Formally, a WORLD POWER, now a COWERING dog. The German shepherd comes to mind, with it’s tail tucked between his legs.
Germany is no longer a world power, they are just another state of Europe.
This is also what Obama WANTS for AMERICA.
ANTI – COLONIALISM. This is HIS philosophy. This is his drive against America. YES. THIS is his avenue, but WHAT is it that DRIVES him to this DIRECTION?
I believe that he is a MUSLIM first!
He is a COMMUNIST out of convenience. He’s a Democrat, because the Democrats have aligned themselves with the Socialists and Progressives. He’s a Muslim who is a Democrat out of convenience.
LIONS sleeping with Lambs?
ONLY if you equate the Democrats with the control of PASSIVE AGRESSIVES
November 25, 2010
Berlin put on alert to possibility of terror attack:
ermany closed down the famous glass and steel dome and rooftop terrace of the Reichstag parliament building to visitors over concerns of a possible terror attack
The Pittsburgh Tribune Review
BERLIN, Germany — Germany closed down the famous glass and steel dome and rooftop terrace of the Reichstag parliament building to visitors yesterday over concerns of a possible terror attack.
The building, which attracts thousands of tourists daily for its stunning panoramic views of the city, will be shut until further notice, parliamentary spokeswoman Birgit Landskron said.
One of Germany’s most popular tourist attractions, the 19th-century Reichstag is visited by about 3 million people each year. Only small groups with advance bookings were allowed past police barricades as thousands of others were turned away.
“It’s unfortunate, but I’m sure police have their reasons,” said Peter Kalle, 50, a Bavarian tourist, as he and his family were denied entrance on a rainy day. “It’s sad, but dealing with the terrorist threat is more important than sightseeing.”
A spokesman for the Reichstag offered no explanation but said the closure would last “until further notice.” About 60 armed police were stationed around the building.
Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday that a jihadist living abroad had informed authorities of a plan for armed militants to enter the Reichstag and open fire. Police played down the report, saying there were no concrete details.
The scare nevertheless prompted officials to announce last week they were raising the national security alert, Der Spiegel said. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Thursday authorities were on guard against threats of an armed attack of the kind that killed 166 in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008.
Heavily armed police in bulletproof vests have since been a fixture at rail stations and airports across Germany. Local media coverage of the security threat has become intense.
“We want to live freely and without fear in Germany,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said over the weekend. “No terror threat is going to stop us from that.”
The Reichstag was damaged by an arson attack in 1933 that was used by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler as a pretext for assuming dictatorial powers. It was badly damaged in World War II.
Kalle and other tourists standing outside the Reichstag security fence agreed that worries about terrorism had grown in Germany. De Maiziere had long played down the threat of attacks, but this month has issued repeated warnings.
“It’s annoying as I was looking forward to going inside but it’s better to close it than have something happen,” said Paul Huxen, 25, a London graphic designer. “They’re not overreacting. In England if there were a threat, we’d close it down as well.”
Tatiana Montelonch, 22, from Spain, added: “I feel quite safe in Berlin, safer than in Spain. The possibility of a terror attack here doesn’t want to enter my mind.”
The leaders of the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001 were students based in Hamburg. In 2002, 14 Germans were among 20 killed in a suicide attack on a synagogue in Tunisia.
Earlier this year, three Islamist militants behind a foiled 2007 plan to attack U.S. targets in Germany with car bombs were jailed for plotting what the judge called a “monstrous bloodbath.”
The city of Berlin’s top security official Ehrhart Koerting told a parliamentary security subcommittee that in light of the terrorist warnings he had decided to strengthen security at the Reichstag building.
In addition to shutting down the cupola, the entire area around the building was fenced off, with a heavy presence of Berlin and federal police standing guard.
Koerting told lawmakers there were “many uncertainties” at the moment.
Koerting was quoted by the news agency DAPD as saying the current situation “gives us cause for concern, but no cause for hysteria.”