Saturday, November 26, 2005

Napoleon's genocide 'on a par with Hitler'

By Colin Randall in Paris

A French historian has caused uproar by claiming Napoleon provided the model for Hitler's Final Solution with the slaughter of more than 100,000 Caribbean slaves.

In The Crime of Napoleon, Claude Ribbe accuses the emperor of genocide, gassing rebellious blacks more than a century before the Nazis' extermination of the Jews.

His accusations refer to the extreme methods used to put down a ferocious uprising in Haiti at the start of the 19th century. Then known as San Domingo, the colony was considered a jewel of the French empire and to save it troops launched a campaign to kill all blacks aged over 12.

"In simple terms, Napoleon ordered the killing of as many blacks as possible in Haiti and Guadeloupe to be replaced by new, docile slaves from Africa," Ribbe said yesterday.

He said he had found accounts from officers who refused to take part in the massacres, especially the use of sulphur dioxide to kill slaves held in ships' holds.

His book is already provoking controversy prior to its publication on Thursday. The newspaper France Soir juxtaposed images of Napoleon and Hitler yesterday before asking: "Did Napoleon invent the Final Solution?"

But in an editorial, it condemned the "inanity" of Ribbe's argument. Ribbe, 51, who is of French-Guadeloupe extraction, said he was unrepentant.

"I want the French to know exactly what happened in that period," he said. "As for the good things Napoleon did, that is irrelevant. Hitler developed the autobahns and inspired the Volkswagen; are we supposed to excuse him for his war crimes?"

Ribbe, who was recently appointed a human rights commissioner by the prime minister, Dominique de Villepin, added: "I was taught to think of Napoleon as a superstar. To mention his crimes against humanity has been a taboo."

Friday, November 25, 2005


(An email from an Australian of German origins)

In a few years, Germany is likely to experience a political catastrophe of historic proportions. The underlying cause may well be the biased and narrow-minded view of the German press, in publications as wide-spread as from 'Spiegel' to 'Stern'. One example of decades of such of brainwashing is the almost 100% anti-American attitude of Germans.

This led a few years ago to the very narrow election of the Schroeder/Fischer team, on the basis of a very clear anti-American position. Without that very strong stance, Schroeder would have lost that election. A more business-oriented government could then still have saved the economy in the nick of time. But with the Social Democrats in power, the urgently needed economic reforms could not be carried out, since they would necessarily have weakened the power of their friends and partners, the labour unions. A few years down the track, the country is in despair, with 11% unemployment. The election this year showed voters in panic mode, paralysed by indecision. The result - no clear winner - a 'grand coalition'.

In negotiations with the Social Democrats to join in a coalition, Mrs Merkel had to jettison important aspects of her original program, which was aimed at loosening labour laws, cutting taxes and trimming generous social welfare benefits.

The SPD's slogan of 'Social Justice' will continue to dominate, with more big brother intervention, rather than less government and more free market guidance. Successful businesses will increasingly be handicapped by government and union constraints. Inefficient business areas will continue to be subsidised by German and European taxpayers, and will be protected from the realities of a changing world economy. Successful businesses will be forced to diversify out of Germany in order to survive, while economically unsound businesses will continue to flourish. With the new government in place, the boat has now ultimately been missed. An economic turn-around appears now impossible.

To what level will unemployment have risen in a few years? Whatever number you estimate, double it for youth unemployment. And what will the political consequences be? The recent riots in France have clearly shown what high levels of unemployment lead to. For Germany, an economic and political catastrophe of historic proportions is now in the making.

