Holocaust card Trumps all

It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. Here we have a splendid example of the holocaust card being used as a pretext to assassination and perhaps war. Here an Israeli minister plays it. He even slips in the “Six Million” for good measure. 

Here’s a quote from the piece. 

An Israeli minister Tuesday called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, likening his regime to the Nazis during World War II.

Yoav Galant, Israel’s housing minister, accused the Syrian regime of gassing its own people, burning their bodies and, ultimately, committing crimes against humanity not seen since Adolf Hitler’s party wiped out six million Jews in the Holocaust.

Israeli Minister: It Is Time to Assassinate Syria’s Bashar Al-Assad

http://www.newsweek.com/israeli-minister-it-time-assassinate-syrias-bashar-al-assad-609848

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war. 

“privileging” the Holocaust

As Voltaire never said:

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2017/02/20/bristol-university-investigates-claims-anti-semitism-lecturer/

A lecturer at Bristol University had the audacity to suggest that Jews should stop “privileging” the Holocaust.The university say they are now “actively looking into this matter”.

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Sir Eric Pickles MP, who is the UK’s special envoy on post-Holocaust issues and a former Conservative Party chairman,claimed it is “one of the worst cases of Holocaust denial” he has seen in recent years, adding that she should “consider her position” at the university.

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OMG you can’t make this stuff up. Could these few sentences cost someone their career and reputation?

But does she have a good point?

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She claims that the Holocaust is “available to manipulation by governmental elites, aiming to promote the narrative most likely to underwrite their claims to sovereignty.”

Dr Gould goes on to say that casting the Holocaust as a “holy event” allows it to be used as a tool by the state of Israel to “whitewash its crimes”.

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Pathways 

Sometimes I wonder what other influences have set the seeds of doubt in my mind and caused me to question the whole holocaust and the evil Germans story we are brought up with.

Here are two small paragraphs from a book that I read some time ago and stuck in my mind. They’re from a book called “RIFLEMAN” about a remarkable British soldier called Victor Gregg. (Victor Gregg has absolutely no involvement in holocaust denial whatsoever, these are purely my own personal comments and opinions)

The paragraphs concerns the defence of Outpost Snipe and the battle of Kidney Ridge (2nd Battle of El Alamein 1942). 2nd Rifle Brigade vs elements from German 90th Light Division, 21st Panzer Div. The fighting had been heavy, the Germans took high casualties and put up a white flag and requested a ceasefire to collect their wounded. The ceasefire held the Germans collected their wounded then hostilities resumed. The Germans launched a massive infantry attack.Fierce fighting eventually became hand to hand and the balance only tipped when British artillery finally hit.

Page 100- SNIPE: 2nd RB OPEN THE GATE

            Peace of a sort descended. Men of both sides squatted down on their haunches to count the cost. Smoke from burnt-out tanks and armoured cars turned daylight into darkness. Friend and foe, we were all in a state of shock. We sensed there would be no more action this day.

After about an hour, as it was getting dark, a lone German came towards our positions carrying a white flag. He stopped about fifty feet from us and our young officer went out to meet him. The German handed over the personal things that Izzy had been carrying on him. We all gave a cheer as he went to his comrades. All over our front the enemy were yet again collecting their wounded. Were these the evil men we had been told about? The men who performed atrocities wherever they went? In our eyes they were men of honour.

(Izzy was a small East End Jew. During a German bombardment in the battle two of his mates were blown to pieces. It sent him over the edge and he charged the German lines firing his Bren gun, he was killed in a fusillade of bullets)

“Were these the evil men we had been told about?”

Its little snippets like these and memories recounted by close relatives that fought the Germans in WWII that bring me to question the whole “official” narrative of the “Good” Allies vs the “Evil” Axis and how the holocaust has become a modern form of governmental religion.

Victor Gregg volunteered for the Parachute Regiment and went on to fight at Arhnem but was captured by the Germans and later sent to a POW in Dresden. He was sentenced to death for sabotaging a German soap factory while as a POW but the day before his execution whilst he was incarcerated the RAF payed a visit to Dresden and an explosion freed him but killed many others imprisoned with him. His freedom came with a price as he then witnessed the full horror of the Dresden raid, nothing he had seen in any battle could prepare him for that and took him 40 years to come to terms with it.

As he says

“we were supposed to be the good guys, we was going to war to rescue Europe from the Evil of the Third Reich, and we finished up being worse than they were. I’m not going to say we, because what annoys me is all this was done in our name and I felt it, it really whacked me, that I’d been under a nation that had been responsible for what had been going in that city that night”