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Published On: Fri, Apr 4th, 2014

Majority of Germans against NATO Troops in Eastern Europe and for German Neutrality

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Germany is still under de-facto occupation and its government’s policy with regard to NATO is not necessarily German policy, let alone representative of the German population. The majority of Germans are against a NATO presence in Eastern Europe and would like to see a Germany at equal distance from both NATO and Russia, reveals a recent poll.

Post-Nazi German occupation borders and territories. Areas in beige indicate territories east of the Oder-Neisse line that were attached to Poland and the USSR. The Saar Protectorate, on the lefthand side of the map, is also shown in beige.  Berlin is the multinational area shown within the red Soviet zone. (source: Wikipedia)

Post-War German occupation borders and territories. Areas in beige indicate territories east of the Oder-Neisse line that were attached to Poland and the USSR. The Saar Protectorate, on the left hand side of the map, is also shown in beige. Berlin is the multinational area shown within the red Soviet zone. (source: Wikipedia)

Discussions about foreign, that is both Western and Russian interference in Ukraine, have reopened old wounds in Germany, which 64 years after the end of the war in 1945 and the occupation by allied forces, still is under de-facto administration of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Command. Major decisions in Germany cannot be made without the approval from Washington and London, regardless how much Washington, London and Berlin attempt to sugarcoat the fact behind statements of freedom and democracy.

The German, state-owned TV Channel ARD reports that 49 percent of Germans, polled in a recent DeutschlandTrend poll, would like to see Germany as a bridge between the East and the West, maintaining a policy of equal distance to both the western alliance and Russia. Only 45 percent view Germany as a country that is a solidly anchored part of the West. Not surprisingly, there is a significant variance in opinions, depending on whether one asks people in the western or in the eastern Federal States.

Only 31 percent in the eastern Federal States, the former German Democratic Republic, perceive Germany as “solidly anchored in the western alliance” while 60 percent would like to see Germany assuming a “position in-between”, reports ARD, citing the DeutschlandTrend poll.

Even though the poll in March revealed that Germans’ are suspicious about Putin and Russia, the NATO decision to increase its military presence in the eastern NATO member states is rejected by the majority of Germans. Only 40 percent approve of NATO’s increased presence in NATO’s eastern air-space, while 53 percent disapprove. It is worth noting that these opinions have been strongly biased by a borderline hysteric anti-Russian propaganda in German and western media since December 2013.

SVOBODA_PARTY_UKRAINEBoth the United States and the UK are doing their part to maintain the status quo, to the extend that analysts warn, that any development of close political, economic and energy-related ties between Europe and Russia, and particularly between Germany and Russia, that would challenge the dominance of the US – UK axis over European geopolitics, will be opposed by the USA and the UK. In fact, a high-ranking European NATO admiral confessed during the early 1980s, that the USA and UK, together, would engineer a crisis, if necessary, a war, to oppose that trend.

Fore Germans, the images of NATO backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine, used as NATO brown-shirts, is deeply disturbing. Considering that three German generations were subject to an intense anti-Nazi indoctrination by the hands of its occupying allies in both East and West, the use of Nazis and brown shirts in Ukraine is deeply disturbing for for those who hear the truth. The indoctrination campaign was so effective that Germans did not only hate themselves, the vast majority distanced themselves from exactly those whom the “new friends in Kiew” represent. Had German media reported truthfully and objectively about the events in Ukraine, the trend towards a Germany in between, there where it belongs, in the center of Europe, with Russia and NATO at an equal distance, would have been significantly more marked. The majority of Germans’ are not exactly saying “Happy Birthday NATO” today, 04.04.2014 on the Alliance’s 65th birthday, and far less would do so, had Germany a German press and an independent, sovereign German government.

Ch/L – nsnbc 04.04.2014

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About the Author

- Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and former independent political consultant on conflict, conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. In March 2013 he established nsnbc as a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at

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  1. Maria says:

    The german people want PEACE,the german people want freedom, the german people want sovereignity but the corrupt GOVERNMENT of GERMANY wants might, power, war, poverty, suffering, … of their own peoples and some other parts of the world.It is not the german people – it is the craving of money, money, money that the german government = Merkel, Schäuble, Gabriel, von der Leyen, … in secret and hidden connections with lobbyists that drives them to destroy the constitution, the laws and the world and obviously there is no-one bringing them to international court. The german government gives all the money – that is the money earned by the german people for the german country away with the help of the illegal EU and the standard of living, the values, the culture and the traditions are destroyed every day more and more. It’s a SHAME!!!

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