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Friday, March 1, 2013

OPERATION KEELHAUL : GENOCIDE BY THE 'ALLIES'

IN WORLD WAR TWO, ALLIED FORCES TURNED MILLIONS, AN ESTIMATED 2 TO 5 MILLION, OF REFUGEES OVER TO SOVIET TROOPS, KNOWING THEY WOULD EITHER BE KILLED, OR SERVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN RUSSIAN GULAGS, AND THIS NUMBER INCLUDED 20,000 AMERICAN TROOPS, AND 30,000 BRITISH TROOPS THAT EISENHOWER AND HIS BRITISH COUNTERPARTS ABANDONED TO THEIR FATE IN RUSSIA, AND THAT FDR AND CHURCHILL NEVER TOLD THEIR NATIONS ABOUT! THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED. GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS WERE EMPTIED OF ALL WHO COULD BE CLASSIFIED AS "WHITE EMIGRE" AND THEY LOST ALL HOPE OF FREEDOM.  THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST SECRETS OF THE "GOOD" WAR, THE WAR TO END WARS.
White émigré (Белоэмигрант), or First Wave émigré (Эмигрант первой волны) was used to classify a Russian who emigrated from Russia in the wake of the Russian Revolution and Russian Civil War, and who was in opposition to the contemporary Russian political climate.
THEY CANNOT IN ANY WAY BE SAID TO HAVE BEEN 'COMMUNISTS'!

NOT ONE MAN OF THE ALLIED FORCES, NOT ONE MAN WHO MADE THE DECISION TO CONDEMN THESE PEOPLE TO THEIR DEATH, NOT ONE WHO BLUDGEONED OR FORCED WOMEN AND CHILDREN INTO DEATH TRAINS OR ONTO DEATH SHIPS (INCLUDING OVER 2.000 COSSACK TROOPS) WAS EVER CHARGED WITH 'WAR CRIMES', THOUGH WHAT THEY DID WAS EXACTLY WHAT THOSE TRIED AT NUREMBERG WERE ACCUSED OF.
NEITHER ALLIED NATION INVOLVED IN THIS WILL OPEN THE FILES OF THIS ALLIED-CREATED HOLOCAUST AFTER 60 YEARS! FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUESTS MADE TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ARE DENIED, CITING "NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS".
AMERICAN TROOPS PERISHED INSIDE RUSSIA WONDERING WHY RESCUE NEVER CAME.
WE WOULD KNOW NOTHING OF THIS HAD NOT A FEW SURVIVED.


FIRST, LET ME MAKE PERFECTLY CLEAR THAT VERY FEW TO NONE OF US WHO LIVE IN THE NATIONS INVOLVED IN THIS ATROCITY TODAY WERE INVOLVED IN THIS. EVEN FEWER OF US "EVERYDAY CITIZENS" EVEN KNEW ABOUT IT. THAT IS BECAUSE, EVEN AFTER 60 YEARS, THE GOVERNMENTS INVOLVED REFUSE TO RELEASE THE DOCUMENTS THAT THEY FEAR WILL INCITE RAGE AND PERHAPS CRIES FOR TRIALS OF WAR CRIMES OF THOSE WHO DID SUCH A THING AND YET LIVE.
TO MY RUSSIAN, GERMAN, BRITISH, AND AMERICAN READERS, I DO NOT IN ANY WAY MEAN TO IMPLY THAT ALL OF YOU, OR ANY OF YOU, ACTUALLY, ARE IN ANY REMOTE WAY TO BLAME FOR THIS. WE ARE ALL KEPT IN THE DARK BY OUR RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER ABOUT FAR TOO MANY THINGS! NO NATION IS EXEMPT FROM TRYING TO FOOL OR MANIPULATE ITS PEOPLE BY MEANS OF PROPAGANDA AND INCREDIBLE DISHONESTY. THAT SAID, I HOPE WE ALL LEARN FROM THIS JUST HOW FAR SOME IN OUR GOVERNMENTS AND MILITARY WILL GO TO GET CONCESSIONS OR WHATEVER THEY WANT FROM OTHER NATIONS.
LET US, TOGETHER, LEARN, OR WE SHALL SURELY PERISH!


