by Mary W Maxwell
A friend of mine has just sent me this photo, dated August 15, 1945, in Martin Place, Sydney, with colorisation added by Benjamin Thomas. Do you recognize any rellies? If they were age 25 that day they are 95 now!
That was the good war when we all knew who the baddies were (oh, really?) and we all knew what our troops were doing (oh, really?) and we all know who won the war (oh, really?).
Today there are a few major conspiracy theories of WWII but I won’t cover them here. Instead I will offer, as one-girl’s-experience, three of the bits and pieces that came my way over the years, raising questions as to the Official Story.
In the 1980s, when I was a politics student at Adelaide, some Polish friends of mine egged me on to read about “Katyn’, pronounced K’teen. Many Polish military officers (the official count of exhumed bodies: in the thousands) were murdered in 1940, and buried in a forest: The Katyn massacre. I learned that the US position on this was that “the killers were the Krauts, not the Ruski’s.” (I am recalling the lingo used.)
Some Polish Americans tried to complain about the US position (well, you would, wouldn’t you), but not until “glastnost bigtime” was it admitted that the Germans had not done the massacre. On April 13, 1990, Gorbachev’s regime expressed “profound regret.”
I don’t say this event is enough to throw out the standard story of who the WWII’s bad guys were – say, Hitler and Hirohito — but it makes ya wunda why the US did not talk about Soviet participation in Katyn (which FDR was definitely aware of). Why did the Yanks want to protect the Commies?
Note: you can see, in National Archives file of US, at Identifier number 583834, that a House of Representatives committee “heard 81 witnesses, examined 183 exhibits, and took more than 100 depositions” regarding Katyn. This was the Madden Committee. It proposed to put the matter of Soviet guilt before the International Court of Justice. Bit of a joke there?
- On the original Pearl Harbor being “like a Pearl Harbor” (if you know what I mean)
In the 1990s, two separate researchers proved that FDR and Churchill were aware of the impending Japanese attack on the American fleet in Hawaii (in which 2,400 died) but bit their tongue. One writer was Robert Stinnett who used military intercepts to prove the point.
His book, Day of Deceit, was published by Simon & Schuster (of all people) in 1990. I have just now glanced at the 211 Amazon reviews it received; most are extremely favorable. I’ll quote the headings of four positives:
“Compelling evidence and very few flaws.” “Excellent but not for the uninitiated.” “We’ve been duped!” “The Ugly Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor.”
and four nego’s: “Conspiracies are fun but this one’s fake.” “The only deceit here is that of the author.” “More right-wing Roosevelt bashing?” and “Does Not Quite Rise to a High Enough Level of Proof for My Taste.”
The other Pearl Harbor revisionist book I read, in the late 1990s (can’t recall title, I think the author’s surname is Young) is also well documented, this time using declassified diplomatic cables. When I showed it to a friend back then, he went completely ballistic on me. Blaming anyone other than “the Japs” is simply unacceptable in the US.
Anyway, in the post-2001 years, when I thumbed through those two books again, I noticed that both authors had ended with the theme “In any case, the president knew what he had to do.” Apparently they think the public is stupid and so a leader must deceive the public to get the right result for the public!
That quiet message from the two authors gives their work extra credence, IMHO. I surmise their publication was “assisted,” and that it is meant to keep the story, even the revisionist story, rather polite. Don’t upset the troops.
- Germany Getting Oil Supplies from Rockefeller
When the US is at war with Germany, you’d have to expect that US businesses would be prevented from helping Germany. (Of course they are ‘prevented’ by Article 3, section 3, of the US Constitution which makes it a crime of treason to give aid and comfort to the enemy.)
Naturally American boys in uniform, and their distraught wives back home would have been appalled to think Standard Oil helped Germans convert coal to synthetic gasoline, and furnished oil to the enemy, but there you are. It happened. It’s not in dispute.
As a layperson I do not really know how to put the above tidbits together: Katyn, Pearl Harbor, Standard Oil. What does it all mean? What did it mean in February 1945 that the Allied leaders at Yalta handed most of Eastern Europe to the cruel Stalin regime?
What did it mean on February 24, 2003 that John Negroponte could speak at the UN on behalf of America’s proposed invasion of Iraq, saying:
“Under the circumstances and given Iraq’s continued disregard for its obligations [to disarm], we fully support the draft resolution …. We look forward to working with Council colleagues towards the prompt adoption …. Iraq itself must bear the consequences of its continued disregard for the Council’s decisions.”
What does it mean that in the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre, in 2010, somebody shot down the plane in which the Polish president and many other leaders were travelling to the memorial ceremony? And that such a strange plane crash was accepted as an accident?
Personally I subscribe to some of the major conspiracies about a World Government, but even if I did not (and even before I ever heard of them), the head-scratching items listed above were enough to tell me that all was not according to Hoyle.
Somehow I feel we should apologize to every soldier of the two world wars, on every side. It’s too late now to help them but we don’t really have to get “talked into” the next war based on unproven arguments, do we?
— Mary W Maxwell does her head scratching in Adelaide and would like to hear your similar stories. Please contact her at ProsecutionForTreason.com. Before it’s too late?
POSTSCRIPT. There is a marvelous book of “Letters to the Editor” written in the war and postwar period 1941-1965, by Professor App, Head of the English department at University of Scranton, PA. I quote:
To the Editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
In your editorial “Keep the Nazi Hunt Going,” you urge the West German Parliament to extend the statute of limitations on trying Nazi murderers for 10 more years”… Would it not be more proper to urge the Reds to make a start on prosecuting their own war criminals?
…. Who has called for the prosecution of the Russians who murdered 11, 000 Polish officers at Katyn (and at Nuremberg tried to blame the Nazis for it!)?
When will those Czechs be prosecuted who expelled and robbed 3,000,000 Sudetans and murdered some 250,000 of them? [or] Allied airmen who, after razing German cities, went on to snipe to death fleeing German women and children (as at Dresden)?
[What of] the Israeli statesmen, who with those of France and Britain, committed the act of aggression against Egypt in 1956, every bit as criminal as Hitler’s attack on Poland in 1939?
Yours truly, Austin J App, PhD January 23, 1965