Skip to comments.Italian town glorifies Mussolini commander
Posted on 08/20/2012 5:44:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A small Italian town has built a mausoleum and a memorial park honoring a ruthless fascist commander serving under Benito Mussolini and later convicted of war crimes.
Field marshal Rodolfo Graziani, the notorious military commander in colonial wars in Ethiopia and Libya where he carried out massacres and used chemical weapons, was honored with the memorial in Affile, a small town near Rome. The decisions were taken even though the Italian constitution prohibits the glorification of fascist veterans.
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I guess every Country is plagued with a San Francisco?
Graziani was incompetent as a commander. Glorifying him is doubly stupid. It’s one thing to be a fascist military leader, it’s compounded when you’re bad at it.
Take a look at what kind of people were elected to Italy’s governments in 2008.
—and then there was “Che”-—
Well we let Italy off, without being fully defeated and de-programmed, so I’m not surprised by this.
They’re not the only country so let off.
The current state of the EU has been compared to being back in the 1930s by quite a number of different observers. This is just one symptom.
They earned it. Compare Mussolini's demise to Hitler's.
Now that is a town Obama can be a president there =)
I suppose mainly because Mussolini wasn’t the ultimate power in the nation, and was actually able to be fired.
The very thought of disloyalty to Hitler would have led you to a firing squad.
But still, all Italy had to do was give up and switch sides and they got off relatively easy. No occupation zones, no allied government. Their Fascists just kinda melted into the background.
I guess Italy wasnt really that into the whole thing anyway, so it wasnt really necessary to be that tough.
Italy did more good for the Allies by being a part of the Axis.
Italy used phosgene and mustard gas to subdue a nation of spear tossers who carried shields for protection (from other spears) and flew 12 fighter planes. Even so, the Ethiopians fought back.
We have something like that here.
MSM glorifies Obama
If you consider having a modern war fought across your country for two years "getting off easy." Not to mention mass atrocities committed by the German occupation forces and a civil war.
The Italians invaded Ethiopia largely in revenge for the Ethiopian victory at Adowa in 1896, which was about the only case during the whole colonial period where a “native” force actually defeated an invader, as opposed to inflicting a temporary setback.
Very embarrassing for the Italians to be trounced so thoroughly by an “inferior race.”
In part, yes. But colonialism also was a major issue. Italy wanted to expand in E. Africa. Not very many places left to expand to. Ital. Somalia. Eritrea,etc. But yes, “paybacks are a bitch,” and Mussolini wanted to achieve “glory” for Italy. Ultimately at great cost to Italy, and to him personally...
“The current state of the EU has been compared to being back in the 1930s by quite a number of different observers.”
There is, I believe, one major difference. All the real men who would actually fight are already dead, having been killed at the Somme, Verdun & Stalingrad. What’s left won’t fight, unless you call NBA-style bitch-slapping “fighting.”
Some of the pilots who flew for Ethiopia against Italy were Black Americans! they were the first Americans to fight Fascism! Not the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain—not the Red tail’s in WW II.