Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Saving Europe: The German Ankle Biters

Another Churchill saying, this time about the Germans: "The Hun Is Either At Your Throat Or At Your Feet.

...referring to their tendency to fight like hell until soundly defeated, and then to vegetate torpidly under the conqueror’s heel.

It now seems that they've moved up from the feet vegetating stage to ankle biting.

David at Medienkritik reports:

Only 30 Demonstrators Protest Chechnya As Putin And Schroeder Sign Billion Dollar Deals

When US President George W. Bush visited Germany last February, tens-of-thousands of angry demonstrators turned out in Mainz and all across Germany to vent their outrage at the Iraq war and the abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Now, less than two months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Germany. And a whopping 30 protesters showed up to demonstrate the bloody Russian war and widespread human rights violations in Chechnya.

Also today, the German courts have ruled that Allied bombing of Dresden is comparable to the German murder of 6 million Jews.

German prosecutors have provoked outrage by ruling that the 1945 RAF bombing of Dresden can legally be termed a "holocaust".

The decision follows the refusal by the Hamburg public prosecutor's office to press charges against a Right-wing politician who compared the bombing raids to "the extermination of the Jews".

German law forbids the denial or playing down of the Holocaust as an incitement to hatred.

I guess when they're finished ankle biting, they'll move up to kneecapping - perhaps selling arms to China? Hmm, they've already done that, maybe they'll go straight to gut punching?