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After Russian Pressure, AP Issues Correction on 'Nazi-Soviet Alliance
Haaretz ^ | 9/13/18 | Ofer Aderet

Posted on 09/14/2018 7:00:23 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege

The Associated Press news agency on Wednesday acceded to a Russian request to delete the term "former ally" from an article mentioning the relationship between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany during World War II.

The article, which was published at the beginning of the month in media outlets worldwide, including Haaretz, was about a Ukrainian city commemorating the 75th anniversary of the destruction of its Jewish community. It included the claim that "in June 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union, its former ally."

On Wednesday, ten days after the article was published, AP amended the text. The news agency explained that the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, signed by Moscow and Berlin on the eve of World War II, did not make Germany and the Soviet Union allies. The agreement was a non-aggression pact that also included the delineation of spheres of interest between the two countries in eastern Europe, and it paved the way for the German invasion of Poland that triggered the beginning of the war. It was violated less than two years later, when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941.

"In 1939, despite sharp ideological differences, the two powers entered into a non-aggression pact that paved the way for them to carve up Poland and for the Soviet Union to take the Baltic states of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia," AP wrote. "That pact was never formally recognized as an alliance, and in 1941 Germany attacked the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union, in coalition with allies including Britain, the United States and other nations, fought for four years to defeat the Nazis."

The Russian embassy in Israel also requested that Haaretz amend the article in line with AP.

(Excerpt) Read more at haaretz.com ...


TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Russia
KEYWORDS: fakehistory; grantroll; gulag; hitler; holocaust; kremlinpropaganda; megalomaniacs; molotovribbentrop; putinlies; raidertroll; russia; stalin; ukraine; worldwar2; wwii
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Miroslav Marynovych is survivor of seven years of hard labor in one of the harshest prison camps in the Soviet gulag – Perm 36:

“We are dealing now with the consequences of the injustice made by the 1945 Yalta agreement. Firstly, it created double standards in evaluating the crimes of totalitarian systems: Nazi crimes were publicly and totally condemned; Communist crimes were covered up by security imperatives and almost taken out of ethical evaluation.”

“For many people in the West, Nazi Germany was an absolute evil, while the Communist Soviet Union was a victorious good with some occasional dark spots on its shining garments. What was forgotten was the fact that the main winner of the war, Stalin’s Soviet Union, entered the war as an ally of its main begetter, Hitler’s Germany.”

"The world heard the pain of victims of Gestapo and didn’t hear that of victims of the NKVD.” As Leszek Kolakowski ironically put it: “Should a prisoner who was dying in Vorkuta, Siberia be pleased… with the fact that he avoided the same fate in Dachau? The moral equation of Nazism and communism is, from my point of view, absolutely justified and even necessary.”

1 posted on 09/14/2018 7:00:24 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
In the same week, Google and Youtube also caved to Kremlin: by removing several widely watched opposition ads in the midst of Russia's regional elections and corresponding protests where over 800 people were detained including minors and the elderly:

All aboard the revisionist choo-choo.

America's own Walmart has started selling Soviet throwback apparel despite concerns expressed by the embassies of Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia - where Soviet symbols are banned along with swastikas.


2 posted on 09/14/2018 7:06:07 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Dear AP

I am reminded of what I once heard a judge say to a lawyer who was desperately parsing words during oral argument

Quote: “No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney.”


3 posted on 09/14/2018 7:07:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

This is good. We want they real history not leftist revisionist history driven by false narrative.


4 posted on 09/14/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT by raiderboy (Trump promised “shut down the government” in September; if no wall!!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
“Should a prisoner who was dying in Vorkuta, Siberia be pleased… with the fact that he avoided the same fate in Dachau?“

An incredibly painful death, or a protracted death by deprivation? It’s no wonder Germans fled in droves to surrender to the Western nations. They knew the fate of anyone “liberated” by Uncle Joe.

22,000 American POWs ended up in Stalin’s “care”. Amost 800 Airmen who had the misfortune to crash in Russian territory were interned as POWs for the duration, rather than being returned to Allied Forces.

Only God knows the true numbers and their final dispositions.

5 posted on 09/14/2018 7:18:01 AM PDT by antidisestablishment ( Xenophobia is the only sane response to multiculturalism’s irrational cultural exuberance)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

This was the 1941 May Day Parade in Moscow, note the German military representatives.

