Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Soviet Union won World War II

 ....The photo shows Soviet soldiers {May 2, 1945 } raising the flag of the Soviet Union on top of the German Reichstag building following the Battle of Berlin.On April 30, 1945, surrounded by the Soviet Army in Berlin, Adolf Hitler committed suicide and his Reich soon collapsed..........The truth is that the war against Hitler in Europe was fought mainly by the USSR and the Red Army. The real turning point of the War was the Soviet counteroffensive in 1942, culminating in the Battle of Stalingrad and later in the even more decisive Battle of Kursk. One shall remind that there were 607 Nazi divisions destroyed on the Soviet-German front, which was three-quarters of the whole fascist army. It is commonly said that 9 out of 10 German soldiers died on the Eastern front.Even Churchill, that rabid anti-Communist, was compelled to admit that the Red Army had "torn the guts out of the German army" at Stalingrad. For most of the war the British and Americans were mere spectators. Following the invasion of the Soviet Union in the Summer of 1941, Moscow repeatedly demanded the opening of a second front against Germany. But Churchill was in no hurry to oblige them. The reason for this was not so much military as political. Why did the Western Allies allow Hitler to take over Austria and Czechoslovakia? Why did Britain and France refuse to enter an anti fascist alliance with the Soviet Union? Why did Britain and France do nothing while Hitler conquered Denmark and Norway even though they had finally already declared war against Germany in 1939?The policies and tactics of the British and American ruling class in the Second World War were not at all dictated by a love of democracy or hatred of fascism, as the official propaganda wants us to believe, but by class interests.The American government was fully aware of Hitler’s Reichstag speech and “The Final Solution” because they heard from Hitler’s own mouth that Jews were to be exterminated.During World War II, rescue of Jews and other victims of the Nazis was not a priority for the United States government.The Soviet Union played a heroic role in combating the evil of fascism [Nazism] as well as in helping to topple colonialist powers....The Soviet Union was the only force that could rout Nazism. The lightning defeat of France and British forces in 1940 bore this out. If it had not been for the Eastern Front, where they destroyed hundreds of Nazi divisions at the cost of huge losses, no US or British army would have dared enter Europe. They would have been smashed by the Germans in weeks. ...   1] ............2]].]
                                                                                                                                              Sovjet-soldaten worden gezien met een aantal van de gevangenen bevrijd in AuschwitzSoviet soldiers with some of the prisoners they freed at Auschwitz in January 1945.One of the most telling examples of its participation in war crimes was its treatment of Soviet prisoners of war. Statistics show that out of 5.7 million Soviet soldiers captured between 1941 and 1945, more than 3.5 million died in captivity{ were deliberately starved !!!!}.... Heinrich Himmler, the number 2 in  Der Fuhrer’s cabal:
“What happens to a Russian  does not interest me in the slightest. Whether nations live in prosperity  or starve to death  like cattle  interests me  only in so far  as we need them as slaves for our  Kultur; otherwise it is of no interest to me. Whether 10,000  Russian females fall down from exhaustion  while digging an antitank ditch  interests me  only in so far as the antitank ditch  forthe Third Reich  is finished.”........And there is Martin Bormann, Hitler’s ventriloquist dummy and party secretary:“The Slavs are to work for us.  In  so far as we  don’t  need them, they may die.  Therefore compulsory vaccination and health services are superfluous. The fertility of the Slavs  is undesirable.  Education is dangerous.  It is enough if they can count up to 100... Every educated person is a  future enemy. Religion we leave to them as a source of diversion.  As for food  they won’t get  any more  than is absolutely necessary. We are the Masters. We come first.”.....Herman Goering, as you will remember, was not merely  the boss of the Luftwaffe.  He was to be boss of the Soviet  Plunderbund, one of the most ruthless killers of all times. In  that year (1942) he told Ciano the Italian foreign minister: “this year  between ten  and thirty million  will die of hunger  in Russia and it is well that it should be so.”  And the fat man without a glint of contrition boasted that Russian prisoners of war “had begun to eat each other”.....An estimated 27 to 29 million Soviet citizens died in the anti-fascist war, out of the more than 50 million people killed in World War II in toto.                                                                                                                                       