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An extreme leftist group has admitted to the theft of the far-right SVP's favourite pet, a goat named "Zouttel", and have threatened to kill their "scapegoat" seized late Friday from the home of an MP.

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Re: Left group threatens life of far-right mascot

The goat's name is Zottel. Searching for "Zouttel" brings up... this site.
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LOL so the news bot made a spelling mistake, interesting.
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Re: Left group threatens life of far-right mascot

The article doesn't mention it but JUSO has accused SVP of staging the theft, saying the SVP is desparate to win support in view of their looming massive defeat.

JUSO is out of touch methinks.
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I would go for kidnapping instead of killing: goat cheese is nicer than goat meat
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Re: Left group threatens life of far-right mascot

I'm not an SVP fan, but I wouldn't take it out on poor innocent goats! Free the SVP two!!

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I would go for kidnapping instead of killing: goat cheese is nicer than goat meat
...er, not much cheese you'll be getting from this one.
(Zottel is a billy goat.)


Latest is that Zottel is being put on trial before a Volksgericht (does that have the same, er, associations in German as it does in English? or is it just a normal word, like Achtung and U-Boot?) for alleged misdeeds including the 'promotion of racist paranoia' and 'general antagonism to the proletariat'. Naturally the trial will be private and only the verdict published.

More here (in German) for those bent on enjoying this slow news day to the full:
http://www.20min.ch/news/kreuz_und_q...icht--27308714
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Latest is that Zottel is being put on trial before a Volksgericht (does that have the same, er, associations in German as it does in English? or is it just a normal word, like Achtung and U-Boot?) for alleged misdeeds including the 'promotion of racist paranoia' and 'general antagonism to the proletariat'. Naturally the trial will be private and only the verdict published.
Volksgericht = communist Kangaroo court
Volksgerichtshof = Hitler's Kangaroo court

This being a leftist Kangaroo court, I would suspect that Zottel will confess and asks to be executed to atone for his heinous crimes.
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Volksgericht = communist Kangaroo court
Volksgerichtshof = Hitler's Kangaroo court

This being a leftist Kangaroo court, I would suspect that Zottel will confess and asks to be executed to atone for his heinous crimes.

how can it be a kangaroo court when its a goat
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how can it be a kangaroo court when its a goat
The law is an Ass


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how can it be a kangaroo court when its a goat
The first person to be tried there was a kangaroo perhaps?
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The first person to be tried there was a kangaroo perhaps?
Seeing Australia used to be a penal colony, it doesn't surprise me.
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The article doesn't mention it but JUSO has accused SVP of staging the theft, saying the SVP is desparate to win support in view of their looming massive defeat.

JUSO is out of touch methinks.
Probably but there is an outside chance that it's been staged. The peeps party have been known to play the Victim card before now and it was effective last time.
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