German Bundeswehr army soldiers demonstrate their skills at Kaserne Hochstaufen (mountain infantry military barracks) in Bad Reichenhall, southern Germany, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
CAIRO - 12 November 2018: German authorities foiled an assassination plot they uncovered while interrogating last year a former Air Force major named Franco A. who falsely registered himself as a Syrian refugee and was planning to carry out terror attacks in his own country.
Focus, a German magazine, broke the story that was translated and circulated in foreign publications. Plotters consisted of members in the Bundeswehr (the German armed forces), special forces command (KSK) and an association for the welfare of special forces soldiers called Uniter eV.
Those believed it was “imminent” that law and order would collapse labeling that time “Day X” when they would persuade “unwanted politicians” to head to certain remote areas and assassinate them.
According to Sputnik, leftist leader and Bundestag member Dietmar Bartsch was on top of the assassination list that has not been unveiled yet. The subsequent plans of the squad, comprising 200 servicing and former military personnel, have not been identified.
The German authorities were searching for stocked weapons, ammunition, and fuel “hidden at training camps on the borders with Austria and Switzerland,” according to the Sun.
As Sputnik reported, investigations have been crippled because of a defendant, who is a lieutenant colonel with the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD). He warned his partners within the KSK about “upcoming searches and the overall progress of the investigation.”