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January 22, 2018

New movie tells you what really happeed on 9-11

Filed under: movies, True Crime — furtherglory @ 1:27 pm

The following quote is from a movie review which you can read in full at:

https://www.movieinsider.com/m6073/horse-soldiers

Begin quote from movie review:

[The movie entitled] 12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission.

There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies.

In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers.

But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

End quote from movie review

So there you have it, at long last the true story of 9-11

The Bengazi attack

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:12 am

Hillary Clinton and her connection to the Bengazi attack

In the comments on my blog, someone mentioned Hillary Clinton’s role in the Bengazi attack. I had to look up the details of this attack, but I do recall that Hillary testified for several hours about this. I had never been an admirer of Hillary until I saw her testify about Bengazi.

Peter Ducy’s hair and Hillary’s private e-mail server

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:00 am

Which one of these things do you find to be the most fascinating? Peter Ducy’s hair or Hillary’s private e-mail server?

These two things are with us every day.

I have knowledge of both these things.

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Peter Ducy’s distinctive hair cut was achieved by putting powder in his hair, which cannot be washed out. If he wants to change his hairdo, he can shave his head and his hair will grow back — without his current hair style.

A few years ago, I went to a gay hair dresser, who put powder in my hair so that it would be lifted up the way that Peter’s hair is lifted. I was warned that, if I didn’t like this hair style, I would have to shave my head to get rid of it.

As for Hillary and her private server, anyone can have a private server in his or her home. It is not against the law to have a private server. The purpose of having such a server is that you can tell where your e-mail is really coming from, and not where it is pretending to come from.

Someone who knew about the use of a private server set this up for Hillary. Now she has to suffer for the rest of her life because she did not bother to find out that this would be held against her until the end of the world.

January 21, 2018

Trump’s first report card

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 2:52 pm

You can read all about it in this news article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trumps-first-year-a-damage-assessment/2018/01/19/0b410f3c-fa66-11e7-a46b-a3614530bd87_story.html?utm_term=.b748dab4d6e3

The following quote is from the very end of the article:

Begin quote

Trump’s presidency has done daily damage not only to the Republican Party and the conservative movement but, more important, to our constitutional system of government. The president is eroding the unwritten norms that serve as the civic girders beneath our political and legal infrastructure. And his foreign policy, insofar as he has one, is diminishing our global standing and jeopardizing our security.

End quote

Trump should stick to “pussy grabbing” and stay out of politics.

 

Who remembers the gas chamber at Natzweiler?

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:19 pm

The gas chamber at Natzweiler-Struthof

The Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp was located on top of a 2,500 foot-high mountain in the Vosges range, which was a ski area before the camp was built, and might still be today.

Natzweiler-Struthof was not a death camp, specifically built for the extermination of the Jews; it was a camp for the imprisonment of convicted German criminals and Anti-Fascist resistance fighters.

One of the reasons that the camp is so well known in America today is because a small number of Jews were allegedly killed there in a gas chamber, according to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The gas chamber building, shown in the photo above, has been preserved, but it was not open during the time that I visited.

However, it is not necessary to examine the gas chamber because we have the confession of Josef Kramer, in which he said that he had personally gassed 80 Jews there. Kramer made his confession after he was arrested at Bergen-Belsen when that camp was voluntarily turned over to the British on April 15, 1945.

Le Struthof, as the camp is known to the French, was located 31 miles from Strasbourg where Dr. August Hirt, a Professor at the University of Strasbourg, was conducting research on racial characteristics. When he requested Jewish skeletons that were undamaged by bullet holes or body blows, Heinrich Himmler allegedly ordered that Jews should be brought from Auschwitz to Natzweiler so that they could be killed in the gas chamber there.

In August 1943, a special gas chamber was allegedly constructed by adapting an existing building, formerly owned by the Struthof hotel, which was located about a mile from the concentration camp on a side road. This room had previously been used as a refrigerator room by the hotel.

