Lilli Marleen

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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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Samstag, Januar 03, 2004
Old Europe
Well, when this Mr. Rumsfeld (a funny name when pronounced in German, actually) called some countries "he Old Europe", I felt that him being childish to us would help the relationship between France and Germany more than 40 years of politics before. This might be true and I feel reminded on it when I read that Germany was invited to participate on D-Day events.
I do think this is an enourmous step forward in working through German History.
The BBC also shows lots of comments from its online readers and I'm pretty suprized how balanced and positive they mostly were. (Seems just few Bloggers write there *g*).
I did not understand if Chirac has either the right to deciede alone who will attend or if he has asked the other allies if they'll be okay with it. I'd wish he did it before because I don't want Schroeder to stay in a place where still too many people believe, Germany is still like Nazi-Germany, but from what BBS writes, this doesn't seem to be so at all.
I think Schroeder will have the proper manners and will find the proper words if he will be asked to speak anything. It's a great gesture, in my eyes and shows that at least Chirac might have understood at leat a bit.
I know - the lack of other allies makes Germans look even better for him, but let the results count and if the result will be long peace in central Europe I can live with it as a minimum.