Ravensburger Spectrum - The South-West Journal
Those who are informed cannot be fooled
If even the candidate for chancellor of Germany's ruling CDU party says publicly on television that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster for the federal government (including his own party), then there must be some truth in it. "Disaster" from Latin means nothing else than "bad star". However, whether Laschet did any good with this clear truth, which Olaf Scholz had avoided in another question, is highly doubtful. After all, he is bringing Angela Merkel and AKK publicly responsible for the "death in Kabul".
But nobody in Afghanistan talks about Germany today, on August 31, 2021 AD, the year "1 (one) after USA". The Bundeswehr, the British and all other NATO allies are lumped together with the US soldiers, which is true both figuratively and factually, "because we are nothing without the Americans." (Merkel and AKK). There in the Hindu Kush is celebrated properly. At least on the part of the Taliban. They shot into the air for hours, as is customary there at every celebration (wedding, birth of a child, winning a championship ...). They celebrate with rifles of the US military or with all the cruel military equipment of NATO: weapons, tanks, armored vehicles, ammunition in abundance.
Why there was not an organized withdrawal of NATO and the German forces and that of their helpers, women's rights activists and reporters and many others to be protected over several months, although this would have been possible based on information that was available for a long time, must urgently be investigated and be worked up. Even before the federal election, so that German voters know who they can still vote for. It is certainly not somewhere in the stars what happened or did not happen here, but specifically in the files with notes in the departments of the German government, which a best German "Washington Post" has yet to find and publish. Yes, it probably needs another "Watergate" and a courageous "publisher" to clarify what really happened here. But do they still exist? Those who bring those responsible from politicians heaven, from where they don't belong, in order to hold them accountable for the disaster?
Others have absolutely no reason to celebrate, to come back to "day zero". The Taliban's vengeance is already being felt in the countryside, outside the big cities, and those who have been abandoned fear the worst for Kabul, Herat and other cities. Meanwhile, Heiko Maas ruffles around the bush, distributing money to those who live around the burnt and already burnt soup so that they can take in those who are still to be saved. It should have been different, it could have been different. Because the people left behind in Afghanistan must first get to the border with neighboring countries ...