Such behaviour is certainly not in the SOP of the Bundeswehr, rather the opposite, so how should ‘rooting out’ work? Whatever you teach, you can’t prevent individuals from saying those things, you only can set rules and enfore them when being violated and then disciplin/punish them.
I agree. However, true enforcement comes from effective leadership. Which was apparently not in action for that exercise. Where were the officers? Reliable NCOs?
Racial matters such as this happen in all armies at some point in time. While racist tinged barroom bravado banter is one thing, it’s quite another to have this happen on an exercise of any sort. Soldiers are government property using other mass-produced government property to fulfill their appointed function. One would hope that they would also be well-led.
I would hold this to be especially true in the age of technology, when the landser have all got cell phones or digital cameras.
As an aside, I can understand the instructor’s desire to instill a slight sense of rage in the soldier whilst firing his weapon. It’s quite important to have nasty thoughts in one’s head whilst firing machine weaponry. That said, why not a more acceptable model for abuse: Paris Hilton, Al-Zawahiri, The InFidels, Shariaistas, and anyone that likes ginger with their cabbage.