdistan/Northern Syria and Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq. In late June, three activists Zehra Berkel, Hebûn Mele Xelîl and Amina Waysî were the victims of an extrajudicial execution by a Turkish armed drone in Kobanê. In Kuna Masi near Sulaymaniyah, two people died a little later, and another eight people were injured, some of them seriously. One of the dead was a member of the East Kurdistan party PJAK.

Sep 26 07:06

German Minister Admits Lockdown Will Kill More Than COVID-19 Does

Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller, has warned that lockdown measures throughout the globe will end up killing more people than the Coronavirus itself.

Sep 25 05:47

Europe’s LOCKDOWN will kill more people worldwide than Covid-19 virus, German minister warns

Anti-coronavirus measures will have significantly more severe consequences than the disease itself, especially in developing countries, Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller warned.

The grim prognosis was made by the German official in an interview with the Handelsblatt daily. The pandemic has already triggered “one of the biggest” hunger and poverty crises across the world, Muller said – and further damage will be done thanks to the measures taken to battle it.

We expect an additional 400,000 deaths from malaria and HIV this year on the African continent alone, while half a million more will die from tuberculosis.

Sep 24 05:57

Germany Adds 11 Regions To "Coronavirus Watch List", France Closes Bars, Restaurants In Marseilles: Live Updates

Germany on Wednsday evening announced it would add 11 regions across Europe to its list of "coronavirus risk zones", according to a statement from Germany's Robert Koch Institute, the agency in charge of Germany's COVID-19 response.

The list includes several popular tourist destinations across Europe, according to Reuters.

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

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These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Sep 18 05:30

Berlin struggles to answer RT's question on fate of mysterious Navalny aide who left Russia for Germany without being questioned

When asked by RT, on Monday, German government representatives failed to explain the mystery surrounding an Alexey Navalny's associate who was with him at the time of his alleged poisoning and went to Germany shortly afterwards.

During a press conference, officials failed to provide any actual answer about the woman identified by Russian authorities as 'Marina Pevchikh.'

“I can’t tell you anything about this. We must not forget that an attempt was made on the life of Mr Navalny with the use of a poisonous substance. But I can’t tell you anything about the location of an individual,” Government spokesman Steffen Seibert stated.

The associate of the Kremlin critic was reportedly together with Navalny in Tomsk before his alleged poisoning. Unlike all other individuals who interacted with him on that day, she did not cooperate with Russian investigators and quickly left the country for Germany.

Sep 14 06:44

Germany’s nationwide test of emergency warning system flops

People around Germany waited for sirens to sound at 11 a.m. Thursday, when the country was supposed to conduct its first nationwide test since 1990 of the emergency warning system.

But in many towns and cities, including Kaiserslautern, which is home to one of the largest overseas American military communities, they were met with silence — or at least no howling emergency sirens.

“Anyone else not get any sirens or warnings? K-town obviously didn’t play today,” Elaine Ebert wrote in a Facebook group for military spouses in the Kaiserslautern area.

No sirens sounded in Spangdahlem or Baumholder, either, other members of the group said.

Sep 14 06:28

US embassy to challenge Germany over attempts to tax American troops

Germany is violating an international treaty when it asks U.S. military personnel to pay taxes in the country, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin said as it jumped into a long-running fiscal dispute that has affected hundreds of U.S. troops and civilians.

The U.S. Embassy and military commands “are aware of this long-standing issue and working closely in concert to address what we believe to be a misinterpretation of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement,” embassy spokesman Joseph Giordono-Scholz said in a statement this week.

“The Department of Defense and Department of State are engaged to try and reach a resolution,” Giordono-Scholz said, giving the first indication that the issue is being tackled at a higher level than military commands in Germany, which have been unable to resolve it after years of trying.

Sep 12 11:10

Germany Stops Harvest, "Temporarily Bans Agriculture" as African Swine Fever Reaches Europe

Germany institutes "Agriculture Ban" on all crops within 30km of first confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF), which will not only provide FOOD & SHELTER to the wild hogs spreading the virus, but deprive Germany of that food left in the ground. If this irrational response sets precedent as the virus spreads across west Europe, we will witness the deliberate shutdown of food production, contributing to major global food shortages.

