The allies reacted with confusion to this contradictory behavior of the Germans and sometimes found the Bundeswehr soldiers to be cowards. "Anyone who tried to make an objective judgment knew that the German soldiers can and want to fight, but they are not allowed to," says Neitzel. The reasons, he says, stem from Germany's history: "The events of the Third Reich and the Second World War still have a massive impact on German political culture. But that is also used as an excuse." … [Read more...] about Germany’s long military mission in Afghanistan
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Corruption and self-enrichment Like the US military, early on German military forces simply appropriated many political tasks and maintained contacts with dubious provincial politicians and warlords. "The Afghans then got the impression that they were under the protection of foreigners." In Ruttig's summation, "the intervention of the West has been totally militarized" while at the same time, a political business elite was bred that was and remains "corrupt to the bone." … [Read more...] about After 9/11: Has Germany failed in Afghanistan?
Some of the protesters were seen wearing Nazi-era Stars of David on their chests that read "not vaccinated." They were drawing a parallel to Jews in Nazi Germany, casting themselves as a persecuted people living under a dictatorship that imposes "vaccination fascism." Some were seen and heard lambasting Chancellor Angela Merkel, high-profile German virologist Christian Drosten and German Health Minister Jens Spahn as "appeasement politicians." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus rallies: Germany’s growing anti-lockdown movement
Prof Whitty said that data suggested that without action Britain would be on a path 'extremely similar' to France where the numbers have continued to rise - cautioning that the situation was likely to be perilous all the way through to Spring … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson admits his new ‘Covid Marshals’ WON’T be able to arrest people or issue fines and can be volunteers – as ‘baffled’ police say they have ‘no idea’ what their role is
Prof Whitty said that data suggested that without action Britain would be on a path 'extremely similar' to France where the numbers have continued to rise - cautioning that the situation was likely to be perilous all the way through to Spring … [Read more...] about Police call Covid marshals WOMBLES as it emerges they’ll tell people which side of the pavement to walk down – but ‘in a nice way’ because they have no powers of arrest