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Conversation: Former GDR officers call for peace in Europe

Appeal: Soldiers for Peace

This photo shows the VIP-grandstand on Karl-Marx Allee during the official military parade in East Berlin on October 7, 1989. Soviet head of state and party leader Mikhail Gorbachev, East German head of state and SED general secretary Erich Honecker, Raisa Gorbacheva, and Willi Stoph, prime minister of the German Democratic Republic can be seen in the middle of the grandstand, among others. The banner in the background reads, “40 Years of the GDR.”

As officers who were in responsible positions in GDR we turn towards the German public in deep sorrow for the preservation of peace and the continuation of civilization in Europe.

In the years of the Cold War, when we experienced a long period of militarisation and confrontation below the threshold of an open conflict, we used our military knowledge and abilities to preserve peace and protect our socialist state, the GDR. The National People´s Army (NVA) didn´t participate in military combats for a single day, and it even played an important part that no weapons were used during the events in 1989/90. Peace was allways the central maxim of our actions. Therefore we decidedly take position against the military factor becoming the decisive instrument of politics again. It´s a confirmed experience that our time´s most urgent questions can´t be solved by military means.

It is needful to remind that the soviet army shouldered the heaviest part of the burden to wrestle down fascism in WW II. 27 million cititzens of the sovjet union gave their lives for this historic victory. They, as their allies, earned our gratitude on the 70th anniversary of liberation.

Now we state that war has reached Europe again. Obviously the US strategy is aimed at eliminating Russia as a competitor and weakening the European Union. During the last years NATO approached ever closer to Russia´s borders. The attempt to include Ukraine into EU and NATO should close the „cordon sanitaire“ from the baltic states down to the black sea, to isolate Russia from the rest of Europe. The American calculation was that this would prevent or impede a German-Russian connection.

To influence public opinion towards this, a media campaign was started that knows no precursor, and incorrigible politicians and corrupted journalists beat the drums of war. In this heated-up atmosphere the role of the Federal Republic of Germany should be to promote peace. This is demanded by it´s geopolitical position as much as by Germany´s historical experiences and the objecitve interests of it´s people. But the demands of the federal president for more military responsibility and the war hysteria and russophobia created by the media contradict that.

The forced militarisation of Eastern Europe isn´t playing with fire – it´s playing with war!

Knowing about the destructive powers of modern wars, and assuming our responsibilities as citizens we declare clearly: Here a crime against humanity has already started.

Have the many dead of WWII, the enourmous destruction all over Europe, the streams of refugees and the endless suffering of the people already forgotten? Haven´t the recent wars of the USA and NATO brought more than enough misery, claimed more than enough human lives?

Don´t they realize what a military confrontation would mean in the densely inhabited European continent?

Hundreds of fighter jets and armed drones, stuffed with bombs and rockets, thousands of tanks and armed vehicles and systems of artillery would be deployed. In the North, the Baltic and the Black Sea modern battle ships would meet, and in the rear nuclear weapons would be prepared. The border between front and rear would vanish. Millions of mothers and children would shed tears for their husbands, fathers and brothers. Millions of victims would be the consequence. Europe would turn into a desert of destruction.

Shall it get to that point? No, and no again!

Therefore we appeal to the German public:

Such a scenario must be prevented.

We don´t need a rhetoric of war, we need a polemic of peace.

We don´t need any deployment of Bundeswehr abroad, or an army of the European Union.

We don´t need more means for military aims, but more means for humanitarian and social needs.

We need no war propaganda against Russia, but we need more reciprocal understanding and a peaceful existence besides and with each other.

We need no military dependency on the US, but our own responsibility for peace. Instead of a „fast deployment force“ of NATO on it´s eastern borders we need more tourism, youth exchange and meetings for peace with our eastern neighbours.

We need a peaceful Germany in a peaceful Europe.

May our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren remember our generation in this sense.

Because we know very well the meaning of war, we raise our voice against war, for peace.

Army General (ret.). Heinz Keßler

Admiral (ret.) Theodor Hoffmann

Colonel General (ret) Horst Stechbarth; Fritz Streletz; Fritz Peter

Lieutenant General (ret.) Klaus Baarß; Ulrich Bethmann; Max Butzlaff; Manfred Gehmert; Manfred Grätz; Wolfgang Kaiser; Gerhard Kunze; Gerhard Link; Wolfgang Neidhardt; Walter Paduch; Werner Rothe; Artur Seefeldt; Horst Skerra; Wolfgang Steger; Horst Sylla; Ehrenfried Ullmann; Alfred Vogel; Manfred Volland; Horst Zander

