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In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan

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In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan

The October/November Bulletin of “Gegen die Strömung” discusses the war policies of German imperialism against Afghanistan at! 6 theses. Because summarizing the content of these theses presents the danger of them being misunderstood, they are here printed in full.
The October/November Bulletin of “Gegen die Strömung” had the title; In Light of the American-British bombardment of Afghanistan and the resolution of the German parliament to insert German army forces into and around Afghanistan:
Fight the War Policies of German Imperialism!

After weeks long flood of propaganda, the German imperialists have officially resolved to allow the Bundeswehr to become part of the international war forces and have already begun to send troops abroad.
The German War minister was “empowered” to lei wage war thousands of German military forces far beyond the hounds of the “NATO region” to all conceivable parts of the world, from parts of Asia to the Saudi peninsula and Northeast Africa as well as the bordering maritime regions. In fact this move is without parallels in Germany since 1945, but it represents another step further down the decades long path of German imperialism, militarism and revanchism, in what is now the third attempt at achieving its worldwide imperialist goals. Our position on this matter is clear: although the imperialist aggression is still primarily conducted by US-American and English imperialism, it is our task, as a communist force in Germany, politically and ideologically to fight first and foremost against ‘our own ‘, that is, German imperialism.
The Bundeswehr being at war action takes place against a background of not only a barbaric military offensive against Afghanistan, but also a political and psychological offensive. It has as its goal to disorientate and to confuse the opponents of the war againstz Afghanistan as well as to drive (hem into a corner. A struggle for ideological and political clarity is indispensable if we are not sooner or later to yield to this pressure. It is indispensable if we are really going to fight with all our power against imperialist war policies and war mongering. The following theses are fundamental positions in the fight against the war policies of German imperialism:
I. Fight the Imperialist Aggression against Afghanistan! Expose German Imperialism as an independent perpetrator of war and fight against it!
1. The murderous, imperialist war against Afghanistan The attacks of the US and British military machinery against Afghanistan under the pretext of attacks on New York and Washington are war crimes and are impossible to justify. They are yet another chapter in the worldwide history of US imperialist crimes since 1945.
2. Expansionism and the Demonstration of Power of US imperialism The military aggression against Afghanistan begun on October 7′h, 2001 is above all a war of US and British imperialists. It is being conducted to secure and expand their political, economic and strategic interests. In fact, US and also British imperialism are both advancing.
But also the other imperialists are pursuing their own age-old interests for profit and power in Afghanistan and the surrounding region, A concurrent struggle is intensifying in the lands of Central Asia between the weakened imperialist power of Russia and the other imperialist powers which also compete with each other.
This struggle is for spheres of influence, raw materials, transport routes and markets.
Simultaneously this major and long-term military action is an immense threat indirectly both to today’s and above all tomorrow’s powerful revolutionary(…)

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