Published on 29 Jul 2018
“Met zijn plannetje om roverhoofdman te spelen voorzie ik nog vele moeilijkheden”. Met deze zin karakteriseerde de minister van Oorlog Lidth de Jeude in augustus 1944 in Londen de door koningin Wilhelmina doorgedreven benoeming van prins Bernhard tot bevelhebber van de Nederlandse Binnenlandse Strijdkrachten (de BS). En de minister zou later gelijk krijgen. Door onvoldoende selectie konden allerlei figuren zich bij Bernhards legertje aansluiten. Zijn BS had namelijk een enorme werfkracht en iedere ‘goede vaderlander’ (dus geen leden van de NSB) was welkom. Onder hen waren zelfs zwarthandelaren, collaborateurs en bekeerde leden van de NSB, maar die – nu de geallieerden aan de winnende hand waren – zich geroepen voelden om ook ‘in het verzet’ te gaan. Het aanmelden bij de BS was totaal geen probleem. Je moest bijvoorbeeld voor twee tafeltjes verschijnen. Aan het ene werd gevraagd of je een goed Nederlander was. Na het ‘ja’ kwam je…
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“who is the aggressor? Is Russia building its bases near the USA to protect Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and other countries?”
By Lyuba Lulko
GR Editor’s Note
First published in April 2015, this article constitutes a “Russian perspective” on
the deployment of US-NATO troops in Eastern Europe. The US-NATO militarization of Eastern Europe directed against Russia has been ongoing for several years. The threat is real.
It should also be noted that US troops have been stationed in several Western European countries including Germany and Italy since the end of World War II.
(Michel Chossudovsky. GR Ed, May 4, 2018)
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The Americans are planning the largest increase of their military presence in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. The Pentagon announced plans to deploy a tank brigade in Europe in February 2017. Why not immediately…
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ELECTRONIC INTIFADA – The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem urged the United Nations on Thursday to “do all in its power – and its responsibility” to protect unarmed demonstrators in Gaza, one day after journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein died of injuries sustained while covering protests on 13 April. ED-NOTE – The very fact that it is […]
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