Looking Around

Sunday, 26 June 2022 — The van says…

The Germans might be complaining of food shortages, but it doesn’t look like anyone in Germany will starve any time soon.

Preamble

There have been no earth-shattering headlines of late, so now may again be a good time to write a sideways-looking article with no central theme, yet one that examines a number of matters currently of interest both in and out of Eastern Europe.
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Finding a Scapegoat Instead of Talking About German War Crimes

Friday, 24 June 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Declan Hayes

Let’s not talk about German war crimes. Let’s do it the German way. Let’s find a scapegoat, one with Slavic, untermensch blood and let’s blame her.

From Donetsk’ poignant Alley of AngelsAlina Lipp, a young and personable German (with a Russian father), explains that the Berlin regime is prosecuting her for reporting that the families of the children the Alley of Angels commemorates believe their stories and those of their martyred children should be heard.

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EU stumbles over Russian oil slick

Wednesday, 11 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán (R) with  President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Budapest, May 10, 2022

The European Union officials are insisting that oil sanctions against Russia are coming. On Sunday, France’s Ecological Transition Minister Barbara Pompili was certain that “we will reach (an agreement) by the end of the week.”

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India, Germany cogitate on Ukraine

Tuesday, 3 May 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Germany to send fifty Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine to fight Russia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s short visit to Germany pegged on the Indian-German Intergovernmental Commission meeting in Berlin on Monday inevitably came to focus on the Ukraine crisis. The western media would have loved to grill Modi on India’s reluctance to criticise Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. But German hosts thoughtfully skipped the customary Q&A after the joint appearance of Modi and Chancellor Olaf Scholz before the press.

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US biological warfare in Ukraine

Friday, 11 March 2022 — The New Dark Age

🇷🇺🇺🇦⚡️ One of the obtained documents, indicating the involvement of foreign states in the work of military biological laboratories in Ukraine.

Biolabs docs

Actually, it is precisely by such circumstantial evidence that the role of the West (and, above all, the United States) in projects related to the development of biological weapons is being clarified. That is why the United States, who denied their involvement, changed their shoes and pretend that, of course, there were laboratories, but there was nothing serious in them.

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The EU Eyes New Horizons

Wednesday, 2 March 2022 — Indian Punchline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced in Bundestag a big leap in armament programme, Berlin, Feb 27, 2022

Germany’s military build-up is a poignant issue in European politics, and what trajectory it will take once the dust settles, only time can tell.

Three developments in the past week herald a profound shift in European politics. It is tempting, but ultimately futile, to contextually place this shift as a reaction to the Russian decision to launch military operations in Ukraine. The pretext only provides the alibi, while the shift is anchored on power play and has a dynamic of its own.

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Germany Can No Longer Be Put Down

Wednesday, 23 February 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Melkulangara Bhadrakumar

Whichever way the U.S.-Russian tensions pan out — or, get protracted — Germany hopes to be the net winner.

Prima facie, it may seem German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s inexperience in world politics showed in his first appearance at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday when he was dismissive about a remark by Russian leader earlier in the week at a joint press conference with him in Moscow that the events that unfolded in Ukraine’s eastern regions amounted to “genocide.”

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Order Prevails in Berlin

Saturday, 23 January 2022 — Socialist Project the Bullet

Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was murdered in Berlin on January 15, 1919, along with her comrade Karl Liebknecht (1871–1919), by the emerging German fascist militia known as the Freikorps. This article is her last known writing, and penned just after the Spartacus uprising was crushed by the German government and before her capture and death.

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Nord Stream 2 is a double-edged geopolitical tool

21 December 2021 — Indian Punchline

Germany has suspended Nord Stream 2 certification; and, Russian gas stops flowing into Germany from December 21, 2021

When Pavel Zavalny, the chairman of Russian parliamentary committee on energy, made the forecast last Friday that Nord Stream 2 pipeline could start shipping natural gas to Germany as early as next month, it was received with disbelief. But Zavalny was categorical, and was quoted by Reuters as saying, “I can say with a high degree of certainty that the first gas via Nord Stream 2 will go in January.”

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Takeaways for Russia, India from Merkel’s US visit

13 July 2021 — Indian Punchline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit White House on July 15, will be the first European leader to do so during Biden presidency

A caveat must be added to the famous line by Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay, NATO’s first Secretary General and Winston Churchill’s chief military assistant during the Second World War, that the purpose of the Alliance was “to keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down”.

