Adolf Hitler despised this ‘undignified’ picture of him in short trousers.
In Lederhosen (The Tracht Lederhose is the fashion item for every gent. The short Lederhosen made of buckskin or suede is the main component of the Bavarian Tracht)Â and knee-high socks, Adolf Hitler lounges against a tree in a pose more twit than tyrant.
A parliamentary committee established by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras put an official number on the claim, which includes the cost of a forced Nazi loan made by the Bank of Greece and the return of archaeological treasures.
Greece suffered a brutal occupation at the hands of the Third Reich in 1941, with over 40,000 people starving to death in Athens alone.
Previous Greek calculations for the cost of the country’s occupation have stood at around â‚¬160bn. The revised figures however amount to nearly 10pc of Germany’s GDP. Â Â Read more »
Senior figures in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner in government – the SPD – have united with the Green Party to declare Germany should compensate Greece to the tune of billions …Â for wartime Nazi atrocities.
The demands come as parliamentary lawyers warned her cabinet that Greece may have a valid claim which Germany might lose if it chose to fight it all the way to the European Court of Justice.
Mrs Merkel is said to be furious at the schism in a hitherto united front. She – and most Germans – view the Greek demand for up to 500Â billion dollarsÂ in reparations for the Nazi occupation as a ploy to gain more time and money to settle its chronic debt crisis.
Using hydrophobic paint, the Germans are trying to stop all the whizzing…
Fed up residents of a Germany neighborhood known for its popular night clubs are using a clever technique to get drunk people to stop peeing on the walls of buildings.
Resident Julia Staron organized a local interest group to help apply Ultra-Ever Dry, a super-hydrophobic paint originally developed by carmaker Nissan. The coating, which is also used in shipbuilding, is powerful enough to push water molecules away, meaning that late night pee-ers get a nasty surprise.
“Wild peeing has been a problem here for a long time. But in recent years, it got worse,” Staron told Reuters.
As Mr Minto and his comrades argued at the time, it would not do to claim apartheid-era South Africa was a long way away, that what happened there didnâ€™t affect us and that it would be dangerous to put oneself in harmâ€™s way against the Red Squad.Â They argued that to go to a game was to tacitly support the South African regime even if one claimed to oppose apartheid.Â For those young enough, fit enough and brave enough (like Mr Minto and Murray McCully, now John Keyâ€™s foreign minister) it was seen as an important withdrawal of consent to be bloodied by Ross Meurantâ€™s PR24s.
For his efforts, Mr Minto was labelled a â€śprincipled fanaticâ€ť by the SIS. With his background as a bland, middle-of-the-road union bureaucrat, no one will ever use that noun to describe Andrew Little. And now, after his despicable conduct over the training mission to Iraq, no one will ever use the adjective to describe him either.
Under Mr Mintoâ€™s formula, it is not enough for the Labour leader to say ISIS is evil but a long way away, nothing to do with us and too dangerous to oppose anyway.Â His failure to support even the minimal contribution Mr Key has authorised â€“ falling well short of what the Iraqi government sought â€“ is to tacitly support religious barbarians so extreme that even Al-Qaeda has distanced itself from them.Â Were he a Michael Joseph Savage, a Peter Fraser or even a Helen Clark, instead of bleating that Mr Keyâ€™s decision might put New Zealanders at risk, he would instead be attacking the prime ministerâ€™s minimalist response as cowardice.
Mr Little had a choice to stand beside Mr Key or Mohammed Emwazi, Jihadi John.Â He chose the latter.
Todays face of the day, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of hate speech. Her crime? Calling Mohammed a pedophile and telling the truth about Islam. In Austria calls for killing Jews are legal but calling Mohammed a Pedophile is illegal.
The last time I checked, a man who sexually touches a 6 year old girl is a pedophile and one who has sex with a 9 year old girl is a pedophile. You can argue that back in the dark ages that kind of child sex was socially acceptable. I would argue that in modern, civilised times it is not. So therefore I confidently and loudly say that the founder of Islam by today’s civilised standards was a kiddy fiddler, a pedophile, a pedo, a pervert, a rapist, a creeper, a pedobear andÂ a child molester. The forced child marriage that is still sanctioned and happening within Islam is an abomination and is morally and ethically repulsive.
There I have said it. Charge me with hate speech for stating the obvious. What on earth is our world coming to when a woman cannot tell the truth without being arrested and dragged through the legal system while those who call for Jews to be killed not only are left alone, their words are justified by the judiciary.
February 12, 2015 by Daniel Greenfield
Itâ€™s not anti-Semitism. Itâ€™s anti-Zionism. You can tell because it involves Hitler and killing Jews.
Facebook postings from a Turkish man showing Adolf Hitler, with a statement praising the death of Jews, are a legitimate expression of criticizing the Jewish state, the spokesman for the prosecutor office in the city of Linz, Philip Christl, said on Tuesday.
â€śI could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing themâ€¦,â€ť Ibrahim B. wrote on his Facebook page in December.
A journalist decided to test how safe the streets of Paris are for Jews – by wearing a religious skullcap and filming the public’s reaction using a hidden camera.
