Afghanistan is still become an election issue. The death of about 100 Afghans has caused this. The exact number of casualties and the exact proportion of the gunmen, who perished in the bombing of a requested Colonel Klein American F-15 Jagdbomers victim will probably not be currently out. For the fronts are completely process not only in Afghanistan but also in the home.
The German Basic Law and international human rights law prohibit aggressive war, and the armed forces must be expressly used only for defensive purposes. Thus, Article 26 GG says:
Actions that are appropriate to and undertaken with intent to disturb the peaceful relations between nations, especially to prepare for aggressive war, are unconstitutional. They are to be punishable.
Immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 2001 have been called Laden as the mastermind of the heinous attacks out of Afghanistan a certain Osama Bin acting, though he himself, are just as his 19 accomplices in their (majority), Saudi nationals.
The 2001 attacks were certainly likely to disturb the peaceful relations between nations, but Osama bin Laden was a state? Had his evil deeds international law relevance? This question was answered by America and NATO clearly "yes". The question can only be answered with good reason as "No", because in this way could in the future everyone fanatics, regardless of whatever stripe, the country in which he allegedly staying straight, can become a war aim. Is that what the Allies ahead do all the Americans and British, but also more and more Germans in Afghanistan is likely to disrupt the peaceful coexistence of nations involved?
Serious questions and serious consequences if this question can be answered with "Yes".
Since October 2001 (Operation Enduring Freedom) German soldiers in Afghanistan since November 2001 as part of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) in the OEF. The German contingent was increased again and currently includes 4,000 soldiers.
The Afghan company is of the army described as a kind of double aid mission were: When aid mission for the Americans and contributing to an initiated this war on terror, the one to face, no questions asked or seen any test results, connected, and as a helper application for the Afghan president: The Germans want to help the Afghan government to ensure security and stability in and around Kabul around for Afghanistan again become a sovereign and economically prosperous country. The Recce Tornados have delivered you to help to get a complete overview of the ISAF operations.
Something usually called "aerial reconnaissance"; falls below the target delivery of data for subsequent bombings. A recce tornado, a car number plate still photograph from 5 km away, it said in the press. "Recce", which is simply the abbreviation for Reconnaissance = Enlightenment.
The German leaders hold a series of nouns ready for what happens in Afghanistan. The word war is not there. There is talk of "mission", "commitment", "measure", "post", "security operation" last of a "robust stabilization". The range of designs is subject to strong fluctuations: Stand at the very beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom during the hunt for Bin Laden himself in the foreground, then joined the hunt to all terrorists, Taliban, warlords, rebels and insurgents soon added to by reasons such as the termination of drug cultivation and the liberation of women and girls from the rule of the Islamists to be supplemented by quasi help develop generic designs.
Still on 23.8.2009 denied Defense Minister Jung at Anne Will ("Adventure Afghanistan - Germany in the war?") round out that it sat around a war handele.Im studio next to the ministers including Michael Wolff's son, a professor at the Federal Armed Forces University Munich, and the knowledgeable Peter Scholl-Latour.
The show was enlightening, especially young one could do almost sorry in his verbal contortions. However, the background is not only the constant rejection (70%) of the Germans against the "use" of it must be verbally justice, but rather the thin ice on which Jung moves view of international law, after Germany headless in the case of alliance has had to thrust:
Germany had been shown in the statement of the case of alliance by the NATO Council in October 2001, less than a sovereign state, but more as a hostage of the Council. It would have been in that situation without further reflection to the results of an international commission of inquiry into the attacks of 11 Can beg of September. However, the great allies should not be offended, unquestioning loyalty was hard evidence from the rank.
In the public debate, in every talk-round, is scrupulously avoided to discuss the questionable basis of the Afghanistan war. As a result, all have "roundtables" inevitably something ghostly in itself, the expertise of the expert moves so repeatedly on the perceived level of twelve year olds when it comes to the actual rear grounds. Scholl-Latour alone succeeded in the mission mentioned the difficulty setting in the thick ball, the attackers have been his but nearly all Saudis.
