Forget WWI and WWII. That’s “ancient” history. Once again the Germans, in their fight against Russia—along with other murderous NATO nations countries including the United States with their unblemished deadly war atrocity track records—are building up their war machine. 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz addressed the Bundestag on Wednesday and vowed to turn the country’s military into the largest in Europe to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank, which is code for Russia.

The Trends Journal has pointed out that Scholz used the Russian invasion of Ukraine as his impetus to strengthen his own military. Berlin has already earmarked $107 billion for military projects and will now spend 2 percent of its GDP on its military.

The defense ministry said in May that the money in the special fund will purchase 60 Boeing Chinook CH-47F helicopters, and up to 35 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters.

“The German Bundeswehr will be strengthened,” Scholz said, referring to its military. “It will be in a position to fulfill its defense mission better than ever, and it will be able to make its contribution in NATO so that we can defend ourselves any time against attacks from outside.”

Scholz has recently visited Ukraine and saw some of the damage inflicted by Russian troops. He said some of the images reminded him of the aftermath of WWII.

“And just like the war-ravaged Europe then, today Ukraine needs a Marshall Plan for its reconstruction,” he said, referring to the program used to rebuild Western Europe after WWII.

Scholz said once again that he expects the war to drag on. But when it eventually ends, there will be a need for “many more billions of euro and dollar for reconstruction purposes—for years to come,” DW.com reported. He said Ukraine will not be rebuilt overnight and the rebuilding effort will “be a task for generations.”

In the meantime, he told parliament that Europe is required to help Ukraine defend its country.

TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported extensively on the Ukraine War and Germany’s evolution from a timid supporter to a full-throated backer. (See “PLACE YOUR BETS: CHANCELLOR SCHOLZ SAYS RUSSIA WILL LOSE UKRAINE WAR,” “EU HEADS PROMISE TO KEEP UKRAINE WAR GOING” and “GERMANY JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST RUSSIA: ‘OPERATION BARBAROSSA 2.0?”)

TRENDPOST: Gerald Celente has long said that countries are led by madmen and madwomen who don’t even consider the ramifications of an all-out war with Russia. 

Scholz joined other Western leaders on Sunday for a G7 meeting in Bavaria and video emerged that showed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Scholz, President Joe Biden, and French President Emmanuel Macron laughing at the clown British Prime Ministers jokes, as he was mocking Putin’s famous bare-chested horse riding photo. 

“Jackets on? Jackets off? Shall we take our clothes off?” Johnson said.

“Let’s wait for the picture,” Trudeau responded. 

“We have to show that we’re tougher than Putin,” Johnson, a little boy who couldn’t fight his way out of a paper bag, snarked.

“We’re going to get the bare-chested horseback riding display,” Trudeau said, while others at the table laughed.

The mockery during such a serious meeting shows some kind of psychological disconnect from the realities of the war in Ukraine and the mentally ill people running and ruining our lives.  Thousands are dying, there is a food crisis, and the world is inching toward a nuclear war, and the best these boys and girls can do is mock the only man who can bring this conflict to an end.

The blind hatred that the West has for Putin and the ongoing “Hate Russia” Cold War mentality that persists is the reason why Ukraine is on fire and nobody was willing to put out the flames of war before they were ignited.

Top German Air Force Chief Threatens the Use of Nuclear Weapons

Keeping its unbroken world war mentality heated up, a top German military head said last week that the country needs to maintain “the political will to implement nuclear deterrence if necessary” in the face of Russian aggression in the region and said the German military is de facto at war with Russia.

Ingo Gerhartz, the head of the German Air Force, said in a YouTube interview that Berlin was the first to move fighter jets into Romania after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Patriot missile defense systems have been installed in Slovakia, WSWS.org reported.

The Brookings Institute said Berlin does not have any nuclear weapons but is home to 20 or fewer U.S. B-61 nuclear gravity bombs at Büchel air base. Its Tornado fighter bombers can also deliever them.

“[Russian President Vladimir] Putin, Don’t mess with us! By 2030, Europeans will have 600 modern fighter jets in the Baltic Sea region. Then there are the Americans’ planes,” Gerhartz, the head of the German Air Force, said.

The Trends Journal pointed out in the early stages of the war that Germany was criticized for not providing Ukraine with enough weaponry and appearing to take a more neutral tone after the Russian invasion. But in this and previous Trends Journals, we have reported that there has been a tremendous shift from the country’s leadership in recent weeks.

WSWS.org pointed out in an article last week that Germany’s nuclear rhetoric should not be taken lightly by the Russians and it seems that the country’s “fascist mentality is once again spreading in the ruling class.” The report pointed out how in 1941 Germany’s war against the Soviet Union resulted in the deaths of about 30 million people in the Soviet Union.

TREND FORECAST: The WSWS.org noted that Gerhartz said in the recent interview on the official YouTube page of the German Armed Forces that he was impressed with the “success” of the Ukrainian Air Force against the Russians. 

He said in the interview that Ukrainians “repeatedly succeeded in occasionally shooting down Russian planes and helicopters.”

Yet, despite Russia now controlling some 20 percent of Ukraine, his incorrect analysis is supported by mainstream media as facts the public should swallow. 

The longer the war drags on, the closer the world inches to war and a nuclear disaster. Putin announced Saturday that Russia will send its Iskander-M tactical missile systems to Belarus that are capable of firing “ballistic or cruise missiles, in their conventional and nuclear versions.”

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