Merkel Forced To Deny Plans For European Nuclear Superpower

Tyler Durden's picture

In the wake of President Trump's comments that NATO is "obsolete", and European 'leaders' renewed calls for a European army, Angela Merkel has been forced to deny Germany is interested in acquiring nuclear weapons amid calls for it to lead a European "nuclear superpower."

As we noted previously, calls for an EU Army pre-exist current trends among Europeans and Americans to reject international institutionalism for a more nationalistic, sovereign state oriented model of governance. The Guardian was reporting in 2015 that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was calling for an EU Army to show Russia that the bloc was "serious about defending its values." The shock result of Brexit merely accelerated plans within the EU that were already in progress.

But with Trump's NATO comments, chatter picked up further in recent weeks of the need for the European Union to invest in its own nuclear deterrent.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of Poland’s ruling party, told a German newspaper this week he would “welcome an EU nuclear superpower”.

A senior MP from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat party (CDU) has called for Germany to press for a European nuclear deterrent.

Spiegel magazine has questioned whether it is time for Germany to acquire its own nuclear weapons.

And the Financial Times has called for Germany to “think the unthinkable” on the issue.

As The Guardian reports, the German Government has moved quickly to stymie those rumors...

“There are no plans for nuclear armament in Europe involving the federal government,” a spokesman for Angela Merkel said.

Leading voices in Germany have warned that the country acquiring its own nuclear weapons is not the solution.

“We would open Pandora's box and start an arms race,” General Hans-Lothar Domröse, a former Nato commander, said. “It would make it even more difficult to prevent other countries like Iran from getting the bomb.”

 

“Obtaining nuclear weapons, either directly or indirectly through the EU, would be a serious violation of international law for Germany,” Wolfgang Ischinger, the head of the influential Munich Security Conference, said.

Still, all this talk of nuclear arms race is a great reason to buy moar stocks by the looks of the market.

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Zer0head's picture

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and Donald is going to eat him much like that guy who ate that passenger on a Greyhound bus crossing Canada's plains  (true story details here https://tgam.ca/2lAz75Z)

The Jaguar's picture

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https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/10/ninth-circuit-court-now-...

CheapBastard's picture

The three anti-American terrorists. At least we know what they look like now in case we happen to stumble across one burning the flag or beating up a homeless veteran on the sidewalk.

Manthong's picture

Well then who the F is going to protect the geo-strategically important Latvia from the imminent invasion by Russian hordes?

Huh, Merkel?

Doesn’t all of your oil come through the straights of Riga?

Russian aggression must be met with the same response that the UK and US effected when the Japanese invaded Poland and the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

Their bqttle cry is "First Latvia, then the world"!

 

land_of_the_few's picture

In case anyone doesn't get your post, it is important to note that there are no Straits of Riga and it would be a brave captain who tried to sail a supertanker upstream via Belarus to Russia. Then there is the small matter of a hydroelectric dam ......

SoDamnMad's picture

Your just being picky.  Good post.

tuetenueggel's picture

Lativa is a big shithole, nobody cares about.

Why should Putin make dirty hands to nuke that tiny home of cretins ?

gladih8r's picture

The more disturbing thing would be a muzzie-EU that is also nuclear armed.  Give it a decade or two and it will happen.

I also highly doubt that Israel would be getting much in the line of foreign aid from Germany or any other EU state in such a scenario.

Hoi Polloi's picture

“I don’t have a Plan B” Dixit Merkel.

She really doesn't have a fucking clue...

peddling-fiction's picture

"She really doesn't have a fucking clue..."

She probably knows what she needs to know.

Her masters do have more than a clue though.

monk27's picture

So Merkel shut down every single civilian nuclear reactor in Germany (after the big Fuku), but she'd like to have at hand some personal military nukes ? Boy, this bitch is stupid... 

peddling-fiction's picture

+1 Good catch Jaguar.

You can't make this stuff up... LOL

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Germany has US Nuclear Weapons at US Airbases in Germany.

The nuclear superpower status already exists for Europe compliments of the USA.

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

Germans were already developing nukes back in WWII (ref Peenemunde). They weren't going to stop, though they might hide their work elsewhere, maybe in Africa or Argentina. Also, the germans built subs for Israel, and they've kept their tool & die business all local. Heck the 120mm cannon on the Abrams tank is mfgd in US under license from Rheinmetall! This nuke trial balloon is just to unveil what they've likely already had for quite some time...

TBT or not TBT's picture

I have heard they have still physicists and engineers.   

thisandthat's picture

Preposterous! Such barbaric skills...

tuetenueggel's picture

Peenemünde was the place, where V2 rockets were devellopped by Wernher von Braun.

He was taken to USA after WW2 and without him, US never would have been able to produce anything like a rocket. USA stole more than 66000 german patents after war.

Most scientists who constructed the 1. US A-Bomb had been deported after war from Germany to los Alamos.

So much to US-Intelligence.

 

Big Brother's picture

You are correct.  Read about Operation Paperclip.

land_of_the_few's picture

Then there is France. Perhaps Merkel's friends the super-brave new "Europeans" would care to check which direction the French nukes are targeted. Seems they have more than China? But God Forbid those new Euro countries would know actually know anything about Europe or real defense matters.

tuetenueggel's picture

French nukes are directed to Germany. They´re still terribly afraid of us Germans, because we defeated them 3 times since 1870

pool dude's picture

Nope we defeated you in WWI despide the fact of Germany having a 50% bigger population because they reproduce like rabbit at that time.

