The often expressed view that the current international situation is surprisingly reminiscent of the eve of World War II can unfortunately be developed. There are even more reasons for the analogy between the course of Hitler's Germany in relation to the USSR, which became 22 June 1941, the object of unprovoked aggression, and today's attempts by the West to "put Russia in place." At the same time, the Western establishment is absolutely not embarrassed by the fact that it uses the means from the Hitler-Goebbels arsenal.
What is the goal, for example, of the notorious policy of sanctions against Russia, under the banner of which the United States, the European Union and a number of states have united? If we ignore the details, this is the same one that the Third Reich was laying, knocking together a block of its allies and satellites: first, concentrate the resources for the impending war and, second, prevent the Soviet Union from accessing these resources. Preparing for the establishment of world domination, the first significant step towards which was to be the defeat of the country of the Soviets, the Nazi regime seized the economic potential of almost all of Europe.
By June 1941, the metal production, electricity, and coal mining capacities of the aggressor were approximately 2 – 2,5 times higher than those of the USSR. In the occupied countries, the Reich seized vast reserves of metal, strategic raw materials, equipment, and most importantly, the entire arsenal of weapons. The products of the Škoda Czechoslovak enterprises alone could supply many types of weapons to the 40-45 divisions. Even “neutral” Sweden, by the way, now trying on the NATO forwarder, supplied Hitler with iron ore, steel, machine tools, ships, timber.
Let us pay attention to the ideological filling of the modern “crusade” against Russia. Here are just the latest evidence. Speaking 7 April at the Atlantic Council in Washington, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that NATO is the defense of the West against Russia. He called the actions of our country destabilizing the situation in Europe, accusing Russia of wanting to restore the sphere of influence around its borders.
Well, why not a tracing paper from Hitler's propaganda, which declared that Germany fulfills the sacred mission of protecting Europe from the "Asian Bolshevik hordes"? According to the Barbarossa plan approved by 18 in December of 1940, the ultimate goal of the military campaign against the USSR was declared to be “creating a barrier against Asian Russia along the common line Volga-Arkhangelsk”.
In an address to the German people at dawn on 22 on June 1941, Hitler declared himself "a conscious representative of European culture and civilization" and formulated the goal of the war against the Soviet Union unleashed that morning - "to ensure the security of Europe and thereby save everyone".
You can’t say anything: Poroshenko’s “president of the world” got into a wonderful company! “We are protecting Europe from barbarism, tyranny, aggression, militarism, we are at the forefront of protecting European civilization,” he told 21 in Kiev on May on the occasion of Europe Day.
Western politicians steeped in Russophobia and trying to convince the whole world that Hitler and Goebbels went far away, that the expansion of the North Atlantic alliance at the expense of the former socialist countries and the Soviet republics, the tying down to the Russian borders of the NATO military contingents, almost never ending exercises in the Baltic States, Poland, Moldova, The deployment of elements of the US NMD in Poland, Romania, in the waters of the Black and Baltic Seas and other measures are of a forced nature and are a response to Russia's “aggressiveness”.
75 years ago, in the same address to the German people, the world heard from the Führer: “While Germany ... far removed its troops from the eastern border ... the concentration of Russian forces began on such a scale that it could only be regarded as a deliberate threat to Germany” ; "Tank and parachute troops [of the Red Army. - Yu.R.] in increasing numbers were being thrown over menacingly close to the German border. The German Wehrmacht and the German homeland know that a few weeks ago there was not a single German armored or motorized division on our eastern border [and this is said on June 22, 1941! - Yu.R.]; “Moscow not only violated the provisions of our friendship pact, but also betrayed it in a miserable way. And at the same time, the rulers of the Kremlin until the last minute ... hypocritically assured the outside world of their desire for peace and friendship and made outwardly innocuous denials. If until now circumstances have forced me to remain silent, now the time has come when further inaction will be not only a sin of connivance, but also a crime against the German people and all of Europe. ”
And what do we hear today? Yes, actually, the same. 2 May Jens Stoltenberg, urging correspondents of European publications that the alliance’s actions are of a forced nature, said: “NATO must respond to Russia's actions with a show of force and convincing intimidation. Moscow illegally seized the Crimea, supports the separatists in the east of Ukraine and violates the norms of international law. In this regard, we plan to strengthen our presence on the eastern frontiers. "
Hitler's ravings, widely developed by J. Goebbels (he read out the above-mentioned appeal to the German people) about the precautionary nature of Berlin’s actions, were, we recall, debunked at the Nuremberg Trials, who admitted that the attack on the Soviet Union was made “without a shadow of legal justification. It was a clear aggression. ” Perhaps, the statements of Stoltenberg in due time will also receive a corresponding international legal assessment.
One must be extremely naive to see the reason for the buildup of NATO muscles in the reunification of Crimea with Russia and its support for the just struggle of Donbass against the Kiev Nazi-oligarchic regime. Suffice it to recall that the first wave of NATO expansion to the east took place back in 1999, although with the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet leadership received assurances of non-proliferation of the bloc in the direction of the Russian borders. After that, two more waves of expansion of the block took place, besides, Georgia and Ukraine are now bursting into it. At the same time, the alliance is so mistaken that it can give odds to the Reich Minister of Propaganda. What is, for example, a statement by US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that the Russian army is "on the threshold of NATO"!
