As we approach September 24 and a German federal election in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to easily win a fourth term, the discontent with Establishment CDU/SPD politics in Germany grows, even as the parties attempt to appease the restlessness of large corporations like Siemens (recently 'caught' violating U.S.-demanded EU sanctions by selling turbines to Russia's Crimea peninsula, for which the corporate giant blames its St. Petersburg subsidiary) with the sanctions on Russia (to say nothing of the mostly ignored by the politicians mittelstand, the small to medium size companies that RogueMoney's friend in Berlin Harley Schlanger reports have been hardest hit by the decline in trade with Moscow).
The recent pushback by the German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and even the reliable Atlanticist Chancellor herself against the U.S. Senate's plans to levy extra-territorial sanctions against European companies participating in the Nordstream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany has bucked a decades-long trend of Berlin's subservience to Washington.
A major reason for Berlin's humiliating unwillingness to stand up to anyone in Washington but the deep state battered President Trump is of course, financial. EU dreams of establishing a counterweight to the American 'hyper-power' dating to 2003 when the French President Jacques Chirac and then Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder opposed the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq are long forgotten, as the European Central Bank continues at German behest to paper over the massive private and eventually sovereign debt crisis in Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece that will soon enough smash into the EU's Franco-German-core. But as the RT documentary program posted below demonstrates, there is another, psychological and ideological component to Berlin's weakness. And that is the ravaged German national identity formed after World War II which seeks refuge in often hypocritical virtue signaling. Critics of the great migration wave of 2015-16 such as the late Rolf Peter Sieferle and 'Germany abolishes itself" Thilo Sarrazin have argued Germans are engaged in self-negation if not suicidal altruism.
Ironically, just as the European Union was supposed to make German reunification palatable to Berlin's old rivals in London and Paris, the Cyprus bail ins and Greek debt crisis demonstrated that the Continent is more dominated on paper by Berlin and its ECB arm's diktats than at any time since 1945. However, one MUST distinguish between Berlin accumulating power over neighboring governments and their peoples for the sake of the cabal, and any actual, popularly supported German national interest being served by the ECB putting the screws to Greece.
Furthermore, for all the Atlanticist pieties about how Angela Merkel has replaced Barack Obama as 'leader of the free world' now that Donald Trump is President of the United States, Angela Merkel is an alleged former asset of the East German secret police, implementing Stasi-esque monitoring of social media in her country to stamp out 'hate speech' after the great volkswanderung of 2015. Merkel does not work for Donald Trump or any other occupant of the Oval Office, she works for the American Deep State that knows all about the socialist Lutheran pastor's daughter whose father chose to settle in the Soviet-occupied East while millions were fleeing to West Germany (Putin also undoubtedly knows about Merkel's Stasi relationships, even if the two never met while he was posted in the mid-1980s DDR city of Dresden).
Another irony is that Germany assuaging its historic guilt comes at the cost of alienating neighbors in Poland, Hungary, or in the Balkans, the Greeks and nations of the former Yugoslavia which experienced German occupation during the Second World War. While there are no German soldiers occupying places like the FYRoM or Greece today, there are many thousands of military age Muslim males drawn by the promise of German taxpayer largesse to pass through these nations -- in effect a foreign legion Merkel has summoned into existence that otherwise might've remained safe in Turkey, Jordan or oil and gas rich Sunni Arab allies of the U.S. responsible for fueling the Libya and Syria wars in the first place.
To accompany this excellent 26 minute video produced by a German now living in Russia, we are re-posting this London Paul artilce from almost a year ago, August 1, 2016 titled, "German Refugee Crisis and Who Is the Real Catalyst Behind This". LP's editorial comment tracks closely with what independent journalists like Black Pigeon Speaks and others have documented regarding the links between George Soros and the refugee trafficking organizations operating in and around the Mediterranean Sea, directing a surge of humanity north to the generous welfare states funded by the German and Swedish taxpayer. -- JWS
The German refugee crisis has been an issue for some time now, but 2016 has seen an acceleration in developments, some of which are detailed below.
In January 2016, a prominent ally of Merkel threatened to take her government to court over its open door refugee policy as political pressure grows for the chancellor to reduce the number of new arrivals. Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer said he would send the federal government a written request to restore orderly conditions at the nations borders, through which one million migrants and refugees passed in 2015.
