World War II….Remember World war II? Hitler and Nazi Germany were the bad guys. Nazi’s…REALLY bad guys. Thousands of Canadians died fighting Nazis. The Holocaust? A Nazi program. Nazism was bad. Who wants that around? Turns out Harper does.
Why is it that not one Canadian mainstream media reported this? Do they not think its important for Canadians to know what their government is doing in their name?
You can’t trust the mainstream media to tell you what is REALLY going on. You can’t.
Actually, we can begin to puzzle out why Canada voted against this resolution when we know the identities of the other two countries that voted the same way: the United States and Ukraine. Probably not coincidentally, the U.S. media also seems completely uninterested in the story.
As they say the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Modern Nazis hate Russia. Harper hates Russia. There you go.
The UN resolution states:
“Recalling the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal and the Judgement of the Tribunal, which recognized as criminal, inter alia, the SS organization and all its integral parts, including the Waffen SS, through its officially accepted members implicated in, or with knowledge of the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity connected with the Second World War, as well as other relevant provisions of the Charter and the Judgement.”
“Alarmed, in this regard, at the spread in many parts of the world of various extremist political parties, movements and groups, including neo-nazis and skinhead groups as well as similar extremist ideological movements”
“Reaffirms the relevant provisions of the Durban Declaration and of the outcome document of the Durban Review Conference, in which States condemned the persistence and resurgence of neo-nazism, neo-fascism and violent nationalist ideologies based on racial and national prejudice and stated that those phenomena could never be justified in any instance or in any circumstances,”
“4. Expresses deep concern about the glorification in any form of the nazi movement, neo-nazism and former members of the Waffen SS organization, including by erecting monuments and memorials and holding public demonstrations in the name of the glorification of the nazi past, the nazi movement and neo-nazism, as well as by declaring or attempting to declare such members and those who fought against the anti-Hitler coalition and collaborated with the nazi movement participants in national liberation movements.”
“5. Emphasizes the recommendation of the Special Rapporteur that ‘any commemorative celebration of the nazi Waffen SS organization and its crimes against humanity, whether official or non-official, should be prohibited by States.”
“6. Expresses concern at recurring attempts to desecrate or demolish monuments erected in remembrance of those who fought against Nazism during the Second World War, as well as to unlawfully exhume or remove the remains of such persons, and in this regard urges States to fully comply with their relevant obligations, inter alia, under article 34 of Additional Protocol 1 to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.”
“10. Stresses that the practices described above do injustice to the memory of the countless victims of crimes against humanity committed in the Second World War, in particular those committed by the SS organization and by those who fought against the anti-Hitler coalition and collaborated with the nazi movement, and that failure by States to effectively address such practices is incompatible with the obligations of States Members of the United Nations, under its Charter and is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the organization.”