MERKEL: NO PLANS EXIST FOR GERMAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS
This particular article was right at the top of the list this past week of articles that people sent in. And it's worth having a few "record corrections" here. Frau Merkel, it seems, has been rather busy. In short, spokesmen for the Chancellorin have been forced to deny that there are no plans for Germany to acquire nuclear weapons as a component of the "all European army" it has been pushing for. Here's two versions of the story, one from our friends at Zero Hedge, and the other from the London Times:
Merkel Forced To Deny Plans For European Nuclear Superpower
Merkel forced to deny Germany planning to lead a European nuclear superpower
I scarcely know where to begin on this one, for the disingenuousness of the story - not from the media reporting it, but rather from the track record of Germany since the end of the Second World War - is there for all to see if one knows where to look. William Manchester, in his well-known book, The Arms of Krupp, records that the famous German armaments firm and cannon-maker had completed a functioning reactor in a secret installation in Julich, near the Dutch border, by the end of the 1950s. In that book he records an interview with one of the scientists working at the installation, who rather sheepishly admitted that Germany was closing the entire nuclear fuel cycle. By the 1960s, it had. Then, in 1978, The New York Times Books published an important but regrettably overlooked book by Barbara Rogers and Zdenek Cervenka, titled The Nuclear Axis: The Secret Collaboration Between West Germany and South Africa, a book which I reviewed in my book The Third Way: The Nazi International, European Union, and Corporate Fascism. Rogers and Cervenka make a convincing case that the secret power behind South Africa's and even Israel's bomb was West Germany.
As I also noted in my book, Germany played a crucial role during the 1970s and 80s, in Iran's acquisition of nuclear technologies, including those of isotope enrichment, forming the foundations for Iran's present nuclear capabilities. It need not be mentioned, of course, that Frau Merkel's government was instrumental in brokering the controversial deal between Iran and the Obama Administration. Well, of course they were! Iran is a major German trading partner, and some of that trade historically includes... well, you know.
I noted something else in The Third Way, namely, that the pro-Russian website, Global Research, ran an article by Canadian professor Michael Chossudovsky titled "Belgium of Iran, where's the Nuclear Threat? Europe's Five Undeclared Nuclear Weapons states" (see www.globalresearch.ca/europe-s-five-undeclared-nuclear-weapons-states/17550. See also my The Third Way, pp. 109-111) In that article, Professor Chossudovsky points out an uncomfortable truth:
While Germany is not categorized officially as a nuclear power, it produces nuclear warheads for the French Navy. It stockpiles nuclear warheads (made in America) and it has the capabilities of delivering nuclear weapons. Moreover, The European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company - EADS, a Franco-German-Spanish joint venture, controlled by Deutsche Aerospace and the powerful Daimler Group is Europe's second largest military producer, supplying France's M51 nuclear missile.
Germany imports and deploys nuclear warheads from the U.S. It also produced nuclear warheads which are exported to France. Yet it is classified as a non-nuclear state. (The Third Way, p. 110, citing the Global Research website article.)
Now, in case all this technicality is a little too obscure, I also pointed out in the Third Way that France's M51 missile, which is produced by a Franco-German-Spanish company, which in turn is controlled by Deutsche Aerospace and the Daimler Group, is a submarine launched intercontinental ballistic missile with mirved warheads (which are also produced by Germany) in the 200-300 kiloton range(so we're told), which means those warheads are strategic warheads, and probably either boosted fission devices or full-up (but small) hydrogen bombs. In short, not only has the infrastructure of a trans-European nuclear deterrent long been in place, organized around the French force de frappe, that organization conveniently allows Germany to dodge the classification as a thermonuclear power ("See? We're selling all this to the French... we're not buying it ourselves"), it also conveniently makes France the target of opportunity should things ever actually go "hot." But any way one slices it, if Mr. Chossudovsky's revelations are anywhere close to the truth, then the reality is, like it or not, Germany already is a de facto thermonuclear power. This explains a lot, geopolitically, and in point of fact, when one considers Professor Chossudovsky's article in the context of the Rogers-Cervenka research from the late 1970s, it's clear that infrastructure has been in place for a very long time. In short, their research corroborates Chossodovsy's allegations.
