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Source: Die Linke “The German government justifies the bombing of Kunduz ten years later with the old lies,” said Christine Buchholz, defense politician of the DIE LINKE and from 2009 to 2011 a member of the Kundus investigation committee, on the responses of the federal government six individual questions on the processing and the consequences of the momentous bombing. Buchholz continues: “The Federal Government has always justified its deployment in Afghanistan with concern for the civilian population. The answers to the questions about dealing with the victims of Kunduz make it clear that she really does not care about the Afghan civilian population. She claims that the attack ordered by German Colonel Klein was directed against ‘legitimate targets in the sense of international humanitarian law’. This is a mockery of the victims and their relatives. Civilians are never “legitimate targets.” The federal government also claims against better knowledge, the tankers have been attacked to prevent them from being abused for a later attack. In fact, the attacked tankers had left the Bundeswehr camp before they got stuck in the river. The local population gathered at them to tap the contained kerosene for individual consumption. Contrary to what the German government claims today, the tankers are not an immediate military threat. The responses of the Federal Government otherwise express a frightening degree of indifference towards the victims and their relatives. She had to admit that she had not taken care to check the number of victims in hindsight. It can not provide information on the condition of the graves of the victims, although information about it is available. When asked if she had any contact with the families of victims, the federal government does not answer at all. It can also make no statement as to whether bereaved or injured air raid in Germany right to seek asylum. The federal government must finally live up to its responsibility. The Kunduz attack must be treated as a war crime and the relatives of the victims must be formally compensated. “


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