Killing the Jews in one of the gas chambers at Auschwitz and shipping the skeletons to Strasbourg wouldn’t do – the skeletons had to be prepared with great care by Dr. Hirt himself.

According to a Tübingen Professor, Dr. Hans-Joachim Lang, two anthropologists, who were both members of the SS, Dr. Hans Fleischhacker and Bruno Beger, were sent in June 1943 to Auschwitz to select Jews to be gassed so that their skeletons could be added to the rassistische/rassenideologische collection of Dr. August Hirt. There were 57 men and 29 women in the group that was selected.

In the documents submitted to the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, it is mentioned that the Jewish victims were put into quarantine for a time at Auschwitz because there was a typhus epidemic in the camp; then they were brought to Natzweiler-Struthof. The Nuremberg IMT documents show that 86 corpses were brought to the Anatomie Institute of the Reichsuniversitat Strassburg and that an assistant of Prof. August Hirt saw the tattoos on the arms and secretly wrote down the 86 numbers on a piece of paper.

 

Dr. August Hirt in his SS uniform

In a Military Tribunal conducted by the British after the war, Magnus Wochner, an SS staff member who was among the accused, testified as follows, according to a book entitled “The Natzweiler Trial,” written by Anthony M. Webb:

I recall particularly one mass execution when about 90 prisoners (60 men and 30 women), all Jews, were killed by gassing. This took place, as far as I can remember, in spring 1944. In this case the corpses were sent to Professor Hirt of the department of Anatomy in Strasbourg.

Contrary to the statement above, the gassing actually took place in August 1943, according to the confession of Natzweiler Commandant Josef Kramer, who was not among the accused at the trial where Wochner testified.

  

Dr. August Hirt doing an autopsy

According to Dr. Lang, the files of the Natzweiler-Struthof camp show that there were 4 Jewish inmates in the camp on August 1, 1943 and one week later there were 90 Jews, indicating that a group of 86 Jews had arrived.

The 29 women were allegedly gassed soon after arrival and the following week, there were 60 Jews in the camp.

A week later, after the men had been gassed, there were only 3 Jews left in the camp since one of the male Jewish inmates had died during the week that the women were gassed.

When the Bergen-Belsen camp was turned over to the British on April 15, 1945, Commandant Josef Kramer volunteered to stay behind to help the British soldiers take over the camp, which was experiencing a horrendous typhus epidemic.

Obviously, Kramer had no remorse for his crimes and did not expect to be arrested, or he would have escaped along with the other guards who left the camp before the British arrived.

Instead, Kramer met the British troops at the gate and offered his help in overcoming the typhus epidemic.

The photo below shows Josef Kramer, the Commandant of Bergen-Belsen and the former Commandant of Natzweiler, after he was arrested by the British on the first day after they took over the camp.

Josef Kramer, former Commandant of Natzweiler, under arrest at Bergen-Belsen

In the museum at Natzweiler-Struthof, Kramer’s confession is on display; he described how he personally mixed “salts” with water to produce a lethal gas. The gas was dumped through a hole which had been chiseled through the tiled wall of a room previously used for the refrigeration of perishable food. Then Kramer said that he watched through a peephole as the Jews died from the fumes of the poison gas.

Josef Kramer was convicted by a British Military Tribunal held in 1945, and hanged for the crimes he had committed at Auschwitz II and Bergen-Belsen.

The charges against Kramer at the proceedings of the British Military Tribunal did not include the crime of gassing Jews at Natzweiler-Struthof. Rather, he was charged with crimes committed at Bergen-Belsen and with gassing Jews at Auschwitz, where he was the Commandant of the Auschwitz II camp before being transferred to Bergen-Belsen in December 1944.

The corpse of a woman who was allegedly gassed at Natzweiler

Photo Credit: USHMM

At the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal, charges were brought by the American prosecutor against the Nazis for medical experiments performed at Natzweiler, but there were no documents introduced in which it was claimed that a gas chamber had been used there to murder Jews.

