The Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) recommends the German government:
“also to support a military strike of the USA and/or Israel against Iran, if this should become necessary to prevent a nuclear armament of the country !”
By Dr. Rudolf Hänsel.
What is the world facing? U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed on Feb. 1, 2021, that Iran was only a few months or even weeks away from possessing enough fissile material to build a nuclear bomb, which would be reason for the U.S. and Israel to intervene militarily (1). He did not provide evidence for his adventurous claim. Two days earlier, the Federal Academy for Security Policy (BAKS) recommended in a working paper that the German government support a military strike by the U.S. and/or Israel against Iran “in extreme cases” if early negotiations on the nuclear agreement with Iran failed to produce a solution (2). Are the Germans to be persuaded to send fathers, sons and daughters alongside the USA and Israel into a war of aggression with unforeseeable consequences for all mankind? This contradicts Article 26, Paragraph 1 of the German Constitution and the “Nuremberg Principles”.
What is the position of the German parliament and government on this existential question? The German people have the right to know. The fathers of the German Basic Law (Constitution) were unanimous on this point: War shall never again emanate from German soil! This consensus was expressed in Article 26, Paragraph 1 of the constitution. Does it still hold? Would it not be the historical responsibility of Germany and its government to use all means to prevent the friendly governments of the USA and Israel from waging a war of aggression in violation of international law and to seek a negotiated solution – instead of participating in a war crime?
In 2008, the German Chancellor stated before the Israeli Knesset that Israel’s security was “Germany’s reason of state” and that this should not remain empty words in the hour of testing. By “reason of state” is meant the principle that the state has a right to assert its interests, even in violation of individual rights, if this is deemed absolutely necessary for the good of the state. The majority of the German people will not consent to participation in a war. The German citizens alone should decide on this and any other war participation in a referendum. It is high time not to leave such serious decisions to hasards.
Dr. Rudolf Hänsel is a graduate psychologist and educationalist.
Thanks to the author for the right to publish this article.
The article appeared on Global-Research on 04.02.2021.
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