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Germany: 'Third Reich cannot be part' of our tradition - Von der Leyen on Bundeswehr scandal02:46

Germany: 'Third Reich cannot be part' of our tradition - Von der Leyen on Bundeswehr scandal

Germany, Berlin
May 16, 2017 at 20:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen denounced the quality of the inner leadership of the Bundeswehr, as she commented on the recent alleged far-right 'false-flag' plot within the German armed forces to assassinate high-ranking pro-refugee politicians, in the Embassy of Baden-Wurttemberg, Berlin, Tuesday.

Speaking at an event of Germany’s reservist regiment, von der Leyen described the incident surrounding Franco A. as "poison for the good reputation of the Bundeswehr; they are a slap in the face of the thousands who are impeccably and reputably serving every day."

Von der Leyen went on to criticise the inner leadership of the armed forces, demanding a review. She concluded her statement saying “A rogue regime like the Third Reich cannot be part of the basis of our tradition."

Her statements follow the revelation that a 28 year old lieutenant, managed to register as a Syrian refugee, and was allegedly planning an attack motivated by right-wing extremist ideologies.

Germany: 'Third Reich cannot be part' of our tradition - Von der Leyen on Bundeswehr scandal02:46
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German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen denounced the quality of the inner leadership of the Bundeswehr, as she commented on the recent alleged far-right 'false-flag' plot within the German armed forces to assassinate high-ranking pro-refugee politicians, in the Embassy of Baden-Wurttemberg, Berlin, Tuesday.

Speaking at an event of Germany’s reservist regiment, von der Leyen described the incident surrounding Franco A. as "poison for the good reputation of the Bundeswehr; they are a slap in the face of the thousands who are impeccably and reputably serving every day."

Von der Leyen went on to criticise the inner leadership of the armed forces, demanding a review. She concluded her statement saying “A rogue regime like the Third Reich cannot be part of the basis of our tradition."

Her statements follow the revelation that a 28 year old lieutenant, managed to register as a Syrian refugee, and was allegedly planning an attack motivated by right-wing extremist ideologies.

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