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Chancellor Merkel to Fire Intel Chief: German Media Reports

Chancellor Merkel to Fire Intel Chief: German Media Reports

Intel chief contradicted Merkel’s claim of right-wing ‘mobs’ targeting foreigners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch5cMHQusVQ

Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to fire Germany’s intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen after he refuted her claims of right-wing “mobs” chasing migrants during the late August demonstrations in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

“We have video recordings of [people] hunting down others, of unruly assemblies, and hate in the streets, and that has nothing to do with our constitutional state,” Chancellor Merkel said last month after residents in the eastern German city took to the streets in response the reported killing of a 35-year-old German by a group of migrants.

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, BfV, challenged the narrative peddled by the mainstream German politicians and media that talked of far-right German “mobs” carrying out a “pogrom” and “witch hunt” against foreigners. “I share the skepticism towards media reports of right-wing extremists chasing down [foreigners] in Chemnitz,” Maassen said.

After the intelligence chief’s statement, Chancellor Merkel doubled down on her claims, describing the street protest in the city of Chemnitz as violent right-wing mobs chasing foreigners.

The intelligence chief’s assessment was backed by Michael Kretschmer, a senior member of Chancellor Merkel’s CDU party and the premier of Saxony state, where Chemnitz is located. “One thing is clear. There was no mob, there was no hunt and there was no pogrom in Chemnitz,” he said.

Germany’s  Die Welt reported the impending ouster of the country’s intelligence chief:

Angela Merkel has backed the position taken by the Social Democrats [German Chancellor’s left-wing coalition partner]. The Chancellor has decided to relieve Hans-Georg Maaßen, the President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution [domestic intelligence agency], of his duties. Die Welt learned it from sources within the [ruling] coalition. (Translation by the author)

The media reporting on the protests in Chemnitz toed the official line pushed by Merkel. “The violence in Chemnitz continues to send shock waves through Germany and beyond after a German man was killed on Sunday and a mob went on the rampage threatening people of color,” wrote the German business daily Handelsblatt.

“‘Pogrom mood’ sweeps Germany over migrants,” said the headline in the UK-based newspaper The Times. “The ugly scenes of mostly white men hurling abuse at people they deemed to be foreigners have deeply alarmed Germany,” British newspaper The Guardian commented.

Intelligence chief Maassen’s refusal to back the official narrative and portray the demonstrations against government’s immigration policy as violent racist mobs attracted sharp criticism from the mainstream German politicians and media, with leading members of Merkel’s government calling for his ouster. German media outlets ran a string of negative stories against the spy chief, at one point even accusing him of passing on sensitive intelligence to the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

The media campaign against the intelligence chief continues unabated. Die Welt claimed popular support for the sacking of Maassen, citing an online poll:

More than half of Germans want Maassen, President of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, to quit his job. 54 percent consider it appropriate that Merkel would opt to fire Maassen. Almost 45 percent find the decision ‘absolutely correct.’ (Translation by the author)

Meanwhile, the nationwide opinion polls paint a very different story. The media campaign to smear the opponents of Merkel’s open door immigration policy as violent extremists appears to be backfiring. Recent polling numbers show AfD as the second biggest party in the country. With 17.5 percent of the popular support, the AfD is now trailing only behind Merkel’s CDU party (28.5 percent). In the September 2017 election, the newly formed anti-mass immigration party had entered German parliament for the first time, winning 12,5 percent of the vote.

UPDATE: Merkel has fired the intel chief. He will be “removed from his post and reassigned to a new position in the Interior Ministry,” German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports.

Video: Protests in east German city of Chemnitz [August 2018]

[Cover image via YouTube]

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His facts didn’t fit the narrative so he had to go.

“The intelligence chief’s assessment was backed by Michael Kretschmer, a senior member of Chancellor Merkel’s CDU party and the premier of Saxony state, where Chemnitz is located. “One thing is clear. There was no mob, there was no hunt and there was no pogrom in Chemnitz,” he said.”

Yet, the Merkel media continues to push the Merkel propaganda campaign of ‘right-wing mobs, hate & pogroms.’

And none dare call it collusion.

But who could blame the German people if they did rise up with angry mobs against the callous abuse by Mutter Merkel and her constituency of viscious Muslim migrants who persistently savage this once docile nation??

    But who could blame the German people if they did rise up with angry mobs against the callous abuse by Mutter Merkel and her constituency of viscious Muslim migrants who persistently savage this once docile nation??

    Every decent person. The fact that there are crimes committed by foreigners does not in any way justify committing crimes against foreigners, just as the fact that so many crimes are committed in the USA by black people does not justify pogroms against black people. Black Americans are not one undifferentiated entity, and neither are foreigners in Germany.

      You misunderstand. I never advocated or condoned pogroms or violence against foreigners.

      I specifically wondered why the German people do not “rise up with angry mobs against the callous abuse by Mutter Merkel and her constituency of viscious Muslim migrants…”

      IE: vociferous street protests, not mob violence. I apologize if I was unclear.

      tom_swift in reply to Milhouse. | September 18, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Every decent person.

