Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anne Applebaum's Iron Curtain Opens My Eyes

I always knew that the Soviet Union was a collection of brutal savages, but Anne Applebaum recounts some real horror stories in her chapter on the victory of the Red Army over the Wehrmacht and its consequences:

One anecdote with footnote recounts a German communist who comes to the local Red Commissar to declare his affiliation only to come home to find Soviet soldiers had gang-raped his wife.

The Red Army rape squads were indiscriminate and after leaving Soviet territory to reach German-occupied Poland would rape Polish women with gusto, although they were greeted warmly by many Poles.

The Germans were due to suffer a more thorough desecration of their womenfolk, including mere five-year olds killed by relentless rapes.

But Soviet girls released from Nazi slave-labor camps suffered similar fates. Raped by Red Army soldiers despite being so-called Soviet "citizens."

One story has a bunch of [probably drunken] soldiers spotting a beautiful Soviet blonde girl happy that she had just been released from Nazi slavery and who had just written a letter to her parents that she would be home soon sprayed in the back with an AK-47 by a savage yelling, "Hey Fritzie, where are you going?" She lasted a couple of hours before dying continually asking "why, why, why?"

When Stalin was informed of this rapine and pillage by Soviet soldiers, the savage warlord only said "After seeing what the Germans did to our Motherland, what is the comparison to see our brave men get their revenge and take some trifles?

This conforms to the old Soviet proverb that "The road from Socialism to Communism goes through Alcoholism."

The Com-symps in the USA are savages with advanced degrees in many cases and would never read a book short-listed for the National Book Award like Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956.

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