One piece of history that always perplexed me about World War II was the German invasion of Soviet Russia that started on June 22, 1941, under the code name: "Operation Barbarossa". I was always curious throughout my years in the failed education system as to why a small nation such as Germany would suddenly gamble away any chances of winning its war for survival by launching a campaign against the massive Soviet Union. It seemed at the time to be insanity and backed the false claims that Adolf Hitler was a meglomaniac....
But for the last 20 years or so, much of the truth about the Russian-German war on the Eastern Front in World War II had finally come to light, and I want to share one major piece of that intriguing puzzle right here for my own readers to view. I want to present the following article that comes from Jim Marrs, through the Rense website at www.rense.com, entitled: "Did Adolf Hitler Save Europe From Communism". I have some additional comments to follow:
By Jim Marrs
Excerpted from his book The Rise of the Fourth Reich
Suvorov's work has been published in 87 editions in 18 languages, yet has received virtually no mention in the U.S. corporate mass media despite the fact that his assertions turn conventional history upside down. Most people have been taught that Stalin naively trusted Hitler and was totally surprised by Hitler's attack.
"For me there is one thing beyond all argument ~ J. V. Stalin not only did not exclude the possibility of war with Hitler's Germany, on the contrary, he considered such a war ... inevitable ... J. V. Stalin made preparations for war ... wide and varied preparations ~ beginning on dates ... which he himself had selected. Hitler upset his calculations."
"The experience of the last 20 years has shown that in peacetime the Communist movement is never strong enough to seize power. The dictatorship of such a party will only become possible as the result of a major war," stated Stalin.
"Stalin elected to strike at a time and place of his choosing. To this end, Soviet development of the most advanced offensive weapons systems, primarily tanks, aircraft, and airborne forces, had already begun in the early 1930sThe German 'Barbarossa' attack shattered Stalin's well-laid plan to 'liberate' all of Europe."
"Stalin became the absolute ruler of a vast empire hostile to the West, which had been created with the help of the West. For all that, Stalin was able to preserve his reputation as naive and trusting, while Hitler went down in history as the ultimate aggressor. A multitude of books have been published in the West based on the idea that Stalin was not ready for war while Hitler was."
"Despite its grievous losses, it had enough strength to withdraw and gather new strength to reach Berlin. How far would it have gone had it not sustained that massive blow on 22 June, if hundreds of aircraft and thousands of tanks had not been lost, had it been the Red Army and not the Wehrmacht which struck the first blow? Did the German Army have the territorial expanse behind it for withdrawal? Did it have the inexhaustible human resources, and the time, to restore its army after the first Soviet surprise attack?"
"Already in 1940 it became increasingly clear from month to month that the plans of the men in the Kremlin were aimed at the domination, and thus the destruction, of all of Europe. I have already told the nation of the build-up of Soviet Russian military power in the East during a period when Germany had only a few divisions in the provinces bordering Soviet Russia.Only a blind person could fail to see that a military build-up of unique world-historical dimensions was being carried out. And this was not in order to protect something that was being threatened, but rather only to attack that which seemed incapable of defense ... I may say this today: If the wave of more than 20,000 tanks, hundreds of divisions, tens of thousands of artillery pieces, along with more than 10,000 airplanes, had not been kept from being set into motion against the Reich, Europe would have been lost," the Fuehrer stated in his speech on December 11, 1941, when he declared war against the United States.
"All my endeavors to come to an understanding with Britain were wrecked by the determination of a small clique which, whether from motives of hate or for the sake of material gain, rejected every German proposal for an understanding due to their resolve, which they never concealed, to resort to war, whatever happened."
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What Hitler basically did was allow the Russians to build up their offensive forces and wait until the last possible moment to launch his campaign against Russia. In doing so, Hitler's forces were able to smash the entire Red Army, and capture some 3 million OFFENSIVE forces in the first weeks of the Barbarossa campaign! True history should show this as a very remarkable achievement, but of course our history is written by criminals and the so called "victors" in any war.
For all my naysayers, and those who question this writing....I personally look upon Adolf Hitler as no saint. But what he did by stopping the Russians from possibly conquering Europe early in World War II may eventually come down in future and factual history as one of his greatest victories for all of the European nations.
Another piece of real history coming to light... As more historical facts do come forward, I will be presenting them here for everyone to see and judge for themselves... Stay tuned..
More to come