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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-05 10:10 AM
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Austrian politician in Nazi row
Ian Traynor, Zagreb
Wednesday April 20, 2005
The Guardian

An Austrian politician complained yesterday that Nazis were persecuted in postwar Austria and described Austrian soldiers who deserted from the Wehrmacht as "murderers of comrades".

Siegfried Kampl, who is due to become the president of the upper house of Austria's parliament in three months and who is an associate of the far-right leader Jrg Haider, caused a storm of controversy by denouncing Austrians who deserted the Nazi military.

"I know what I'm talking about," he told Austrian state radio. "My mother had died. There were five of us children. In 1945 they came and hauled my father away."


He also complained about the "arrogance" of the allies in Austria after the war. Asked if his father was a Nazi party member, he said: "More than 99% were."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/austria/article/0,2763,146364...
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-05 10:11 AM
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1. does this include the new Pope
is he a "murderers of comrades"? Yes, I realize he's German and not Austrian.

six of one, half dozen of the other
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carnie_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-05 10:48 AM
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2. Ann Coulter tried
to remake McCarthyism as truth-telling, and I guess the next big project is reforming Nazism. Next they'll be dragging up Mussolini's corpse and reforming fascism. Because, hey, we've got to take care of business so they'll take care of us. </sarcasm>
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UCLA Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-05 11:05 AM
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3. scary. what's going on in Austria????
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