Ethnic Warfare Doesn’t Stop At The German Border

Germany has been having a hard time lately.

As the war in Ukraine began in 2014, it seemed as though Germany might reassert itself geopolitically according to its traditional place in Central Europe. The United States government was pushing for a proxy war in Ukraine, while Germany led the doves against confrontation.

Angela Merkel was quoted a few years earlier saying multiculturalism had failed. Merkel’s stiff, no-nonsense image and her East German background led some to even compare her to Putin and contrast her with Obama, Hollande, and other Western leaders. Germany was hardly a sovereign paradise, but a gleam of hope had peeked out over the horizon.

That gleam flickered out in 2015, and it’s not coming back.

After a record 2 million migrants entered Germany in 2015 at Merkel’s explicit invitation, more than a million illegally, any notion of German sovereignty is laughable. There won’t be any more Merkel-Putin comparisons.

Earlier this June, the German Bundestag voted to acknowledge the 1915 massacres of ethnic Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as an officially recognized genocide. A coterie of Armenian activists watched the vote take place, along with Turkish and Armenian diplomats. The Turkish government launched a “barrage of pressure” on the German government not to pass the resolution, but the opportunity to apologize for another genocide (Germany and the Ottoman Empire were allies during the First World War) was apparently too succulent to pass up.

Why is the German parliament debating Middle Eastern genocides that are more than 100-years-old at all? There are around 40,000 Armenians living in Germany. There are more than 1.5 million Turkish citizens living in Germany, as well as another 1.2 million Turks with German citizenship. Googling “Armenian genocide” will show you exactly how much of a conflict there is over the details and recognition of the 1915 massacres as an official genocide. The Turkish government – the successor to the Ottoman state – vehemently denies the label of genocide. Armenian diaspora activists all over the world push for formal recognition in response.

The Turkish government spent $3 million on the Institute of Turkish Studies in Washington, D.C., hired American academics to shill for them, and in response, ethnic activists are labeling the institution and its members “Armenian genocide deniers.” In Turkey, statements about the massacres of Armenians interpreted as anti-Turkish have been cause for bombings and assassinations. This obscure ethnic brouhaha has both sides meticulously recording whether heads of state who have no stake in the issue are using the word “genocide” or “killings of 1915.”

Now the fight has moved to Germany. Why? Because when you import Third World people, you import Third World problems.

The German parliament was not the first place in Germany to become a rented-out battlefield for foreign combatants. Late last year, clashes between Kurds and Turks occurred in Berlin, Stuttgart, and Frankfurt. The main battle is going on in the Kurdish region of Turkey, where the Turkish government is bombing Kurdish rebels, but the skirmishes occur wherever Turks and Kurds live near each other. Peaceful multiculturalism? Give me a break: there are more than 1.1 million Kurds living in Germany. Millions of Turks and millions of Kurds living in close proximity in German suburbs and cities are not going to heed the pro-tolerance propaganda put out by aging Green Party spinsters working for the Ministry of Integration.

In another example, when the Turkish government began a crackdown on the Kurdistan Workers Party – a recognized terrorist organization according to NATO, the U.S., and the EU – an estimated 15,000 people marched in support in a single German city. The Germans are aware of this problem, although they downplay it when they import more potential troublemakers. Violence began way back in the early 1990s; according to Reuters “Kurdish militants overran the Turkish consulate in Munich and launched arson attacks against Turkish facilities across Germany.”

Turks and Kurds are just one type of foreign conflict playing out in Germany. Organized crime in Berlin is run not by Russians or Poles, but by Arabs. The Arab mafia run drug and prostitution rings and have apparently been recruiting desperate Arab migrants to commit crimes for them. When the Arab crime families get into disputes, it’s the job of the German police to referee them: in one example, 90 police officers were necessary to break up a street fight of 70 Arabs.

Going back earlier before 1990, you can find even more instances of foreign political violence playing out in German territory. This excellent paper details some examples. In 1962, twenty émigré Croatian nationalists stormed and demolished the communist Yugoslav trade mission in Bonn, then the West German capital, in response to a potential German-Yugoslav trade agreement. One person was killed in the attack. Up to 40 similar separate attacks followed until 1969. Retaliatory assassinations and operations by the Yugoslav security services occurred in Germany until the break-up of Yugoslavia in 1992.

The paper also describes the street violence caused by anti-Franco Spanish immigrants, as well as the occupations of diplomatic buildings and violent demonstrations by a variety of Iranian immigrant groups. A visit by the Shah of Iran to West Germany in 1967 triggered “several student riots.”

What is Germany’s long-term future going to look like after the importation of millions of Third Worlders with overlapping grudges against each other? The grudges don’t disappear on contact with EU borders. Reports of violence in migrant centers across Germany have been endemic. In Calais, the same crop of so-called refugees erupted into a 200-man rampage fought between rival Afghans and Sudanese. Not that they have to wait to reach European shores before they start killing each other: Muslim migrants threw Christian migrants overboard on short dinghy trips to Europe from Africa.

