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MANY GERMANS HAVE NOT YET GOTTEN USED TO THE IDEA THAT THEIR COUNTRY IS AT WAR

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By Kevin Stoda, Wiesbaden, Germany

Until the new CDU, CSU, and FDP coalition German government came to power after elections last autumn for nearly a decade it was taboo in Germany for the defense ministry to say the W-word. However, with the worst and most intensive fighting of its 50-plus years of history taking place in Kundus (Afghanistan) last week, Germany's Bundeswehr says the words much more freely now.

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The ministry says now clearly in its news reports, "We are at War."

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http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,684541,00.html

Since 2002, when Germany stumbled into war as America's willing-training-partners for the first time in newly NATO-occupied-Afghanistan, nearly 40 German soldiers have died--even though ostensibly they were sent there for non-combat duties, including the training of local police and construction work.

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KEVIN STODA-has been blessed to have either traveled in or worked in nearly 100 countries on five continents over the past two and a half decades.--He sees himself as a peace educator and have been-- a promoter of good economic and social development--making-him an enemy of my homelands humongous DEFENSE SPENDING and its focus on using weapons to try and solve global (more...)
 

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