German would attack the Soviet Union, six weeks later.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAfSrBMuXI8


6 posted on 09/14/2018 7:21:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
The news agency explained that the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact [...] was a non-aggression pact that also included the delineation of spheres of interest between the two countries in eastern Europe, and it paved the way for the German and near simultaneous Soviet invasion of Poland that triggered the beginning of the war. [...]

"In 1939, despite sharp ideological differences, the two powers entered into a non-aggression pact that paved the way for them to carve up Poland and for the Soviet Union to take the Baltic states of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia," AP wrote. "That pact was never formally recognized as an alliance [...]

Okay, then call it what it was: A deal with the Devil - or rather, a deal between two devils.

Regards,

7 posted on 09/14/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: dfwgator

Bkmrk.


8 posted on 09/14/2018 7:30:50 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

So, the hammer and sickle is “cool” on a shirt, but the swastika is hate. How many dead under each symbol?


9 posted on 09/14/2018 7:49:23 AM PDT by hanamizu
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

It’s historically truthful posts like this one and knowledgeable comments that make FR the Lifelong Learner U it is.


10 posted on 09/14/2018 7:50:17 AM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: dfwgator

In 1934, Poland became the first country that signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler’s Nazi Germany.


11 posted on 09/14/2018 8:09:16 AM PDT by granada
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To: alexander_busek

In 1934, Poland became the first country that signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler’s Nazi Germany.


12 posted on 09/14/2018 8:10:21 AM PDT by granada
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To: MarchonDC09122009

In 1934, Poland became the first country that signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler’s Nazi Germany.


13 posted on 09/14/2018 8:13:08 AM PDT by granada
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To: raiderboy

Maybe russians reminded AP of the fact that in 1934, Poland became the first country that signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler’s Nazi Germany.


14 posted on 09/14/2018 8:17:30 AM PDT by granada
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To: granada
At the time Germany thought Poland would be a potential ally against the Soviets. Hitler greatly admired Piłsudski, but Piłsudski was still suspicious of the Germans.
15 posted on 09/14/2018 8:24:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: granada
In 1934, Poland became the first country that signed the non-aggression pact with Hitler’s Nazi Germany.

Excuse me: Are you aware of the fact that this article is not about that treaty (in 1934), but rather about the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact? You know, the one with the SECRET PROTOCOL about carving up Eastern Europe?

Just what is the point of your observation, anyway? Sure, lots of other nations signed treaties with Nazi Germany - about commercial trade, etc. - lots of innocuous issues. What of it?

Regards,

16 posted on 09/14/2018 8:43:25 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: granada

A “Non-aggression” pact is not an alliance.

What the Nazis and the scum sucking imperialist Russians had was an alliance in which the USSR trained Nazi troops and then they coordinated an invasion on Poland.

Things are so much better now when the scum sucking imperialist Russians can invade their neighbors without Nazi assistance.


17 posted on 09/14/2018 8:55:27 AM PDT by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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To: alexander_busek

Oh, it was about eastern europe.

How about the Munich Agreement (1938)? Was it an innocuous commercial trade?


18 posted on 09/14/2018 8:58:46 AM PDT by granada
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To: alexander_busek

In 1914 the German invasion of France failed because the Germans had to fight the Russians at the same time. The Hitler-Stalin Pact made it possible for the Germans in 1940 to defeat France, occupy as much of France as they chose, and also to conquer the Low Countries, Denmark, and Norway, The only country still resisting Hitler was Great Britain and but for the performance of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain, England might have been invaded too.


19 posted on 09/14/2018 9:04:49 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: granada

Yes. I knew that.
People should also know that the Soviets and Nazis were most certainly in mutial alliance dealing with Eastern Europe during 1939-41, and that the USSR 1920’s Ukrainian Holodorm inspired Hitler ‘s Final Solution Holocaust atrocities.

Stalin also provided Hitler with advisers to help create Concentration camps and crematoriums.

Murderous USSR and Nazis share collectivist socialist authoritarian roots.

USSR primarily leveraged class hatred, Nazis primarily leveraged ethnic hatred.

See Historian account:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/oct/05/holocaust-secondworldwar


20 posted on 09/14/2018 9:04:55 AM PDT by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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