Right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr: KSK officer writes brand letter | world

In fire, the letter to defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) denounces an elite soldier of the KSK quite extreme settings, and other grievances with

Right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr: KSK officer writes brand letter | world

In fire, the letter to defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) denounces an elite soldier of the KSK quite extreme settings, and other grievances within the unit.

The elite unit of Bundeswehr KSK is under attack, an officer and A Whistleblower sends a fire letter to the Ministry of defence The letter to give it within the force of massive maladministration, and extreme right-wing tendencies

Berlin – A captain of the KSK (special forces command) has defence Minister Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) pointed to a report by the news magazine "mirror" significant maladministration in the elite unit of the German army .

right-wing extremism in the German armed forces: Ministry of defence confirmed KSK-fire-letter

In a twelve-page letter the soldier describe that within the German armed forces unit KSK tolerated extreme right-wing tendencies, and in some cases even knowingly, would be hushed up, reported the media on Friday (12.06.2020). The members of the elite unit KSK'm going to talking to report any incidents.

to name At the request of the German press Agency, the Ministry of defense acknowledged receipt of a letter, without any further Details. Kramp-Karrenbauer drive a Zero-tolerance line against every case of extremism, the Ministry said. The CDU politician had used several cases in the KSK, a working group that should present until the summer of results.

elite unit KSK under fire: army-officer, extreme activities

The author of the letter, a captain of the complain of tells right that extreme right-wing activities would be ignored in the Bundeswehr unit "or even tolerate", so the "mirror". The soldier, serving since 2018 in the KSK, give examples for a culture of looking away when it comes to extreme right-wing tendencies.

So one of his trainers had made from his "aggressive, national-conservative attitude" no bones about it. As a "call sign" the soldiers can identify the radio traffic, I have used his command center always the Code of "Y-88". The recruits would have perceived this allusion to the Nazi salute while out of fear of reprisals but no one had said anything.

right-wing extremism in the KSK (Bundeswehr): "sacred Germany"

based On the example of an instructor, the author of the letter describe could suggest how far the SFC executives through the strands, without fear of repercussions. So a captain was as early as in 2007, because of this, to be referred to a member of the critical soldiers working group "Darmstädter Signal" in a letter as "the enemy within". The comrades had been threatened, and the letter ended with the words "long live sacred Germany".

In the letter, the Whistleblower will also describe how the trainers made their recruits are muzzled. It will nurture a hearing loss, "with the limits of command and obedience in accordance with the principles of the German army as incompatible". Penalties would be used "to make soldiers and, above all, critical of the officers to heel". The consequences were "a kind of slavish obedience", a "culture of Hinnehmens unlawful conduct" and a "toxic Association of culture".

right-wing extremism in the KSK: time and again, allegations against the German armed forces

there are right-wing allegations in the German army . "No suspicion", but a thorough workup, described the new military representative of your future work: With the discussion of right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr Eva Högl had a theme*.

Not only in the army there are extreme right-wing activities. The Federal government therefore created a list of all the cases of right-wing extremism and rich citizens in the police, armed forces and authorities*.

tvd with dpa

*fr.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 14:35

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