Open Letter to the War-Politicians of the World

By Juergen Todenhoefer, a German Journalist, Former Media Manager & Politician –

Juergen Todenhoefer is a German journalist, former media manager and politician. From 1972 to 1990 he was a member of parliament for the Christian Democrats (CDU).

He was one of Germany’s most ardous supporters of the US-sponsored Mujahideen and their guerrilla war against the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Several times he traveled to combat zones with Afghan Mujahideen groups.

From 1987 to 2008 he served on the board of the media group Burda.

After 2001 Todenhöfer becames a outspoken critic of the US intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has published several books about visits he made to war zones.

In recent years he did two interviews with Syria’s President Assad and in 2015 he was the first german journalist to visit the ‘Islamic State’.

Here his latest post on his Facebook page, a post that during the last two days alone has been liked by 22.000 people and shared on Facebook by 15.000 people.

Juergen Todenhoefers Facebook Page is the most visited political page on Facebook with 443,135 Likes.

Dear Presidents and Heads of Governments!

Through decades of a policy of war and exploitation you have pushed millions people in the Middle East and Africa into misery. Because of your policies refugees have to flee all over the world.

One out every three refugees in Germany comes from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. From Africa comes one out of five refugees.

Your wars are also the cause of global terrorism. Instead some 100 international terrorists like 15 years ago, we now are faced with more than 100,000 terrorists. Your cynical ruthlessness now strikes back at us like a boomerang.

As usual, you do not even consider, to really change your policy. You cure only the symptoms.

The security situation gets more dangerous and chaotic by the day. More and more wars, waves of terror and refugee crises will determine the future of our planet.

Even in Europe, the war will one day knock again at Europe’s door. Any businessman that would act like you would be fired or be in prison by now. You are total failures.

The peoples of the Middle East and Africa, whose countries you have destroyed and plundered and the people of Europe, who now accommodate the countless desperate refugees have to pay a high price for your policies.

But wash your hands of responsibility. You should stand trial in front of the International Criminal Court. And each of your political followers should actually take care of at least 100 refugee families.

Basically, the people of the world should raise and resist you as the warmongers and exploiters.

As once Gandhi did it – in nonviolence, in ‘civil disobedience’. We should create new movements and parties. Movements for justice and humanity.

Make wars in other countries just as punishable as murder and manslaughter one’s own country. And you who are responsible for war and exploitation, you should go to hell forever.

It is enough! Get lost! The world would be much nicer without you. – Jürgen Todenhöfer

Dear friends, I know you should never write letters in anger. But life is way too short to always beat about the bush. Is your anger not so great that you want to cry about so much irresponsibility?

About the infinite suffering that has been caused by these politicians? About the millions of dead people?

Did the warmongering politicians really believe they could go on for decades with impunity beating up other peoples making a killing at the same time?

We should no longer accept this! In the name of humanity, I call upon to: Defend yourselves!
Jürgen Todenhöfer: –

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One Reply to “Open Letter to the War-Politicians of the World”

  1. Islamist terrorism existed before the first Gulf War. It has existed in its modern form (and it is a modern political movement) since the 1920s. Islamist terrorism was killing many, many people before the first Gulf War bu it was all happening inside Islamic countries. It was the great innovation of turning towards attacking the west in spectacular acts of terror that generated a new surge of energy and support in the movement. Blaming Islamist terror of the west is attractive to western left and radical dissidents because it make the whole thing seem explicable in a familiar discourse and it also implies that something could be done to stop the terror (i.e. the west could stop being a bad guy). In reality nothing the west can do can prevent the terrorists or assuage them in any anyway as what they want, a new all powerful caliphate, is an impossible demand. Are you going to be the one to ask the Christians of Spain to leave their country so a demand of the Islamists can be met?

    Read Terror and Liberalism by Paul Berman, its the best thing on all this.

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