In this endless drama of foreign ethnic conflict, where are all the Germans? They are afraid of violence, but unable to remove the violent foreigners in their midst. In a scenario where the natives are incapable or unwilling to defend themselves, the natives take a back seat to the conflicts of foreigners who use their country as a convenient theater for wars imported from the homeland. The natives become passive spectators to wars occurring in their own streets and on their own soil. Their own police and parliament become more concerned with the intrigues of ancient foreign vendettas than with the people who finance and staff them.

“On Easter Sunday in the Bavarian city of Aschaffenburg, roughly three dozen Kurds threw rocks and shot fireworks at a group of 600 Turks demonstrating against the “terror” of both Islamic State and the PKK.” So reads a quote from Reuters. In a nation like Germany, the traditional holiday marking the resurrection of the Son of God and savior of mankind is interrupted by fireworks and demonstrations marking a conflict between two irreconcilable groups whose roots are thousands of miles away.

In the absence of a strong national culture and truly sovereign state, the country of a nation long past its prime becomes a staging ground for the ethnic and political conflicts of totally alien groups.

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  1. Laguna Beach Fogey June 13, 2016 at 11:44 am

    It’s almost like the Scotch-Irish bringing their hatred of the English to North America and helping to precipitate the War of Independence. (Which was more of a civil war, tbh).

    1. A solid observation. You can still look at the Republican vs. Democrat divide as a fundamentally Scots-Irish/Cavalier vs. Puritan divide. This kind of analysis of ethnic warfare based on cladistics rather than nominal labels is an NRx tradition at this point — a fruitful one too.

  2. I can’t help feeling that there’s a touch of schadenfreude in this article. I’m not sure that I share your glee at Germany’s failed multi-kulti experiment. A few years back I was in Berlin when there was a gay pride parade – a beautiful naked girl, dressed in just a necklace and high-heeled shoes was handing out some leaflets for a party later that evening. I asked her if she wasn’t at all concerned for her safety – she said “Berlin is a safe, civilized city – the only reaction I get from passers-by are broad smiles”.

    Not being gay, and not necessarily a proponent of walking nude along city streets, I was nevertheless impressed. This brought to mind the astonished comments of an Arab traveller writing in the 13th Century about the Mongol Empire – that a lone virgin travelling with a bag of gold between the Great Wall of China and Samarkand would be left unmolested.

    Perhaps Germany is past its prime, but somehow, somewhere I have the feeling that a high point of Human civilization has been reached, and passed. Post-1945 Germany did its best to be a sane, kindly, prosperous, safe and inclusive society, and naively thought that the rest of the World was like that. I just wonder what that girl thinks of her Berlin now.

    1. My Schadenfreude is reserved solely for the purveyors of so-holy-the-flesh-rots-off-your-children’s-bones liberalism in highly-paid governmental and quasi-governmental sinecures.

  3. I’m not concerned for that girl and her Berlin, since her and others like her are responsible for what it has become. Reject your faith and traditions and cavort naked in the streets, and a few years later semi-literate aliens are groping women at public festivals. Not to mention the rock throwing, gang violence, burnings and riots. The general trend of such a rejection of your own culture is an increase in chaos. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

  4. Arthur Marian June 13, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Augustina – I’m not sure whether or not that girl rejected any faith, so let’s talk about tradition. How would you describe the White Euro-American tradition of women’s attire? By the standards of mid-17th Century America and Britain normal womens’ clothes to-day would be described as indecent. Similarly, in the same societies two hundred years later, a woman who showed an ankle would be seen as promiscuous. In 20th Century America, in the 1920’s there were special police patrols in Coney Island beaches, where policemen carried tape measures to ensure that womens’ swimming costumes did not extend more than two inches above the knee. How would you describe proper beachwear? What is the tradition?

    Many European countries are more blase about public nudity than folks in the US, and even in Europe dress morality varies from country to country. I went to an apres-ski sauna at an Austrian resort wearing my swimming trunks – it was a mixed sauna, and men and women were all naked, The ski instrucor there whispered to me that I looked ridiculous and advised me to take my trunks off. A year later I was at an Italian resort, across the border from Austria, and about 30 miles away from the Austrian one. I went there without my trunks, and even though it was a men-only sauna, I seemed to shock everyone by my indecency. Both countries share a similar culture and religion, and yet their standards are different.

    I used the girl as an extreme example of what it is (or was?) to be safe as a woman in a large city. Do you have a daughter? I do, and at that time, and place, I would not have feared for her safety.

  5. Arthur, I suggest you purge the leftist relativism from your brain. Naked women and gay pride parades are not part of any Christian European tradition. They are part of the chaos of a dying civilization.

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