From my Facebook; yes I have one but rarely use it:
via Michael Yon: Perhaps there are wheels within wheels here. The PIGS are crashing, the Bear is growling. The Muslims are advancing. This is like the bad old times again. Maybe Germany wants something safer than what the EU offered.
Germany votes to extend, boost Afghanistan mission
Germany's parliament approved Friday sending up to 850 more troops to Afghanistan and extending the mission by a year, amid rowdy scenes in chamber as the far-left party staged a protest.