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RT and Sputnik Feature Transcript of German Officers’ ‘Direct Involvement’ Conference Call

March 1, 2024 (EIRNS)—Margarita Simonyan, Editor-in-Chief of RT and of Rossiya Segodnya (parent group of Sputnik and RIA Novosti), on March 1 published what RT called the “purported transcript” of a 38-minute discussion Feb. 19 among German Bundeswehr officers whose surnames are Brig. Gen. Frank Grafe, Inspector of the Luftwaffe Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, and two employees of the air operations center of the Bundeswehr Space Command, Fenske and Frohstedte. This bombshell discussion of Taurus missile deployment shows Germany on the edge of, and trying to avoid, direct participation of its military personnel in war on Russia from Ukrainian territory, and records them clearly implying that U.S., U.K., and French personnel have already crossed that “red line.”

The transcript, if genuine, establishes NATO active warfighting against Russia, in the way that the famous “Fuck the EU” recording of Victoria Nuland and Geoffrey Pyatt in 2014 established the U.S. control of the Maidan coup in Ukraine.

RT and Sputnik headline the officers’ included discussion of the potential of destroying the Kerch Bridge that connects Crimea to the Russian mainland, with a barrage of 10 or more German missiles. But Sputnik follows the featured transcript with an [additional article],(—1117078308.html) “German Bundeswehr Chatter: NATO Teetering on Edge of Direct Conflict with Russia.”

Exemplary is this comment by Gerhartz, on the question of whether “Ukraine” can be ready to use the Taurus missiles within 12 weeks of a German decision, and without German personnel going to Ukraine by car from Poland to try to avoid detection, or trying to use the Taurus’ manufacturer as a cover for military personnel, procedures and data. Says Gerhartz, according to the transcript: “Do you think we can hope that Ukraine will be able to do everything on its own? After all, it’s known that there are numerous people there in civilian attire who speak with an American accent. So it’s quite possible that soon they’ll be able to use everything themselves, right? After all, they have all the satellite images.”

The German officers make similar comments about British and French personnel.

When British war-hawk MP Tobias Ellwood attacked German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Feb. 29, for revealing classified information which would encourage “Putin propaganda” about NATO forces fighting Russia directly, Ellwood may perhaps have been aware that the sluices of this dam were going to open wider.