 

French nuke are directed toward valuable target and certainly not German whose military is a showroom for its industry and is operationally broken to the core.

thisandthat's picture

...Just like the French, and pretty much every other EU army. Some time ago there was a report about Germany only having about 6 (six) operational EF2000s, but French Leclerc tanks go down the same path, and so does plenty other Eu material, not to mention the lack of qualified personel to man them all.

Kayman's picture

It was disappointing to see American troops sent to Poland, when German troops were right there at the Polish border. German troops marching through Poland? The Poles would rather commit suicide. 

There will never be a "European" army. 

tuetenueggel's picture

On german airfields some old tactical atomic weapons are still existant. Controlled by US-personal and only to be used when their code is provided by US-commander in chief. The are constructed to be carried by warplanes not more then 250 Miles.

They were designed to be carried by Starfighter ( Lookhead F 104 G ) and now should be mounted at Tornado. Old crappy shit planes, which almost fall out of the sky without enemies shooting them down.

A few of them are quite near to my home and older then 40 years, stocked in a wet, foggy wodden terrain in a deep vally in western Germany. You think they are still working ?

I don´t

 

BabaLooey's picture

Trudeau is a douchebag. Period.

Canadians need to oust this jagoff quick.

Notice the iCrapple watch the fuck is wearing.

He's tracked. What a total cunt.

booboo's picture

Germans with nukes, whats next? Japs with Aircraft Carriers?

Paul Kersey's picture

The main job of any military is to fight to make rich evil businessmen, even richer.

CheapBastard's picture

Bankers and Wall Street corporations don't make [enough] money during peacetime evidently. Only blood-soaked soil brings massive profits, yachts, etc.

East Indian's picture

No. Americans with gold.

Kayman's picture

Some cheek. A German talking about stolen gold.

While it was an incredible amount of technology developed by Germany for WWII, they missed the point on a lot of strategic things. Very little commonality on parts. Critical machines down. Gerry-rigging stuff to keep moving.

Shamelessly copying the T34 Russian design later in the war. And the jet engine was copied from the British.

"The Germans, at your feet or at your throat" said Winnie. No wonder their fellow Nato member France points Nukes at them.

 

Dragon HAwk's picture

Just for shits and giggles who the fuck are they going to use those Nukes against?

The Saint's picture

The Extraterrestrial invaders of course.

OverTheHedge's picture

1. The UK

2. The rebellious periphery

3. Russia

Anyone else will have to join the queue.

tuetenueggel's picture

Saudi Arabia, Katar, Hamas who are the wealthy criminals to feed civil war worldwide.

ebworthen's picture

Ironic how Germany is letting 1 million plus of a religion that openly professes death to Jews and Christians, Homosexuals, and the subjugation of Women into Germany.

It makes absolutely no sense, unless they are looking to build another National Socialist Sharia Party and start building Tiger Tanks and working on nukes and super weapons again.

Is Russia such a threat?  Poland?  Come now Herr Merkel!

CheapBastard's picture

germany looks like a threat to itself.

tuetenueggel's picture

Driven by the force of police and minister against so called hatespeech.

A left asshole and smal in brain, a perfect cloned copy of Eichmann.

Ignatius's picture

"...a religion that openly professes death to Jews and Christians..."

Any mainstream Islamic scholars calling for this?  No. 

As example, Syria is surviving largely because they are Syrians first and have united to defend their sovereignty against the so-called Islamic nut-balls (ISIS).

ebworthen's picture

The outcries against Jihad are few and far between.  I've heard maybe one per year since 9/11. 

I think we should get out of the Middle East entirely and leave them be; let them settle their religious quarrels among themselves - as long as they stop attacking Western Civilization.

From the source itself:  http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/quran/violence.aspx

If that is misquoted or wrong please let me know and I will retract.

Kayman's picture

All the "non-Terrorist" Muslims sit quietly on the sidelines. Out of fear of their fellow Islamists and quietly hoping their side wins. 

Seen any mass Muslim public protests against the Jihadists?  No?  There's your answer.

Gen. Ripper's picture

I concur - you do know there were 100 Albanian Mohammedans defending the Feurerbunker?

tuetenueggel's picture

Nazis and muslims where best friends.

In 1. WW already to be shown by th fact that Osmanian army was commanded by German officers.

tuetenueggel's picture

Russia ist quite opposit of such a thread. It´s the hope of millions of western Europeans

and sadly the only one.

Pumpkin's picture

What about the Satanic NWO?  Bet she didn't deny that.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

I wouldn't be overly surprised that any advanced nation had plans and materials available to build a weapon, it's not that difficult.

Russia is not Europe's enemy and it never will be, the supposed threat is a Neocon construct. Poke the bear with a sharp stick..........you get what you deserve.

Why isn't Trump telling NATO to back off the Baltic States, that's what I want to know? Russia is in a defensive mode, the situation can be defused by sending the NATO tanks home, or withdrawing them to Germany.

tuetenueggel's picture

When Trump will have finished cleaning the US from all the ugly garbadge, that was collected in 40 years of left politcians and having repatriated every single one of illegal immigrants, he can start with construction of a more peaceful world.

But as long as Rockefellers, Soros, Rothschilds, Buffets and many other criminals are alive, this will not happen. Zionists will destroy the rest of the world if the are given the opportunity.

Even if they know not to survive themselves.