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If there’s any truth in this “Letter from Germany” things are bad and will get worse.
My wife is off to Sweden in a couple of weeks to visit relatives. It will be interesting to see what stories she comes back with.
They may not have guns, but this is what has been really going on in Germany at the grass roots level. This has been repeated many times over and not reported by the mainstream media.
BREAKING: Eyewitness said man shouted “Allahu Akbar” while shooting children
ISIS claimed credit, witness reported gunman shouting “Allahu Akbar”
A Letter from Germany
Linh Dinh • July 20, 2016
OH sorry Bilejones. I have been skipping between a dozen web sites and didn’t see your posting or remember I got that great letter from Germany form here.
Thanks for posting that article link Bilejones.
Israel News Flash @ILNewsFlash 2h2 hours ago
CONFIRMED TERROR ATTACK:
– Munich, Germany
– At least 6 dead (Some web sites are reporting 8 dead)
– Many injured
– 3 shooters
– Evacuation on going
Other witness reports that was shouting anti foreigner insults. Also today is 5 yrs exact from Brevik.
That is a lie. They were shouting “alla at bar.”
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Point is there is a lot of disinfo around, and for now we really don’t know. What I don’t like is how this event is managed – official and pr seems to be to let it run, that makes me suspicious as sure they have the detail by now.
Definitely lots of dis-info – spread by the Lie-stream Media.
Wikileaks Release Shows DNC Colluding With CBS News,
Wording Poll Data Against Bernie Sanders…
Trump is right “The system was rigged against Bernie!”
Washington Post and DNC Hold Secret Joint Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton – Lawyers said “illegal”, Did it Anyway…
Trader Joe said:
CNN headline—->”Shooting spree at mall”
See what (((they))) did there?
Like “Shopping spree”….’cause it’s a Mall
Didn’t expect to see the echoes on Mish’s blog… :-/
Trader Joe said:
Now, if the shooting spree were…umm, I dunno, like at the White House or Capitol Hill, being a Friday and all, we could start a drinking game….like, take a shot every time someone get’s shot.
How’s that for cute?
Gun legislation in Germany is considered among the strictest gun control in the world.
Trader Joe said:
Good to know.
However, the well informed realize that trucks are the real killer and where more controls are needed.
Trader Joe said:
…or maybe that should be ….trucks are “wheel” killer…
Willy Nilly said:
police Tweeted “stay indoors”…
Good advice. People are basically causing these “incidents” by going out of the house. This aggravates people from other cultures who don’t know they’re not supposed to shoot others who are out walking around. If you all just stay indoors with your lights off and don’t make a sound, everything will be fine. For now. If you must leave the house, please carry one of these “Don’t shoot me, I’m only shopping” cards just to be safe. And please follow our #safe-shopping hashtag on Twitter.
(Parody of typical EU potlicians’ response to “incidents”, in case it’s not obvious.)
Trader Joe said:
I have been locked in my basement for 10 years straight and have yet to be shot or even shot at.
I try to do all my shopping first thing Sunday AM while all the USA! USA! USA! drunks are in bed hung over after a hard night of Karaoke and before the Holy Rollers hit the highways and byways.
gun free zones
infidels that think appeasing them will ever work
infidels that think islam is a religion of peace
After the rise of the Nazi’s, Germany established their version of gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves against the “Brown Shirts”, were arrested and exterminated. Interestingly, the Brown Shirts were eventually targeted for extermination themselves following their blind acts of allegiance to Hitler. Any American military and police would be wise to grasp the historical significance of the Brown Shirts’ fate.
Trader Joe said:
The rise of Hitler & Nazi Germany was directly related to Hitler throwing the (((Rothchilds))) out of Germany and repudiating the debt “owed” under the Dawes Plan. Hitler introduced a work based currency and Germany thrived like no other country in history.
The purpose of WWII was to take Hitler out for his transgressions against the bankers….Germany lost the war, and economic misery ensued.
Hitler invading his neighbors and committing mass genocide had nothing to do with it?
Germany’s debt was mostly “forgiven” by the debt holders during the Wiemar Republic years, well before Hitler came to power. Only about 1% of the debt was left when Hitler took power.
That which could not be repaid was not repaid. Hitler should get no credit or blame for that.
Actually, the tough laws and police state apparatus were put in place by the Wiemar Republic, the idea being to stop movements on both the right and left (Nazis, Communists). When the Nazis came to power, they were happy to takeover the police state apparatus that the Wiemar Republic had used to harass them. Historical fact. Like with gun laws, there is a warning message here about the NSA and the USA.gov domestic surveillance etc.
Hitler gets too much credit. The Gestapo was in essence the Wiemar Republic police state apparatus under new management, not an original Hitler or Nazi creation. I know this sounds like revisionist history, Greg. A good source on this is “The Gestapo: Power and Terror in the Third Reich.” These are the two book author blurbs on Amazon:
Carsten Dams is Professor of Police Sciences at the School of Public Management of North-Rhine Westphalia. His main research interests are the history of policing in the twentieth century, and the relationship between policing and violence.
Michael Stolle is an Executive Director of the ‘House of Competence’ at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, responsible for the institute’s training and career development programs. He is a specialist in the history of the Gestapo in the Third Reich and has published widely in the field.