Sep 09 05:19

As Official Germany Talks Of Stopping Russian Gas Via Nord Stream II, US Importing Record Amounts Of It

Update: Sahra Wagenknecht has followed up her NOZ interview, covered below, with a tweet: “Why, when the US is importing record amounts of Russian oil, should the EU not be allowed to purchase gas from Russia? BuReg must not fall in withTrump’s hypocrisy. Fracking gas from the USA is an expensive and environmentally harmful alternative!”

Sahra Wagenknecht, Die Linke, sees double standards at work in the Navalny case.

In the debate about measures to punish Russia because of the Navalny case, Wagenknecht warns against “hypocrisy” and referred to thousands of deaths from US drone murders [without any consequent sanctions].

Sep 07 06:38

German State's Premier Urges to Finalise Nord Stream 2 Amid Calls to Abandon Pipeline

The head of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, referred to fellow CDU member Friedrich Merz's calls to freeze the promising joint Russian-German Nord Stream 2 venture for at least two years as an erroneous move.

Premier of the eastern German state of Saxony Michael Kretschmer has stressed the necessity of completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. His Christian Democratic Union colleague and chairman candiate, Friedrich Merz, earlier called to halt the venture, something Kretschmer dubbed "a mistake".

"Nord Stream 2 must be completed. We depend on each other, we need this cooperation", the politician was quoted by DPA as saying.

Sep 03 06:19

Angela Merkel is trapped by a murderous dictator: German Chancellor's carefully nurtured relationship with Vladimir Putin is spiralling out of control in the wake of the Alexei Navalny poisoning

For a politician who stands accused of pulling her punches when it comes to the various heinous acts of Vladimir Putin at home and abroad, Angela Merkel had a shock for her critics yesterday.

By confirming that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok – a lethal Soviet-era nerve agent – the German Chancellor was in effect accusing the Kremlin of attempted murder.

There were ‘very serious questions that only the Russian government can answer and must answer’ about the move to silence the anti-corruption campaigner, Merkel said.

The German Chancellor has long sold herself to her Nato partners as the one person who can talk to the Russian president – after all, she grew up in Soviet-controlled East Germany and speaks fluent Russian.

Sep 02 11:35

500 GERMAN DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS QUESTION OFFICIAL COVID-19 STORY – ‘IT IS HIGH TIME THAT WE TOOK THIS INTO OUR OWN HANDS’

More than 500 German doctors and scientists have officially formed an organization to investigate the global response to Covid-19 called the “Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee”, or Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss (ACU) in Germany, and came to the conclusion that the freedom-limiting measures we are seeing taken across the globe are wildly excessive when compared with the infection rate of the pandemic.

Sep 02 06:28

Merkel condemns protesters' storming German parliament over COVID-19 restrictions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned the attempt by some people to storm the country's parliament in protest against COVID-19 restrictions, terming it "shameful" and said they had abused the right to demonstrate peacefully.

Several hundred people tried to get into the Reichstag building during a rally against coronavirus rules in Berlin on Saturday.

"This right to demonstrate peacefully is of course a very valuable asset even during a pandemic," Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a government press conference in Berlin.

However, he said their actions were "a clear abuse".

Aug 31 07:00

Germany To Test Universal Basic Income

Aug 27 10:02

Germany to end mandatory tests for travelers, bans protests

Germany will end mandatory coronavirus tests for travelers returning from high-risk areas abroad and again focus its testing strategy on people with symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 patients, the country’s health minister said Wednesday.

Health Minister Jens Spahn said that over the summer vacation period the number of virus tests performed in Germany nearly doubled, to 900,000 per week, in part to identify people who caught the virus during trips abroad.

People coming home from coronavirus risk areas were offered free tests at airports, train stations and highway stops, allowing them to cut short the required two-week quarantine if their result came back negative.

