Germany’s failed project of bringing in over one million Muslim refugees in the space of a year has seen an explosion of crime and widespread sex assaults. There was also a lone wolf knife attack by an Afghan immigrant on a train, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility; a search of the jihadi’s room turned up an IS flag. Add to that a suicide bombing outside a popular music festival by a Syrian refugee, and the mall massacre in Munich, during which a Muslim eyewitness heard the killer shouting “Allahu akbar.”
Now martial law is descending on Germany amid fears of an all-out war. The military will now team up with police for joint drills in preparation of an Islamic State attack. Military patrols may also be seen on streets to protect the public.
This is what Germany has come to, despite Angela Merkel’s famous statement, “We can do this.”
“German Military, Police to Team Up Amid Fears of ISIS Attack”, by Andy Eckardt, NBC News, September 7, 2016:
MAINZ, Germany — Germany is preparing to train troops to be deployed within its borders for the first time since World War II amid fears of terrorist attacks.
The country’s armed forces will hold joint drills with police early next year, officials confirmed.
Authorities stress that counterterrorism measures will primarily remain the responsibility of police.
However, the potential for large-scale attacks have made the use of German military assets “conceivable, even probable,” according to Lt. Gen. Martin Schelleis, the Bundeswehr’s chief of joint support services.
Plans to involve soldiers in counterterrorism operations — and the suggestion troops could also be used to beef up security in public places — have proved controversial in a country only seven decades removed from totalitarian rule that’s still grappling with guilt from the Nazi era.
A 2012 constitutional court ruling paved the way for the deployment of the Bundeswehr on German streets in the aftermath of an attack.
Until then, Germany’s constitution had allowed for domestic military missions only under special circumstances — such as natural disaster relief.
The restrictive legal framework was instituted as a result of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s abuse of state powers.
Schelleis suggested that a terrorist attack could qualify as “such a grave disaster” to allow the armed forces to support the police…