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Edizione in Italiano:

La Svizzera nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale e la riscrittura della storia
Autore: Angelo M. Codevilla
Editore: Pedrazzini Locarno - Alberti Verbania
Anno di pubblicazione: 2005

Originale in Inglese:
BETWEEN THE ALPS AND A HARD PLACE
Switzerland in World War II and the rewriting of history
Author: Angelo M. Codevilla
Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc. Washington, D.C.

Edizione in Tedesco
EIDGENOSSENSCHAFT IN BEDRÄNGNIS
Die Schweiz im zweiten weltkrieg und moralischer druck heute
Angelo M. Codevilla
Novalis Verlag, Schauffhausen

COMMENTO

Angelo M. Codevilla è professore di relazioni internazionali presso l’Università di Boston. Già ufficiale di marina, è stato funzionario dell’Ufficio Affari Esteri del Governo degli Stati Uniti e consigliere del Dipartimento di Stato durante la Presidenza Reagan. In questo libro egli spiega in modo molto documentato e con dovizia di particolare come la storia della Svizzera e degli Svizzeri durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale sia stata stravolta da una ben orchestrata campagna diffamatoria ed il “caso dell’oro ebraico” creato ad hoc dall’amministrazione Clinton-Gore al fine di estorcere alle nostre maggiori banche 1.25 miliardi di dollari. Si è trattato di un terribile precedente in cui un potente gruppo d’interessi – il partito Democratico degli Stati Uniti d’America – ha potuto utilizzare la potenza degli USA per distorcere grossolanamente la storia ed assicurarsi un immenso bottino grazie anche alla colpevole passività di autorità politiche – quelle Svizzere – subito pronte a piegarsi di fronte ad ogni prepotente.

COMMENTO IN INGLESE

After nearly two centuries of honouring her as a noble "sister republic," the United States suddenly turned on Switzerland in the late 1990s and all but named the Swiss the last surviving remnant of Hitler's Third Reich. Angelo M. Codevilla gets to the bottom of this shameful episode in American history, and reveals what was really at stake and who stood to gain from it all. As Codevilla shows, the anti-Swiss spasm in Congress and the media wasn't generated by any new facts or sudden revelations, but rather by domestic US political concerns and the Clinton Administration's typical desire to pay off wealthy campaign contributors. Codevilla gives full description of how the Clinton Administration put itself to work to extort money, not from Swiss banks to give to Holocaust survivors, but rather from Swiss taxpayers to pour into their own tax-exempt foundations. He details the anti-Swiss game plan: dig up old and discredited arguments, rejected policy recommendations, and propaganda from American and Swiss left-wingers; clothe yourself in moral righteousness; wave the bloody shirt (Codevilla quotes one, "I speak to you today on behalf of the Jewish people. With reverence, I also speak to you on behalf of the six million who cannot speak for themselves."); employ sympathetic media and politicians to recycle your theories into "history" and your accusations into "proof;" and then watch the money pour in from the victims of your moral blackmail. Codevilla also reveals what was really going on in Switzerland during the war. Political, military, and economic strategies are all analyzed, and the reader is drawn into Switzerland's wartime dilemma: how to stand up to evil while at the same time preserving its own freedom. In all, as Codevilla makes amply clear, Switzerland acted far more honourably in the desperate 1940s than America did in the cushy and comfortable 1990s.

COMMENTO IN TEDESCO

Sorgfältig und aufsehenerregend analysiert der Autor die schwierige Situation der Schweiz als von den Achsenmächten vollständig umzingeltes Land, das aufs äusserste bedroht und daher durch verschiedene Massnahmen gezwungen war, das Überleben der kleinen Demokratie zu sichern. In deutlichem Widerspruch zu der 1996 von der Regierung eingesetzten Historikerkommission, die, nota bene, für die horrende Summe von 22 Millionen Franken tendenziös nach Schuldzuweisungen im eigenen Land suchte, erläutert und lobt Codevilla die damalige Politik der bürgerlichen Regierung der Schweiz. Das Werk erklärt die Situation der Schweiz, im übrigen Europa und in den USA realitätsbezogen. Als erfahrener Offizier der US Marine und Mitarbeiter des auswärtigen und des Geheimdienstes der USA kennt er dessen Politik. Codevilla scheut sich nicht, die amerikanische Interessengruppen sowie die US Regierung massiv zu kritisieren, die von den Schweizer Banken über 1,5 Milliarden Dollar herausgepresst haben.

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