I remember the name, 'Operation Keelhaul', from my youth. It was whispered mostly, but those opposed to Eisenhower becoming President used it and the 'Morgenthau Plan' among themselves like swear words. I was young and thought little of politics. I should have listened more closely!

Operation Keelhaul was carried out in Northern Italy by British and American forces to repatriate Soviet Armed Forces POWs of the Nazis to the Soviet Union between August 14, 1946 and May 9, 1947.The term has been later applied to other Allied acts of often forced repatriation of former residents of the USSR after the ending of World War II that sealed the fate of millions of post-war refugees fleeing eastern Europe.

Not only were America and Great Britain guilty of driving millions of Russian and Russian 'bloc' citizens and troops to their deaths, AMERICA KNOWINGLY AND WILLINGLY ABANDONED AT LEAST 20,000 OF HER OWN TROOPS TO RUSSIAN  PRISON CAMPS, AND GREAT BRITAIN LEFT AT LEAST 30,000 TO DIE THERE AS WELL, EACH KNOWING WHERE THOSE GOOD MEN, THEIR OWN BRAVE TROOPS WERE! NEITHER ATTEMPTED TO RESCUE THEM OR EVEN MAKE THEIR PLIGHTS KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! 60 YEARS LATER THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO KEEP THIS QUIET!  

I WRITE THIS IN MEMORY OF ALL, FROM EVERY NATION, WHO WERE BETRAYED, WHO WERE DESTROYED IN THE PRIME OF THEIR LIVES BY EACH NATION'S MAD MEN WHO SENT THEM TO THEIR GRAVES AND TRIED TO ERASE THEIR LIVES FROM HISTORY.
BYALLTHEGODS, LET US NOT FORGET THEM!
I WANT TO KNOW THEIR NAMES!
IF WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF TRUTH, THE TRUTH CAN SET MINDS FREE! IT MAY STING, IT MAY WOUND, BUT TRUTH, IN THE LONG RUN, HEALS DEEP WOUNDS, IT IS ALWAYS A BALM TO THE SPIRIT, TO THE SOUL THAT LONGS FOR IT AND EMBRACES IT, NO MATTER WHAT!
I AM AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, MY ANCESTORS WERE ON THESE SHORES WHEN THE EUROPEANS FIRST LANDED HERE, HAD BEEN HERE SINCE TIME BEGAN, AND I TELL YOU ALL, THIS IS PART OF OUR TRUTH, TO THE SHAME OF ALL WHO TOOK PART IN IT! THERE IT IS! I DO NOT DENY IT, NOR DO I IN ANY WAY CONDONE IT, BUT AMERICA DID THAT!


In 1945, General Dwight Eisenhower ordered that "Operation Keelhaul" be put into effect. This involved rounding up and shipping back to "their countries of origin" ALL the refugees from communism: men, women and children, soldier or civilian, male or female, even though many of them had been fighting on OUR side during the war. Since all of Eastern Europe was then under Communist domination, sending these people back was, quite literally, a sentence of death, some by immediate execution and the rest by slow extermination from overwork and malnutrition in the Soviet slave labor camps in Siberia.
These people were rounded up at bayonet point, forced into freight cars and shipped off to a terrible fate. There was no accurate count kept but the MINIMUM figure was 2,000,000 people and a maximum has been set at 5,000,000. The true numbers may never be known, NEVER! The elimination of all these anti-Communist people made the Communist domination of Eastern Europe MUCH easier. And the American people were kept blissfully unaware of this action which Eisenhower enforced rigidly, even though it violated international law, the laws of his own country and laws of humanity.
Germans were prosecuted at Nuremberg for similar crimes but control of the news ensured that Eisenhower, and those under his command who took part in this outrage, the British counterparts, the Russians, NONE were ever even officially accused of these heinous crimes! This entire "operation" was rolled up and tucked away by each government involved, perhaps for all time!
The ALLIES ruthlessly carried out 'Operation Keelhaul', deporting innocent refugees from eastern Europe into Stalin's clutches. The Russian troops often machine-gunned these people as they arrived in Soviet territory, sometimes while still on the trains. Many were hanged immediately in the forests where they were handed over. Most of these people were nothing more than White Christian refugees, who didn't want to live in nations of Stalinist tyranny.

