Editor’s Note: This article should silence all those people who think that Hitler had to be stopped after he invaded Poland. “He is a war monger who wants to take over the world” the Jewish press stated repeatedly. France, Britain and the U.S. told Poland “we have your back”, and gave them free reign to confront the Germans and goad them into a conflict. This included murdering thousands of “volkdeutsch” (ethnic Germans) stranded in Poland after WW1. They said it had to be a world-wide conflict after this, even though it could have clearly been left a simple border dispute between the two nations. The fact is, the All-Lies never intended to help Poland, and they simply used the Poles as an excuse to attack Germany. The other dirty little secret is that the All-Lies knew about Soviet atrocities, even going back to the “Russian Revolution” (Jewish coup). And, as these articles from major newspapers point out, (sometimes they let one slip through the cracks) The All-Lies knew about the Katyn Forest massacre of thousands of Poles and covered it up. So this idea that “we had to ally with the Soviets, they were the lesser of two evils” is absolute rubbish. Why? Because all three major allies were Jewish/Masonic controlled, and helped fund and support Soviet communism, DESPITE the death it caused to millions of innocent Russians, Poles and Germans.
The US deliberately helped Russia cover up one of its most infamous Second World War atrocities to gain favour with Stalin, new documents suggest.
More than 22,000 captured Polish officers and other prisoners were systematically murdered in the Katyn forest on the western edge of Russia in 1940.
Three years later American prisoners of war sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of the massacre after seeing rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the forest, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area.
Their testimony might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did not want to anger Russian leader Josef Stalin, an ally whom the Americans were counting on to defeat Germany and Japan during the war.
Documents now released lend weight to the belief that suppression within the highest levels of the US government helped cover up Soviet guilt.
The evidence is among about 1,000 pages of newly declassified documents that the United States National Archives is releasing and putting online. Historians who saw the material days before the official release described it as important and shared some highlights.
The most dramatic revelation so far is the evidence of the secret codes sent by the two American POWs – something historians were unaware of and which adds to evidence that the Roosevelt administration knew of the Soviet atrocity relatively early on.
The declassified documents also show the United States maintaining that it could not conclusively determine guilt until a Russian admission in 1990 – a statement that looks improbable given the huge body of evidence of Soviet guilt that had already emerged decades earlier. Historians say the new material helps to flesh out the story of what the US knew and when.
The Soviet secret police killed the 22,000 Poles with shots to the back of the head. Their aim was to eliminate a military and intellectual elite that would have put up stiff resistance to Soviet control. The men were among Poland’s most accomplished – officers and reserve officers who in their civilian lives worked as doctors, lawyers, teachers, or as other professionals. Their loss has proven an enduring wound to the Polish nation.
In the early years after the war, outrage by some American officials over the concealment inspired the creation of a special US Congressional committee to investigate Katyn.
In a final report released in 1952, the committee declared there was no doubt of Soviet guilt, and called the massacre “one of the most barbarous international crimes in world history.” It found that Roosevelt’s administration suppressed public knowledge of the crime, but said it was out of military necessity. It also recommended the government bring charges against the Soviets at an international tribunal – something never acted upon.
Despite the committee’s strong conclusions, the White House maintained its silence on Katyn for decades, showing an unwillingness to focus on an issue that would have added to political tensions with the Soviets during the Cold War.
One Katyn expert, Allen Paul, author of “Katyn: Stalin’s Massacre and the Triumph of Truth,” said they were “potentially explosive.” He said the material does not appear in the record of the Congressional hearings in 1951-52, and appears to have also been suppressed.
He argues that the US cover-up delayed a full understanding in the United States of the true nature of Stalinism – an understanding that came only later, after the Soviets exploded an atomic bomb in 1949 and after Poland and the rest of Eastern Europe were already behind the Iron Curtain.
“The Poles had known long before the war ended what Stalin’s true intentions were,” he said. “The West’s refusal to hear them out on the Katyn issue was a crushing blow that made their fate worse.”
The historical record carries other evidence Mr Roosevelt knew in 1943 of Soviet guilt. One of the most important messages that landed on FDR’s desk was an extensive and detailed report Winston Churchill sent him. Written by the British ambassador to the Polish government-in-exile in London, Owen O’Malley, it pointed to Soviet guilt at Katyn.
“There is now available a good deal of negative evidence,” Mr O’Malley wrote, “the cumulative effect of which is to throw serious doubt on Russian disclaimers of responsibility for the massacre.”
The documents – many of them marked secret or confidential – included a series of exchanges between British Prime Minister Churchill, U.S. President Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Stalin about reports emerging in April 1943 about the massacre.
Their concerns focused on a demand from the Polish government, in exile in London, for a Red Cross investigation into Soviet involvement in the killings, and a threat from Stalin to break off ties with the Polish government as a result.
Washington and London feared a row would harm the effort to defeat Nazi Germany and a letter from Roosevelt to Stalin said that Polish leader General Wladyslaw Sikorski “has erred” in pressing for an investigation.
“I am inclined to think that Prime Minister Churchill will find a way of prevailing upon the Polish government in London in the future to act with more common sense,” Roosevelt wrote.
Churchill made a similar point to Stalin, saying in a note he would “oppose vigorously” any Red Cross investigation.
The documents showed that London and Washington had strong evidence of Soviet involvement as early as mid-1943, soon after German forces over-ran the Katyn area and found the mass graves.
This evidence included detailed accounts from officials in the Polish exiled government and reports from U.S. diplomats stating the Polish accounts were reliable.
Testimony also came from a U.S. prisoner of war, Lt. Col. John H. Van Vliet, who was taken to the massacre site by his German captors and sent coded messages back home about what he saw.
One document showed that people at the heart of the British government knew the Western allies were involved in a cover-up.
“We have been obliged to … restrain the Poles from putting their case clearly before the public, to discourage any attempts by the public and the press to probe the ugly story to the bottom,” wrote Owen O’Malley, Britain’s ambassador to the Polish government in exile, in a May, 1943 letter.
“We have in fact perforce used the good name of England like the murderers used the conifers to cover up a massacre.”
Churchill passed the diplomat’s candid comments on to Roosevelt in a letter, and recommended that he read them.Slideshow (2 Images)
But in keeping with the desire at the time to keep the Katyn affair quiet, the British leader asked that Roosevelt return the document afterwards for safekeeping, saying “we are not circulating it officially in any way.”
Izabella Sariusz-Skapska, president of the Katyn Families Federation, said the new documents contained new details about how much was known at the time.
“The Western allies new the exact truth about Katyn, but under war-time conditions, the truth was inconvenient.”
She said she hoped the decision to de-classify the U.S. documents would put pressure on the Russian government to open up its own archives about Katyn. “If there is something that we are waiting for, it is there,” she said.
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