Both the German public and the general public have been victim of a masterful public relations campaign, aided and abetted by an Anglo-Saxon mass media terribly ignorant of true history, which has convinced the world at large of two great lies—that Germany is now a model, peaceful democratic nation, and that it is simply not capable of raising a powerful military force to be a threat, yet again, to world peace.
Yet German power can no longer be hidden. Even certain German politicians are beginning to express concerns at the scope of the nation’s weapons industry.
Germany is the largest exporter of military armaments in Europe and third in the world behind the United States and Russia. The Arms Export Report 2011 released by the German government in November shockingly reveals Berlin’s geographic reach, international partnerships and foreign policy relating to its armaments industry.
Arabian Gulf states appear prominently in the report, underscoring German influence in arming these authoritarian countries as an iron arc in opposition against Iran. Trusted purchase partners such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain all have ordered sizable amounts of hardware.
The report revealed a total of €5.4 billion in export authorizations approved by Germany’s Federal Security Council, up from €4.8 billion in 2010. “German arms exports have nearly doubled since the end of the 1990s,” reports German-Foreign-Policy.com (Nov. 16, 2012).
However, once unreported sales are included, the picture becomes even more frightening.
As German-Foreign-Policy.com astutely notes, glaringly missing from the report are arms produced under German license in associated countries stretching from Europe to the Gulf states as well as tank sales to Saudi Arabia and Qatar—estimated at €10 billion—and the delivery of tanks and infantry vehicles to Indonesia, projected at €6 billion. Adding these line items to the reported €5.4 billion, the 2011 report could more accurately total €21.4 billion!
It’s hard to conceive that Germany, shattered amid rubble after Allied invasion in World War ii, exports more military hardware than any other European country today. This fact alone has foreboding historical overtones. Under the perceived “dove”-like administration of Angela Merkel’s coalition government, the results of this report, and the sales that have been omitted, reveal a “hawkish” military industrial powerhouse exporting hardware unchecked across Europe, the Mideast, Africa and Asia.
The U.S., Britain, the United Nations and nato have forgotten the words of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at the end of World War ii in their joint declaration: “It is our inflexible purpose to destroy German militarism and Nazism and to ensure that Germany will never again be able to disturb the peace of the world.”
Since Germany, in concert with the Vatican, stimulated the Balkan wars of the 1990s—resulting in the first aggressive post-World War ii military action by that nation—it has progressively mounted military missions in 13 separate foreign theaters (see map).
(Zum Vergrößern klicken) German deployment todayThe reality is that today Germany is far more strategically placed to initiate sudden imperialist aggression than Hitler ever was back in 1939!
All it lacks is the type of charismatic, imperialist leadership to initiate it!
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