GERMANY’S NEW SPY SATELLITES: ENTER ELON MUSK

In last Thursday's News and Views from the Nefarium, I pointed out that the EU is heading into rough waters, and that in my opinion it will not survive in its current form, if it survives at all. Several factors have contributed to this, among them the immigration policies of Berlin and Brussels - that is to say, Mad Madam Merkel and the globaloney technocrats in Belgium - and the southern European social programs spending. It's easy to spend spend spend and pile up debt in, say, Greece or Spain (or Italy), when one can turn to Brussels (read, Berlin) to bail you out. The problem was, of course, Germany was not going to play that game, as we saw after the Greek crisis, and who can blame Germany for that? Those cracks were already evident when the old Exchange Rate Mechanism was converted to the Euro when France, after a decade of Mitterand socialism, applied to enter the mechanism, once again leaving Germany to bail everyone out. That crisis led to the creation of the current Eurozone we see today. (I detail that story in my book, The Third Way).

To put it "country simple," everyone simply kicked the can down the road.

Add to this Europe's and Germany's growing disillusionment with the unipolarism and interventionism of American foreign policy since 9/11, and one apprehends even more fissures appearing in the Euro-NATO complex. Indeed, over the past few years, perhaps even the past decade, I've been arguing that the pressures on the European powers to leave, or simply "side-step" NATO and waning American influence would eventually manifest itself in two, or possibly three, ways, none of them mutually exclusive. One solution was to create a common and integrated pan-European defense force. Both France and Germany for some years pushed for this, though in recent times France has increasingly balked at this solution, realizing that Germany would be once again in the driver's seat. Germany has in fact been pursuing this course on its own, integrating certain units of the Dutch and Czech militaries into the Bundeswehr command structure, while at the same time Mad Madam Merkel's government and Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen have allowed the German military itself to deteriorate almost to the point of not being able to carry out any operations, which is to say, allowed it to deteriorate almost to the point of non-existence in a clever kind of "we pay, you fight" policy. The second solution was simply for Germany to rearm and dramatically expand its military. This appeared, at one point, to be a possibility, given former German foreign minister Frank Walther Steinmeir's speech a few years ago to the effect that Germany's foreign policy would inevitably be forced to become more "muscular" and "militaristic." Notably, Steinmeir is gone from the Foreign Ministry, and Merkel and von der Leyen remain. In a certain sense, given the fiasco of the immigration policies of Berlin and Brussels, and the fiasco that is the Eurozone with potential bailouts looming everywhere one turns, this option, for the moment, appears to be impractical. The third alternative would be some synthesis of the two.

In spite of all these pressures, Germany has been attempting to beef up its military, with debatable results. But it's not just its military that Germany is beefing up, according to this article shared by Ms. C.V. and Mr. G.B.:

Germany seeks new spy satellites to get intel ‘independently from US’ – report

A few paragraphs here manage to summarize the foreign policy, intelligence, and military pressures that have led the German Bundesnachrichtendienst to pursue its own spy satellite capability:

Germany plans to spend €400 million ($465 million) on two of the “latest-generation satellites” for its foreign intelligence service. The budget committee of the German parliament (Bundestag) already approved the financing of the costly project back in early November 2017.

The two reconnaissance satellites, which are now being constructed by the Bremen-based aerospace company OHB, are expected to be able to identify and capture images of objects as small as an A4 paper sheet. They are scheduled to be launched into orbit in 2022, where they will be able to keep an eye on “any place on Earth” within 24 hours, according to a “top secret” intelligence document obtained by Die Zeit.

The ambitious project is apparently aimed at making Berlin less dependent on Washington, as the German security services are said to rely heavily on satellite data provided by their US partners.

“The BND must be capable of obtaining information quickly and on autonomously in order to be able to provide independent up-to-date situation assessments,” Bruno Kahl, the head of the foreign intelligence service, told Die Zeit, justifying the need for the new satellites.

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In the meantime, Berlin has rejected an idea of merging the expansive BND satellite program with a similar project from the German Army (Bundeswehr), which is now in the process of modernizing its own satellite arsenal, called the Synthetic Aperture Radar Altitude High or ‘SARah.’ The first new German military satellite is expected to be launched into space this year by US businessman Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket.

