While it’s common knowledge that China is on the rise, little do people see that Germany is back on the march. Germany is the merchant of the world and engine that runs the European Union, the largest economy in the world. It has recently in the last few years, via the economic crisis, subjugated and taken the national sovereignty out of countries that are hurting the most — all in exchange for kicking the can down the road (forced bailouts) until the next opportunity (crisis) arises to extort more out of the victim. Because it can throw is economic weight around and runs the Troika, it has the authority to do so. With this growing power, Germany will likely turn the EU bloc into the next world’s superpower.
Further integration among the EU members is being pushed, whether the citizens of each nation like it or not. Meanwhile, the USA cannot be relied upon and is definitely trusted less due to the ongoing NSA scandal, which is hypocritical for Germany to scoff at being that it has cooperated with the agency since the 1960’s. The USA has also done its part in encouraging Germany to increase its role in the world. From all this, a European Army is being born for its respective upcoming United States of Europe with the Fourth Reich at the helm. As we speak, EU members are integrating their militaries with their German counterparts and there is increasing demand among prominent figures across the bloc in calling for a new military structure.
Those who think China or Russia might be the next world’s superpower(s) might be in for a shock. In the end, even with the USA suiciding itself out of existence, nobody will still trust China or Russia to lead the world. The best case scenario for the two will be a multi-polar world where power and influence are shared.
So may scoff at the idea, but today’s jokes are often tomorrow’s reality. For now, all eyes should be on Deutschland.
BERLIN/BERGEN/MUNSTER (Own report) – The Bundeswehr is preparing prospective general staff officers for the invasion of foreign countries and the repression of civil unrest. Scenarios to this effect formed the basis of an informational training exercise for the military’s future commanders that ended last week. The large-scale maneuver, which involved a total of 3,500 soldiers and 700 ground and aerial vehicles – carried out in the close vicinity of the former Nazi Bergen-Belsen concentration camp – also exercised combat against insurgents in congested urban areas. Various surveillance drones and elite units specialized in “covert operations” as well as those specialized in psychological warfare were also in action. They trained using live ammunition. According to the German military, the exercise took the “reality” of past warfare into consideration, while anticipating “foreseeable challenges of the future.”
Invasion of “Obsidia”
According to the German military, a major maneuver was carried out from September 30, to October 10, at the Bergen and Munster training grounds in the Lueneburg Heath – in the close vicinity of the former Nazi Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. The so-called “land operations” informational training exercise, with the participation of a total of 3,500 soldiers and 700 ground and aerial vehicles, was aimed at training prospective general and admiral staff officers from the German Armed Forces Staff College and Army officer cadets. To develop a “better understanding” of current and future warfare, one “must smell the gun smoke and hear the explosions,” explained one of the course’s graduates. The scenario forming the basis for the maneuver foresaw German troops invading the fictitious country of “Obsidia” – with the objective of combating the local insurgents.
The various “training stations” the participants had to pass also included combat in an “urban environment.” The combat was carried out according to the following script: After spy drones and “Fennek” reconnaissance tanks had reconnoitered the area, it was “taken over, house-by-house” – “under the din of the volleys fired by the ‘Marder’ personnel carrier’s 20-mm automatic cannons, the cross-fire of machineguns and the Leopard 2 battle tanks’ flank protection.” The Bundeswehr recounts that engineer corps troops placed “access explosive charges” in individual buildings, while armored infantry demonstrated the “rapid capture of smaller groups of houses” and snipers “kept watch for dangerous point targets.” According to the troops, the “house-to-house combat” alone does not suffice. It merely creates the “prerequisites for the rapid continuation of the attack into the depths of the flanks of enemy forces kept under comprehensive surveillance.”
Close Range Experience
According to the Bundeswehr, this major maneuver was concluded with “combat firing,” where the infantry, cavalry and helicopter units all fired live rounds of ammunition. This demonstrated to the future military commanders “what it means to coordinate troops and fire power.” “The young soldiers received close range experience with the practical application of the otherwise theoretically exercised doctrine.” The German military has consequently designated this training of its general staff officers as being “close to reality and mission.” As the participating Inspector General of the Army, Lt. Gen. Bruno Kasdorf, explained, the full “spectrum” of warfare must be taught, “to be prepared for the challenges of the future.”
Full article: Close to Reality and Mission (German Foreign Policy)