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Click to enlarge image – text copied at post bottom. Red Army Faction attacks included seizure of West German Embassy in Sweden and the murder of two diplomats; assassination of W. German Federal Prosecutor; attempted rocket attack against Federal Supreme Court building in Karlsruhe; kidnappings, hijackings; bomb attack against US Commander of NATO Gen. Alexander Haig in Belgium; car bombing at Ramstein Airbase; rocket attack against US Army Gen. Frederick Kroesen in Heidelberg, car bomb at NATO school in Oberammergau (defused); assassination of French Defense Ministry official Gen. René Audran claimed jointly by RAF and French Direct Action group; RAF and Direct Action call for formation of terrorist Anti- Imperialist Front against NATO; US soldier murdered in Wiesbaden; car bombing at Rhine-Main Airbase kills two Americans; Siemens AG research director Karl-Heinz Beckurts and his driver killed by bomb placed along road to his office; Foreign Ministry Political Director Gerold von Braunmuehl shot to death outside his home in Bonn and more. https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP93T00643R000201570001-3.pdf
Ukrainian resistance to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could be what really foiled the German Reichsbürger coup plot, which was going to use mercenaries (probably the Russian Wagner Group, named for Hitler’s fav. composer). Moscow to Berlin is only a 19 hour drive. Russia is even closer. However, US military bases in Germany are closer still. Up until this week, continued US presence seemed absurd. Prince Heinrich XIII Reuss was to be the leader of the new German Reich: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2022/12/08/german-coup-plotter-heinrich-xiii-prince-of-reuss-descends-from-both-russian-tsarist-houses-so-may-have-planned-to-include-ukraine-russia-in-his-german-reich/
One of the ideological fathers of the “Reichsbürger Movement is Horst Mahler (born in 1936). Also a lawyer, he became the intellectual head of the German left-wing extremists and co-founder of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in the second half of the 1960s…“ https://web.archive.org/web/20221103211559/https://www.welt.de/geschichte/article206647955/Rechtsextremismus-Zwei-Terroristen-erfanden-die-Reichsbuerger.html According to a leaked document, Mahler was a Stasi informant when he founded the Red Army Faction, and one researcher met him “first at a neo-Nazi retreat in Thuringia…“ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/01/baader-meinhof-gang-founder-stasi
Ringleader of the German Reichsbürger coup plot, “Prinz Reuss is suspected of holding a stash of arms in his hunting lodge in the eastern state of Thuringia…”https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-coup-plot-who-was-behind-it-how-dangerous-was-it-2022-12-08/ More on Mahler and Russian-German connections is found here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2022/10/01/all-the-prussians-love-the-russians-germanys-extreme-left-and-extreme-right-have-long-looked-to-russia/
Putin’s friend Gerhard Schroeder (former German Chancellor) and Mahler: “In 1976, he passed his second law examination, and he subsequently worked as a lawyer until 1990. Among his more controversial cases, Schröder helped Horst Mahler, a founding member of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group, to secure both an early release from prison and permission to practice law again in Germany.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Schröder
“The Red Army Faction terrorist group had its origins in the Socialist Lawyers Collective, a leftist organization founded in West Berlin by radical lawyer Horst Mahler during the late 1960s. The collective was composed of highly educated young professionals, university students, and radical groups, all frustrated with their lack of progress toward reshaping society. The organization began to advocate violence, providing an excellent environment for the incubation of terrorists. Although the RAF claims to adhere to Marxist-Leninist ideology, the group appears to have adopted only those Marxist precepts that conveniently mesh with its desire for an overthrow of the current order. Unlike true Marxists, RAF terrorists claim to be unconcerned with what will happen after the “revolution.” The RAF’s ideology is not so much Marxist-Leninist as it is anarchistic and is best summarized by one of the group’s statements: “Society is corrupt; it must be destroyed; that which comes later will be better.” Red Army Faction: https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP93T00643R000201570001-3.pdf
Compare the Red Army Group’s statement to this statement regarding the recent German Coup plot by the Reichbuerger group: “It’s not really comprehensible: you hear about such plans from other countries but for this to happen outside my front door?’ said Melanie Merle, who lives close to the apartment in the financial capital Frankfurt where Prince Reuss was arrested. ‘The government we have is not ideal but probably better than what they had planned’…” https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/more-arrests-expected-german-coup-plot-coming-days-say-authorities-2022-12-08/
“Two terrorists invented the Reichsbürger: For the first time, a Reichsbürger group has been officially banned. This movement was shaped by two convicted criminals: Manfred Roeder and Horst Mahler. Published on 03/19/2020 By Sven Felix Kellerhoff, Welt de, Excerpt: “In the mid-1970s he [Mahler] distanced himself from the RAF, but remained an anti-Semite. Released in 1980, he was able to regain his license to practice law in 1988 with the help of the later Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder. At the end of the 1990s he openly confessed to right-wing extremism. Since then he has been convicted of incitement to hatred and other offenses in numerous cases.
