Berlusconi says his kids feel persecu...

Berlusconi says his kids feel persecuted like Jews by Hitler

There are 9 comments on the The Daily Star story from Nov 6, 2013, titled Berlusconi says his kids feel persecuted like Jews by Hitler. In it, The Daily Star reports that:

ROME: Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said his children feel persecuted just as Jewish families did in Nazi Germany because he is being hounded by the country's magistrates who want to eliminate him politically.

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Nicknat

Toronto, Canada

#1 Nov 6, 2013
Burlusconi has a need to be dramatic. Comparing his situation to that of the Jews is just stupid. I am offended and I am Catholic! Old guy is nearing the end of his political life and that is a good thing. He would have better value as an independant working towards a better Italy. He has skills, influence and wealth and would be better remembered if he changed his role and contributed from a new independant platform.
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kiara

Sassuolo, Italy

#3 Nov 11, 2013
Nicknat wrote:
Burlusconi has a need to be dramatic. Comparing his situation to that of the Jews is just stupid. I am offended and I am Catholic! Old guy is nearing the end of his political life and that is a good thing. He would have better value as an independant working towards a better Italy. He has skills, influence and wealth and would be better remembered if he changed his role and contributed from a new independant platform.
hi, i am italian girl and i tell you that Berlusconi has right to say that his children (and him) are persecuted .i am agree with you that he wrong to compare his situation that with the jews ,but trust me , he here in italy is very very hounded by italian ' magistrates
Nicknat

Toronto, Canada

#4 Nov 11, 2013
Kiara, it is nice to see that some one shares my sentiment although when it comes to Silvio, he seams to invite discusion by being dramatic. He demonstrates great skill when necessary but perhaps has extended his political presents in government too long. Stepping aside and contributing from an independant possition should be his mission going forward. Use those skills and wealth for the benefit of the Nation.
kiara

Sassuolo, Italy

#5 Nov 14, 2013
Nicknat wrote:
Kiara, it is nice to see that some one shares my sentiment although when it comes to Silvio, he seams to invite discusion by being dramatic. He demonstrates great skill when necessary but perhaps has extended his political presents in government too long. Stepping aside and contributing from an independant possition should be his mission going forward. Use those skills and wealth for the benefit of the Nation.
hi Nicknat, i just saw your message and i would like to say one only thing...thank goodness that in my country there is Berlusconi. many reason but the more important is that thank to him the extreme left has never come to power......you can not understand me because you live in a country where the the comunism there has never been, only the left and the right. i hope he will never give up ......i like discuss with you
Nicknat

Toronto, Canada

#6 Nov 15, 2013
Being persecuted by the magistrates has not resulted in protests on the streets. This only shows that Italians, even those who agree that this persecution is wrong are growing tired of Silvio with respect to his being a distraction from more important things. He showed class when he stepped down and was replaced by Monti. A true display of the fact that he cares for Italy. Hi rise was an indication of the support he enjoys as a politician but the dye seems to be cast and he should realize that there is a better role for him to play. He does not need more wealth and enjoys power and would continue to enjoy playing an influence of positive nature as an independant non
political advocate for Italy. He has the skills and would be far more admired and if he was not in constant conflict he could use his influence to the betterment of his country.
It have no fear that the communists will ever be a factor in Italy. I am more concerned with the Northern league!
Seperatists masked in an anti immigrant role who are nothing more than racist bigots who cast a shadow on a country I adore. What a black eye they are!
without Silvio's need for support from that group, they might just fade into obscurity which would be a great thing!
one

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy

#7 Nov 16, 2013
mnwhile italy's europe second poorest country,
the only one without unemployment income,
also thanks to a corrupt left
there's crisis and berlusconi is mafioso
Nicknat

Toronto, Canada

#8 Nov 18, 2013
the view from Busca must be blurred. Having spent abundant time in Italy, I confess that poverty is well hidden from view. North to south, it seems like life there is good compared to what I witness at home. Everyone has a cell phone to entertain themselves with. I see happy people everywhere I look. There are fewer people begging than I witness here in Toronto. People seem to be out enjoying a wonderful lifestyle and and socialism has most people covered in that italy hass the second best health care in the world. Statistics confirm that Italains enjoy higher home ownership than the Germans and the Swiss and have greater net worth than the Germans as well.
Italians have always protested like chronic malcontents! It must be a cultural thing to perpetually lament and blame the south for any of it's woes!
one

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy

#9 Nov 18, 2013
I don't know if the view is more blurred in Busca or in Toronto. Unfortunately unemployment poverty evictions and even homeless is growing, and our very good health care has been subject to indiscriminate budget cuts.
The internet connection is inferior to the Estonians.
Here many people laugh for not crying.
Latest news, near Napoli there is now La terra dei fuochi, fireland, because of camorra (mafia) and administration connivence, many hectars of land have been polluted by toxic substances, some US military study announced that the very water in Napoli is dangerous, even with uranium. I'm afraid things aren't anymore how they used to be.
Nicknat

Toronto, Canada

#10 Nov 18, 2013
I have never had problems with internet while in Italy but I will accept that former communist countries that had no infrastructure and recently have built new systems rather than piggy bank on old infrastructure as mature economies have, may bet faster as is the case in Croatia who went from nothing to the newest and best. I still am compelled to look at things in comparison and the statements I have made re Germany and the Swiss are testimony to how things are not as bad as they are made out to be. Yes things are not as good as they were before 2008, but the world is singing that song.
With respect to Naples! it always had it's quirks but one can not ignore the quality of life on the islands in the Bay of Naples where life is beautiful and should be commingled when discussing Naples. A very old port that had to recover from being bombed out and still has an underground to deal with.
But what about Merano, where life again is good and the unemployed spend with impunity while not paying taxes. in fact that whole region of malcontents who prosper at the expense of their country by declaring no income while experiencing the beautiful life. I marvel at how many stories I read about the drivers of expensive cars who vacation there but have no income.
Italy ly can be looked at from several angles. just pick the one that is most convenient today.

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