Ernst Vom Raft, a German diplomat in pre-war Paris was allegedly assassinated by Herschel Grynzpan in the late afternoon hours of November 9, 1938. When word reached Adolf Hilter, who was carousing with his filthy thugs celebrating the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch, he suspended his anniversary remarks, and urged Germany to exact revenge on the Jewry of greater Germany. The ensuing horrific, nauseating, horrendous violence against one of the oldest, most refined, most educated class of people in Europe became known as "Kristallnacht", or "Night of the Broken Glass". It was thus named for all of the thousands and thousands of broken windows and destroyed assets in Jewish-owned shops, synagogues, schools and even cemeteries.
In many ways, this was the night that ignited the systematic genocide against European Jewry, and later led to the extermination of some 6,000,000 innocent, loving, human beings.
On May 2nd, 2011, Barack Obama ordered the assassination of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. In his obsequiousness to appear prostrate before his Muslim and Palestinian supporters here and abroad, Barack Obama today ordered the nation of Israel to retreat to their 1967 borders. Notwithstanding for the moment that Israel only exists today as a direct response to the horrors of Kristallnacht (where many of the violent Nazi thugs were shouting "Jews Back to Palestine!"), and ignoring all the other relevant historical narrative, Barack Obama has set the stage for the destruction of Israel.
Unless we elect a new President, and reverse this course, I don’t believe this is arguable.
Few people would have thought in 1938, by late 1945, the entire world would be shocked at the breadth and scope of the state-run German genocide against European Jewry. Harry Truman himself was physically sickened, by what he saw and learned, and insisted on commencing the Nuremberg Trials to officially read into the record the films and tapes and documents of the Holocaust so the world "would never, ever forget".
The world HAS forgotten. And, after his deplorable, nauseating speech at the State Department today, President Obama clearly has some of the worst amnesia.
Let us hope that May 19th, 2011 doesn’t become known as Kristalltag.