Sunday, November 15, 2015

German Ministers Preparing 'Putsch' Against Merkel - Spiegel

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel is starting to look very isolated (Image source)

Senior ministers in Germany are no longer trying to reach a compromise on Immigration with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Traditional political allies and supporters whose loyalty could be taken for granted are gradually becoming her main opponents. The German Chancellor is not only losing power over the refugee crisis in Europe, but she is also unable to manage her own government, German magazine Der Spiegel wrote (English version here).

German government officers are no longer trying to reach a compromise with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on immigration, with the country sliding towards civil unrest the chancellor refuses to reconsider her idiotic 'open doors' immigration policy which has seen towns and cities swamped with new arrivals, who do not speak German, have no appropriate skills and hold Germany's liberal culture, particularly womens' rights, in contempt. The report reveals starting to act behind the scenes. Angela Merkel has lost control over her own government with former “friends” increasingly becoming her major “enemies”.

The migration crisis has become a crisis of confidence in the government and caused chaos in the country’s leading circles, columnist Jakob Augstein wrote for the magazine. First, members of the ruling coalition agreed on the new strategy towards migrants, according to which refugees would be allowed to stay in Germany for three years and be able to reunite with their families in the future.

Then, however, German Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maiziere suddenly announced substantial tightening of previously-approved mechanisms and was backed by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, who stressed the need to limit the number of newcomers to the country in order to maintain economic stability.

The apparent inability to deal with the crisis in an effective way has raised concerns about the unity and efficiency of the current German government as well as its ability to tackle the crisis and associated breakdown of law and order. The sole purpose of those opposing Merkel is to limit the number of refugees,” the journalist who authored the piece in the left wing publication Spiegel added, claiming that the behavior of the politicians is destructive and can be called nothing less than a “putsch”.


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Afghan troops defect to Taliban in Helmand

Arthur Foxake.

At our previous home, before we started moving our blogs here ahead of that platform closing, we predicted many times that as soon as the USA pulled its troops out of Afghanistan, the Taliban would regroup and take over the country again. It gives us no pleasure to say "We told you so."

Source Pakistan Defence

According to news sources in Pakistan, up to sixty five Afghan soldiers, trained and armed by US and European military advisers, have defected to the resurgent Taliban, taking their weapons and equipment with them. Another 88 are reported to have been killed in heavy fighting between Taliban irregulars and government forces in the southern province of Helmand.

The latest losses underline the warnings of western diplomats in the region that the Afghan government has little authority outside Kabul and is simply not strong enough to hold the nation against Islamic extremist forces. Since international troops ended most combat operations last year, Afghan forces, now fighting extremist largely alone and they are not winning.

Police and army units have been engaged in combat with Taliban Guerillas for the past three weeks in the districts of Lashkar Gah, Marjah and Nadali in Helmand, the Islamist movement's traditional strongholds.

Although up to the present held out against Taliban efforts to take the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, they have not been able to repel the rebels from around the city.

"Soldiers from an Afghan army brigade in Station area have joined the Taliban with their equipment and weapons," Helmand Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi told reporters. He said a team had been sent to the town of Sangin to investigate the incident.

For the Taliban, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said that five commanders and 65 army soldiers "repented their mistakes and surrendered to Mujahideen", bringing five armored personnel carriers as well as weapons and ammunition.

Since the fall of the key northern city of Kunduz, which the Taliban briefly controlled in September, the government of President Ashraf Ghani has come under mounting pressure as extremists continue to make gains in rural areas.

Thousands demonstrated in Kabul this week after seven members of the Hazara ethic minority were ritualistically executed by Islamist militants.


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