German military preparing for potential war with Russia, leaked internal report reveals

Saturday, 26 November 2022 — Multipolarista

A leaked confidential strategy paper shows Germany is preparing for a potential war with Russia, as it boosts its budget and plans to become the world’s third-biggest military spender.

Ben Norton

 

German troops in a NATO military exercise in 2021

Germany’s top newspaper Der Spiegel obtained a leaked confidential strategy paper that reveals the country’s military is preparing for a potential war with Russia.

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Scholz’s China trip raises hackles

Saturday, 5 November 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) received German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at Great Hall of the People, Beijing, November 4, 2022

German diplomacy presented a riveting sight of “counterpoint” with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosting her G7 partners in Münster on November 3-4 even as Chancellor Olaf Sholz was emplaning from Berlin on a one-day visit to Beijing.

The photo-op showed the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken flanking Baerbock at the main table with Under-secretary of State Victoria Nuland — best known as the master of ceremonies at the 2014 “Maidan” coup in Kiev in 2014 — peering from behind.

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The United States declares war on Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France

Tuesday, 4 October 2022 — Voltaire Network

Thierry Meyssan

While the international press treats the sabotage of the Nord Stream gas pipelines as a news item, we analyze it as an act of war against Germany and the European Union. Indeed, the three gas supply routes to Western Europe have been cut off simultaneously, while at the same time a new gas pipeline has been opened to Poland.

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The War On Germany Just Entered Its Hot Phase

Tuesday, 27 September, 2022 — Moon of Alabama

Just yesterday I laid out how the U.S. is winning its war on Europe’s industries and people.

That war, hidden behind the U.S. created Ukraine crisis, is designed to destroy Europe’s manufacturing advantage compared to the U.S. It is more likely though to strengthen the economic position of China and other Asian economies.

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GERMANY WHERE NEXT? Q2 DATA INCLUDING RATE OF PROFIT

3 September 2022 — theplanningmotivedotcom

The German Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has released its estimates for the second quarter of 2022 allowing the preparation of turnover and profits for the non-financial sector in Germany. Following this fundamental analysis of the German economy comment will be made on Germany’s prospects given that it and Britain are most at risk from current market conditions

germany-aug-2022.pdf

Court orders Deutsche Welle to reinstate second Palestinian journalist

Tuesday, 6 September 2022 — The Electronic Intifada

Ali Abunimah

A woman stands with arms foldedFarah Maraqa, a Palestinian-Jordanian journalist, stood up to Deutsche Welle and won.

Monday was a “date for celebrations,” Farah Maraqa wrote.

The Palestinian-Jordanian journalist had just won her lawsuit against Deutsche Welle.

The German state broadcaster was ordered by the Berlin labor court to reinstate her and pay all her legal costs.

The decisive victory “suggests that the court recognized that Farah’s termination, based on a controversial investigation and unfounded allegations of anti-Semitism related to reports published before her employment contract, was illegal,” said the European Legal Support Center.

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Russophobia Running Riot

Sunday, 4 September 2022 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Declan Hayes

“Though the Russians might look like Europeans, they are, you see, not quite human, not quite kosher, not quite like us.”

Though the news that Clown Prince Zelensky, Ukraine’s contemptible puppet President, is renting one of his Italian villas out to Russians for €50,000 per calendar month would lead to protests if his junta had not banned all such protests on pain of death, this further evidence of his corruption flies in the face of the rampant Russophobia all of Western Europe’s opinion makers have signed up to. Although I previously wrote about this Russophobia in the context of Russian children’s stories and the Ukrainian junta’s book burning policies, none of that could prepare either you or me for what now follows, for what resembles a German Jew watching Kristallnacht unfold one shattered window and one shattered life at a time.

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Germany made ‘fantastic admission’ – Lavrov

Thursday, 1 September 2022 — RT (the source may or may not be accessible due to Western censorship)

The Russian FM’s comment came after his German counterpart said Berlin would back Kiev no matter what its own people think

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has described as “fantastic” a recent comment by his German counterpart, Annalena Baerbock, about Berlin’s commitment to backing Kiev. The German official said on Wednesday that her country’s government would stand by Ukraine regardless of what German voters think about it.

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Independent Journalist Facing 3 Years Prison in Germany For Reporting Truth From Ukraine

2 July 2022 — News Punch

Baxter Dmitry

German independent journalist Alina Lipp has been defying mainstream media by bravely reporting from Ukraine’s Donbass region. Now the reporter, who has been based in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region for six months, is facing three years in prison in her home country for her “crimes.”

Russia teaches Europe ABC of gas trade

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Gazprom’s Nord Stream gas pipeline, Lubmin, Germany

The unthinkable is happening for the second time in five months: Russian gas giant Gazprom writes to German gas companies announcing force majeure effective from June 14, exonerating it from any compensation for shortfalls since then.

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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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