Green: Warning notices at the KSK have been hidden too long

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According to Tobias Lindner, the spokesman for security in the Greens parliamentary group, warnings about right-wing activities and right-wing extremist incidents at the Special Forces Command (KSK) have been hidden for far too long.

“For years there was a misunderstood camaraderie in the KSK, which has led to a culture of looking away. The MAD had at least one visual impairment in the right eye, ”said Lindner of the“ Passauer Neue Presse ”.

And even in the Ministry of Defense, the incidents had been belittled as individual cases for too long. In his opinion, however, it is "clearly not an individual case," said the Green politician. “The right-wing extremist soldiers in the KSK have communicated with each other, via cell phones and messenger services; some of these chat groups have been known for a long time. The weapons, ammunition and stocks of explosives found with the arrested KSK member make it clear that he could not have acted alone. ”Lindner welcomed the reform plans for the KSK announced by Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The measures are important, but should not remain a flash in the pan. “Announcements are no longer enough.” It is correct that the KSK must prove in the coming weeks that there is no room for extremism in its ranks.