Sunday, May 29, 2005

In German "No Drop of Blood" Means "Under 1 Million Dead"

The German Ambassador to the US uses the Nazi definition of "no drop of blood" to mean "under 1 million dead".

Writing in the New Yorker (and adding the "since 1990" after getting pounded) he says.

"As older societies, we tend to think of ourselves as more experienced in the way societies evolve, and we tend to be skeptical of Americans who seem to think that if you believe hard enough, and you muster enough resources, you can change the world."

"In the last year or so, as we've engaged in discussions about the transformation of the Middle East and democracy, I have told my American friends that the region in this world that has seen the most transformation and change is Central and Eastern Europe (since 1990)--without shedding a drop of blood. So don't preach to us."

David's Medienkritik dissects this mendacious garbage. But he is too kind. The break-up of Yugoslavia was triggered in 1991 by the German government's insistence on recognizing Slovenia, against the wishes of the rest of NATO. The EU then stood helpless while hundreds of thousands were murdered and raped as the society collapsed. Finally, the US fixed the situation.