We’ve posted in the past about a Europe-wide militarized police force called EUGENDFOR (see here and here). The following investigation by Seneca III concerns a new military concordance in Europe in which the armed forces of member states will be subordinate to a centralized command structure.
PESCO and a Brief Look at the Machinations of the EU Neo-Fascist State
by Seneca III
Caveat: Whilst the main thrusts of this article and are intended primarily for UK consumption, particularly with reference to Brexit, it should also be of deep concern to all Europeans, especially European nationalists with an eye on independence and, because of the implications for the future of NATO, it may be of significant interest to Americans and Canadians as well.
Introduction: What is PESCO?
From their own lips:
A broad consensus by all EU Member States on the modalities for launching Permanent Structured Cooperation in the field of defence could lead to a legal decision as early as December, with some 30 projects for concrete cooperation between countries already on the table…
…European Union ministers of defence, meeting informally in Tallinn on 7 September under the aegis of the Estonian Presidency, were in broad agreement on how to move ahead with Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) on defence, paving the way for a legal decision launching PESCO possibly by the end of the year…
…The High Representative pointed out that PESCO was as much if not more about cooperating more as about investing more. What we are offering is a platform for joining investments, joining projects and in this manner, overcoming the fragmentation that is characterising currently especially the environment of defence industry in Europe. In this way, the European industrial framework in the sector of defence will be enormously enabled to play a major role globally, and the European Union would then be, I think, really a credible security provider globally… (My italics, S III)
Yes, quite, and remember…
…WHOEVER CONTROLS THE ARMED FORCES CONTROLS THE COUNTRY, AND WHOEVER CONTROLS THE KEYS TO THE ARMOURY CONTROLS THE ARMED FORCES
It is understood that if the UK Government hands over confirmation of their approval of PESCO military integration by the end of November 2017 British military forces will fall into ‘foreign hands’. The matter can then not be overturned until we revert to our Common Law which is precisely what May and the other ‘Remainers’ in Westminster appear to be trying to prevent happening by their delaying tactics, obfuscation and downright sabotage of Brexit, and Brexit is all about one basic question: Who controls Britain?
After 350 years of peaceful constitutional evolution and changes of government, the British people are almost entirely concerned about voting, trade and money, and we risk forgetting the fundamental reality that Parliament’s control over our own armed forces is now at serious risk.
The Hungarians learnt this truth the hard way in 1956, and the Catalonians may well be getting the same lesson rather soon.
What it means for the UK
Already, an Italian General with a remarkable collection of decorations and adornments, Claudio Graziano, has been chosen to lead the European Military Committee.
Well, that inspires confidence, of course (Hmm…), but really it should be of no concern because there is no doubt who will be the real Commander-in-Chief, and that is something that Macron already acknowledges.
How very Vichy, and in its own way quite disturbing — France, with its now Sarkozy-depleted (290-warhead) nuclear arsenal, is the only other nuclear armed state in the EU apart from the UK, and I do wonder who will end up controlling our nuclear arsenal if we sign up to this pernicious PESCO project?
The early effects of this are even now being felt within our defence industry, and yet we’re still debating whether or not to join! A decision to be made by the UK Government on Monday next [i.e. tomorrow, the 13th] as I understand.
…Brexit-supporting veterans have criticised EU rules on competition and tendering for the Government’s decision to open naval contracts to foreign shipbuilders.
Contracts to build three 40,000 tonne Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels will be subject to “open competition” because they are non-warships, according to Minister for Defence Procurement Harriet Baldwin.
The announcement has caused dismay among Britain’s shipbuilders, with the GMB trade union complaining that it “undermines the national interest”.
Major-General Julian Thompson, who led Britain’s land forces during the Falklands War (erratum at source, see below) and now chairs Veterans for Britain, has previously told Breitbart London that “EU defence procurement law means member-states are increasingly prevented from allocating defence contracts to their own manufacturers,” and that “the key exemptions that existed in that area are being eliminated under changes to the EU Procurement Directive.”
