This Voice of America video says about itself:
Evidence of Pro-Nazi Extremists in German Military Deepens
19 May 2017
Evidence of far-right extremism within the German armed forces is growing following the arrest Friday of four students at a military university in Munich. Police are trying to establish whether they have links to another soldier accused of plotting to frame refugees in a terror attack. As Henry Ridgwell reports, the allegations remain sensitive in a country where the 20th century Nazi history casts a long shadow.
That was then. And now …
By Daniel Bettini in Israel, 12 November 2018:
Report: Far-right German commandos planned to kill politicians, immigrants
Covert network of some 200 neo-Nazi and far-right soldiers and veterans planned to abduct and execute Green Party leader Claudia Roth, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and former president Joachim Gauck, as well as leaders of asylum group, on ‘Day X’, when law and order collapses, German magazine Focus reports.
Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) uncovered a plot by a covert network of some 200 neo-Nazi and far-right soldiers and veterans of an elite commando unit to murder left-wing politicians and asylum seekers, according to an extensive investigative report in German news magazine Focus.
The plot, carried out by a group within the Bundeswehr’s KSK unit, was to be unleashed on what they dubbed “Day X,” when law and order in the country would collapse, something they believed was “imminent.”
Death squads planned to abduct and murder Green Party leader Claudia Roth, Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and the country’s former president Joachim Gauck, as well as leaders of asylum groups.
German authorities learned about the alleged secret group during an investigation into a German officer who was caught trying to pose as a Syrian refugee last year. During the officer’s interrogation, German security forces learned of his affiliation to the far right and his plans to carry out attacks against politicians and immigrants.
The investigation further found that soldiers from right-wing groups tried to establish neo-Nazi cells within the German military.
Noha El Tawil writes, 12 November 2018:
According to Sputnik [based on Focus], leftist [Left party] leader and Bundestag member Dietmar Bartsch was on top of the assassination list that has not been unveiled yet. …
As Sputnik reported, investigations have been crippled because of a defendant, who is a lieutenant colonel with the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD). He warned his partners within the KSK about “upcoming searches and the overall progress of the investigation.”
From the Daily Mail in Britain, 10 November 2018:
Secret plot by 200 elite neo-Nazi soldiers within ‘German SAS’ to slaughter politicians and immigrants in mission known as ‘Day X’ is smashed after former major confesses all
Elite soldiers planned to kill Green Party’s Claudia Roth and other left-wingers
They wanted to execute their plot when law and order broke down in Germany
Believed that was imminent and death squads were formed for assassinations
From the Daily Mirror in Britain, 10 November 2018:
Originally, [authorities] thought it was an alcohol-fuelled fantasy, but a former Air Force major broke under interrogation to reveal the truth.
British Army soldier was ‘recruiter’ for National Action who wanted ‘race war’. Dad-of-three Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, 34, was caught with mass killer Anders Breivik’s manifesto and a stockpile of deadly weaponry: here.
On November 14, Germany’s grand coalition government—consisting of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD)—passed a bill that will increase the country’s military budget by a massive 12 percent. German defence spending will increase by €4.71 billion to total €43.23 billion next year: here.
An agreement came into effect at the beginning of 2019 between the German army and Deutsche Bahn (DB, German Rail) that has largely been ignored by the media. The so-called freight framework agreement is part of a massive military build-up aimed at transporting military equipment to the Russian border and preparing for war with Russia. The agreement will initially run for two years, until December 31, 2020, but can be extended by a year indefinitely: here.
In response to the deepening global capitalist crisis and mounting tensions between the major powers, the German ruling elite has unleashed an unrestrained outburst of nationalism and militarism. This was underscored by the ceremony in Germany’s federal Bundestag [parliament] Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of NATO. Politicians from the governing and opposition parties took turns delivering euphoric praise for the largest military and war-making alliance in history and demanded an escalation of the rearmament of the German army: here.
German army recruits swear war oath in front of Reichstag building: here.
German government plans new military interventions, massive rearmament: here.