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US to Re-deploy 11,900 troops out of Germany and into Italy, Belgium and CONUS

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The United States will slash its military presence in Germany by 11,900 troops, relocating some to Italy and Belgium in a major shift of Washington's NATO assets, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Wednesday

 

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Good, Germany has been occupied for 75 years. Even though the object of the British, Soviets, and Americans was to exterminate every German man, woman and child in the World Wars, they have survived. Now that they are doing business with the Russians, the 'Americans' are throwing a fit - and they want Germany to pay for their occupation...
 

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Germany has better things to do in this day and age than continue to play the military industrial complex game. And as Silver said Germany’s good economic relationship with Russia these days doesn’t sit well with the war mongers.
 

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it seems they're going to have to step up their own game for the next round and no one escapes men and their toys, no one
 
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they need to come back here to man the vax camps


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-rfid-chips-but-vaccines-optional/5246222002/

Fact check: Feds buy syringes that may have RFID chips, but no evidence COVID-19 vaccination required
Chelsey Cox
USA TODAY

The claim: The Defense Department ordered enough pre-filled syringes with RFID tracking devices to prepare for military-backed, forced coronavirus vaccinations

A claim stating that the U.S. government has ordered syringes with RFID tracking devices ahead of vaccinations for coronavirus has gained attention online.

Natural News, a vehicle of "activist-turned-scientist" Mike Adams, according to its website, is a main source of the claim.

Breaking Israel News referenced Natural News in its report on the topic.

"Those who think the government is planning on forcing every American to inject themselves with a coronavirus vaccine may have just received an indication confirming their fears," David Sidman of Breaking Israel News wrote in reference to a May 12 news release from the Defense Department.

The news release outlines a $138 million contract between the Department of Health and Human Services, DOD and ApiJect Systems America, a manufacturer of pre-filled syringes. The partnership will launch "Project Jumpstart" and “RAPID USA,” two efforts that will expand the production of U.S.-based injection devices, according to the DOD.

“'Jumpstart' will enable the manufacture of more than 100 million prefilled syringes for distribution across the United States by year-end 2020," Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews stated in the news release.
What is RAPID USA?

Rapid Aseptic Packaging of Injectable Drugs, or RAPID, is the name of a consortium funded by the government's partnership with ApiJect Systems.

By establishing high-speed manufacturing lines of pre-filled syringes on U.S. soil, RAPID could help strengthen the nation's response to bio-emergencies by making up to 330 million pre-filled syringes a month. Factories would otherwise be used to package medicines, according to the RAPID website.
 
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They aint building all this stuff for nothing..


https://www.apiject.com/
PANDEMIC RESPONSE
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In a national bio-emergency such as a pandemic, nations may require “surge capacity” – the ability to package hundreds of millions of doses of drugs or vaccines on short notice. This task can be extremely difficult when relying on glass vials, due to the limited capacities of “just in time” supply chains. BFS prefilled syringes are ideal for this challenge, as a single BFS manufacturing line can produce 15 million finished BFS prefilled syringes per month. That is why ApiJect has joined forces with the U.S. Government to create The RAPID Consortium, a public-private partnership that strengthens America’s surge capacity.



https://thefutureofthings.com/3221-hitachi-develops-worlds-smallest-rfid-chip/
The Japanese giant Hitachi has developed the world’s smallest and thinnest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip. Measuring only 0.15 x 0.15 millimeters in size and 7.5 micrometers thick, the wireless chip is a smaller version of the previous record holder – Hitachi’s 0.4 x 0.4 mm “Micro-Chip”. The company used semiconductor miniaturization and electron beam technology to write data on the chip substrates to achieve this decrease in size. The new chips have a wide range of potential applications from military to transportation, logistics and even consumer electronics. Hitachi’s new line of rfid chips are also built with VPN enabled technology.
 

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Exactly!

Good, Germany has been occupied for 75 years. Even though the object of the British, Soviets, and Americans was to exterminate every German man, woman and child in the World Wars, they have survived. Now that they are doing business with the Russians, the 'Americans' are throwing a fit - and they want Germany to pay for their occupation...
When I was stationed in Germany from 1985-86, the Soviet Union and comm-bloc threat was the rationale for keeping 80,000 US troops.

