Date registered: Jun 2006
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Not only that, if you google that assertion, its thin as gruel as well. The guy is sourcing this from some moronic website to begin with, and that particular article seems to be one of the few places it is even found. When you search it out, you find that same article plastered over rightwing sites. If you look at anything journalistic or scholarly on the subject, this incident isn't even mentioned - I found it mentioned in one spot, which disputed whether it even had anything to do with the so-called "Werwolves", and was actually a personnel grudge of some sort. The only verifiable incident ever tied to these guys was the assasination of the mayor of some town, which happened right at the very end of the war. In East Germany, the entire file system of the East German Secret Police and massive amounts of Soviet archives have become public, and there is no mention of these fellows here either, probably because all the people held in concentration camps and prisons could easily identify these guys, and because any SS man who could had fled to American lines because the Soviets and the Poles simply hung them on the spot. It's pretty difficult to melt into the local populace when you've spent your career as part of an organization whose main purpose was murdering 10 million people.
So what do we have in the end? This is typical rightwing misinformation. It is a lie given credence because Rice and Rumsfeld utter it. It's purpose is to cause people to conclude that this Iraq situation is typical, and something we handled before. It was all part of an earlier strategy to cast the insurgents as "dead enders", who will suffer the same fate as the SS. Morons, which is who this stuff is aimed at, ate it up. Anyone with even a passing familiarity with 20th Century history knew it was bullshit. Ask yourself, why is a Stanford Phd like Rice passing this story out? Why? Because the neo-cons lie all the time, and her and her ilk like Rumsfeld understand Soviet-style misinformation techniques, which is what they have been using on the American people since they gained office. This is just another example of hundreds of these type of lies.
The poster's other assertion of little pro-Soviet Russia lovers running around the place is simply absurd. After the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1937, support of Stalinistic communism in the American intelligentsia evaporated. While there were plenty of college professors who described themselves as "Marxist", the idea that they were running some kind of organized pro-Soviet campaign in the US during the Cold War is simply preposterous. J. Edgar Hoover would have hung them up by the balls one way or another Ignorance is strength, baby.
Last edited by DriveByPoster; 06-16-2006 at 07:52 AM.