June 7, 2010
The German government is on the verge of agreeing a major change to the army that will allow significant numbers of soldiers to serve abroad for the first time ever, and so could pave the way for Germany to engage in major conflicts in the Middle East and the rest of the world in the 21st century.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet looks set to push through a plan to phase out national service and its 60,000 school-leaver conscripts.
Conscripts in the German army cannot serve abroad.
By switching to a volunteer, professional army, it will be possible for the German government, for the first time since the second world war, to send significant numbers of troops abroad and to engage in offensive wars.
Earlier this month, President Horst Köhler resigned after facing strong criticism to remarks he made on a visit to Afghanistan that suggested that using German troops to protect corporate interests was legitimate. Such a use of troops is currently banned by the Constitution, which limits the army to a defensive role.
Merkel plans to cut €70bn in spending by 2014 to keep the shortfall between spending and tax intake within European Union limits, and Merkel says the defence budget must be cut.
However, there is no evidence that abolishing conscription will save money as Baden Württemberg’s Minister President Stefan Mappus has pointed out. He recently said that he had seen no evidence that professional armies are less costly than conscript-based forces.
In addition, Germany has only notched up such a gigantic mountain of debt recently because of the sums given to banks, first in the form of a bank bailout in 2008, and second, in the form of a so-called Greek and “eurozone” bailout this spring.
These enormous sums are not going not to the Greeks or other country’s in Europe, but straight to the banks under the pretext of government having to pay interest on the sovereign debt incurred by the banks.
Much of the bailout money will also go to the purchase of weapons by Greece as Der Spiegel recently reported.
Hans Olaf Henkel called for a parliamentary inquiry to be set up to investigate the financial crisis and the bailouts in a recent report in Die Welt.
A similar parliamentary inquiry in Iceland showed how bankers, government officials and regulators were jointly responsible for destroying the country's financial system by inflating paper debt, which was then nationalised in order to suck interest payments out of taxpayers, crash the economy, and buy up the assets of Iceland for a pittance. Several bankers in Iceland have already been arrested.
But the German government has so far failed to implement any such investigation in spite of the overwhelming evidence of criminal activity.
The SEC in the USA is investigating Deutsche Bank's role in the financial crisis along with Goldman Sachs.
The German financial authorities have taken no action.
Instead of dealing with the criminal behaviour of the banks in sucking billions from taxpayers, the Merkel government is embarking on huge and savage cuts in the welfare system. The effect of draining so much money from the state will depress demand more and deepen the recession. But Germans who lose their jobs will find that they have very reduced rights to welfare payments under the new budget plans to be unveiled by Merkel.
Perhaps joining the army will seen an attractive option for many?
Though small at the start, a professional army can be expanded far more easily than a conscript army – especially at a time of economic hardship when there is a boost to recruitment. Such an army can be sent to serve in Iraq and the Middle East at the cost of billions to the taxpayers under the pretext of a false flag security requirement.
That the war in Afghanistan was engineered is widely accepted, in the meantime, in the USA.
There is scientific, verifiable evidence, also enumerated by US architects and engineers for 9/11 truth that show that the World Trade Centers in New York were destroyed by explosives also by elements operating inside the government. This “false flag” attack on the WTC was used by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Afghanistan and, later Iraq, in an operation which has cost maybe millions of lives and cost trillions of dollars, and which shows no signs of having an end.
While the German public has remained relatively apathetic to the engagement of German troops in Afghanistan because of their limited role there, the US and UK public are growing increasingly hostile to the wars that drag on for no purpose other than generating enormous profits for the military industrial complex.
As a result of growing resistance in the US and UK, international corporate interests seeking to expand world war for more profit need a fresh supply of troops – and they appear to be thinking of harnessing Germany’s army and weapons industry as the motor for an expanded conflict in the Middle East.
Bild Zeitung and Der Spiegel recently reported on the secretive Bilderberg meeting of the global elite in Sitges in Spain, attended also by Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defence Minister Karl Theodor zuu Guttenberg are also Bilderberg members.
It was reported by insiders that the Bilderberg group are considering a nuclear strike against Iran.
A nuclear exchange is a shocking event but it will not lead to an expansion of the war on the scale that the Bilderbergs are reported to envisage for large profits.
To generate significant profits, the military industrial complex requires a large-scale military forces and equipment to be deployed on the ground fighting other military forces or civilian populations for a protracted length of time without a breakthrough.
And it looks like it will now be the turn of the German soldiers to serve in a war manufactured with the help of the controlled media as soon as conscription is abolished. The plan to switch the German forces from a conscript-based force must be opposed by everyone who is interested in future peace around the world.
The merits of Guttenberg’s and Merkel’s sudden and low-profile proposal to transform the German army under the cover of saving money must be debated in the open, at the very least, and its gigantic implications considered.
June 5, 2010
Germany’s biggest newspaper, Bild Zeitung, has reported today on the Bilderberg meeting underway in Sitges.
In a factual online report -- eschewing talk of conspiracies but mentioning a possible “world government” agenda -- Bild lists some of the German politicians and bankers who have attended Bilderberg meetings. Bild also gives information about when the meetings started and who initiated them, notes the security and secrecy. The report also speculates that the group is trying to rescue their euro (scam) over the weekend as polls show 64% of the Germans want a return to the D Mark.
Believed to reach about 12 million people in Germany, Bild Zeitung’s coverage of the Bilderberg meeting breaks new ground.
The exposure will surely make it much harder for Bilderberg Chancellor Angela Merkel and Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann to collapse the German economy for the profit of the banks and start a war.
