Skip to comments.Haunting Photo Visually Links WTC Attacks, Katyn Forest Massacre
Posted on 10/07/2001 6:05:32 AM PDT by Vigilanteman
This photograph, by Tony Classe of New York, N.Y. visually links the two henious atrocities and serves as a chilling reminder that this sort of behavior if left unchecked will lead to future tragedy.
Katyn Forest is a wooded area near Gneizdovo village, a short distance from Smolensk in Russia where, in 1940 on Stalin's orders, the NKVD [Narodny Kommisariat Vnutrennikh Del] shot and buried over 4000 Polish service personnel that had been taken prisoner when the Soviet Union invaded Poland in September 1939 in WW2 in support of the Nazis.
In 1943 the Nazis exhumed the Polish dead and blamed the Soviets. In 1944, having retaken the Katyn area from the Nazis, the Soviets exhumed the Polish dead again and blamed the Nazis. The rest of the world took its usual sides in such arguments.
In 1989, with the collapse of Soviet Power, Premier Gorbachev finally admitted that the Soviet NKVD had executed the Poles, and confirmed two other burial sites similar to the site at Katyn. Stalin's order of March 1940 to execute by shooting some 25,700 Poles, including those found at the three sites, was also disclosed with the collapse of Soviet Power. This particular second world war slaughter of Poles is often referred to as the "Katyn Massacre" or the "Katyn Forest Massacre".
1 PENTAGON TOO LATE!!
Odd how that legacy always seems to be written in blood.
You have a splendid style of writing and I'm kicking myself for not bookmarking your link.
Remember those fools and scoundrels repeating the party line: "Character doesn't matter"?
The character of someone in power is very important. Obviously. Many of us knew this all along. We saw the propaganda for what it was. And we saw the "journalists" and their "guests" for what they were. Too bad more people didn't. Too bad they wouldn't listen to us.
I missed it but would love to read it also.
Allah Must Be Proud: here
Children of Infamy: here
Thank you for the kind words.
And I'm not particularly concerned that the pieces generated "only" 50 hits. Sometimes people who read don't comment, and sometimes comments are made by people who don't read. I've read some fantastic posts that only generated a handful of responses, but brilliantly captured the essence of the issue, or treated the readers to a novel perspective.
I'm flattered that people consider my stuff significant enough to merit any attention at all. All I can do is try.
I can't help being angry at the Liberals--politicians, "journalists", et al.--who refused to face reality and brought this situation upon us.
I think they could not see beyond the dominant paradigm--paradigm paralysis. Anyone can succumb to this, but the infuriating thing is that these Liberals insist upon being self-appointed leaders. It's like the blind insisting on leading the seeing and forcing them down the road to hell.
Liberals think they are open minded; they're not. They betray the word "liberal"; they do not stand for freedom--au contraire.
I will never forget the frustration of shouting warnings, like Cassandra, to Liberals who might as well be deaf.
I think I'm most angry at the so called "journalists" who parrotted Liberal/Democrat disinformation and propaganda constantly throughout the news media.
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