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    • Barka
    • 26.05.11 | 19:23 (IDT)

    The Hague convention of 1907 was a reaction to the British, under Earl Kitchener, behaving 'like Nazis' in the Boer War. Kitchener's concentration camps were horrendous, as were the ones run by the Americans in the Philippines around the same time. Funny how a country that ruled 1/5 of humanity 'by means that do not bear scrutiny' (Gandhi to Hitler) got terribly upset about the Kaiser allegedly being seized by the mad idea to conquer the world, rape Belgium and make margarine out of Belgians. Churchill was as much in the grip of Aryan supremacy as was Theodore Roosevelt. The proof was in the pudding: whoever won was the superior race, and thus winning, by any means, was the way to go. Rescuing 'the free world', for Churchill, was synonymous with rescuing the British Empire, and there is a bit of a contradiction in this, don't you think? Churchill was therefore not interested in the Palestinians having a state of their own. He told the British Palestine Commission in 1937: "I do not agree that the dog in a manger has the final right to the manger even though he may have lain there for a very long time. I do not admit that right. I do not admit for instance, that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race to put it that way, has come in and taken their place." So there you have it. All you have to do is win. Hitler lost, so he's the worst German of all time, as is generally acknowledged by Germans and non-Germans. But does that make Churchill the greatest Briton of all time, or morally superior to Begin? I think not.

    from the article: By Begin's logic, the Palestinians should have a state
    First published 13:38 25.05.11 | Last updated 13:38 25.05.11
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