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In my June 6 column, “The Lies Grow More Audacious,” I mentioned that Obama and the British prime minister, who Obama has as a lap dog, just as George Bush had Tony Blair as lap dog, had managed to celebrate the defeat of Nazi Germany at the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion without mentioning the Russians.

I pointed out the fact, well known to historians and educated people, that the Red Army
defeated Nazi Germany long before the US was able to get geared up to participate in the war. The Normandy invasion most certainly did not defeat Nazi Germany. What the Normandy invasion did was to prevent the Red Army from overrunning all of Europe.

As I have reported in a number of columns, many, if not most, Americans have beliefs that are not fact-based, but instead are emotion-based. So I knew that at least one person would go berserk, and he did. JD from Texas wrote to set me straight. No one but “our American boys” won that war. JD didn’t know that the Russians were even in the war.

JD had the option of consulting an encyclopedia or a history book or going online and consulting Wikipedia prior to making a fool of himself. But he chose instead to unload on me. JD epitomizes US foreign policy: rush into every fight that you know nothing about and start new ones hand over fist that someone else will win.

It occurred to me that World War II was so long ago that few are alive who remember it, and by now even these few probably remember the propaganda version that they have heard at every Memorial Day and July 4th occasion since 1945. Little wonder that neither Obama nor Cameron or their pitiful speech writers knew nothing about the war that they were commemorating.

Propaganda has always been with us. The difference is that in the 21st century Americans have nothing but propaganda. Nothing else at all. Just lies. Lies are the American experience. The actual world as it exists is foreign to most Americans.

In 1973 a British television documentary series was released that chronicled WW II. Of the 28 episodes, only 3 and a part of a 4th acknowledge Russian participation in the war. From the British standpoint, victory was an Anglo-American victory.

This did not sit well with the Soviet government. The Soviets offered their film archives to the West. In 1978 a 20 part series of 48 minutes per episode was released in an American documentary television series narrated by Burt Lancaster. The documentary was titled: “The Unknown War.”

Certainly, it was a war unknown to most Americans, raised as they are on propaganda.

The Unknown War was a revelation to Americans because it demonstrated beyond all doubt that Nazi Germany lost World War II on the Russian front. Of the 20 episodes, “The Allies,” that is, the Anglo-Americans and free French, feature only in number 17. One out of twenty is about the correct proportion of the West’s participation in the defeat of Nazi Germany.

If you google The Unknown War you will find an entry on Wikipedia. The series might still be available on YouTube. It was taken off the air when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, a folly repeated by dumbshit Washington. It was more important to Washington that Russia be demonized than any truths should be presented, so the truth revealed in The Unknown War was removed from US TV. Later the documentary reappeared on the History Chanel.

In my June 6 article, I said, following the consensus of historians, that Nazi Germany lost the war at Stalingrad. In this article: http://www.globalresearch.ca/70-years-ago-december-1941-turning-point-of-world-war-ii/28059 historian Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels says that Germany lost the war 14 months earlier at the Battle of Moscow in December 1941. He makes a good case. Whether one agrees or not, the facts he presents are eye openers for the “exceptional, indispensable Americans” who believe nothing happens without them.

Normandy, June 1944, is 3.5 years after Germany lost the war in the Battle of Moscow. As historians have made clear, by June 1944 Germany had little left with which to fight. Whatever was left of the German military was on the Eastern Front.

At the 70th annual Normandy landing celebration in France, Obama informed his French vassal, President Hollande, that he, Obama, the ruler of the Exceptional Country, would not sit down to dinner with the Russian Putin. Americans are too good to eat dinner with Russians. So Hollande had to have two dinners. One for Obama, and then one for Putin. As food is still good in France thanks to the banning of GMOs, probably Holland didn’t mind. I myself would have enjoyed being at both dinners for the food alone.

Like all news that is important, the dinner for Putin, and its meaning, escaped the attention of the American presstitute media, the world’s greatest collection of whores. If memory serves, normally the Russians are left out of the Normandy commemoration celebrations. If the war was won in the West, what did the Russians have to do with it? Nothing, of course. “Our boys” did it all, just as JD informed me. Russians? What Russians?

But this time France invited Putin to the Normandy celebration, and Putin was not too proud to come. Putin spoke with European politicians in the off moments, and these politicians saw a real person, unlike Obama, a total fake.

The superiority of Russian diplomacy over Washington’s is clear to all. Putin’s position is: “we are here for you, we can work things out.” Washington’s position is: “do as we say or we will bomb you into the stone age.”

