German army used in civil war?

This German TV video says about itself:

2 October 2015

Urban warfare in “Schnöggersburg” – German Federal Armed Forces is building ghost town.

By Gregor Link in Germany:

German army rehearses for civil war

2 May 2018

Between March 21 and 27, German army units, including an expanded tank brigade and a combat company, conducted civil war scenarios in the artificial town named “Schnöggersburg”.

The Schnöggersburg complex, north of the city of Magdeburg in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, consists of more than 500 buildings, 300 cabins, sports facilities, bridges, an industrial area, an old town with marketplace, a government district, a slum and a religious building. It also has an airfield, a sewage system, a two-lane highway and a subway extending 350 metres, the only one of its type in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The World Socialist Web Site reported on the inauguration of the mega-complex last October.

On the grounds of the combat training centre (GÜZ), 560 soldiers practiced the storming of residential buildings, the demolition of barricades and an assault on the airfield and the tower. Together with their training officers, the troops carried out house-to-house fighting and street battles. A wide variety of weapons were used, including the Leopard 2 tank, which has been used and is feared in the Middle East, and the anti-barricade Pioneer tank, as well as a range of other armoured infantry combat vehicles.

The German army (Bundeswehr) assumes it will confront similar situations in the course of its imperialist interventions in Mali, Afghanistan and many other countries. The army stresses the importance it attaches to the routine and efficient implementation of such exercises. In a press release, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Dieter Lindstedt, departmental head of the German Army Development Office, explained the importance of the exercise: “This pilot exercise is enormously important in order to assess whether, or in which direction, we need to adapt, develop and orientate in future our mission principles and practices.”

The army exercise, however, fulfils an additional purpose. “Close to reality” (the term used in the official army report),
the Bundeswehr is also preparing for civil war conditions in Germany and the European Union. This was already evident from the first joint exercises conducted by the police and the Bundeswehr in March 2017. At that time, 360 soldiers collaborated with special police commandos equipped with helicopters, specially armoured vehicles, reconnaissance drones and explosive deterrent robots in the so-called GETEX (“Joint Terrorism Defence Exercise”) operation.

This is now to be followed by LÜKEX (“Transnational Strategic Crisis Management Exercise”) in November of this year. The scenario of this exercise is, significantly, “a large-scale failure of the winter gas supply”, a situation that could, for example, be caused by an industry-wide strike in the energy sector.

According to a report in the Bundeswehr Journal, the LÜKEX 18 operation will take place mainly in the states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria, but also include activities in other states, such as Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse, Berlin, Brandenburg, Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Involved in the operation at a federal level are the Ministry of the Interior, sections of the Economics Ministry, the Agency for Food and Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the Press Office and the Foreign Office.

The deployment of the Bundeswehr domestically and the networking of civilian agencies with the police and military are part of a comprehensive rearmament offensive. Since taking office, Germany’s grand-coalition government of conservative parties (Christian Democratic Union [CDU]/Christian Social Union [CSU]) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has pressed ahead with its plans for establishing a comprehensive surveillance regime at a federal and state level.

Following the example of Bavaria, the state of Saxony has now submitted a far-reaching draft for a new police law. According to the plans of the CDU-SPD state government, the police in Saxony will receive hand grenades and machine guns, in addition to other equipment. Also planned is the introduction of new ammunition that aims to “overwhelm the victim without mortally injuring him”. In addition to video surveillance, facial recognition and the introduction of ankle restraints, the law will allow the authorities to monitor journalists when necessary for “the existence and security of the federal or state government”.

These measures correspond to the plans for a so-called model police law at a federal level, approved by the SPD and CDU/CSU in their coalition agreement. Among other items, the coalition partners call for “better facilities for the police”, the “expansion of DNA analysis”, “video surveillance at hotspots” and the strengthening and centralisation of security agencies and secret services in Germany and throughout Europe.

Behind the scenes, the coalition has agreed on the use of the German army inside Germany itself. The coalition pact states that the “development guidelines” for the army set out in the White Paper of 2016 are to be “consistently pursued”. The White Paper explicitly advocates the use of the army domestically. The section “Domestic deployment and services of the Bundeswehr” states that “the armed forces can support the police in effectively fighting accidents under narrow conditions and exercise sovereign tasks involving the use of interventionist and coercive powers”.

The real motives for these monstrous plans are bluntly laid out in a document issued by the European Union Institute for Security Studies entitled “What ambitions for European Defence 2020”. The document regards the task of future military operations to be the “shielding the global rich from the tensions and problems of the poor”.

“As the proportion of the world population living in misery and frustration will remain massive, the tensions and spillover between their world and that of the rich will continue to grow”, it continues. “Technology is shrinking the world into a global village, but it is a village on the verge of revolution. While we have an increasingly integrated elite community, we also face increasingly explosive tensions from the poorer strata below.”

Social inequality in Germany and Europe has continued to increase since the paper was first published in English in 2009. While the vast majority of the population fights for sheer survival, a small upper class elite has acquired astronomical assets. A study published at the beginning of the year by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) found that the 45 richest households in Germany own assets worth €214 billion, equivalent to the wealth of the poorer half of the entire population.