File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R69173, Münchener Abkommen, Staatschefs.jpg.From left to right (front): Chamberlain,Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini, and Ciano pictured before signing the Munich Agreement…..Joseph Stalin realized that war with Germany was inevitable. However, to have any chance of victory he needed time to build up his armed forces. The only way he could obtain time was to do a deal with Hitler. Thus, it is clear that there was a tremendous disparity in the motives of the two countries  that signed the Ribbentrop-Molotov pact. While the Nazis did so as an integral part of their grand strategy to conquer most of Europe to obtain their goal of Lebensraum (living space) for the superior Aryan race, the Soviets were basically forced into signing the agreemant when their talks with Britain and France regarding the possibility of forming an alliance against Nazi Germany broke down, and when Poland, understandably, refused to allow Soviet trops to march through its territory. .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ...                                                            Wall Street-Nazi Collaboration in World War II: .....In 1940 and 1941 American oil trusts increased the lucrative oil exports to Germany; large amounts delivered to Nazi Germany via neutral states. The American share of Germany's imports of vitally important oil for engine lubrication (Motorenöl) increased rapidly, from 44 per cent in July 1941 to 94 per cent in September 1941. Without US-supplied fuel, the German attack on the Soviet Union would not have been possible, according to the German historian Tobias Jersak, an authority in the field of American "fuel for the Führer." ...After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media, newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his "enemy national" partners.                                                                                                                 ... Interesting how people are so obsessed with "communism is bad" that they ignore the Nazi invasion of the USSR.During these 50 years of the cold war, several generations have learnt only lies about the Soviet Union, which have left a deep impression on many people.Its absurd on its face that Stalin killed 20 million. That would mean one person out of every other Soviet family dead by Stalin's hand. Would such a population have fought successfully to save the USSR and defeat German Fascism? Ridiculous.Reliable figures show that during the entire period of Soviet history, approximately four million people were accused and convicted of crimes against the state. Of those, approximately 700,000 to 800,000 were shot{not millions!!!....but quite a few traitors who were intent on bringing down the U.S.S.R. }. For instance, approximately one half of the total victims were thrown into prison during a two-year period -- 1937 and 1938. During those two years over six times more people were shot than during the entire remaining period of Soviet history.Of the two million people who were repressed during that two-year period, over half of them were members of the party at the time of their arrest. In Stalin’s Gulag some 516,543 people died{not millions!!!} between 1941 and 1943, sentenced by the Soviets to labor, but deprived of food by the German invasion. Gulag prisoners were a useful supply of workers for large projects in remote and inhospitable places in the USSR. For example, the Belomor Canal, which connects the White Sea with the Baltic, was almost entirely constructed by hand, using 250,000 prisoners. Prisoners also worked in mines or cut timber.Those who were convicted under the Soviet penal system are treated as innocent victims, but the fact of the matter is that most of them were thieves, murderers, rapists, etc. Criminals of this kind would never be considered to be innocent victims by the press if their crimes were committed in Europe or the US. But since the crimes were committed in the Soviet Union, it is different. To call a murderer, or a person who has raped more than once, an innocent victim is a very dirty game.Hitler considered the Russians as Untermenschen; subhuman. So the German army clearly had no intention of treating Russian prisoner-of-war well. As the Wehrmacht drove quickly into Russia in the second half of 1941, millions of Russian soldiers were captured.They were kept in camps and made to starve. Or used as cattle. ..........The Holodomor is the terror famine that never happened. The conquest of the Ukraine and other areas of the Soviet Union would necessitate war against the Soviet Union, and this war had to be prepared well in advance. To this end the Nazi propaganda ministry, headed by Goebbels, began a campaign around a supposed genocide committed by the Bolsheviks in the Ukraine, a dreadful period of catastrophic famine it claimed was deliberately provoked by Stalin in order to force the peasantry to accept