Munich Attack Fallout: Germany Prepares for Domestically Deployed Military

Post WWII German constitution limits role of Bundeswehr

Following WWII and the defeat of the Nazis, the German constitution forbid the military, known as the Bundeswehr, to be used domestically except in instances of national emergency.

That post-war restriction may soon come to an end.

In the aftermath of the Munich attacks last week, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper it “would be completely incomprehensible … if we had a terrorist situation like Brussels in Frankfurt, Stuttgart or Munich and we were not permitted to call in the well-trained forces of the Bundeswehr, even though they stand ready.”

Herrmann said the restriction is now obsolete and Germans have a “right to safety.”

Thomas Strobl of the ruling Christian Democratic Party agreed. He said if Germany faces “a large-scale, serious terrorist situation, we must also bring in the Bundeswehr.”

The Greens and members of the Social Democratic Party warned against “domestic calls for more surveillance, isolation and military [intervention],” and added the Munich attack would be exploited politically.

The German government, however, had planned to lift restrictions on Bundeswehr prior to the Munich attack.

Photo published for Sicherheitspolitik: Bundeswehr bereitet sich auf Einsatz im Innern vor

Christoph Harig @c_harig

Bundeswehr preparing joint exercises with police, possible internal missions in vaguely defined cases of terrorismhttp://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2016-07/sicherheitspolitik-bundeswehr-innern-grundgesetz-uebungen 

 

2 responses to “Munich Attack Fallout: Germany Prepares for Domestically Deployed Military

  1. Go get ’em, boys. Tar and feather and run them out of Germany on a rail, along with Merkel and the left.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.