The Palestinians are again fighting for their lives, refusing to live in the prison known…
The Bitch Of Belsen ..
The ‘Bitch of Belsen’, Irma Grese, was born on October 7, 1923, in Luchen, Germany.
She joined the SS at 18 and was posted to Auschwitz – Birkenau to supervise female prisoners.
Known as a student, within a year Grese was promoted to control blocks of female prisoners.
She would wander around the camp with her Alsatian dog and target women that she thought more attractive than her, disfiguring them.
She was also known as the ‘Blonde Angel of Birkenau’.
When Auschwitz closed in January 1945, Grese was transferred to Bergen-Belsen, where she was captured by the British in April 1945.
Tried between September 17 and November 17, 1945, despite claiming she had never mistreated anyone, Grese was sentenced to death with ten other concentration camp staff members.
Grese was hanged in Hamelin jail, Germany, on December 13, 1945, by official British executioner Albert Pierrepoint.
Aged just 22 at the time, she became the youngest person executed in the 20th Century under British jurisdiction.
Asked if she had any last words, she replied, “Schnell”.
Forgetting Their Honour And Duty ..
Once the Red Army surged into East Prussia in January 1945, its vengeance became almost unspeakable.
Leonid Rabichev, a signals lieutenant with the 31st Army, described the scenes beyond Goldap…
All the roads were filled with old people, women and children, large families moving slowly on carts, vehicles or on foot towards the west.
Our tank troops, infantry, artillery, signals caught up with them and cleared the way for themselves by pushing their horses and carts and belongings into the ditches on either side of the road.
Then thousands of them forced the old women and children aside.
Forgetting their honour and duty and forgetting about the retreating German units, they pounced on the women and girls.
Women, mothers and their daughters lie to the right and the left of the highway and in front of each one stands a laughing gang of men with their trousers down.
Those already covered in blood and losing consciousness are dragged to the side.
Children trying to help them have been shot.
There is laughter and roaring and jeering, screams and moans.
And the soldiers’ commanders – majors and lieutenant colonels – are standing there on the highway.
Some are laughing, but some are also conducting the event so that all their soldiers without exception could take part.
This is not an initiation rite, and it has nothing to do with revenge against the accursed occupiers, this is just a hellish diabolical group sex.
This represents a complete lack of control and the brutal logic of a crowd gone mad.
Sleeping With The Enemy ..
The French are upset over a book of wartime photos showing their women canoodling with Nazi invaders.
Though more than two million Frenchmen were in prisoner of war camps, the birth rate rose spectacularly, with an estimated 200,000 children born to Franco-German couples during the war.
Sleeping with the enemy?
Since 1945, The U.S. Has Tried To Overthrow More Than 50 Governments ..
Why do we tolerate the threat of another world war in our name?
Why do we allow lies that justify this risk?
Every year, the American historian William Blum publishes his “updated summary of the record of US foreign policy” which shows that, since 1945, the U.S. has tried to overthrow more than 50 governments, many of them democratically elected; grossly interfered in elections in 30 countries; bombed the civilian populations of 30 countries; used chemical and biological weapons; and attempted to assassinate foreign leaders.
In many cases Britain has been a collaborator.
The degree of human suffering, let alone criminality, is little acknowledged in the west, despite the presence of the world’s most advanced communications and nominally most free journalism.
That the most numerous victims of terrorism – “our” terrorism – are Muslims, is unsayable.
That extreme jihadism, which led to 9/11, was nurtured as a weapon of Anglo-American policy (Operation Cyclone in Afghanistan) is suppressed.
In April the U.S. state department noted that, following Nato’s campaign in 2011, “Libya has become a terrorist safe haven”.
The name of “our” enemy has changed over the years, from communism to Islamism, but generally it is any society independent of western power and occupying strategically useful or resource-rich territory, or merely offering an alternative to U.S. domination.
The leaders of these obstructive nations are usually violently shoved aside, such as the democrats Muhammad Mossedeq in Iran, Arbenz in Guatemala and Salvador Allende in Chile, or they are murdered like Patrice Lumumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
All are subjected to a western media campaign of vilification – think Fidel Castro, Hugo Chávez, now Vladimir Putin.
( John Pilger, 13.05.2014 ) Source: theguardian.com
Ukraine Is Being Torn Apart By Fascist Forces Unleashed By The U.S. And The EU ..
Washington’s role in Ukraine is different only in its implications for the rest of us.
For the first time since the Reagan years, the U.S. is threatening to take the world to war.
With eastern Europe and the Balkans now military outposts of Nato, the last “buffer state” bordering Russia – Ukraine – is being torn apart by fascist forces unleashed by the U.S. and the EU.
We in the west are now backing neo-Nazis in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler.
Having masterminded the coup in February against the democratically elected government in Kiev, Washington’s planned seizure of Russia’s historic, legitimate warm-water naval base in Crimea failed.
