a former SS doctor accused of sending 900 sick children to their deaths under the Nazi euthanasia programme has been awarded a German medical association’s highest honour.
He was given the Guenther-Budelmann medal by the German Federation of Internal Medicine for “unequalled services in the cause of freedom of the practice and the independence of the medical profession and to the nation’s health system”.
Not in 1944. And while the former “axis” powers Germany (including annexed Austria) and Italy are among the best business partners of a State (Iran) which is planning and working for the extermination of the Jews.
The campaign STOP THE BOMB – Coalition against the Iranian extermination programme has been mobilizing against a contract with Iran which the Austrian Mineral Oil Company (OMV) is planning to conclude. The campaign started an international online petition, which has been undersigned – amongst other prominent personages – by Elfriede Jelinek, Elie Wiesel and Imre Kertész, Albert Steinnhauser and Maria Vassilakou of the Austrian Green Party, and more than 4.300 other people from more than 60 countries. Now STOP THE BOMB requests in an open letter to the Federal Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Austrian Republic to quit political support for deals with the Iranian regime. Considering statements given by Iranian opposition groups that at present a high-ranking delegation of OMV is staying in Iran to negotiate the concern’s planned 22 billion Euro deal with the Regime, STOP THE BOMB answers with an open letter referring to a writing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to our campaign. In this letter Thomas Mayr-Harting, political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, describes the Austrian posoition regarding Iran and tries implicitly to legitimise deals of Austrian companies with Iran.
[…] how will a President Hillary Clinton or a President Barack Obama respond after being shown that appeasement of the Palestinians has once again failed and that appeasement or deterrence of the Iranian regime has also failed once again? Given their distinct emotional makeup, it can be assumed that Obama will argue that reality is wrong and continue on – Carter-like – into the abyss and drag his country and Israel down with him. Acting in a Clinton-like way, Clinton on the other hand, would be more likely to pick a fight with Serbia – or call for a federal ban on chewing tobacco in a bid to change the subject.
Anche senza disporre di rivelazioni sul colloquio del 5 giugno tra Bashar el Assad e D’Alema, per capirne di più basta stare ai dati di fatto. A Damasco è stato il titolare della Farnesina a lasciar intendere in pubblico che si deve anche a Hezbollah e ad Hamas se le forze italiane in Libano, oltre duemila militari, non sono state bersagli di gravi attentati.
Alla domanda di una giornalista araba sui rischi per il nostro contingente, D’Alema aveva risposto che attacchi di terroristi legati ad al Qaeda erano stati prevenuti grazie alla «collaborazione della stragrande maggioranza dei gruppi palestinesi» (dunque anche del primo partito, Hamas) e «dell’esercito libanese e di tutte le componenti della società libanese» (quindi anche di Hezbollah).
Here is a slide show that has absolutely nothing to do with Mr Massimo D’Alema (well, yes… maybe a little with Hamas):