By Carolyn Yeager
A few people attend the state-sponsored "unveiling" of a monument memorializing one dead Turk in the city of Dortmund, Germany on July 13th. Family members of Mehmet Kubasik are given white roses to place on the ground. Would any self-respecting nation do such a thing as this? No, only the Germans have been reduced to such a pitiful level.
The trial of Beate Zschäpe and three other alleged "accomplices" to the murder of 9 foreigners (8 Turks and 1 Greek) from 2000 to 2007 is in progress. Though it's been going on since May of this year, in truth it has barely started. We are told that it will not not wrap up until the end of next year - late in 2014.
Two deceased young men who are suspected of being the murderers have been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion, i.e. the German media, already ... and also by the state and Federal prosecutors offices, and even the Chancellor's office. As soon as Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt were found dead in their burning van on Nov. 4, 2011, in what is being called a joint suicide, they were declared to be the perpetrators of 10 unsolved murders in widely separated locations throughout Germany that inexplicably ended in 2007.
Though their guilt has not yet been proven, it has been assumed by the entire country--including the court in Munich that is trying Beate Zschape as the third member of the NSU "murderous trio."
That is background. The point of this post is that, with everything decided well in advance of the complete evidence being presented, and before the defense has done any serious rebuttal, no one minds that stone monuments memorializing the deaths are being erected stating that the men are the victims of right-wing terrorism.