Germany: Links found between right-wing network inside army and police officer murdered by far-right terrorists
1 April 2019
From one week to the next, the extent of the right-wing extremist network inside the German intelligence services, the Bundeswehr (Armed Forces), police and state authorities becomes ever clearer.
Recently, Berlin’s taz newspaper exposed the right-wing terrorist network around former Bundeswehr lieutenant Franco A. and the “Uniter” association of former elite soldiers. The authors also came across links to police officer Michèle Kiesewetter, who was murdered on April 25, 2007, allegedly as the tenth victim of the neo-Nazi National Socialist underground (NSU).
In November 2018, Focus magazine and taz first reported on a terrorist network of soldiers, police officers and intelligence agents planning to assassinate political opponents and stage a fascist coup on “Day X.” To this end, an infrastructure of “safe houses,” secret chat groups, warehouses and weapons’ depots was set up in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Driven by “hatred for left-wingers,” secret plans had been developed to “arrest left-wing politicians and kill them in designated places.”
The personnel and organization on which the network based itself was the “Uniter” association of former soldiers and the Special Forces Command (KSK), the elite unit of the Bundeswehr. It maintained symbiotic relations with other parts of the German state apparatus, elements of the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD), members of the secret services, and also reservists, police officers, judges and other civil servants.
The KSK was established in the mid-1990s, when Germany was again preparing for international war missions. The 1,100-strong…