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Rightwing Coup Plot In Germany

by Oui Wed Dec 7th, 2022 at 09:38:20 AM EST

Developing story ...


Razzien bei Reichsbürgern: Terror-Netz mit Nähe zu Sicherheitsbehörden | ZDF Heute |

They planned the coup and have close contacts with the police, the army and the judiciary. During a raid in the Reichsbürger milieu, 25 people were arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

They wanted to arm themselves and storm the Bundestag, planning a coup d'etat. In one of the largest anti-terror raids in Germany, 25 people from the Reich citizen milieu were arrested nationwide on Wednesday morning. It is about the suspicion of forming a terrorist organization.

Head is said to be the imperial citizen Prince Heinrich XIII, who lives in Frankfurt. be reuss The alleged private house of the former AfD member of the Bundestag Birgit Malsack-Winkemann was also searched, as ZDF learned.

According to a spokeswoman for the Attorney General, 3,000 police officers are deployed in eleven federal states nationwide - more details:

  • over 130 searches
  • 52 accused
  • 25 people arrested - 22 of them are said to have been members and three
  • supporters - one arrest each in Italy and Austria
  • one arrested - Vitalia B. - is Russian

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) spoke of an "abyss of terrorist threat". Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann (FDP) wrote on Twitter that "an armed attack on constitutional bodies was planned".


He wanted to be regent, but it was only enough for ringleader. Heinrich Reuss, or as he saw himself: Heinrich XIII, is arrested before his suspected group of conspirators could start a coup attempt. Had it not been a matter of life and death, it would have been ridiculous.

In his estate in Frankfurt, Heinrich Reuss was waiting to finally be able to rule over Germany, perhaps as a king, at any rate as a monarch. With his clique of like-minded people, he wanted to take power - Olaf Scholz, Robert Habeck, Christian Lindner should do what his ancestors had to do: abdicate. But things turned out differently. The chancellor and his ministers are still in office, Reuss is handcuffed. It is 10.40 a.m. when masked emergency services in bulletproof vests lead the 71-year-old out of his property on Frankfurt's Fichardstrasse.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 7th, 2022 at 05:04:14 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Dec 7th, 2022 at 05:05:14 PM EST
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From founding principle of Four Freedoms to a proxy continent of the American war games and machines president Eisenhower warned the world about in 1960.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 11th, 2022 at 08:19:34 AM EST
Reichsburgers: The extremists who tried to topple the state | BBC News |

Just how wide-spread extremist ideology runs in German security forces, no-one is quite sure, which is extremely worrying, according to Nicholas Potter, a senior researcher into far-right racism and antisemitism at the Berlin Amedeo Antonio foundation.

He told the BBC about a series of recent scandals in the armed forces, including the disbanding of the second company of the KSK - the elite special forces in Germany - because far-right thinking was so prevalent there.

    The 2nd Kommandokräfte (Commando Forces) Company of Germany's Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) special forces was disbanded on 1 August. The company was disbanded by KSK commander Brigadier General Markus Kreitmayr during a mustering of the troops on 30 July at Graf-Zeppelin Barracks in Calw, Baden-Württemberg, southern Germany, where the KSK is headquartered.

"The fact that we're seeing an alarming amount of ammunition and weapons just disappearing from bases, and landing in the hands of far-right soldiers. I mean, we're seeing the tip of an iceberg here [in this planned coup case] that I suspect really runs much deeper. This is very alarming. It's important to remember you don't need that many highly trained motivated armed soldiers to pose a very serious threat to democracy."

The coup-plotters included large numbers of so-called Reichsbürger in their ranks. These so-called Reich citizens are individuals - numbering over 21,000 - who don't recognise the legitimacy of the Federal Republic of modern Germany and therefore refuse to pay taxes, accept rulings by German judges or use German number plates for their cars. Reichsbürger believe the legitimate country of Germany ceased to exist after the imperial Reich collapsed after World War I.

Covid pandemic, conspiracies and mental state of citizens

Disinformation researcher at Berlin's CEMAS - Josef Holnburger - says studies suggest a whopping 20% of Germans are susceptible to conspiracy theories. Including online Russian propaganda.

He told me Germans were particularly vulnerable at this moment: post Covid-19 pandemic, facing an economic downturn, with energy cost concerns linked to the war in Ukraine. Many blame the authorities.

Stephen Kramer, the regional intelligence chief for Thuringia, the eastern German home of the prince's hunting lodge, pinpoints the Covid-19 pandemic as a turning point - not just in Germany, but across much of Europe. He says extremist groups swoop in in times of crisis, seeking to exploit the situation to their advantage.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 11th, 2022 at 08:20:39 AM EST
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Oh really, they have not read Le Carré to know how and why the extreme-right was preserved in high positions in Germany post ww2 by the US occupants?
by Tom2 on Sun Dec 11th, 2022 at 12:25:06 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 11th, 2022 at 08:21:20 AM EST
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Perhaps because it is in Germany they have the largest number of troops?
by Tom2 on Sun Dec 11th, 2022 at 12:23:56 PM EST
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Chancellor Merkel and the Bundeswehr 'Capability Gap'

Die "Gepard"-Lieferung zeigt die miserable Austattung des Bundeswehr | Suddeutsche Zeitung |

Germany is supplying Ukraine with weapons technology that it hardly has any more. This curiosity shows pars pro toto how neglected the Bundeswehr has been treated since the beginning of the Merkel era at the latest: The Gepard tanks were never replaced because politicians at the time considered national and alliance defense to be something of the past and foreign missions the only order of the day were valid. Similar but state-of-the-art systems to Mantisonly came to the troops in such tiny numbers that they would do little in the event of a defense. The Bundeswehr has coined its own word for such deficiencies: the capability gap.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Sun Dec 11th, 2022 at 08:22:14 AM EST
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