      Especially the extinct ones.

      Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | September 18, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      Very misleading comment, Milhouse. While pointing out that Blacks are not an undifferentiated mass, what do you do? lump all foreigners in Germany into one undifferentiated mass. You sound like those vile leftists who call anyone who opposes open borders “anti-immigrant.” Perhaps you sound like one because you are using the same linguistic sleight of hand that they use. Americans who want the borders and immigration laws aren’t “anti-immigrant” we are against illegal immigration and we want illegal aliens deported.

      By the same token the Germans aren’t “anti-foreigner” as you deceptively put it but they’re against these Muslim refugees and Merkel’s open border policy that allows them to flood into Germany. And for very good reasons. First, the vast majority of them are not in fact refugees; EU officials were forced to admit in June of last year that hardly any of the millions claiming to seek asylum hardly any are in fact refugees. If Merkel’s justification for her policies was to protect Syrians fleeing their civil war, why are they letting in Moroccans, Tunisians, sub-Saharan Africans, etc. even after the EU’s admissions? These people don’t qualify for asylum yet they routinely get it. It doesn’t help that the German government hires successful asylum seekers as interpreters, who in their native language coach the prospective asylum seekers on what lies to tell right in front of the examiners. Who naturally don’t know what is going on or else they wouldn’t need interpreters. But other interpreters know what’s going on, usually Christian Arabic-speakers who have exposed the con to the press. Despite the fact it’s been widely reported the German government continues the practice.

      BTW, we have a similar problem with the Mexican government and pro-illegal-alien NGOs coaching people on what to say to an immigration judge when they’re caught and claim asylum.

      Even those whose refugee applications are denied are not deported. Second, these people commit crimes on a massive scale. They’v even managed to establish no-go zones in cities like Berlin. Not necessarily out of religious fervor, but simply warring crime families fighting for turf for their illegal activities although some of the no-go zones are “Sharia control zones.” Third, the German government is complicit in their crimes in a number of ways. I’ve already noted that immigration officials continue to grant asylum requests to wildly unqualified applicants despite knowing these applicants aren’t qualified and also knowing their own interpreters are helping their fellow non-refugees game the system. The German police, like the British police who allowed Muslim rape gangs to operate openly for decades (and still do despite the furor over Rotherham and other cities), don’t want to be called racist. So they not only look the other way they actively conceal the crime wave. The mass sexual assaults these Muslim non-refugees committed on New Year Eve/Day in 2015/16 were denied in official reports, the police claiming it was a normal celebration with nothing unusual in the way of crime. They were only forced to admit that the crime wave was on a scale so large that they didn’t know how to deal with it. The mayors implied it was the women’s fault, such as the mayor of Cologne saying the women should have kept the men at arms length. As if that’s possible considering how Muslims play the “rape game.” We have plenty of experience with it from Cairo to Stockholm to Cairo. Mobs of Muslim men will surround a girl, with those on the outside preventing anyone from interfering. Those on the inside grope the victim, often removing their clothing, usually then penetrating the victim with hands and fingers, sometimes committing actual rape. Judges across Europe, including Germany, give Muslim non-refugees lighter sentences than they would for ethic Europeans because they don’t want the Muslims to lose their residency permits.

      The most recent case I’m aware of took place in Germany’s neighbor the Netherlands. This past summer an Amsterdam court gave a lighter sentence to an Afghan asylum seeker who raped a 16 y.o. girl who is slightly mentally impaired back in 2016. But the judge openly stated that the 38 y.o. man’s punishment shouldn’t include losing his residency permit. The girl, her parents, the Dutch public, and indeed Europeans across the continent are justifiably incensed that the judge gave a convicted rapist whose asylum request hasn’t even been approved a slap on the wrist so he won’t be deported. Which pretty much is a solid indicator that his asylum request will be approved despite his rape conviction.

      Finally, the German government has been caught in a number of lies. Probably the biggest was that the mass Muslim migration would be a boon to their economy as Germany needs workers. In June of last year the German Federal Labour Agency admitted that among the supposed refugees only 17 percent were employed. More over the German government’s commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration told the Financial Times that only a quarter to a third of these invaders had any hope or desire to find work in the next five years. The rest, 70 to 75 percent, would face long term unemployment and therefore at least ten years living on welfare benefits provided by German taxpayers.

      It’s clear that Merkel, like so many European heads of government actually despise their own native populations and are importing a replacement population. One that doesn’t have the language, education (only 45 percent of actual Syrian refugees have a school-leaving certificate, whatever that is worth, and only 23 percent have any college education) or job skills to make them employable. Moreover they’re overwhelmingly not interested in acquiring them. They didn’t come to Germany to work. They came to Germany to live a far better life on the dole then they could have in their home countries while working their tails off. And, not to put a fine point on it, to f*** blonde women. They’ll tell you that, too.