The Afghanistan debate must therefore, if not from the outset phantomatös and therefore should be irrelevant, take the results of 9/11-Wahrheitsbewegung to knowledge. Not the Afganistandiskussion must clarify who were ultimately responsible for the attacks. That is not required. You need only the base of the Afghanistan "commitment" question and quite simply on the basis of facts that were brought gradually to light since 2001. Is it too much to ask if political leaders take note of what is promoted as a result of the Italian MEP Giulietto Chiesa to days and in the film , (who was recently seen in the ORF), together with the Italian writer Dario Fo (including ) logged?
If we look at the video of Anne-will mission falls on something, which no one, neither in the show later in the media comments offensive or somehow was criticized: A Statement of Professor Michael Wolff's son:
Anne Will, "Though the German soldiers better protected there, if you would define the whole application as a war and would equip the soldiers accordingly also in the sense of what I have just construed as you said, there must a more intensive use give? "
M. Wolff Son: "Well, words do not change the reality Whether you call it war, and it is a war, and the public can only slowly prepared.. You can not switch from zero to full throttle, and as such must be the public, that is the task of political control, are gradually used to it. Fact that the army is not optimally equipped, also related that Mr. Young, I'm not Although mice with budget deliberations, but certainly not as much as he gets needed, which in turn is related to the unwillingness not only politics but also the society together, hineinzustecken more money in the defense budget. "
Wolffsohnstraße thus contradicts Minister Jung, which had been dug deeper without. His statement is simple: Yes, it's war, and yes, we need to spend more money for war. The most interesting, however, is his way of dealing with the truth in public! He says in plain text is not more than that we need to be lied to with politics!
Now Mr. Wolff son is not a blank slate more. Born in Tel-Aviv (1947) German-Israeli and winner of the Druid Order (1998) has been teaching since 1981 at the Federal Armed Forces University Munich aspiring officers in modern history. Wolff's son is a German citizen and therefore subject to the jurisdiction of the Basic Law and the German civil service law. "! So, torture is legitimate even against terrorists in any case" doubts about his loyalty to the constitution in 2004 came up when he front of the camera to Sandra Maischberger (NTV, 5.5.2004) to the question said:
"I would say: Yes, it is legitimate, because basically the terror with the normative foundations, so the valuation basis of our civilized order has nothing more to do. And if we are there with gentlemanly methods try to counter terrorism, we will fail. "
What's son testified that Wolff was that he considers torture to be legal and that one can make in the fight against terror quietly outside the civilized order, since "terrorists" our civilized standards are not to be created.
With this assessment, Wolff son had made it clear outside of the Constitution and also showed that he has learned as a historian nothing from history, because torture is intended nothing, they can find no truth except that torture must also be classified as a terrorist.
After sending a storm of indignation broke out, and many a politician called Wolff son to resign, in all seriousness! Its distance to the civil service would have been much more effective than waiting for his "resignation". Since this bellizist has blessed us with more on-rather than resignations in the media, proving that it is not just for one linguistic gaffes, but systematic actions.
In woodcut-style comments and calling at his home page he tries tirelessly to give Germany the spores inside and upgrade externally to lower the moral standards and not take from the bitter experiences of his story out a special aversion to war, but these now on board to and finally throw carefree on the side of his allies, especially the U.S. and Israel to take the field and to fall on the new field of honor also. Wolffsohnstraße this is even a new Iron Cross right.
Not everywhere Wolff son has certainly wrong, and in many areas, covers his assessment, for example, the situation in Afghanistan, with the other observers. However, it is dangerous there, where Wolfensohn, the primacy of military logic and momentum of political talks the word, and he constantly makes schnodderiger in the usual way.
So in the WORLD (v. 21.8.2009):
Example Afghanistan. Ex-Defence Minister Peter Struck (SPD) announced in December 2002 that the Hindu Kush would defend Germany's security. A few days ago he has repeated this assertion. In Afghanistan, the security situation has become even more uncertain than ever, and the army especially busy to defend himself. For the first time since the beginning of the deployment there are guys in Franz Josef Director tentative signs a transition from the defensive to the offensive, and thus also to the politically active control of the operation. If our soldiers shoot in the Hindu Kush, they risk getting the public prosecutor investigation Potsdam. Recently the Bundeswehr takes over this at least the cost of legal protection. Sure there are forms for now.