Zvika Klein, a reporter for Jewish news outlet NRG, silently walked in the city for ten hours wearing a kippah – also known as a yarmulke – on his head and a tzitzit (knotted ritual tassels).
And the shocking hidden camera footage shows antisemitism is rife in the French capital as he is seen harassed and intimidated.
As he wanders around neighbourhoods wearing the garments associated with his faith, he is spat at, threatened and even called a ‘dog’.
Klein was inspired by a YouTube video in which a New York woman filmed the sexist remarks she endured in 10 hours of walking the streets of the Big Apple
After the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last month, where four Jews were murdered for their faith, he decided to record what life was really was like for a Jew living in Paris.
Posting the video on YouTube, he wrote: ‘Welcome to Paris 2015, where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution, and where keffiyeh-wearing men and veiled women speak Arabic on every street corner.’
He spent a day in Paris with a bodyguard while photographer Dov Belhassen documented the day using a GoPro camera hidden in his backpack.
He wandered through Jewish neighborhoods, around the Eiffel Tower, and then through mostly Muslim neighborhoods.
In an article accompanying the video, he said tourist attractions were ‘relatively calm’ – ‘but the further from them we walked, the more anxious I became over the hateful stares, the belligerent remarks, and the hostile body language,’ he wrote.
Boys shouted ‘Viva Palestine’ and as he passes a group of youths, one remarks: ‘I’m joking, the dog will not eat you’.
Fingers were pointed at him in a cafe – and moments later, thugs awaited him on a street corner, he adds.
A little boy was shocked at his appearance in his neighbourhood, he reports. ‘What is he doing here Mommy?‘ he asked. ‘Doesn’t he know he will be killed?’
It comes as Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the mass emigration of Jews from Europe to escape the rising tide of antisemitic terror attacks.
Netanyahu said Europe was no longer a safe haven for Jews following attacks in Paris and Copenhagen – adding that Israel is now the only country in the world where Jews can feel safe.
His comments sparked fury from Jewish groups and were promptly refuted by the leaders of France, Germany and Denmark.
But Mr Klein’s video shows, in Paris, Jews ‘are barred from entering certain areas’.
‘Is this what life is like for Paris’ Jews?’ he reports. ‘Is this what a Jew goes through, day in and day out, while walking to work or using public transportation?’
He adds the majority of French Jews ‘do not flaunt their religion’ and Jewish community leaders have urged them to wear hats as they walk to and from work.
But at night?
‘Jews prefers to stay inside in the evening,’ he says. ‘It is safer at home.‘
There are three specific reasons why NZ has to join the fight, two practical and one principled.
The practical reasons are simple: First, NZâ€™s major security allies, the US, UK and Australia, are all involved as are France, Germany and others. After the signing of the Wellington and Washington security agreements, NZ became a first tier security partner of the US, and as is known, it is an integral member of the 5 Eyes signals intelligence network. It therefore cannot renege on its security alliance commitments without a serious loss of credibility and trust from the countries upon which it is most dependent for its own security.
Secondly, most of New Zealandâ€™s primary diplomatic and trading partners, including those in the Middle East, are involved in the anti-IS coalition. Having just secured a UN Security Council temporary seat at a time when the UN has repeatedly issued condemnations of IS, and having campaigned in part on breaking the logjam in the UNSC caused by repeated use of the veto by the 5 permanent members on issues on which they disagree (such as the civil war in Syria), NZ must back up its rhetoric and reinforce its diplomatic and trade relations by committing to the multinational effort to defeat IS. Refusing to do so in the face of requests from these partners jeopardises the non-military relationships with them.
The third reason is a matter of principle and it is surprising that the government has not made more of it as a justification for involvement. After the Rwandan genocide an international doctrine known as the â€śResponsibility to Protectâ€ť (R2P) was agreed by UN convention to prevent future horrors of that sort. It basically states that if a defenceless population is being subject to the depredations of its own government, or if the home government cannot defend the population from the depredations of others, then the international community is compelled to use whatever means, including armed force, to prevent ongoing atrocities from occurring. There can be no doubt that is the situation in parts of Iraq and Syria at the moment. Neither the Assad regime or the Iraqi government can defend minority communities such as Kurds or Yazidis, or even non-compliant Sunnis, from the wrath of IS.
That, more than any other reason, is why NZ must join the fight. As an international good citizen that has signed up to the R2P, NZ is committed in principle to the defense of vulnerable others.
You know how arguments and debates on the internet often end up with a reference to Hitler or Nazis? Well today’s face of the day isn’t Hitler or a Nazi but he found a willing accomplice in Hitler when they bonded over a shared desire to wipe the Jewish people off the face of the earth. It is a part of WWII history that I was not taught when I was at High School and I suspect it is still omitted from the syllabus today.
Islam had considerable influence over Hitler’s thinking and plans. It is highly conceivable from what I have discovered so far that two Muslims who influenced Hitler, Haj-Amin-al-Husseini and Achmed Huber are the actual founding fathers of the holocaust.