Show Trial for a Scapegoat

The kangaroo court in Munich is now in session. John Demjanjuk, 89, in a wheelchair, half-conscious, and with no eye-witnesses testifying against him, is on trial in Germany for crimes alleged to have happened in Poland 66 years ago.

The chief question is whether the German state, in an illegal invasion of Poland, captured Demjanjuk and forced him to become a guard at Sobibor concentration camp. It is not the German state that is on trial, or even any Germans. It is not even alleged that Demjanjuk killed anyone. All of the 27,900 counts against him are for accessory to murder. By being a guard at the camp, he kept people from escaping so that Germans could kill them – in Poland, of which he is neither a citizen nor has he ever lived other than under the control of the German army.

The German are really grasping at straws to find non-Germans to prosecute in Germany for crimes perpetrated by a German government.

I made further observations back in April during the extradition proceedings.

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One Response to “Show Trial for a Scapegoat”

  1. 1uk45z Says:

    Continuing to “fight” the remnants of WWII Nazism we can allign ourselves with history’s greatest heroes and assuage our guilt about involvement in modern wars. Demjanjuk’s conviction will neither prevent future war crimes, nor contribute to justice in any sense but that retribution heals. http://1uk45z.wordpress.com/2009/12/01/demjanjuk-nazi-war-crimes-trial/


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