socialist policy. The purpose of the Nazi campaign was to prepare world public opinion for the `liberation' of the Ukraine by German troops. Despite huge efforts and in spite of the fact that some of the German propaganda texts were published in the English press, the Nazi campaign around the supposed `genocide' in the Ukraine was not very successful at the world level. These diseases were at that time regrettably common throughout the world.The Nazi disinformation campaign about the Ukraine did not die with the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War. The Nazi lies were taken over by the CIA and MI5, and were always guaranteed a prominent place in the propaganda war against the Soviet Union. There was a famine, but no Holodomor.Holodomor was not done by Stalin, the KGB or Communists.Not a single document exists that even indirectly shows that the strategy and tactics chosen for Ukraine differed from those applied to other regions, not to mention tactics or strategy with the aim of genocide.  In fact what took place in the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1930s was a major class struggle in which poor landless peasants had risen up against the rich landowners, the kulaks, and had begun a struggle for collectivisation, a struggle to form kolkhozes.This great class struggle, involving directly or indirectly some 120 million peasants, certainly gave rise to instability in agricultural production and food shortages in some regions. Lack of food did weaken people, which in turn led to an increase in the number falling victim to epidemic diseases. These diseases were at that time regrettably common throughout the world. What the media, history books and university lecturers neglect to tell us is the shameful role of the Kulaks in the famine. No, It was the Kulaks who manufactured a famine. Motivated by cold, ruthless, self interest these counterrevolutionaries, wreckers and saboteurs wreaked havoc on their compatriots, bringing disaster and death down upon the people. In addition, a lot was being diverted to the black market. This is why the state went in and grabbed the crop. The 7 million figure was invented after World War 2 by Ukrainian nationalists, many of whom had fought with the Nazis and killed many Jews by participating in the Holocaust. The 7 million figure was invented by these people to be higher than the 6 million Jews killed by Hitler in the Holocaust....The "Ukrainian Genocide" myth is seemingly ingrained in the genetic material of people in the U.S. and the West.A lie told often enough becomes truth.                                                                                                                          Was the Soviet Union 'Anti-Semitic?' ....Robert Wilton, a long time Russia correspondent for the London Times, said in his book The Last Days of the Romanovs:"According to the data furnished by the Soviet press, out of 556 important functionaries of the Bolshevik State there were in 1918-1919: 17 Russians, 2 Ukrainians, 11 Armenians, 35 Lets, 15 Germans, 1 Hungarian, 10 Georgians, 2 Poles, 2 Finns, 1 Karaim, 457 Jews..... -'Jewish Chronicle' April 4th, 1919...........During the leadership of Lenin and Stalin, any acts of anti-Jewish aggression were soundly punished. Defense of the rights of the Jewish people was one of the main reasons that the Soviet Union approved the establishment of the state of Israel initially.Lenin, himself part Jewish, said that, "Jews provided a particularly high percentage of the leaders of the revolutionary movement."In the 1920s, hundreds of thousands of Jews were integrated into Soviet economic and cultural life, and many acquired prominent positions. Among them were communist leaders Leon Trotsky, Lazar Kaganovich, Maksim Litvinov, Lev Kamenev, and Grigoriy Zinov'yev; writers Isaak Babel', Veniamin Kaverin, Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandel'shtam, and Ilya Ehrenburg; and cinematographer Sergey Eisenstein. Special Jewish sections were established in the All-Union Communist Party (Bolshevik).The Jews were also depicted as the enemy of German Capitalism,since major Jewish leaders (Radek,Levine,Axelrod among others) were eminent participants in the November revolution. In postwar Eastern Europe, the greatest concentration of Jews was to be found in the Soviet Union.                                                                       . October 1944, radio operator Eberhard Kehrle and SS infantryman Franz Kneipp had a casual conversation about the practice of fighting partisans.Kehrle: "In the Caucasus , when one of us got killed there was no need for any lieutenant to tell us what to do. We just pulled out our pistols and shot everything in sight, women, children, everything…"
Kneipp: "A partisan group once attacked a convoy carrying the wounded and killed everyone inside. We caught them half an hour later near Novgorod . We put them in a sandpit, and then everybody started firing at them with MGs (machine guns) and pistols."
