Schnitzel-eating surrendermenschen?

Was? Ihr habt das ohne Krieg gemacht? Und zwar nur mit Polizei? Was seid ihr, Angsthasen?

Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a “massive” attack on US facilities in the country, officials have said.

Federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three had trained at camps in Pakistan and procured some 700kg (1,500lbs) of chemicals for explosives.

She said the accused had sought to target facilities visited by Americans, such as nightclubs, pubs or airports.

Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung said the men had posed “an imminent threat”.

Media reports said the men were planning attacks against a US military base in Ramstein and Frankfurt airport.

Verdammt noch mal. And not a single bunker buster or Whiskey Pete dropped on Iraq to accomplish the feat, either. Whatever happened to fighting Them over There so We don’t have to do it Here?

And if that doesn’t get you snickering over your Schnitzel, maybe this will:

The US praised the actions of the German government and said the incident showed everyone needed to be vigilant in finding “terrorists”.

Vigilant, yes; bellicose, no. Policing, not war, was the key to this anti-terror bust. Just as I’ve always said, war is not the way to stop terrorism.

And speaking of “not the way”: You may be wondering why Germany was a target this time. I’m not:

Germany, which has soldiers in Afghanistan but did not send troops to Iraq, has been largely spared terrorist attacks.

However, there have been growing concerns that Islamist militants are operating in the country.

Afghanistan, Iraq; no difference as far as Islamists are concerned. Either war is an attack on Islam in their eyes. Therefore, to continue in their line of logic, terrorism is seen as a counter-attack, or self-defence.

Or, thinking for myself (what a relief to be out of that headspace), I can see that the war is not fighting terrorism at all, but creating it…by being waged against Muslims. Not all of whom are terrorists now, but many more will be if this keeps up much longer. Which means the Germans should soon turn out in force to demand that their troops be pulled from Afghanistan. It stands to reason that if you really don’t want more terrorism, you should see to it that you do not act like a terrorist yourself. Remember what Nietzsche said?

I guess Nietzsche was just a Schnitzel-eating surrendermensch.

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