Seizure of West German embassy in Stockholm

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Seizure of West German
embassy in Stockholm
Tysklands ambassad i Stockholm
(German Embassy Stockholm), 2008
Tysklands ambassad 2008
Official name Seizure of West German
embassy in Stockholm
Year 1975
Date 04/24
Place Stockholm
Place Sweden
Place Europe
Story Perps/s Red Army Faction

This psyop is part of a series of events involving the controlled opposition outlet Red Army Faction (RAF) between the 1970 and 1998 in the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).

Official summary

The West German Embassy siege in Stockholm, Sweden, was a hostage standoff initiated by the Red Army Faction (RAF) on 24 April 1975. Collectively, the attackers referred to themselves as Kommando Holger Meins, after Holger Meins, an RAF member who had died of starvation during a (collective) hunger strike in Wittlich Prison on 9 November 1974.

The RAF group carried out the attack with the goal of forcing the release of other RAF members from prison in West Germany. During the siege they stated: "The Holger Meins Commando is holding members of the embassy staff in order to free prisoners in West Germany. If the police move in, we shall blow the building up with 15 kilos of TNT."

They entered the embassy, took thirteen embassy officials, including ambassador Dietrich Stoecher, hostage (or twelve officials, according to some sources), and then proceeded to occupy the upper floors of the building.

They warned Swedish police to back off or some hostages would be killed, but the police did not comply and one of the hostages, Andreas Baron von Mirbach, a German military attaché was marched out on to the landing and shot dead.

Swedish police prepared to storm the building, but before they had the chance to do so, the embassy was rocked by a series of violent explosions; the TNT had somehow been detonated. It turned out that one of the terrorists, Ulrich Wessel, had dropped a grenade, which killed him and detonated the TNT cache.

The explosion of the embassy was caught on tape. Swedish news reporter Bo Holmström was standing outside the embassy ready to broadcast when the explosions took place. After taking cover Holmström started yelling "Lägg ut, lägg ut!" ("Put it on, put it on!"), i.e. "Put me on the air!". Once he knew he was live he began reporting on the events.

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Mainstream links

  • BBC On This Day: 1975: Baader-Meinhof blow up embassy [1]
  • Wikipedia: Events attributed to the RAF [MSM 1]


Narrative

Territorial control narrative

Communism/Liberalism narrative

Social space control


Typology

geopolitical psyops

hostage crisis psyops

bombing psyops

communist scare psyops

controlled opposition psyops


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