U.S. Will Station New Nuclear Weapons in Germany Against Russia

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Eric Zuesse, investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

U.S. Will Station New Nuclear Weapons in Germany Against Russia

Germany’s ZDF public television network headlines on Tuesday September 22nd, "New U.S. Atomic Weapons to Be Stationed in Germany," and reports that the U.S. will bring into Germany 20 new nuclear bombs, each being four times the destructive power of the one that was used on Hiroshima. Hans Kristensen, the Director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, says, "With the new bombs the boundaries blur between tactical and strategic nuclear weapons.”

German Tornado pilots regularly practice with dummies of American atomic bombs. (Source: ZDF)

A former Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany's Defense Ministry, Willy Wimmer, of Chancellor Merkel’s own conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union, warns that these “new attack options against Russia” constitute “a conscious provocation of our Russian neighbors.”

German Economic News also reports on Chancellor Merkel’s decision to allow these terror-weapons against Russia: "The Bundestag decided in 2009, expressing the will of most Germans, that the US should withdraw its nuclear weapons from Germany. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel did nothing.” And now she okays the U.S. to increase America’s German-based nuclear arsenal against Russia.

Maria Zakharova, of the Russian Foreign Ministry, says: “This is an infringement of Articles 1 and 2 of the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons,” which is the treaty that provides non-nuclear states the assurance that the existing nuclear powers will not try to use their nuclear status so as to take over the world.

German Economic News says: "The federal government had demanded the exact opposite: The Bundestag decided in March 2010 by a large majority, that the federal government should 'press for the withdrawal of US nuclear weapons from Germany.' Even the coalition agreement between the CDU and FDP, the German government in 2009 had promised the withdrawal of nuclear weapons from Büchel. But instead there will be these new bombs."

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researchfix's picture

Would be nice to bring our gold along with that shipment.

Publicus's picture

A single Russian submarine off the US coast contains up to 200 nuclear warheads. I would move inland before World War 3 starts in earnest.

Sudden Debt's picture

It doesn't matter how many warhead they ship.

In total, everybody has so many atomic bombs that if they ever start to use them, everything would be destroyed.

It's just another trick to lure Russia back into a arms race that will bankrupt them.

To bad America didn't check with their own accountants about their own finances...

But it is a pitty that Germany is playing ball with America... those morons...

two hoots's picture

MIC (including the Pentagon, CIA, State, NSA) creates their own opportunity then uses our tax dollar to capitalize on it.  We only pretend we are not part of the sheeple. 

TBT or not TBT's picture

Deterrence works, and yeah it costs something, but less than war.   It also costs a lot less than health care, or the war on poverty, medicare medicaid and so on.  Nukes:  more bang for your buck bitchez.   

nuubee's picture

Is a nuclear weapon even a deterrant anymore? Everyone knows you're not going to use it unless you're insane. Obama and American elected officials are many horrible kinds of people, but they're not the kind of people to nuke entire cities. You'd need a pure sociopath for that.

Pinto Currency's picture



Anglo American game has always been to destroy Germany and control Russia.

0b1knob's picture

Anglo American game has always been to destroy Russia and control Germany.

There, fixed it for you.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Russia does a fine job of destroying itself and is finishing the job as we watch.   Take a look at ethnic russian birth rates.   There is a vast polyglot entity over there with a russian HQ that is ever less Russian as tim goes on   

farflungstar's picture

"...we will not grant minorities special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'!" --Vladimir Putin

How great if an AmeriKan president said that.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Nice sentiments.  Now can you fix four decades of apocalyptically bad ethnic russian birth rates?  Got volk?

Jtrillian's picture

Mutual deterrence will only lead to our inevitable annihilation.

It is a hypocrisy that developed nations have taken steps to ban chemical and biological weapons yet we have a "launch on warning".  Anyone who has seen "Countdown to Zero" knows that we have already had several close calls with regard to a nuclear exchange with Russia.  With todays climate, US imperialism, and the idea that the US can launch a pre-emptive strike and be successful (according to Paul Craig Roberts), we are on very dangerous footing.

So much for being an intelligent species.  Intelligent life does not intentionally cause it's own extinction.


Motasaurus's picture

These Nukes aren't really for Russia though. They're for Germany - to remind them that if they ditch the U.S. for Russia the'll be sorry.

NidStyles's picture

More like if they ditch the EU plans...

Motasaurus's picture

Either/or really. London has Berlin on a tight leash and U.S. nuclear armaments are just a reminder of the minefield they're walking through, so they better not get any ideas.