This entire abomination was filled with brutal acts of horror. Let there be no ambivalence in our conclusions. U.S. and British GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY leaders were guilty of war crimes. ALLIED soldiers shot innocent men trying to escape as they were being forcibly repatriated. ALLIED soldiers used clubs to beat hundreds of men senseless, then dragged them onto trucks and ships. When deportees, SUCH AS ONE PARTICULAR GROUP OF OVER 2,000 COSSACK TROOPS, would disable a Russian ship, Americans would go aboard, subdue the resisters and make the repairs to those death ships' engines! Americans and British leaders have the blood of hundreds on their hands who committed suicide rather than be sent back, as well as of all those who were murdered by Soviet military or eventually died in Stalin's abominable work camps.
THESE WERE CRIMINAL ACTS, AS BAD AS GERMANY'S RULERS AND MILITARY HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF! BUT THIS HAS BEEN HIDDEN, COVERED UP FOR 60 LONG YEARS!
The American, British and Russian soldiers and officers should have ALL refused to follow orders, JUST AS WE SO OFTEN SAY OF GERMANY'S TROOPS WHO CARRIED OUT THEIR ORDERS. Only a handful did and they were treated with severe threats and/or punishments. A few servicemen allowed prisoners to escape, having pity on them. But, by in large, American and British servicemen were no more moral or courageous in standing up against evil military orders than their German and Russian counterparts.

Let us begin with one man's tale, or the story of him and his men.

Andrey Vlasov was a Russian general who had served in the army since the Russian Revolution. He had fought hard and valiantly in the successful defense of Moscow. It was only because of Stalin's refusal to permit Vlasov and his men to retreat during the subsequent battle at Leningrad that the German forces had defeated and captured Vlasov. He and his men had been captured and It was difficult for Hitler to believe that Vlasov was so willing to lead captured Russian soldiers against Stalin and his communist regime.

So, it was not until the very end of the war — January 1945 — that Hitler finally relented and permitted Vlasov to lead Russian POWs into battle against the Russian army. But by this time, Germany was close to defeat. The forces under Vlasov's command, some 50,000 Russian soldiers, were doomed to be recaptured by the Allies. Soon after these men rejoined the battle, on May 7, 1945, Germany capitulated.

Vlasov knew that Stalin was not a forgiving man. After his capture by Germany, Vlasov had openly defied the communists and communism. He had tried to arouse the Russian people to revolt against their communist tyrants. Vlasov knew that capture by the communists now meant certain death for him and his men.

Andrey Vlasov chose to surrender to American forces. He did not know that Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin had already sealed his fate. He did not know that these four rulers of the Allied powers had already committed themselves to one of the worst holocausts in history. He did not know that evil pervaded not only the Nazi and communist regimes, but the American and British regimes, as well.

U.S. military leaders expressly guaranteed that Gen. Vlasov and his men would never be turned back over to the Soviets. But under General Eisenhower, in consultation with the State Department, the US went back on their word of honor. Headquarters refused to designate them POWs or give them asylum, and eventually turned them over to the Russians. All their military leaders were shot or hanged. The rest went to Soviet labor camps. Some committed suicide before falling into Russian hands, knowing of their fate.
Yes, American military officials delivered Andrey Vlasov to Soviet military authorities. On August 2, 1946, the Soviet press reported that Andrey Vlasov had been hanged by Soviet officials for "treason as well as active espionage and terrorist activity against the Soviet Union."

WHY? HOW COULD THEY DO SUCH A THING TO MEN WHO HAD FOUGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE ALLIES? 

Part of the Yalta Agreement between the Big Three — Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill — involved the repatriation of Russians and Americans to their respective homelands. Keep in mind that the German POW camps contained American prisoners, British prisoners, and Russian prisoners. The Big Three agreed that as the Russians liberated Germany POW camps, American and British POWs would be turned over to the American and British forces. As the Americans and British liberated German POW camps, Russian POWs would be returned to Russia.
There was one big problem with this agreement — a problem that each of the Big Three was WELL aware of. American and British POWs WANTED to return to their own forces. Russian POWs did NOT want to return to Russian forces because they knew the fate that awaited them.
Stalin wanted revenge. The Russian prisoners were traitors to communism. They deserved to die.

