The Malta Independent 16 August 2018, Thursday

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Court accepts Delia request for Egrant report case to be heard with urgency

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Tanker grounded in Qawra since February finally pulled out to sea

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‘When you’re defending your country, surrendering doesn’t even cross your mind’

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latest comment from John Cordina, 16/08/2018 13:37: So since you do see that the British Empire was motivated by power it should follow for you that the Nazi's ambitions for empire building was to take from the other empires what they clearly felt was in their capacity to do so. This was a Germany only 45 years young when it felt cheated of victory in WWI Clearly the treatment of the Jews, the Romas etc was truly despicable and set a new low in ethnic cleansing but you should know that those atrocities in a much less organised fashion were committed by the English as well especially to the Indians and the Irish to pick up just 2 most well known genocidal events. Dont bother looking up the numbers though. You will find figures stating between 2000 and 2000000. Of those that did not form part of the axis forces the most cruel were probably the Belgians and the Dutch albeit in smaller numbers. But then again of course 50 is a tragedy and a million just statistics. But again for the victors goes the right to revise history. Stalin for example was never really condemned for the genocidal maniac who was at best just as bad as Hitler. Yet there is the great Winston Churchill looking all smug and smiley at the famous Yalta summit. On the other hand Maltese really have an over inflated opinion of Malta which is another English construct to justify our being carpet bombed. Nobody really cared about this island. Napolean did not, Mussolini looked at Malta as part of the greater Italy and figured Italy had Libya, Sicily and Sardegnia. The French Tunisia and Morocco. The only people it had any strategic significance were the only ones that had no position beyond Cyprus and thats the British empire and Malta protected their trade route through the Suez. So please do spare me this load of crock about the English saving us from the Nazis
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