I’m just throwing this up here until one of the authors creates a boing post on this. Authors, feel free to shift over any comments on this thread to your own.
The plotters are said to include members of the extremist Reichsbürger [Citizens of the Reich] movement
Ah, those arseholes.
But then again what’s a bit of light insurrection, sedition and treason among friends?
Even Germany isn’t immune to the resurgence of fascism in the West. Still, other governments should take a lesson from the ffabulous way Germany cracks down on the scum.
IIRC there are quite a few neo-Nazis inside the German police, armed forces and security services. Then there’s this from the DW article:
A currently-serving soldier in the Bundeswehr’s Special Forces Command (KSK) as well as several Bundeswehr reservists are also among suspects in the case, a spokesperson for Germany’s Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) told the DPA news agency. A search was reported to have been carried out at the soldier’s home and his barracks office in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
ETA, from the other DW article:
According to the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, there were plans to form a transitional government that would negotiate the new state order in Germany with the Allied victorious powers of World War II — first and foremost with the Russian Federation.
It never really went away completely. Sure, pretty much everybody from the first1) and second2) batch of Nazis is dead by now. But they didn’t spontaneously emerge out of thin air in the 1920ies and they sure as hell didn’t just vanish into thin air in 1945.
To a certain percentage of the population fascism (in whichever flavour) will always look attractive; what is important is to keep that fraction as small as possible and under control.
1) ca. 1920 to 1933
2) 1933 to 1945
More than enough of them managed to segue into post war Germany, West and East, with little or no consequences. Some had actual remorse and changed, some just played lip service, and quite often it’s impossible to tell one way or another.
How long 'til Tucker Swanson Etc. starts moaning about “suppression of free speech in Germany?”
They did a lot of that during the refugee crisis
Every single turd in trump’s orbit is just that, a turd.
And Germany was extremely skeptical of Rick Grennell.
They’re much more credible.
um … no
From an article in the Financial Times:
This guy is an actual prince. So they’re not just Nazis, but monarchist Nazis? Huh.
Edit to add:
Hopefully the French can provide some…technical assistance…in dealing with the aristocracy.
I believe the French have technical experience dealing with Nazi-supporting traitors as well.
Oh, it’s time to play “spot the Russian asset” again?