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Stalin sculpture erected at National D-Day Memorial. Yuck!

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:22 PM
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This is a slap in the face of US veterans everywhere; a bust of Joseph Stalin has been erected at the National D-Day Memorial. What were those idiots thinking.



Stalin Sculpture at D-Day Memorial Dishonors American Heroes: Join the Protest

Should a bust of mass-murderer Joseph Stalin stand right beside American heroes at the National D-Day Memorial?

For most Americans the answer is simply “no.”

However, a prestigious $50,000 bust of Stalin now stands at the newly inaugurated National D-Day Memorial located in Bedford, Virginia, in the very place where the valor, fidelity and sacrifice of American heroes is honored.

Mind-boggling, isn’t it?

In the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Lee Edwards, chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, points out that “Since the fall of the Soviet Union, statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe.”

Yes. Torn down. Not erected. That is why many Americans, especially war veterans, feel slapped in the face, shocked to see a memorial of Stalin erected on our own soil.

Read more: T FP Student Action



And yes folks, this is a real story:



Stalin bust has Virginia town red-faced
Communist dictator deemed unworthy of D-Day recognition





The small town of Bedford, Va., is home to 21 men who sacrificed their lives on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It is now also the home of one of the world's few public memorial busts of communist dictator Josef Stalin.

Local citizens and organizations have expressed their outrage over the installation of the bust at the National D-Day Memorial, which honored the 66th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy over the weekend. The bust of the Soviet Union's wartime leader was unveiled last week to accompany existing busts of U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman as well as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Read more: Washington Times



In a world where statues of the bloody communist dictator are being torn down in Russia, Here in the good ole' US of A, we go ahead and put up a statue in his honor. At a veteran's memorial of all places.




[edit on 6/14/10 by FortAnthem]




posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:33 PM
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Gee, it's almost like the Soviets were allies during WWII or something. Almost like Stalin's forces probably never killed a single American or British soldier during the campaign, and on top of that actually played a significant role in the defeat of Hitler.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Exactly.
Stalin and the Russians were a key ally in WWII, and that is the whole reason behind this memorial.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:49 PM
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well, it's better then a Hitler Statue... I guess
Go Stalin



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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IMHO

I would have prefered a monument to the russian people
it was the russian people who did the heavy liftting
Stalin?
he is responsible for 40 to 50 million russians dead
which is more russians than Hitler killed



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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I didn't know Stalin had that much to do with D Day.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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I knew this real mean kid when I was young that no one liked cause he was so mean. I was new in this school & had just met him and didn't know him from Boo. He had twisted his ankle after school and I helped him hobble home. I didn't know I was befriending the school bully and wondered why I was getting all the stink-eye looks and of course someone finally told me later about the kid but you know what. That mean kid always helped me if I needed it and even defended me against some kids picking a fight with me once. Stallin was that kid to us.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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I read somewhere that it was the jewish clergy that he took orders from and that most killed were christians.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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were the russians under stalin crucial in the victory of hitler's nazi germany... yes. i can understand why its there for that reason BUT! the guy is the one of the most prolific mass murderers in history!! not only that but tho they were our "ally" in ww2, it was more like "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" mutual distrust and hate for the nazis were the only thing keepin the alliance together hence the 45 year cold war... as a vet, id have to say im offended by it.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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Dear FortAnthem

Was Stalin a monster? Yes.

Was he allied with the UK and the USA against the Nazis? Yes

You think you had heroes die on D Day and you are correct.

However without Stalin and the Russian people you would have either had none with out the achievements the Russians in the earlier parts of the War, because there would have been no D Day.

Or alternatively your cemeteries would be a whole lot bigger.

For sure both the people of the UK and of the USA should indeed honor the Russian dead in WW2 who were driven by Stalin.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:21 PM
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He deserves that statue given his contribution in WW2. Without him i dont think it would have been possible in a conventional way to win over Germany except throwing nuclear bombs.
Without Stalin i think it would have taken more time to defeat Germany and note Germany was on verge of nuclear weapon development. Had that happened i dont know how it would've shaped the development of the war...

edit: Although i feel like the guy was freaky. In one of the old videos he looked like a wax doll. He is freaky and if its found in future aliens were among us in future, i think Stalin maybe one.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by chaosinorder]


[edit on 14-6-2010 by chaosinorder]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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I don't exactly see anything particularly wrong with this outside of the fact that the soviets had nothing to do with D-day.

I mean, if it wasn't for the fact that Hitler was a lunatic who thought Germany could fight a 2 front war between the Allies and the Soviet Union there would have never been a D-day to begin with due to the fact that the Soviets fought 3/5 of the Nazi forces including their best generals and units.

But that isn't really a serious contribution to D-day specifically.

To the people crying Stalin was a mass murderer; No #. Do we discount American veterans due to the Dresden bombings? Do we discount American veterans even though they contributed in the mass murder of German citizens by withholding aid?

