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|Posted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:23 pm Post subject: Nazi German army officer plans Vienna airport terror attack
|German soldier arrested, planned #FalseFlag terror attack on Vienna airport so that refugees would take the blame
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/german-soldier-syria-re fugee-false-flag-terror-attack-posing-arrested-frankfurt-france-bavari a-a7705231.html
German soldier posing as a Syrian refugee arrested for planning 'false flag' terror attack
Investigators say lieutenant stashed gun at Vienna airport to be used in 'act of state-threatening violence'
Lizzie Dearden @lizziedearden 3 days ago121 comments
A German soldier found posing as a Syrian refugee has been arrested for allegedly planning a “false flag” shooting attack that would be blamed on asylum seekers.
The unidentified soldier was detained when he went to retrieve a loaded pistol he had hidden in a bathroom at Vienna International Airport.
The public prosecutor’s office in Frankfurt said the 28-year-old is suspected of planning a serious “state-threatening act of violence”, fraud and violating firearms laws.
More than 90 German police officers have worked alongside Austrian and French security forces to search 16 locations across three countries on Wednesday, when a suspected accomplice was arrested in Bavaria.
Investigations have revealed that the Bundeswehr lieutenant was stationed at Illkirch-Graffenstaden in France before registering as a refugee back in Germany.
He gave false information to authorities in Giessen, Hesse, on 30 December 2015 – as Germany was overwhelmed by the arrival of almost a million asylum seekers.
Posing as a Syrian refugee but reportedly speaking in French, rather than Arabic, the man submitted an asylum application at Zirndorf in Bavaria in January last year.
“As a result, he was given shelter in a refugee home and has received monthly financial benefits under this false identity,” the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office said.
“These findings, as well as other evidence, point towards a xenophobic motive for the soldier’s suspected plan to commit an attack using a weapon deposited at Vienna airport.”
If his plan had succeeded, his fingerprints would have registered on the refugee records system and led investigators to his false identity as a Syrian asylum seeker, turning fresh scrutiny on migrants in Germany.
Isis has previously used a similar ploy, giving its militants fake Syrian passports that were found at the scene of the Paris attacks.
The man’s suspected accomplice, a 24-year-old student, was arrested in Hammelburg for alleged involvement in the plot.
Police have searched the homes of the two suspects as well as their friends and workplaces, with detectives seizing “extensive material” including mobile phones, laptops and documents.
Prosecutors said the soldier had no permission for the 7.65mm pistol stashed in Vienna, while illegal weapons were also found at his accomplice’s house.
Both men remain in custody in Frankfurt as the probe continues.
The soldier was arrested days after prosecutors revealed that the man who orchestrated the Dortmund bus bombings had attempted to frame Isis to make money on shares.
Sergej W, a dual German-Russian national, detonated three bombs targeting a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund football team, seriously injuring one player on 11 April.
He left misspelled letters at the scene claiming the attack was retaliation for German military intervention against Isis, but investigations found he was not an Islamist but a trader planning to profit from short-selling shares.
A series of Isis-inspired terror attacks and plots in Germany have raised tensions leading into September’s federal elections, where Angela Merkel is battling to win a fourth term as Chancellor.
Right-wing groups have blamed her decision to open borders to refugees in 2015, while extremists have launched hundreds of attacks on asylum seekers’ accommodation.
At least two neo-Nazi terror plots have been uncovered, while security services have cracked down on the anti-government Reichsbürger movement after one of its members killed a police officer.
Division over asylum, immigration and security has driven clashes at protests and political rallies, driving a record year for politically-motivated crime in Germany.
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|Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 3:32 pm Post subject:
|Sun May 7, 2017 | 7:44 AM EDT
German army searches all barracks after Nazi memorabilia found
FILE PHOTO: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) walks with General Joerg Vollmer, General Inspector of the German Land Army (L), and General Volker Wieker, Inspector General of Germany's Armed Forces in Bundeswehr, during her visit at the 291st fighter squadron based at the ''Quartier Leclerc'', a military facility for French and German military units in Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg, France May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
FILE PHOTO: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) walks with General Joerg Vollmer, General Inspector of the German Land Army (L), and General Volker Wieker, Inspector General of Germany's Armed Forces in Bundeswehr, during her visit at the 291st fighter squadron based at the ''Quartier Leclerc'', a military facility for French and German military units in Illkirch-Graffenstaden near Strasbourg, France May 3, 2017.
The head of Germany's armed forces has called for an inspection of all army barracks after investigators discovered Nazi-era military memorabilia in a garrison, broadening a scandal about right-wing extremism among soldiers.
The discovery at a barracks in Donaueschingen, in southwest Germany, was made in an investigation that began after similar Nazi-era items were found in the garrison of an army officer arrested on suspicion of planning a racially motivated attack.
As a result, General Inspector Volker Wieker ordered a wider search of barracks.
"The General Inspector has instructed that all properties be inspected to see whether rules on dealing with heritage with regard to the Wehrmacht and National Socialism are being observed," a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
Defence Minister Ursula Von der Leyen said the military must root out right-wing extremism.
"We are training people with weapons. It is right that there are higher standards for us. A 'carry on' attitude is out of the question," she told weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
Displaying Nazi items such as swastikas is punishable under German law, though possession of regular Wehrmacht items is not. However, von der Leyen said last week she would not tolerate the veneration of the Wehrmacht in today's army, the Bundeswehr.
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Von der Leyen provoked criticism from a soldiers' group last week when she criticized what she called "weak leadership" in the military after the officer's arrest on suspicion of planning a racist attack.
On Thursday, she apologized for the tone of her criticism of the military over its handling of the racism case, as she sought to contain a divisive row in the build-up to national elections in September.
A preliminary report into the inspection of all barracks is due on Tuesday. With the final results on May 16.
(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Andrew Bolton)
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