Aug 26 20:12

1000 GERMAN DOCTORS SAY COVID-19 IS 100% A SCAM

Aug 26 18:42

German capital BANS anti-lockdown protest, condemning ‘corona deniers & right-wing extremists’

Berlin authorities have banned the upcoming protest against Covid-19 lockdown measures, saying the marches were being misused as a stage for right-wing extremists and “deniers” of the pandemic.

Organizers of the August 29 “Assembly for Freedom” in central Berlin had registered 17,000 demonstrators. The local government says police will be out in force to prevent the gathering, because participants in the previous march “deliberately broke the rules” for wearing masks and social distancing.

“We are still in the middle of a pandemic with rising infection figures,” Berlin’s interior minister Andreas Geisel told reporters on Wednesday.

“This is not a decision against freedom of assembly, but a decision in favour of infection protection,” the minister said, adding that Berlin should not be "misused as a stage for corona deniers… and right-wing extremists.”

Aug 20 11:17

2nd lockdown in germany fixed

Aug 19 15:33

Berlin’s Appeasement to Turkish Aggression Linked to Germany’s Plans to Become the Biggest Energy Hub in EU

The EU already has a reputation of being Germany’s “Fourth Reich” in Greece. This is the same rhetoric used by EU sceptics all across Europe, with renowned historian and journalist, Simon Heffer, writing in the Daily Mail what many Europeans were feeling during the economic crisis in previous years:

“We are witnessing […] the economic colonisation of Europe by stealth by the Germans. Once, it would have taken an invading military force to topple the leadership of a European nation. Today, it can be done through sheer economic pressure.” Heffer continues by saying that the “rise of the Fourth Reich” stems from Germany “using the financial crisis to conquer Europe” as its policies “would make Europe effectively a German empire.”

Aug 19 08:24

Germany to test universal basic income by handing people £1,080 per month regardless of whether they have a job

German researchers will give a group of people £1,080 per month as part of an experiment to see whether universal basic income could work.

The study will see 120 people handed the cash with no means testing or limits on how it is spent, then monitored to see how their attitudes and behaviours change.

Another group of 1,380 people will not be given any money but will still have their attitudes and behaviours monitored, to see how they compare.

Aug 17 06:19

Israel Air Force prepares to train with Luftwaffe over Germany for first time

Monday exercise will be air force’s only international drill in 2020; Israeli aircraft to fly over Munich to mark 1972 Olympics massacre, and over Dachau to commemorate Holocaust

Aug 13 04:02

Antifa Preparing Violent Attacks on Police and Political Opponents, Say German Authorities

German security authorities have claimed that members of the far-left Antifa movement are preparing attacks on police officers and political opponents, including potential assassinations.

The Antifa movement in Germany and its 50 supporting groups across the country are becoming increasingly more violent, according to a report from the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution seen by Focus magazine. They are also believed to be plotting targetted attacks.

Aug 12 06:45

Germany warns US against imposing sanctions on Nord Stream 2, says no country has right to ‘dictate’ its energy policy

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has warned the United States not to interfere with the completion of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, stressing that Europe has the right to choose its own energy sources.

“Sanctions between partners are definitely the wrong way to go,” Maas said during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, adding that any attempt to prevent the pipeline from completion would be a violation of his country’s sovereignty.

Ultimately, it remains our sovereign decision where we get our energy from. No country has the right to dictate Europe's energy policy with threats. That won't be successful.

Aug 08 08:08

Nord Stream 2: US senators threaten German port with 'crushing' sanctions

Three Republican senators have ordered Murkan Port on the island of Rugen to stop assisting Russian vessels constructing the final sections of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Three US senators are threatening the operators of a small German port with "crushing legal and economic sanctions" for provisioning Russian vessels assisting with constructing the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline.

The US strongly opposes the pipeline, which is owned by Russian gas company Gazprom and will carry natural gas from Russia to Germany.

In their letter,,Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson accuse port operator Faehrhafen Sassnitz of "knowingly providing significant goods, services, and support" for the project.

'Completely outrageous'

On Friday, German Minister of State Niels Annen said Germany "firmly rejected" the proposed sanctions, adding the tone and content of the letter were "completely outrageous."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Dear Senators; isn't Germany supposed to be one of our strongest NATO allies?!?

