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Obama's Insult to Poland Shows US Ignorance of History

by Appalled Friday, Jun. 01, 2012 at 10:49 AM

The world is finally waking up to the profound ignorance of history that exists in the USA. The current president, born in 1961, is so removed from any connection to World War 2 and European history that he referred to the Nazi death camps in Poland as Polish death camps when giving an award to a former Polish resistance fighter, Jan Karski. He has apologized but it should embarrass all Americans as this allegedly educated American, a lawyer, has no concept of history at all.

The world is finally waking up to the profound ignorance of history that exists in the USA. The current president, born in 1961, is so removed from any connection to World War 2 and European history that he referred to the Nazi death camps in Poland as Polish death camps when giving an award to a former Polish resistance fighter, Jan Karski. He has apologized but it should embarrass all Americans as this allegedly educated American, a lawyer, has no concept of history at all.

Some 12 million people perished in Nazi death camps, of whom 6 million were Jewish. These 6 million were 2/3 of the 9 million Jews of Europe, then the center of world Jewish population. Six million Poles died in Nazi death camps, of whom 3 million were Jewish.

This is not the first time Obama insulted Poles. From the London Telegraph:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100161347/barack-obama-has-insulted-38-million-poles-with-his-crass-and-ignorant-polish-death-camp-remark/

"President Obama has a long track record of insulting the Poles. In 2010 he chose to play golf on the day of the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who perished in the Smolensk air disaster. Eight months earlier he humiliated Warsaw by pulling out of the agreement over Third Site missile defence installations in Poland and the Czech Republic."

Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany as of September 1, 1939, the official start of WW2, when Germany invaded Poland on a pretext. You can read all about it in the classic history on WW2, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Willliam L. Shirer.

This is a president who is now personally approving a secret kill list, an act that would make Hitler proud, only his latest such fascist act. See

http://original.antiwar.com/mcgovern/2012/05/30/the-moral-challenge-of-kill-lists/

Stop voting for the Democrat-Republicans as they are both parties of war and fascism. We have Peace & Freedom and the Green Party on the ballot, the only 2 viable parties on the ballot.

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