Relive the last day of the Soviet Union, on December 8th 1991. On that famous day, Stanislav Shushkevich, Head of the Supreme Council of Belarus, Leonid Kravchuk, President of Ukraine and Boris Eltsine, President of Soviet Russia, held a secret meeting at the Viskuli Residence in Belavezha Forest, Belarus. There, they decided the fate of the Soviet Union, in only 24 hours. Mikhail Gorbatchev, who was in Moscow, was unable to prevent it, due apparently to his liberal character or weak position. The three men created a Commonwealth of Independent States to replace the previous structure. The documentary presents the tense hours in which that meeting was conducted and also the most important facts that paved the way for the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. in the months prior.
Well, well, well… It seems that anti-liberal or anti-social-democracy sentiments are on the rise in the U.S. Look at the treatment that Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff received when she arrived at the airport in Florida on March 4th. For those of you who don’t know, she was trialed in Austria recently for « incitement to hatred » in relation with a series of speeches critical of Islam that she gave. She was then pulled off from the line and interrogated for long minutes. She was asked questions as if she were some kind of a criminal. She and a traveling companion were released but were told to « tone down the rhetoric ».
Frankly, I am happy to live in Canada. At this point, it is pretty much too late for Europe, as it will quickly fall into civil war very soon. The bloodshed will be terrible. And in the U.S., some members of the elite of that society, sometimes belonging to the Republican Party or their sponsors/collaborators have deliberately sold the people to Islamic fundamentalists, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and/or similar groups. They have committed treason against the nation itself by giving away the land to the worst kind of humans imaginable: religious fanatics. Honestly, you, the people responsible for that mess, disgust me. You are ready to betray every principle, every law, every right, everything in a nutshell, just to be able to maintain this alliance with pro-corporate capitalism Islamists. For some money, you are ready to sell your soul and all of us with it to these psychopaths? You are a disgrace to this continent. You have wrecked the train of the liberal world, its social structures and economy altogether, and for what exactly, a few unions, a few rights, a few taxes that you judged were « nuisances » to your « liberty »? How many more « Freedom Fighters », such as those Nazi war criminals from the Belarus and the Ukraine that you brought here after WWII, are you willing to bring over to finish the job of submitting us? Personally, I will never submit to Islam. I will remain faithful to Graeco-Roman-Judeo-Christian civilization to my last breath. And for that, there is nothing you can do about it. Sorry.
Here are two stories from The Gazette that show how slow our world has been to react in regard with Nazi hunting. Of course one has to realize that in the western world, in the U.S. for example, nazi war criminals, especially those coming from Ukraine and Belarus, have been offered a free pass for immigration in gratitude for their services. After serving the Third Reich as counter-communist agents in Eastern Europe, some of them were smuggled to the U.S. through the channels of State Department Office of Policy Coordination and the protection of U.S. Justice Department. John Loftus’ book, The Belarus Secret, which has recently been republished under the title America Nazi’s Secret, goes into the concrete details of these facts.
What strikes me here is the humour and irony of these situations. In the first article, we have a 90 year-old Ukrainian man living in Germany accused of helping to murder roughly 28,000 Jews during WWII as a nazi death camp guard. The trial coming to an end, the accused, John Demjanjuk, has threatened to go on hunger strike! For him the trial is a « political show ». It is not the first time that he has been accused of something similar. He had a trial in Israel previously and been found guilty but he was released. The Supreme Court established that he was the wrong man. Suffering from multiple illnesses, he accuses Germany of blaming him for the holocaust. The second article presents briefly the case of a 89-year old former Nazi police officer who became a U.S. citizen in 1955. He is now being expelled from the United States for rounding up and shooting Jews in Ukraine during WWII.
To make a long story short, what bothers me the most here is the atmosphere of circus that characterizes those proceedings. These two individuals are probably guilty of the charges that are laid against them. That is not the point. The point is rather that the accusations come six decades later, at a time when the accused are elderly, barely capable of sustaining any proceedings or any activity at all. Obviously, the accusations come after the delay of imposed secrecy has passed. When these agents from Ukraine and Belarus have been smuggled into certain countries, sometimes with new identities, new assignments, etc, a security seal has been placed on their files which can take several decades to be declassified. That is why we find ourselves today with these ridiculous trials. If you can’t bring somebody on trial for crimes against humanity in a reasonable delay, please…