What's the high octane speculation here? Over the short term, don't expect any drastic expansion of the German military until the situation in Europe stabilizes, and that's iffy with the looming Italian elections, and a short-to-mid-term possibility that whatever coalition government as might result in Italy could be replaced down the line by another. And in either case, as I indicated in last Thursday's News and Views, the possibility that any Italian governments might emerge without some involvement of the "Euro-skeptic" parties in Italy is ultimately a losing proposition. Similarly, as I've also pointed out before, Frau Merkel's own new coalition is very very weak, and indeed, may not survive. All of this does not indicate any immediate attention to the details of European much less German defense.

On the other hand, however, these satellites do indicate a long-term German commitment for a more independent course in defense and intelligence matters from the USA and indeed from the rest of Europe.

Which brings us to Elon Musk, for surely there are those in Germany who realize that entrusting spy satellites to the tender attentions of an American company contracted to launch them is to risk the very sort of "interference" that they are designed to circumvent. That interference could range from sabotaged launches, to more covert "modifications" of the satellites themselves. And that means that sooner or later Germany will realize, just as Japan did some time ago, that it must have its own independent heavy launch capability.

See you on the flip side...

 

 

 

21 thoughts on “GERMANY’S NEW SPY SATELLITES: ENTER ELON MUSK”

  1. Germany knew full well the Greek economy would collapse, they sold military submarines to Greece and took 10 billion euro IOUs as payment.
    Germany is planning to be nuclear free within 30 years for energy production. Bearing in mind their mighty industrial electrical needs one wonders what ZPF tech they have, perhaps Der Gloken never left or was stashed in old soviet east Germany rather than going west. Richter may have used SS blueprints in Argentina perhaps straight out of Kammler’s suit case.

    1. The Grail Runes are: two coordinates, a vector, a circle and a Cartesian origin. The lodestar [ᛣ] is straight above the bonfire [ᛢ], when the spear [ᚸ] is a perpendicular. This constructs a sun watch (dharmachakra). Zodiac circle [ᛤ] becomes a calendar, followed by a gravestone [ᛥ], that measures lifespan and concludes the system.

      The turning point was at the Synod of Whitby (664 A.D.), when the Culdee (Celtic) Church went into decline, and the Church of Rome rose into power, sending Euclidean geometry of original Christianity down the memory hole.

      (Paul the Missionary & Isle of Iona, by E. Raymond Capt.)

      1. “The turning point was at the Synod of Whitby (664 A.D.), when the Culdee (Celtic) Church went into decline, and the Church of Rome rose into power…”

        The Celtic Church was fabulous. It incorporated the knowledge of ‘other realms’ without demonizing them like the RCC did. It acknowledged Nature and the Earth without demonizing them like the RCC did. It treated the human body as a positive thing rather than a negative thing, unlike how the RCC viewed it. Sexual contact was positive and enabling – rather than twisted into a guilt-wracked ‘obligation’ – unlike how the RCC viewed it. Many more ‘contrasts’. We would be living in a Paradise if the Celtic Church had prospered. (Probably why it was ‘taken out’…)

        Unfortunately, the Celtic Church had been doomed by their acceptance of the ‘Jesus tale’, in toto. When the RCC operatives showed-up on CC land, they just showed a portion of their Constantine-approved “Bible” that stated the ultimate religious authority lay through the line of Peter. CC bought that ‘line’ as a result of the earlier proselytizing, and all the positive aspects were soon gone. A cautionary tale…

        (By the way, I have physically been on the Isle of Iona four times. It has more ‘unseen beings’ per acre than any other place I have visited. Wonderful high energy! Probably why it was a Druidic training ground – in ‘seeing’ unseen beings – and then a later Christian ‘holy ground’ and burial area for kings.)

  2. Classic misdirection. The PTB want to remain in the shadows, pulling the strings on the mostly-unconscious humans. One has to rise-above the Web as far as one can, in order to see the Lilliputian strings laid in place. And who benefits…

    Divide and Conquer has been used against humanity since its creation. Some sources say that’s why Atlantis fell. An ancient Egyptian papyrus speaks of ‘hidden enemies’ that infiltrated and killed their way to the top. Throw-in ESP, shape-shifting abilities, and (evil) higher consciousness, and it is quite a quagmire for ‘modern’ humans.

    We are in Middle Earth. Tolkien knew of the One Ring situation: the presence of high-class Evil. The correct response is always to go for the head of the snake, not chop-away around the tail. Tails are expendable. Don’t get lost in the details…

    The main efforts of those awake-enough should always be to identify the head of the snake. And then, find the most-appropriate strategy against the head, using trustworthy allies. Some will be distracting the snake; some will be moving into position. Focus…

    1. Those Mesopotamians, out of Ur in Chaldea, who started a blood ritual to control tribal procreation, did so in desperate measure – to avoid enemy infiltration – and they knew, that the blood ritual would become corrupted eventually, and loose its original purpose.

