The federal government of Germany is now encouraging its citizens to start stockpiling food, and prepare for war.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The language is stilted as it has been translated from the Frankfurter Allgemeine website, but the message is crystal clear. The German government is warning its citizens to be ready for the coming “attack on the territory of Germany.” Students of history will remember that Germany started WWI and WWII…third time’s the charm?
Germany is currently on high alert after two Islamist attacks and a shooting rampage by a mentally unstable teenager last month. Berlin announced measures earlier this month to spend considerably more on its police and security forces and to create a special unit to counter cyber crime and terrorism.
“The population is stopped, hold up a personal supply of food of ten days”, according to the “civil defense concept”, which is to decide the Cabinet on Wednesday. The reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAS), citing the text, which has been elaborated by the Ministry of the Interior and the newspaper was present.
The federal government also penetrates to an adequate supply of drinking water. “The population should be encouraged by appropriate means, to own / first aid reproach two liters of water per person per day in not harmful quality to installation state individual measures for a period of five days,” it said in the concept.
This is the first strategy of civil defense since the end of the Cold War. She had been in 2012 commissioned by the Budget Committee of the Bundestag and was parallel to the White Paper on the security policy. As it states in the 69-page concept, “that an attack on the territory of Germany, which requires a conventional defense, play” was. But “nevertheless to such sufficiently prepared not fundamentally excluded for the future life-threatening development” requires security screening.
Existing arrangements wholly inadequate
In the concept of the necessary fields and challenges are named. In an emergency, the population should be able to protect themselves before government measures start to ensure an adequate supply of food, water, energy and cash. Discusses also is the need for a reliable alarm system, a hardening of buildings and sufficient capacity in the health system. The civilian support of the armed forces to be again a priority; including modifications to the traffic steering when the Bundeswehr must relocate combat units.
An important issue is also the self-protection of the state bodies. “Precautions are the case of the task of the service office to meet in order to relocate the performance of duties of a public authority to another, sheltered place (Emergency Seat) can”, according to the concept. As the FAS . further reports came out in an internal survey that the recent measures are entirely inadequate.The issue will now be discussed by the Federal Security Council therefore. source