Germany: 2 ex-soldiers charged for possible involvement in terrorism against Yemen
Two German ex-soldiers have been charged by a federal prosecutor for attempting to establish a terrorist organization to be involved in the war on Yemen after Saudis offered to pay each a monthly amount of $43.900.
Two ex-soldiers were charged on Thursday by Germany's federal prosecutor for attempting to establish a terrorist group to intervene in the war on Yemen.
In a statement, the prosecutor's office said that “the defendants are sufficiently suspected of having attempted, as ringleaders, to establish a terrorist organization.”
The suspects, Arend-Adolf G. and Achim A., both German citizens and Bundeswehr members, allegedly wanted to form their own mercenary group, in early 2021, made of 100 to 150 former soldiers or members of the police.
Motivation? Money of course, but who was going to pay?
A monthly amount of 40,000 euros ($43.900) was promised by third parties, particularly Saudi Arabia, as per the prosecutors.
Nothing new here, as the kingdom is known to be willing to do anything that benefits its aggression on Yemen.
The prosecutors added that while the suspects did not succeed in contacting the Saudi officials, they were aware that their intervention in Yemen would mean having to kill and injure people, including civilians.
The two suspects were arrested last October in southern Germany.