A Special Warning: Germany’s Long History of Deadly Deceit
Sometimes evil is so profound that it is hard to fathom. In this case it even goes beyond the mind of man. I hope you will think deeply about this subject. It ought to shake the British and American people to their bones!
Germany was left totally beaten after World War i. They caused the death of 10 million people. The Allies talked as if they would control and suppress Germany’s military so they could never start another war. But a short 21 years later, Germany started another world war which caused the death of 50 million people! Surely we can see how deadly serious this warning is.
How did it happen? You desperately need to know. Here is why. Winston Churchill, in his first volume of The Second World War, referred back to World War i (emphasis mine throughout): “The victorious Allies had at Mr. Lloyd George’s suggestion limited the German Army to a hundred thousand men, and conscription was forbidden. This force therefore became the nucleus and the crucible out of which an army of millions of men was if possible to be re-formed. The hundred thousand men were a hundred thousand leaders” (p. 39).
Germany started World War i and was finally conquered. The Allies knew that they had to control Germany’s war spirit.
But immediately after their defeat, Germany began to prepare for World War ii! They were supposed to have only 4,000 officers, or leaders, in that army. Instead, Germany created an army of 100,000 officers to lead the whole nation into war again!
They created an army of 100,000 generals and no soldiers! It was a brilliant stroke of the blackest kind of evil.
“The creator of the nucleus and structure of the future German Army was General von Seeckt. As early as 1921 Seeckt was busy planning, in secret and on paper, a full-size German Army, and arguing deferentially about his various activities with the Inter-Allied Military Commission of Control. His biographer, General von Rabenau, wrote in the triumphant days of 1940: ‘It would have been difficult to do the work of 1935-39 if from 1920-34 the center of leadership had corresponded to the needs of the small army’” (ibid., p. 40).
Less than two years after World War i, General von Seeckt was building the foundation for what would, in two decades, become the greatest military in the world!
And that after a devastating defeat!
Then the Germans began boasting about General von Seeckt’s success when they were winning at the start of World War ii.
This is history written by the Germans about themselves.
But have we learned anything from that history?
Mr. Churchill continued: “Rabenau makes an illuminating comment: ‘Without Seeckt there would today [in 1940] be no General Staff in the German sense, for which generations are required and which cannot be achieved in a day, however gifted or industrious officers may be. Continuity of conception is imperative to safeguard leadership in the nervous trials of reality….
“‘To this end large-scale practical exercises or war games were introduced…not so much to train the General Staff, but rather to create a class of higher commanders.’ These would be capable of thinking in full-scale military terms.
“Seeckt insisted that false doctrines, springing from personal experiences of the Great War, should be avoided. All the lessons of that war were thoroughly and systematically studied. New principles of training and instructional courses of all kinds were introduced. All the existing manuals were rewritten, not for the hundred-thousand army, but for the armed might of the German Reich” (ibid., p. 41).
This army of generals was preparing to lead the Third Reich! But not with the same weapons and strategies of World War i. They were creating the greatest army on this planet at that time, and with the best technology.
Their military leaders had “continuity of conception.” Their leadership training continued as before. The strategy was so subtle that the foolish Allies, and even the German politicians, didn’t know what was happening.
The German people have collective guilt, but they are also victims of this black and sinister system. We need to keep that in mind.
“The main principle inculcated was the need for the closest cooperation of all vital arms. Not only were the main services—infantry, motorized cavalry, and artillery—to be tactically interwoven, but machine-gun, trench mortar and tommy-gun units, anti-tank weapons, army air squadrons and much else were all to be blended. It is to this theme that the German war leaders attributed their tactical successes in the campaigns of 1939 and 1940….
“In the summer of 1926, Seeckt conducted his largest military exercises for commanders with staffs and signals. He had no troops, but practically all of the generals, commanding officers and General Staff officers of the army were introduced to the art of war and its innumerable technical problems on the scale of a German Army which, when the time came, could raise the German nation to its former rank” (ibid., p. 42).
There was a unified military. All the departments submitted to one ruler. They had one master plan to “raise the German nation to its former rank.”
That means they were ready for another try at conquering the world!
Winston Churchill said shortly after World War ii that the German people have “an ingrained love of massive and majestic authority.” That can be very good or extremely bad for the whole world, depending on the character of the government—including the military leaders.
Mr. Churchill wrote, “In the naval sphere similar evasions were practiced. By the Versailles Treaty, Germany was allowed only to retain a small naval force with a maximum strength of 15,000 men. Subterfuges were used to increase this total. Naval organizations were covertly incorporated into civil ministries. The coastal defenses in Heligoland [a German island in the North Sea], although destroyed in accordance with the treaty, were soon reconstructed….
“Nevertheless the struggle to preserve weapons from destruction was waged persistently by the German staffs throughout the years of control. Every form of deception and every obstacle baffled the Allied Commission. The work of evasion became thoroughly organized” (ibid., pp. 44-45).
