Germany Prepares For Domestic Troop Deployments As “Catastrophic” Terrorist Attack Deemed “Conceivable, Even Probable” – Zero Hedge
Merkel continues to publicly defend her “open border” immigration policies despite continued erosion of her popularity amid rising nationalist sentiments in Germany and across the EU. Meanwhile, Germany is preparing to deploy troops within its borders for the first time since World War II amid growing fears that the potential for a large-scale terrorist attack is “conceivable, even probable,” at least according to Lt. Gen. Martin Schelleis.
Concerns of a potential threat come as nearly 30,000 asylum seekers continue to flood the country each month from Syria alone (see chart below). Overall, Germany took in about 2.1 million immigrants last year and over half of them were refugees.
A key section of the article:
Plans to utilize soldiers for counter-terrorism efforts within domestic borders is a very controversial concept for a country only seven decades removed from totalitarian rule. Such efforts weren’t even allowed until a court decision in 2012 which expanded Article 35 of the German constitution to allow armed forces to be deployed within domestic borders but only in response to a terrorist attack of “catastrophic proportions.”
Are we about to see a modern day Reichstag fire?
The leaders of Europe have worked hard the past several weeks to put their citizens in a fearful state devoid of critical thinking. I am highly skeptical that any catastrophic event that occurs in Germany is genuine Islamic terrorism.
If something does occur, my guess is that they’ll borrow a play from the Globalist’s playbook for the United States: Blame it on “homegrown extremists”. In the case of Germany, that means blaming it on the German nationalist party that’s demanding an end to Angela Merkel’s insistence on open borders for Germany; A policy that has led to 2.1 million immigrants coming to Germany last year.
Eventually these tactics will spread to our shores which is a bit ironic I suppose since the 15 year anniversary of 9/11 is tomorrow. Ultimately, it’s all about fear. Fear is the most effective tool of an oppressive government. Fear this, fear that, fear this group, fear your neighbor, fear the police, fear people of other races than your own, fear the boogieman in your closet. And while you’re living in fear of your neighbor, the government is very busy consolidating its power.
I’ve said it before but it bears repeating because it’s going to be so vitally important in the coming year: Don’t give in to fear. Love your neighbor.
A friend who reads the blog emailed me a month or so ago about my use of the word “love” in this manner: “What a very un-Mr. Sasshole thing to say.” I know it is, but it’s every bit as important to focus on that emotion in the coming months as it is to focus on not giving in to fear. More important for reasons I can’t properly explain on this blog without potentially losing the audience. Suffice it to say, when I ask you to focus on “loving your neighbor”, it’s not coming from a religious perspective, nor is it coming from a hippie “let’s just all get along duuuuude” place either. It’s coming from two perspectives, one of which I’ll explain.
I am a deep believer in the idea that we live in a world where 99.9% of the people are good, kind-hearted people and .01% are evil, psychopathic bastards. Unfortunately, most of our leadership is firmly part of the latter category. They use fear against the 99.9% because we love our families, our friends, our pets and our lives. In other words, we’re normal. We value the important people in our lives and the thought of losing them or failing them is scary. As an added bonus, humans naturally hate what we fear. Hate divides. Blind, uninformed hate divides completely and we are terribly, terribly divided and our “leaders” have taken great advantage of that sad fact. So love your neighbor. It makes it harder for the psychopaths that run the world to fool you, and as an added bonus you’ll feel better.
That second perspective.. It’s a deeply metaphysical thing and something that I would have dismissed not long ago. But it is real and it is profound. And it will allow us to win if we commit ourselves to love and not fear and they know it.