State Department’s Odd Way of Commemorating WWII
By refighting the Cold War vs Russia with Hitler's allies
Co-signed by the foreign ministers of a bunch of Eastern European states, including Hitler’s one-time allies Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania, the following statement of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on the website of the US State Department yesterday, to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Nazi Germany gets one brief mention. Thereafter, as you will see, it’s all ‘The Soviets were evil, the Soviets were evil’. To say the least it’s a very odd way of commemorating WW2. Just who does the State Department think was the enemy?
Best of all, stuffed in the middle is a complaint about ‘a regrettable effort to falsify history’. Go figure!
The following is a joint statement by the U. S. Secretary of State and the Foreign Ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2020, we pay tribute to the victims and to all soldiers who fought to defeat Nazi Germany and put an end to the Holocaust.
While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not bring freedom to all of Europe. The central and eastern part of the continent remained under the rule of communist regimes for almost 50 years. The Baltic States were illegally occupied and annexed and the iron grip over the other captive nations was enforced by the Soviet Union using overwhelming military force, repression, and ideological control.
For many decades, numerous Europeans from the central and eastern part of the continent sacrificed their lives striving for freedom, as millions were deprived of their rights and fundamental freedoms, subjected to torture and forced displacement. Societies behind the Iron Curtain desperately sought a path to democracy and independence.
The events of 1956, creation and activities of the Charter 77, the Solidarity movement, the Baltic Way, the Autumn of Nations of 1989, and the collapse of the Berlin Wall were important milestones which contributed decisively to the recreation of freedom and democracy in Europe.
Today, we are working together toward a strong and free Europe, where human rights, democracy and the rule of law prevail. The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes. We are ready for dialogue with all those interested in pursuing these principles. Manipulating the historical events that led to the Second World War and to the division of Europe in the aftermath of the war constitutes a regrettable effort to falsify history.
We would like to remind all members of the international community that lasting international security, stability and peace requires genuine and continuous adherence to international law and norms, including the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states. By learning the cruel lessons of the Second World War, we call on the international community to join us in firmly rejecting the concept of spheres of influence and insisting on equality of all sovereign nations.
Pompous Mike, so fat the Yanks built a 70 ton tank for him to fit into!
Seriously, who tf listens to that fat b’stard!
Apart from the usual Nazis!
don’t have the words for how dishonest, insane and evil this is.
just like Pompeo actually
I’ve got two words…
Covid19 result to fighting the wrong enemy…
what can one expect from the most arrogant and ignorant fatfucks of the the so called state department?? way ahead the invertebrate cowardly piece of dogshit called Pompon…..the very best of the American diplomat…..????? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/35b6802480c530a426798c12d3cd768f980a21236d6f9b093c655cba8d91ede7.jpg
as the US Supreme Court justice potter Stewart wrote, “censorship reflects a society w no confidence in itself. After Geoffrey Gore wrote his ethnography, “the Great Russian people” he lived in the USA for 8 years—in his 1947 ethnography he observed that amerikans could not make connections–they only comprehend discreet disconnected facts”—he wrote that Russian naturally think dialectically—he described the censorship in US media, schools as “ludicrous”. 2 years ago in the Jacobin, Georgi Derlugian wrote, “amerrikan academia is far more effectively censored than was Soviet academia”….Gorer was one of many that described amerikans as “ontologically insecure”. As Philip Slater wrote, “amerikans love big because they feel so small”