posted on Nov, 16 2004 @ 12:27 AM
In 1944 when the russians attacked the germans in northern Norway, the germans used the so-called "scorched earth tactics". As the occupying troops
retreated, they burnt everything left behind. The destruction included 10,400 homes
, bridges, power stations, factories, fishing vessels,
telephone facilities and other types of infrastructure. The scorched earth area was much larger than all of Denmark. Now they have revealed that in
1951 the Norwegian authorities planned to use the same tactics in the event of a russian attack.
From: Aftenposten: Norwegian authorities planned to torch
Just six years after the German scorched earth tactics left Finnmark in ruins Norwegian authorities planned to do the same in the event of a future
war with the Soviet Union. Top secret government documents from 1951 presented Thursday at the Institute for Defense Studies revealed the historic
Norwegian authorities had no desire to defend the country's northernmost county in the event of a Russian attack. Even more extreme, military leaders
planned to evacuate Finnmark and burn its buildings to the ground again.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Many norwegians are shocked about this new find. Some knew about it though, but now it's official. The government managed to keep this a secret for
more than 50 years. I wonder what else they are hiding from us? I can actually think about a thing or two which I won't mention here until I got
something to back it up with. They will have to rewrite the history books completely if what I suspect turns out to be true...
[edit on 2006/4/26 by Hellmutt]