Heavy Weapons to Ukraine: Has the Bundestag Gone Mad?
In an article dated April 30, Schiller Institute chairwoman Helga Zepp-LaRouche wrote:
“The irresponsible and highly dangerous decision of the German government and Bundestag to give in to the pressure from the U.S. government, NATO, and the warmongers in their own ranks, and agree to deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine, must immediately be reversed! It represents an acute danger for the existence of Germany, as it makes us — together with the United States, Great Britain and other NATO member states that are also providing a vast arsenal of weapons to Ukraine and training Ukrainian troops in their own countries or, according to Figaro journalist Georges Malbrunot even inside Ukraine — a party to the war. It is also a big step in a spiraling escalation toward a nuclear Third World War! Instead, Germany and France must push, with great force, for an immediate cease-fire and a diplomatic solution.”
Indeed, American constitutional law expert Bruce Fein, an associate Attorney General in the Reagan administration, maintains that the U.S. — with $47 billion in military and other aid already pledged to Ukraine — and other NATO member countries are already co-belligerents in the war. And John B. Henry, the Chairman of the Committee for the Republic, which includes well-known former American diplomats and members of government, is of the view that, under international law, this gives Vladimir Putin the right to take military action against all those countries. From Berlin, the Scientific Service of the Bundestag has concluded that Germany is on the way to becoming a war party.
As pointed out by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, although Chancellor Scholz had reiterated on April 22 that his government would deliver no heavy weapons to Ukraine, just three days later and following intense pressure (including from the Greens), Defense Minister Lambrecht announced that the anti-aircraft tank Gepard would be supplied. That was just in time for the unprecedented meeting that took place at the U.S. air base in Ramstein, Germany, on April 26, to which U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin had invited military leaders from 40 countries. More such meetings, he made known, are to be held once a month to coordinate weapons production for Ukraine in the various countries.
Until now, NATO and Western governments have ignored President Putin’s warnings for years, but Helga Zepp-LaRouche advises them to listen carefully to the remarks he made April 27 in St. Petersburg: “if anyone intends to intervene from the outside and create a strategic threat to Russia that is unacceptable to us, they should know that our retaliatory strikes will be lightning-fast”. Russia, he added, has tools that no one else has at this point, and they will be used. “All the decisions for that have been made.”
Helga Zepp-LaRouche’s article can be read in full here.