Viceadmiral (ret.) Hans Hofmann

Major General (ret.) Olivier Anders; Heinz Bilan; Bernhard Beyer; Günter Brodowsky; Kurt Brunner; Heinz Calvelage; Sebald Daum; Willi Dörnbrack; Alfred Dziewulski; Johannes Fritzsche; Egon Gleau; Otto Gereit; Roland Großer; Peter Herrich; Karl-Heinz Hess; Günter Hiemann; Lothar Hübner; Siegmund Jähn; Günter Jahr; Manfred Jonischkies; Günter Kaekow; Johannes Kaden; Helmut Klabunde; Klaus Klenner; Raimund Kokott; Kurt Kronig; Manfred Lange; Bernd Leistner; Hans Leopold; Klaus Listemann; Heinz Lipski; Hans Georg Löffler; Rudi Mädler; Manfred Merkel; Günter Möckel; Dieter Nagler; Johannes Oreschko; Rolf Pitschel; Hans Christian Reiche; Fritz Rothe; Günter Sarge; Dieter Schmidt; Horst Schmieder; Gerhard Schönherr; Gerhard Seifert; Kurt Sommer; Erich Stach; Manfred Thieme; Wolfgang Thonke; Henry Thunemann; Walter Tzschoppe; Günter Voigt; Gerd Weber; Dieter Wendt; Klaus Wiegand; Heinrich Winkler; Heinz-Günther Wittek; Erich Wöllner; Werner Zaroba; Manfred Zeh; Alois Zieris

Counter Admiral (ret.) Herbert Bernig; Eberhard Grießbach; Hans Heß; Werner Henniger; Klaus Kahnt; Werner Kotte; Helmut Milzow; Gerhard Müller; Joachim Münch

In the name of a great number of ret. Colonels and Captains: Volker Bednara; Frithjof Banisch; Bernd Biedermann; Karl Dlugosch; Thomas Förster; Günter Gnauck; Günter Leo; Friedemann Munkelt; Werner Murzynowski; Gerhard Matthes; Lothar Matthäus; Friedrich Peters; Helmut Schmidt; Fritz Schneider; Heinz Schubert; Helmar Tietze; Wilfried Wernecke; Rolf Zander; Oberstleutnant a.D. Günter Ganßauge

Further soldiers of NVA, officers, ensigns, corporals and privys document their consent.

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The Minsk Complex dismantles the Minsk Memorandum, by Stratediplo

On September 5, 2014, the trilateral contact group on Ukraine (OSCE, Russia and Ukraine) signed a Protocol to “implement president Poroshenko’s peace plan and president Putin’s initiative”; then on September 19 the same contact group signed a Memorandum, supposedly to precise its practical application, but actually to correct it and make it both viable and useful. After the failure of the general military offensive launched by the Ukranian government in January, president Hollandd, president Putin and chancellor Merkel called the contact group to prepare a new document, the Complex “of measures about the implementation of the Minsk agreements”, issued on February 12, 2015. As the two previous ones, this document was then presented to two top leaders of Donetsk and Lugansk de facto republics (in the meanwhile elected chiefs of government), who acknowledged having read it by signing after the trilateral contact group, in their sole personal names since they were not asked to state any public mandate or commit any community.

The 13 clauses of the Complex are commented hereafter.

1. Immediate and comprehensive ceasefire.

This clause just repeats the first clause of the Protocol and the first clause of the Memorandum, and ignores the third clause of the Memorandum, burrying the distinction between offensive fire, especially against civilian population, and defensive counter-battery fire, aimed at putting an end to any shelling of the civilian population. For months the OSCE has been able to identify and report which side was firing at the population (even after the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum) and which side was restraining to defensive counter-battery, but the trilateral contact group doesn’t want any more to single out offensive operations and to put a specific blame on the offender, should the same anti-cities pattern occur again.

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Victims of Western-supported Kiev junta – 3 siblings taking a bath before bedtime

This is what the EU, UK and the US are fully supporting, funding and directing in Ukraine.

AE
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Source: FortRuss
February 13, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
 
Nastia, Dasha, Kirill, who is next?

“This was a bathroom…”He can not calmly look at this. Just yesterday there was a bathroom. His three children were taking a bath before bedtime. He heard an explosion. Dennis didn’t realize immediately that the rocket hit the house directly. He wanted to take the kids to the basement.He is still shaking from what he saw.”At first glance I saw the whole body of Nastia. I took Kirill in my arms. The emergency worker dragged me away, thought, I wouldn’t be able to handle it. I could handle it. Only my wife was taken to the hospital with a nervous breakdown. I was holding myself together. This is barbaric.”

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His wife Lyuba spent the whole night in a hospital. But found strength to come back to the house. They are looking for clean clothes to bury their children tomorrow.

