By Albert Burns
We just passed a significant anniversary. On October 16, 1933, Franklin
Roosevelt granted diplomatic recognition to the Soviet Union. The Communist
government was about to collapse for lack of financing. Granting them
diplomatic recognition literally saved the Soviet government which had been
ostracized by virtually every other government in the world. Throughout the
rest of the 1930s and the 1940s, two disparate groups infiltrated dozens of
agents or members into the executive branch under Roosevelt. Those two
groups were the Communist Party and the Council on Foreign Relations. While
these two groups had radically different motivations, they both had the same
ultimate goal, i.e., to weaken and eventually destroy American freedom and
Very few people today remember that World War II started in 1939 because
Germany AND RUSSIA invaded Poland at the same time. The Soviet Union was
exactly as responsible for STARTING that war as Germany was. This was known
and condemned at the time. However, in 1941 when Hitler attacked Russia,
suddenly our mass media made a 180 degree about face and Russia became our
"noble ally" in fighting the war. Of course, it was up to the United States
to supply Russia with the armament to fight the war.
The world went to war to "save" Poland and the other countries of
Eastern Europe. Yet, at Yalta, before the war was over, the United
States State Department AGREED that the Soviet Union would be
allowed to add Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, half of Germany,
Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Rumania, and Bulgaria to its territory in
Europe. Before the addition of those countries and peoples, at the
end of the war, Russia had a population of about 160 million people
and controlled a land area smaller than the Russia of the Czars.
Soviet industry had been almost totally destroyed by the Nazi war
machine. Communism was a third rate power, militarily, industrially
and economically. There was, literally, no reason for Eastern Europe
to be handed over to the Communists other than the influence of the
Communist agents in OUR State Department.
In Operation Keelhaul what we see follows ďDuring World War II,
some 2.5 million Soviet citizens found themselves in Germany and the
occupied countries as prisoners of war, slave laborers, or refugees.
From 1944 to 1947, these people were forcibly repatriated in a
number of operations, the best known of which was Operation Keelhaul
in 1946-7. Many committed suicide rather than return to Soviet
To the best of my recollection, I have NEVER seen ANY still or
moving pictures of similar trainloads of men, women and children
which OUR government was responsible for shipping off to a similar
In 1945, General Dwight Eisenhower ordered that "Operation
Keelhaul" be put into effect. This involved rounding up and shipping
back to "their countries of origin" ALL the refugees from communism:
men, women and children, soldier or civilian, male or female ó even
though many of them had been fighting on OUR side during the war.
Since all of Eastern Europe was then under Communist domination,
sending these people back was, quite literally, a sentence of death,
some by immediate execution and the rest by slow extermination from
overwork and malnutrition in the Soviet slave labor camps in
These people were rounded up at bayonet point, forced into
freight cars and shipped off to a terrible fate. There was no
accurate count kept but the MINIMUM figure was 2,000,000 people and
a maximum of 5,000,000. The elimination of all these anti-Communist
people made the Communist domination of Eastern Europe MUCH easier.
And the American people were kept blissfully unaware of this action
which Eisenhower enforced rigidly, even though it violated
international law, the laws of his own country and laws of humanity.
Germans were prosecuted at Nuremberg for similar crimes but
control of the news ensured that Eisenhower, and those under his
command who took part in this outrage, were never even officially
accused of wrong doing. Ike carried out Operation Keelhaul deporting
innocent refugees from eastern Europe to Stalinís clutches. The
Communists often machine-gunned these people as they arrived in
Soviet territory -sometimes while still on the trains. Most of these
people were nothing more than White Christian refugees, who didnít
want to live in a communist tyranny.