Yeah, Stalin was a bat# insane mass murdering tyrant. So has been nearly every leader of any nation that has had any major impact on the world.

People let their emotions play far too strongly when all that matters is what the truth is. And truth is, Stalin was a mass murdering insane tyrant. He also lead the army that is largely responsible for defeating Nazi Germany.

This is like people getting whiny because someone says Hitler was an ultimately successful leader. Yeah, he was another mass murdering insane tyrant. He also brought a country completely distraught and economically crippled to nearly taking over the planet in a decade.

Grow up and accept the truth.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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I can see why he could be remembered for the Russian contribution to WWII but, at a D-DAY MEMORIAL?

Last I checked, there weren't any Russians helping our boys storm the beaches at Normandy.





What's more; Stalin didn't involve Russia in the war for humanitarian reasons, he was in it for conquest. After the war was over, he snatched up control of almost half of Europe and subjegated their people to communist oppression for half a century.

He was an evil man who murdered his own people on a scale that makes the holocaust look trifling. He doesn't deserve ANY honors IMO.

[edit on 6/14/10 by FortAnthem]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by Danbones
I would have prefered a monument to the russian people
it was the russian people who did the heavy liftting
Stalin?
he is responsible for 40 to 50 million russians dead
which is more russians than Hitler killed

My exact sentiments. I would have no problem at all if they erected a statue of a very heroic looking Soviet soldier in WWII era garb - star on his cap, hammer and sickle symbol, and all that. In fact, it would be rather a nice nod to the incredible (and really far greater) sacrifices made by the Soviet people in the war. This, however, makes no sense. Stalin was just plain evil.

[edit on 6/14/2010 by LifeInDeath]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem


I can see why he could be remembered for the Russian contribution to WWI but, at a D-DAY MEMORIAL?


Don't you mean WWII?




What's more; Stalin didn't involve Russia in the war for humanitarian reasons, he was in it for conquest.


....Er, actually Russia got involved because Hitler INVADED THEM.

Yeah, they did essentially conquer every bit of land they stepped towards Berlin but that doesn't change the fact that they joined the war because they got invaded.


He was an evil man who murdered his own people on a scale that makes the holocaust look trifling. He doesn't deserve ANY honors IMO.


Like it or not, Stalin had the largest contribution against Nazi Germany. Even though he often had conflicts with his top generals that led to more defeats and casualties than what would have happened.

Essentially, Hitler was so bad# insane that you needed someone equally bat# insane to deal with him. And Stalin was that guy. Recognition is not honor; although he doesn't belong at a D-day memorial.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:54 PM
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Dear FortAnthem

The fact that due to the Russian contribution to the war they tied up half the German army on D Day and prevented them from manning guns of the Normandy beaches.

This was world war and at the time Hitler was fighting on at least three fronts.

So German solders tied up else where was a real big help on D Day which as I said most likely would not have even taken place if it were not for the Russians.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:56 PM
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Originally posted by SpectreDC

Originally posted by FortAnthem


I can see why he could be remembered for the Russian contribution to WWI but, at a D-DAY MEMORIAL?


Don't you mean WWII?





Thanks for pointing out my stupidity.



I went back and fixed it so everyone else won't think I'm a total idiot. At least the ones who haven't caught on by now...



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:06 PM
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A I understand it, a large percent of Stalins vics were Christian and the Bolsheviks were financed by Zionist money and intellect
Russia just booted the Zionist oligarchs out recently..most went to Israel and Britain

so I am going to say zionists were behind Stalin and were after money power and resources

Stalin was probably a super saddam -installed
most tyrants are tuning out to be that lately

plus during the war he used attrition to stop the germans
just threw the peasants at the germans till they couldn't keep up
and then the winter and desolated landscape after being emptied of Russians, also beat the Germans.
napoleon was also defeated by Russian winter too if I recall correctly



[edit on 14-6-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:15 PM
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Notice that they're doing it to celebrate the "66th" anniversary. Those Illuminati numbers 11, 33, and multiples of them always show up whenever we see something new like this.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:23 PM
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It is a World War II Memorial and it should try at its utmost to be historically accurate. Stalin was a monster and that goes without debate. A megalomaniac and paranoid schizophrenic who had an unquenchable blood lust and vendetta mentality toward everyone he thought as threats to his power. By conservative figures it is thought that he murdered 20 million, but the figures are estimated to surpass that and at a staggering 60 million.

This man was a monster, but he was the leader of the Red Army and his country was ally of the UK and the US in their push to oust Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan. Historically speaking it is justified, but it is a little overboard when the Russians have been marginalizing his role in the Second World War and his imprint on Russian history more so now than ever. Perhaps, a small plaque would have sufficed? This was a bad move by the curators and planners of this memorial. Somebody ought to put a plaque around his neck with big letters saying, Mass Murderer and Tyrant.




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