Week in Review: Germany Builds an Airbase in Turkey, Islamic State in Mexico, Canada to Legalize Weed, and More

 

Highlights:

Germany to build a military base in Turkey

  • Spiegel magazine reported that Germany is spending $73.7 million to build a new air base in Turkey.
  • It will be built at the site in Incirlik where the Bundeswehr (German Army) is currently flying reconnaissance and refueling missions into Syria.
  • The German Ministry of Defense expects its military campaign against the Islamic State will drag on, and therefore believes it needs to provide some more permanent solutions.
  • One politician expressed surprise at how quickly Germany has been able to turn Europe’s initial reaction to the Paris attacks into a long-term military presence in Turkey.
  • Is this part of Germany’s whirlwind strategy?

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Web Wars: German Army to Enter Global Cyberwar – German Media

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The Bundeswehr is planning to unfold its “offensive capabilities” in cyber warfare. A new strategy paper of the Ministry of Defense considers the Internet as a potential war zone.

The Bundeswehr is facing a major change of its strategy in cyber warfare. In addition to defense against cyberattacks, the German army is due to perform attacks on foreign states, DWN wrote, referring to a strategy paper of the German Ministry of Defense.

Germany faces increasing cyberattacks on its infrastructure. Therefore, according to German officials, the Bundeswehr should be responsible for “the defense against cyberattacks, which represent an armed attack on Germany” in the future. Continue reading

Proposed for Killing

KABUL/BERLIN (Own report) – The German Bundeswehr and the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) are more deeply involved in extra-judicial killings of terror suspects in Afghanistan, than was previously known. According to reports published in the media during the final days of 2014, a German major general, who, today, is one of the defense minister’s closest advisors, had insisted in, at least one case, that ISAF “capture or neutralize” a suspect. Contrary to German intelligence agent’s false claims, cell phone data, that the BND has been passing on to US services on a regular basis, have been used to locate individuals for killer drone attacks. Extra-judicial killings are largely based on intelligence shared by western countries, including Germany, within the framework of the war in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is a focal point of the BND’s global activities. The German government has explicitly declared the assassination of “enemy combatants” – even outside combat zones – to be permissible.

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The German Path to an EU Army (II)

As mentioned earlier, Great Britain would never support such an idea or concept, which is why you will see them pushed out of the EU by Germany. The immigration ‘issue’ is just a cover.

It’s not about immigration and never has been. It’s about who controls the European continent and Germany cannot with Britain in the way. You’re looking at a post-USA world where a future United States of Europe, the world’s next superpower, is led by the Fourth Reich at the helm.

The suicidal decline of the United States is the primary factor behind the power vacuum being filled.

 

BERLIN (Own report) – Prominent German think tanks and politicians are calling for the establishment of an EU army. To this effect, “integration options” in military policy are viewed as appropriate, for example, at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). In a paper published by the German Ministry of Defense, an SWP researcher writes that the current financial crisis has clearly shown some European countries that “sovereignty built on autonomy is illusory.” However, to prevent possible reservations of some EU member countries, the author recommends avoiding the label “European army.” Efforts tending in the same direction but “under a different name” would have “more chances of success.” The Vice President of the European Parliament, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (FDP) of Germany, has expressed a similar view. “Only a European approach” to military matters can assure that the “economic giant” Germany will not remain a “political dwarf” when enforcing “western values and interests,” Lambsdorff declared in a newspaper article.

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