German Army to appologise?

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German army in 'racist video' row BBC Link

A video aired on German TV has shown an army recruit on firing practice being ordered to pretend he was in New York's Bronx facing hostile African Americans.

In the grainy 90-second video, the instructor tells the soldier to swear as he fires his gun.

US civil rights leader, Al Sharpton, said it was outrageous to depict blacks as "target practice".

New York officials say they are saddened and frustrated that the Bronx district is depicted so negatively.

"Clearly these folks don't know anything about African-Americans or the Bronx," said Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion Jnr, who recently returned from a trip to Germany to promote tourism to the district.

He has demanded an apology from the Germany military over the clip.

During the filmed training session, an instructor tells the soldier: "You're in the Bronx, a black van pulls up in front of you and three African-Americans get out and start really insulting your mother... act!".
 
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Surely they could simply employ the 'Nuremburg Defence"?

"Vee ver only following der orders......."
 
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From the article
New York officials say they are saddened and frustrated that the Bronx district is depicted so negatively.

"Clearly these folks don't know anything about African-Americans or the Bronx," said Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion Jnr, who recently returned from a trip to Germany to promote tourism to the district.
Well, I am still under the impression the place is a sh1thole, without being too un-PC about it, isn't it still a high density, low income, low education population of African-American and Hispanic descent? All but burnt to a shell in the 60's and 70's and still looking worse for wear. Might be wrong, but when the Paddies moved out, you knew the place was going under.

During the filmed training session, an instructor tells the soldier: "You're in the Bronx, a black van pulls up in front of you and three African-Americans get out and start really insulting your mother... act!".
I take it, it loses something in the translations... Can't see Windsor Davies rattling it out at the Concert Party!!!
 
#8
Germans - Sense of humour.........

Welcome friends, welcome
 
#9
It's funny that if it'd been a drill sergeant from oh, say, the Ivory Coast, telling his soldiers to kill white people, nothing would have been made of it.
 

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