|National-Socialism "is my way of looking at the world. It's my ideals, it is what for us, Germans, was the Weltanschauung, which has to do with honor and self-respect also today." - Erich Priebke|
In this incident, 335 Italians were shot in reprisal for the murder of 33 German soldiers by guerrillas. Priebke was involved in 80 of these executions.
Reprisals for guerrilla-activity in war are hardly unique to Germany, and 10-to-1 (as alleged in Priebke's case) is not even a high ratio for such reprisals. (Cf. the 1000-to-1 ratio that the Bolsheviks applied to the Russian "bourgeoisie" whenever a Bolshevik was killed.) The US military these days tends to disguise its reprisals against civilians in the form of bombardment, e.g. the bombardment of Fallujah, Iraq in 2004.
In fact the whole US policy of sanctions on Iraq during the 1990s represents reprisal against civilians on a colossal scale, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths. Perhaps this was what Priebke meant when he said, "Many civilians died ... and still they are dying" (in 1994).
Sam Donaldson makes much of the allegation that some 14-year-old boys may have been shot in reprisals for guerrilla-activity in 1944, but it was only two years later (1996) that US Secretary of State Madeleine Allbright gave the notorious interview in which she said, "We think the price is worth it," in regard to the deaths of half a million Iraqi children that resulted from economic sanctions intended to force "régime-change" in that country.
The infamous helicopter gun-video leaked by Bradley Manning shows what seems to be more or less random killing of civilians on a street by US forces in Iraq, based on the premise that one or two of those present seemed to have weapons. How does reprisal for killings by guerrillas compare to that?
When the country that suppresses guerrilla-activity through reprisals loses a war, actions of this kind become "massacres" in the parlance of the victors, and since 1945 those who carry out such actions become "war-criminals" -- if their side loses the war.
Because of the attention that ABC News focused on Priebke he was extradited to stand trial in Italy, where he was kept under house-arrest until he passed away recently at the age of 100.
But Priebke never backed down. In a written interview released after his death, Priebke defends National-Socialism, and he explicitly rejects the "Holocaust" as victors' propaganda:
"To lock up people that were a threat to national security was a normal thing during the war. Russians and Americans did the same. [...]
"The activity carried out by a gas chamber is invasive towards the environment and terribly dangerous, deadly, also on the outside. To kill millions of people this way, in the same place where others work and live, without them to notice anything is absurd."
And that is the thing that has Jewish-dominated media howling the most about Priebke, the fact that he expressed disbelief in their Holohoax.
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