US deports 95 year old former concentration camp guard back to Germany, after living in America since 1959. Waste of time/resources, or not?

Haggis

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On one hand, fuck Nazis, and especially Nazi concentration camp guards.

On the other hand, everyone with any power to make decisions back then, is long dead. He was a teenager, how much autonomy did he really have as a 19 year old in 1945? He claims he was there for only a short time, and never carried a weapon.

Is this the right thing to do, or at this point in the third decade of the 21st Century, has that ship sailed? Is this a waste of resources, given how old the guy is, and (perhaps) how there's no evidence that he ever actually killed or abused anyone, and how he seems to have lived in America for 60+ years without getting in trouble?

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On one hand, fuck Nazis, and especially Nazi concentration camp guards.

On the other hand, everyone with any power to make decisions back then, is long dead. He was a teenager, how much autonomy did he really have as a 19 year old in 1945? He claims he was there for only a short time, and never carried a weapon.

Is this the right thing to do, or at this point in the third decade of the 21st Century, has that ship sailed? Is this a waste of resources, given how old the guy is, and (perhaps) how there's no evidence that he ever actually killed or abused anyone, and how he seems to have lived in America for 60+ years without getting in trouble?

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Orange Man Bad.... But Nazi man doesnt get a fair shake.
 
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Stuff like this gets tougher and tougher as I get older. Actions have consequences, and he participated in some of the worst actions of all time. So I see that side pretty easily and wouldn't complain at it at all.

However......most of us would have been the nazi guards in their place. People who think they could have never been, are the most likely to have been even. So...I dunno. Do we know much about what he's done with his life since then?
 
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Stuff like this gets tougher and tougher as I get older. Actions have consequences, and he participated in some of the worst actions of all time. So I see that side pretty easily and wouldn't complain at it at all.

However......most of us would have been the nazi guards in their place. People who think they could have never been, are the most likely to have been even. So...I dunno. Do we know much about what he's done with his life since then?
 

Johnstown

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Stuff like this gets tougher and tougher as I get older. Actions have consequences, and he participated in some of the worst actions of all time. So I see that side pretty easily and wouldn't complain at it at all.

However......most of us would have been the nazi guards in their place. People who think they could have never been, are the most likely to have been even. So...I dunno. Do we know much about what he's done with his life since then?
He's apparently not going to face any charges.
 

Ernest Shackleton

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Germans said there is no evidence he knew anything and he was stationed at a minor camp that wasn't involved in killing.

That maybe the case, but it still needed investigating. The fact that a so called anti racist didn’t want it investigating is staggering, but there again we have seen he turns a blind eye to people being called ‘coons’ on here so it’s not a surprise.
 

Haggis

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That maybe the case, but it still needed investigating. The fact that a so called anti racist didn’t want it investigating is staggering, but there again we have seen he turns a blind eye to people being called ‘coons’ on here so it’s not a surprise.
Reading comprehension? Go back and read the OP, and notice that I didn't take a stance one way or the other, I just asked a question.

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Ernest Shackleton

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Reading comprehension? Go back and read the OP, and notice that I didn't take a stance one way or the other, I just asked a question.

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I’ve read it. You didn’t take a stance on whether Nazis should be prosecuted. You posed the question asking whether it was a waste of time or money.

For clarification please make ultra clear what your stance is, if you have arrived at one.
 

Haggis

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I’ve read it. You didn’t take a stance on whether Nazis should be prosecuted. You posed the question asking whether it was a waste of time or money.
Right.

So why'd you jump all over my ass, lying like I categorically said "who cares, let him go"?

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