Chancellor Angela Merkel Charged

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While the civilized world is relieved at the demise of Osama bin Laden, a judge in Hamburg has lodged a legal complaint against German Chancellor Angela Merkel for expressing joy over his death.

At a press conference after the US Navy SEALS successful mission, Merkel said she was “happy” it had succeeded in killing bin Laden. This relatively harmless statement, which probably represents the view of many Germans, caused the judge to file a two-page complaint against the German chancellor. In it, he claims Merkel violated paragraph 140 of the German penal code that condemns the “rewarding and sanctioning” of a criminal act and could result in the German chancellor’s having to appear in court.

Not unexpectedly, the death of Osama bin Laden did not cause an outpouring of relief among Germany’s political left but rather a feeling of anger. Like the judge, the German left has also rushed to take advantage of Merkel’s allegedly inappropriate remarks and has “massively” criticised the leader of Germany’s ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union Party for “celebrating” an illegal “execution.”

But the German left’s supposed concern about the appropriateness of Merkel’s words and violation of legalities surrounding bin Laden’s death is anything but humanitarian. Its frothing-at-the-mouth “moral outrage” is simply a smokescreen for the hatred it harbours deep in its soul for the United States that manifests itself in rabid anti-Americanism. What is really going on here is that German and other European leftists simply cannot stand the idea that America has scored a success. And the attack on Merkel and the dispute over the legalities of bin Laden’s death are serving as outlets for this dissatisfaction and unhappiness concerning America’s stunning achievement.

But the German’s left’s response to bin Laden’s end was not unexpected. The German-Jewish writer Henryk Broder understands its anti-Americanism, hypocrisy and lack of humanity so well that he published a day after the successful operation a satirical article in the German newspaper, Die Welt, anticipating accurately all the arguments the left was going to use to attack the American action.

Chief among these are that the American military violated Pakistani sovereignty, and bin Laden should have been taken alive and given a trial because his guilt had not yet been proven in a court of law. His killing may also have been an execution or “liquidation,” and an independent commission should be formed to investigate this. With tongue in cheek, Broder recommends Richard Goldstone, the South African judge who investigated Israel’s Gaza operation and later took back his findings, as commission chairman.

The leftist German publication Der Spiegel, Germany’s leading news magazine, actually published two articles arguing in depth the legality of the American commando action: Von Problem der staatlichen “License to Kill” (On the Problem of the State “License to Kill”), and Der Al-Qaida-Chef als Kriegsopfer (The Al-Qaeda Chief as Victim of War). Needless to say, neither one took a pro-American position.

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  • autdrew

    Its Goldstone not Stone

  • Nick54

    Yet another example of a dhimmi judge commiting cultural suicide. The lights indeed are going out in death wish Europe. Such self-hatred is utterly nauseating…

  • davarino

    Yet another reason not to visit Europe. Hope they like the muslim take over. All those minerets will be lovely, along with the calls to prayer that sound like monkey squeezing.

  • tagalog

    We seem to be in a phase of history in which our societies must re-learn the lessons of 200 years ago, namely, the value of freedom of speech, the unsavoriness of collectivism, creating one society from the voluntary joining of people of many societies, and many other things I was taught in school had been learned and ironed out long, long ago. I guess they don't teach that stuff in school any more; it seems to interfere with putting on turbans and pretending to be Muslims, or dividing the class up into pretend minorities and pretend majorities so as to "experience" bias, or learning how to put on a condom, or taking a field trip down the state capital to demonstrate in support of teachers' unions.

    Poor Angela Merkel; join the crowd of people who are trying to express what they think or feel against the roars of the kind of people who put their fingers in their ears and shout "La la la la la…"

    This recent turn of events (over the past couple of generations) constitutes much of the reason why any thinking person could credibly conclude that we are not as intelligent or wise as we once were.

    • Mark

      Excellent Post! Spot on concerning the dumbing down of our educational system.

  • fleedo

    lt wasnt an execution. As far as l am aware there was no order to execute the Bin Laden fellow.
    lf there was no order to execute it is not possible to bring a charge of illegal celebration. Many commentators have described the Bin Ladens killing as state execution but there is no evidence that it was that. lf one takes the personal view the killing was unfortunate others are of course free to celebrate it without these stupid accusations.

  • OLJingoist

    OBL declared war on the US…The US is fighting a war on terror….OBL was the leader of a terrorist organization ….We mounted a military operation into unfriendly territory and launched a military raid. If we had left a smoking pile of concrete rubble with a B-2 bombing it would be the same outcome. Except we are assured that OBL's war is over, because he was bagged and tagged.

    • Hank Rearden

      @OLJingoist…in 4 words: ab so lute ly!

  • Steve Chavez

    Can't say "GERONIMO!" "You're a racist" if you question Obama on anything! "You're a racist" if you dare question an illegal!" Can't call a Muslim "a Muslim!" BUT HEY, LET'S BRING ON "THOSE JEW PIGS!" I bet that's okay speech in Germany!

    "When the Berlin Wall fell, we cheered, Communists cried! When the Twins fell, we cried, they cheered! When Osama died, we cheered, they cried!" CONNECT THE DOTS!