And, for example, plans for the deployment in Europe of elements of its missile defense system Washington made public in October 2004. Until Crimea returned to its native “harbor”, 10 years remained, and it could not be an argument from the NATO military. But throughout the decade (and in the last two years), Moscow hears the same song about the “non-directional” US missile defense system against Russia. Although anti-missiles and radars are no longer on paper, but are installed on the ground in Romania and Poland, and squadron destroyers of UROs, such as the widely known Donald Cook, with combat information-control systems Aegis, which allow use them as a ship component of European missile defense. And the Americans will continue to instill in expectation of idiots that they will intercept Iranian and North Korean missiles with this system?
A direct analogy with the actions of the Nazi leadership can be traced in how limitrophic states are inciting Russia. Together with Germany, having taken part in the division of Czechoslovakia in 1938, Warsaw also dreamed of partitioning the USSR. As far back as December 1938, a report by the intelligence department of the General Staff of the Polish Army emphasized: “The dismemberment of Russia lies at the heart of Polish politics in the East ... Therefore, our possible position will be reduced to the following formula: who will take part in the section. Poland should not remain passive in this wonderful historical moment ... The main goal is to weaken and defeat Russia ”[emphasized by me. - Yu.R].
In January, 1939, in negotiations with his German counterpart, I. von Ribbentrop, the Polish Foreign Minister J. Beck drew the attention of the interlocutor to the fact that "Poland claims to be Soviet Ukraine and to access to the Black Sea."
In the end, Poland was also responsible for disrupting the creation of the military convention of the USSR, Great Britain and France in August 1939, categorically refusing to let the Red Army troops through its territory to the border with Germany, which could have prevented Nazi expansion to the East. Poland itself became the first victim of such a short-sighted policy.
And Finland? Having suffered a defeat in the “winter war”, she decided to take revenge by supporting Hitler in his aggression against the USSR. Hitler spoke about his northern ally in the already mentioned address to the German people 22. June 1941 spoke with underlined respect: “German divisions under the command of the Norwegian conquerors, in cooperation with the heroes of Finnish freedom, with their marshal [Mannerheim. - Yu.R.], defend their land ". From the “Descriptions of the combat operations of the German army groups against the Red Army (June 22 - December 1941)” compiled at the German General Staff of the Ground Forces, it follows that the Southeast Front, commanded by Mannerheim, launched an offensive from the southern and northern sides of Lake Ladoga. 22 June, Finnish troops landed on the Aland Islands, then, in cooperation with German units, took Vyborg, cleared the Karelian Isthmus from the Soviet troops, destroying several Red Army divisions, and then taking an active part in tightening the encirclement around Leningrad. What can I say, Hitler's ally in the North turned out to be reliable.
How do political successors of Pilsudski, Antonescu, Mannerheim behave today? Romania and Poland have already taken on their land US missile defense installations and are waiting for the NATO contingents. From their side, these processes are accompanied by constant anti-Russian attacks, which are favorably found in Washington and Brussels. Has anyone heard about the condemnation in the West of the words of the former President of Romania, Traian Basescu, that if he were in the place of the dictator Antonescu, he would have attacked the USSR in the same way? Today, Basescu is set aside, but the line of his successors is no better.
Apparently, Poland did not learn any lessons from history, if its Minister of Foreign Affairs Vitold Vashchikovsky allows himself to say on behalf of the whole of Europe that with its “aggressive policy” Russia is leading the European Union “to a headache”. The Polish elite escalates tensions on the borders with the Russian Federation, without heeding the sober judgments of their own intellectuals that "if war breaks out in this part of Europe, Poland will become the main victim."
Compatriots of Marshal Mannerheim succumbed to the same moods. In Finland, they are increasingly talking about the need to join the North Atlantic bloc. At least, the Finnish army is already participating in NATO military exercises. Thus, during the exercise "Baltops-2016", the landing of the landing force on the Hanko Peninsula was practiced.
Someone is hanging on the eve of 22 on June commemorative plaques in honor of Carl Gustav Mannerheim, this “worthy citizen of Russia” (according to the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation), as if not knowing that the former Tsarist general, despite his services to the Russian Empire, was marching campaign against such a continuation of historical Russia, which was the Soviet Union. But another imperial general, Denikin, “for some reason” chose a different path: when the Vlasov emissaries came to him with a proposal to join their struggle in the ranks of the German troops, Anton Ivanovich expressed deep regret that he could not become a Soviet general, then he well, "pour out the Germans." It was an act that 70-year-old Denikin put himself on a par with Gastello and Matrosov, Karbyshev and Zhukov - it was they who honored us, the heirs of the victors of Nazism. False idols we do not need.
With traces from Hitler-Goebbels plans, although sometimes covered with a veil of searching for "political dialogue" with Russia, let NATO members follow it. The Russians are obliged at all costs to prevent the recurrence of 22 on June 1941, which requires you to rely primarily on yourself, carefully tracking and warning the maneuvers of the newly-minted Hitlers, Piłsudskih, Mannerheims.