In Germanys most secure prison, the trial began in Stuttgart against twelve right-wing extremists who, if their acts of terrorism had succeeded, would have plunged the Federal Republic into mourning.
Gruppe S, as the terror group is popularly called, wanted to unleash nothing less than a civil war through bloody, simultaneous attacks.
Its almost impossible to imagine, but the dozen neo-Nazis male, who were sitting behind meter-hearted plexiglass on Tuesday, wanted to kill leftist politicians, killing as many Muslims as possible in ten different places at the same time by morning prayer. The prosecution claims that Gruppe S. was kneaded into a “killing machine.” According to the defense, however, it was about macho behavior and “pub talk.”
Justice thinks very differently about that. Gruppe S. fell through the basket when a supporter went to the police and gave the opportunity to eavesdrop the gang.
Leader Walter S. (54) held target practice in the forest with sympathizers whom he had recruited via Telegram. Through motor clubs such as Wodans Erben and Germanies, the neo-Nazis ordered kalashnikovs, uzis and ammunition. Czech arms dealers were also knocked on the door. When the police rolled up Gruppe S., there had been no assassination.
The second of Werner S., like some others, was willing to commit a suicide bombing. Tony E. invited a dozen comrades to Minden, West Germany. There, the nurse told me he had cancer and was willing to sacrifice his life.
Among his racist network, according to justice, were an agent, an entrepreneur and the unemployed. And key witness Paul E., who informed the police.
,, Many of the suspects are Rijksburgers”, says lawyer Werner Siebers. This is a group of over twenty thousand, often heavily armed Germans who are longing back for Hitlers Third Reich, do not accept the current government and do not want to pay taxes. Among the gang members also preppers, people who prepare themselves for the end of time with weapons and food.
Gruppe S. only existed for two years. Most supporters were formerly active in civilian militant militias, which shot like mushrooms after the 2015 refugee crisis. Since then, terror groups such as Revolution Chemnitz and the Freital Group have been rolled up, which have committed attacks on asylum seekers.
An example for them was also the Nordkreuz group, which consisted of agents and soldiers. They stole 10,000 pieces of ammunition and secretly practiced at shooting ranges. Nordkreuz had already ordered body bags for leftist politicians and journalists.
The case against the supporters of Gruppe S. continues until at least October.