Above all KSK in the view: MAD new Dimension of right-wing extremism sees in the Bundeswehr

The Military counterintelligence service (MAD) provides for a "new Dimension" to the Problem of right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr. The President of the a

Above all KSK in the view: MAD new Dimension of right-wing extremism sees in the Bundeswehr

The Military counterintelligence service (MAD) provides for a "new Dimension" to the Problem of right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr. The President of the authority, Christof Gramm said on Monday in Berlin at a public hearing of the parliamentary control Committee for the intelligence services. The suspected right-wing extremists and so-called rich people were to be recognizable increased to more than 600. "We take a closer look at extremists and people with a lack of loyalty to the Constitution. In doing so, we will find it,“ said grams.

the focus of the work of the MAD, the extremism in the defence was, although the vast majority of the soldiers of the Constitution be faithful. Excessive Patriotism without commitment to the basic law, will not be tolerated to the state of the basic law and to the open society in the armed forces, said grams. "Such false patriots have lost for us, definitely not." Focus on the extremism in the defense of the special forces command (KSK) is where around twenty people were in focus, said grams. It had managed to bring there more light into the darkness.

No underground army

Just in KSK, you could not only consider individual cases, even if the screening service is no underground army have discovered. The cooperation with the Bundeswehr, which could, for example, also take disciplinary measures have improved. There is a strong Esprit de corps the special forces command, said grams, who also spoke of a "wall of silence". It may succeed to its authority but to create cracks.

grams reminded in the face of racism-debate on the professional duty of the armed forces-soldiers of loyalty to the Constitution. "Who negated the state of our basic law, who lives in a extremely pointed friend-or-foe, who expresses racist, xenophobic or anti-Semitic, could and should find no home in the army."

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 10:19

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