Or have you three decided to tick them off so permanently that they withdraw from the alliance?!? I'm just asking here, because it appears that this is precisely what you are trying to accomplish with this threat.

Aug 07 05:49

MAJOR: Germany Awakens As Half-A-Million March Against Covid-19 Lockdown, Masks, Distancing

A large-scale rally against restrictive measures in connection with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has taken place in Berlin today, August 1st. The procession started on the boulevard Unter den Linden and moved along the central streets of the city at noon local time.

The marchers shouted energetic slogans “Show me your Smile!”, “We are loud because our freedom is being stolen!” “No to Dictatorship – we’ve seen this before!”, “Arrest Bill Gates!”

“Since the meeting at Unter den Linden was quite crowded, our colleagues strongly point to the need to maintain the necessary distance,” the press service of the Metropolitan Police wrote on Twitter.

According to their data, which are confirmed by the footage coming from the scene, practically none of those present were wearing masks. Some of the participants brought with them flags with the symbols of various federal states.

Aug 06 08:07

US Senators Reportedly Threaten German Port Operator With 'Financial Destruction' Over Nord Stream 2

The Nord Stream 2 project is set to carry up to 55 billion cubic meters (1.942 trillion cubic feet) of gas per year from Russia to Germany, passing through the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia and Sweden.

US Senator Ted Cruz together with Senators Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson have threatened the management of Mukran Port in Germany, involved in the Nord Stream 2 project with “financial destruction”, if they continue their work on the venture.

In a three-page letter, obtained by Handelsblatt newspaper, the lawmakers called on Sassnitz GmbH, which operates the port, to discontinue logistical support for the project.

"If you continue to provide goods, services, and support for the Nord Stream 2 project, you will destroy the future financial survival of your company", the letter read.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What are these guys going to do, SUPPORT AN INVASION OF GERMANY OVER THIS?!?

Folks, this... is desperation on the cusp of madness, writ large.

Aug 04 04:19

German court starts retrial of 3 pro-Palestine activists for criticizing Israeli crimes

A court in Germany has started the retrial of three pro-Palestine human rights activists, known as Humboldt 3, who had spoken out against Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

The trio – Palestinian activist Majed Abusalama and Israeli activists Ronnie Barkan and Stavit Sinai – are facing trial for their involvement in a June 2017 protest at Humboldt University, in the German capital Berlin, against Israeli Knesset Member (MK) for the Yesh Atid party, Aliza Lavie.

The three activists, known as Humboldt 3, were charged after they interrupted Lavie’s talk in 2017 about the massacre of civilians in Gaza during a speech at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Aug 03 06:36

Berlin protest: Large demonstrations at Brandenburg Gate over Covid-19 restrictions

A march previously Saturday that was slammed by authorities for not sticking to guidelines on social distancing and face masks was stopped by organizers.

The march, which was called by organizers as “Day of Freedom — The End of the Pandemic,” consisted of anti-vaccine groups and some reactionary and neo-Nazi companies. On livestreams of the occasion, some protesters might be heard shouting, “We are the second wave.”

**Note** - the pejorative and low balling the numbers.

Aug 02 13:02

Waffling while Libya burns: Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution

"Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution. In the west of the country are the Turkish-sponsored Islamist cutthroats of the Muslim Brotherhood and their crime syndicate allies, now backed by nearly 20,000 Syrian mercenaries and other Turkish-trained jihadists. In the east is the elected parliament and its armed force, the LNA, which succeeded in cleansing that part of the country of the Islamist terrorists. It should be obvious to everyone that there cannot be a political accommodation with the Islamist terrorists — the Muslim Brotherhood and its protégés — not in Libya or any other country. To reach a political accommodation with the Muslim Brotherhood is akin to asking the US White House to share power with the drugs mafia or urge Westminster to enter talks with jihadist Anjem Choudary.

Jul 31 07:44

Trump says US won’t protect Germany as it ‘pays Russia billions for energy’ in 1st tweet after Pentagon announces troop withdrawal

US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to pull out almost 12,000 troops from Germany by invoking its gas imports from Russia. Washington has recently ramped up its efforts to block the deliveries.

