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« on: March 05, 2018, 12:43:01 am »

from The Washington Post....

Germany will finally have a government after Social Democrats
clear the way for Merkel's fourth term

A vote of the center-left party's members ended months of deadlock and revived a “grand coalition”.

By GRIFF WITTE | 6:11AM EST — Sunday, March 04, 2018

Olaf Scholz (right), interim leader of Germany's Social Democrats party, speaks after SPD treasurer Dietmar Nietan announced the result of the party members' vote on joining a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at a news conference on March 4th, 2018, at the SPD headquarters in Berlin. — Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
Olaf Scholz (right), interim leader of Germany's Social Democrats party, speaks after SPD treasurer Dietmar Nietan announced the result
of the party members' vote on joining a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at a news conference
on March 4th, 2018, at the SPD headquarters in Berlin. — Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.

BERLIN — A political impasse that kept Germany in limbo for more than five months ended on Sunday as the center-left Social Democrats voted to join a government led by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

The vote of the party's 464,000 rank-and-file members revives a so-called “grand coalition” — the relatively drama-free but entirely loveless marriage of convenience between Germany's traditionally dominant parties that governed for the previous four years.

More importantly, it averts a detour into what would have been uncharted political territory for the country, with Merkel facing an unpalatable choice between governing without a parliamentary majority or facing new elections following an inconclusive September vote.

But even with the question of who will run Germany out of the way, the prolonged deadlock has left Merkel weakened. More so than at any other point in her tenure, questions are swirling over who will follow her as leader of Europe's most populous nation.

Merkel will also have to reassert herself on the international stage, an arena where she has long held sway but from which she has largely been absent in recent months as domestic troubles consumed her attention.

She is now expected to move quickly to try to cement a legacy, especially in Europe, where she and French President Emmanuel Macron have their eyes on ambitious plans for reform.

The relief at the vote result showed in a flurry of tweets from members of her inner circle in the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

“Let's get to work! Germany and Europe,” tweeted Peter Altmaier, perhaps her closest confidante, who added a smiling sun emoji for good measure.

Merkel's former and future partners, the Social Democrats (SPD), were more restrained, with few celebrating a decision that nearly tore the party apart.

Sunday's results only partially reflected the SPD's deep ambivalence: 66 percent of members endorsed the new coalition, with 34 percent rejecting it. While that's a substantial majority, it's well below the 76 percent who endorsed the last deal in 2013. And even party leaders who opted for “yes” this time said they did so reluctantly.

“Others dodged their responsibility. We didn't,” deputy SPD leader Ralf Stegner told German broadcasters, reflecting the grim, do-your-duty argument that had coursed through the “yes” camp.

Neither major party originally wanted a government that has been dubbed by critics and the press a “coalition of losers”. Both of Germany's traditional political heavyweights suffered historically bad results in the September vote, with their combined vote share at 53 percent — barely a majority — as smaller parties surged.

After the election, Merkel had first tried to forge a three-way deal with the pro-business Free Democrats and the environmentalist Greens. But when negotiations fell apart, she had to convince the SPD to reverse its earlier pledge to stay out of government.

The party, Germany's oldest, has been Merkel's junior coalition partner for two of her three terms. The arrangement has allowed the party to achieve critical policy successes, including enacting a minimum wage. But it has been politically disastrous.

The SPD won just 20 percent of the vote in September, half its support from two decades ago. Recent polls show it sliding down to 15 percent, below the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD).

The question of whether to team up with Merkel once more split the SPD, and cost the party its leader, Martin Schulz, who was forced to resign after less than a year in office following a series of embarrassing flip-flops.

The party's youth wing, in particular, railed against the idea of another grand coalition. Young activists campaigned nationwide in recent weeks for members to reject the deal and take the party into opposition.

But party leaders argued that as costly as it would be to renew vows with Merkel, a “no” vote would have been worse: The party would likely have had to face voters in another election, and could have expected even poorer results than in September.

After the vote, youth wing leader Kevin Kuehnert said he was disappointed but would continue to drive the party toward a less cozy relationship with Merkel's conservatives.

“The SPD needs to be more of what it was in the last weeks, and less of what it was in the last years,” he wrote on Twitter.

Merkel's CDU has been far less divided than the SPD but has still shown signs of strain after a dozen years in power.

Members of the party's right wing were particularly aggrieved by the outcome of coalition talks, which ended with the SPD taking control of key ministries, including foreign and finance. Some openly criticized Merkel for giving away too much — a rare breach in a party accustomed to strictly enforced discipline.

Focus also turned for the first time to the question of who will follow Merkel in office. She has long resisted grooming a successor. But in recent days Merkel has appointed several rising party stars to key positions, setting off an unofficial campaign to sort out who's next in the chancellery.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the 55-year-old longtime leader of the west German state of Saarland, is considered Merkel's preferred heir, though she has not said so publicly. Kramp-Karrenbauer, nicknamed AKK in the German media, was appointed general secretary of the CDU, a position Merkel herself held on her rise to the top.

Another contender, 37-year-old Jens Spahn, will be health minister. Spahn has argued for the country to pivot right after years of centrism under Merkel, and has been especially critical of her decision to welcome more than a million refugees in 2015 and 2016.

With the approval of the coalition on Sunday, Merkel will have the chance to serve another four-year term. But the SPD could opt out after two years, and commentators have speculated that Merkel could step down early.

For the meantime, her position is secure. Merkel is expected to meet in the coming weeks with Macron, and the two have said they want to agree this month on plans to more tightly bind together the euro zone.

