“The politics of the destruction of the gas-line – whether it’s an act of war or what – but it was a slap in the face of Europe, saying, you know, “if you’re not going to play ball with me in Ukraine,” said the president… “I don’t care if it’s going to be harder for you to keep your people wealthy and warm.” Basically, that’s what he’s done. And that’s the real input of the story.” -- Seymour Hersh

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The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which is now the second most popular party in the country, is moving closer to being banned. Christian Democrat (CDU) MP Marco Wanderwitz says he has enough MPs in his corner to table a motion for an AfD ban in the Bundestag.

He noted that he has gathered 37 MPs who will support the ban while speaking with the far-left newspaper taz.

Ukraine to get German Frankenstein tanks MikeRivero

German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall could soon supply Ukraine with new mobile air defense systems capable of shooting down Russian drones and missiles, according to the company’s head of Land Systems, Bjorn Bernhard.

In an interview with the German tabloid Bild released on Sunday, Bernhard signaled that the systems, which the German media dubbed ‘Frankenstein tanks,’ are already in the works.

Lawmakers from two German opposition parties, the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) and the new left-wing populist Sahra Wagenknecht Alliance (BSW), refused to attend a speech by Ukraine’s Vladimir Zelensky in the Bundestag on Tuesday. Both parties have expressed opposition to Kiev’s policies, warning they will only lead to further bloodshed.

Germany will be supplying Ukraine with additional weapons, according to German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius, on Tuesday.

During a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at a Bundeswehr base where Ukrainian troops are undergoing training, Pistorius stated, "Today … I can promise … further support, albeit on a smaller scale, but no less important."

Wall Street helped the Allies finance their World War ll triumph.  But as usual, they hedged their bets.

J.P. Morgan assisted Germany’s rebuilding after World War I. J.P. Morgan, under the instruction of the Governor of the Bank of England, spearheaded the renegotiation of reparation payments and organised other Wall Street banks to bail Germany out with loans. It didn’t stop there.