February 15, 2015
It is good to know that the sickening official display of grovelling at Dresden yesterday, has been upstaged by a Nationalist march through the center of the city at least once, even if it was back in 2005.
I was unfortunate enough to catch some of the official ceremony on the BBC and there was hardly any mention at all of the German victims. Merkel, a German priest and the Archbishop of Canterbury seemed far more concerned with propping up the lie that there were millions of victims of the evil Nazis than remembering the horrific war crime that actually took place there.
I even heard one of them claim that there had been millions of victims in Britain from German bombing raids, while the BBC continually reminded people that only 20,000 Germans perished there.
To get a real idea of how many people there were in Dresden at the time it was bombed, just compare the size of the city to Glastonbury festival, which usually has around 120,000 people attending.
The idea that only 20,000 people were in Dresden is absolutely ludicrous.
Even The Guardian says 35,000 died in this article from 2005, but that is still only a fraction of what reports at the time suggested:
Waving black flags and banners, thousands of neo-Nazis marched through the heart of Dresden yesterday on the 60th anniversary of the city’s destruction by British and American bombers.
In the largest neo-Nazi demonstration in Germany’s postwar history, about 5,000 people took part in a “funeral march” to mourn the civilians killed by the allied attack.
The protest upstaged the official commemoration of the anniversary, during which the British ambassador laid a wreath at a cemetery where victims were buried. Meanwhile, thousands of local citizens gathered in the old square for a candlelight vigil.
Large numbers of riot police were drafted into Dresden as several hundred anti-fascists hurled abuse at the far-right marchers and shouted: “Nazis out!”
The neo-Nazis marched to the music of Wagner and Bach, blaring from loudspeakers. As they crossed the Elbe towards the old city, they encountered several hundred anti-fascists. The organisers merely turned up the volume and played the Ride of the Valkyries.
Several anti-fascists waved British, US and Israeli flags. Others chanted: “You lost the war” and “Stalingrad was wonderful”. Confetti and pink paper aeroplanes with RAF markings were thrown.
Hundreds of young skinheads attended the neo-Nazi rally. But the marchers also included pensioners who were driven out, like vast numbers of German refugees, from East Prussia – now divided between Russia and Poland.
They carried black balloons with the slogan: “Allied bombing terror – never forgive, never forget.” Addressing the rally, the NPD’s leader in the Saxon parliament, Holger Apfel, launched an attack on what he called the “gangster politics of the British and Americans”.
He said: “They have left a trail of blood from the past to the present, via Dresden, Korea, Vietnam, Baghdad and – tomorrow possibly – Tehran. Terror and war have a name. And that name is the United States of America.”
Other speakers accused Winston Churchill of wanting “to roast” Germans.
They also accused the German authorities of deliberately under-estimating the number of civilians killed in Dresden during the raids on February 13 and 14 1945.
Most historians put the figure at 35,000.
No country ever in history has celebrated the deaths of its own people. This behavior is completely and utterly without historical precedent.