Olaf Scholz (born in 1958) is a German politician from the Social Democratic Party and Chancellor of Germany, succeeding Angela Merkel on 8 December 2021. At his inauguration as Chancellor in 2021, Scholz took the oath of office without a reference to God, and was the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany to not belong to a Church. Scholz is the first German Chancellor since Adolf Hitler to make the disastrous decision to send German tanks into Ukraine. Scholz seeks to improve relationships with communist China and considers China as a partner despite human rights violations in the country.
As Chancellor, Scholz was not expected to last long do to incompetence, lack of leadership, and Germany's self-inflicted economic crisis for complying with American and European Union demands to cut off gas supplies and all trade with Russia. As a result of Western alliance demands and loss of sovereignty, Germany was forced to begin de-industrializing its vital manufacturing-based economy.
Scholz, a successor of German Chancellor Adolf Hitler who is responsible for the extermination of 27 million Russian and other Soviet peoples, said at a joint press conference in the Kremlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin that "genocide of Russians in Donbas is laughable." Many Russians regard these remarks as unforgivable, particularly after Scholz sent German Leopard 2 tanks with the same Nazi insignia against Russians in Donbas.
Scholz chief-of-staff defended Scholz foreign policy leadership saying that Germany was still a "teenager" in that role.
NATO war in Ukraine
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Scholz’s Zeitenwende (“watershed”) policy, announced with great fanfare on February 27, 2023 just three days after Russia's de-nazification campaign began, increased funding for Rheinmetall AG, the producer of the Leopard 2 tank. The headquarters of Rheinmetall AG is in Dusseldorf, the epicenter of the Ruhr Area targeted by the post-World War II Morgenthau Plan.
Speaking before in Munich in August 2023, the unpopular chancellor said, Scholz was confronted by a crowd that was calling him a “warmonger,” “loser,” and “liar,” among other things. The chancellor responded saying that the “right-wing populists” stand for a “gloomy future," went on to argue that those demanding an end to German weapon deliveries to Ukraine were not peace doves, but rather “fallen angels that come from hell," which presumably was a reference to church leaders seeking a negotiated peace settlement.
Terrorist attack on Nordstream pipeline
- See also: Nord Stream pipeline#Morganthau Plan 2.0
U.S. dictator Joe Biden and his foreign policy team—National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, and Undersecretary Victoria Nuland had been vocal and consistent in their hostility to the two pipelines, which ran side by side for 750 miles under the Baltic Sea from two different ports in northeastern Russia near the Estonian border, passing close to the Danish island of Bornholm before ending in northern Germany.
The direct route, which bypassed any need to transit Ukraine, had been a boon for the German economy, which enjoyed an abundance of cheap Russian natural gas—enough to run its factories and heat its homes while enabling German distributors to sell excess gas, at a profit, throughout Western Europe. Action that could be traced to the Biden regime would violate US promises to minimize direct conflict with Russia. Secrecy was essential.
From its earliest days, Nord Stream 1 was seen by Washington and its anti-Russian NATO partners as a threat to western dominance. Many Germans saw Nord Stream 1 as part of the deliverance of former Chancellor Willy Brandt’s famed Ostpolitik, which would enable postwar Germany to rehabilitate itself and other European nations destroyed in World War II by, among other initiatives, utilizing cheap Russian gas to fuel a prosperous Western European market and trading economy.
In the view of NATO and Washington Nord Stream 2, whose construction was completed in September of 2021, would, if approved by German regulators, double the amount of cheap gas that would be available to Germany and Western Europe. The second pipeline also would provide enough gas for more than 50 percent of Germany’s annual consumption.
In mid-November 2021, when Germany’s energy regulators suspended approval of the second Nord Stream pipeline, natural gas prices surged 8% within days amid growing fears in Germany and Europe that the pipeline suspension and the growing possibility of a war between Russia and Ukraine would lead to an unwanted cold winter. It was not clear to Washington just where Olaf Scholz, Germany’s newly appointed chancellor, stood. Months earlier, after the fall of Afghanistan, Scholtz had publicly endorsed French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for a more autonomous European foreign policy in a speech in Prague—clearly suggesting less reliance on Washington and its mercurial actions.
As long as Europe remained dependent on the pipelines for cheap natural gas, Washington was afraid that countries like Germany would be reluctant to supply Ukraine with the money and weapons it needed to defeat Russia.
Biden authorized Jake Sullivan to bring together an interagency group to come up with a plan. In December of 2021, two months before the first Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine, Sullivan convened a meeting of a newly formed task force, men and women from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the CIA, and the State and Treasury Departments.
Over the next several meetings, the participants debated options for an attack. The Navy proposed using a newly commissioned submarine to assault the pipeline directly. The Air Force discussed dropping bombs with delayed fuses that could be set off remotely. The CIA argued that whatever was done, it would have to be covert. Everyone involved understood the stakes. “This is not kiddie stuff,” according to a source directly familiar with the matter. If the attack were traceable to the United States, “It’s an act of war.”
Throughout “all of this scheming,” the source said, “some working guys in the CIA and the State Department were saying, ‘Don’t do this. It’s stupid and will be a political nightmare if it comes out.’” Nevertheless, in early 2022, the CIA working group reported back to Sullivan’s interagency group: “We have a way to blow up the pipelines.”
