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Did Yugoslav dictator Tito poison Stalin?
UK Daily Mail ^ | July 18, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 07/18/2012 7:09:07 AM PDT by C19fan

When Russian leader Josef Stalin died, on March 5 in 1953, a letter was found in his office that had been written by Yugoslavian leader Josip Broz Tito. The two leaders were bitter enemies, after Tito had used World War II as an opportunity to spark a revolution and lead Yugoslavia to independence from Soviet influence. A combination of pride, fear and jealousy had spurred Stalin to attempt to have Tito killed - and no less than 22 assassination attempts had been made in the years after the war.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; stalin; tito

1 posted on 07/18/2012 7:09:10 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I heard it was Beria, after he caught wind that Stalin was about the purge the entire Politburo.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 7:12:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


3 posted on 07/18/2012 7:15:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (Let's leave reading things in the Constitution that aren't there to liberals and Dems)
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To: C19fan

Tito lived so long that people stopped talking about “when Tito dies” and started saying “IF Tito dies”.

The Soviets were mad at him for not towing the line, on a trip to Moscow they sent two hookers up to his room with hidden cameras. They threatened to show the pictures unless he cooperated.

He reputedly said “Go ahead and show them. That will show all those bastards who say I am too old to get it up!”


4 posted on 07/18/2012 7:22:27 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: C19fan
Did Yugoslav dictator Tito poison Stalin?

Another example of giving thanks for all things. Even a-holes can be a force for good.
5 posted on 07/18/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: dfwgator
Old Joe had enough enemies to choke the whole stable.

It would probably be difficult to determine who IN FACT did it.

I think everyone was glad to see him go!

6 posted on 07/18/2012 7:27:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: allmendream

Tito lived so long that people stopped talking about “when Tito dies” and started saying “IF Tito dies”.

The Soviets were mad at him for not towing the line, on a trip to Moscow they sent two hookers up to his room with hidden cameras. They threatened to show the pictures unless he cooperated.

He reputedly said “Go ahead and show them. That will show all those bastards who say I am too old to get it up!”

LOL!


7 posted on 07/18/2012 7:34:02 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: dfwgator
“I heard it was Beria, after he caught wind that Stalin was about the purge the entire Politburo.”

One popular version was that it was Beria and several of Stalin's inner circle. They became alarmed when Stalin calculated that since Russia had lost 20M citizens and survived that a nuclear attack on NY was worth the risk! Check into the brilliant role of warfarin in Stalin's poisoning into small amounts acre actual healthy and hence the inner circle forced to share Stalin's meals could easily consume it with Stalin in limited sittings. Beria had purchased warfarin form the US in the 1930s. The alleged tale of the inner circle torturing Beria for his murderous perversions before killing him to silence him is “inspirational”!

8 posted on 07/18/2012 7:40:53 AM PDT by 4FreeSpeach
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To: dfwgator

Hope the bastard knew it when he was on the floor


9 posted on 07/18/2012 7:48:52 AM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: 4FreeSpeach; dfwgator

Well, Lavrenti Beria did, according to the memoirs of Vyacheslav Molotov, say that he did Stalin in and saved them all.
What was being referred to cannot be ascertained as they guarded their speech at that time.
It could have meant that Beria delayed treatment to Stalin, or it could have meant that he actualy did poison the old jerk.

Stalin’s funeral was an interesting thing to read about.
Beria was stated to be triumphant and left for the Kremlin.
Someone stated that Beria was off to seize power, which began a mad dash for their cars from the funeral..


10 posted on 07/18/2012 7:56:30 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: C19fan

Not sure about Stalin, but I have it on good authority that Tito was seen hanging around Yasser Arafat.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 8:43:46 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Darksheare
Stalin’s funeral was an interesting thing to read about.

Over 500 people were crushed to their death trying to view Stalin's body as it lied in State. If you ever saw the movie "The Inner Circle" they show how crazy it was as masses of people rushed to try to view the body.

12 posted on 07/18/2012 9:22:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: GraceG

Tito was a tough SOB, I’ll give him that, you have to be to keep Croats/Bosnians/Serbs from going at each others’ throats.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

And then Beria went to seize power, and the Politburo fell over themselves scrambling to beat him backto red square.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 9:32:37 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during all that.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 9:34:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: C19fan

From what I have read Stalin was about to start a very major, anti-Semitic pogrom in the Soviet Union but then he suddenly died. The day he died is known as the Little Purim because he died on Jewish holiday of Purim.

http://www.aish.com/h/pur/t/ts/48955726.html
The article goes on to relate something less widely known. “That February,” it states, “the Kremlin ordered the construction of four giant prison camps in Kazakhstan, Siberia and the Arctic north, apparently in preparation for a second great terror — this time directed at the millions of Soviet citizens of Jewish descent.”

That terror, however, thankfully never unfolded. Two weeks after the camps were ordered built, Stalin attended the Blizhnaya dinner and, four days later, was dead at the age of 73.

Stalin, according to his successor Nikita Khrushchev, who was present at the dinner party, had apparently collapsed after the feast, at which, Khrushchev also recounted, the dictator had gotten thoroughly drunk. The feast ended in the early hours of March 1.

Which, in 1953, corresponded to the 14th day of Adar, otherwise known as Purim.

Stalin´s Death 50 Years Ago This Month: A “Little Purim”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/863970/posts


16 posted on 07/18/2012 9:45:27 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

One of the creepy things Stalin would do during dinners with the Politburo, would be to stand up right in the middle of dinner and say that he poisoned all of their drinks, it was just a big joke to him.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 9:47:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator
I saw that movie. There was the creepy scene when the movie projector broke and the naive projectionist was talking about what was wrong with it in front of the commissariat who was responsible for producing it on Stalin's orders. The poor man thought he was going to sent off right then and there to be shot.
18 posted on 07/18/2012 11:11:41 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: dfwgator

You and me both!


19 posted on 07/18/2012 11:21:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

The other fascinating period was when Lenin became incapacitated. If it really was like it was in the movie “Stalin” with Robert Duval, what a bastard Stalin really was. It was clear Lenin didn’t want him to succeed him.


20 posted on 07/18/2012 11:25:59 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Perdogg; Tailgunner Joe

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Perdogg. Bless him, then. :') The nutjob dictator who ran Albania for decades (and built an Iron Curtain along its border with Yugoslavia) admired Stalin, but disliked Tito and Khruschev. K is often fingered as Stalin's killer, but as Stalin probably murdered Lenin, then proceeded to finish off Lenin's entire 1921 cabinet (every last one of them either vanished or were executed or murdered), I don't see that there's any future cold case file TV segments coming about this. :')

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


21 posted on 07/19/2012 7:46:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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