The activation of Schnöggersdorf is a warning. One-hundred years ago, the Social Democratic government under Reich President Friedrich Ebert and Defence Minister Gustav Noske relied on the military to quell the November Revolution of 1918-1919 and assassinate the revolutionary socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. Today, the ruling class is once again preparing to suppress mounting popular opposition against social cuts, militarism and war by military means.

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Meanwhile, translated from German Tagesschau TV, 12 April 2018:

Soldiers in the Bundeswehr

More swastikas, more “Heil Hitler” shouts

The number of right-wing suspect cases in the Bundeswehr is rising. The military secret police, according to a report, found 431 cases. One year ago, the secret service found only 275 cases.


Religious bans on films, dancing in Germany

This video from South Korea says about itself:

18 August 2017

Kpop Banned Dance: MV vs LIVE

Korea’s biggest broadcasting companies have strict rules and standards on what lyrics and dance moves can be performed. If they feel a dance move is too explicit idols groups must change it in order to perform. The following dances listed below were deemed inappropriate for live stage, therefore they changed it. In some cases they don’t change everything but the camera will focus elsewhere during those moves. It’s important to note that not all channels banned these dance moves, each broadcasting company is different to the others.

‘Kpop vs’ playlist: here.

Intro and outro song: D.Holic – Chewy

1. AOAMiniskirt
【During live performance when they had to dance that part they only did the hand gesture because the skirts were pre-unzipped】
2. AOA – confused
3. HELLOVENUS – WiggleWiggle
【Instead of twerking they moved their butts side to side. Also in their dance practise video they lift their shirts up, this didn’t make it on live performances】
4. Dalshabet – Be Ambitious
【Korean broadcasting companies must view girls revealing skin as stripping because it’s not the exposure that’s the issue it’s the action of taking a cloth off or revealing more skin that gets banned. Dalshabet had to drop the tear away dance and only do the hand action】
5. Dalshabet – BBB
6. Dalshabet – Joker
【Joker had many controversies, first the Korean pronunciation for joker sounds an awful like a Korean cuss for big ‘you know what’ and the dance didn’t help when they were touching their crotch area】
7. Tara Jiyeon – never ever
8. Rania – DR Feel Good
【the up and down movement while they were kneeling down was banned they end up just holding the downwards move awkwardly】
9. Sunmi – full moon
【1 second of a female idol spreading her legs is enough to ban it and force then to change the dance】
10. Rainbow – A
11. Rainbow Blaxx – Cha Cha
12. Stellar – Marionette
【Stellar is no stranger to bans and their company is partly at fault there. Their butt rub was changed to a more tamed butt lift move】
13. Stellar – Vibrato
14. L4 – move
【these girls didn’t perform this on broadcasting at all but when they did at a live performance everything was changed】
15. Fiestar – One More
【this song also caused controversy for their suggestive lyrics about a threesome as for the dance, they removed the kneeling in front of the guys】
16. Fiestar – You’re pitiful
【no dance move goes unseen, the quick dance where they go down and bounce was banned】
17. Gain – Paradise Lost
【so much was changed in this and its looks evident as the original dance was perfectly matched to the song】
18. Sistar – how dare you
【this song is old because if they danced it now it would be accepted however the standard for what appears on TV was more strict back then. A simple butt rub wouldn’t pass】
19. Sistar – so cool
20. Exid – up down
【the famous hip dance was banned for being sexually suggestive, instead they move their hips sideways】
21. Hyomin – nice body
【most of the butt dance was accepted surprisingly, however the ending had to be done facing the camera】
22. Girls day – something
23. After school – first love
【surprisedly most broadcasting companies allowed the pole dancing to be aired, however not all but they did allow them to dance with chairs】
24. Hara – Choco chip Cookies
25. 4minute – mirror mirror
26. Hyuna – roll deep
【there’s no surprise hyuna would be on this list, after all her song bubble pop had to end early due to it being banned and it was no different for roll deep, luckily she changed the dance rather the stop promotions】
27. Brown eyed girls – Abracadabra
【not only did the MV get banned for having a lesbian theme but so did the dance as it was too explicit for TV】
28. Secret – poison
29. Cross gene – amazing/bad lady
【The crotch rub just too sexual even for a male group】

Germany is a secular country, where there is separation between state and (Christian) church? Think again …

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Dancing and watching New Kids Nitro is illegal in Germany today

Who goes to the cinema on Good Friday in Germany will have to do with a film that fits the Christian holiday. In addition to the ban on dancing, which applies in some federal states, there is also a film display ban on more than 700 films. Among the illegal films are King Kong, Terminator and the Dutch film New Kids Nitro. Two years ago, a cinema in Bochum was fined 100 euros when The Life of Brian

a Monty Python comedy, considered ‘blasphemous’ by fundamentalist Christians

was screened.

