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October 16, 2014

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koogleschreiber

Mit Luftschlägen wird man IS in Irak und Syrien genausowenig vernichten, wie die Taliban und Al Qaeda in Afganistan. Diese Organisationen müssen nicht auf dem Schlachtfeld siegen, es reicht, wenn sie nicht verlieren. Das wird so bleiben, bis eine große internationale Koalition willens und in der Lage ist, den Fruchtbaren Halbmond vollständig zu besetzen - und wenn man gerade so schön in Schwung ist, Saudi-Arabien gleich mit, um das Übel an der Wurzel zu packen. Somit rede ich also von mehreren Armeen und nicht darüber, welchen Sinn oder Unsinn es hätte, steuerte auch Deutschland ein paar Bomber bei, was sowieso nur eine symbolische und weitgehend nutzlose Geste wäre. Von völkerrechtlichen Fragen haben wir dabei noch überhaupt nicht geredet, aber darauf kommt es wohl auch nicht an. Der Weltpolizist USA wird die Legitimation schon irgendwie an den Haaren herbeiziehen, bzw. ist das im Falle der Bombardierung Syriens ja schon geschehen. Friedensnobelpreis 2.0

Der Kunstgriff, eine großangelegte Invasion herbeizuführen, liegt vielleicht darin, den IS zu einem Angriff auf Israel zu verleiten. Das wäre doch mal was für die CIA - oder sind die da schon dran?

Zyme

David I think you misunderstood those pledges towards a more active role of Germany in the world.
They were made to prepare the German people (and not the world) towards a more active role in the world whenever German interest requires it (and not whenever our allies would like it). Also there is little we can do to change the situation in those two crises.

As much as I dislike Augstein, I believe he was right in this article:

http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/bundeswehr-pannen-von-der-leyen-in-der-kritik-a-995043.html

So in 10 years we may very well consider these pledges towards a more active role as the beginning of a change. A change however, which cannot be conducted quickly.

Zyme

There is one thing we are doing right now: Hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Due to this situation, I received the following recently:

"A German, an Arab and a Romanian drink together.

At some point the Romanian throws his beer mug above him only to draw a revolver and shoots his mug to pieces.
He smiles and says 'glass is so cheap in Romania that nobody must drink twice from the same'.

This prompts the Arabian to finish his nonalcoholic beer and throw his mug in the air. He unlocks his AK-47 and makes his mug burst to a thousand pieces.
The Arabian laughs 'there is so much sand in our lands to make glass from, we would never have to drink twice from the same either!'

Consequently the German finishes his beer and likewise throws his mug above him. He pulls his Walther, shoots both the Arabian and the Romanian, catches his mug and orders a new beer saying 'We got so many foreigners here in Germany, you'll never have to drink twice with the same".

;-)

David

As Broder writes:"Heute sind wir Zuschauer. Morgen könnten wir Kurden sein."

David

I also like koogleschreiber's idea of provoking Israel. You could not accuse the IDF of being just "Zuschauer".

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