What does all this mean? Well, in terms of Frau Merkel's "denials" and "reassurances", it means simply that she's lying. But I suspect most people already suspected that. More importantly, it means that should the EU break apart, then that whole infrastructure will have to come out into the open, and that the pressures on Germany to openly rearm to ensure the security of Eastern Europe - as the Times article suggests - will be enormous. Germany and France will continue to collaborate militarily, and announce "changes" to that collaboration to reflect "new European realities." One might even go so far as to say that the French will allow the Germans to test their own thermonuclear warheads in the French test sites in the Pacific just to make it all "official".
Then again, why bother with any tests? After all, the French have already tested those German SLBMs and warheads... OTRAG, anyone?
...and then there's Japan...
See you on the flip side...
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Yes the upcoming Brexit saga will finally show everyone who’s really running the EU. Interestingly enough, the drama below should be hitting the BBC around about the time we trigger Article 50 to serve notice of leaving the EU.
As I’ve always said, if you launch a nuke, then you can pretty much guess that you are going to get one back VERY SOON. So in this case it’s all wind.
James Rickards on a recent Max Keiser Report said that Merkel will win her re-election; the Euro will bounce back; and that the EU will not only hold together, but add new members.
This appears to be part & parcel to that agenda.
[He also had some revelations about France.]
Mattis demand NATO allies spend more.
I don’t see Merkel winning reelection this year myself. The german people may have a guilt complex but they’re not stupid.
I was a surprised as was Max Keiser.
Rickards is usually perceptive; yet, this was seemingly counter intuitive. Rickards explains that Mario Draghi’s going to use economic policy to shift weight behind her[plus other factors]:
[go 20:45 clicks in] Max Keiser Report 1031
A common trait seems to be to double down on it rather than ever admit they were wrong.
When their party policy fails its always somebody outside it’s fault not their policy or party leaders in their mind. They will likely overwhelmingly re-elect her and blame all her failures on Trump.
Also, much to my chagrin, today’s Max Keiser Report has Michael Hudson & Max Keiser agreeing/ Donald Trump is a tool of Goldman Sachs and the crew that privatized Russia through Yeltsin’s administration. The same thing is happening here with Trump selling off U.S. public assets to oligarchs. Goodbye to, at least what left of good ole USA.
$old Out by the same basic crew that laid waste to Russia.
But we don’t have a Putin to come to the rescue.
Sovereignty, at least what’s left of it…
gone with the wind.
[12:40 clicks in/Max Keiser Report 1033]
I was somewhat surprised how pro Trump Max and Stacey were during the campaign, particularly as he was assembling his team of former GS employees. Afterall they’ve not exactly been their faveourite fans! As for Merkel, I think you’d need a very short memory to be conned by a financial stimulus – the anger runs deep. That said elections are not always a true reflection of the peoples vote so it’ll be intersesting yo see how it pans out. Whatever happens, the result will be used to stoke up more division in the same manner as BREXIT.
I’m happy I voted for Trump and think it’s too early to tell what he will be able to do. But he sure is pouring ice cold water into the faces of even the heaviest, most stubborn sleepers waking them up to reality. I won’t be too happy if all that public land gets sold off to the parasites and I get barred from it and all the public resources on them. Then we will truly become a prison culture.
What’s there to expect of the Harry Two Face that’s so called Europe flipping the coin will I be good or will I be bad. Split personality is what I think it’s called stupidity fits the definition better than madness.
Her comment is that “Germany has no plans.” They dont need plans if they already are…
I wonder if Hitler had a sex change and secret anti-aging treatments to hide his/her identity? Or a secret child born out of wedlock and raised in East Germany?
Yikes! The first nuclear-armed Muslim state — at the heart of Europe, no less!
The head spins….
Sarcasm! Love it. db
“disclaimer : satire, humor, whatever you want to call it except reality”
Oh dear Joseph, you are so out of touch with reality! Historical narratives + fundamental values + dot connecting = so old school!
Please get with the program, what you “feel” in the moment = truth.
In other words, no human being is capable of lying!
This is the grand revelation of our times, feel, feel, feel even fuse with feelings from outside yourself and you will be in that always special bliss space of feeling.
No need to hang on to Dante Alighieri’s La Divina Commedia as the last refuge to sanity!