The abandoned Natzweiler camp was discovered by both French and American troops, so it was the responsibility of the French and the American prosecutors to introduce the evidence of the gas chamber there.

On December 9, 1944, Colonel Paul Kirk and Lt. Colonel Edward J. Gully of the US 6th Army made an inspection of the Natzweiler camp, three months after it had been abandoned by the Nazis.

According to Robert H. Abzug, the author of  a book entitled “Inside the Vicious Heart,” they qualified just about every observation that had to do with instruments of death and torture.

The following is a quote from Abzug’s book:

They found, among other things, “what appeared to be a disinfestation unit” and “a large pile of hair appearing and reputed to be human female.” They were shown a building with a space “allegedly used as a lethal gas chamber. ” In this building was “a cellar room with a special type elevator,” and “an incinerator room with equipment obviously intended for the burning of human bodies…a cell room and an autopsy room.” Kirk and Gully then described in detail the “so-called lethal gas chamber,” noting every pipe and outlet and its two steel doors. In the cellar they found four coffins and a sheet metal elevator “of a size which would take a human body” with “stains which appeared to be caused by blood.”

Kirk and Gully wrote a report that was sent to the War Crimes Division, in which they referred to a “so-called gas chamber” at Natzweiler. Based on their report, there were no charges, pertaining to a gas chamber at Natzweiler, brought against the Nazis on trial before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

The building described in the quote from Abzug’s book is shown in the photo below. This building is the crematorium which has an elevator, an incinerator room, a cell room and an autopsy room.

Crematorium at Natzweiler-Struthof

My photo below shows water pipes going into what appears to be a shower room, which is right next to the crematory oven. You can see a bit of the crematory oven in the lower right hand corner of the photo. It appears that the water for the room might have been heated by the oven, as shown in the second photo below.

Water pipes going into shower room next to the ovens

When I visited the Natzweiler camp in October 2004, the room next to the oven was not open to visitors. I peeked through the window shown in the photo above and saw what looked like a shower room.

This is probably the “so-called lethal gas chamber” which the two American officers described in their report, but strangely, there was no sign which said that this was a gas chamber.

This is not the room that Josef Kramer described in his confession

Oven for cremating bodies at Natzweiler-Struthof

The photo above shows the crematory oven described by the American Army officers who investigated the Natzweiler camp in an attempt to find evidence of war crimes.

The shower room is behind the oven and to the right. To the right in the photograph is a display of the shoes worn by the prisoners in the camp.

The Natzweiler camp had only one crematory oven since the camp was not built to be a factory for mass murder.

Apparently Kirk and Gully were not told by their French guides that the actual gas chamber was allegedly located on a side road, about one mile distant from the camp. Since they never saw the alleged real gas chamber, they didn’t include it in their report, and consequently no charges were brought at the Nuremberg IMT with regard to the gassing of Jews at Natzweiler-Struthof.

In 1989, a plaque was placed at Struthof, in memory of the “87 Jews who were gassed” there. This was accomplished through the joint efforts of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a New Jersey lawyer named Stephen Draisin. The number 87 includes the 86 Jews who were brought from Auschwitz to be gassed and one Jewish inmate who died during the same time period.

According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “the gas chamber was also used in pseudo scientific medical experiments involving poison gas.

The victims of these experiments were primarily Roma (Gypsies) who had been transferred from Auschwitz. Prisoners were also subjected to experiments involving treatment for typhus and yellow fever.”

A book which I purchased from the Memorial Site has this to say about the gas chamber:

4. The affair of the Israelite corpses

Hirt, professor of anatomy in Strasbourg, received corpses from the camp of Russian war prisoners at Mutzig, but as he thought they were too lean, he asked for people in a good physical condition for studies on heredity.