ORDER IT NOW

Russia is accommodating to its client states. Washington is not. Putin says that he is willing to work things out with the billionaire corrupt Oligarch imposed on Ukraine by Washington, but Washington has forced the Bulgarians to stop work on the South Stream Pipeline. This natural gas pipeline bypasses Ukraine by going under the Black Sea to Bulgaria. As Washington’s new puppet state in Ukraine has not paid its multi-billion dollar natural gas bill to Russia and threatens to disrupt the pipeline to Europe and to steal gas from it, Russia, despite Western sanctions, made preparations for a new pipeline route in order that Europeans do not suffer from winter cold and have their industries shut down and economies collapse from lack of energy.

Washington sees Putin’s commitment to Europe as a threat and has gone to work to prevent any Russian energy flows to Europe.

In contrast with Putin’s position, Washington’s position is: We don’t give a hoot what happens to our European puppets. Like the rest of humanity, European puppets don’t count and are dispensable, mere collateral damage, in the Indispensable Country’s war for world hegemony.

All that is important to Washington is that Russia is damaged regardless of the damage done to the puppet regimes in Western and Eastern Europe, including the moronic Polish government, possibly the only government on earth more foolish than Obama’s.

Washington is trying to break off Europe’s economic relations with Russia. Washington is promising to supply Europe with US natural gas obtained by fracking. This promise is a lie, like everything else Washington says.

On May 20 the Los Angeles Times reported that “federal energy authorities have slashed by 96% the recoverable oil buried in California’s vast Monterey Shale deposits.” The Monterey Shale formation contains about two-thirds of the nation’s shale oil reserves, and only 4% are recoverable.http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-oil-20140521-story.html

William Engdahl has reported that at best the US has 20 years of natural gas from fracking, and that the price of the gas will be the despoiling of US surface and ground waters. Experts have pointed out that the infrastructure for transporting US natural gas to Europe does not exist and that it would take three years to build the infrastructure. What will Europe do for three years while it waits for US energy to replace the cut-off Russian energy? Will Europe still be there?

Washington’s European vassals should take note: Washington is prepared to destroy the economies of its vassals in order to score a one up on Russia.

How is it possible that by now Europe doesn’t understand how Washington thinks? Those bag full of money must be very large.

As I have reported several times, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security affairs told me years ago that Washington purchases European politicians with bags full of money. It remains to be seen if European “leaders” are willing to sacrifice their peoples and their own reputations in order to be complicit in the war that Washington is planning with Russia, a war that could mean the end of life on earth.

It is Europe’s call. If leaders emerge who tell Washington, “no dice,” the world is saved.
If instead European politicians want the money, the world is doomed.,

Europe would be the first to go.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. bossel says:

    Oh my, not only delusional about modern politics, but also about history.
    The British propaganda piece is humbug, but taking the Soviet propaganda for granted. Yeah, right…
    Propaganda is just that, nothing else, no matter from which side.

    There is no doubt that the Soviet (not really Russian, btw) forces were wearing down the Wehrmacht, but without Western help that would have been hardly possible. Lend-lease provided transportation equipment & a large number of military aircraft.
    The threat of an invasion in France kept a considerable number of German troups from engaging at the Eastern front.
    The invasion of Italy in 1943 did the same, with the side effect of taking Italy effectively out of the war.

    “by June 1944 Germany had little left with which to fight”
    This is simply idiotic. The core of battle-hardened troops of the Wehrmacht was largely intact until the defensive battles in the East in late 44. GDP was on a higher level than in the 5 years before. Military industrial output in 1944 was higher than ever. There were obvious problems with resources, but only the lack of fuel had a decisive impact.

  2. gdpbull says:

    Some of what you say is true bossel, and in addition the western allied carpet bombing of Germany helped as well.

    But, if the western allies would have faced the full brunt of the German army, we would have had millions of soldiers killed, not just hundreds of thousands. The German army was but a shell of its former self by 1944. I think PCRs point is that so many Americans and British just don’t get it. I know that’s true. They don’t. And they definitely don’t get that contrary to our never ending propaganda movies, the German soldiers, man for man, were more effective than ours. And I say this as one whose father was in the battle of the bulge in an American tank destroyer unit. If it weren’t for the Russians, I’m pretty sure I would have never been born.

