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Germany: Hurtful comments damage Mideast peace
Published: 25.01.13, 14:20
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1. "Aggressive and hurtful comments"
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.25.13)
That's particularly meaningless, coming from the people who invented gas chambers. Germany is getting way too full of itself. I think it's high time to remind them of their disgraceful past. The Jewish people have not forgotten. But it is rather pathetic that the German people have. Six million souls, they have to account for. Perhaps it would be best if the Germans kept their stupid mouths SHUT. We have not forgotten. We never will. The last people on the face of this earth with the right to criticize the State of Israel are the Germans. They will never pay their debt to civilization. Ever. They need to understand this, and temper their silly comments. Let's see -- Auschwitz. Dachau. Buchenwald. Sobibor. Plaszow. Mathausen. Et cetera, et cetera, ad nauseum. Six million. That's the number upon which the Germans need to focus their energies. And they dare criticize Israel? Talk about unmitigated gall! I really think the United States dropped the bomb on the wrong country.
2. Last Sentence
Moshe of Rockville ,   Rockville,MD USA   (01.25.13)
Regarding your last sentence, the apparent intent by the US was to use the A-bomb against both Germany and Japan. Germany surrendered before the bomb was complete,but Japan had to be hit by two devices before it chose unconditional surrender. From what I have read, the educational system does inform the students about WW 2 and the extermination of most of European Jewry. Happy Tu Bishvat!
3. Arabs Are Monkeys...
ACortez ,   Anaheim, CA, USA   (01.25.13)
They really haven't evolved all that much over the last couple of thousand years. Their attitudes really are medieval and it's going to take a catastrophic lesson, such as that taught to the nazis, before they'll accept peace.
4. Germany won't denounce Morsi bigotry, only E-1 construction
Dr. L. Brnd ,   San Diego, USA   (01.25.13)
Not surprisingly, Germany refuses to denounce or even comment publically on Morsi's Hitler-era style anti-semitic diatribes, and makes only the most generic observation about "unhelpful language". Instead, as usual, Germany reserves its explicit, hair-trigger public criticism only for Israeli municipal planning documents relating to construction tenders on some empty lot. Perhaps they are worried any criticism of Morsi could damage Germany's new billion-dollar attack submarine deal with Cairo. Attack submarines Morsi and his anti-israel Islamists plan to use against...who? Libya? Tunisia? Cyprus?
5. to #1-what are you going on & on about?
Oleg   (01.25.13) tiresome!
6. To Sarah B. nr. 1.
Sjoerd van der Velde ,   Hoorn NH, Holland   (01.25.13)
You are right again. When Germany had to pay for the damage they made during WW2 and when they did not have the most of the Marshal aid, Germany would have never recovered, from bankrupcy and poverty. They would have never had the "Wirtschafts Wunder". I also did not agree with the reunification of Germany in 1990. Korea has more right on a reunification than Germany, because it also was a victim of Japanese agression from 1905-1945, while Germany caused 3 terrible, horrible wars from 1870-1945.
7. 12 million
Slice ,   Dallas, Tx   (01.25.13)
Please let's not forget that Germany murdered 12 million people, 6 million Jews and 6 million others(handicap, insane, political prisoners, gypsies, etc...)
8. Morsi is honest and transparent. The Jews should be grateful
moshe ,   tel aviv israel   (01.25.13)
9. TO NO 4 Charitable organization
sam ,   colorado-US   (01.25.13)
Is the U.S a Charitable organization,of course not,If there is no interest and service to U.S. national security What was not U.S. aid to Egypt gave
10. #12
mark ,   ca   (01.25.13)
Way more than 12 million... Civilians killed totaled from 40 to 52 million, including 13 to 20 million from war-related disease and famine. Total military dead: from 22 to 25 million, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war
11. To: Sjoerd at No. 6
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.25.13)
I, too, opposed German reunification. Germany unified under Bismarck, and the War of 1870 (and the Paris Commune) ensued. Germany unified under the Kaiser -- and we got World War I. Germany unified again in 1934, and we all know what happened next. Frankly, it seems to me that historically, the biggest threat to world peace seems to have come from the Germans. The European Union is in bad shape, but it is only going to get worse. Germany will soon tire of funding the whole EU dog and pony show, and .... guess what's bound to happen then? The best predicter of future behavior is past behavior. Germany cannot be trusted. Allowing the two Germanies to unify was a very short-sighted and foolhardy decision.
12. Mursi is reciting Muslim dogma
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.25.13)
mursi did not invent the phrase "descendents of apes and pigs" when referring to jews. it is part of muslim dogma and comes from the koran. all jew haters, including members of the third reich, have invented terms and phrases which refer to jews in dehumanising terms.
13. To: Mark at No. 10
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.25.13)
Some historians put the death toll as high as 65 or 70 million. Hard to tell how many Soviets died because of the Nazis and how many died because of Stalin. But the Soviet Union suffered tremendous losses.
14. When 40% of Germans hate jews, this is dangers
JJJ   (01.26.13)
15. 12 million
Slice ,   Dallas, Tx   (01.26.13)
I was only stating the outright, premeditated murder of 12 million, not the total from the war, which I believe was upwards of 60-70 million souls.
16. Germany¬†should announce that Israel's enemies are warlike
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.26.13)
The charade of Peace is harming the prospects of a real, lasting peace. Germany and other nations should come out and announce this. The best possibility for peace is if the enemies of Israel are forced to unconditionally surrender. Only when this occurs will peace take place.
17. Just a random thought here
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (01.26.13)
Almost every country in the world speaks of a "mother country." That's a warm, nurturing, image. Germany doesn't have that. Germany has the "Fatherland." That's a whole different set of duties and obligations. I really do believe that this rather unusual difference has shaped the German people. Hey -- four o'clock in the morning here in New York; just got off a long -- and difficult -- telephone conference with Singapore. Forgive me my musings. But think about it. Mother country? Fatherland? Big difference there, don't you think?
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