Now we begin to see why their military was so technologically advanced. Every form of deception was used. It was thoroughly organized. How subtle. How diabolical!
And America and Britain sponsored this massive German plan! “A general scheme had thus been put into action by which all the new factories, and many of the old, founded with American and British loans for reconstruction, were
designed from the outset for speedy conversion to war, and volumes could be written on the thoroughness and detail with which this was planned” (ibid., p. 45).
Hitler came on the scene with an army that frightened and almost conquered the world.
America and Britain created a Frankenstein monster.
The same deceit continues today, except it is far more shocking. Notice what happened after World War ii.
Mind-Staggering U.S. Intelligence Document
The following information ought to have received screaming headlines in the world’s press. The truth is, it hardly made a ripple. That is because this world is in a very deep stupor. Again, this is history written by the Germans themselves. Reuters released this report by Arthur Spiegelman on May 10, 1996 (emphasis mine): “Realizing they were losing the war in 1944, Nazi leaders met top German industrialists to plan a secret post-war international network to restore them to power, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence document. [They immediately began to prepare for another world war, just as they did after World War i.]
“The document, which appears to confirm a meeting historians have long argued about, says an SS general and a representative of the German armaments ministry told such companies as Krupp and Roehling that they must be prepared to finance the Nazi Party after the war when it went underground. [Seven major companies were represented, including Messerschmidt and Volkswagenwerk. There were also officials from the ministries of armaments and the Navy.]
“They were also told ‘existing financial reserves in foreign countries must be placed at the disposal of the [Nazi] Party so that a strong German empire can be created after the defeat.’
“The document, detailing an August 1944 meeting, was obtained on Friday from the World Jewish Congress, which has been working with the Senate Banking Committee and the Holocaust Museum to determine what happened to looted Jewish money and property in the Second World War.
“A U.S. Treasury Department analysis in 1946 reported that the Germans had transferred $500 million out of the country before the war’s end to countries such as Spain, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Argentina and Turkey where it was used to buy hundreds of companies. [The German people had little to do with this duplicity.]
“‘Now that the Nazi secret plan has been confirmed, the central question is whether it has been carried out,’ said Elan Steinberg, executive director of the World Jewish Congress.”
Many people scoffed at Herbert W. Armstrong’s warning message in 1945 proclaiming exactly what this U.S. intelligence document stated. Now the treacherous plot of our own government to conceal this document has been exposed!
Why did the American and British press print so little about this intelligence document when it was discovered? Because they and their readers are asleep. They are almost totally unaware of the magnitude of this crime.
Have we now created—with American and British money—a second Frankenstein monster that will turn on us?
Have the Nazi plans been carried out? You can prove that they have by reading our literature.
The U.S. intelligence agencies made a deadly mistake that you can make only once in this nuclear age!
Notice what Herbert W. Armstrong said in a report from the United Nations, May 9, 1945, over 50 years ago, document-ed in his Autobiography, volume two (these same words were published in the Plain Truth magazine): “The war is over, in Europe—or is it?We need to wake up and realize that right now is the most dangerous moment in United States national history, instead of assuming we now have peace!”
That is 1000 times more true today!
“Men plan, here, to preserve the peace of the world. What most do not know is that the Germans have their plans for winning the battle of the peace. Yes, I said battle of the peace. That’s a kind of battle we Americans don’t know. We know only one kind of war. We have never lost a war—that is, a military war; but we have never won a conference, where leaders of other nations outfox us in the battle for the peace.
“We don’t understand German thoroughness. From the very start of World War ii, they have considered the possibility of losing this second round, as they did the first—and they have carefully, methodically planned, in such eventuality, the third round—World War iii! Hitler has lost. This round of war, in Europe, is over. And the Nazis have now gone underground. In France and Norway they learned how effectively an organized underground can hamper occupation and control of a country. Paris was liberated by the French underground—and Allied armies. Now a Nazi underground is methodically planned. They plan to come back and to win on the third try.
“The Bible foretells that third round—and it spells doom for us, as God’s punishment, because we, as a nation, have forsaken Him and His ways! The third round is termed, in prophecy, an invasion by ‘babylon’—a resurrected Roman Empire—a European Union. I have been proclaiming that since 1927….
“Even at this conference, classes and races are demanding their ‘rights.’ This conference, and the United Nations organization it is forming, must solve three problems to succeed. First, Big Three unity; second, the serious problem of what to do with Germany to prevent World War iii; and third, solve the world’s injustices against smaller nations, and the growth and tactics of communism toward world domination. Can it succeed?”
Only God’s messengercould write such a prophetic message over 50 years ago! Think about what he said.
One of the three major problems the United Nations had to face was “the serious problem of what to do with Germany to prevent World War iii”!
Have we forgotten our own words—our own history? Yes, we forgot almost immediately after World War ii!
Notice what Brian Connell wrote shortly after World War ii: “The vexing problem of denazification, which had been handled up to that time [the spring of 1947!] by the Allied authorities, was handed over to the Germans” (A Watcher On the Rhine, p. 41).
