This video is about Germany. Hundreds demand justice for Kunduz massacre victims in Afghanistan.
Recently, the German government Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said that the Afghan government should stop refugees from fleeing the country.
And how, Herr de Maizière, is the Kabul government supposed to stop Afghan refugees from fleeing?
By bringing peace to the country? Apparently, in Herr de Maizière’s theory, whenever German or other NATO soldiers shoot people or drop bombs in some country, that country then is automatically at peace (in practice, however, often the peace of the grave). The Kabul government and their big NATO paymasters have proved to be extremely unable to do that for the past fifteen years and longer.
By stopping sexual abuse of children? United States occupation generals have said it is OK for Afghan warlords to carry on with that.
By stopping the poverty and hunger? They and their big NATO paymasters have proved to be extremely unable to do that for the past fifteen years and longer. As all the trillions of money go to warfare, to corrupt Western merchants of death and to corrupt Afghan warlords.
Then, in what other way should the Afghan government stop refugees?
Recently, in Germany extreme right racist politicians advocated violently stopping Afghan and other refugees crossing the German border. Asked if they really believed that German border guards should stop refugee women and children from crossing the border through open fields with firearms they answered ‘Yes’.
Is Herr de Maizière now advising the Afghan government that their border guards should stop refugee women and children from crossing the border out of Afghanistan through open fields by killing these refugee women and children?
By the way, only a small minority of refugees from the bloody war in Afghanistan go to Germany.
Why have millions of refugees fled Afghanistan? Partly because of war crimes there by Herr de Maiziere’s German armed forces. Like the Kunduz massacre of civilians. A massacre covered up by you, Herr de Maiziere. When you were not yet Minister of the Interior like now, but Minister of
War … oops, I should have used the euphemism ‘Defence’. You, Herr de Maiziere, demonstratively promoted Colonel Klein, responsible for that bloody massacre, early in 2013 to the rank of brigadier general.
Of course, refugees from Afghanistan flee not only German war crimes. If we limit ourselves to Kunduz, where the German Bundeswehr had committed their massacre: recently, the United States Air Force, your NATO allies, Herr de Maiziere, lethally attacked the MSF hospital, the only hospital in Kunduz.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Germany sends back over 12,000 Afghans
Germany has told 12,500 Afghans in the country that they must return to their country. …
According to the Interior Ministry, the security situation in Afghanistan is such that it is safe to send people back. …
It is expected that many people will object to being returned forcibly. …
The return of asylum seekers to Afghanistan is a sensitive issue in Germany because of the constant attacks by the Taliban. This week the German consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif was targeted by an attack by the Taliban.
The party Die Linke calls on the government not to send Afghans back to their country, because there are great risks involved.
LAST MONTH WAS THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN David Wood examines how the Trump administration will address America’s longest war in the failing country. [David Wood, HuffPost]
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