This is the video described as "racist" by german and international media last weekend. CNN reported:
"The instructor tells the soldier, "You are in the Bronx. A black van is stopping in front of you. Three African-Americans are getting out and they are insulting your mother in the worst ways ... Act."
The soldier fires his machine gun several times and yells an obscenity several times in English. The instructor then tells the soldier to curse even louder."
The point of the video, IMHO, is not racism but the instructor being a complete a-hole. After showing the recruit how to lock and load the MG 3 he wants him to imagine being on guard at an airport: "Terrorists are taking over your airplane. Act! I want to see two short bursts. Fire! ... OK, the terrorists are dead." Then he tells him to imagine being in the Bronx, as reported by the media.
I don't get the point - he doesn't even use the N-word, he says "african-americans". Come on, this is the German military, not the Council for Political Correctness. BTW, the recruit only yelled "MF" because the instructor told him to do so - so what?
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