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Merkel: German chancellor under fire over Communist links as image of her in uniform is released
http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 21 May 2013 | | Alan Hall

Posted on 05/22/2013 5:12:08 PM PDT by Whenifhow

She denies she was close to the Communist rulers in East Germany, where she grew up.

So this 1972 photo of her in military-style uniform has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘not amused’.

Then called Angela Kasner and aged 17, she is shown happily involved in a civil defence exercise under the gaze of an East German officer.

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Sonja Felssberg, now 58 and an old school comrade, found the photo and handed it to a national German newspaper. Mrs Merkel will hope the row doesn't undermine her bid for a third term in office

Mrs Merkel will hope the row doesn't undermine her bid for a third term in office

It was published as Mrs Merkel, who was the subject of austerity protests in Italy at the weekend, tried to play down allegations in a new book that she was much closer to the Communist rulers of the lost Socialist state than she previously admitted to, including holding a post as a propaganda secretary in the youth movement the FDJ.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: angelakasner; communism; eastgermany; europe; europeanunion; germany; israel; merkel; russia; sonjafelssberg; sourcetitlenoturl; waronterror; wot
Full Title: Merkel, the Red footsoldier: German chancellor under fire over Communist links as image of her in uniform is released
1 posted on 05/22/2013 5:12:08 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Website of interest

http://www.globalmuseumoncommunism.org/


2 posted on 05/22/2013 5:14:52 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
Cue up the music:

Deutchsland, Deutchsland, uber alles...

3 posted on 05/22/2013 5:19:52 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Whenifhow

Anyone surprised?


4 posted on 05/22/2013 5:25:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Whenifhow

Time has not been kind to her....


5 posted on 05/22/2013 5:29:50 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Whenifhow

6 posted on 05/22/2013 5:31:51 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Whenifhow
Ha!


7 posted on 05/22/2013 5:32:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Straight Vermonter; Liberty Valance

thanks for posting the pictures~!


8 posted on 05/22/2013 5:37:45 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

So the German press prints a photo of Merkel when she was young and under Stasi rule; meanwhile there is not one book written in German that is critical of OweBowMao.

If there is I would love to find it and send it to my deluded German relatives over there.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 5:38:44 PM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: OKSooner

That was a forbidden song in the German Democratic Republic. The GDR national anthem was “Auferstanden aus Ruinen” (Risen from the Ruins), although in this case The Internationale would probably be more appropriate.


10 posted on 05/22/2013 5:40:50 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: A'elian' nation

11 posted on 05/22/2013 5:43:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Isn’t he also the guy who coined the phrase that “Islam is a religion of peace” during his State of the Union address in 2002?

What was even more sickening was that he got a standing ovation for that statement.

Has he retracted that profundity yet?


12 posted on 05/22/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Liberty Valance

I have seen other photo’s of Merkel and Obozo, where she was showing extreme contempt for the clown.


13 posted on 05/22/2013 5:47:00 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Whenifhow
For Pete's sake, she grew up under Communism. Let's condemn a teenager because she did what teens do and joined a group. Probably because she was forced to.

This stuff really pi**es me off.

14 posted on 05/22/2013 5:49:06 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: BfloGuy

The article was posted because it was in the recent news. And it is quite possible she grew up under the Communists. It is sad that anyone had to grow up in that environment.

The other website that was posted is a resource of global communism which can be accessed and used to educate about communism.

http://www.globalmuseumoncommunism.org/


15 posted on 05/22/2013 5:54:06 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Everyone did it in combloc. So what?


16 posted on 05/22/2013 5:56:04 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Liberty Valance

I thought the dipscat was left handed


17 posted on 05/22/2013 5:59:19 PM PDT by winodog
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To: Texas Fossil

18 posted on 05/22/2013 6:07:48 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 353FMG
Isn’t he (Doofus panderer GW Bush) also the guy who coined the phrase that “Islam is a religion of peace” during his State of the Union address in 2002?

My recollection is that it was literally just a few weeks after 9-11 that Bush appeased & pandered to the muzzies by calling them a "religion of peace"! And that just a few "extremists" hijacked this wonderful religion of Islam. .....Barf!

What was even more sickening was that he got a standing ovation for that statement.

Doesn't surprise me in the least! Regardless of where or when GW Bush sucked up to the muzzies and called them a "religion of peace", the legislative branch along with the executive branch & the judicial branch have been pandering & appeasing & capitulating to the muzzies in spades ever since 9/11/2001. These bastards are the biggest enemies of America!