Bananamerican's picture

"Take a look at ethnic _____ birth rates.   There is a vast polyglot entity over there with a _____ HQ that is ever less ____ as tim (sic) goes on "

 that's true of the entire West TBT but you seem to be gloating about it for some reason...

what are you? some kind of illuminati Orc?

TBT or not TBT's picture

It is a truth that sucks.  Russia's demographic event horizon was formed years ago and that culture is in its grasp for good.   The USA isnt even close to that, and western europe is bad but only halfway to full irretrievable doom.  You want me to lighten up?   Sorry but the implosion of the russian peoole is going to be dangerous as hell.   They always have been paranoid and this will drive them mad.  

1033eruth's picture

I wish I could get on the internet and debate with one of you demographic retards in real time.  Even one of the World government propagandists.  There is never an opportunity.  

Can't do it in ZH land, the discussion board and computer programming sucks.  

What I'd like to find out from you type of freaks is why you are so concerned about whether Japan or Germany or Russia is going to go extinct because of their "demographics".  Apparently your brains are so smeared with propaganda and braindwashing that critical thinking has become extinct. 

TBT or not TBT's picture

You should dispute using numbers, at least regarding demographic numbers.   Russia has been sub 1 child per woman so many of the last 40 years they make China look like a runaway population bomb.  (China has had a coerced one child policy for nearly that long and yet fare better than Russia)

Motasaurus's picture

Where are the Franks, the Saxons, The Jutes, the Latins, and the Ibernians? All crushed under the might of the Normans. The second true conquerors of Europe. 

We're still reeling from the results of that conquest and the thousand years (give or take) of their petty civil wars.

But even the Norman rulers of the West are subservient to the Ashkenazi bankers from the Caucuses. Kings make no war without treasure, and by the fall of Rome only the Ashkenazis had treasure enough to fund a war.

Slowly but surely their insideous fingers grasped the throats of the greedy, racially purist, war-loving Normans. 

JoeSexPack's picture

Old joke was NATO exists to keep...


The Americans in

The Russians out

& the Germans down.

HowdyDoody's picture

NATO was created to keep Russian weapons targetted at Europe rather than mainland US. However, that ideology died paractically with the rise of undetectable subs and sea-launched ICBMs.

The stupid Europeans thought the US was offering them protection. They just have a big bullseye pastered over them.


Oracle 911's picture

It is old, but sadly still actual. But for how long?

(Sooner or later the NATO will case to exist due US bankruptcy.)

nnnnnn's picture
nnnnnn (not verified) 0b1knob Sep 22, 2015 12:58 PM



dont forget  zee germans are still under control of cia    for example jugoslavian war was planned by cia in germany

there are several us-bases and nuclear weapons are stored in germany


democracy established in germany isnt a democracy at all


germanys media is owned by cia till 2099      most germans dont know

quote:"The state treaty, dated May 21, 1949 and classified by BND as top secret, suggests restrictions of state sovereignty of the Federal Republic of Germany, introduced for a period until 2099. These restrictions include the provision that the winning coalition exercise complete control over Germany's mass media and communications"

you heared about mass surveillance in europe by usa? its legal!


this country isnt independent

Victor von Doom's picture

Legality is only what the guys with the guns say it is.

Past time the German people and those of the rest of the West rearmed themselves.

Past time the Americans used theirs.

Million man march on the Fed, all exorcising their 2nd Ammendment Rights is all it would take.

shovelhead's picture

Show me a White civilian showing up on the Washington Mall with a loaded gun and I'll show you some 'exorcising' some second Amendment rights.


Motasaurus's picture

Nah they'd be let go. The establishment is all about fuelling a race war.

Show me a thousand white guys with firearms joining in a black naighbourhood protest and I'll show you trigger happy cops.

Nothing would scare those in Wallstreet and D.C. more. 

fockewulf190's picture

Another hit piece posted from the german speaking Tyler, trying to stir up more anti-American sentiment. It doesn't surprise me that a vital part of the story was left out which states that these bombs are replaceing old bombs which have been in storage at the german airbase.

"Rüstungsexperten bestätigen, dass die neuen taktischen Nuklearwaffen vom Typ B61-12 wesentlich zielgenauer sind als die Atombomben, die bislang in Büchel lagern."

Translation: "Weapons experts confirm thst the new B61-12 tactical nuclear weapons are more precise than the atomic bombs that have been currently stored in Büchel."

Frontal 21 is a news show done in a 60 Minutes type format. It leans heavily left. This story was headlined for the show. It did not make mainstream news headlines. It is not hard to find no nukes ex-polititians and organisations to fill up hit pieces such as this.

By the way, in case anyone has forgotten: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vladimir-putin-announces-...

