Mixed messages

BY VIC ALHADEFF

ABC
February 6, 2009

When the 322nd Rifle Division of the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 1945, it made some chilling discoveries.

It discovered the ruins of blown-up gas chambers and crematoria, which Heinrich Himmler had ordered destroyed days earlier in order to conceal evidence of the grotesque crimes which the Nazis had committed there.

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A legitimate right to self-defence

BY VIC ALHADEFF

Sydney Morning Herald
January 8, 2009

Imagine if an offshore terrorist organisation starts firing rockets at towns in northern Australia, aimed at killing and terrorising as many civilians as possible. Australia offers a truce, but the offer is rejected. How long would we expect our Government to wait before using force to defend its citizens? Imagine that Australian forces attack the terrorists. Most of the casualties are operatives, but there are civilian casualties.

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