Before starting blogging last June, and thinking of the last post to end this 'adventure' the previous entry was in my mind.
And yes! It should have been my last post.
Look at the title above. What's the news? The 'still'. The 'still' - ha ha ha ...
Oh well, while I am trying to find an article from 1988, where one could read which German firms had sold some essentials Saddam Hussein needed to launch the Halabja poison gas attack you may read this and form an opinion, yourself.
Did you appreciate the terms 'Defense Exporter' and 'military goods'?
Ah, language. Talleyrand is (often) said to have coined the phrase 'Speech / Language was given man to hide / disguise his thoughts'.
Indeed? Let's have a look if there's anybody else who said / wrote this before Monsieur Talleyrand 'coined' this phrase.
Ah, Molière. And Voltaire. So, ...
Oh, Dante, too.
So, Dante was the first.
Uh, what's that? Dionysius ... Cato ... Plutarch ...
This reminds me of that Patrick Kavanagh once being praised as a 'lousy poet' is said to have countered: 'Aren't we all since Homer?'
Which again is a solace for any lousy blogger putting too many thoughts (and too many links) into one posting and thus (deliberately) trying to provoke his readers to make use of their grey matter.
Back to the beginning.
It was Paul Celan who, in his Death Fugue, coined the phrase 'death is a master from Germany'.
And since, German politicans are trying to make the world believe Germans are trustworthy peace brokers.
Still ... [trying to keep contenance] ...
the peace of the night.