      It is nothing more than an invading army, which is why the vast majority are military-age men. You have it backward, Milhouse. Decent people aren’t going to put up with an invading army bent on pillaging the country’s economy and raping women. For now the Germans are demanding that Merkel change their policies and stop letting new illegal migrants (the EU used to call them “irregular migrants” but changed to to illegal migrants last summer), stop granting asylum requests to the vast majority of those already in the country who aren’t qualified refugees, revoke the asylum status of those who never should have gotten it in the first place, and deport this vast majority back to their countries of origin. Even the EU has admitted they need to have much more robust and stringent return policies or they will have millions of sub-Saharan Africans flooding in and filing bogus asylum claims.

      But if the German government won’t the German people will have to take matters into their own hands. For the sake of their children and grandchildren it’s the only decent thing to do.

        Arminius in reply to Arminius. | September 18, 2018 at 9:48 pm

        *They were only forced to admit that the crime wave was on a scale so large that they didn’t know how to deal with it AFTER GERMAN WITNESSES AND VICTIMS POSTED CELL PHONE VIDEOS TO YOUTUBE SHOWING THE MASSIVE AND WELL ORGANIZED SCALE OF THE ASSAULTS.

        Edward in reply to Arminius. | September 23, 2018 at 9:05 am

        Excellent comment. “But if the German government won’t the German people will have to take matters into their own hands.”

        I’m not at all sure the German people will actually do that. I would hope they will, but they have already put up with too much and are only showing slightly more irritation than the docile population of Sweden, most of whom won’t even vote for the future of the country and the Swedes.

Bucky Barkingham | September 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

When will Mutti Merkel refer to AfD supporters as deplorables?

At least Hitler bothered to have the German soldiers wear Polish uniforms for his media charade.

Funny how the “moderate right wing” doesn’t exist. It’s like an evolutionary gap. People jump from Centrist to Far Right Wing, skipping right over the fossil record.

There can be only one explanation:

https://goo.gl/images/SSzRoA

    etech in reply to Fen. | September 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    That, or punctuated equilibrium. Aliens are more likely.

    Andy in reply to Fen. | September 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    You didn’t vote for Hillary, therefore you are alt-right.

    Looking back, how did you manage to attend all those Klan meetings with nobody noticing?

    Insufficiently Sensitive in reply to Fen. | September 19, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Funny how the “moderate right wing” doesn’t exist.

    It’s just how progressives and mainstream journalists are trained to think.

    If a group of ‘liberals’ demonstrates, no matter the quantities of broken glass and burning cars, it’s a nonviolent protest. If a group of non-liberals demonstrates, it’s immediately a far-right mob threatening violence. There’s no middle ground.

People were upset because their daughters can no longer take a walk in a park without being sexually harassed by Muslim men who cannot seem to sexually control themselves or their knives. The vast majority were not “right wing”. This will not end pretty.

Subotai Bahadur | September 18, 2018 at 1:36 pm

Let us say that the Merkel CDU/CSU, Socialist coalition falls. The CSU is the Bavarian equivalent of the CDU, and in Bavaria from what I have been seeing the AfD is ready to kick CSU butt in the next election. Plus their gains in the rest of Germany.

If the government falls, they can try to put together a new coalition with Merkel running a caretaker government. But it took 6 months and much surrender to the Socialists to put together the current coalition that deliberately excludes the Alternative für Deutschland which wants to stop the Muslim invasion that Merkel and the EU supports. I don’t think they can do that again without triggering violence.

That means one of two alternatives. They can have yet another parliamentary election, which would give
AfD a seat in the government and change policy to some extent, or Merkel can declare a state of emergency, and rule as a dictator.

In 1968 the German Constitution [Grundgesetz]was amended [17th Amendment to it] to allow the declaration by the Chancellor of Notstandsgesetze or Emergency Acts that suspend the Constitution in the cases of “States of defence, states of tension, internal states of emergency, or disasters”.

And at that point everybody’s dance card is going to be full.

There is really no right in Europe like there is in the US, except for a few nuts. The political spectrum starts from the middle left and moves to the far left. The media is basically far left. The problem Markell has despite the media covering up for her is the people are afraid of being attacked by all the Muslims she imported.

JusticeDelivered | September 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm

It looks like Germans will not react to the Muslim problem quick enough to neutralize it. First they greatly degraded their collective intellectual capacity by killing so many Jews,now they are further degrading their gene pool by importing dull witted, highly reproductive Muslims who will over the 2-3 generations dilute German’s gene pool down to an average IQ of about 80. Think about this, at most, sixty years to completely eradicate german culture.

Merkel is running the unified Germany like it was still Eastern Germany. Who thought it was a good idea to elect a former Communist?

Want to see how this ends? Read The Caliphate by Tom Kratman. It is a novel and therefore fiction but like much good fiction it tells truths that other venues won’t touch.

Insufficiently Sensitive | September 19, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Funny how the “moderate right wing” doesn’t exist.

It’s just how progressives and mainstream journalists are trained to think.

If a group of ‘liberals’ demonstrates, no matter the quantities of broken glass and burning cars, it’s a nonviolent protest. If a group of non-liberals demonstrates, it’s immediately a far-right mob threatening violence. There’s no middle ground.

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