The SPD has expressed enthusiasm for Macron's proposals. Merkel, whose party has long been reluctant to go along with policies that could increase German liability for its neighbors' finances, has lately shown greater flexibility. In January, she said she would use her fourth term, in part, to achieve a “new awakening for Europe”.


Luisa Beck contributed to this report.

• Griff Witte is The Washington Post's Berlin bureau chief. He previously served as the paper's deputy foreign editor and as the bureau chief in London, Kabul, Islamabad and Jerusalem.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 02:14:49 pm »

Merkel i wonder how long it will take before the whole world thinks she is Hitler's daughter?

Who knows if any of this is true but it sure makes an interesting story haha
I think of that old saying
"Truth Is A Lot Stranger Than Fiction". lol

What Happened To Hitler's Frozen Sperm?


The Stasi File

According to the Stasi GDR File, the daughter of Hitler is now holding the same office as her father - Chancellor of Germany. She is said to be the most powerful human being on Earth since she is also the President of the European Union (EU) and head of the powerful Western Economic Block known as the G-8.

More concerning is that Hitler's dream of uniting Europe under German/Vatican control is now within his daughter's reach.

In 1954, a child was born, a baby girl, whom the Stasi File identifies as Angela Merkel, today's Chancellor of Germany. Her official birthday is July 17, 1954. However, the Stasi file which is currently in the Soviet KGB archives, records her birth as April 20, 1954. If this secret police citizen’s file in the Ministerium für Staatssicherheit (GDR) is correct, then Hitler’s daughter, Angela Merkel, was born on Adolph Hitler’s birthday - April 20.


Angela Merkel’s birth, as detailed in the Stasi file, was based on the research of the German Doctor Karl Klauberg. Klauberg was classified as one of the worst Nazi ‘ Angel of Death ’ doctors and was convicted by the Soviet Courts as a ‘war criminal’.

According to the reports, Doctor Klauberg was released by the Soviets after serving only seven years of his sentence in return for turning over to the KGB his hidden files on his Nazi artificial insemination experiments and, more horrifically, the frozen sperm of the former Nazi Dictator, Adolf Hitler. Hitler's father, who took the name Hitler, was the illegitimate son of Solomon Rothschild's mistress Anna Maria Schicklgruber.

Upon receipt of the Nazi files on artificial insemination, along with Hitler’s frozen sperm, the Soviet Politicheskoye Buro (Politburo) authorized the experiments to ‘resurrect’, ‘if possible’, a child bearing the ‘genetic markers’ of Adolph Hitler.

Doctor Klauberg brought Gretl Braun to the GDR (Communist East Germany). She was the youngest sister of Hitler's wife, Eva Braun. Gretl Braun was chosen as the ‘surrogate’ mother of Hitler's offspring using artificial insemination from Hitler’s frozen sperm.

Gretl Braun was a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), whose ideology centered on the principles of Marxism and the interests of the working class and trade unions.


When Doctor Klauberg returned to West Germany, he was promptly imprisoned. He was murdered two years later while still in custody.


Soon after the birth of Hilter's baby girl, an agreement between the Soviets, the Americans and the Vatican was arranged. Hitler's baby was placed under the ‘control’ of the Catholic Church through its ‘connections’ with the GDR Lutheran Church which took custody of the baby. She was given a false date of birth, July 17, and the name Angela Dorothea Kasner, daughter of Horst Kasner, a Lutheran pastor, and his wife, Herlind - an English and Latin teacher. There in the countryside at Templin in East Germany, Merkel was raised about 50 miles north of Berlin, the capital of the socialist German Democratic Republic (GDR).

The central theme of the “agreement” of the Western Allied Powers, the Vatican, and the Soviets was that Hitler's daughter would be elevated to international power...but her ascendancy to power would not come until “the Vatican also brought to power a German Pope”.  In the wake of the death of Pope John Paul II, the former German Nazi Joseph Ratzinger was nominated. He took the name of Pope Benedict XVI on April 20, 2005, as Vicar of Rome.  Is it a coincidence that this date was the anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s birthday?

In 1977, Angela Dorothea Kasner became Angela Merkel with her marriage to physicist Ulrich Merkel, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1982. She was elected Chancellor of Germany shortly after Pope Ratzinger assumed the Leadership of the Roman Church on Hitler's birthday.
Merkel didn't enter politics until the age of 35 after the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1990. She has been reluctant to discuss her past and private life. Her biography stops short of suggesting that her father worked for the Stasi, the notorious East German secret police. But it says his pro-regime attitude helped Angela's career - allowing her to study at an elite school, and go on to university, at a time when the children of clergy were routinely refused admission. The teenage Merkel, like virtually all of her contemporaries, joined the Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ), the communist youth organisation.
If the Soviet record is true, and the evidence is strong, it opens up some amazing possibilities. The undeniable fact is that Angela Merkel came from obscurity to triumviral power as German Chancellor, President of the European Union, and head of the powerful G-8 economic cartel.

In an interview with the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung in July 2005, Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted to an unusual obsession with the works of composer Richard Wagner, who was a Satanist. Wagner wrote the infamous composition called "Parsifal", which was a favorite of Adolf Hitler as well. Hitler stated that the music of Wagner occupied his mind. Like Adolf Hitler, Angela Merkel is deeply fascinated with Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries". The Valkyries were minor female deities that would ride through every battle to gather the most valiant of the slain and carry them off to a place called Valhalla where they would wait to join the army of Odin in the last battle at the end of the world.

Except for the little moustache, Merkel has a striking resemblance to Adolph Hitler. She is also a dead ringer for her mother - Gretl Braun.



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