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  •  I don't think so (6+ / 0-)

    That anti-aircraft artillery was aimed at huge squadrons of planes bombing his country. He was in the army. Any German his age would have been weird and cowardly not to want to do that. You would have done that. It makes much more sense to get pissy about people who are in a volunteer army that is fighting in a non-existential war of choice halfway across the globe, like say Vietnam or Iraq, and we seem to have gotten beyond that for our own people, anyway.

    Being in Hitler Youth was weird, but everybody did it, it was like being in the Boy Scouts (that's how it was translated in "The Tin Drum," by the way, Boy Scouts) or the Young Communist League. Any German boy his age would have been enrolled, like public school.

    Surely it's enough that, for years, he's been at or near the head of a conspiracy to protect (at least) a global pedophile ring operating within one of the most powerful institutions on earth. And that his position within this conspiracy was a major factor in how he got elected pope, as seems obvious to me at least. The electors knew him and were comfortable that they would continue to be protected. Or, as they would put it, that the Church would be safe.

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