And Roosevelt and Churchill felt the exact same way. Russia was "our friend." Stalin was "Uncle Joe" to the American PRESIDENT (FDR). Any Russian who had defied Uncle Joe — any Russian who had opposed "our communist friends and allies" — deserved to be executed.
The revenge and ensuing holocaust had to be kept secret from the world. The American and British people HAD TO BE TRICKED INTO maintaining the illusion that this was a war of good versus evil — that only the Nazis engaged in cold-blooded murder — that the Allies epitomized all the goodness of mankind.
THIS WAS NOT TRUE!
Therefore, the Big Three spelled out their plans not just in the official Yalta agreement but, also, in a March 31, 1945, secret codicil to the agreement. As James Sanders, Mark Sauter, and R. Cort Kirkwood point out in their shocking book, Soldiers of Misfortune (1992), the codicil was kept secret from the American and British people for fifty years . The codicil outlined the secret plan by which the Russians POWs would be forcibly returned to Stalin's clutches.

One may wonder why American government officials called their part in the holocaust "Operation Keelhaul". In his book 'Operation Keelhaul' (1973), Julius Epstein [ (1901–1975) a journalist and scholar, an Austrian Jewish émigré who fled Europe in 1938, worked during World War II in the Office of War Information, and after the war became a prominent American anti-communist researcher and critic of the Soviet Union. He was the grandson of the famous composer, Johann Strauss II. HE WAS NOT THE AMERICAN SCREENWRITER OF THE SAME NAME.]  described the meaning of the term:

"'To keelhaul is the cruelest and most dangerous of punishments and tortures ever devised for men aboard a ship. It involves trussing a man up with ropes, throwing him overboard, unable to swim, and hauling him under the boat's keel from one side to the other, or even from stem to stern. Most of those keelhauled under water are already dead when their punishment is over.'"

And Epstein describes his reaction to the choice of this term by American government officials to describe their part in the Allied holocaust:

 "'That our Armed Forces should have adopted this term as its code name for deporting by brutal force to concentration camp, firing squad, or hangman's noose millions who were already in the lands of freedom, shows how little the high brass thought of their longing to be free.'"

The roles played by each of the conspirators was clear: Roosevelt and Churchill would force the Russian anticommunists into Stalin's hands. The communists would take over from there and do the actual killing.

HOW MANY WERE TURNED OVER TO THE RUSSIANS BY AMERICAN AND BRITISH FORCES? TWO MILLION SOULS!!! AT LEAST TWO MILLION WHO THOUGHT THEY HAD BEEN SAVED AND COULD GO FREE!
Yes, two million Russian people sent back to the communists where they were either immediately executed or sent to die in Gulags!


Naturally and sadly, there was panic in the camps when the inmates realized what was going on, as they saw there would be no freedom for them. How can we ever imagine what hell they went through,  unable to escape their fate and with no one to help them! The British lied to some that they were to be taken to Italy, or some other safe haven, but if the subterfuge didn't work they used rifle butts and bayonets as prods. Some refugees committed suicide by sawing their throats with the barbed wire that imprisoned them. Mothers are known to have thrown their babies from trains into the river to save them from slow starvation or the nightmare of a Russian prison camp. To its credit ONE British regiment, the LONDON IRISH, refused to take part in this holocaust! They went to war to fight German soldiers, they said, not to club refugee women and children. If only ALL had been as brave as these few!

In the West, the arrest, detention and deliberate deportation of millions to Soviet Russia is virtually unknown.
Censoring history by way of libel actions is unfortunately the method the rich and well-connected use against their pesky critics. The Russian historian, author, and  former parliamentary candidate of the United Kingdom Independence Party, NIKOLAI TOLSTOY (Count Nikolai Dmitrievich Tolstoy-Miloslavsky) has been severely outspoken in his criticism of especially the British government for its part in this hidden holocaust since he became aware of it , and there have been many attempts to shut him up! In 1989, Lord Aldington (Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Aldington), previously a British officer, former Chairman of the Conservative Party, and then Chairman of Sun Alliance, an insurance company, commenced a libel action over allegations of war crimes made by Tolstoy in a pamphlet distributed by Nigel Watts, a man involved with Sun Alliance on an unrelated insurance matter. Although Tolstoy was not the initial target of the action, he felt honor-bound to join Watts as defendant. He lost and was ordered to pay £2 million (£1.5 million in damages and £0.5 million in costs).
At the libel trial, Lord Aldington agreed that the refugees' fate was "ghastly" but said he had not known that many faced execution if returned to their homelands. (The Washington Post, December 9, 2000)
LIAR??? LIAR???

