Forget The Ploughshares

We’re going to turn our old Cold War military bases into wildlife preserves.

Peace

The German government has announced plans to convert 62 disused military bases just west of the Iron Curtain into nature reserves for eagles, woodpeckers, bats, and beetles (personally, I wouldn’t trust a woodpecker as far as I could throw one).

Jeepers. It’s not like Germany has a need for a military presence anymore or anything.

We are fortunate that we can now give these places back to nature,” says German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks. Whatever that is. Nature, I mean.

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3 responses

  1. That’s because there may be lots of unexploded munitions (duds?) laying around.
    Ploughing would explode them endangering the farmers. Better make them “wildlife reserves” and forbid pedestrian access. Think “Senne firing ranges” when the Brits leave. YMMV.

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