- Dec 3, 2014
The AFP news agency reported on Sunday at 9:13 PM:
For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the federal government according to a report wants to encourage new stockpiling the population again to make it in the event of a disaster or an armed attack temporarily can take care of himself . "The population is stopped, hold up a personal supply of food of ten days," quoted the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" of a concept for civil defense, which the government is requested to adopt on Wednesday.
According to the report, the population should be able to protect themselves in an emergency before government measures start to a ensure sufficient supplies of food, water, energy and cash . Therefore, the population should also be stopped, for initial treatment for a period of five days reproach two liters of drinking water per person per day, it is stated in the text drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.
According to "FAS" is the first strategy for civil defense since the end of the Cold War in 1989. She had been given in 2012 by the Budget Committee of the Bundestag in order. In the 69-page concept it is stated "that an attack on the territory of Germany, which requires a conventional defense, play" was. Nevertheless, it was necessary, "nevertheless to such, not in principle be excluded for the future development of life-threatening shall be sufficiently prepared".
Interestingly, the FAZ reported in this regard that the Federal Government also worry about their own safety . The newspaper writes that in the paper literally stand ". Precautions are the event 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"
It is not clear whether these preparations related to a possible war. The federal government has recently their changed military strategy and regarded Russia as an enemy. NATO keeps an attack of Russia on NATO territory for possible . Therefore, NATO wants the US and the EU also defend outside their own territory. Reuters writes that in the concept of "the need for a reliable alarm system, a better structural protection of buildings and sufficient capacity discussed in the health system" would. Reuters: "The civilian support of the armed forces should be again a priority. These included modifications to the traffic steering when the Bundeswehr must relocate combat units. "
The note with the cash but could also suggest a possible banking crash. After the recent stress test of the ECB , however, this appears to be no imminent event. However, important parameters such as the low interest rates were not included in the stress test, which is why the test after assessment of the former ECB chief economist Juergen Stark is of limited significance.
The measure could also be related to the available tightening of general police-state measures that would bring the federal government in the coming weeks on the road. The official reason for this measure is an intensified terror situation that believes to recognize the federal government. The SPD is a notice, saying the Germans were exposed to "new threats".
The war in Syria and the destabilization of Iraq and Libya, the security situation in Europe is tense. The alliance of the West and the Gulf states is on the defensive by the Russian intervention. Over the weekend, tensions have intensified. The US Air Force is on alert. The tones against Russia were tightened again, most recently by a former CIA director, acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the election campaign.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry wanted to according to AFP on the content of the concept not comment. He pointed to a planned press conference department chief Thomas de Maizière and the President of the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Relief, Christoph Unger, on Wednesday afternoon.
Greens and the Left in the Bundestag have the planned concept of the German government criticized the Civil Defense as a deliberate scaremongering . "Men can be with new proposals, so completely unsettle to hoarding," said the leader of the Left, Dietmar Bartsch, the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger Monday edition. The federal government must not "disseminate new hectic daily".
Green Party Deputy Konstantin von Notz described it in the same paper, although as useful to update the emergency plans and civil protection concepts. Given the technical development in recent years it was "almost negligent" to fiddle with decades old concepts.however is problematic mixing of civilian preparedness with military scenarios and references to terrorist threats. "I see no attack scenario, for which the population should create inventories," said the interior expert.
The new concept is to be discussed on Wednesday in the Cabinet.