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Old 04-17-2017   #261
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Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
Allegedly 5 claims in total: 3 Islamist; 1 far-left; 1 far-right.

Important not to jump to *any* conclusions at this stage.

IS might surprise us yet.....but the wording of the IS claims was way way off.....
Yes, and the fact is that Germany does have a very anti-Muslim and very violent far-right fringe.
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Old 04-18-2017   #262
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BTW..traditionally a violent far right with deep ties to first KBG and now FSB...that dates back to the early 70s.....

Evidence pointing to right wing extremists responsible while trying to make it look like work of Islamic terrorism.

Explosives came from a recent well conducted theft on a German military base that had the explosives under solid physical control...
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Old 04-21-2017   #263
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Default The Dortmund bomber: not who we thought it would be

From the BBC:
Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say.
(Later) ....the 28-year-old, who has German and Russian nationality, had been charged with attempted murder, setting off explosions and causing serious physical injury.

The investigation had some help by the suspect, he used the hotel's web connection to place a trade option and was in a room overlooking the scene.

Now was his motive really financial or was this a "false flag" action trying to implicate jihadists or others? No doubt one day local reporters will provide a more in-depth explanation.

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Originally posted on the SWJ thread on Gerasimov.....

NOTICE this Russian criminal tie in to the recent IED bombing of the BVb bus....and Russian spetsnaz and eastern Ukraine.

My sources are saying he definitely was Russian trained Spetnaz...experienced in eastern Ukraine having arrived in Germany in the last year and has a residence permit as do many Russian expats living in Germany....

German police on Friday arrested the suspected perpetrator of a bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus, the public prosecutor's office said, indicating his motive was financial and not terror-related.
Police commandos working on behalf of the federal prosecutor's office "have#arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian national, Sergej W.," a statement said.

It said the suspect was hoping to profit from a drop in the football team's#share price as a result of the attack.

REMEMBER if a Russian can prove even a 1/100th of an ounce of Jew heritage they get an automatic residence permit and that has led to a massive counterfeit program inside Russia cranking out such documents...which are actually very good and the Russia government has refused to assist German BKA to find the source...

NOTE while he might have been the potential firer of the three IEDs there is per sources of mine no indication he physically built the actual IEDs nor emplaced them...

So while he was obviously shorting the stock of BVB and potentially the individual that detonated the IEDS and the "fall man"....Germans are on the hunt for the bomb maker....who evidently thoroughly understood how to emplace the three IEDs in order to cover the entire length of the bus..meaning he has had experience in real IED emplacements... and understood how to judge distances of travelling buses....
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This post has been copied from the Manchester (UK) bomb attack thread and has been edited slightly:
Originally Posted by OUTLAW 09 View Post
What is interesting about this particular attack...the UK slams down an info wall and yet on the Berlin truck attack killing just ten less and having the same number of injured the German authorities were open and forthcoming with all information...or in the Paris attacks all information was flowing as fast as the authorities would actually allow it.

One thing French, German and Brussels authorities have up all channels of communications to the public and ask for as much help as they can etc....

The failures around the German truck attacker are even played out in public and thus the public has no feeling that the government is not trying to coverup mistakes and is in fact learning from their own mistakes....something the UK is not doing right now....

Example..German investigators had learned about the trucker attacker being involved in drug sales as a finance mechanism....they raided six locations inside Berlin yesterday rolling up 10 major drug dealers and 6 of them were high value jihadist targets....

Ever since that Dec attack German authorities have been raiding and raiding and raiding and arresting along the way....after the London car attack yes you saw some activity but not to the levels seen in Brussels, Paris and Berlin....
Very interesting article on German counter-terrorism system and jihadists....

Excellent, detailed work by @janraudszus ~> The Jihadist terrorist threat and German Counter-terrorism

Germany has long maintained that to fight any terrorist problem it is strictly an intel service and police fight.....and long term.....AND I seriously doubt there is any western nation state that has been hit with terror attacks that openly debates the failures by police and security services as does Germany...

In some ways this quite public debate allows the public to understand that the police and security services are admitting if they failed and are learning from their mistakes and allows for the public to feel that their security concerns are being taken seriously....

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Well worth reading this interview by the Economist....

So although it is long, I am publishing the transcript of our conversation.

Among Mr Ischinger’s most striking points were his arguments that:
Germany is increasingly open to military action
Brexit makes EU defence integration easier
Germany’s deployments in Afghanistan, Mali and Lithuania mark a real turning point
NATO’s 2%-of-GDP target for defence spending is not sufficient on its own
The 2% should be replaced with a 3% target encompassing defence, foreign policy and aid
Mr Trump’s statements make it harder for European leaders to contribute more to NATO
Germany should not contemplate its own nuclear weapon
Mr Macron’s election is an “enormous and unique” opportunity to relaunch the Franco-German partnership as a model for the whole EU
The Kohl-Mitterrand era of co-operation (in the 1980s) can be (partly) revived, starting with joint military procurement
Mr Macron understands Germany “perfectly”
Germany and France should consider a rewrite of the Elysée Treaty in 2018, codifying the alliance between the two countries
Germany should consider backing EU majority voting on foreign and security affairs
Germany and France might eventually share nuclear weapons and an army, but only in the very long term#
Notions of Germany as the new leader of the liberal world are “totally unhelpful”
Russia’s current belligerence towards the West may not last
Germany and the West must keep the door open to Mr Putin
Europe and Canada cannot reform their relationship with Russia without America
Mrs Merkel’s patience and Russian language skills give her unique advantages in talks with Mr Putin
Germany must “engage, engage, engage” with Mr Trump
Mr Trump has “good and experienced pros” in his team but “believes in unpredictability as a negotiating strategy”
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