In 2021, the German Green party gained momentum after years of support from the mainstream media and liberal NGOs. Eventually, the Greens got 14.8% of the votes and became part of a coalition with the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Free Democrats (FDP).
As part of the election campaign, the Greens raised the motto “no weapons export to war zones” and a “feminist foreign policy based on empathy and gender equality.
However, since the Greens have become the coalition’s most hardcore proponents of exporting arms into the war zone in Ukraine whose government is suppressing and banning opposition parties, opposition media and even churches, and embedding itself with anti-feminist forces or more precisely with self-identified neo-nazi groups, we ask: what happened to the so-called “feminist foreign policy” that the self-proclaimed environmentalists vowed to pursue?
Annalena Baerbock who previously said she will support Ukraine regardless of what the voters think came out with another bombshell confession and said “we are fighting a war against Russia” sparking nationwide concern and condemnation.
Additionally, since wars are a major reason for the spike in carbon dioxide emissions and a contributor to the climate emergency, will the Greens care about the environment after sending tons of weapons o Ukraine or are they simply hypocrites exploring people’s fears for electoral gains?
After all, some may ask: what do you expect from a party that describes the Al-Qaeda-held Idlib as the “last bastion for democracy” in Syria?
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.