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    • Jonathan S
    • 17.03.07 | 22:54 (IST)

    Alain, thanks for your comment. It is well known that Raschid Ali, the leader of the Baath Party of Saddam Hussein, passed the end of WWII in Berlin as special guest of Hitler. The Baath Arab Socialist Party and the former NSDAP in Germany have many, many points in common. Remember that the whole oppression system in the Baathist countries has been created and even guided by former Gestapo members of Nazi Germany. Now, that the whole influence of Nazi thinking in the Arab world becomes more and more known, we see that much research and elucidation on this topic is necessary, to understand better the hostile ideology of the neighbouring countries of Israel during the last 60-70 years. Germany has left behind deep traces here, too.

    from the article: Seeing the Other more clearly
    First published 00:00 16.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.03.07
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