  3. rebecca says:

    The Unknown War DVD was made available in May 2011, and is available at Amazon. Here is an interesting review on HistoryNet, the same outfit that puts out Military History magazine: http://www.historynet.com/ww2-documentary-unseen-for-30-years-returns-on-dvd.htm. There are a couple of episodes available on YouTube as well. I look forward to purchasing it.

    I searched for the supposed Stalin quote about “British brains, American brawn and Russian blood”, and found this excerpt from the book “Commander in Chief: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, His Lieutenants and Their War” by Eric Larrabee, page 640: “A word must be added here about the war between Germany and Russia. In violence, in magnitude, and in human cost it dwarfs the rest of World War II; it was a battle of titans, a struggle that has seared the minds of the Russians who experienced it, and awed the Western historians who attempt to plot its course. More was at issue there than elsewhere, more was saved by resolute Russian endurance than could have been won (up to the Normandy invasion) by the Anglo-Americans in all their endeavors……Without the Russian absorption of the Wehrmacht in the east, the Angl0-Americans could never have overcome it at so little cost in the west.” Larrabee then goes on to give Roosevelt and company credit: “Without Roosevelt – that is, without a ‘second front’ and Lend-Lease, a Russian offensive would (on German and Russian testimony alike) for some years have been unlikely or unachievable.” Link at Google Books.

    I think a balanced perspective is important, but I agree with Mr. Roberts that most Americans remain pitifully ignorant of the true story of World War II, especially of the Axis side and of our own allies in Russia.

  4. For a variety of reasons very little military supplies reached the USSR before the Soviet troops had essentially made a German victory in the East impossible. It is important that we recognize that the Soviets beat Hitler, not FDR or Churchill despite all the patriotic rhetoric we like to hear.

    Stalin urged an allied assault on western or southern Europe for many years and this was ignored for a variety of military and political reasons. The 10 million dead Soviet troops helped to keep American and allied deaths down considerably.

    I do not say this out of pro-Soviet feeling but as a corrective to Cold War propaganda. The Soviet control of eastern Europe after WWII was unfortunate but inevitable. It could have been worse, with all of Germany in Soviet hands.

  5. Priss Factor [AKA "Andrea Ostrov Letania"] says: • Website

    Seriously, if it weren’t for Jewish globalist supremacism, there would be NO bad blood between Putin and America.

    It’s Jews who are behind the homo-mania as hammer against conservative values around the world.

    It’s Jews who see Russians as dumb white goyim who should be neutered and made obedient like white Americans.

    US foreign policy is run by Jewish elites and their goy running dogs.

    Unless Americans stand up to Jewish power, nothing is possible.

    And since Jewish neocons and Jewish Liberals work hand-in-hand to destroy white Russia, it’s not about ‘left’ and ‘right’. It’s about Jewish supremacism vs the last nationalist holdout in Europe.

    The funny thing is Russia under Putin is a very nice place for Jews. But that’s not enough. Jews are not content with a nice place in Russia. They want to control it like they control US and UK. Jews don’t want to be equal. They want to be supreme.

  6. Well, Letania is a bit crazed!
    Jews decide on Russia depending on how it does or does not support Israel. It has no designs on Russia. Jews can never forget they are Jews, as a result their policies are rather obvious. But Putin is not their enemy.

  7. Dave37 says:

    Well disregarding the Russian/ NAZI Germany pact created before 1939, I think most Americans know the Russians were in and contributed heavily to the ending of WWII. I think the D-day celebration would have mentioned the Russians if they had been there.

  8. SFG says:

    “Seriously, if it weren’t for Jewish globalist supremacism, there would be NO bad blood between Putin and America.”

    That’s BS. Russia and America is old-fashioned power politics–it’s the same relationship we have with the Chinese. The Jews in the media aren’t fond of Putin’s policies toward gays, but Ukraine wants to join the EU, which would put them in our sphere of influence, and Putin doesn’t want to let them.

    As for the original topic: I don’t think Russia and America will ever be friends. But I have not forgotten the 25 million Russians who died to stop Hitler.

  9. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    What a service to the entire world the Russians could perform if they launched a nuclear missile from a submarine and obliterated Washington and Tel Aviv. Possibly, the world would be free again.

  10. It seems to me clear that Hitler’s only chance to defeat the USSR was to win it in 1941, and the failure to take Moscow was the key factor in the ultimate failure of Germany. of course, the vast majority of the fighting and dying was on the Eastern Front. Warren Meyer has a great graphic at this post showing the primacy of the fighting in the east, at
    http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2014/06/d-day-more-important-in-containing-the-soviets-than-defeating-the-nazis.html

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