87 Israelites (30 of whom were women) were sent from the camp at Auschwitz. They were shut up in block 13 at the Struthof where they were measured, and they had to undergo experiments on sterilization. On August 11, 13, 17, 19, 1943, under the direction of doctors from Strasburg, the S.S. gassed the 87 Israelites in the gas chamber at Struthof with cyanide. Death occurred after 30 to 60 seconds. The corpses were transported to the Institut d’Anatomie in Strasburg. 17 entire corpses (3 of which being women’s) were found at the liberation as well as many dissected pieces.

According to Dr. Lang, there were 16 of the 86 bodies (3 women and 13 men) that were found intact in November 1944, not 17, and an autopsy was performed on the bodies.

“The liberation” referred to in the above quote probably means the liberation of France in August 1944. The Natzweiler-Struthof camp was abandoned in September 1944 so it was not actually “liberated.”

Dr. Hans-Joachim Lang was able to identify the 86 Jews who were gassed at Natzweiler after locating their prisoner numbers in the Auschwitz archives. The 29 women and 57 men who were gassed had been deported to Auschwitz from Norway, Poland, Greece, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The bodies of the 86 victims are buried in the Jewish cemetery of Strasbourg and a grave stone with the 86 names was placed there in December 2005.

Dr. Lang has published a book with the names of the 86 Jews who were gassed at Natzweiler.

 

0n 9-11 when the second plane hit…

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 10:58 am

There is a new movie about 9-11 that has just been released. The title of the movie is Twelve Strong.

On TV this morning, I heard someone say “When the second plane hit the second tower, it was known to be an attack by a foreign country.”

How was this known? Did someone in a foreign country call the president and tell him “look out the window, your country is under attack.”

I recall that morning very clearly. I had just turned on the TV and was watching the News, when I saw the second plane hit one of the towers.

I called my daughter and told not to go out of her house because America was under attack by a foreign country.

What else could it be? The owner of the buildings would never attack his own property. It had to be a foreign country that was attacking America — but why?

Hopefully, the new movie will tell us why. Maybe we will finally learn which “foreign country” attacked the buildings owned by one man.

The owner of the buildings had a dental appointment that morning, so he was not killed during the attack. He lived to build new buildings in that spot, which are much better than the old buildings that were brought down.

January 20, 2018

President Donald Trump has way surpassed Richard Nixon in evil deeds, and in the danger he presents to democracy….

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 2:45 pm

The title of my blog post today is a quote from this news article: http://www.newsweek.com/trumps-first-year-long-national-nightmare-nowhere-near-over-786142

The news article starts off with this quote:

Begin quote

Donald Trump has been a nightmare, and as the Robert Mueller investigation moves forward, the nation is endangered by the unpredictability of the 45th President, and the refusal of his party to face its responsibility to the nation at large.

We are in a constitutional and foreign policy crisis far greater than even Richard Nixon presented us 45 years ago. The most unpopular President in his first year in office since public opinion polls began 80 years ago, Donald Trump, the popular vote loser by a massive margin of nearly 3 million votes, governs outside of the party structure much of the time, and displays clear authoritarian leanings that endanger all Americans and their basic freedoms and national security. That includes the one third of the nation which adores him.

To try to summarize the damage Donald Trump has done cannot easily be accomplished in one essay, but as best as this author can do, here is an attempt, with the understanding that so much that is detrimental has occurred that even seasoned journalists have trouble keeping up with it all.

Donald Trump has undermined the judicial branch with his attacks on federal judges and his selection of incompetent and unqualified nominees for lifetime positions on the district and circuit courts.

[…]

Donald Trump has assaulted the Bill of Rights and is a threat to the civil liberties and civil rights of African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, women, gay and transgender Americans, and to members of the news media who dare to investigate and question his white supremacist, nativist, racist, and misogynistic utterances and policies.

Calling the free press “the enemy of the American people” puts him in league with dictators and authoritarians in nations like Russia, China, Turkey, Egypt, and the Philippines and in the tradition of such past regimes as Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and the Soviet Union.