In April 2016, a study was conducted, exclusively for the Zeit newspaper which stated that the refugee programme could cost Germany up to 400 billion euros. The results of the study, carried out by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research suggested that the economic impact of the refugee crisis largely depends on the degree of the economic integration of the refugees. A government report at that time suggested that Germany might expect to receive as many as 3.6 million refugees by 2020, with about half a million people arriving each year until that time.
Critics of Germany’s immigration policy believe that the notion that the migrants would come to Germany and enrich the nation’s economy are false and furthermore Merkel has no idea now how to deal with the situation. Furthermore, there is increasing concern that the distinction between those who are genuine refugees and migrants has become blurred. Critics feel that the mechanism by which new arrivals are processed to stay or leave Germany needs an overhaul and increased efficiency and speed in which such cases are dealt with. These issues are further compounded by the inability of German states to be able to send refugees back home which falls under the domain of the federal government. There are increasing concerns that the Schengen treaty needs to be revoked allowing Germany to regain control over its borders. From a legal perspective the need to clearly distinguish asylum law from immigration law was long overdue.
A poll in the last few days in Germany indicates that a majority of Germans do not trust Merkel’s claim that the country will successfully handle its refugee crisis. She has come under intense criticism for her “we can do it” remarks in relation to her open door policy towards asylum seekers. 66 Percent of the respondents said that they do not agree with the chancellor’s policy towards refugees, while some 27 percent support Merkel, the survey said. This was in contrast to a poll taken in August 2015 when 51 percent disapproved of the Chancellor’s policy.
There have been demonstrations in Germany against refugee policy, culminating in an event in Berlin over the weekend where thousands were reported to have converged on Washington Square to voice their displeasure at Merkel’s immigration policy. These demonstrations have further been fuelled by a spate of recent attacks in the period of one week. An Afghan refugee attacked passengers with an axe on a train in Germany on July 18th. Seven teenagers and two adults were killed at a Munich shooting centre on July 22nd. A Syrian refugee killed a pregnant woman, with a machete, in the German city of Reutlingen on Sunday July 24th. On the same day a failed asylum seeker blew himself up outside a wine bar near a music festival in the German town of Ansbach. On 26th July an explosion was reported at an immigration office near Nuremburg and a patient shot and fatally injured a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a hospital in Berlin.
Despite these recent attacks in Germany involving apparent asylum-seekers Merkel has insisted that Germany would not change its willingness to take in refugees adding that the attackers “wanted to undermine our sense of community, our openness and our willingness to help people in need. We firmly reject this”. She did however propose to improve security measures via information sharing, deciphering web chatter and tackling arms sales on the internet.
It has long been an assertion of the authors of this website and stated elsewhere that there is always a need to take in genuine refugees who are suffering humanitarian crises or who are victims of political, religious or social persecution. However, there needs to be an end to those crises caused by blatant Western intervention in nations where they wish to promote regime change for geopolitical advantage.
It is clear that there is evidence that there is a deliberate attempt to stoke extreme tension and a backlash in the wake of this engineered refugee crisis on the back of intervention in nations where regime change has been actively promoted, which clearly would result in the need to displace people. Furthermore, the desire is to extend this to an all out race war because the cabal;s main agenda throughout history has been to destabilise nations and their people by an insidious divide and conquer agenda.
Despite what has been reported in this article, the vast majority of refugees are peaceful people who themselves are now at risk from retaliatory measures because of these ongoing attacks. It is questionable who precisely is really behind these individual attacks but there are some obvious contenders. It is unquestionable that the cabal are using the refugee crisis as a mechanism to destabilise Europe and it is equally important that no matter how tragic these terror attacks are, they are not representative of most immigrants and equally most people within Germany are welcoming these refugees into their nation.
Yes there are serious issues developing with this crisis, but the focus as ever needs to be on who the real perpetrators are and what their agenda is. People of Germany and beyond need to recognise this and not allow their nations to be used as a battleground for the insane policies of a cabal which is now in terminal decline and are desperate to cause as much political, social and economic mayhem as they can on their way to their inevitable demise.
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