The ban on dancing and films in Germany stems from the idea that the passion of Jesus Christ must be commemorated in peace. …

Since 1952, a list of prohibited films has been kept. According to the FSK [censorship organisation], the films on the list contain a storyline that is ‘unsuitable’. What is not appropriate about them remains vague. The German watchdog does not use a fixed list of criteria. However, ‘blasphemy‘ and ‘immoral behaviour’ are mentioned as a reason to ban a movie ….

There has been discussion about the ban on dancing on Good Friday. For a violation of the ban you can get a 1000 euro fine. Two federal states deal with this flexibly. In Berlin, for example, the ban applies only between 4 am and 9 pm and also in Hamburg partying at night is not illegal.

German police arrests Catalan politician, people protest

This 25 March 2018 video says about itself:

Protests in Barcelona after former Catalan president arrested

Protesters took to the streets in Barcelona after former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was arrested in Germany five months after he went into self-imposed exile from Spain.

Mass protests have erupted against the arrest by German police of Catalonia’s former regional premier Carles Puigdemont. The arrest warrant was requested by the Popular Party (PP) government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy: here.

The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei (Socialist Equality Party, SGP) condemns the German authorities’ arrest of Carlos Puigdemont and demands his immediate release. The former regional president of Catalonia was arrested Sunday morning by German federal police officers on an autobahn in the state of Schleswig-Holstein and detained in a facility in the town of Neumünster. … Puigdemont has committed no crime, but is being pursued for purely political reasons … A comment in the Süddeutsche Zeitung entitled “Germany has its first political prisoner”, acknowledged that Madrid is attempting to “decimate a democratic mass movement with prisons and fines.” It is “obvious that the Spanish judiciary’s hardline stance is aimed at destroying the social and economic existence of the Catalan activists”: here.

Catalan Spring? Resistance fills the streets as ex-President arrested in Germany: here.

Tense protests leave nearly 90 injured and 4 arrested across Catalonia. Thousands take to the streets peacefully to demand Puigdemont’s release after his detention in Germany: here.

Having been caught by Hitler Germany‘s Gestapo in France, and extradited to Franco‘s Spain, Lluís Companys i Jover, anti-fascist president of Catalonia, was executed by a Francoist firing squad on October 15th 1940.

The arrest of Catalan President Carles Puigdemont: Another step toward a police state in Europe: here.

Germany and UK collude with Spanish extradition warrants against Catalan leaders Puigdemont and Ponsatí: here.

German police arrests Catalan politician Puigdemont

This 3 October 2017 video is called Catalonia referendum: Thousands protest Spanish police violence – BBC News.

Dutch NOS TV reports today that German police have arrested Catalan pro-independence politician Carles Puigdemont at the Danish-German border. The Spanish government wants to punish Puigdemont for ‘rebellion’. Puigdemont was on his way back to Belgium, where he lives now in exile. In Belgium, people cannot be extradited for ‘rebellion’.

According to German media, the Spanish secret police had shadowed Puigdemont during all of his journey through northern Europe, and have tipped off German police. Now, there will be court case on whether Germany will extradite Puigdemont to become a political prisoner of the Spanish right-wing minority government.

German police have helped the Erdogan regime of Turkey by arresting demonstrators against the Turkish military invasion of Syria. It looks like they are now helping the right-wing Spanish government as well.

This 25 March 2018 video is called Protests in Barcelona after ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrest.

German Pegida Hitler copycat falsely accuses refugee of murder

The image of Lutz Bachmann styled as Adolf Hitler was published by the Dresden Morgenpost after a reader spotted it on Facebook

This image of Lutz Bachmann, fuehrer of the racist Pegida organisation in Germany, who had styled himself as Adolf Hitler, was published by the Dresden Morgenpost.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Police investigates possibly hatemongering tweets by Pegida founder

The German police are investigating whether Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann is guilty of hate speech when he falsely accused a man of murdering a 14-year-old girl on Twitter. Last Wednesday, the girl was killed in her home in Berlin by knife stabbing.

Extreme right-wing groups reacted furiously to her death on social media. According to them, the authorities covered up the identity of the perpetrator, because it supposedly was an immigrant. Members of the right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland

Dear NOS: Once again, neo-fascist organisations like the AfD are not ‘populist’. They are racist.

, the largest opposition party of parliament, also shared these messages on Twitter and Facebook.

Bachmann actively participated in spreading the accusations. He wrote on Twitter that a Chechen man, whom he called an “ex-refugee and the beast of the Caucasus”, was the perpetrator. He also placed two photos with a link to the personal Facebook page of the Chechen.

The man turned out to have nothing to do with the murder. The German police arrested a 15-year-old classmate of the girl on suspicion of the murder. …

The Pegida founder is controversial in Germany. For example, he has been convicted several times for burglaries, violence and drug possession. He is now suspected of hate speech, for which he was also condemned in 2016 after he had abused refugees on social media. He then had to pay a fine of 9600 euros.

Germany’s grand coalition of conservative parties and the Social Democratic Party is intent on stepping up the deportation of refugees and expanding the country’s system of deportation centres. At the beginning of April, the administration of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) also decided to tighten up its rules for deportations. A report in the current edition of Der Spiegel deals with the dire consequences of such policies for those incarcerated in the detention centre of Büren (NRW): here.