What’s the connection to global economic trend analysis?
I comment on the news on the global economy. That’s what I do. And the connection is so obvious I should not have to mention it.
Events like these will shape future elections in Austria, Italy, France etc. EU ties are in question. So is a breakup of the eurozone.
And I put together more independent research than any other blogger. My article this morning on ease in doing business is a clear case in point.
I cannot please everyone.
I think My response would have been a bit more direct, Mish!
Muslims shooting nine babies at McDonald’s won’t be popular with US women voters no matter how much their girl Hillary welcomes illegal immigrants.
Other commenter “What’s the connection to global economic trend analysis?”
When the criminals at the Fed, ECB, and BoJ are openly manipulating markets and cornering prices — trying (and failing) to divert attention away from actual economic problems… geopolitical risk is market risk.
When (not if) these government facilitated attacks reach a boiling point, the criminal class will get the guillotine and markets will (slowly) revert to long term value (value does not equal price).
No, Hollande and Merkel did not pull the actual triggers. But YES, they are essentially accomplices. Never mind complicated analysis or advanced modeling systems — every halfwit in the world told the left wing, big government types that inviting in millions of disgruntled extremist muslims was going to result in chaos.
Big government does not care. The immigrants vote for the incumbents, and the incumbents have taxpayer paid security troops to protect them from the new arrivals.
Hollande and Merkel are in no danger. Its the taxpayers who are screwed.
Old Guy said:
Mish keep up the good work. Many do not understand that this does effect economic trends.
I come here daily because many sites want joy joy joy feel good rhetoric. We may not always agree but at least you report it .
I live in Germany for 5 years and was 25km from Munchen or Munich in English. Populations in Europe are not happy about all of the immigration. I have German friends in Germany and they keep me informed. But like those in the US not a lot they can do.
This is bound to spur more online shopping.
I have a socionomics point of view where events are not so much cause/effect, rather they convey a place in patterned social behavior driven by mood.
@old guy — I have lots of family outside of Munchen, a few of whom we have been unable to contact (I think they are just “sheltered in place”, but would still like to know for sure). The relatives who are near their phones are wishing they had someone else to vote for. They are (were?) CDU supporters I think, and they know the alternatives to Merkel are slim — but they have simply lost patience.
The CDU is going to remove Merkel from office before summer holidays, or they will wish had in future elections. Their support base will not forgive them for what she has done.
Yes, they absolutely believe Merkel was a knowing accomplice to today’s attacks. No, Merkel didn’t plan anything or pull any actual triggers. But she knew very well what the results of her policies would be. This was a deliberate attack on Germany by Angela Merkel, and the CDU had better hold her accountable
When you let animals run through your house, don’t be surprised when they crap on your carpet.
What happens when a clueless politician (not you) invites an animal to crap on your carpet, while the politician sits aloof in a castle (that you pay for) protected by massive security (that you pay for) and tells you that raping your daughter and crapping on your carpet is all part of the global government movement that was never voted on in the first place?
Well, I fear we’re going to see more and more of this thorughout the world. The warmongers have turned the world neurotic. While none of what is happening is justified the old axiom ‘Violence begets violence’ comes to mind. Over 10 years ago when I watched “shock and awe” live in Iraq on CNN I told my wife “Oh my God. It’s begun”. Then we had Libya and Syria and we remain in Afghanistan – with refugees pouring into Europe. The Planet’s balance has been disrupted.
Brace yourself for a police state. Coming soon to a theater near you. In a city near me a police dog died after getting into a tussle with a bad guy he was chasing. They created a statute of the dog and put it in a local park for passerbys to worship.
Yes. It’s begun.
Everyone is equal under the law.
But public servants (and their dogs) are a lot more equal than you lowly taxpayers.
Big government corrupts absolutely. Always has
Germans are stripped naked of all weapons. Shooting Germans is easy as sitting ducks.
They may not have bullets, but they still have ballots.
Officially, the terrorists did not have guns either.
“When guns are outlawed outlaws will have guns” is one of the most honest and most ignored sayings in modern US history. Libs hate the truth.
Diogenes of Sinope said:
Obama lifted trade sanctions against Iran. The country most well known as traffickers of conventional (I never said nuclear) weapons is Iran. They will make lots of weapons available in the most surprising of places.
As if that itself weren’t bad enough, Obama then goes off to Asia, where he lifts a decades old arms embargo of Vietnam, for crying out loud. Then , when he’s home in the US, he presses for more and stricter gun laws.
D of S, Obama doesn’t live by a moral code. He doesn’t act in the best interests of the American people. He acts from the standpoint of personal gain. That’s the reason you see all the contradictions and inconsistencies in his behaviors. The media fails to shine a light his erratic and inconsistent acts because the media works for the government, not for the people. The nation has jumped the shark. But few notice or care.
Reed Bates said:
“What’s the connection to global economic trend analysis?”
Terrorist action will benefit Trump at the polls. This and every attack between now and November (Wanna bet there won’t be any more?) is bad juju for the Hillary campaign.
That alone is relevant to the global economy, don’t you think?
Old Guy said:
Reed I agree in part. Notice most of the rioting and problems with the immigrants in Europe are not covered in our media!
More rght wing extermism it seems. Breivik mentioned a secret network – it strikes again.