This video is about Germany. Hundreds demand justice for Kunduz massacre victims in Afghanistan.
From daily The Independent in Britain today:
Germany’s interior minister has promised Afghanistan it will continue to provide security support to the country, but only if the arrival of Afghan refugees to the country is stopped.
During a visit to Kabul on Monday, Thomas de Maiziere said: “We’re staying here as long as it’s necessary. But we also expect that the Afghan population stays here,” N-tv reports.
And how, Herr de Maiziere, is the Kabul government supposed to stop Afghan refugees from fleeing?
By bringing peace to the country? They and their big NATO paymasters have proved to be extremely unable to do that for the past fourteen 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 fourteen years and longer. As all the trillons 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 Maiziere 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.
Germany has been engaged in operations in Afghanistan since 2003 and has trained over 73,000 Afghan police personnel. Around 980 German troops remain in the country since the NATO mission in Afghanistan officially ended in 2014.
Mr Maiziere said German police and soldiers will remain in Afghanistan “as long as it asks for security,” but stressed, “because we want to stay, we do not want that many Afghans to leave their country.”
The minister quashed any expectations Afghans may hold upon coming to Germany, stressing chances of asylum seekers finding success were slight.
“There is no welcome money in Germany. There is no guarantee of a job or an apartment,” Mr Maiziere told state broadcaster ZDF, warning Afghans not to succumb to propaganda spread by people smugglers. …
Mr Maiziere promised to bolster deportations of Afghans from Germany, using current flight routes between the countries and hiring charter planes. …
Mr Maiziere made the comments just hours after a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Kabul police station, killing at least 20 people and wounding 29 others – the latest attack in the Afghan capital. …
On social media, people remarked upon the German government’s call to send refugees back to Afghanistan in the wake of the attack.
One Twitter user wrote: “Mr Maiziere is demanding from others that they live in a land that he’ll only visit with the protection of a division of soldiers”
Another said: “Despite the attack in Kabul, Mr Maiziere is calling for Afghans to go back”
The US war in Afghanistan produced at least 11,000 civilian casualties last year, setting a new official record, according to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan: here.