By Mike Walsh, June 18, 2016
Very few people know detail of Joseph Stalin’s notorious Torch-Man Order. As a consequence people little realise that images depicting German atrocities are falsified. Filmed atrocities were the responsibility not of the Reich, but of England and America’s Soviet allies. There can be no excuse for using images of one’s own crimes to stigmatise one’s enemy. To do so to justify war is a war crime. The banality of evil is that the Torch-Man Order is censored in the West and disguised behind the bland index Order Number #0428.
The detail of this disreputable Order is confirmed as accurate by the Russian government. Stalin’s Order #0428 authorised November 17, 1941, instructed Bolshevik irregulars to destroy everything within 40 to 60 kilometres of the rapidly advancing German forces.
Stalin’s burnt earth policy was not what is claimed to be a strategy of depriving the Axis armies of sustenance. Stalin realised that communities terrorised by the Bolsheviks over twenty-five years welcomed the invading Reich armies as liberators. Churchill’s ally also knew that upon liberation entire Central European communities would assist the German occupiers. In Stalin’s eyes the peasantry were already collaborators.
The Order’s purpose was to indiscriminately slaughter communities before their being caught up in the German advance. The Order gave specific instruction that trained irregulars, wearing uniforms of captured and killed German troops, would indiscriminately kill peasants on an industrial scale. Especially sought for this purpose were uniforms of the Waffen SS.
Western media claims such suggestion is Nazi propaganda. This begs three questions:
1) The Reich controlled Europe between Moscow, Finland and the Black Sea. Why were these atrocities carried out only on Soviet territories before their being occupied by the Reich?
2) Why would any army film and widely distribute images of atrocities that would reflect badly on them and later indict them on war crime charges?
3) Where is the logic in an advancing army destroying its means of sustenance and support as it advances? These are questions of logic that simply cannot be answered in a way that would support victors’ spin. For such reasons open debate by Western media is off-limits.
In fact the German policy was precisely the opposite to that of Britain and America’s ally. The function of the Reich’s Ostacker Program (Eastern Fields Program) was to restore the lands and return rural property to the peoples of the regions occupied by the German forces: (Archive Series 429, roller 461, General Use Division, Foreign Units East li H 3/70 Fri 6,439,568th Filed: National Archives Washington).
The Torch-Man order signed by Stalin was released by the Russian government. The Order specifically carries instruction that it was ‘important to leave a few survivors who would report the supposed German terror attacks’. This strategy was confirmed by Axis troops who, having taken into captivity partisans wearing Reich uniforms, conceded their reason for doing so.
Order Number #0428 is quite specific and uncontested:
All settlements, in which German troops are found, up to a depth of 40 60km from the main lines of battle, are to be destroyed and set on fire; so too all such situated 20-30km from the roads. For the total destruction of the settled areas the Soviet Air Force will be made available. Artillery and rocket launchers will be used extensively, as well as intelligence units’ skiers and Partisan divisions equipped with bottles with flammable liquid. These hunting expeditions in their activities of destruction are to be dressed to the greatest extent in German soldier’s uniforms and uniforms of the Waffen SS looted from the German Army.
This will ignite hatred toward all fascist occupiers and make the conscription of partisans from the outlying areas of fascist territories easier. It is important to have survivors who will tell about German atrocities. For this purpose every regiment is to form hunter units of about 20-30 men strong with the task to detonate and incinerate the villages.
We have to select brave fighters for this action of destruction of settled areas. These men will be especially recommended to receive bravery awards when working in German uniforms behind enemy lines and destroying those settlement outposts. Among the population spread the rumour the Germans are burning the villages in order to punish the partisans.
The images distributed by the Soviets and their American and British allies depict graveside images of captives being shot in the back of the head. This method of execution was exclusively a Soviet CHEKA / NKVD method of mass killings. The forces of the Reich used conventional means to dispose of those marked for execution and did so within the constraints of international law.
Cui Bono (the legal term for ‘who benefits?): Again, logic suggests that only the Soviets would benefit from carrying out, photographing, filming and distributing images of these atrocities. The intention was to create an anti-Reich psychosis and encourage partisan recruitment. The strategy was also useful in providing the Soviets Western allies with propaganda that would assist their war against the Workers Reich. In other words these crimes are solely and exclusively the responsibility not of Hitler’s Germany but of the Soviet Union, England and the United States.
Click on the file to see a short presentation of The Fuhrers Proclamation
A senior employee at Bank of America Merrill Lynch says the eurozone currency bloc has been gradually falling apart ever since it was formed almost 20 years ago (stock photo)
By James Salmon
The eurozone is likely to break up no matter how hard France and Germany try to save it, one of the world’s biggest investment banks is warning.
A senior employee at Bank of America Merrill Lynch says the single currency bloc has been gradually falling apart ever since it was formed almost 20 years ago.
Although several countries including Greece and Portugal received emergency bailouts during the financial crisis, richer countries like Germany have failed to redistribute wealth on a permanent basis to poorer countries in the eurozone.
London-based Athanasios Vamvakidis, who worked for the International Monetary Fund for 13 years before joining the US bank, said this has driven members apart and increased inequality.
Although that changed briefly during the global financial crisis, he said ‘divergence seems to be the norm since the eurozone was formed’.
Describing that as a ‘red flag for the sustainability of the eurozone’, he warned poorer countries may decide to break away from the bloc as they fall further into debt.
He said: ‘Wouldn’t such countries want to have their own monetary policy at some point? Wouldn’t populism find the common currency to be an easy target – which is already happening in some countries?’
He added: ‘Without growth, debt could prove unsustainable in some countries and populism against the eurozone could find support in some cases, leading to exit of a country left behind.
Emmanuel Macron (pictured), France’s pro-Brussels president, has proposed sweeping reforms to safeguard the single currency bloc, including introducing a new common budget
‘The probability that a country, at the core or the periphery, may decide to leave under a populist leadership at some point in the future is not low, in our view.’
Emmanuel Macron, France’s pro-Brussels president, has proposed sweeping reforms to safeguard the single currency bloc, including introducing a new common budget.
Germany, which would have to finance a disproportionate amount of the extra spending, has reacted cautiously to the proposals.
But Mr Vamvakidis said a wealthier country may also decide to quit because transferring wealth to poorer countries may not be ‘politically feasible’.
He added that ‘even in an ideal scenario’, in which these reforms were introduced, the ‘eurozone could still be at risk if the lack of convergence continues’.
The prognosis echoes that of former Bank of England governor Lord Mervyn King who said the ‘one-size-fits-all currency’ was doomed.
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