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Θλιβεροί απόγονοι των Ναζί, Ναζί και οι ίδιοι,
..περίμεναν κρυμμένοι να αποκτήσουν και πάλι την δύναμη
(μιά δύναμη που απέκτησαν από την βλακεία και την αθωότητα των νικητών) και την κατάλληλη ευκαιρία για να αιματοκυλίσουν και πάλι την Ευρώπη, Continue reading →
The exact identity of the person who coined the expression «Islamofascism» isn’t crystal-clear. But the late Christopher Hitchens should be given credit for defining the term.
♠The most obvious points of comparison would be these: Both movements are based on a cult of murderous violence that exalts death and destruction and despises the life of the mind. («Death to the intellect! Long live death!» as Gen. Francisco Franco’s sidekick Gonzalo Queipo de Llano so pithily phrased it.) Both are hostile to modernity (except when it comes to the pursuit of weapons), and both are bitterly nostalgic for past empires and lost glories. Both are obsessed with real and imagined «humiliations» and thirsty for revenge. Both are chronically infected with the toxin of anti-Jewish paranoia (interestingly, also, with its milder cousin, anti-Freemason paranoia). Both are inclined to leader worship and to the exclusive stress on the power of one great book. Both have a strong commitment to sexual repression-especially to the repression of any sexual «deviance»-and to its counterparts the subordination of the female and contempt for the feminine. Both despise art and literature as symptoms of degeneracy and decadence; both burn books and destroy museums and treasures.
Hitchens hit the nail on the head with respect to the cultural and political parallels in the concept Islamofascism. But the thing is that even though Hitchens perspicaciously pinpointed lines of convergence between Islam and fascism, the fact remains that fascism, in the strictest sense, is a narrow and even myopic political idea which emerged in the 20th century and has since expired. Continue reading →
AMIRAS, Greece — As they moved through the isolated villages in this region in 1943, systematically killing men in a reprisal for an attack on a small outpost, German soldiers dragged Giannis Syngelakis’s father from his home here and shot him in the head. Within two days, more than 400 men were dead and the women left behind struggled with the monstrous task of burying so many corpses.
Mr. Syngelakis, who was 7 then, still wants payback. And in pursuing a demand for reparations from Germany, he reflects a growing movement here, fueled not just by historical grievances but also by deep resentment among his countrymen over Germany’s current power to dictate budget austerity to the fiscally crippled Greek government.
Germany may be Greece’s stern banker now, say those who are seeking reparations, but before it goes too far down that road, it should pay off its own debts to Greece. Continue reading →
Είναι “συγκινητική” η προσπάθεια οπαδών της Χρυσής Αυγής που με μηνύματά τους προσπαθούν να “δικαιολογήσουν” τον αγκυλωτό σταυρό που επέλεξε να έχει ως τατουάζ ο βουλευτής Ηλίας Κασιδιάρης. Μόνο που ορισμένα πράγματα δεν μπορούν να δικαιολογηθούν παρά μονάχα ίσως από την αμάθεια.
Για όσους λοιπόν “έλειπαν απο το σχολείο” την ημέρα που κάναμε μάθημα για την 28η Οκτωβρίου και την γερμανική κατοχή ένας δάσκαλος από το Κιλκίς ο κ.Δημήτρης Νατσιός μ΄ ένα κείμενό του αναλαμβάνει να εξηγήσει τι αντιπροσωπεύει στην πραγματικότητα ο αγκυλωτός σταυρός για την συντριπτική πλειοψηφία των Ελλήνων.
Διαβάστε λοιπόν τι άφησαν πίσω τους οι Γερμανοί της Βέρμαχτ και των SS. Εκτός από τους νοσταλγούς τους: Continue reading →
Αιματηρό ξεκαθάρισμα λογαριασμών στους κόλπους του Ναζιστικού Κόμματος. Έλαβε χώρα το Σαββατοκύριακο της 30ής Ιουνίου και της 1ης Ιουλίου 1934 σ’ ένα τουριστικό θέρετρο στα περίχωρα του Μονάχου. Πρωταγωνιστές, από τη μία πλευρά ο Αδόλφος Χίτλερ και οι άμεσοι συνεργάτες του Γκέρινγκ, Χίμλερ, Γκέμπελς και Χέιντριχ και από την άλλη τα ηγετικά στελέχη της παραστρατιωτικής οργάνωσης SA (Sturmabteilung), που είχε επικεφαλής τον φίλο και συναγωνιστή του Χίτλερ, Ερνστ Ρεμ. Η έκφραση «Η Νύχτα των Μεγάλων Μαχαιριών», όπως έμεινε στην ιστορία το περιστατικό, αναφέρεται σε ένα επεισόδιο από τους θρύλους του Βασιλιά Αρθούρου. Continue reading →
Dr Carlo Kopp
First published in Defence Today, Vol.6 No.1
Text, Line Art © 2007, 2008 Carlo Kopp
One of the little known realities of twentieth century history is the role played by Hitler’s Nazi regime in kindling the contemporary conflagration known as the Global War On Terror.
With the incessant and very effective propaganda war being waged by the Islamo-fascist movement in the media and the Internet, many of the deeper underlying issues in this conflict are being obscured, intentionally so.
When US analyst Stephen Schwartz coined the term Islamo-fascism to describe Al Qaeda, its multitude of franchises, and the Tehran regime, he elicited considerable argument. To date academic analysts and scholars remain divided on the use of this term. This is unfortunate insofar as these regimes/movements and the underpinning methodology of public control are clearly fascist in every respect, once the veneer of fundamentalist Islamic propaganda is stripped away. Schwartz cites his own definition as ‘Islamofascism refers to use of the faith of Islam as a cover for totalitarian ideology’. Continue reading →
Policymakers had started to think of the peace. Future stability seemed to depend on taking measures to ensure that Germany would not provoke a third world war. Already the «German problem» was dominating Allied political thinking. In the United States, the War Department and the Department of Justice were making plans and drawing up lists for the postwar war crimes trials. At the Department of the Treasury, Secretary Henry Morgenthau had completed his scheme for the wholesale destruction of Germany’s military and industrial power and its re-creation as a feudal, agrarian state. More immediately, in the wartime Foreign Economic Administration (FEA), a small group of policymakers were putting the finishing touches on Project SAFEHAVEN, an operation designed to root out and neutralize German industrial and commercial power wherever it might be found.
The origins of SAFEHAVEN are to be found in two memorandums sent from the FEA to the Departments of State and Treasury on 5 and 17 May 1944, proposing an interagency program to track down and block German assets in neutral and nonbelligerent countries throughout Europe and the Americas. The fear was that the German political and economic leadership, sensing defeat, would act to transfer secretly blocs of industrial and fiscal capital to neutral countries, thereby escaping confiscation and the reparations bill. If this happened, German economic and industrial power would be largely intact and would act as a power base from which an unrepentant German leadership could build a resurgent Fourth Reich in 20 years. The military defeat of Germany thus would again be meaningless. Continue reading →
A memorial stands above Kalavryta town
High up in the Peloponnese, above the town of Kalavryta, Giorgos Dimopoulos reads through the names chiselled into a stone monument. At one, he stops. “Dimitrios Dimopoulos. My father.” He pauses to catch his breath before continuing through the list of 498 men.
At this spot on 13 December 1943, one of the worst crimes of World War II took place: the massacre of the town’s entire male population over the age of 12.
The atrocity was a reprisal for the killing of German soldiers. Almost everything in Kalavryta was burnt down, except for the school, where the women and children were held.
Seventy years on, it is one of the many war crimes for which Greece is seeking compensation from Germany. Continue reading →