HOW DARE 'ALDINGTON PROFIT FROM HIS ORDER TO SEND SO MANY TO THEIR DEATH (see below) ? HOW COULD A HUMAN BEING DARE DO THIS?

In his books, Tolstoy argued that refugees not covered by the Yalta agreement --  émigré   (migrant) Russians and royalist Yugoslavs -- were forcibly repatriated because Harold Macmillan, "minister resident" in the Mediterranean and later prime minister, wanted to advance his political career by appeasing Stalin. As a British army officer in Austria at the end of World War II, Lord Aldington — then known by his given name, Toby Low — oversaw the repatriation of thousands of Cossack and Yugoslav refugees. Many were subsequently killed or interned in prison camps. He persuaded a British general whose 5th Army Corps occupied southern and eastern Austria to IGNORE a Foreign Office telegram ordering that "any person who is not (repeat not) a Soviet citizen under British law must not (repeat not) be sent back to the Soviet Union unless he expressly desires." HOW MANY DID THIS ALLEGED ORDER KILL? THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW!
Tolstoy had written several books (Victims of Yalta in 1977, Stalin's Secret War in 1981, The Minister and the Massacres in 1986) about the alleged complicity of British politicians and officers with Joseph Stalin's forces in the murder of White Russian exiles from Soviet Rule, Cossacks, Croatian para-military and civilian fugitives from Tito, as well as 11,000 Slovenian anticommunist fighters.
Tolstoy described the scene of Americans returning to the internment camp after having delivered a shipment of people to the Russians:

        "'The Americans returned to Plattling (a town in Bavaria, Germany where an internment camp was located after World War II) visibly shamefaced. Before their departure from the rendezvous in the forest, many had seen rows of bodies already hanging from the branches of nearby trees. On their return, even the German SS men in a neighboring compound lined the wire fence and railed at them for their behavior. The Americans were too ashamed to reply.'"  (from A Footnote to Yalta by Jeremy Murray-Brown, Documentary at Boston University)

ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN, the acclaimed Russian writer and political prisoner, called Operation Keelhaul "the last secret of World War II".  He contributed to a legal defense fund set up to help Nikolai Tolstoy in the 1989 libel case mentioned above.  Tolstoy lost the case in the British courts but the verdict was overturned by the European Court of Human Rights.

The first records were unsealed on 9/10/2012 admitting U.S. knowledge of the infamous Katyn Massacre, and the American assistance in the Soviet denial of said atrocities.  Read as much as we are allowed to at http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/katyn-massacre/
<<In April 1943, in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk in the Soviet Union, occupying German troops discovered eight large graves containing the remains of thousands of the Polish Army officers and intellectual leaders who had been interned at the prisoner-of-war camp at Kozielsk. Bodies of the prisoners who had been housed at Ostashkov and Starobielsk were discovered near Piatykhatky and Mednoye, respectively. Collectively, these murders are known as the Katyn Forest Massacre...The official American response at the time was one of non-involvement. BUT...In a June 1943 telegram to Churchill, Roosevelt expressed approval that the British approach to Stalin was grounded "upon the obvious necessity of creating the most favorable conditions for bringing the full weight of the armed forces of all the United Nations to bear upon the common enemy....The winning of the war is the paramount objective for all of us. For this unity is necessary." UNITY ??? AS IN MUTUAL COMPLICITY IN ALLIED WAR CRIMES!

