Lilli Marleen

Lillis place for rants and musing about life, universe and the whole rest. Mostly left, mostly sarcastic, sometimes in german, sometimes in Lilli-english.

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As you might see soon, english is not my mothertongue. And since english speaking people are used to others stumble around in their language, I hope I don't make too much of an idiot of myself here. So - my deepest apologies adressed to the English Language for not worshipping her better.

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Blogs I like:
Arons Israel Peace Weblog
Daddy, Papa & Me
The Lefty Directory
view from the back window of my pickup truck
Hi, I'm black!
Papa Scott
A Fistful Of Euros
The Russian Dilettante
Little Yellow Different

German Blogs I read:

Lyssas Lounge
London Leben
industrial-technology and witchcraft
Anke Groener
Almost a Diary
Beruf Terrorist

Other links:
Social Democrats in Germany
Die Zeit
(a german newspaper)
(the german magazine)
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Roots of English Dictionary
Rautavistische Universitaet



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Freitag, Mai 02, 2003
They were wrong!
Yes, many german politicians have said the war will cause millions of deads and all that. They were wrong. Dave sent me a link via e-mail to the SFGate. There you can read stuff, which is mostly true. Many german politicians ave been wrong in what they feared. But I still don't think that our media paint the picture just from one side. Sure, people who just watch RTLII, read Bildzeitung and nothing else, can't expect being really informed in any way, but they don't deserve better. I've seen a few documentations about Saddams regime the last weeks on german television, I've read a few essays about the crimes in Iraq in the last years, lately in german newspapers, so they don't show just the bad amercians and the poor Saddam. Of course not. But I came to the point, that I think many official amercians can't work with grey-shades. I perceive it mostly thought as "If you're not 100% without any tad of critique bandwaggoning in what I do, you're automatically against it", which is really stupid. Noone would do that in real life and get on with it, but when it comes to such ridiculous stuff like world-politics, it is done.
You know what - I'm happy, the politicians were wrong! I'm happy the war seem to have ended so soon and with not much more deads on both sides. And I'm sure any other german is so, too. Even when it means to have been wrong, it is a good kind of having been wrong, because just the worse fears were wrong, not the core-reason beyond it.