“Germany pays Russia billions of dollars a year for Energy, and we are supposed to protect Germany from Russia. What’s that all about?” Trump tweeted, shortly after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the US would move out some 11,900 US soldiers from Germany, as opposed to the initial plan to withdraw some 9,500 personnel.

Trump has also cited the long-running row over NATO contributions, accusing Germany of failing to fork out its fair share of the costs for the military alliance.

Jul 28 04:09

Germany Rejects Trump Bid To Let Russia Back Into G7: 'No Chance Due To Ukraine'

For much of the past year Trump has caused angst among allies by maintaining a consistent position that Russia should be invited back into the Group of Seven (G7), making it as it was prior to 2014, the G-8.

Russia had been essentially booted from the summit as relations with the Obama White House broke down over the Ukraine crisis and the Crimea issue. Trump said in August 2019 that Obama had been "outsmarted" by Putin.

But as recently as May when Germany followed by other countries rebuffed Trump's plans to host the G7 at Camp David, Trump blasted the “very outdated group of countries” and expressed that he planned to invite four additional non-member nations, mostly notably Russia.

Jul 28 03:51

Gender neutral wording is making German ridiculous, asserts association

Inserting * stars into German words to make them gender neutral amounts to "nonsense," a German language association asserts. Other experts say linguistic equality and removal of patriarchal mindsets remains paramount.

Jul 03 07:09

Germany Disbands Elite Army Unit With ‘Toxic Leadership Culture’ Amid Far-Right Sympathy UptickUS

Germany’s defense minister revealed on Wednesday that a unit of the Kommando Spezialkraefte (KSK), the country’s elite commando force, would be disbanded. The dissolution follows a report published in January revealing that hundreds of soldiers may embody far-right extremist ideologies.

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper that the KSK, an anti-terrorism and hostage rescue unit with roughly 1,300 soldiers, had created “a wall of secrecy” around itself and that the force has a “toxic leadership culture” that “cannot continue to exist in its present form,” NPR reported.

Kramp-Karrenbauer also confirmed that some of the 70 soldiers from the disbanded force would be reassigned to other combat companies while “those who made clear they are part of the problem and not part of the solution must leave the KSK," military.com reported.

Jun 23 08:31

German authorities knowingly placed children with pedophile foster fathers for 30 years

A report published last week by researchers from the University of Hildesheim revealed a horrific child abuse scandal spanning three decades in which German officials knowingly placed children with pedophile foster fathers who abused them.

Jun 22 10:29

Looters chant 'Allahu Akbar' during Stuttgart's worst ever riots that turned the city into 'a battlefield' - as police reveal those involved were 'mainly young people with a migration background'

Yobs attacked police with stones and bottles after a German teenager was arrested for a drugs offence in clashes which quickly escalated into the city's worst-ever night of rioting.

Of the 24 people arrested, 12 were foreign nationals while three of the other 12 were German nationals with a migrant background, police announced at a press conference on Sunday.

Hans-Jürgen Kirstein, the head of a police union, told Bild that 'young people with a migration background were at the front of the riots'.

Jun 18 09:54

Berlin politicians knowingly sent children to live with PEDOPHILES for decades, new report reveals

Berlin authorities orchestrated a crackpot scheme to place foster children into the care of known pedophiles, a new report says. Dreamed up by an infamous pederasty advocate and supported by politicians, it only ended recently.

Berlin’s Green Party called on Tuesday for an investigation into a massive child abuse scandal that saw foster children placed into the care of pedophiles for more than 30 years – all the way up to 2003. According to a new report published on Monday, the city’s educational authorities and Senate knew what was taking place, and the practice was “accepted, supported, [and] defended” by left-wing politicians and academics throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Jun 18 08:20

America: Too Weak to Rein in Its Own Empire

A grievous blow to international security has just been dealt. President Donald Trump has announced that American troops are to be withdrawn from…Germany. Yes, Germany. Why are American troops in Germany? Because we have to fight them over there so we don’t fight them here, you see, and there are few generators of terrorism and chaos in the world today quite like the Berlin club circuit.