In August 2000, Mahler called the Basic Law of the Federal Republic a “provisional for the transitional period until the German Reich’s ability to act is restored”. That was his first clear commitment to the Reichsbürger Movement.
The same applies to the assertion that the federal government is pursuing a “revolutionary campaign against our people” on a “Jewish-American order” against which “national citizens of the Reich” have to defend themselves. It is precisely these “arguments” that appear constantly in statements by Reichsbürger.
This disparate movement, which in various forms has up to 20,000 people, is largely due to the convicted Holocaust deniers and terrorists Roeder and Mahler……” See: “Zwei Terroristen erfanden die Reichsbürger: Zum ersten Mal ist eine Reichsbürger-Gruppe offiziell verboten worden. Geprägt wurde diese Bewegung von zwei vielfach verurteilten Straftätern: Manfred Roeder und Horst Mahler.” Veröffentlicht am 19.03.2020 Von Sven Felix Kellerhoff Leitender Redakteur Geschichte (transl: “Two terrorists invented the Reichsbürger: For the first time, a Reichsbürger group has been officially banned. This movement was shaped by two convicted criminals: Manfred Roeder and Horst Mahler. Published on 03/19/2020 By Sven Felix Kellerhoff Senior Editor History) https://web.archive.org/web/20221103211559/https://www.welt.de/geschichte/article206647955/Rechtsextremismus-Zwei-Terroristen-erfanden-die-Reichsbuerger.html
Manfred Roeder had a connection to Putin’s “clown”-controlled opposition, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who stated that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would be on the 22nd of Feb. at 4 am (it occurred on the 24th) and shortly after the invasion died: “In 1993 he founded the “German-Russian Joint Works – Promotional Association of North-East Prussia”, which aimed at the settlement of ethnic Germans from Russia near Kaliningrad. In the same year he was invited by Vladimir Zhirinovsky to the party congress of the right-wing extremist Liberal Democratic Party of Russia in Moscow.“ https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manfred_Roeder_(Rechtsextremist)
“But sometimes Zhirinovsky’s dark prophecies proved fearfully close to the truth, as when he nearly predicted the date and time of the Russian invasion of Ukraine months before it took place. “At 4am on 22 February you’ll feel [our new policy],” he said in one of his final appearances before MPs last December. “I’d like 2022 to be peaceful. But I love the truth, for 70 years I’ve said the truth. It won’t be peaceful. It will be a year when Russia once again becomes great.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/06/russian-far-right-politician-vladimir-zhirinovsky-dies-at-75
“Ringleader arrested: The interior minister of Germany’s Thuringia, Georg Maier, told DLF broadcaster on Thursday that more arrests were “expected” after police had time to process and analyze evidence seized during the raids, including cell phones. Germany’s far-right scene has a strong presence in the eastern state, which is home to a hunting lodge owned by suspected Reichsbürger ringleader, Heinrich XIII Prince Reuss, and which is now the scene of an investigation. The 71-year-old Reuss, who comes from an aristocrat family, was arrested at his house in Frankfurt on Wednesday.” https://www.dw.com/en/more-suspects-wanted-in-foiled-german-coup-plot/a-64028033
While in Dresden, Putin “looks for people who would be willing to become agents and spy for him in non-socialist countries… even right-wing extremists…
One of Putin’s most interesting operations is his handling Rainer Sonntag as a KGB agent.