Maj-Gen Thompson has also highlighted the negative role of the EU’s schemes to integrate European defence, and the danger of Britain remaining entangled in these schemes even after Brexit.
“Recent EU policy changes … also mean that member-states will not even be able to plan defence industrial strategy and procurement independently without major input across the planning process from the EU Commission and the European Defence Agency,” he noted. 
And so it begins.
Roman Legions, much like British Army County Regiments used to be, were often raised exclusively from specific geographical areas within the Senatorial and Imperial Provinces, but that was rarely where they served. A Legion raised in, say, Hispana (Legio IX) would serve elsewhere, perhaps Cilicia or Syria, for the obvious reason that suppression of any rebellion against the yoke of Empire required a brutal and definitive response that could not be relied upon to come from a Legion being used to suppress its own people.
For example, Legio V, the ‘Lark-crested Fifth Legion’, sometimes also known as Gallica, was a Legion of the Imperial Roman army founded in 52 BC by Gaius Julius Caesar. It was levied in transalpine Gaul to fight the armies of Vercingetorix, and was the first Roman legion to comprise non-citizens. The legion was destroyed in AD 86 at the battle of Tapae in Dacia, quite a distance from Gaul.
Now, just for a minute, imagine an EU Army comprised of different national elements under central command of the desperate, power-mad apparatchiks in Brussels. Would the Dutch Armed Forces be used to suppress an independence movement in Holland? Unlikely; perhaps German or French whilst the Dutch were deployed elsewhere where they couldn’t interfere in defense of their own, say to suppress similar movements in Catalonia or Slovakia. Such a scenario is not out of the question, and such a response would not be difficult to implement under the proposed structure of an EU Army such as appears to be evolving out of the rather deceptively anodyne, predominantly trade based PESCO project. And, again, there is a much more recent precedent than that of Rome.
The Wehrmacht, the Waffen SS and Islam
The Wehrmacht was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the ‘Heer’ (Army), the ‘Kriegsmarine’ (Navy) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force). After the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 Hitler formed the Wehrmacht for offensive rather than defensive use in order to pursue the Nazi regime’s long-term goals of regaining lost territory and dominating its neighbours. This formation required the reinstatement of conscription and massive investment and spending on the armaments industry (see PESCO). In December 1941, Hitler designated himself as commander-in-chief of the Wehrmacht.
Closely cooperating with the SS, the German armed forces committed numerous war crimes and atrocities, despite later denials. Only a few of the Wehrmacht’s upper leadership were tried for war crimes, despite evidence suggesting that more were involved in illegal actions.
The SS (Schutzstaffel. “Protection Squadron”) was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe. The two main constituent groups were the Allgemeine SS (General SS) and Waffen-SS (Armed SS). The Allgemeine SS was responsible for enforcing the racial policy of Nazi Germany and general policing, whereas the Waffen-SS consisted of combat units of troops within Nazi Germany’s military.
Two of the Waffen SS Divisions, the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) and the 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg (1st Albanian) and were composed of Muslim troops officered by ethnic Germans:
The 13th was the first non-Germanic Waffen SS division, and its formation marked the expansion of the Waffen SS into a multi-ethnic military force. Composed of Bosnian Muslims (ethnic Bosniaks) with some Catholic Croat soldiers and mostly German and Yugoslav Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) officers and non-commissioned officers, it took an oath of allegiance to both Adolf Hitler and the Croatian leader Ante Pavelić.
Amin al-Husseini greeting Bosnian Waffen-SS volunteers with a Nazi salute. At right is SS General Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig. November 1943
The 21st was developed around the nucleus of an ethnic Albanian battalion which had briefly seen combat against the Yugoslav Partisans in eastern Bosnia as part of the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian). Composed of Muslim Albanians with again mostly German and Yugoslav Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) officers and non-commissioned officers, it was given the title Skanderbeg after medieval Albanian lord George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, who defended the region of Albania against the Ottoman Empire for more than two decades in the 15th century.
