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How would Hitler have dealt with terrorism?(13 posts)

How would Hitler have dealt with terrorism?OldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 6:17 AM
Interesting historical question. He had absolute authority. No pesky Constitution, or liberals carping. Ho. Wonder if he could have eliminated the threat efficiently?
Isn't that what he did?TJeanloz
Aug 14, 2003 6:24 AM
A significant part of his platform was that Jews were economic terrorists of a sort, robbing real Germans of what was theirs. I imagine that for violent terrorists he would have executed a similar strategy. He actually would probably have blamed one group, and being Germany, it would probably be the Turks, make them a scapegoat, and kill them all.

What I find interesting about the current "War on Terror" is that it exists on the basis of "terrorism" being a new threat, when it isn't really new at all. Anarchist bombings occurred in the U.S. more than 100 years ago, with somewhat similar motives (to disrupt the western lifestyle).
stifle dissent, spread propaganda, attack foreign countries....rufus
Aug 14, 2003 6:34 AM
hmmmmmm.
LOL nmPdxMark
Aug 14, 2003 8:03 AM
Ummmmmmmm.SteveS
Aug 14, 2003 8:12 AM
Hitler wouldn't have hesitated in the least to apply the principle of Lidice to the entire Islamic Middle East.

"hmmmmmm."
Ever hear of Lidice? nmmohair_chair
Aug 14, 2003 6:47 AM
re: How would Hitler have dealt with terrorism?Alpedhuez55
Aug 14, 2003 7:31 AM
Well Old Ed, according to Doug's definition of using Hitler in the subject line I have one word for you:

Troll ;)

Mike Y.

By the way, after asking about it a few times, I got a local liquor store to start selling Rebel Yell again!!! WOO HOO!!! I am doing my part yo help Kentucky's economy.
Jesus!OldEdScott
Aug 14, 2003 7:43 AM
I haven't had Rebel Yell since college. UK dorm bourbon of choice, as I recall. Not to worry: It's all goodness!
there may be a reason you haven't had it since collegeColnagoFE
Aug 14, 2003 8:50 AM
I can vividly remember downing nasty stuff like MD 20/20 (the wine of the century), Mickeys big mouth malt liquor, and oceans of cheap beer (ranier, stag, milwaukees worst, dubuque star). I don't really have much desire to drink any of those today.
there may be a reason you haven't had it since collegeAlpedhuez55
Aug 14, 2003 9:12 AM
Rebel Yell is actually a half decent bourbon. It is no Maker's mark but usually can be had for half the price. It is not like an MD 20/20. I did a review of a bunch of cheap wines like Mad Dog, Boone's and other fortified hobo juices for my college newspaper.

I actually tried Rebel Yell after reading a mystery by William H. Tapply where the hero drank it. For the money it is a good buy.

Mike Y.
LOL "fortified hobo juices" nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 14, 2003 9:35 AM
French resistance was terrorism to Nazi GermanyContinental
Aug 14, 2003 8:12 AM
When there was a "terrorist" attack by the French Resistance against Germans the Gestapo answered by killing French civilians to try to out terrorize the "terrorists." They also used arrest, torture, and murder to try to dismantle the "terrorist" organization. Even these extreme measures failed to efficiently eliminate the threat. But I think you know all this and are trying to make the point that suspending liberties is not going to be much help in eliminating terrorism.
Funny. He *was* a terrorist. nmDougSloan
Aug 15, 2003 5:50 AM