Here is an example of just one state in Germany. Mr. Connell reported that “denazification in Bavaria was a farce. The Bavarian administration is largely in the hands of those who controlled it under Hitler…. Almost all of the 1000 teachers who were removed for political reasons have been reappointed, representing roughly 60 percent of the teaching staff employed by the Ministry of Education. Sixty percent of the 15,000 employees in the Finance Ministry are former Nazis, and 81 percent of the 924 judges, magistrates and prosecutors in the Ministry of Justice.”
Do we now see why there is a dangerously accelerating Nazi problem in Germany today?
There was also an attempt made to liberalize a narrow method of teaching in education. Mr. Connell stated, “New teachers were appointed, and a degree of independence assured to individual instructions, which should have made education for democracy a feasible proposition. But many of the former Nazi teachers have found their way back.”
Later, Mr. Connell stated, “In western Germany, the newly prosperous Ruhr industrialists, the still impenitent core of former Nazis and the incompletely absorbed millions of refugees from the east all represent a challenge to the democratic order.”
Nazism is far from being dead in Germany! The same military spirit prevails today that we saw and experienced in World Wars i and ii! Beware of the future.
What Herbert W. Armstrong prophesied has come to pass in frightening detail!
He preached that warning for over 50 years. And now the Philadelphia Church of God continues proclaiming the same message.
The Final Deception
Your main enemy is deceit. The whole world is deceived (Rev. 12:9). As Mr. Churchill said, “All will seek the illusion of rest and peace.” How we love our deceptions!
In June 1936, Hitler said that if war came, “I should fall upon my enemy suddenly, like lightning striking out of the night” (Martin Gilbert, Winston S. Churchill, p. 749).
These words had a great impact on Churchill’s mind. He also remembered Germany’s history in warfare: “Churchill…was convinced about the possibilities of surprise in the German organizational framework. Commenting on the 1200 machines and 1114 pilots for whom the Air Staff had located no specific squadron and only non-first-line duties, he wrote, ‘This would be amply sufficient to
duplicate every one of the 88 squadrons now believed to have been identified. When we remember the fondness evinced by Germany in history for this particular form of surprise, and note the large number of machines and pilots which seem to have vanished into thin air and the hundred-odd aerodromes which have been constructed, this possibility cannot be excluded’” (ibid., p. 754).
He understood Germany’s history of surprise attacks! The Air Staff fully agreed with him. Germany had been fond of such attacks. The most heinous kind of deceit. And this is the method of warfare they followed throughout World War ii! This happened repeatedly to Hitler’s enemy nations and even those who thought they were his friends!
Germany shares a large military base with the U.S. in Alamogordo, New Mexico. They also have several other military facilities in America.
We have an open-skies treaty with Germany. They are free to fly all over America. The U.S. trusts Germany—our lovers, as Ezekiel calls them (Ezek. 23:5, 9)—more than we trust God!
That could be the worst foreign-policy mistake we have ever made—or ever will make.
War starts suddenly! One day there is peace and the next day, massive horror—especially in a nuclear war.
On August 6, the Sunday Telegraph printed this piece by Tony Paterson about Germany’s far right: “Neo-Nazis, blamed for bombing immigrants last month, have turned from attacking only foreigners to make targets of German academics and politicians.” This is a radical and dangerous change in their growing power.
It continued, “The names and addresses of justice officials, government ministers and even well-known actors deemed to be anti-Nazi have been discovered on ‘hit lists’ drawn up by a plethora of neo-Nazi groups, some of which have links to Swedish, Dutch and British organizations such as Combat 18….
“The German journalist Bernd Wagner, who specializes in writing about the far right, says that neo-Nazi violence has continued almost unchecked since the early 1990s when skinheads burned a block of flats inhabited by Vietnamese immigrants in Rostock. ‘It has become so commonplace that attacks on foreigners are worth only a paragraph in local newspapers,’ he said.
“The Düsseldorf train station bombing that injured nine Russian immigrants, including six Jews, ten days ago is one of the reasons that the government announced a clampdown. On Wednesday, the German foreign minister, Joschka Fischer, unveiled plans for ‘zero tolerance’ on neo-Nazi violence, while other politicians have demanded a formal ban on the extreme-right National Democratic Party (npd).”
German politicians are being pressured to take radical measures. Many of the German people can see the horrendous changes and yet seem powerless to stop them.
Intelligence reports continually relate how the rise of neo-Nazis is much worse than the German politicians and press say it is. The deceit continues.
That means the problem is far more dangerous than what the world thinks.
Everybody knows that Germany is the economic powerhouse in Europe. That power can quickly be changed into military power. In fact, Germany is already building a strong military. So watch Germany.
You need to understand where this is leading. We can know the outcome. (Write for our free booklet on The History and Prophecy of Germany.)
History keeps repeating itself because we refuse to learn from it.