Griffin: Dannatt should be hanged, like at Nuremberg

The BNP has launched a blistering attack on army Generals who have today criticised the party for hijacking the armed forces “for their own dubious ends.”

The BNP’s website contains a statement by Nick Griffin posted today. The BNP leader says:

“Those Tory generals who today attacked the British National Party should remember that at the Nuremburg (sic) Trials, the politicians and generals accused of waging illegal aggressive wars were all charged — and hanged — together …

“Along with the political leadership of Nazi Germany, the chiefs of staff of the German army, Alfred Jodl and Wilhelm Keitel, were also charged with waging aggressive war.

“Sir Richard [Dannatt] and Sir Ken [(sic) Sir Mike Jackson] fall squarely into this bracket, and they must not think that they will escape culpability for pursuing the illegal wars in Iran (sic) and Afghanistan.”

A group of former generals including Mike Jackson and Richard Dannatt wrote to the Times about the BNP. They said, “We call on all those who seek to hijack the good name of Britain’s military for their own advantage to cease and desist … The values of these extremists — many of whom are essentially racist — are fundamentally at odds with the values of the modern British military, such as tolerance and fairness.”

Hat tip: Political Scrapbook

Like this article? Sign up to Left Foot Forward's weekday email for the latest progressive news and comment - and support campaigning journalism by making a donation today. 

9 Responses to “Griffin: Dannatt should be hanged, like at Nuremberg”

  1. Bill Kristol-Balls

    Does hanging the generals come before or after they repatriate Ashley Cole back to the Peoples Republic of Stepney?

  2. Anthony

    Don’t be silly, Bill. They’ll be repatriating Ashley to Blackland – just as soon as they can find it in the atlas.

  3. Liberal Conspiracy » BNP issue coded threat to British generals

    […] at Left Foot Forward and LabourList · About the author: Sunny Hundal is editor of Liberal Conspiracy. He works […]

  4. Pickled Politics » BNP threaten British generals with hanging

    […] also now on: Liberal Conspiracy, Political Scrapbook, Left Foot Forward and LabourList   |   Trackback link   |   Add to del.icio.us   |   […]

  5. Paul Evans

    We’ve been at war with Iran?

  6. ashcash

    good to see the BNP hanging themselves.
    .
    .
    BNP vs the army .

    what a declicious foe the BNP have selected. one has to larf.

  7. Pain Relief Fast TMJ/TMD Back Neck Head Sciatica Scoliosis | Lumbar Back Pain? Finally Get Relief Blog

    […] Griffin: Dannatt should be hanged, like at Nuremberg | Left Foot … […]

  8. Jonty Olliff-Cooper

    Dannatt should be hanged according to griffin http://bit.ly/PJTK2

Leave a Reply