Occupation troops always commit crimes against the occupied. The German troops occupying France, Belgique, Holland did much of what the American troops are doing in Iraq. Both held midnight raids on private homes, taking civilians out into the night and to prison....taking both men and women. Both put them in prison or camps without formal charges both abused these people. Both governments installed puppet governments. The Germans installed Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, to head the VICHY government, gave them self-government in 70 percent of France. The german troops supported the power of the Vichy government. The "insurgents" were communists et al, attacking the German soldiers. Today we call them the "free French"..they were supported by the British Government. They were less than 2 percent of the French population. Germany said they invaded these countries to stop the spread of "Bolshevism" what we now call Communism. In the US a conservative radio host by the name of Father Caughlin (a Catholic priest) had a Sunday night radio show and supported Mr. Hitler's efforts at fighting "Bolshevism". He was of course a Conservative Radio Host...he had over 25,000,000 listeners on Sunday night through out the US. The Pope in Rome knew the real truth about Mr. Hitler and had Father Caughlin's Bishop pull him off the air. History has a way of repeating itself.