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Germany marks Barbarossa anniversary by deploying warplanes to Russia’s borders, singing birthday song for Hitler

19 June 2021 — Anti-Bellum

Rick Rozoff

Only three days before the 80th anniversary of the German-led Operation Barbarossa invasion of Soviet Russia on June 22, 1941, NATO reports that fifteen German warplanes flew near Russia’s northwest border for four days this month, the 14th-17th.

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Greetings from “New Normal” Germany!

26 May 2021 — CJ Hopkins

CJ Hokins

On April 1, 1933, shortly after Hitler was appointed chancellor, the Nazis staged a boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany. Members of the Storm Troopers (“die Sturmabteilung,” or the “Storm Department,” as I like to think of them) stood around outside of Jewish-owned stores with Gothic-lettered placards reading “Germans! Defend yourselves! Do not buy from Jews!” The boycott itself was a total disaster — most Germans ignored it and just went on with their lives — but it was the beginning of the official persecution of the Jews and totalitarianism in Nazi Germany.

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German Greens crusade for U.S./NATO wars

6 May 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Ann Garrison, BAR Contributing Editor

German Greens Crusade for US/NATO Wars The Green Party in the U.S. is also a pro-peace party — but that’s no longer the case in Germany.

Ann Garrison: Diana, the German Greens are leading in the polls, heading into Germany’s federal elections in September. So Chancellor Angela Merkel may even be replaced by the Greens’ candidate Annalena Baerbock. However, the last time I looked, the German Greens were calling for a rewrite of the UN Charter to take away Russia and China’s power to veto wars proposed by the US and its European allies on the UN Security Council.

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Meet the Censored: C.J. Hopkins, Critic of the “New Normal”

13 May 2021 — TK News by Matt Taibbi

Internet platforms have had a sense of humor failure about the Germany-based playwright, author, and satirist, one of many zapped for criticism of pandemic policies

Matt Taibbi

The arrival of Covid-19 has crashed America on a paradox that reads like the plot of a bad Star Trek episode. Half the country mistakes science for a set of inflexible decrees and demands it be worshipped as a religion. The other half believes the first group is always lying and defies even its sensible dictates, in its own theology of liberation. Science, a deliberative process, is collateral damage to the battle.

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The Criminalization of Dissent

4 May 2021 — CJ Hopkins

CJ Hopkins

One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent. Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it.

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Germany: Whistleblower Says Seven of 31 Nursing Home Residents Died Immediately after Forced Pfizer mRNA Shots

21 March 2021 — The COVID Blog

A frightening video of a lawyer interviewing an anonymous whistleblower tells stories of horror at a Berlin nursing home for dementia patients.

Dr. Reiner Fuellmich is one of the most important voices for truth about COVID-19 and so-called vaccines in the world. He is an attorney admitted to the Bar of Germany and the State Bar of California. His organization helps business owners in Germany recover damages resulting from COVID-19 lockdowns and other measures. Dr. Fuellmich is also one of four members of the German Corona Investigative Committee. The committee, after nine months of investigation, has already concluded that COVID-19 and experimental shots are “probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed.”

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Germany: Surprise on the left

Berlin Bulletin No. 186 March 2, 2021 — MRonline

Surprise, surprise! Things worked out quite differently than expected at the congress of the LINKE, the left-wing party. The surprise was not that it took place at all, after the pandemic forced postponements from June to October and from October to last weekend, with most of the 580 delegates at home in front of a screen, microphone and camera; only the socially-distanced, masked leaders sat in a sparsely occupied hall in Berlin. But other parties are meeting that way too.

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Whistleblower: 25% of Residents in German Nursing Home Died After Pfizer Vaccine

Reiner Fuellmich and Viviane Fischer, attorneys and founding members of the German Corona Investigative Committee, interview a caregiver in a Berlin nursing home who describes what happened during and after the rollout of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.

In this 40-minute video, Reiner Fuellmich and his associate Viviane Fischer, attorneys and founding members of the German Corona Investigative Committee, interview an unidentified whistleblower at a nursing home in Berlin, Germany.

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US Sanctions, Crisis in EU-Russia Relations: Does Russia Hold the Key to German Sovereignty?

17 February, 2021 — Asia Times

A more sovereign Germany closer to Russia and China may be the straw that breaks the US hegemon’s back

Last week we traced the necessary historical and geopolitical steps to understand Why Russia is driving the West crazy.

And then, last Friday, right before the start of the Year of the Metal Ox, came the bombshell, delivered with customary aplomb by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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