posted on May, 11 2005 @ 01:43 PM
Patrick J. Buchanan has opened up a decent discussion about the ramifications of WWII. Here I thought the allies won and I guess if you lived in
"western" Europe you did. Now look at things, the US is despised by the Europeans (in general), and yet these nations East of the Elbe, are now free
and do not despise the US even though that POS FDR pulled a Chamberlain himself.
Interesting questions raised indeed.
Defending Russia's record in the "Great Patriotic War," the Russian president declared, "Our people not only defended their homeland, they
liberated 11 European countries."
Those countries are, presumably: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Finland.
To Bush, these nations were not liberated. "As we mark a victory of six decades ago, we are mindful of a paradox," he said:
For much of Eastern and Central Europe, victory brought the iron rule of another empire. V-E day marked the end of fascism, but it did not end the
oppression. The agreement in Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments
negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable. ... The captivity of millions in Central and Eastern Europe will be remembered as one
of the greatest wrongs in history.
Bush told the awful truth about what really triumphed in World War II east of the Elbe. And it was not freedom. It was Stalin, the most odious tyrant
of the century. Where Hitler killed his millions, Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot and Castro murdered their tens of millions.
Leninism was the Black Death of the 20th Century.
In the Bush vs. Putin debate on World War II, Putin had far the more difficult
[edit on 11-5-2005 by edsinger]