In another setback for the Bilderbergs in Germany, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is meeting tougher than expected opposition to his plans to abolish conscription under the pretext of having to save money.
West Germany was banned from maintaining any armed forces after World War two, but established armed forces based on conscription in 1950 because conscription was believed to ensure that the army remains a defense force committed to the country’s interests. German conscripts are not allowed to serve abroad, for example.
But Guttenberg this week unilaterally announced plans to create a volunteer, professional army, which would also be more able to serve the needs of the international corporate crime syndicate by fighting in Afghanistan and Iran etc.
The head of the CSU faction, Horst Seehofer, has, however, blocked Guttenberg.
The unprecedented and enormous coverage of the Bilderberg conference in Spain by the German media -- Spiegel and Bild -- will make it much harder for the Globalists to push through their agenda for economic collapse and war in Germany.
This is the Bild report:
Global Government, Carbon Tax Agenda Failing, But Majority of Elitists in Favor of Air Strikes on IranBy Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com
June 5, 2010
The 2010 Bilderberg agenda has been revealed by veteran Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker and it paints a picture of crisis for the globalists, who are furious at the increased exposure their gatherings have received in recent years, as well as being dismayed at their failure to rescue both the euro and the failing carbon tax agenda, but more alarmingly according to Tucker, the majority of Bilderberg members are now in favor of military air strikes on Iran.
American Free Press muckraker Tucker has proven routinely accurate with the information he obtains from sources inside Bilderberg, which makes this year’s revelations all the more intriguing.
According to Tucker, Bilderberg luminaries are dismayed at the fact that “many important people” are not attending this year because, due to increasing exposure, invitees are “getting in trouble at home” and constituents are embarrassing them by asking irate questions such as “what are you doing with these monsters?”
“All these people are exposing us, we get all this mail and calls,” Tucker paraphrased Bilderberg members as complaining.
This dovetails with the revelations overheard by Guardian journalist Charlie Skelton at the Hotel Dolce Sitges before the meeting began when he heard conference organizers lamenting the fact that protest numbers are growing at Bilderberg events each year and that they represent a “threat” to Bilderberg’s agenda.
In addition, prominent Bilderberg Zbigniew Brzezinski, the man who warned recently that a “global political awakening” was threatening to derail the move towards global government, was expected to be in attendance at this year’s meeting.
Tucker named his source as an international financial consultant who personally knows Bilderberg members and has done business with them for the past 20 years.
Turning to Iran, Tucker said that many Bilderberg members, including Brzezinski, were in favor of U.S. air strikes on Iran and were “leaning towards war,” although 100 per cent of members were not supportive of an attack.
“Some of them in Europe are saying no we shouldn’t do it but most of them are in favor of American air strikes on Iran,” said Tucker, adding, “They’re tilting heavily towards green lighting a U.S. attack on Iran.”
An attack on Iran would provide a welcome distraction to the globalists’ failings in other areas and would also allow them to war profiteer, pointed out Tucker.
On the subject of the euro, Tucker said that the Bilderberg elitists were determined to save the single currency even as it collapsed to a new 4-year-low at $1.19 against the dollar yesterday afternoon. As we have highlighted, the globalists are panicking at the euro’s fall and the ECB keeps intervening to try and hasten its decline. If the euro were to cease to exist, it would all but derail the ultimate agenda for a global currency because the perceived stability of using one currency for a plethora of nations would be discredited.
“The euro is important because it’s part of their world government program, they’re very downbeat because they’ve fallen so far behind,” said Tucker, explaining that the globalists had planned by now to have the European Union, the American Union and the Asia-Pacific Union already up and running.
With regard to the climate change agenda, on which subject Microsoft founder Bill Gates was personally invited to the conference to discuss, Tucker said that Bilderberg were still intent on pushing it in pursuit of a carbon tax despite the fact that the whole move was massively eviscerated in the aftermath of the Climategate scandal.
Tucker quoted one Bilderberg member as all but admitting defeat on the mission to hoodwink the public into paying taxes in the name of fighting global warming.
“On climate change, we’re about whipped,” said one of the elitists in attendance.
However, Tucker said that the globalists were working on putting out more climate change propaganda “even as we speak”.
On the issue of the BP oil spill, the Bilderbergers made it clear that President Obama’s apparent “outrage” at BP and his threat of criminal procedures against the company was an little more than an act and that British Petroleum, who have been represented at Bilderberg meetings in the past by people like Peter Sutherland, former non-executive chairman of BP, were still “one of our brothers,” according to the elitists.The future of oil prices are always an important topic to Bilderberg and the leaks Tucker and other investigators relayed from previous Bilderberg meetings were proven accurate when oil prices hit $150 a barrel in 2008, which was precisely what Bilderberg had called for.
“Gas prices are going to be nice and cheap this summer,” said Tucker, adding that they would start to rise again to the $4 a gallon level around November when artificial scarcity is created.
On the march towards anti-democratic global government, Bilderberg members stated that America must be “Europeanized” and turned into a giant socialist welfare state with health rationing and higher income taxes.
Tucker said hat Bilderberg were intent on mandating a bank tax paid directly to the IMF to fund global governance and a global treasury department under the IMF, and that this would then merely be passed on to the consumer.
In summary, Tucker said that this year’s conference was the most downbeat and pessimistic Bilderberg meeting in history, with massive exposure of their agenda acting as a roadblock to the ultimate goal of an authoritarian world government run by the elite, for the elite.