To this day, Russian and foreign historians are unsure of the full number of Lenin and Stalin’s victims. Estimates range from 20-40 million total deaths from 1922 to 1953 – and this awesome figure does not include deaths in World War II.
Stalin committed his worst crimes well before Hitler’s major atrocities got under way. His concentration camps were opened and filled with inmates by the early 1930’s.
We have forgotten that Germany alone did not spark World War II, as most people believe. Germany and the USSR jointly invaded Poland in 1939; Stalin then attacked neutral Finland. Two years later, Britain and the USSR invaded neutral Iran, and an aggression as lawless and brazen as the joint German-Soviet invasion of Poland. History indeed remains the propaganda of the victors.
If we keep hectoring Germany and Japan to admit guilt for events of the 1940’s, is it not time the United States, Britain, and Canada admit their own culpability in allying themselves to Stalin, a monster who killed over four times the number of Hitler’s victims?
After all, Stalin’s concentration camps were up and running a decade ahead of Germany’s. The murder of millions of Ukrainians and White Russians took place before the world’s gaze, 6-7 years before World War II.
The foolish Roosevelt, who hailed Stalin as `Uncle Joe,’ and the cannier Churchill both knew they were allied to the biggest mass murderer since Genghis Khan. They used a larger devil to fight a smaller, less dangerous one – then paid his price by handing over half of Europe to Moscow. Remember this when today’s warmongers wax poetic about the glories of World War II - and call for WWIII.