Has he retracted that profundity yet?

Not to my awareness. In fact I have heard GW Bush reiterate that on at least 3-4 other occasions, and I am sure it is more like 30-40 times IMO.

19 posted on 05/22/2013 6:28:32 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Whenifhow
My understanding of East Germany (as incomplete as it may be) suggests that,particularly at 17,*not* going along with everything you saw on TV and in newspapers,heard on radio,and was taught in school could actually have been dangerous.I have a much bigger problem with the guy in charge of the EU...Manuel Barosso.In the 70’s,while in college he was an open and vocal MAOIST and today his actions and attitudes clearly indicate that he's *still* a Maoist.
20 posted on 05/22/2013 6:40:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: BfloGuy

No one is ”forced” to in that way. Many in the same situation did not join.


21 posted on 05/22/2013 6:48:20 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Ronin
" although in this case The Internationale would probably be more appropriate. "

True dat.

22 posted on 05/22/2013 6:54:56 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Liberty Valance

Yep, that is one. But an earlier one showed here contempt more. I looked for it, but did not find it. It was a long time ago.


23 posted on 05/22/2013 7:02:57 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Olog-hai; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Whenifhow.
Then called Angela Kasner and aged 17, she is shown happily involved in a civil defence exercise under the gaze of an East German officer... Merkel will hope the row doesn't undermine her bid for a third term in office... tried to play down allegations in a new book that she was much closer to the Communist rulers of the lost Socialist state than she previously admitted to, including holding a post as a propaganda secretary in the youth movement the FDJ.
Yeah, that's bound to happen. If anything, she'll pick up votes. How do people think she managed to squeak out her first threadbare victory?


24 posted on 05/22/2013 7:25:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: 353FMG; rcrngroup
“Islam is a religion of peace”

I cannot believe that people like you actually believed Bush meant what he said. He was about to declare war on radical muzzies and he needed help from other muzzie Countries. Do you think he could of got the cooperation he needed if he had called islam the religion of pieces? It was all political. Your ignorance about how politics work makes me wonder about you.

25 posted on 05/22/2013 8:09:09 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Whenifhow

And your local hero whose fingerprints were found in the townhouse where the home made bombs full of nails were made and accidently detonated killing his girlfriend and a couple of other members of the weather underground terrorists who planned to bomb a social event nearby, he’s now an illustrious professor.

People in glass houses.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 8:16:37 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Fair Dinkum!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Barroso’s not in charge. Nor is van Rompuy. They’re all part of the elite apparatus there.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 8:19:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Fred Nerks; cunning_fish

See this post

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3022754/posts?page=15#15


28 posted on 05/22/2013 8:23:33 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Liberty Valance

Comrades.


29 posted on 05/22/2013 8:25:45 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: BBell

What cooperation did he get? or for that matter need? Iraq is close to becoming a de-jure extension of Iran (it’s already a de-facto one), and that was helped along by Bush, who allowed Iraq’s new government to write an Islamic constitution rather than secular.


30 posted on 05/22/2013 8:26:13 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: BBell

>I cannot believe that people like you actually believed Bush meant what he said.<

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If he didn’t mean it he should’ve not said it, especially not at a State of the Union address.

There are plenty in the country who believe every word a president says.

Why do you think we still have O in the WH after the first disasterous 4 years? Why do you think this country is unable to wake up to the menace of Islam?

Words have consequences.


31 posted on 05/23/2013 11:40:00 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: kabumpo
No one is ”forced” to in that way. Many in the same situation did not join.

Fair enough, but I still wouldn't condemn youngsters for succumbing to peer pressure. Wasn't the last Pope a member at one time of a Hitler youth organization?

32 posted on 05/23/2013 4:57:51 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: Whenifhow
The article was posted because it was in the recent news. And it is quite possible she grew up under the Communists.

I wasn't criticizing the fact that it was posted. It was quite interesting. I just think it's somewhat unfair to criticize a teenager who'd grown up under Communism -- and Merkel did; she was from East Germany.

33 posted on 05/23/2013 5:10:05 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Don't try to explain yourself to liberals; you're not the jackass-whisperer.)
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To: BfloGuy

At age 12, not age 17. Very big difference.


34 posted on 05/24/2013 6:54:55 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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