The German press appears clueless. They prefer emotional self-gratification to realistic analysis and constructive thinking. Or are they thinking further? All that chaos, collapse and human suffering - what fantastic headlines it will make! How many papers it will sell!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Osama says thanks to Australia's public broadcasters -- the ABC and SBS

An email from a reader:

"Terror is the most dreaded weapon in the modern age and the Western media are mercilessly using it against their own people," Why is the Western media establishment so anti-humane? Because it implants fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media are doing!" ..............Osama bin Laden

My complaints re the ABC and SBS are of not just bias, but an overriding political agenda, with savage daily anti Australian, anti American propaganda, painting the United States and Australia as oppressors, torturers and killers of Muslims and then broadcasting it into 40 countries throughout SE Asia, home to some 230 million Muslims, where this vitriol is sending a very clear message of sympathy and support for the terrorists cause, thus putting Australians and Americans at home and abroad at even more risk.

As publicly funded broadcasters, the ABC and SBS have a statutory duty to gather and present information that is "accurate and impartial” especially of the news and current affairs programs.

Now all is all fine and dandy if it was some innocuous programming that produced no threat to the community. Any government ministers watching these programs are very aware that the ABC and SBS have not only ignored their charter requirements, but engaged in an agenda of sedition and vilification, designed to drive a wedge between the Australian and US co-alition, while they send a very clear message of sympathy and support for the terrorists cause.

Balanced reporting? Accurate and impartial? A case in point: SBS Dateline (or "The George Negus Hate America Hour") crew succeeded in conning young American marines in Afghanistan that they were actually friends and allies. The imbedded SBS crew then filmed the burnt bodies of Taliban insurgents, and SBS is now proudly boasting of their achievement that this film is now being shown around the world which has greatly disturbed the US military, and I am sure special attention will be paid to it by the world’s one billion Muslims. The fact that this has obviously put even more westerners, and especially those young American marines at even more risk means nothing to these multicultural cultist twits at SBS.

It turns out though the Australian journalist who videotaped the proceedings, Stephen Dupont, stated in an interview, that he believed the bodies were burned purely for reasons of hygiene when the local villagers refused to retrieve them, and that the American soldiers didn't do anything wrong. Any apologies to the US government for the damage that SBS has done? Any clarification to the SBS viewers. Hell no! But we do have a very angry and outraged George Negus ranting that in the upcoming interview with the those tortured in Abu Ghraib prison that the Americans will not let any cameras in. Gee I wonder why? Could it be that they don't trust those "impartial" journo's at SBS?

And then there was the absolute beat up of the Bush administration re hurricane Katrina. Seems one beat up wasn't enough so SBS went for seconds. And then of course the ABC had to do their vitriolic piece. Yet an inquiry found that while FEMA was slow in it's response it was because most of the blame for the breakdown in the evacuation plans and law and order belongs to Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, who froze in reaction to Katrina, and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, so overwhelmed by the hurricane that he didn't carry out the city's emergency plan. And then there was the New Orleans police chief who made sensational claims about carnage in the devastated city that have turned out to be false, resigned yesterday. Will we see any contrition for the three over the top bashings of the Bush administration by SBS and the ABC?...Don't hold your breath!

Click on to Datelines past stories, and out of the last five, four of them have been outright bashings of the US government. And tonight's story will be another in their stories of torture in Iraq. This is balanced reporting? and how do these endless America "hate" stories benefit multiculture in Australia?

Tonight's Dateline story. "Haj Ali says he is the hooded man with electrodes connected to his hands - a photo that has become an icon of everything that is wrong with America’s occupation of Iraq. He spent just 3 months in Abu Ghraib prison, but will spend the rest of his life reliving it. He has started an organisation for victims of torture and claims to have 40,000 members. 40,000 tortured? Please!

And then tonight's Dateline will pull out all stops to piss off Muslims worldwide so they can plan even more attacks on us.

Multicuculturism is dead, and no one knows this better than those in Denmark, Holland, Spain, Britain and France, and we better wake up too.

We can never really “win” this war, we can only hope to keep these psychopaths from committing the ultimate act of madness, with radiological, bio or chemical agents as long as possible. The government must act now, and stop another weapon, the weapon of words that nurtures the seeds of hatred.