Sonntag was a notorious neo-Nazi known throughout East and West Germany. The neo-Nazi and small-time criminal is recruited by Georg S. in the 1980s; this makes Putin responsible for overseeing control of Sonntag. Since Putin is tasked with finding agent multipliers, it is Sonntag’s job to expand the agent network with people he knows such as members of the neo-Nazi movement.
In 1987, Sonntag is deported to West Germany and makes a career as a close confidante to the neo-Nazi leader Michael Kühnen. An agent subordinate to Putin could only be deported with his permission. Sonntag is now an “agent in the field of operations“, meaning a spy in West Germany. He maintains contact to Georg S. and via him to Putin…”
Read: “Putin’s early years CORRECT!V has reconstructed Putin’s early years in an elaborate investigation. As a young KGB officer, Vladimir Putin displays the ruthlessness that later catapults him into the Russian presidency. Putin plans the blackmail of a professor with pornographic material, he employs a notorious neo-Nazi as one of his informants – and forgives colleagues for anything as long as they are loyal”.
von David Crawford , Marcus Bensmann 30. July 2015 https://web.archive.org/web/20220408013504/https://correctiv.org/en/latest-stories/the-system-of-putin/2015/07/30/putins-early-years/
“Michael Kühnen (21 June 1955 – 25 April 1991) was a leader in the German neo-Nazi movement. He was one of the first post-World War II Germans to openly embrace Nazism and call for the formation of a Fourth Reich.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Kühnen
The Red Army Faction (Fraction) is also known as the Baader-Meinhof Gang:
“Baader-Meinhof terrorist may have worked for the Stasi
German media claims Horst Mahler identified as an informant for East German secret police in leaked report into 1967 shooting Helen Pidd in Berlin
Mon 1 Aug 2011 19.05 BST He is one of the most paradoxical and notorious figures in modern German history: a social democrat lawyer turned leftwing terrorist who went to prison, turned to Maoism and then came out as a far-right nationalist.
… Horst Mahler, a founding member of the Red Army Faction, was also a Stasi informant…
If Mahler was also working for the Stasi… does this mean he was somehow in on a plot to disrupt West Germany by introducing violence into the student protests?
… when Mahler was in prison for bank robberies and assisting a prison escape, Gerhard Schröder, Germany’s future chancellor, became his lawyer.
If the leaked investigation into Ohnesorg’s death is right, Mahler only stopped being a Stasi informant when he founded the Red Army Faction with Ulrike Meinhof, Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin in 1970. He was arrested shortly afterwards and spent all of the 1970s in jail.