TAALR Swift's picture

In the interest of intellectual integrity and global perspective, how do you reconcile your position of Nuclear Nonproliferation with the selective basis to which you seem to be biased?

IOW... Is it OK for some countries to have ABC WMDs, but not others? If so, then this phenomenon of double standards and sanctimonious hypocrisy seems at least as old as documented human history, and the USA is only the most recent and obvious empire to behave in this manner.

Paveway IV's picture

"...Another hit piece posted from the german speaking Tyler, trying to stir up more anti-American sentiment..."

Sadly true, but you have to keep in mind what those 20 B-61s currently stored in Buchel are mean for. They are modified to be carried on German P-200 Tornado fighter-bombers, not on any U.S. aircraft. Germany asked to be in the 'strategic stockpile' program years ago. They actually had a bunch of other nukes removed from Ramstein a while back, so they have reduced the number on German soil. The 20 in Buchel are and will be specifically for use by the German Air Force (presumably in coordination with NATO). 

In their twisted logic, this is actually a part of non-proliferation. Supposedly, Germany has no need to develop a nuclear weapons program of their own as long as they have U.S. supplied ones on German soil ready for use by Germany. Of course, there's the painful reality of Buchel being removed from the face of the earth by the first Russain nukes if it ever gets to that.

The B61-12 is an upgrade to the bomb package itself, not the W-80 thermonuclear warhead. The current noise is about a program to modify the fighters themselves over the next couple of years. No B61-12 Tornado-ready bombs actually exist - they won't even be produced or delivered until 2020. Until then, you're stuck with the old, clunky B61 mod 7s. 

As nations go, I'm a lot less worried about Germany having these than, say Turkey. That's right - that psychpath Erdogan has 80 or so of these things he can strap on to his F-16s today - right now. I think there's some kind of secret decoder ring he needs to arm them. All B61s will be part of the upgrade program, just like the B61s held by the Belgian, Italian and Dutch Air Forces. Isn't non-proliferation wonderful?

The dial-a-yield W-80 warheads will probably be replaced by rebuilt ones by then. The old ones are usually sent to the Pantex plant in Texas and will eventually be stolen by Israel (again). That's a secret though, so don't tell anyone.


ROTFLMAO!!! secret decoder ring? Isn't non-proliferation wonderful?? TOOFF!!

"if laughter is a straw for a drowning man..." RASH (sic) 2002/ Vapour Trails

kgw's picture

Iz zat so?

"Although Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle had put the removal of the 20 or so US nuclear warheads from Germany at the heart of his foreign policy aims, signs emerged two years ago that this might not be feasible.

Now, the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported on Wednesday, the government has bowed to NATO plans to not only keep the bombs in Germany, but to modernise them.

Billions will be spent on modernising the bombs themselves, while the Bundeswehr is expected to spend around €250 million to keep its Tornado fighter jets – which would be used to drop the US nuclear bombs – serviceable until 2024.

In what it called an about-turn in German defence policy, the newspaper said the move was particularly painful for Westerwelle, who it noted had anchored the withdrawal of the US nukes from Germany in the 2009 coalition agreement."


Max Steel's picture

but dickhea he aint deploying them in venezuela or nicaragua or cuba whereas us is shovig it in germany . 
It violates NPT and thats it .  

SWRichmond's picture

Anglo American game has always been to destroy Germany and control Russia.

+1.  I wonder how the Germans feel about having a nuclear war on German soil.

Victor von Doom's picture

If they don't rise up and kill that witch in charge of them, you'll have your answer.

GCT's picture

Pinto for those in the know and I am not going to downvote you, Germany and France have had nukes for over 30 years.  In fact the only weapons the USA was ever asked to remove was neutron nukes.  I guess the europeans do nto like killing people and leaving the structures behind.  Nothing new here all and certainlly nothing to panic about.

My guess is they are updating some old nukes to MIRV's and getting rid of the old ones.  I used to inspect those darn things over there. 

Back in the late seventies and early eighties we had several fire fights with the badder meinhoff gang as they were trying to steal them.  Needless to say it did not go well for the gang.

herbivore's picture

Boy, I think you seriously underestimated the prevalence of sociopathy endemic in the human species.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Do these weapons make any difference?

What does this have to do with the Ukraine, Syria, Iran, Israel or pipelines?

Does this intimidate Russia? Iran? China?

BarkingCat's picture

So it's "the Ukraine", but no "the" in front of Syria nor Israel nor Iran nor Russia nor China???

Sparkey's picture

Do you live in 'The Ukraine' Barking cat? It has always been 'THe Ukraine" as long as I've been alive may it stay ever so!