    Obama is in El Paso today, across from Juarez, the killing capital of the world, who is seeking immigration reform. I HOPE HE GETS "MONTEZUMA'S REVENGE!" Oops, am I going to be in trouble with Montezuma's relatives?

    • John

      I truly do not see the reason for him going to El Paso. He's already made up his mind. Just a good waste of taxpers money for the jet fuel.

  • John

    If this continues pretty soon there is going to be the majority of people charged with hate speech towards Islam. I wonder how long it's going to take for me to be charged. But since I'm not in political office or am bound by political correctness I can tell the pejorative "they" to stick it.

  • Kate

    Isn't this how the Nazi Party silenced Germans just a few decades ago? Let us hope the Germans don't cower – let us hope Americans don't cower to the same threats. The Tea Party Activism is one of the healthiest signs of Life here! Thank you for exposing this current misuse of German law against sane thinking and right speaking by Angela Merkel.

  • logdon

    Some time ago, US advertising guru, Jerry Della Femina pitched a headline to Panasonic which later became the title of his, 'From those wonderful folks who brought you Pearl Harbour' book.

    Maybe these lefty German Israel hating Islamophiles could come up with a similar catchy and controversial, 'From those wonderful folk who brought you the Einsatzguppenfuerer'?

    Seems appropriate.

  • Jim

    Why the concern? The opinions of the loony left are taken by most of the public as irrelevant rantings. The public that has been the target of Al Qaeda's murderous attacks has every right to rejoice that there is a murderer who can no longer murder.
    He was at war and he died in the war he started.

  • tagalog

    Maybe instead of demanding a trial, Angela Merkel should plead guilty and demand the maximum penalty. If a lot of people turned themselves in and did that, I wonder what the legislators would think about their law.

  • dude911

    hmmp…imagine that…some judge wanting to criminalize emotion…

    does it get any stupider….??

  • LindaRivera

    Why are the judge and the Left so angry? Is it because mass murderer, Bin Laden, won't be able to murder more innocents? The judge should be investigated. Human beings have the right to be protected from Bin Laden!

    • ziontruth

      The Left are morally inverted. They ask for clemency for the D.C. Sniper and a fair trial for Osama Bin Laden, while denying outright and without any sort of appeal the right of a fetus to grow and get out alive from its mother's womb.

      A special place in hell, folks. A special place in hell.

  • Rick_in_VA

    What else can I say to Angela Merkel?

    YOU GO, GIRL!

  • JosephWiess

    Leftists, no matter the country of origin have mental disorders and maybe should go live in slavery in the middle east. After all, they have no idea of what they've got.

    • ReconRambo

      I believe it is 50% mental and 50% spiritual, for they are the sons and daughters of their father Satan and his bidding they shall and must do.

  • steven l

    All these leftists (US included) should be dropped into Pakistan or to other democratic Muslim countries. Or better they deserve to get a taste of old fashioned USSR communism: a gulag. Perhaps this can be arranged with our dear friend Putin!

    This being said, there is a lot to improve in the US.

  • Amused

    If the German People stand for and let go forward this absurd prosecution of Merkel , then they truly deserve what their muslim freeloaders have in store for them .

  • Hank Rearden

    This is as good an example as one can get as to why we didn't join the International Criminal Court. Being a judge is no protection against being a twit. The German judiciary were the first pillar of society to cave to the Nazis (the second being the professoriate).

    I hope Angela Merkel doesn't back down. There is no point in trying to ingratiate yourself with Lefties.

  • USMCSniper

    Herr bin Laden sleeps mit das fishes, und gut riddance!

  • SpiritOf1683

    Its proof again of the saying "Those the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad", and Western civilization will eventually be destroyed by the savage Muslim barbarians because 'we became mad' courtesy of 40 or 50 years of political correctness, self-hatred and moral relativism. And no end to this collective Western madness looks in sight – at least until the rusty blade is being held to our necks.

  • MLCross

    But Europeans are supposed to love Obama by now. Why don't they love Obama? They've had more than enough time to notice how much more nuanced Obama's approach to foreign policy is. Didn't they hear he won a Nobel Peace Prize? What's the matter with these people? Can't they see how he's renewed the stature of the U.S. around the World? My god! He's not even remotely a cowboy. It's almost as if there's nothing we can do to make European leftists love us. Maybe if we'd have dropped a bomb on bin Laden like NATO did on Qadaffi – that doesn't seem to have made them nearly as angry. Couldn't be that it was probably not a U.S. plane that did that but one of the European countries.

  • Proudscott

    European culture, with its centuries of contributions to moderna man, is quickly snuffing itself out on the wings of political correctness and cowardice. It is sad to see as once great peoples are reduced to grovelers who don't have the courage to stand for what they believe nor the rights and freedoms to state what they believe. Hopefully the USA doesnt continue down this same road.

    Maybe the Germans (at least the easterners) learned how to be submissive through the decades worth of oppression by the Soviets and they can't break out of their cutlural malaise. Maybe they like being under the control of savage adversaries.

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