Struck under line our soldiers were primarily busy digging wells or dig themselves. Or, as in the flood, the army operated as the best disaster that has ever been in or out of Germany.
Sent and used polemically Wolff son tries to present the German troops as wimps and sissies, as a kind of "civilization" and development helper army with soldiers who are too cowardly times correctly durchzuladen the rifle and commends the Secretary of Defense for signs of a military offensive. We need such men as instructors actually German future officers of Armed Forces at high school?
And further quite right:
Despite their intended and practiced civility was always the army for the Taliban military occupiers and enemies. Now they are so strong that they attack the army. The longstanding presence of the armed forces has improved neither the safety nor the political environment or the fight against opium cultivation in Afghanistan.
Wolff Son consequence: More War in Afghanistan! His superficial analysis displace completely factors point to the Afghanistan expert as Scholl-Latour: The Afghans will never tolerate Muslims as infidels on their territory, no matter how the uniforms look like and how well the intention of may be. And after eight years of war in Afghanistan, always with poor results for the security of the country, it is also a question of intelligence, the whole company from the ground to stand on the question. But not for Wolfensohn.
Of course, for Wolffsohnstraße the long time current German model of "citizen in uniform" who wanted to see the soldiers over active, the constitution defending citizens and not first as compliant command receiver (like in the past!), Also already become a discontinued model that is scrapped. Away with this "pseudo-psychological" Quark!
Among the many inconsistencies I want a pick. The "citizen in uniform". What should it be? Is not every police officer, every publican, every pilot is not a citizen in uniform? Under the heading of internal leadership, the soldiers should get less defend their own country rather than democracy. That this pseudo-psychological considerations are not suitable for the real thing, the practice has taught. The more, the Bundeswehr is in use, the more it becomes a normal army, led and used in accordance with principles that apply in all armed forces in the world. It was a long way to this realization. And he's not finished yet!
People of the caliber of Wolffsohnstraße want the have back what we in the past had: soldiers and officers who do not think for themselves, simply follow orders, have them sent willingly to any location on this globe and end up simply say again: I acted only on command!
Wolff Son favorite idea: He wants the army like "fit" fluid for a war against Iran (a country that has never attacked another in history!). Iran-bashing is one of Wolff's son standard program. This is most evident from an Israeli perspective:
What does the army to secure Germany against future, nuclear-tipped missiles from Iran? Is the rumor that Germany participated in the American-Israeli anti-missile program? That would make sense.
Cited in World article in which Wolff son with alleged "legends" of the Bundeswehr clears, he broke weeks of outrage when he fulminated that expressed the most conscripts a year group on "Ego Trip" before their duty. Wolffsohnstraße it's obvious to split it, because he certainly knows that the armed forces each year requires only about 45,000 soldiers and not some 380,000, which corresponds to the currently relevant year of birth (1992).
Wolff son WORLD agitation was headlined: "The Bundeswehr is a sublayer army." As he explains it? With the equation of "Easterners" with lower class. Wolff Son vulgo: "ossification".
In fact, about 35 percent of the military personnel are from the new countries. Which accounts for only about 20 percent of German citizens. This fact supports the thesis that the army is on its way to become a sub-layers army.
Would not Wolffsohnstraße professor at a German Federal Armed Forces University, his thesis would simply be seen as statements of opinion only a political agitator. But as a no choice when his embarrassing theories to be taken seriously. Because they always contain some truth somewhere, that's his way to get into the headlines and the talk turns.