      Therefore, one of the nobles would have to make the ultimate sacrifice, to end the perpetuity of the blood ritual, when it eventually became corrupted and useless to its original purpose. It is this corruption, that J. R. R. Tolkien presents as the shadow side of ring of power.

      European blueprint is Mesopotamian. Original Christianity has geopolitical aspect, that would change course of history, where it to be known. It concerns original Druid Britain.

  3. Debts mount faster than the ability to pay, is at the heart of economic warfare; where a purposed target is destroyed through the employment these various financialized instruments/weapons of mass destruction[Greece, exhibit A].
    Exactly the opposite of how publically issued money should be used in the service of mankind; instead of enslaving mankind through Orwellian double speak “free trade”-like policies. Their censorial view defends the privatization of money as a “market creation”; and hence, today’s bank monopoly on credit creation, as opposed to the nation states of Europe creating of their own currencies.
    Free Trade means worker’s in competition w/super-exploited workers in a global labor race to the bottom.
    Capital’s free to move; Worker’s aren’t. Adam Smith[whom they love to quote out of context] says “free circulation of labor” is the foundation of any free trade system
    Policy is therefore designed to increase insecurity. Like Greenspan said, his success in running the economy was based on “greater worker insecurity”.
    Whatever benefits the powerful is what the policy ultimately becomes.
    What the U.S exports to the EU and other countries is then the concentration of wealth, taxes on working people, deprivation of rights, exploitation, etc., etc.

  4. Oh, please Germany is massively responsible for the problems in Greece; German firms sold billions of dollars in weapons to Greece based on corruption of the Greeks making the purchases.

    In fact the Euro looks to have been a way to keep countries like Greece poor. And German banks are directly tied to the disaster in Ireland, Spain and Portugal.

  5. Behind land and sea power in geopolitical confrontation, we see “ten tribes” versus “two tribes”. Advent of original Christianity is alignment between those tribes, moving into abstract kingship. (Geoffrey of Monmouth’s white and red dragons.)

    Alignment of ancient zodiac tribes constitutes Europe, and ring of power is zodiac. Geopolitical pact from Bronze Age is mirror image of celestial movement. Hakenkreuz is Mesopotamian cosmology. (Fourfold principle of year deified.)

    Grail Runes explain technically how to create “heaven on earth”. That, which rejects and sabotages “heaven on earth”, is known as Satan.

  6. Which brings us to Elon Musk, for surely there are those in Germany who realize that entrusting spy satellites to the tender attentions of an American company contracted to launch them is to risk the very sort of “interference” that they are designed to circumvent. That interference could range from sabotaged launches, to more covert “modifications” of the satellites themselves.

    So,
    why aren’t the Germans the French to launch their birds on the Ariane rockets ?

      1. Yeah, precisely, why? I opt on hair-brained accountants, who fell for Musks fair (?) offer. You simply can not sell space activity to german tax payers, you can’t.
        Best,
        D.

  7. Don’t cry for me, Alemania.

    Much of the preface to this post is simply too country simple. Germany (or Brussels the Eurocrats it is in bed with) is not sitting there ringing its hands and wailing, “Woe is me!” while the southern tier of Europe weakens and falls into debt slavery and turns into a de facto colony, and while the old Warsaw pact threatens rebellion over weaponized immigration.

    This is classic psychopathic behavior, chao ab ordo, and Germany is playing a cynical long game (because it can, with a cheap D-mark — oops, I meant euro), beggaring its neighbors much as Israel is doing in the Middle East, only by waging economic war with the euro, not actual war as in Israel’s case with its zombie American puppet.

    Fact is, as everyone who has looked at the euro from the period of its inception onward has pointed out, that the euro is simply a bad deal for Europe’s southern tier. They are saddled with a strong currency that causes stagnation and are straight-jacketed by the EU’s economic diktats. On the other hand, the euro is a relatively weak currency for those industrious Germans, making their export-driven economy boom, even in an undeclared world depression.

    So the euro weakens the south and Germany rakes in the profits, and runs both the Brussels show and the EU monetary policy, too, all ultimately in its favor.

    Boo hoo hoo, poor Germany. Crocodile tears abounding.

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