Sunday, April 15, 2007

Achtung Baby!

Okay call me crazy but this seems like a rather peculiar element of the weapons-training program of this particular branch of the German Army!

One might think that a military force wrestling to free itself of the stigma of the legacy of the Third Reich in the 20th Century would say, place a high emphasis on sensitivity training for Wermacht soldiers?

The German Army certainly isn't the only military with members in it's ranks with a predilection towards extremist political leanings or plain old-fashioned racist (Timothy McVeigh anyone?) or bigoted behavior. Given their presence in Afghanistan and likely a greater role as part of UN or European peace-keeping forces deployed on the African continent, this is more than a little disturbing.

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