Kehrle: "They should be killed slowly, not shot." ...A horse cart full of dead Russian POW who died of starvation.                                     adf....Little girls lined up to be shot.....German soldiers march women to be shot in the woods
                                                               Russian women - raped before they were hanged.....Whenever there is an unbalance of power, the potential for rape increases. This is true particularly during the chaos of wartime.Rape during wartime appears to have gone through three main stages: rape as a routine and expected reward to the victors, random rape due to lack of military discipline, and systematic rape as a military technique to demoralize the opposition.Rape is  increasingly being intentionally used as an intentional tactic of terror. Rape was a weapon of terror as the German Hun marched through Belgium in World War I; gang rape was part of the orchestrated riots of Kristallnacht which marked the beginning of Nazi campaigns against the Jews. It was a weapon of revenge as the Russian Army marched to Berlin in World War II, it was used when the Japanese raped Chinese women in the city of Nanking, when the Pakistani Army battled Bangladesh, and when the American G.I.s made rape in Vietnam a 'standard operating procedure aimed at terrorizing the population into submission'. For example there is a fair amount of evidence of Russian soldiers raping German women, while noting the atrocities the Germans inflicted in Russia. The material that historian Sönke Neitzel uncovered in British and American archives is nothing short of sensational. While researching the submarine war in the Atlantic in 2001, he discovered the transcripts of covertly recorded conversations between German officers in which they talked about their wartime experiences with an unprecedented degree of openness: Wallus: "In Warsaw , our troops had to wait in line in front of the building's door. InRadom , the first room was full while the truck people stood outside. Each woman had 14 to 15 men per hour. They replaced the women every two days."
Niwiem: "I have to say that we weren't nearly as respectable in France sometimes. When I was in Paris , I saw our soldiers grabbing girls in the middle of a bar, throwing them across a table and -- end of story! Married women, too!" .... Müller: "When I was in Kharkov (in present-day Ukraine ), everything was destroyed except the center of the city. A wonderful city, a wonderful memory. All the people there spoke a little German, which they had learned in school. And in Taganrog (inRussia ) there were wonderful cinemas and wonderful beach cafés. I went everywhere in a truck. And all you saw were women doing compulsory labor."
Fausst: "Oh, my God!"
Müller: "They were building roads, drop-dead gorgeous girls. So we drove by, pulled them into the truck, screwed them and them threw them out again. Boy, they sure cursed at us."  A senior German army officer voiced his disgust at a junior lieutenant's giggling account of how he and his men raped a so-called woman "spy" in Russia and then threw hand grenades at her. "She didn't half scream when they exploded near her," the lieutenant jeered.....A wave of rapes and sexual violence occurred in Central Europe in 1944–45, as the Western Allies and the Red Army fought their way into the Third Reich. To understand why the rape of Germany was so uniquely terrible, the context is essential. Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1941, began the most genocidal conflict in history. According to estimates extracted from hospital records, between 90,000 and 130,000 Berlin women had been raped during the last days of the war and the first days of Soviet rule – a soldiers’ expression of frustration and rage after a war in which some 26 million Soviets had died.More than a half of them were innocent civilians.   The Soviets, of course, weren't the only ones; soldiers from other Allied armies were also guilty of sexual violence as they moved into Germany from the West.  