posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:05 PM
If its a D-Day Memorial, then I really don't see why Stalin's bust is there. - its just absurd. If its a general WWII Memorial - maybe.
Including a Russian/Soviet/Stalin nod for D-Day simply because they were an allie in the war, and thereby helped draw German troops away from the
western front is wrong. Its like saying Russian Memorials should have US/British acknowledgements due to the IMMENSE amount of aid we sent the
Russians (truly staggering figures for those wish to research), and the fact that the western allies diverted German troops from the Russina front by
being in Africa, Italy, Greece, the Atlantic, not to mention a punishing bombing campaign that devastated the efficiency of the German war effort
prior to D-Day. While also true, it would be a poor excuse to include a US/British homage in Russian memorials to Stalingrad, Kursk, Moscow, etc,
But even if it was a general WWII Memorial, I personally don't believe including a bust of Stalin is appropriate. Even though the Russians were our
allies in WWII, and they suffered immensely, Stalin should not be honored in this manner. In short, he was Hitler in another form: Just as brutal,
murdering, thuggish, and hateful. His motivation in fighting Hitler was not the salvation of Democracy, liberating people from tyrrany, securing the
Four Freedoms, or even the abolishment of nazism per se. It was the survival and perpetuation of the Soviet ideology, and his personal power. And let
us remember, that until Hitler attacked Russia, Stalin was quite content to sign a non-agression pact with Hitler, also attacking Poland in collusion
with Hitler, and supplying Germany in its war against the west, until the day Hitler attacked.
So enough of the idiotic revisionism, with a soft spot for old-time communism. Stalin was evil and should not be honored with a bust. If anything,
some sort of acknowledgement to the common Russina soldier (as someone else has mentioned) may be appropriate - but not Stalin.
And what the hell is it with people here trying to perpetuate the International Jewish conspiracy crap? Hey your guy lost WWII, so just let it go.
Focus on something current, like one of the many issues this site is all about.