South-west point / Ravensburger Spectrum
Since the beginning of the international military operation in Afghanistan (also under the aegis of Schröder (SPD) / Fischer (Greens) at the beginning of the 2000s, the federal government (s) of Germany have exported war weapons and other armaments for more than 400 million euros Afghanistan agreed. This emerges from arms export reports by the government and a list by the Federal Ministry of Economics. However, most of the war equipment was delivered to the armed forces of the NATO allies, to embassies or the UN. Only a small part went to the Afghan security forces.
If the US and NATO allies have done this as well, it is not surprising that the "painstakingly built Afghan army" left alone, could not withstand the Taliban, and after only a few hours "put down their arms". But the mere fact that the Germans handled it that way is a scandal for which the previous and still-in-office government in Berlin is responsible. Especially the business, foreign and defense departments. The German - especially the peace-loving - citizen asks himself whether his government and that of the USA and NATO even wanted an interest in the independence and independence of the Afghans, or whether the strategy was more towards the "indispensability of NATO allies", which made them do so. Politics alone and then still in union with a war is / are a dirty business.
We find the effects of this "sloppiness" in the current "status quo" on site in the Hindu Kush. For example, this morning in Kabul in the crowd around the airport, according to the British government, seven people were killed. The following comment literally screams to heaven, everyone wondering if "heaven" even hears it. "Our thoughts are with the families of seven Afghan civilians who tragically died in the crowd in Kabul," says the (British?) Ministry of Defense. A correspondent for the British broadcaster "Sky News" had previously reported on chaotic scenes outside the gates of the airport, in which people were "squeezed" on Saturday.
Another impact of this militant and dishuman strategy of Germany and NATO will be the impending famine in Afghanistan. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns of a "humanitarian catastrophe" in Afghanistan. The WFP estimates that of the approximately 38 million people in Afghanistan today, 14 million citizens / children do not have enough to eat and drink. That is more than a third of the total population. Afghanistan is also plagued by a severe drought. WFP Afghanistan Director Mary-Ellen McGroarty appealed to the world of nations: "We have to bring support into the country - not just food, but also medical support and protection." You need money, and now.
And then there was the bad news from Turkey which made it clear that there was no room for more refugees on the Bosporus. Greece has sealed its external border (its own and that of the EU). Job does not only appear in the Bible, but also in the Koran (Job, Arabic أيوب) and in Austria! Because Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is also against the admission of refugees from Afghanistan in his country this morning. This will not happen during his tenure, he tells the TV broadcaster Puls 24.
Another threatening message is that according to CNN reports, citing unnamed US defense sources, there is talk of the threat of an attack by the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) on Kabul airport and its surroundings. The Taliban and the regionally active branch of ISIS are deeply enemies and have fought against each other in the past.
The German AfD is calling for the right to asylum to be suspended and Heiko Maas and AKK do not consider it necessary to fly to Kabul themselves and to stand by their "confessions of failure" in a tactile and pragmatic manner and to seek reparations.
"There is no god in Stalingrad, maybe at home in Germany, in the warm rooms, maybe in your hymn books. But not in Stalingrad. There is no god here." In the winter of 1942, shortly before Christmas, a young German soldier wrote this to his father in the Ruhr area, who was a pastor. The son never came back from Stalingrad. - And seriously, where is God, where is Allah, if not (especially the supposedly Christian) fellow human being from the West represents HIM through his humanity. The above lines of letters could also have been written in Kabul today, even if formulated a little differently.