Victor von Doom's picture

"Obama and American elected officials are many horrible kinds of people, but they're not the kind of people to nuke entire cities. You'd need a pure sociopath for that."

The US has proved that it has had them at least once in its history. I don't put it past them. These idiots are insane.

CheapBastard's picture

I'd much rather see a Trillion $$$$ spent on moar weapons and a much expanded government to monitor them with maybe 200,000 moar federal employees and independent contractors (who mark-up the crap 500% for Uncle Sam cantracts) ... then on improved roads, communications networks, health care, transportation, etc. I would also recommend usin gpart of that Trillion subsidizing the Nobel Peace Prize Committee to encourage them to continue their very good work.


Makes sense to me.

TBT or not TBT's picture

But that is not the choice we are offered.   Leftist politicians, given more money, buy more votes with it, via their dependency reiflorcing mechanisms.   They would never get on with a project of fixing roads and bridges, because then they couldnt point to the poor state of roads and bridges, but also because cars=freedom.  Take California (please)   The roads around the super rich Bay Area suck.  Water infrastructure is inadequate.  They are hot on building bullet trains to nowhere for 100billion despite pathetic basic infrasturctucture, but understand those will be union jobs and unionized sfrikeabke transportation.   Nukes on the other hand, well they keep the enemy at bay very much on the cheap, while we struggle not to implode from enormously more expensive and counterproductive domestic vote buying programs.   Give me more and better nukes, every time.  

schnydz's picture

Cali is a joke. Having a pretty bad drought (typical for our climate, fuck you AGW'ers) and we know we are about to get a bunch of rains from the upcoming el nino this winter. You would think our state gov would be building more reservoirs in order to capture all that run off before it goes back to the ocean? BUT NOPE! Sure, lets take in 20m more illegals and not expan our infistructure for 40 years. Yep California is a joke!

NotApplicable's picture

I'm at a loss to understand how deterrence works when the entire edifice of government is but a fictional facade filled with puppets.


To think otherwise is to be a part of the very problem that deterrence pretends to address.

BarkingCat's picture

That "all wars are banker wars" is retarded.
There had been plenty of wars that had nothing to do with bankers.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Helen of Troy was a banker.  I shit you not.  


Sperm banker? I hear there's money in that.

Radical Marijuana's picture

For thousands of years, there were wars without there being the equivalent of "banksters." However, more and more, for several Centuries:


All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

The current problems are that the best organized gangsters, the international banksters, were able to persistently apply the principles and methods of organized crime through the political processes, in order effectively privatize the powers of states, originally made and maintained by the surviving War Kings, so that those now primarily serve the interests of the big banks and the corporations that grew up around those banks, after those banks were able to capture control over the public "money" supplies, through which political processes those banksters became the Fraud Kings.

I quote from historian Carroll Quigley:

"... powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching goal, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole ..."

That system was "to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements. ...The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. ... It must not be felt that the heads of the world's chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up, and who were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks."

All human beings live as entropic pumps of energy environmental energy flows. As soon as we perceive human beings as separate from their environment, then they live as gangs of robbers. The only things that exist are the dynamic equilibria between different systems of organized lies operating robberies. There are combined money/murder systems, whereby the debt controls are backed by the death controls. Money is the most abstract form of private property, which was always based upon backing up claims with coercions, and so, money is measurement backed by murder.

Civilization developed through the history of warfare. Economics exists as a subset of warfare. That was how and why we ended up with political economy based on governments enforcing frauds by privately controlled banks. Most people do not understand that because they have been conditioned to not want to understand that. They do not want to face the facts that the production of destruction of controls production. They want to believe that there are fundamental dichotomies between the productive people versus the predatory people. However, the actually existing situation is that there are no people who do not live as predators (and/or parasites, which is merely a question of scale and distribution of the predation.)

Of course, governments are the biggest forms of organized crime. Governments are actually military organizations, while warfare was organized crime taking place on larger and larger scales. The same basic principles and methods of organized crime were applied by the international banksters to capture control over the powers of governments, mostly through dominating all aspects of the funding of the political processes. Indeed, that social situation has been almost 99% already accomplished, as seen when one looks at the degree to which the so-called public "money" supplies have been privatized all around the world today. While everyone has some power to rob, and power to kill to back that robbery up, governments assembled and channeled those powers to rob and to kill, while then those powers were effectively privatized, by the international banksters, and the corporations that have grown up around those banksters capturing control over the public "money" supplies.