….”After the death of Ohnesorg, Mahler called for ‘resistance’ against the Federal Republic, which they saw as a fascist state…”
Kundnani met Mahler when researching his book, first at a neo-Nazi retreat in Thuringia and then at his home in a Berlin suburb…”. Excerpts from the Guardian, Open Licence: “Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd”. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/01/baader-meinhof-gang-founder-stasi
“German neo-Nazis trained at Russian camps – report: Militant right-wing extremists in Germany are receiving combat training in Russia, a German news magazine has reported. Officials say they cannot prevent them from going”. Date 05.06.2020 Author Kristie Pladson Excerpt: “The “Partizan” camp is run by followers of Russia’s right-wing extremist Russian Imperial Movement (RIM). German intelligence believes RIM has two camps close to Saint Petersburg. The organization seeks the restoration of the Russian Empire…” Related Subjects Holocaust, Nazis, Vladimir Putin, Germany, NPD, Dmitry Medvedev, Russia, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, 2018 World Cup
Keywords Russia, Germany, Nazi, neo-Nazi, NPD, The Third Way https://www.dw.com/en/german-neo-nazis-trained-at-russian-camps-report/a-53692907
“Russian far-right politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky dies at 75
Outspoken ultranationalist regarded as a court jester in the Duma nearly predicted date of Ukraine invasion” By Andrew Roth, April 6, 2022: https://www.theguardian.com
Excerpt: “an MP in Russia’s parliament since 1993, Zhirinovsky… openly advocated dictatorship and suggested that Putin should run the country until death…
Outlandish and irreverent, Zhirinovsky was laughed off by many as a clown and a chief member of Russia’s “pocket opposition” that the Kremlin managed over decades to maintain a veneer of democracy.
But sometimes Zhirinovsky’s dark prophecies proved fearfully close to the truth, as when he nearly predicted the date and time of the Russian invasion of Ukraine months before it took place.
“At 4am on 22 February you’ll feel [our new policy],” he said in one of his final appearances before MPs last December. “I’d like 2022 to be peaceful. But I love the truth, for 70 years I’ve said the truth. It won’t be peaceful. It will be a year when Russia once again becomes great.”
On 22 February Russia recognised the independence of two territories that it controlled in south-east Ukraine. Two days later, the Kremlin launched its invasion of Ukraine, beginning a new chapter in Russian history…
But Zhirinovsky, who came under Putin’s sway early during his time in power, played an important role in attracting rightwing voters who could be tempted into real opposition if they did not have a candidate who spoke to them. Gennady Zyuganov, the longtime Communist party leader, has played a similar role on the left.
“During the Putin years he performed, along with Zyuganov, the most important function: if Zyuganov ‘sterilised’ and kept the votes of leftwing voters in the legal field, Zhirinovsky did the same with the ultra-right votes,” said Kolesnikov.
That was Zhirinovsky’s main legacy for the Kremlin, which viewed him as a reliable spoiler in any of the country’s elections…” Excerpts from the Guardian, Open Licence: “Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd”. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/apr/06/russian-far-right-politician-vladimir-zhirinovsky-dies-at-75
“Baader-Meinhof Gang” founded
Andreas Baader, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin arrested
West German Embassy in Stockholm seized; two diplomats
Ulrike Meinhof commits suicide in prison
West German Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback assassinated
Dresdner Bank Chairman Juergen Ponto murdered during kidnaping
Attempted rocket attack against Federal Supreme Court building in
West German Employers Association President Hans-Martin
Schleyer kidnaped; four police bodyguards killed during attack
Lufthansa airliner hijacked to Mogadishu, Somalia, by Palestinian
terrorists–release of RAF prisoners demanded; Lufthansa hostages
rescued by German commandos; Schleyer murdered; Baader,
Ensslin commit suicide in prison
Bomb attack against US Commander of NATO Gen. Alexander
Haig in Belgium
Car bombing at Ramstein Airbase injures 12 people
Rocket attack against US Army Gen. Frederick Kroesen in
Car bomb at NATO school in Oberammergau defused
10 Responsibility for assassination of French Defense Ministry official
Gen. René Audran claimed jointly by RAF and French Direct Action
group; RAF and Direct Action call for formation of terrorist Anti-
Imperialist Front against NATO
Industrialist Ernst Zimmerman shot to death in Munich home
August 1985 12/13 US soldier murdered in Wiesbaden; car bombing at Rhine-Main
Airbase kills two Americans
Siemens AG research director Karl-Heinz Beckurts and his driver
killed by bomb placed along road to his office
15 Foreign Ministry Political Director Gerold von Braunmuehl shot to death outside his home in Bonn. https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP93T00643R000201570001-3.pdf