Now, I know you're wondering "What the heck is a post about Nazi Germany doing here in the War on terror section?" You would be surprised, truly
surprised, as was I, when I first came across this information.
It is no hidden fact that die hard Nazi supporters and soldiers wished to see the Third Reich up until the cold hard end, even with Soviet troops and
tanks on the edge of Berlin, these troops fought ferociously, useing guerilla tactics that the US themselves would again be facing in Vietnam and
later in Iraq.
Operation Werwolf: en.wikipedia.org...
(Sound familiar at all? The tactics that the organization could use included sniping
attacks, arson, sabotage, and assassination.
So you say, this is no surprise, these types of underground resistance movements have existed since the times of the Roman Empire. But here is where
the link between Nazi Germany and the Iraqi Baath Party come to play.
The year was in the early 1930s, and Michel Aflaq
was a brooding young Syrian, the son of a
Wealthy merchant, who lived and studied in France. At the same time, as we all know, Hitlers astronomical rise to power and the establishment of his
Nationalist party in Germany was taking place. Aflaq admired the pride and defiance displayed by the German people, and was very fond of Hitler
himself. He and his Syrian "Study Circle" all owned copies of the translated version of "Mein Kampf".
Aflaq wished for a free, proud, independent Syria, which if you didn't know was a French colony at the time, and he loathed the overwhelming power of
the European nations in what he saw as the Arabic Fatherland, an all encompassing united force that stretched from Morrocco to Saudi Arabia.
However twisted his ideology was, Hitler was a cunning politician nontheless, and saw a chance to export all of Germanys Jews with the British
announcement of a Jewish state in Palestine. This would not only further his goal of a purified Germany, but also rile the Arabs of the Middle East
into a frenzy, and hopefully overthrow their European masters. Hitler played the
.party like a harmonica. He promised them weapons and
training, which he never delivered, HOWEVER, he gave them something perhaps He himself would not have expected.
A model, an example, and methods of achieving their goal. Aflaqs Baath party came to its pinnacle in Iraq, and with it's Naziesque secret police
Saddam Hussein managed to wrangle in the reins of power in Iraq, surprise surprise, much like Hitler once did himself, in a bloody coup.
Now to those who feel that the Baath party is not an evil entity I ask you this, do you hold contempt for the Nazi party? For if you do, you now know
it's true beginnings, it's methodology, ideology, and hatred for all those deemed unpure - all taken from the maniacal machinations of Hitlers Nazi
I really hope the information I've provided is helpful and educational to those who read it, and I really appreciate your opinions!