What would they have done, if Snowden had been on board of that plane? What is still going on concerning Julian Assange?
To speak out against the punishment of Roman Protasevich and his girl friend is right and absolutely necessary in my view. However, the hypocrisy of the ‘democratic transatlantic West’ could not be greater – against the background what they themselves did before.
Interestingly, concerning the German Greens, their co-leader Robert Habeck recently called on the German government to deliver ‘defensive weapons’ to Ukraine … Amazing for a party, that in the 1980ies and early 1990ies was ‘Anti-Nato’, strongly opposing global arms trade and calling for a stop of Germany’s exports of military equipment to ‘conflict regions’ etc..
So that is the ‘wind of change’ … The German Greens having become more ‘hawkish’ (also in military terms) against the U.S. and EU’s ‘contenders’ such as China and Russia than the current German conservatives (CDU/CSU).
And something for the German speaking community from Reinhard Lauterbach (jw):Piraterie gerade nicht