Wolff's son gets military engagement in Afghanistan Relief of - who would have thought - Michel Friedman, recipient of the Order of Merit 1 Class and officer of the French Legion of Honor (the highest order of France). He, too, so an Afghanistan expert! On 9.9.2009, he appeared in the show "abyss Afghanistan" in the First and demanded:
We need a policy statement that we need other for years, namely that the policy tells us in no uncertain terms, rather than uptight and repressed deal with it: we are in military operations in Afghanistan, the way it is currently 1.2 days, as marks about 9 / 11th The Taliban was the government of Afghanistan, which has not only suppresses its own people, but has attacked the West aggressively terrorist in fact. We are, therefore, for geostrategic reasons there. Such is the legitimacy of the policy, which is the only reason, instead of people telling constantly, which is the use of do-gooders, eventually you build there a country where the population is suppressed if that would be the argument, I would have 'ne list of 50 other countries where the people, women are suppressed, eg Dafour, since then the army should go even more. So tell the truth, it is about a geo-strategic interests, it is about international terrorism, it's about an Islamic state we want to prevent it least can discuss politics and then we argue, that would be an honest basis.
The CDU politician Friedmann is comparable in its rhetoric with Wolff's son: His recipe: a few grains of truth and disinformation. Both want to make war on Germany back in style, let him be the norm, lower thresholds. Friedmann even uses terms such as "geo-strategic" to identify yourself as the expert. No real need geostrategist but 9/11 to justify the "commitment" in Afghanistan! But he has just geostrategic reasons ...
Let us conclude with two real geo-strategists to say: The founders of the "Project for a New American Century (PNAC) Robert Kagan and William Kristol, editor of the latter influential political magazine "Weekly Standard" from Washington. Reminder: PNAC (Project for a New American = Jahrhundet) is an American neoconservative think tank that advocated in the plan documents for a primacy of the military in U.S. foreign policy. They made use of including the thesis of Professor Samuel Huntington "clash of civilizations" to give their projects the questionable paint the Humanities. The strategy papers talked geopolitical scenarios in a unipolar world the word, with a single superpower, the U.S., designed the rest of the world actively and with new confidence. Whole regions should be rearranged (nation-building), especially the oil-and gas-rich regions of the Middle East and Central Asia (especially Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan). PNAC was the authoritative and influential source of ideas for foreign policy in the Bush era.
On 19.10.2001 was Weekley Standard under the heading: "A Gathering Storm"
to read the following PNAC tandem Wiliam Kristol and Robert Kagan:
Here's a prediction: When all is said and done, the conflict in Afghanistan will be the for the war on terror, which the African campaign for the 2nd World War II: An important starting on the road to victory. But compared with what is brewing in the distance - an all out war in regions of Central Asia to the Middle East and, unfortunately, again coming back to the United States - to Afghanistan will turn out just as an opening battle. [...] And this war will not end in Afghanistan. It will spread and a number of countries in conflicts of varying intensity tear. He could easily require the use of American military force in different places at the same time. It will resemble the clash of civilizations that everyone wanted to avoid ...
Madness! We should not have to glue creep at the justifications for the war in Afghanistan, not even on the keyword "for geo-strategic reasons"! It is good that Afghanistan is finally moved more into view. The problem field "Afghanistan" is the result of a failed U.S. foreign policy for more than three decades with their disastrous proxy war by insurgents to weaken the Soviet Union, and a heavy burden from the Bush era, in which we have to carry all.
What the German parties say about Afghanistan?
CDU, SPD, FDP, a deduction in the coming years. This is a flexible term. Ultimately, it will arrive on what the U.S. and the responsible commander Stanley McChrystal is demanding in his dual role as commander of the U.S. troops there and the ISAF troops. And that's just one: more soldiers.
For the Greens, the party leader was behind the operation, in 2007 but had already suffered a severe electoral defeat. The party base was in a different direction. The motto is now: There must be an exit strategy fro for the next legislative period plus increased police training.
The Left calls for an immediate withdrawal clearly and in turn strengthening the civilian efforts.
The NPD calls even a withdrawal from NATO, an immediate withdrawal and a tightening of international law.
In the Pirate Party is the one used to be very critical, but do not know to tell if an immediate withdrawal would be feasible.
It occurred 27 parties to the election on 27 Of September. If you are still unsure of where he is in the best hands with his views, it should be with the times Wahlomat try. I've done it and I've wondered quite beautiful!
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