Skanderbeg never reached divisional strength, being at most a brigade-sized formation of between 6,000 and 6,500 troops. In May 1944, members of the division arrested 281 Jews in Pristina and handed them over to the Germans, who transported them to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where many were killed. The division itself was better known for this action and for murdering, raping, and looting in predominantly Serb areas (nothing in the Religion of Peace changes) than for participating in combat operations on behalf of the German war effort. Its only significant military actions took place during a German anti-Partisan offensive in the German occupied territory of Montenegro in June and July 1944.
And where have we seen this sight more recently?
Members of the Handschar division at prayer during their training at Neuhammer in November 1943
It would appear that there is no shortage of potential recruits for the new EU Army anywhere in Europe thanks to you know who.
Early warning signs or last chance saloon?
The two big lessons I carried away [from a graduate class on proto-Marxism] were that ideologues always believe their thing transcends time and space. They cannot imagine that there will be a time when their tool set of ideas is no longer relevant. The other thing that seemed obvious is that observable reality is not enough to shake someone from their ideology.
A leaked audio recording has revealed a Berlin police academy instructor talking about problems dealing with migrant recruits, saying that many have stolen items and threatened other officers with violence with the instructor calling them an “enemy in our ranks”. The unidentified police instructor complained that many officers who come from migrant backgrounds, specifically from Turkish and Arabic origins, refuse to learn in the academy classrooms and some have trouble simply articulating or writing in German, Die Welt reports.
In the recording, which was confirmed to be authentic by the Berlin police on Wednesday, the instructor said: “I’ve never experienced anything like this, the classroom looked like hell, half Arabs and Turks, cheeky as hell. Stupid. Could not articulate. Two or three I had been close to knocking out because they only disturbed and literally slept. German colleagues have said that they were threatened with violence.”
The instructor added that he was “so shocked, and I’m really scared of them, and I think the trainers too because if they throw them out, they’ll be there and break everything”. 
Authorities in Bavaria have launched a new recruitment campaign to encourage more immigrants to serve as police officers.
Even those who are not German citizens will be eligible to join the police, provided they speak fluent German and have lived in the country for five years.
Germany is looking for ways to deal with the influx of more than 1.1 million asylum-seekers last year, and to avoid any repeat of the New Year attacks in Cologne, in which hundreds of women were sexually assaulted by a crowd of mostly migrant men. 
The German army has war-gamed the breakup of the European Union in study of security crises that could face the country by 2040. Military planners in Berlin played out a scenario in which a growing number of countries follow Britain in leaving the EU, resulting in an “increasingly disorderly” world, Der Spiegel reported.
The EU enlargement has been largely abandoned, more states have left the bloc,” strategists wrote in a study cited by the magazine. “The increasingly disorderly, sometimes chaotic and conflictual world has dramatically changed the security policy environment for Germany and Europe.”
Der Spiegel said the study could inform German armaments programs in the next several years. The scenario was one of six examined in a study of security challenges German generals believe could unfold over the next 23 years.
All in all, dear reader, much food for thought in these dangerous times. I am of a mind that “They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind” (Hebrew Bible Hosea 8:7).
Watch your backs.
— Seneca III, Middle England, this 10th day of November 2017, with thanks to Caroline S for the heads-up.
|3.||www.breitbart.com/london/2017/11/04/royal-navy-shipbuilding-contracts-opened-to-foreign-yards-thanks-to-eu-rules/ [source erratum: Land Forces were commanded by Major General Jeremy Moore, RM, and Naval Forces by Admiral Sandy Woodward. The two main land formations, 3 Commando Brigade and 5th Infantry Brigade were commanded, respectively, by the then Brigadier Julian Thompson, RM, and Brigadier Tony Wilson (Guards). — S III]|
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