Sunday, June 06, 2010

Statue of Mass Murderer Stalin unveiled in Virginia
For shame...

Today is the 66th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy.

Over 71,700 American, British, Canadian, Belgian, New Zealander, Free-French, Czech, Greek, Dutch, Polish, Australian, and Norwegian troops died less than two and a half months of slugging it out in the French bocage country.

Not a single Soviet participated in Operation Overlord.

Yet today in the sleepy Virginia town of Bedford, a memorial to the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe will unveil statues of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Harry Truman.

And Soviet dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin.

Uncle Joe, Friend To The Common Man

It's conservatively estimated that during Joseph Stalin's reign of terror, tens of million of Russians as well as other ethnic groups were slaughtered at the hand of Stalin.

Also, at Stalin's order, millions of the following peoples were deported completely or partially: Ukrainians, Poles, Koreans, Volga Germans, Crimean Tatars, Kalmyks, Chechens, Ingush, Balkars, Kulaks, Karachays, Meskhetian Turks, Finns, Bulgarians, Greeks, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, and Jews.

It is conservatively estimated that most died during Stalin's bloody forced relocations.

And The Others At Normandy?

Although sons of their respective nations fought and died on the beaches of Normandy, the Bedford Memorial has no statues of Canadian Prime Minister William King, King Leopold III of Belgium, Prime Minister of New Zealand Peter Fraser, Gen. Charles DeGaulle of France, Czech President Dr. Emil Hacha, King George II of Greece, Queen Wilhelmina of Holland, Polish leader Edward Smigly-Rydz, Australian Prime Minister John Curtin, or King Haakon VII of Norway.

But Joseph Stalin is there.

It is interesting to note that there is no statue of Allied leader Chiang Kai-Shek at the Bedford Memorial, who, like Stalin, had no connection whatsoever to Operation Overlord.

Yet the powers-to-be in Bedford saw fit to include Comrade Stalin.

Dr. Lee Edwards, a Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation has released the following statement:

"Since the fall of the Soviet Union, statues of Joseph Stalin have been torn down all over Europe and even in the former Soviet Union itself. The world is closer than ever before to a consensus on the evils of communism and Stalin's primary role in the worst crimes of the last century. And yet a statue of Stalin is included in the National D-Day Memorial, to be dedicated in Bedford, Virginia, this Sunday, June 6.

Near the statue of Stalin, a plaque catalogues Stalin's crimes against millions of people both in Russia and throughout Europe. But no mere plaque can justify the inclusion of the statue which dishonors the heroic individuals who sacrificed so much on D-Day and in the Cold War.

A bust of Joseph Stalin has no place in a memorial whose purpose is to salute the brave soldiers who made D-Day a vital victory in the crusade for freedom."

11 Comments:

Blogger scotju said...

As a person of maternal Finnish (Saami) descent, I'm appalled than this heartless monster is being honored on American soil. This state needs to be torn down without delay. If it's not torn down in due haste, I've got a sggestion on how to deal with this outrage. Day and night eggings until it becomes an embrassment to clean it. we'll call it "The Eggs For Joe" campaign1 LOL!

3:58 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

Not a single Russian participated in Operation Overlord.

Excepting, of course, the immigrants and/or their descendants who fought for other countries.

But the commies sure pushed and pressured and kicked and screamed for a second front -- after having made their secret alliance with the Nazis before the hostilities broke out.

Didn't Patton want the Allies to roll their tanks into Moscow after the Nazis were conquered?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Anita,
You're right. That should read "Soviet". I'll fix it now. Thx for pointing that out.

4:56 PM  
Blogger Lola said...

I'm nauseated that "Soviet Joe's" likeness is depicted in any honorable way on American Soil. Is this part of re-writing history?


Whom do I write to complain?

7:55 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

h/t Jim Hoft @ Gateway Pundit

Hey the godling is commemorating the event that preserved the liberty that made his presidency possible by attending yet another party in grand style.

No mention of this momentous anniversary @ the White House site.

This guy really doesn't like to govern. But, boy, oh boy, he sure loves the trappings of power. How un-proletarian of him.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

My kingdom for a sledge-hammer!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

If I hadn't seen the photo of The Mass at Covadonga in its usual place I would've thought that this was ThePeoplescube.com

When the white house "Christmas" tree can feature ornaments of another commie (Mao)this might not seem so "out of place" .

Are the Sons/Daughters of the Confederacy aware of this?

9:46 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Great, I read this post, and now I gotta cleam the vomit outta the key board.

9:53 AM  
Blogger AznRoxas108 said...

Well for those who are appalled at seeing Stalin honored on American, I'm with you. In fact, I am doubly appalled that not only is that evil dictator given a statue on American soil, he is given a statue on VIRGINIA soil, the state where I was born and still live in. If I lived in Bedford, I would have vehemently opposed it even before it was unveiled.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Gregory said...

Appalled. I pray that someone destroys the statue. Sooner the better.

2:29 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

VSC and Friends~ This ridiculous bust needn't be destroyed. 'Till a better place is found for it it can be decorated in the Red, White and Blue. Am suggesting the Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. There are plenty of Civil War re-enactors in the Commonwealth who would probably be more than happy to oblige ~ AND to support Old Robert Edward Lee. No need to have a "civil" war over it but maybe open up a debate about what's "fitting" in the D-Day Memorial (Or, as the "liberals" like to say: "Let's have a con...ver...say...shun".)

2:12 PM  

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