“The paper was written,” he said, and the then-German Chancellor was afraid the US President administration would “overreact in the first shock … being properly placed in a bunker” following the attacks.
In addition, Steiner revealed that Schroeder refused his idea to express “unconditional support” to the United States right after the 9/11 attacks. “A state may not give blank checks,” Steiner noted in his fresh interview.
NUKES: That the US considered using nuclear weapons against Afghanistan after 9/11 tells us one thing: Hiroshima will be repeated elsewhere.— alakbar alim (@akbarkan) August 29, 2015
Michael Steiner, 65, who retired this summer, was one of the leading German diplomats for decades.
As it was earlier reported, within four days of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had put together a vast plan to fight terror in 92 countries, a leaked 2005 letter by then CIA Director George Tenet revealed in June 2015.
Through its campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the US may be responsible for the deaths of millions, a study conducted by the Nobel Prize-winning NGO Physicians for Social Responsibility determined this spring.
The investigation demonstrated that US-led wars “directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan for a total of around 1.3 million.”
Moreover, the lack of cohesion in the US fight against terrorism has resulted in the spread of this phenomenon, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani said at a Potomac Institute conference on terrorism March 2015.
“This haphazard approach to global terrorism has resulted, actually in increasing global terrorism, rather than diminishing it,” Haqqani stated.