German President admits Afghan war is for big business


This video is called Prof. Noam Chomsky on American goals in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

From The Local in Germany:

Köhler under fire for ‘economic war‘ remarks

Published: 27 May 10 16:34 CET

German President Horst Köhler sparked a political storm on Thursday by suggesting Germany’s military involvement in Afghanistan was partly motivated by its economic interests rather than solely to guarantee its security. …

He then added: “But my estimation is that, on the whole, we are on the way to understanding, even broadly in society, that a country of our size, with this orientation toward foreign trade and therefore also dependence on foreign trade, has to be aware that when in doubt in case of an emergency, military deployment is also necessary to protect our interests.

For example, free trade routes, for example to prevent instability in a whole region, which certainly [would] have a negative impact on our opportunities via trade, jobs and income.”

A comment on this by “Thames” at the The Local site:

At least he told the truth even if it was politically a mistake.

Now maybe the German government can go back to parroting the hypocritical propaganda coming out of Washington about the war.

The German pro war politicians who now attack Köhler are hypocrites. They think what Köhler says openly; but, when speaking in public, they cover up big business interests in war with loads of “humanitarian war” cant. They are scared now because Köhler in his brutal cynicism tears away the propaganda about the Afghan war supposedly improving security in other countries (it does not. Just look at the bloody chaos which the Afghan war brought to neighbouring Pakistan). Köhler in his brutal cynicism tears away the propaganda about the Afghan war supposedly being waged for human rights in Afghanistan (it is not, and the warmongers don’t give a f*** about human rights anywhere). Köhler in his brutal cynicism tears away the propaganda about the Afghan war supposedly being waged especially for women’s rights in Afghanistan (it is not, and the warmongers don’t give a f*** about women’s rights anywhere). Like George W. Bush’s economic right hand man Alan Greenspan ruined the “humanitarian” Iraq war propaganda by admitting the war was really about oil.

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