Later, on September 18, 1951, the United States House of Representatives established the Select Committee to Conduct an Investigation and Study of the Facts, Evidence, and Circumstances of the Katyn Forest Massacre, known as the Madden Committee after its chairman, Rep. Ray J. Madden of Indiana. The committee assembled records relating to the massacre and its aftermath, including records from the files of the State and War Departments, in addition to hearing extensive witness testimony. Their purpose was to determine which nation was responsible for the atrocities and whether any American officials had engaged in covering up the massacre. The Madden Committee determined unanimously that the Soviet People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs, or NKVD was responsible for the executions, and recommended a trial before the International World Court of Justice. The question of an American cover-up was less clear cut. [READ THAT AS NO ONE WANTED TO ADMIT THE USA WAS COMPLICIT IN THIS HOLOCAUST!] In its final report, the committee concluded that American officials failed to properly evaluate and act upon clear danger signals in Russian behavior evident as early as 1942. >>

THAT IS A LIE! EISENHOWER KNEW DAMNED WELL WHAT HE WAS DOING! AND THAT DOES NOT ADDRESS WHY AMERICA AND BRITAIN GAVE UP OVER 50,000 OF THEIR OWN TO SOVIET GULAGS, TO CERTAIN DEATH, AND THEN TRIED TO HIDE THE FACT THAT THEY DID! OUR NEWSPAPERS NEVER CARRIED THIS NEWS OF 20,000 AMERICAN TROOPS THAT WERE NEVER RESCUED FROM RUSSIAN PRISONS, THAT WERE ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN AND KEPT UNTIL MOST SIMPLY DIED WONDERING WHERE RESCUE WAS!

<<In September 2011, the National Archives responded to a letter to President Barack Obama by Representative Marcy Kaptur and Representative Daniel Lipinski requesting the identification, declassification and public release of all records of permanent value in the custody of the U.S. Government relating to the events at Katyn. The National Archives via the National Declassification Center subsequently made it a priority to process and declassify all known documents related not only to the initial events of the 1940s but also to the Madden Committee and the ongoing American response. This special effort has led to the declassification of over a thousand pages not previously released to the public, and the launch of a project to highlight Katyn material declassified by the National Archives over the previous few decades.
[1000 PAGES? HOW MANY MORE? WHY NOT RELEASE THEM ALL?]

The film "Katyn, 1973" (ARC ID 1936842) is located in the records of the Central Intelligence Agency (Record Group 263) in the series titled "Moving Images Relating to Intelligence and International Relations, 1947-1984." It explores the history of the Katyn Forest Massacre of World War II. >>

The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, by Thomas (Tom E.) Woods, was published in December 2004. This is an excerpt from "Operation Keelhaul: a Disgraceful Chapter in American History" by Mr. Woods. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is not afraid to learn the truth of American history.
http://youtu.be/EgWoetZnJUE [THIS VIDEO CAN BE VIEWED BELOW]


I also recommend the book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, a 1995 book by James Loewen.
Loewen criticizes modern American history textbooks for containing inaccurate depictions of historical figures and events such as Christopher Columbus, the lies and inaccuracies in the history books regarding the dealings between the invading Europeans from 1492 onward and the Native Americans they encountered here, and their often deceptive and inaccurate teachings told about America's commerce in slavery. He further criticizes "history" texts for a tendency to avoid controversy and for their "bland" and simplistic style. He proposes that when American history textbooks elevate American historical figures to the status of heroes, they unintentionally give students the impression that these figures are superhumans who live in the irretrievable past. Many were merely murderers and frauds!

UPDATE, 09/28/2013
I HAVE FOUND THE ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE FEW SURVIVORS OF OPERATION KEELHAUL WRITTEN UPON THE DEATH OF LORD ALDINGTON, 2000.

By Srdja Trifkovic
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/oldsite/article.asp?ID=114
<<A few days ago a man who could have caused my death died of cancer at the ripe age of 86. He never faced a War Crimes Tribunal. He should have, and in a just world he would have. His name was Lord Aldington, and only now did I learn he was responsible for the sheer terror my decimated family of four - grandmother, mother, younger sister and I - experienced in the brutal summer of 1945 while trapped by the Red Army in the vicinity of Berlin.