While the frequencies of appreciating those social facts is way higher in the Zero Hedge world than in the population more generally, most of those who begin to understand that governments are the biggest forms of organized crime, controlled by the best organized criminals, continue to promote bogus "solutions" based on the same old-fashioned bullshit, because they do not engage in deeper analysis.

As soon as life exists, then the death control systems direct the evolution of that life. That applies to human beings and civilization. Consistent contradictions have developed through the history of successful warfare and successful finance, since those were necessarily based upon organized crime, while those who were the biggest and the best at doing that were then able to present themselves publicly as being the opposite of what they really were. Hence, society is almost totally dominated by professional liars and immaculate hypocrites. Furthermore, there is almost nothing but a core of organized crime, surrounded by controlled opposition groups. That is the context in which people promoting the impossible ideals regarding disarmament and peace operate. They are forms of controlled opposition. They actually stay within the biggest bullies' bullshit world view based upon false fundamental dichotomies and the related impossible ideals. HOWEVER, impossible ideals actually make the opposite happen in the real world (because, after all, they ARE controlled opposition.)

The vast majority of the American people have become Zombie Sheeple, who for generation after generation have adapted to live inside systems based on legalized lies, backed by legalized violence. For a long time, the American People have NOT controlled the government of the USA, but rather, the international banksters did. Therefore, sending new atomic bombs to Germany to replace the old atomic bombs that were there fits into the agenda of the international banksters, while that makes NO sense for the vast majority of Americans. The ideals of a government of the people, by the people, for the people died a long time ago, as more and more of "We the People" became Zombie Sheeple. Instead, we now almost totally have government of the money, by the money, for the money.

Rather than the American People controlling the American Government, what is actually happening is that the ruling classes that control what the American Government actually does, and they were simultaneously preparing to impose democidal martial law in America. Overall, we are faced with a runaway, oxymoronic, scientific dictatorship, which has become globalized electronic monkey money frauds, backed by the threat of force from apes with atomic bombs. Inside that context, there is no genuine opposition that is actually more scientific about itself, which would be necessary to transform that scientific dictatorship to become genuinely more scientific about itself.


Since the political economy is based upon enforcing frauds, the vast majority of people have adapted to that situation by developing attitudes that deliberately ignore the principle of the conservation of energy as much as possible, while also deliberately misunderstanding the concept of entropy in the most absurdly backward ways possible. Hence, the vast majority of the American People do NOT come remotely close to controlling the American Governments, but rather are drowning deeper and deeper in the biggest bullies' bullshit world view, which has created a thorough Wonderland Matrix Bizarro World, where almost everything is as absurdly backward as it possibly can be, since there has been historical series of debt slaveries backed by wars based on deceits, that have generated numbers which have become debt insanities, provoking death insanities.

At the same time, about the only publicly significant opposition to that is controlled. As expressed on Zero Hedge by Cognitive Dissonance: "The absolute best controlled opposition is one that doesn't know they are controlled." They are reactionary revolutionaries, telling the mainstream morons that the "solutions" to the problems are for everyone to become better Sheeple. Those bogus "solutions" are still stuck inside of the biggest bullies' bullshit world view.

On the contrary, my view is that the only genuine solutions must necessarily become better death controls, to back up better debt controls. Doing that takes profound paradigm shifts in the ways that we perceive those systems. The promotion of false fundamental dichotomies between the productive/prey people versus the predatory/parasite people is to stay inside of the bullshit that the biggest bullies originally developed to enable them to operate as professional liars and immaculate hypocrites.

What we are actually watching now are the results of progress in physical science, through profound paradigm changes in areas like quantum mechanics and the special theory of relativity, making it possible for there now to EXIST globalized electronic money frauds, backed by murder systems which threaten to use atomic bombs. What I recommend is a series of intellectual scientific revolutions, which requires profound paradigm shifts in the ways that we perceive political problems, primarily through using UNITARY MECHANISMS, instead of continuing to rely upon various old-fashioned DUALITIES, such as expressed through false fundamental dichotomies, and the related impossible ideals.


More than anything else, that should mean we radically change the ways that we perceive the death control systems that are backing up the debt controls, since both have been astronomically amplified by so many orders of magnitude that those have become runaway criminal insanities. However, the established systems depend upon the ruling classes lying about all of that as much as possible, while those they rule over mostly agree to stay within that frame of reference, especially including all of the publicly significant controlled opposition groups, that stay within the same bullshit frame of reference regarding all of those issues.


Everyone understands War. Who here, now, understands death controls better? We all do thanks to you Rad

Francis (lol, we all assume he's never had sex/fathered) or... Xi?

China + 77  FTW in NYC  SEP2015 ALL roads lead to PARIS