The wall came down, and now Russia is arguably more Christian, more conservative and even more libertarian than the US.

Add to that the FACT that Germany is buying nat-gas from Russia.

No threat exists, Germany refuses to pay for our troops, and we need more of our Patriotic boys and girls back home; 6400 of them, to be exact.

Why haven't they paid?
Because the traitorous regimes of Klintoon, Bush, and Bathhouse wanted to deplete our monetary resources as part of their agenda to destroy the US in concert with the UN and EU.

And what nation controls the EU? Germany, of course.
 
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what have we here been stating for years now?

bring our guys home and put them on our borders,

not italy, not belgium, just home

they can play war games chasing down drug dealers and illegals for sport

set up mine fields all across the southern border,

throw a few molotov's, have a blast

hey Gene..............watch this!
 

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US Troops are for defense of the US. We owe, exactly nothing to Germany at this point. If German gold is still held by the fed reserve, they're a private corporation and that IS the problem of the fed, not the US government. This will be a great lesson for ALL of Europe! Pay up or see ya! If US troops are sent to Belgium and Italy hopefully they will detain Sorass and the pope and maybe some cardinals and EU politicians just for fun and justice.
 

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bring our guys home and put them on our borders,

not italy, not belgium, just home
In terms of deployment to Italy and Belgium:

Vicenza Italy hosts the North Africa command; the same rapid reaction forces who were willing and able to assist in thwarting the Benghazi raid, but who were instructed to stand down by the traitorous Bathhouse Jarrett/HRC regime.

China has an increasing presence in Africa.

Belgium is home to the EU command, and based upon POTUS Trump's anti-EU stance, the additional troops may be required for a defensive posture.

Just conjecturing regarding Belgium...
 

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Germany has spent most of its money on social programs and little on defense because we were the deterrent. On another note, I recently read that Hungary is now producing a quite respectable Main Battle Tank.
 

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I get the italy and belgium thingies,

don't agree but I get it,

for those that don't understand why belgium, just go search it and see the results for what resides there,
 

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US military in Germany: What you need to know

A decision to move US troops out of Germany would mark a major change in the defense relationship between the two countries and reshape the basis of American military presence in Europe since World War II.




The Federal Republic of Germany has been a vital part of United States defense strategy in Europe ever since the end of World War II, when US forces were part of a 10-year Allied occupation of the country. Though troop numbers have fallen drastically since those days, the US military still maintains a major presence and over the intervening decades, US military communities have formed around a handful of German towns.

Read more: US to withdraw more troops from Germany than previously thought

Germany's strategic importance for the US is reflected by the location of US European Command (EUCOM) headquarters in the southwestern city of Stuttgart, from which it serves as the coordinating structure for all American military forces across 51 primarily European countries.

The mission of EUCOM is to protect and defend the US by deterring conflict, supporting partnerships such as NATO and countering transnational threats. At its command are the US Army Europe, the US Air Forces in Europe, and the US Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa, all of which have installations in Germany.

In fact, Germany hosts the largest portion of US troops in Europe — roughly 38,600, though the numbers vary as troops are regularly rotated to other countries. This is also more military personnel than the US keeps in any other country except Japan.

Read more: Military celebrates US-German friendship — despite Trump

However, the numbers have fallen in recent years. German government figures show that between 2006 and 2018, the number of US troops stationed in Germany more than halved, from 72,400 to 33,250, as the US military responded to a shifting and increasingly complex global security situation.

Marines, soldiers and airmen

Germany is home to five of the seven US Army garrisons in Europe (the other two are in Belgium and Italy), and the US Army Europe is headquartered at the garrison in Wiesbaden, a city close to Frankfurt in central western Germany.

Figures provided to DW by the US military show that these five garrisons, each consisting of various installations at different locations, currently comprise around 29,000 military personnel. This number includes the US Marine Corps Forces of Europe and Africa, which are headquartered in Böblingen, southwestern Germany, as part of the US Army Garrison Stuttgart.

In addition, roughly 9,600 US Air Force personnel are spread across various locations in Germany, including the two US Air Force bases of Ramstein and Spangdahlem.



