There are some countries/peoples that have dark histories with each other … Japan & China, Serbia & Bosnia, Ethiopia & Somalia and S. Korea & N. Korea, to name a few.
But few can deny that one of the darkest histories is the one Germany has had with the Jewish people. The detestation lived out through the butchery and mass extermination by the Deutschland toward the Jews, was the great impetus behind the creation of the Jewish State.
Keeping Germany’s past behavior in mind … on Friday, Germany sold Egypt two German-built Type-209 attack submarines. No that is NOT the Israel-friendly Egypt under Mubarak. This is the anti-Israel Egypt under the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The terror-papa group of Hamas … the terror group whose mission statement is: “Allah is our objective; the Quran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.”
True, it’s troublesome that the country that attempted to wipe out the Jewish people is flippantly helping an enemy of the Jewish State. Germany claims to stand by Israel and consistently defends its security and right to exist. This position is supposedly a cornerstone of German foreign policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated on numerous occasions that Germany will stand by Israel.
OK … I want to believe the veracity of the Chancellor and German foreign policy. So someone please explain this: Why sell subs to a country whose parliament has declared Israel its number one enemy? MB is determined to advance Islam’s global conquest, to reestablish an Islamic Caliphate, and to satiate all Muslims with a sense of duty to wage jihad against Israel. So, did it make sense to the German government, remembering their despicable history, to make this sale?
Let me make this unequivocal … I am no fool, nor are many of the citizenry of this country. Jew-hatred was present in Germany long before Adolf and his ilk came to power. It was subtle and reinforced. That is the ONLY way Hitler could have gotten a pass on his anti-Semitic rhetoric.
That sentiment may be officially banned … but it still exists. Not in all Germans’ hearts … but in far too many. Otherwise …why would the German government aid a declared enemy of the Jewish State with their military, unopposed?
It’s a sobering question. And speaks contrary to Germany’s declaration of steadfast friendship with Israel. At least to those of us paying attention.
Shalom through strength…
Image: Graffiti “Fight nazis!” in Kiel-Hassee; courtesy of Christian Alexander Tietgen