The real surprise isn’t that we’re pulling troops out of Germany; it’s that they’re still there 75 years after World War II ended. And according to the White House, they aren’t even all being withdrawn, just a quarter of them, a reduction of 9,500 that will leave 25,000 American boots on German soil. And of the 9,500, a senior administration official tells Reuters that at least some will be redeployed elsewhere. Poland, with its closer proximity to Russia and plans to build a Fort Trump panderopolis, is a likely destination.

Jun 17 04:30

German Debt Grows by €412 Billion Euros

Jun 16 12:08

Not being racist isn’t enough, Germans must be ‘anti-racists,’ President Steinmeier insists

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has instructed his countrymen to weed out all of their subconscious bigotry, real or imagined, declaring that the nation must take up arms against racism.
In televised remarks on Tuesday, Steinmeier took a somewhat inflexible stance on how to ensure equality in Germany.

“No, it’s not enough not to be a racist. We have to be anti-racists! Racism requires taking a counter-position, counter-speech, action, criticism and – perhaps most difficult – self-criticism, self-examination,” he proclaimed.

The German president went on to pontificate that “anti-racism must be learned, practiced and lived.”

Jun 03 17:50

German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as ‘A Global False Alarm’

Some of the report key passages are:

  • The dangerousness of Covid-19 was overestimated: probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level.
  • The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longer cope with any random everyday stress (including the approximately 150 viruses currently in circulation).
  • Worldwide, within a quarter of a year, there has been no more than 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, compared to 1.5 million deaths [25,100 in Germany] during the influenza wave 2017/18.
  • The danger is obviously no greater than that of many other viruses. There is no evidence that this was more than a false alarm.
  • A reproach could go along these lines: During the Corona crisis the State has proved itself as one of the biggest producers of Fake News.

  • Jun 01 06:58

    German Official Leaks Report Denouncing COVID-19 As "A Global False Alarm"

    Authored by Daniele Pozzati via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

    Germany’s federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a report that challenges the established Corona narrative leaked from the interior ministry.

    Some of the report key passages are:

    The dangerousness of Covid-19 was overestimated: probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level.

    The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longer cope with any random everyday stress (including the approximately 150 viruses currently in circulation).

    Worldwide, within a quarter of a year, there has been no more than 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, compared to 1.5 million deaths [25,100 in Germany] during the influenza wave 2017/18.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    So ultimately, the whole lockdown, shelter in place, social distancing was simply a ruse upon which the West could use to blame its economic collapse, rather than the corrupted market fundamentals?!?

    Sickening, folks; just sickening.

    I have a family member, all alone in an assisted living facility, whose adult kids have not been able to see her in months; I am hoping, and praying, that the California lockdown will be over very soon, particularly for her sake, and the sake of her brother and sister residents, all in the same boat.

    May 30 08:02

    Merkel rebuffs Trump invitation to G-7 summit

    The president wants a landmark event, but the German chancellor ‘cannot agree’ to travel due to ongoing pandemic.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump’s invitation to attend a G-7 summit, which the president is keen to portray as a symbol of a return to normality from the upheaval of the coronavirus crisis.

    "The federal chancellor thanks President Trump for his invitation to the G-7 summit at the end of June in Washington. As of today, considering the overall pandemic situation, she cannot agree to her personal participation, to a journey to Washington," German government spokesman Steffen Seibert told POLITICO on Friday.

    Webmaster's Commentary: 

    This is Merkel's way... of telling President Trump to do something "anatomically impossible", because of her wanting to distance herself as far as possible from a President who has become "Kryptonite" to the EU-ers still remaining in Europe, and Germany specifically.

    May 16 06:34

    Soros Thinks that Germany Is a Greater Threat than COVID or China

    Billionaire philanthropist and infamous Color Revolution financier George Soros recently elaborated on his views of International Relations in the midst of World War C during an interview with the UK's "Independent", unexpectedly concluding that Germany's recent court ruling against the European Central Bank's purchase of national bonds poses an "existential threat" to the bloc and therefore also to his "precious" vision of an "open society", even more so than the alleged ones posed by COVID, Trump, or China that he previously fearmongered about.

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