The German Government Is Now Planning On Returning To Militarism

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The German Government Is Now Planning On Returning To Militarism, And Is Preparing To View The United States As No Longer An Ally, But As A Threat To Germany. Prepare For The Rise Of The Fourth Reich
by Ted on March 9, 2017 in Featured, General
By Theodore Shoebat
The German government is now planning on changing its view, from seeing the United States as a friend, to seeing the US as an enemy. This is all happening in the midst of the revitalized trend of isolationism and ultra-nationalism.
General Mattis recently warned the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that its EU states must spend more on their own security, or else the United States will bring less support for Europe’s defense. Now EU states, to show the United States that it can handle its own security, will be jointly purchasing planes and submarines, and possibly opening a new headquarters for elite troops. Defense ministers from Germany and France, have affirmed that they will be buying Martin C-130J transport planes. German, alongside Belgium and Norway, will be joining a fleet controlled by the Netherlands consisting of Airbus A330 tanker planes.  Rose Gottemoeller, NATO’s deputy secretary general, said:
“This multinational cooperation through NATO is a clear way for countries to significantly improve their armed forces while ensuring the greatest value for money for their taxpayers”
France agreed to allow Belgian and Dutch jets to fly in its airspace in case of “a conflict with a foreign threat.” Germany and Norway have also agreed to buy a new class of submarines, known as U212As, that more effectively detect, track and fire at enemy submarines and ships on the water. Germany has also agreed to train Romanian and Czech troops, with both Romania and the Czech Republic ready to deploy thousands of soldiers under German leadership. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said allies faced a “more demanding and challenging security environment” that the alliance needed to respond to. “This is a way to make what we do more efficient, and increase output,” he said of the agreements signed.

These actions are being done under the justification that Europe must protect itself, since not much faith can be put upon security from the United States. Part of Mattis’ threat towards the EU was:   “No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of western values. Americans cannot care more for your children’s security than you do.” This is not the first time that the US has pushed NATO allies to spend more on security, but what makes this instant different is that there is this widely accepted “America first” perception, which has been overtaking the populace. In other words, isolationism is trending. As Trump declared at his inauguration, America has “subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.” This talk reflects the sentiments of the changing political climate.
The fact that Germany and its EU states are acting more and more independent of the United States, shows that the EU really desires to run its own security free of American superintendence. Isolationism is trending not just in the US, but in the EU as well, with EU politicians pushing more and more for increased military technology. What this also shows is that currently we are seeing an arms race growing larger and larger. This is a sign of an impending war. The renown WW1 historian, David Fromkin, writes:
“Looking back, perhaps the most remarkable feature of the prewar international landscape was the accelerating arms race. The German armaments firm Krupp was the largest single business in Europe. … Each adjusted its military manpower requirements  — its blend of regular army, conscripts, and reserves of one sort or another — to at least match the levels of its potential adversaries. The unrelenting competitiveness achieved the opposite of what was intended. The buildup in the armed forces was intended to achieve national security, but instead undermined it: the arms race, driven by mutual fears, ended by making all the Great Powers of Europe radically secure.” (1)
A return to German militarism is not some conceived thought or speculation, it is something that is being discussed within the German government itself. Niels Annen, a lawmaker with the center-left Social Democrats, recently expressed concern about  “a return to geopolitics in the way that we saw in the 20th and maybe 19th centuries.” Mr. Annen pointed to Steve Bannon as one of the major figures fueling fascistic groups in Europe, saying: “Someone like Mr. Bannon sitting in the White House who has contacts with right-wing, up to fascist, groups here in Europe… is really concerning.” Mr. Annen’s concern is justified, since it is true that Bannon, through outlets like Breitbart, is coordinating various identitarian cults with the purpose of forming a network by which to further the cause of European fascism.
Post World War Two Germany has conducted a policy of “peacemaking” in the world, but, according to Ulrich Kühn, a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Germany is coming to a point where it is unable to continue on the road of the peacemaker. “That’s a nice idea,” said Kühn, but Germany “is being confronted with a reality where we cannot continue that way anymore.”

While in the public Germany refers to the US as an ally, in reality behind closed doors Germany foresees the day in which it will view America as an enemy. According to a senior German government official, who spoke anonymously, German officials are in fact preparing for the day in which the US will be seen as a threat to Germany. According toone report:
“Behind closed doors, according to a senior German government official, officials are preparing for the day that Berlin could be forced to treat its longtime ally as a threat, necessitating radical changes in German foreign policy.”
Roderich Kiesewetter, a former military officer who is now a lawmaker with the Christian Democrats, is pushing for Germany to become militarily independent. He believes that “we should not wait” to consider accelerating military independence. Kiesewetter is demanding for a “European-only defense against Russia” and believes that such a plan would make Germany stronger in a conflict against Russia as opposed to the current status-quo. Such talk is not simply being spoken by a few reactionaries. Talk about a return to militarism is widespread in Berlin, as is being reported by policy analysts.   

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