Some German commentary on world affairs seems worthy and provincial to Brits, but much of it is more serious and responsible than ours. This is only a short note, but it does not show the defects. But his reports are not deep, or wholly clear or consistent. There is an understandably hasty air to them. The full account, one assumes, will come.
Do German history and over-sensitivity to certain matters make a German analyst a more or a less reliable interpreter of events such as are unfolding in Iraq and Syria? On the whole, I think more.
Todenhöfer was brave to enter ISIS territory, and he has returned to tell the tale.
Whoever it was that said that the Bush-Blair invasion would produce a thousand Bin Ladens was right.