End quote

Is Trump having an affair in the White House?

Filed under: Trump — furtherglory @ 11:33 am

This news article claims that Trump might be having an affair in the White House.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/01/20/michael-wolff-claims-trump-may-be-having-affair-in-white-house/23338741/

Trump and his wife do not share a bedroom. She has her own apartment in the White House, where she lives with her son.

The following quote is from the news article:

Begin quote

Michael Wolff, author of the book “Fire and Fury,” dropped a bombshell claim on Friday that President Trump may be having an extramarital affair in the White House.

Wolff appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday night and said, “There is something in the book that I was absolutely sure of but it was so incendiary that I just didn’t have the ultimate proof.”

When Maher asked whether it was “a woman thing,” Wolff responded, “Well, I didn’t have the blue dress,” in a reference to the key evidence of Bill Clinton’s relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

End quote

 

January 19, 2018

Teaching the Holocaust in American schools

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:05 pm

I wrote about this subject in this previous blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/should-the-holocaust-be-taught-in-american-schools/

I am putting this up again because I don’t think that the Holocaust should be taught in American schools.

A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 12:49 pm

This news article tells about the Jews during the Holocaust: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20180118/holocaust-museum-in-brooklyn-focuses-on-faith-survival

Begin quote from news article:

A group of teenage girls from a private Jewish school clustered around the vitrines during a recent visit and learned about the Walkin family, who fled Lithuania on the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1941, landing first in Kobe, Japan, and then in Shanghai. Program coordinator Miryam Gordon pointed out sabbath candlesticks adorned with Chinese characters.

“Daily life continued,” she said. “Children were born. People got married.”

Reidel’s own grandfather, Mike Tress, is featured in Amud Aish’s collection for his work trying to secure passage for European Jews to the United States or another safe haven.

Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn.

The 3-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum, located far from the tourist crowds at near the very edge of the borough, focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews during and after the Holocaust.

Its collection includes letters, diaries, photos and religious items, like a frayed prayer shawl worn secretly by a prisoner at Auschwitz.

Many were donated by Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews who had stashed the artifacts in basements and attics would not have given them to another museum, Amud Aish staffers said.

“Part of that is because their culture is different and they don’t patronize museums for the most part,” said Shoshana Greenwald, director of collections. “But here they felt this was a museum that would tell their story and understand where they are coming from.”

The collection includes the Warsaw Ghetto diary of Hillel Seidman, who wrote about Jews’ daily struggle to survive and to practice their religion in the face of horrific persecution.

“It’s a well-known diary,” said Dovid Reidel, the museum’s director of research. “This is the original.”

The family of Seidman, who survived the Holocaust and died in 1995, gave the diary to Amud Aish because they “felt other museums will just focus on his general story,” Reidel said. “They felt he wouldn’t be appreciated from his religious dimension as well.”

Currently housed in a temporary space downstairs from a home health care company, far from city subway lines, the Amud Aish Memorial Museum has long planned on moving to a more prominent location. When it opened in the remote Mill Basin neighborhood, there were plans to build an $11 million permanent museum in the borough’s Borough Park section, home to a huge and growing population of Orthodox Jews. Sholom Friedmann, the museum’s director and CEO, said there’s now no fixed date for a move.

An exhibit that officially opens at the museum later this month tells the little-known story of thousands of Jews who found refuge in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, China.

A group of teenage girls from a private Jewish school clustered around the vitrines during a recent visit and learned about the Walkin family, who fled Lithuania on the Trans-Siberian Railway in 1941, landing first in Kobe, Japan, and then in Shanghai. Program coordinator Miryam Gordon pointed out sabbath candlesticks adorned with Chinese characters.

“Daily life continued,” she said. “Children were born. People got married.”

Reidel’s own grandfather, Mike Tress, is featured in Amud Aish’s collection for his work trying to secure passage for European Jews to the United States or another safe haven.

End quote from news article

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