posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 03:10 PM
German soldiers are wearing their hearts on their sleeves - in the form of a badge that protests their country's involvement in the war in
Some troops have taken to wearing the cloth accessory that states - ironically - 'I fight for Merkel' in a bid to persuade the German Chancellor
Angela Merkel to explain exactly what they are fighting and dying for.
Unable to engage the Taliban directly on the ground, frustrated by their government’s inability to acknowledge they are even engaged in a war and
angered by the lack of popular support for their mission, the badges are a low-key mutiny that has sent shock waves through the top brass of the
Soldiers were warned this week that it is illegal to sew the cloth patches on to their uniforms.
But that hasn’t stopped them from buying the badges in their hundreds, in desert beige or NATO green, at the ISAF camp at Mazar-e-Sharif.
'They want the Chancellor, their ultimate boss, to finally find the clear words to put the war against the Taliban into black and white,' Bild
Zeitung, Germany’s biggest daily paper, said today.
[edit on 25-4-2010 by Sianara]