For example, the stay of the French foreign legion in Stuttgart was marked with mass rapes of German women. Police records of Stuttgart show thatduring the French occupation, 1,198 women were raped and eight men violated by French troops, mostly Moroccans." Little is known about the forced prostitution of German women by American soldiers in the years between 1945 until the currency reform of 1948 In order to accommodate their children, they sought proximity to American soldiers, who gave the hard dollars not without any return. In order to offer them, the women often drove for hours and days on freight trains to the barracks, where they waited in line. From this ate  whole family.Between 1942 and 1945, US GIs were legally "charged with" committing 11,040 rapes in Germany (a far lesser number were prosecuted}.According to the publication "The U.S. Army in the Occupation of Germany":"Of all the crimes committed by U.S. troops, the best....documented was rape, and it showed a "spiral increase" in the closing months of the war."More German people died in the British and American sectors of occupation than in the Soviet sector immediately after the war.Some three million Germans died unnecessarily after the official end of hostilities -- about two million civilians, mostly women, children and elderly, and about one million prisoners of war.….....They want to belittle the role of the USSR in the defeat of Nazism and even justify Nazism at some point. Why Stalin is still "popular" in Russia and becoming increasingly so today, despite the billions of dollars in mass media lies about Stalin that have inundated the former Soviet peoples as well as the peoples all over the world? This also helps explain why the Soviet people fought with unprecedented courage for Stalin and the Soviet Union and played the overwhelming role in the defeat of German fascism culminating in the surrender of Nazi Germany on May 8, 1945.                     .   Soviet military medics help Germans in Berlin.The Russian soldiers are credited with feeding the German population, rescuing children, and helping to restore normal life in the country. They do not say anything about what was happening in Germany during the stay of allied troops there.But in general, the Soviet soldiers treated peaceful Germans with humanity..... Hitler was a far more dangerous dictator for the world than Stalin ever was.The main difference between Hitler and Stalin is that one lost a war and ended with a bullet in his head. The other gets a bust at the National D-Day Memorial. Hitlers policy of facism was extremely racist, and was called Nazism. Communists feel that everything should be distributed equally, including income, property and industry was owned by the government.Attempts to rewrite the history of World War II in a way that acknowledges the rights of the hangmen alongside those of the victims, placing the occupiers alongside the liberators, are deeply immoral. Hitler sought to eliminate a whole race. Stalin did not. Some historians have even earned the reputation of Holocaust-deniers, at least of Hitler's involvement.In contrast, no one could deny Stalin's role in the Great Terror. He signed death warrants because he thought people guilty of a crime. During Second World War, Stalin conducted a series of mass scale deportations  to Siberia and the Central Asian republics. The reasons of the deportation  were separatism, resistance to Soviet rule and collaboration with the invading Germans. There were, though, strong dissimilarities in the approach to war and terror in the Hitlerite and Stalinist contexts. In Nazi Germany war was glorified in and of itself. It was seen as the ultimate test for man in a Darwinian struggle for survival and domination. Moreover, the type of war glorified by the Nazis was a war of race against race. The main enemies were the inferior races, be they Jew or Slav. Stalin  methods were barbaric; but the goals of Soviet socialism -- economic equality and justice -- were nobler than National Socialism. Joseph Stalin beat Hitler in battle, and then for half a century made the Soviet Union the world's second superpower.…                                      Victory Day (9 May),Russia Celebrates Victory Over Nazi Germany:
.....With the defeat of communism the number of deaths in the world can be attributed to capitalism. Thomas Pogge of Yale University quotes a United Nations document, "Roughly one third of all human deaths, some 18 million annually, are due to poverty-related causes, easily preventable through better nutrition, safe drinking water, mosquito nets, re-hydration packs, vaccines and other medicines. This sums up to over 300 million deaths in just the 17 years since the end of the Cold War — many more than were caused by all the wars, civil wars, and government repression of the entire 20th century. Children under five account for nearly 60% or 10.6 million of the annual death toll from poverty-related causes (UNICEF 2005: inside front cover)."              ........The Balkans Chronicles -archives-