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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I agree that it is often difficult to do the right, moral thing, but that's what most people on this planet have always done.

    Anyone who participated in the Holocaust should pay a price for that.
    So being drafted then stationed at a concentration camp automatically makes you deserving of a murder sentence? Have you ever been in the military?
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Sure, the misdeeds committed by the Germans while invading Russia were all done by people who were there by choice
    They made their choice, when they voted for and allowed the writer of Mein Kampf and owner of the SA to be head of government. Every individual in a democracy is responsible for the actions of his or her government. And even in the army, I personally don't think that chain of command justifies participation in mass murder.
    And don't forget. This guy was not lying. He set out pretty much in detail, what he planned to do.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    They made their choice, when they voted for and allowed the writer of Mein Kampf and owner of the SA to be head of government. Every individual in a democracy is responsible for the actions of his or her government. And even in the army, I personally don't think that chain of command justifies participation in mass murder.
    And don't forget. This guy was not lying. He set out pretty much in detail, what he planned to do.
    Ok, so we should start drafting the paperwork to try every German citizen born before 1939 with murder. When we're done with that, we can start drafting up the paperwork to charge all Americans with murder for all the murders that have been committed by our government in our names.
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So being drafted then stationed at a concentration camp automatically makes you deserving of a murder sentence? Have you ever been in the military?
    That does and should not justify participating in mass murder and the other things that were prevalent in Auschwitz. This was a case, where line of command is and can be no justification. Resistance is necessary to avoid being a criminal. It is a bad situation to get into. But **** happens.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    That does and should not justify participating in mass murder and the other things that were prevalent in Auschwitz. This was a case, where line of command is and can be no justification. Resistance is necessary to avoid being a criminal. It is a bad situation to get into. But **** happens.
    Considering you want to try all Germans born prior to 1939 with murder, I guess it doesn't matter what he did or didn't do, does it?
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    How can they be prosecuted if they were following a direct order from their commanding officer? Honestly, I understand that this was a horrible circumstance, but if these guys are brought to justice, in my opinion, anyway, it'd make more soldiers hesitant about signing up, if they can be prosecuted for following an order they were forced to do.
    Good, they should be hesitant to sign up.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I agree that it is often difficult to do the right, moral thing, but that's what most people on this planet have always done.

    Anyone who participated in the Holocaust should pay a price for that.
    We certainly don't want a world regulated so that mass murder is allowed, when someone orders it done. As a matter of fact, we should organize to go after the money and supporters. Whoever finances and supports the regime that commits mass murder should be understood to be the criminal he or she is.

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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    They made their choice, when they voted for and allowed the writer of Mein Kampf and owner of the SA to be head of government. Every individual in a democracy is responsible for the actions of his or her government. And even in the army, I personally don't think that chain of command justifies participation in mass murder.
    And don't forget. This guy was not lying. He set out pretty much in detail, what he planned to do.
    So 19 year old boys, who were not even old enough to vote for anyone 1933, are responsible for the actions of his/her government? I do not think so. Also, serving in the military was hardly voluntary when it came to Hitler and his government.

    Also, the way Hitler gained power was not really democratically. Hitler was also not the owner of the SA, the leader of the SA was Rohm, someone who was killed on Hilter's orders in the night of the long knives because the SA was threatening the supreme power of Hitler within the NSDAP.
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    That does and should not justify participating in mass murder and the other things that were prevalent in Auschwitz. This was a case, where line of command is and can be no justification. Resistance is necessary to avoid being a criminal. It is a bad situation to get into. But **** happens.
    With that attitude you and your family would have been shot. Good luck
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    Re: Should German WWII vets be arrested?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Ok, so we should start drafting the paperwork to try every German citizen born before 1939 with murder. When we're done with that, we can start drafting up the paperwork to charge all Americans with murder for all the murders that have been committed by our government in our names.
    Oh, did anyone ever tell you democracy was easy sailing?

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