US VE-day version: The Soviets did not help win WWII

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Freak V-Day glitch? Facebook engine CENSORS iconic photo with Soviet flag raised over Reichstag’, 9 May, 2020,

As I remember it, it was the same airbrushing under Barack Obomba, but I couldn’t easily find a citation, so…onward.

‘United States officially REWROTE history this V-day when it IGNORED Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazism’, George Szamuely, May 10, 2020,

“The US is undertaking a major revision of World War II history, deliberately minimizing the contribution of the Soviet Union to the victory over Nazism, while painting countries that fought alongside Germany as Russian victims.

This is no oversight or simple historical illiteracy. It is part and parcel of a mobilization that is taking place in the United States today for a new, and more serious, confrontation with Russia.

On May 7, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE-Day, the US government issued two extraordinary statements. The first boasted as its authors US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the foreign ministers of Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Bizarrely, the statement had nothing to do with the liberation of Europe from Nazism, though perhaps less surprisingly, considering that both Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary actually started the war on the side of the Axis.

The statement veered off immediately into a familiar Cold War diatribe:

“While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not bring freedom to all of Europe. The central and eastern part of the continent remained under the rule of communist regimes for almost 50 years. The Baltic States were illegally occupied and annexed, and the iron grip over the other captive nations was enforced by the Soviet Union using overwhelming military force, repression, and ideological control.”
“There was no mention of the fact that it was the Red Army that liberated every country that co-signed this statement with the United States. Most troubling of all was the menacing tone of the statement’s conclusion:

“Today, we are working together toward a strong and free Europe, where human rights, democracy and the rule of law prevail. The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes. We are ready for dialogue with all those interested in pursuing these principles. Manipulating the historical events that led to the Second World War and to the division of Europe in the aftermath of the war constitutes a regrettable effort to falsify history.”

Small wonder the Russians see it as the next iteration of the New Cold War.

‘Moscow promises Washington a ‘SERIOUS TALK’ about its V-Day message that omits Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazis’, 10 May, 2020,

“The US officials have found neither the courage nor the desire to … do justice to the indisputable role of the Red Army and of the Soviet people, and to the enormous sacrifices they made in the name of humanity,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. It added that ignoring the historical facts due to current political likes or dislikes was unthinkable.

The Soviet Union bore the brunt of fighting Nazi Germany, with at least 27 million of its people killed in WWII. Few families were left untouched, and so celebrations of Victory Day and remembering that war’s tragic toll are still a big deal in Russia.

This is why many reacted with disbelief when media cited a message from the White House that said “on May 8, 1945, America and Great Britain had victory over the Nazis” and failed to even mention their Second World War ally, the USSR. The Twitter post with Donald Trump’s soundbite was soon pelted with tweets that graphically reminded the White House how it was the Red Army that took Berlin.”

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4 responses to “US VE-day version: The Soviets did not help win WWII

  1. shootthatarrow

    …Hello wd ..;-)

    …Only came across your email a couple of days ago and wanted to take a moment and write this ..;-)

    …Not doing any online politics / issues commenting anymore as it seems what needs to take place / happen here on planet Earth will not / can not / is not going to come from making comments on the internet …Has been plain to see since 1980 and moreso since 2000 ( already 20 years ago !! ) that USian Empire and far too many ignorant by design or choice USians are not a force for good here on planet Earth. Seems WashDC regime and USian Empire wants to go to war with someone ( China, Russia, Iran ) quite badly and one can only hope USian Empire gets it’s just deserves for doing so.

    …USian R vs. D junk politics just keep getting junkier and more useless …Anyone who still wants to peddle D’s like Obama, the Clinton’s,Pelosi and Schumer as not being con artists and liars and better than Donny Trump because they are D’s and not R’s is beyond help at this point after the last 20 years …Ray Charles could see that being so …sheesh…

    …We are doing OK doing these convoluted days of CV19 and needless to say the repeat of 2008 – 2009 Wall St. / Big Banks etc. getting multiples of trillion $$ handouts here i 2019 – 2020 surely is no coincidence timing wise …How convenient CV19 has been for WallSt./ Big Banking and the $$ orcs and minions who coexist with and for them …Meanwhile common USians get misled into being the fall guys for Trump’s Hate China CV19 misdirections

    …USian healthcare is the same stinking pile of scam and grifter money grubbing horse shit it was when Obama WH was telling and selling Big Lies about “ fixing it “ back in 2009 – 2010 …more like the fix was in with Obama WH and AHIP agreed to making sure there was no USian healthcare regime changes or fixes going to get done …Liars telling Big Lies aplenty…

    …Needless to write this down as it has all been pixeled many times as it is

    …Take care wd …best wishes to you and yours …;-)

    …shootthatarrow 🏹

    • well, shiver me timbers; how great it is to see you, STA!
      all well said, save a quibble that ‘health insurance’ doesn’t equal ‘health care’ in many respects, but that’s just me. ;-) and ombombaDontCare was actually Romney care, wasn’t it?

      and no, keyboard warrioring doesn’t really help, but it is a place for me to vent and to point out that the US is the largest terrorist organization on the planet, whether under blue or red administrations.

      i do admire the fact that as this empire wanes and is increasingly loose-cannon, there are good signs that it truly is becoming a multi-polar world, which causes USians to go even more crazy.

      whatever the novel cornoavirus has shown, the US plan has been to shift trillions to wall street again, as you say. the fed is happy to oblige; in the end taxpayer foot the bill.

      i’m glad yo found the email; it must have been a secondary account you use. but i sure do hope you’ll stop by again. i often quote you as having said:

      “Who will stop the US? Those who can and must.”

      but i’d figured your long absence was at least in part due to your partner’s objecting to your online time, maybe even ‘wasting your time online. be well, it’s gonna be a rough ride when the coming depression hits in full force. soon.

    • p.s. is your @yahoo address more primary? or did i send my mail to both?

  2. Great to be directed by wendye to your post, shootthatarrow! It is a reminder to me that all are busy, all are of the same urgency in our many contacts online, even when we don’t hear from them.

    The consensus is growing.

    Wendye is to be highly praised for keeping on keeping on, even when her many insights don’t receive a single comment. I just read this morning a special text for me, the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman that John describes. I’ve read it many times, but always something new to think about in the story. This time it was that after the encounter he went to her city and stayed there two days, even though as had been said, Jews don’t have anything to do with Samaritans. I think it’s a lovely take on the good Samaritan story – there’s a wide, wide world out there, and you are in it! Be well!!

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