German court rules that armed soldiers can be deployed in the country… the first time since the Second World War

Daily Mail:

  • But only in ‘exceptional cases to prevent threats to the state’

By Alan Hall

PUBLISHED: 09:30 EST, 17 August 2012 | UPDATED: 09:31 EST, 17 August 2012

Germany’s highest court made a landmark ruling today permitting armed soldiers to be deployed in the country for the first time since the days of the Nazis.

The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe said armed soldiers could only be turned out in ‘exceptional cases to prevent threats to the state’ and never against demonstrators.

It also said the particular threat would have to be of ‘catastrophic proportions’ in order to get troops from their barracks and on to the streets with their weapons primed.

German soldiers patrol the U.S. Rhein-Main Airbase in Frankfurt, A court has ruled armed soldier may be deployed in the country for the first time since the Second World WarRuling: German soldiers patrol the U.S. Airbase in Frankfurt.  A court has ruled armed soldiers  may now be deployed in the country for the first time since WWII

Neverthless, the decision is a watershed one for Germany. It was a central plank of both the occupying Allies in 1945, and later the German Constitution, that soldiers be kept confined to their training and parade grounds.

But although deeply pacifist since the catastrophic world wars of the last century, Germany has become more and more militarily engaged abroad since the 9/11 attacks and has a considerable detachment of servicemen currently in Afghanistan.

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5 Replies to “German court rules that armed soldiers can be deployed in the country… the first time since the Second World War”

  1. We all know what we are thinking – a number of high placed bobo’s are worried about the growing Islamic movement and are enacting a number of stealth laws to deal with problems in case a rapewar breaks out.

  2. Richard says:
    “They are worried about civil unrest and war when the euro falls and the EU breaks up.”

    you got it. This isn’t about Islam. Even know they will be doing most of the rioting this is about food distribution at least that is what i would call it.

    Nothing creates a civil war better then a hungry belly

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