The Russians defended themselves, as they have done against every threat and invasion from the west for almost a century.
But Nato’s military encirclement has accelerated, along with U.S.-orchestrated attacks on ethnic Russians in Ukraine.
If Putin can be provoked into coming to their aid, his pre-ordained “pariah” role will justify a Nato-run guerrilla war that is likely to spill into Russia itself.
Instead, Putin has confounded the war party by seeking an accommodation with Washington and the EU, by withdrawing Russian troops from the Ukrainian border and urging ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine to abandon the weekend’s provocative referendum.
These Russian-speaking and bilingual people – a third of Ukraine’s population – have long sought a democratic federation that reflects the country’s ethnic diversity and is both autonomous of Kiev and independent of Moscow.
Most are neither “separatists” nor “rebels”, as the western media calls them, but citizens who want to live securely in their homeland.
( John Pilger, 13.05.2014 ) Source: theguardian.com
Russian-Speaking Ukrainians Are Fighting For Survival ..
Like the ruins of Iraq and Afghanistan, Ukraine has been turned into a CIA theme park – run personally by CIA director John Brennan in Kiev, with dozens of “special units” from the CIA and FBI setting up a “security structure” that oversees savage attacks on those who opposed the February coup.
Watch the videos, read the eye-witness reports from the massacre in Odessa this month.
Bussed fascist thugs burned the trade union headquarters, killing 41 people trapped inside.
Watch the police standing by.
A doctor described trying to rescue people, “but I was stopped by pro-Ukrainian Nazi radicals. One of them pushed me away rudely, promising that soon me and other Jews of Odessa are going to meet the same fate. What occurred yesterday didn’t even take place during the fascist occupation in my town in world war two. I wonder, why the whole world is keeping silent.”
Russian-speaking Ukrainians are fighting for survival.
When Putin announced the withdrawal of Russian troops from the border, the Kiev junta’s defence secretary, Andriy Parubiy – a founding member of the fascist Svoboda party – boasted that attacks on “insurgents” would continue.
In Orwellian style, propaganda in the west has inverted this to Moscow “trying to orchestrate conflict and provocation”, according to William Hague.
His cynicism is matched by Obama’s grotesque congratulations to the coup junta on its “remarkable restraint” after the Odessa massacre.
As Henry Kissinger once said: “It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but what is perceived to be true.”
Propaganda in Germany has been pure cold war, with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung warning its readers of Russia’s “undeclared war”.
For the Germans, it is a poignant irony that Putin is the only leader to condemn the rise of fascism in 21st-century Europe.
( John Pilger, 13.05.2014) Source: theguardian.com
According to the great whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, a silent coup has taken place in Washington and rampant militarism now rules.
The Pentagon currently runs “special operations” – secret wars – in 124 countries.
At home, rising poverty and a loss of liberty are the historic corollary of a perpetual war state.
Add the risk of nuclear war, and the question is: why do we tolerate this?
( John Pilger, 13.05.2014 )
Greatest British Politician ..
David Lloyd George was the greatest British politician of the 20th Century by a mile.
He had it all.
A mesmerising orator, both on the platform and in the Commons, he was equally persuasive one-to-one and could reconcile the most intransigent opponents by sheer force of personality.
Unusually for such a brilliant talker, he was also an inexhaustibly constructive minister who actually made things happen.
He rose from a tiny village in rural Wales – without the benefit of either a public school education or university but by a combination of talent, hard work and extraordinary self-belief – to dominate the class-bound political establishment of Edwardian Britain.
As chancellor in Herbert Asquith’s Liberal government before 1914, he introduced the radical programme of social reform which laid the foundations for the modern welfare state.
He was Asquith’s heir apparent.
Then he was hijacked by the First World War.
Diverted from his mission of democratising British society, he became instead the leader who grasped quicker than anyone else what was needed to wage ‘total’ war.
But having led the country to victory in 1918, he ended up the prisoner of a Conservative-dominated coalition which duly dumped him when his wartime usefulness was over.
Shortly after the outbreak of World War 1, David Lloyd George delivered a passionate call to arms and committed himself to a fight to the finish.
Lloyd George attacked Germany for being “The Road Hog of Europe” and argued that it would be ‘a dark day for humanity’ if Britain did not go to the world’s rescue.
“They think we cannot beat them.
It will not be easy.
It will be a long job.
It will be a terrible war.
But in the end we shall march through terror to triumph”.
On the 3rd of July 1988, the United States Navy shot down Iranian passenger flight 655, killing 290 innocent civilians, including 66 children.
The Royal Navy admitted to using Britney Spears songs to scare away Somali pirates.
Merchant navy officer Rachel Owens said, ‘As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney they move on quickly.’
They would have used Justin Bieber tracks but couldn’t risk being tried for war crimes.
( Graham Wray )