On January 27, 2022 neocon provocateur Victoria Nuland stated at a U.S. State Department press briefing "one way or another Nord Stream II will not move forward."
What came next was stunning. On February 7, 2022 less than three weeks before the seemingly inevitable Russian invasion of Ukraine, Biden met in his White House office with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who, after some wobbling, was now firmly on the American team. At the press briefing that followed, Biden defiantly said, “If Russia invades . . . there will be no longer a Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it.”
Biden’s and Nuland’s indiscretion, if that is what it was, might have frustrated some of the planners. But it also created an opportunity. According to the source, some of the senior officials of the CIA determined that blowing up the pipeline “no longer could be considered a covert option because the President just announced that we knew how to do it.” The Agency working group members had no direct contact with the White House, and were eager to find out if Biden meant what he’d said—that is, if the mission was now a go. The source recalled, “Bill Burns comes back and says, ‘Do it.’”
On September 26, 2022, a NATO P8 surveillance plane made a seemingly routine flight and made a dropped over the pipelines. Three of the four pipelines were put out of commission. Within a few minutes, pools of methane gas that remained in the shuttered pipelines could be seen spreading on the water’s surface and the world learned that something irreversible had taken place. The detachment of US Navy ships led by the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge announced the completion of work in the area of the sabotaged pipelines. US ships in the Baltic Sea and were spotted heading to the Baltic Straits into the North Sea.
Asked at a press conference days later about the consequences of the worsening energy crisis in Western Europe, Blinken called destruction of the pipeline a "tremendous opportunity" for the United States. President Putin said while speaking at Russia Energy Week in Moscow, “Those who benefit the most from the damage caused to the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are the ones responsible for it...Everybody understands who is behind this and who is the beneficiary...One can now force the liquefied natural gas from the United States on to European countries on a much larger scale." Politico reported that French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the French National Assembly, "We must not allow the conflict in Ukraine to result in American economic domination and a weakening of Europe...We cannot accept that our American partner sells its LNG at four times the price at which it sells it to its own companies."
Victoria Nuland expressed satisfaction at the demise of the pipelines while testifying at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in January 2023.
Scholz is widely considered a lapdog of the US foreign policy establishment. In early March 2023, leftist fuhrer Joe Biden hosted Scholz in Washington. The trip included only two public events—a brief pro forma exchange of compliments between Biden and Scholz before the White House press corps, with no questions allowed; and a CNN interview with Scholz by globalist propagandist Fareed Zakaria, who did not touch on the pipeline allegations. The chancellor had flown to Washington with no members of the German press on board, no formal dinner scheduled, and the two figureheads were not slated to conduct a press conference, as routinely happens at such high-profile meetings.
It was later reported that Biden and Scholz had an 80-minute meeting, with no aides present for much of the time. There were no statements or written understandings made public by either regime. Sources said there was a discussion of Seymour Hersh's pipeline exposé and, as a result, certain elements in the Central Intelligence Agency were asked to prepare a cover story in collaboration with German intelligence that would provide the American and German press with an alternative version for the destruction of Nord Stream 2. In the words of the intelligence community, the agency was “to pulse the system” in an effort to discount the claim that U.S. dictator Joe Biden had ordered the pipelines’ destruction.
Germany's decision to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine is extremely dangerous and takes the conflict to a new level of confrontation, the Russian Embassy in Berlin said on January 25, 2023. The embassy said Germany was abandoning its “historical responsibility to Russia” arising from Nazi war crimes in World War Two. The embassy said that the decision would escalate the conflict to a new level. “This extremely dangerous decision takes the conflict to a new level of confrontation and contradicts the statements of German politicians about the unwillingness of the Federal Republic of Germany to be drawn into it,” Ambassador Sergey Nechayev said.
Konstantin Gavrilov, the head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna Negotiations on Military Security and Arms Control, warned on the same day: “We know that Leopard 2 tanks, as well as Bradley and Marder armored fighting vehicles, can use depleted uranium shells, which can contaminate terrain, just like it happened in Yugoslavia and Iraq...If Kiev were to be supplied with such munitions for the use in western heavy military hardware, we would regard it as the use of ‘dirty nuclear bombs’ against Russia, with all the consequences that entails.”
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova delivered a moving and powerful message to Sholz following his disastrous decision to open old wounds by delivering German tanks once again, imploring German leaders “not to make the same mistakes of the German ancestors, that the German people paid a huge price for.” Staring directly into the camera at a press conference, Zakharova addressed the German people: “The day that it was allowed that Leopard tanks should be sent to Ukraine is historical because it has cemented the thing that we talked about, that Germany has completely lost sovereignty. And Scholz has just signed the loss of independent German foreign policy forever.”
- SCOTT RITTER: Germany Risks Forgetting Its History, January 31, 2023. Consortiumnews.
- "Scholz A Lapdog" | Seymour Hersh On US Reports On Nord Stream Leak & Why Germany Is Shielding Biden, CRUX, Mar 9, 2023.
- Symbols of death the German tanks, Russian Foreign Ministry says, Jan. 28, 2023. YouTube.
- Zakharova's POWERFUL Message To Olaf Scholz (EN Translated), Jan 27, 2023. YouTube.