On April 6, raids on fascists took place throughout Germany. These are directed against the supporters and members of a branched fascist network consisting of various groups, which overlap with each other. A total of 61 objects were searched. The basis for the searches were five different criminal cases. Among the accused is an active Bundeswehr soldier with the rank of sergeant.

The raids were directed on the one hand against 14 suspects of the right-wing Eisenach martial arts group „Knockout 51", against 10 members of the "Atomwaffendivision Deutschland", whose members have already murdered various people abroad, and against 21 fascists who are alleged to have continued the banned right-wing terrorist group "Combat 18" despite the ban in Germany. Combat 18 is accused of various fascist attacks abroad, but also in the FRG. Four people were arrested.

Despite their clear appearance as fascists and an open commitment to fascist terror, Combat 18 was not banned until January 2020. The ban is abundantly late, because Combat 18 has existed in Germany since the nineties and has been responsible for various attacks against trade unionists and migrants, among others, during this time.

What is striking is that the ban came at a time when various armed fascist networks with links to the police and military had previously been busted.

Finally, the raids were also directed against a self-proclaimed "Sonderkommando 1418." A fascist online chat group, which planned to put its disusting ideas into practice. In chats, the group is said to have called for attacks to spark a "race war". Five people are accused of having founded a "terrorist organization". Two of these defendants come from Baden. One lives in Freiburg, the other also south of Offenburg. Otherwise, the operation took place in Eisenach, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Castrop-Rauxel, Berlin and Erfurt.

As usual in such operations, the local police were not informed in advance.Thus, the newspaper "Südkurier" writes in an article dated 06.04.22 :

"An official familiar with the investigation told the SÜDKURIER that the raids took place in the city of Freiburg and in the Offenburg area. A spokeswoman for the Freiburg police headquarters did not know anything about the large-scale raid in her area of responsibility when asked and was not allowed to comment after an inquiry."

The reason for such an approach is obvious. If the local cops know beforehand, the risk is high that one of the officers will warn their friends. This shows quite clearly that the police are firmly connected to the Nazi scene in Germany and that the state itself understands this.

Sure, sometimes they take action against the fascists. Then raids are carried out, weapons caches are dug up and now and then individual Nazis are put in jail for a few years. But there is no real, consistent interest in smashing the fascist structures. Thus, when right-wing terrorist networks are exposed, the perpetrators are often not even imprisoned, as we have often seen in recent years when fascist structures in the police and military became public.

The state is taking sporadic action against the fascists because they have no interest in them killing people en masse at the present moment. But the more the contradictions between the working class and the bourgeoisie in this country intensify, the more terror the state will use against the people. Accordingly, the rulers also want to keep open the option of fascist death squads against their political opponents.

Therefore, fascists in the police and military are also tolerated, even if in some places these people are prevented from going over the top.

Instead of going against fascists, the state much prefers to go against their opponents.

A currently popular example of this is the repression against Lina and her people. Lina, a student from Leipzig, has been in jail for over a year. She is accused of being the leader of a group that has consistently taken up the cause of fighting fascist structures. She is accused of having organized and carried out various attacks and militant actions against leading persons from the fascist movement.

But let's take a closer look at the persons and places which were supposedly attacked by them.

One of the persons is Leon Ringl, a leader of the fascist movement in Eisenach. Both he and his pub "Bulls Eye", which functions as a right-wing meeting place, are said to have been attacked by the group around Lina. Although he gave contradictory statements, he is considered the most important witness and his statements were used by the prosecution against Lina.

And this is interesting, because Leon Ringl seems to be the leader of the fascist network against which the police is now taking action.

Other people who are part of the network were also allegedly attacked by Lina. For example, the fascist Maximilian Andreas.

So the cops put antifascists in jail for years and try to present them as "terrorists" although they themselves know that the people who were allegedly attacked by them are in the process of forming fascist terror cells.

This does not look like consistent anifascism on the part of the state!

And even now Lina is in jail. And from the 50 suspected fascists only four are in jail. And with very high probability they will be free soon.

In the fight against the fascists, as elsewhere, we can build only on our own forces.