In 1994 the US brought to power the Taliban, Koran students raised in Pakistan's refugee camps. From this fundamentalist Stone Age troop, the US hoped for stable political conditions to lay pipelines across Afghanistan for natural gas and crude oil production from Turkmenistan to the Indian Ocean. This Taliban created its own brutal social order and offered refugee and training to the Saudi Bin Laden and his Al Qaida organization.
Attacking Afghanistan on account of Al Qaida would be like bombing Germany on account of the skinheads. No one can seriously believe terrorists can be defeated with aircraft carriers, missiles, fighter bombers and tanks.
Do German soldiers only defend the US' superpower claim at Hindukusch, not German security?
to read Heidemarie Blankenstein's article published in: Freitag 4/4/2010, click on