Oktoberfest-bomber Gundolf Köhler on the cover of the WSG-publication Kommando (nr. 2 from left). Source: Antifascisthisches Infoblatt
Why might the US government, and its friends, be planning to use al Qaeda to influence events in Germany?
1. Germany has been doing deals with Russia.
2. Most Germans want the German troops out of Afghanistan.
3. Germany's Angela Merkel said in July 2009 that there "must be a stop" to Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank.
4. There is to be a national election in Germany on 27 September 2009.
On 9 September 2009, Israel National News reported that Al-Qaeda is targeting Germany for the 'Next 9/11' - Within Weeks
"Jihadists close to al-Qaeda explicitly warned in new communications that Germany will be the target of the next 9/11-scale terrorist attack... within the next few weeks.
"According to analysts with the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR), a recently intercepted jihadist communication declares that 'the Germans, grandchildren of the Nazis, know more than everyone else that they will be the first ones to taste (the nightmare)...
Germany has upset the USA.
Germany has been warming up to business deals with Russia according to the NYTimes.com, on 18 August 2009.
"Germany is Russia’s largest trading partner...
"When Mrs. Merkel went to meet the Russian president, Dimitri A. Medvedev, last week in his official summer residence at Sochi on the Black Sea, ... her bag ... contained a big shopping list...
"Trade with Russia has become even more important...
"Mrs. Merkel ... made a big effort last week to promote German economic interests with Mr. Medvedev...
"Russian investors are already in the thick of negotiations to take a stake in Opel, the German subsidiary of General Motors...
"The Russians already closed a deal this week to buy the Wadan shipyards..."
The USA does not want German troops to leave Afghanistan.
Most Germans do not like the idea that 'Germany Has Become a Warring Party under US Command'
"It's high time the German government mapped out a clear plan for withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, write German media commentators...
"Voters in Germany want a new strategy that will lead to a pullout.
Center-left Süddeutsche Zeitung writes:
"The 500 pound bombs the Americans launched at Germany's request have bombed Afghanistan into the German election campaign...
"Germany has become a warring party under US command."
Left-wing Die Tageszeitung writes:
"It's totally wrong and intolerable in a democracy for a defense minister to stand in front of a camera a few hours after an air strike and to state there were no civilian casualties, and three days later after receiving a lot of information to simply say he doesn't have any more to say."
Germany may have upset Israel.
The CIA has links to terrorism in Germany.
In 1980, bombs exploded at Munich's Oktoberfest.
13 people were killed and 213 wounded
Links were found to the stay-behind networks run by the CIA and NATO as part of Operation Gladio. (Cached / Cached)
Nazi war criminal General Reinhard Gehlen, who had signed a contract with the CIA, reportedly for a sum of $5 million a year, was one of the brains behind CIA activity in Germany. ( Cached / Cached)