Arms for the World

BERLIN (Own report) – German arms exports are leveling out at a new record high, as indicated by the Arms Export Report for 2016 and the first four months of 2017, published last Wednesday in Berlin. According to the report, the German government has approved €6.85 billion worth of military equipment sales in 2016 – one billion less than in 2015 but significantly more than the fluctuations around five billion in the overall value of arms exports since 2003. The main recipients of German deliveries include countries of the Arab Peninsula, particularly Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, with the aim of forming a military counterforce to Iran. For over two years, they have been waging war against Yemen – also using German weapons. Berlin has also approved the sale of patrol boats to Saudi Arabia, which can be used to escalate the famine blockade around Yemen. Algeria and Egypt are receiving German warships. A closer cooperation with the navies of these two countries would enable Berlin and Brussels to complete their control over the EU’s southern flank. German arms recipients include several countries around the Pacific basin, prone to become Western partners in the event of a conflict with the People’s Republic of China.

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Increasing Power at the Gulf

BERLIN/KUWAIT CITY (Own report) – Berlin is considering deploying German fighter jets in Kuwait to systematically expand its foothold in this Middle East Emirate. It is not yet clear, whether the Bundeswehr’s Tornados, currently participating in the anti-IS war, will be removed from Incirlik Air Base or where they may otherwise be stationed. The Kingdom of Jordan or the British colony on Cyprus (Akrotiri and Dhekelia) may be alternatives. Kuwait is also an option, given the fact that the German government has been intensifying its cooperation with the Emirate for quite some time – not only economically but also with arms deliveries. Increasing the German military presence in Kuwait would raise German-Kuwaiti relations to new heights. The Bundeswehr would also gain another foothold directly at the Persian Gulf. So far, particularly the US, British and French armed forces have a presence in that region. Continue reading

Wagenknecht and Bartsch: Left Calls the USA Main Cause of the Refugee Crisis / Wagenknecht und Bartsch: Linke nennen USA Hauptverursacher der Flüchtlingskrise

Only one percent of the world seems to realize this. What makes this ironic is that this realization comes out of Europe and by a party so far left they’re practically Communist — the same type of lost crowd who wanted to see America elect him.

Obama has absolutely destroyed the Middle East, which is in turn permanently altering and destroying Europe through its refugee crisis and is watching it drown under its own socialist-communist political correctness. We’re also yet to see what ISIS (an American creation) infiltrators have in store.

Iran has been emboldened and is full speed ahead towards building a nuclear bomb (time tables vary) whereas nations such as Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Lebanon (to name a few) were completely overturned and left in absolute disarray. Don’t forget about Iraq which was abandoned, leaving behind a power vacuum (currently being filled in by Iran). Ukraine is also another case in point, although it’s overturning was a joint-operation by Washington and Berlin.

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English translation:

Who bears the biggest blame for the refugee tragedy? For Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch from the left of the main causes is quickly identified: the United States. The Deputy faction leaders insist on funds the government in Washington.

The deputy left party leader Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch give the United States a large part of the blame for the refugee crisis, if not the largest. “Western countries led by the US has destabilized entire regions, by they have made and instrumentalized possible among other terrorist organizations,” it says in a position paper of the designated chairman of the Left in the Bundestag. It will be presented on Monday the Group.
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A New Era in the Middle East

TEHRAN/BERLIN (Own report) – Berlin is rushing to renew economic ties with Iran and to engage in reshaping the Middle East by dispatching its minister of the economy to Tehran. The nuclear agreement, signed last Tuesday with Tehran, offers German companies the opportunity to normalize their trade with Iran, which was once among the most lucrative in the Middle East, but had sharply declined due to sanctions. Exports in the double-digit billions are expected. Meanwhile experts are calling for realigning power relations in the Persian Gulf under western leadership to establish a balance of power between Saudi Arabia and Iran. This would prevent the hegemony of either and offer the West favorable opportunities to influence developments in the region. Comprehensive German arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the weakening of Iranian positions, particularly in Syria, would form the basis of this desired balance of power. According to experts, the EU could play a leading role in reshaping the region, if resistance in the US Congress, at the last moment, does not block the nuclear deal.

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Germany in the Island Dispute

BERLIN/WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Own report) – Despite escalating tensions in East Asia, German companies have announced new arms exports to Western allies in China’s vicinity. Kiel’s HGW shipbuilding company has confirmed its decision to sell two submarines to Singapore. In the island disputes in eastern and southeastern Asia, Singapore is seen as one of the West’s reliable partners. The current territorial disputes over the archipelago known as the “Diaoyu Islands” (in China) and the “Senkaku Islands” (in Japan), which are claimed by both countries, gives an indication of the conflicts emerging in the region. Interest in these islands is based not so much on their resources but rather on conflicting geo-strategic interests: These Islands are part of a chain of islands Beijing considers an important defense against possible aggression. Berlin is observing these tensions with apprehension because they could threaten German business interests. German arms exports to the region, as well as the Bundeswehr’s growing cooperation with Japan, South Korea and other Western allies, are an indication that, in the case of an escalation of conflict, Germany would take sides – against China. Continue reading