“Didn’t even hear a hiss. Just “bang!” ”

At once they lost everyone: 2 year old Kirill, 7 year old Nastia and 13 year old Dasha. They were always together, remember the parents. On a table, under fragments of glass – a book of fairytales, the sisters liked to read them for their brother at night.

“They were so friendly. The little one couldn’t be away from his oldest sister. The middle one was very happy.”

Active shelling of Gorlovka began last night. Artillery worked all night. The shelling continued in the morning.

Destruction around the entire town. One shell exploded near a residential house. Many wounded. Broken glass everywhere.

Vera Ivanovna just found out her husband Alexey was killed. They spent 40 years together.  She asked him not to go outside. Was afraid. But he insisted. Her elderly mother just moved in, and he went to get some food.

“My husband is dead. I don’t want to talk”

No words. Just fear. Gorlovka residents try to shelter in basements. But it doesn’t always help.

Denis’s family spent the last 6 months in the basement. He came down here to take his son’s favorite toy. Along with the toy they are taking Dasha’s favorite blue dress, and leaving far away from the house.

Channel 1, Gorlovka.

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Conversation: Ms. Merkel and Peace, by Dagmar Henn

This is a must read analysis by someone who we have found to be one of the most rational voices out of Germany.

This brilliant analysis by Dagmar Henn dissects right through the noise of not just the mainstream pop narrative but the feel-good happy crowd who for the sake of being  ‘decent’ continue to hope for something which simply is not a give-in anymore.

Right now, no matter how you dice it, the Novorussian Armed Forces, who are fighting the Nazi forces of NATO, have the upper hand.  Russia cannot abandon them and the ‘democratic freedom loving Nazi arming West’ cannot accept that.

This is, was and will be a proxy war between Russia and the USA. We also must understand that the USA (and the collective West) did not spend $5 billion and counting in material support of the Nazi genocide to just abandon the project.

Let us see what these talks with Western supporters of Fascism bring.

AE

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What a lot of theatrical activity during the last days — Merkel´s hasty trip to Kiev and Moscow (carrying Hollande as hand luggage), and then the appearances at the Munich “Security Conference” … truly a heroic effort to save peace? That at least is what we are expected to think.

But how realistic is this idea? Is that possibly what she honestly wants?

Actually there are simple criteria to test her interest in peace — sober, technical criteria.

One can assume that all European governments, including Ms Merkel’s, are well informed about the real situation in the Donbass. In public they talk about the ‘evil separatists’, but they do know that the Ukrainian army shells the cities. They know the extent of destruction and they know who is responsible. Why? Because OSCE delivers this information daily to their desks. Publicly the OSCE acts as though it is not capable of calculating from the remains of a rocket stuck in the ground the direction from which it came. The reality is different. We can assume that all the atrocities committed by the Ukranian regime throughout the last months are well known. That includes the humanitarian situation in the Donbass.

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Banned German satire “Die Anstalt” exposes double standards on Russia and Ukraine

This great show is a good reminder to us all that people, be it in the West or East, cannot be just painted with one brush.

When we tag articles with “Western Hypocrisy” or “Western Terrorism”, we do not talk about the public but the infinitely small power brokers in government. The ones who really call the shots, not your neighbour.

AE

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As we feared….., by Dagmar Henn

It would be nice if a surprising bit of truth would not be spun into new lies. But it has been proven once more — the sudden, astounding news when that bus in Donetsk (not the first one by the way) got shelled was just the opening move for another false-flag action, the next propagandist crusade.

It’s bewildering. You have to ask yourself whether the Ukrainian junta receives a signal every time German media takes the wrong line, responding to it with a new crime. Or whether each of these events is prepared on such a broad scale that the German press is just a part of the staging.

Because it was really amazing — last summer Donbass settlements had suffered aerial attacks for weeks, by helicopters and fighter jets, and nothing, nothing at all was written in the newspapers about this. Nothing about downed Ukrainian war planes either And then, suddenly, on 15th of July a report about an aerial attack on Shneznoye.

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Je suis Vanya!

IamVanya

The Western world welcomed with open arms, an embrace and much platitude, the butcher of Kiev, Poroshenko, in Paris earlier this month.

We are to forget the thousands of men,women,children and the elderly that have been terrorized by the NATO/US/EU funded Nazi war machine in Kiev. We are not to utter the names of the dead children, remember their faces or even to protest their plight.

JeSuisVanya

How is such anti-humanism celebrated as freedom and democracy in the West?

Remember one name at least, so that you can put a face to the horrors being inflicted on Donbass by the Western equipped,funded,supported and directed Nazi war machine.

The name is Vanya.

AE

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