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Subject: KSK's behavior in Afghanistan
dirtykraut    10/3/2007 9:47:09 PM
I couldn't believe this when I read this. Why in the hell is the German press so hell bent on talking trash of their country's military? This attack on Germany's finest soldiers is not the first, and will probably not be the last. I don't want to look down my noses at the Germans, but I cannot believe that Germany's military recieves this kind of bad press. They definately don't deserve it.
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GOP       10/6/2007 10:00:37 AM

Good point GOP. However, I don't know wether or not you are aware of German press, and especially Der Spiegel. I am sure that if you read a few articles of Der Spiegel you would assert as I have that they are more than exagerrating their story. Many units that worked with them didn't seem to have a problem with them, including the US Navy SEALS.

Yeah, the SEALs who worked with them in A'Stan seemed to have a very high opinion of them, but thought Polish GROM was better for whatever reason (not that it matters at all).
I have no clue about Der Spiegel, my point was that if the article was true (and I have no clue whether it is or isn't), then it is highly unproffesional. I have heard nothing but great things about the KSK from other (albeit open) sources. It just seems extremely unlikely that a Tier 1 unit would be getting drunk on numerous occasions while deployed, so you are right it is probably highly exaggerated.
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dirtykraut       10/6/2007 4:54:20 PM
My question is this; (and it is mainly directed at Germans), why is Der Speigel so popular in Germany?
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dirtykraut       10/12/2007 7:36:36 PM
I don't see anything wrong with the KSK having WW2 memorabilia. Gunzel stating that the unit's influence comes from the brandenburgers  is not something to be ashamed about. I couldn't see such a thing happening in the US. Half of our military bases are named after Confederate generals, and there are enough flag waving southerners in some SOF units to revive the Army of Northern Virginia. It's sad that people equate that with racism and intolerance.
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