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  1. Hi John, I think that Autism is a possible explanation and well worth further investigation. On the Zionist movement, I believe that the original principles and the ideal were honestly held and intended to be fulfilled in a peaceful and accommodating way in harmony with the Palestinians. Conflict and change occurred in the 20s and 30s with Arab agitation and Jewish reprisals by militant groups such as the Stern and Irgun groups. And, the conflict continues today. The Palestinian homeland issue needs to be resolved, but when the opportunity was given the neighbouring Arab States couldn’t agr
  2. Hi John, if we are talking about the early period then we will just have to disagree. Although, someone said that as Moses had taken them 40 years up dead ends and back again then his route over Uganda might also have worked. But, the idea of Palestine as the true home of Israel is one that cant be argued with today.
  3. Hi John, I don’t know enough about autism to be able to offer any opinion for the moment. Regarding “the application of Zionism”, at least during its infancy in the period of the1880s up to the mid 1930s, I cannot agree that it in any way equates to terrorism. In fact, I believe that the philosophy of Zionism and the ideal behind the founding of the State of Israel was one of peaceful settlement, non confrontation, tolerance of and accommodation with those non Jews affected by the foundation of the State. But, you are probably talking about the period since then and up to the present. The
  4. Hi John, I agree Hitler and the Nazis were welcome allies to the industrialists worried at the growing strength of communism during the 20`s and early 30`s and the implications for them if communism were to gain superiority. They were happy supporting the supposedly controllable Hitler. When I say “socialist” Zionism, I mean "my" interpretation of the philosophic principles behind and the method by which Zionists proposed to achieve the establishment of the State of Israel. The first pioneer communities and settlements in Palestine were a pooling of the individuals resources and labour with
  5. Hi John, you`re right and I haven't been able to find the WW1 catastrophic battle event which might have triggered or caused Hitlers lust for revenge. I have now returned to thinking that the period around the time of his birth and up to the war is just as important in understanding the development of his character and state of mind. The period was marked by an upsurge in and continued anti-Semitism throughout Austria and Europe. The world Zionist conferences began and the development of socialist Zionism continued to grow during the 1880`s and afterwards (an amazingly utopian idea and the mo
  6. Hi again John, came accross this on the great Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analysis_of_t...f_Adolph_Hitler Analysis of the Personality of Adolph Hitler From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Analysis of the Personality of Adolph [sic] Hitler: With Predictions of His Future Behavior and Suggestions for Dealing with Him Now and After Germany's Surrender was a report was prepared by Henry A. Murray for the United States Office of Strategic Services during World War II. see http://library.lawschool.cornell.edu/WhatW...er-Section1.pdf
  7. Hi John, came accross two specific events which seem to have helped convincing Hitler that he was on the path of destiny . http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/aslowfuse.htm "Hitler, given his personality, became obsessed (obsessed even in the eyes of fellow veterans!) with an idea that he was being preserved by a divine force. Later, as Fuhrer, he would emphasise a number of examples that backed his beliefs. In the first case, Hitler recalled how a mysterious voice had told him to leave a crowded dugout during a minor barrage. Within minutes of walking out into the trenches an incoming
  8. Hi John, the letter can be found in "Hess: Schicksal in Briefen" page 18/19 Hess, Rudolf - Hess, Ilse: ENGLAND NÜRNBERG SPANDAU. Ein Schicksal in Briefen. Leoni, Druffel.Verlag 1967. Otherwise, to be seen in "Botengang Eines Toren" Rainer F Schmidt page 53/54 The Soviet attack plans are discussed in "Botengang Eines Toren" (A fools errand) Chapter 8 Zwischen Abwarten und Angriff- Stalins Antwort auf den Hess-Flug. (Caught between waiting and attack- Stalins answer to the Hess flight) Page 262 discusses the troop movements on the Soviet side: The situation in the west had radically cha
  9. Apologies John, don't know how that happened, but got your name right in the postscript at least . However, I was not referring to MK , which is as you say, a total waste of loo paper. The book I was referring to is by Prof Schmidt and his investigation of the Hess Flight "Botengang einen Toren" which might be translated as "A fools errand". It has not been published in English. Mentioned there is the letter written by Hess and describing the scene in Landsberg prison and it finishes with the quote " I adore him" supporting your proposition that Hess fed Hitlers God complex. Reading the b
  10. Thanks Paul and thanks Pamela, I was struck by the quote about Hitler’s promised retribution and wondered how he could see himself somehow appointed to exact revenge. The “stab in the back” syndrome seems to be common to the virulence which affected all Nazis. But, reading the revenge quote, I am wondering if some other cataclysmic event during the war or the attrition of war itself had been responsible for Hitler’s state of mind in particular. Somehow, the quote about merciless vengeance and the presence of his dead comrades at his day of reckoning leaves me thinking, that he saw himself
  11. The following excerpt is taken from Prof. Rainer F. Schmidt`s book on the Hess flight (Botengang einen Toren), and describes a scene between Hess and Hitler during their time in Landsberg prison. Hitler and Hess were working on his book Mein Kampf. The passage is taken from a letter written by Rudolf Hess to Ilsa; the woman he later married, and may help in understanding the development of Hitlers character and state of mind, the trauma he suffered during the Great War and its contributory influence on his later actions. I would be interested to hear member’s views on it. When I brought him
  12. I too once thought that Hess´s treatment was shameful, but I have thankfully woken up from this naivety and realised that there can be no redemption for a person of his conviction. He was part of the group of thugs which introduced the Nuremberg laws and supported all that went with it, remaining a convinced nazi till he died. There is no indication that Hess was trying to stop the war with his flight to Scotland, but a lot pointing to an attempt to make the Russland Feldzug easier by negotiating agreement with whover in Scotland. We have got to stop thinking of these murderers in terms of wh
  13. Adele and Jack, I appreciate your taking so much time for me. May I ask if there are any references available to the court cases where Tom Wilsons expertise was called upon?
  14. Hi Peter, and Hi Adele, like Jonathan I would like to think that this is the Rosetta stone, and as William points out 17 years is quite a stretch. I would think too, that with the advances in computer technology since then, the replication process should be much easier ? Not raising doubts for the sake of it, just looking for a satisfactory solution, that hopefully, the 2nd edition will provide.
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