US military in Germany: More than troops

Because US military installations also employ American civilians, and servicemen and women can sometimes bring their families with them overseas, sizable civilian communities can form around bases. In fact, some US bases in Germany, such as the one near Ramstein, are small towns in themselves. They include not only barracks, airfields, exercise terrain and material depots, but also their own American shopping malls, schools, postal services and police force. Sometimes the only legal tender is the US dollar.

Meanwhile, the US Army Bavaria Garrison, headquartered at Grafenwöhr, near Bavaria's border with the Czech Republic, is the largest overseas US Army base in the world, both in population and acreage, covering over 97,000 acres (390 square kilometers).

Bases also often employ significant numbers of local nationals and serve as an economic boost for the surrounding German communities, whose businesses provide goods and services. Past installation closures, such as the army garrison at Bamberg in 2014, took a toll on the local economy, and many Germans living near active US military installations have expressed opposition to potential troop reductions.


The training area at Grafenwöhr in Bavaria is one of the US Army's largest in Europe

But the extent of US military presence in Germany is not limited to personnel: The US also keeps planes at other non-US air force bases in Germany. Additionally, thanks to NATO's nuclear sharing arrangement, an estimated 20 nuclear weapons are believed to be kept at Germany's Büchel Air Base in western Germany — something which has attracted much criticism from Germans.

Another contentious arrangement is the fact that the Ramstein Air Base is used as a control center for drone strikes in Yemen and elsewhere.

Allied postwar occupation and its legacy

The US military presence in Germany is a legacy of the post-WWII Allied occupation, which lasted from 1945 to 1955. During this time, millions of US, British, French and Soviet troops were stationed in Germany.

The northeastern part of the country, which officially became East Germany in October 1949, fell under Soviet control.

In West Germany, the occupation was regulated by the Occupation Statute, signed in April 1949, when the country was founded. The statute allowed France, the UK and the US to keep occupational forces in the country and maintain complete control over West Germany's disarmament and demilitarization.

When the military occupation of West Germany officially ended, the country regained control of its own defense policy. However, the Occupation Statute was succeeded by another agreement with its NATO partners. This deal, known as the Convention on the Presence of Foreign Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany, was signed in 1954 by West Germany. It allowed eight NATO members, including the US, to have a permanent military presence in Germany. The treaty still regulates the terms and conditions of the NATO troops stationed in Germany today.

The number of US military personnel has been declining ever since the end of the Cold War in 1990, when, according to the German government, there were an estimated 400,000 foreign troops stationed on German soil. Roughly half of these were US military personnel, but they were gradually withdrawn as tensions with what was left of the Soviet Union eased, and conflicts elsewhere, such as the first Gulf War in Iraq, drew more US military away.

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https://www.dw.com/en/us-military-in-germany-what-you-need-to-know/a-49998340
 

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we are drawing down 12K and still leaving 21K behind give or take
 
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Out of curiosity, how many US troops and other military personnel are stationed outside of the CONUS?
 

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Exactly!



When I was stationed in Germany from 1985-86, the Soviet Union and comm-bloc threat was the rationale for keeping 80,000 US troops.

The wall came down, and now Russia is arguably more Christian, more conservative and even more libertarian than the US.

Add to that the FACT that Germany is buying nat-gas from Russia.

No threat exists, Germany refuses to pay for our troops, and we need more of our Patriotic boys and girls back home; 6400 of them, to be exact.



Because the traitorous regimes of Klintoon, Bush, and Bathhouse wanted to deplete our monetary resources as part of their agenda to destroy the US in concert with the UN and EU.

And what nation controls the EU? Germany, of course.
I was there at the same time. Jan 85- dec 86
 

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I was there at the same time. Jan 85- dec 86
I spent most of my time bouncing between Ramstein, from where most of our missions embarked, and Miesau Army Depot, where the 164th MP Co had HQ.

I got to see much of the country, and a lot of red rooftops, through a Chithook porthole.

I had a great time.
 

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I say good!

Germany since the reunification has been playing both sides against the middle. I even work for a German company and they are trying to move as much out of Germany as they can.

I was in Italy two years ago, families still take deep pride in volunteering to help maintain the US graves there. That should tell you something. I never knew about Rocky Roberts until I went to Rome and they had literally the equivalent of Elvis impersonators of him. A US Navy guy becomes Italy's Elvis. Go figure! That's how much they love Americans.

The way Belgium invests and buys companies in the US you might as well make them the 51st state.