Tuesday, September 01, 2009

70th Anniversary of the start of WW2

On the 70th anniversary of the start of the WW2, I have posted this article by Pat Buchanan, where he is raising some interesting questions.

Did Hitler Want War?
by Patrick J. Buchanan

September 01, 2009

On Sept. 1, 1939, 70 years ago, the German Army crossed the Polish frontier. On Sept. 3, Britain declared war. Six years later, 50 million Christians and Jews had perished.

Britain was broken and bankrupt, Germany a smoldering ruin. Europe had served as the site of the most murderous combat known to man, and civilians had suffered worse horrors than the soldiers.

By May 1945, Red Army hordes occupied all the great capitals of Central Europe: Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Berlin. A hundred million Christians were under the heel of the most barbarous tyranny in history: the Bolshevik regime of the greatest terrorist of them all, Joseph Stalin.

What cause could justify such sacrifices?

The German-Polish war had come out of a quarrel over a town the size of Ocean City, Md., in summer. Danzig, 95 percent German, had been severed from Germany at Versailles in violation of Woodrow Wilson's principle of self-determination. Even British leaders thought Danzig should be returned.

Why did Warsaw not negotiate with Berlin, which was hinting at an offer of compensatory territory in Slovakia? Because the Poles had a war guarantee from Britain that, should Germany attack, Britain and her empire would come to Poland's rescue. But why would Britain hand an unsolicited war guarantee to a junta of Polish colonels, giving them the power to drag Britain into a second war with the most powerful nation in Europe?

Was Danzig worth a war? Unlike the 7 million Hong Kongese whom the British surrendered to Beijing, who didn't want to go, the Danzigers were clamoring to return to Germany.

Comes the response: The war guarantee was not about Danzig, or even about Poland. It was about the moral and strategic imperative "to stop Hitler" after he showed, by tearing up the Munich pact and Czechoslovakia with it, that he was out to conquer the world. And this Nazi beast could not be allowed to do that.

If true, a fair point. Americans, after all, were prepared to use atom bombs to keep the Red Army from the Channel. But where is the evidence that Adolf Hitler, whose victims as of March 1939 were a fraction of Gen. Pinochet's, or Fidel Castro's, was out to conquer the world?

After Munich in 1938, Czechoslovakia did indeed crumble and come apart. Yet consider what became of its parts. The Sudeten Germans were returned to German rule, as they wished. Poland had annexed the tiny disputed region of Teschen, where thousands of Poles lived. Hungary's ancestral lands in the south of Slovakia had been returned to her. The Slovaks had their full independence guaranteed by Germany. As for the Czechs, they came to Berlin for the same deal as the Slovaks, but Hitler insisted they accept a protectorate.

Now one may despise what was done, but how did this partition of Czechoslovakia manifest a Hitlerian drive for world conquest?

Comes the reply: If Britain had not given the war guarantee and gone to war, after Czechoslovakia would have come Poland's turn, then Russia's, then France's, then Britain's, then the United States. We would all be speaking German now.

But if Hitler was out to conquer the world -- Britain, Africa, the Middle East, the United States, Canada, South America, India, Asia, Australia -- why did he spend three years building that hugely expensive Siegfried Line to protect Germany from France? Why did he start the war with no surface fleet, no troop transports and only 29 ocean-going submarines? How do you conquer the world with a navy that can't get out of the Baltic Sea?

If Hitler wanted the world, why did he not build strategic bombers, instead of two-engine Dorniers and Heinkels that could not even reach Britain from Germany?

Why did he let the British army go at Dunkirk? Why did he offer the British peace, twice, after Poland fell, and again after France fell? Why, when Paris fell, did Hitler not demand the French fleet, as the Allies demanded and got the Kaiser's fleet? Why did he not demand bases in French-controlled Syria to attack Suez? Why did he beg Benito Mussolini not to attack Greece?

Because Hitler wanted to end the war in 1940, almost two years before the trains began to roll to the camps.

Hitler had never wanted war with Poland, but an alliance with Poland such as he had with Francisco Franco's Spain, Mussolini's Italy, Miklos Horthy's Hungary and Father Jozef Tiso's Slovakia.

Indeed, why would he want war when, by 1939, he was surrounded by allied, friendly or neutral neighbors, save France. And he had written off Alsace, because reconquering Alsace meant war with France, and that meant war with Britain, whose empire he admired and whom he had always sought as an ally.

As of March 1939, Hitler did not even have a border with Russia. How then could he invade Russia?

Winston Churchill was right when he called it "The Unnecessary War" -- the war that may yet prove the mortal blow to our civilization.

6 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

"Even British leaders thought Danzig should be returned."

Unfortunately, British Leaders were themselves under the heel of British Bankers who sought the total destruction of the Austrian and German Economies after the Austrian Ruling Nazi Party had Nationalised the Central Bank of Austria which had, until then, been owned and run by the Rothschild Family who were based in the UK, although also running the French and US central banks through the De Rothschilds and (US) Rothschilds respectively!

This was the REAL REASON for Britain not only going to war, but also not agreeing to peace when in 1941, the Nazi Party sent their Deputy Leader Rudolph Hess to Britain to try to come to a peace agreement; he was of course imprisoned by Churchill until Germany's economy was destroyed. No group have since ever tried to wrest economic control of the Western Hemisphere from these same bankers!

Pensioner said...

I watched an interesting show on the History Channel last night in which it was put that Roosevelt had been advised by both Britain and Australia, weeks before it happened, that Japan would attack Pearl Harbour. Roosevelt chose to ignore these warnings.
Makes you wonder where the decisions to make wars are made. By Governments or BIG BANKS. Look how Ohbummer and Brown ran to the aid of the banks when they were "in trouble".

WHITEADDER said...

Britain "protected" the virginity of Poland from Herr Hitler only to hand it on a platter 5 years later to the Russian pimp Stalin. Funny that the British people accepted this mind screw considering how many died for this charade. Politics and high finance certainly must be dirtiest game in town.

FishEagle said...

"..the war that may yet prove the mortal blow to our civilization." Aint that a fact.

Anonymous said...

The bankers have caused a lot of bloodshed throughout the ages.

Fortunately for them the business they're in, ie the money business, makes it easy for them to utilize propaganda to change the truth and make them seem the morally just.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am honestly surprised, yet impressed, with the comments on this aritcle! To think hat a ew years ago, on Blogs like these, I battled to find one other commentator with common sense! There is hope for the future of mankind after all. The truth is emerging!

Kind Regards,
Common Sense