We learned we were to be deported back to Russia. "Repatriation" was the euphemism. It would have meant almost certain execution or death by starvation and cold. In those lawless, bloody, brutal post-war years, as Germany lay in the dust and rubble of its destroyed and burned-out cities, it happened to millions and millions.

My mother having been warned, in a desperate flight across the Russian-British border in what we called the "Harzgebirge", we managed to escape. However, so weak was my own sense of history that as late as 1980, I never knew that the horror we escaped had a name. It was called "Operation Keelhaul". Millions were liquidated.>>

WHILE I DO NOT AGREE WITH SOME OF TRIFKOVIC'S ASSESSMENTS OF THE 'NOBILITY' OF THE GERMAN CAUSE, HIS STORY BEARS READING. JUST BECAUSE WE DON'T AGREE WITH ANOTHER, WE CAN AT LEAST SHOW THE COURTESY OF LISTENING.

WITH THIS THING WE CALL THE INTERNET, WE CAN AT LAST FIND TRUTH, FOR WE CAN GET AT IT, AND WE CAN ASK EACH OTHER IN SECONDS THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN ON OUR MINDS FOR DECADES.
WE ARE THE KEY TO FINDING TRUTH, TO WEEDING OUT THE LIES, THE PROPAGANDA, THE SCARE TACTICS USED BY ALL OUR GOVERNMENTS TO KEEP US AT EACH OTHERS THROATS!
WE CAN ALL DIG THROUGH THE RUBBISH TO FIND THE TRUTH, NO MATTER WHO OR WHAT TRIES TO PREVENT THAT, BUT WE MAY NOT HAVE THIS INTERNET FOREVER, BECAUSE OUR GOVERNMENTS HAVE SEEN HOW POWERFUL IT CAN BE AS A VOICE OF THE PEOPLE, HAVE SEEN HOW QUICKLY WE CAN SHOW AND TELL ONE ANOTHER THE TRUTH OF SITUATIONS UNFOLDING RIGHT NOW!
WHILE WE CAN USE THIS MEANS TO PEEL AWAY THE LAYERS OF LIES TO GET TO THE REAL TRUTH, WHILE THERE IS YET A MEANS TO SHARE WHAT WE KNOW, WHAT WE FIND, WHAT HAS BEEN COVERED UP, LET US USE IT!
WE ARE ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, OF THE WORLD, NOT JUST NATIONS.
FROM SPACE, THERE ARE ONLY RARE VISIBLE BOUNDARIES TO SHOW US WHERE OUR NATIONS STOP AND ANOTHER BEGINS. WE ARE PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS, ALL BOUND TO THIS PLANET, ALL ABOARD THIS SPACESHIP WE CALL EARTH.
WE CAN WORK TO DISCOVER TRUTH, OR WE CAN WAR AGAINST EACH OTHER UNTIL WE ARE ALL DESTROYED.
THAT IS OUR CHOICE.
WE CAN LEARN, OR WE CAN PERISH IN IGNORANCE OF TRUTH!
LEARN!








5 comments:

  1. Good man (or good woman).

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    1. "None are good, no, not one...."

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    2. ariel loveJune 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      you guys still believe in god after he allows this to happen and does nothing, not that god has ever stepped in to help humans.

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  2. You must NOT believe in God, so WHY THE HELL do you even say the word?
    Why call God a HE?
    Why DARE suggest what this "UNBELIEVABLE" "fairy tale" God does or does not do?
    What absurdity to talk about THAT when you DON'T believe it!!!
    And WHY do you CARE what others believe?

    If you're a parent,what have YOU "let happen" to your children?
    Do you LET them get hurt, get sick, do stupid things?
    SHAME ON YOU if YOU "LET" them ever get sick enough to DIE!!!

    See how ludicrous your statement is?

    Humans have FREE WILL...they can SPIT on God & what He wants, & they DO...look!

    BTW, have you talked to EVERY human on earth and ALL said God never stepped in to help them?
    NO?
    Of course not...faulty logic and not looking for God everywhere, even beyond the stars, makes your statement offensive,, NOT your disbelief in God.
    I don't care what you believe in, just always make rational statements with LOGICAL means here...MY blog, MY rules...

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  3. Oh, BTW, I'm copying your comment, but without the link in your name...peddle your T & A somewhere else...

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