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Peter Schaenk 8/11/08 Best of Peter Schaenk

August 12, 2008

BEST OF PETER SCHAENK

Peter interviews Mark Weber and discusses WW2.

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  1. Moranen on August 13th, 2008 9:51 am

    Peter and Mark Weber: thank you. In my opinion this is one of the most fascinating subjects of WW2; Stalin’s planned invasion of Europe in 1942 (and hastened plans in the late summer of 1941).
    Although you only dealt it shortly, but thanks. This writing deals with it in more detail.

    Finally we have an historian saying it out loud (on audio) as it is: Stalin planned his own invasion against Germany and Europe. Stalin first intended to use Hitler to shatter the military power of Europe, and use Hitler to pre-empt a possible alliance between the Western European powers, and instead to drive them into war against each others. Stalin planned to use Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy (territorial demands, etc.) to start a Second Imperialistic War (WW2). Stalin had in his mind to make the Western powers to exhaust each others, and then he would have launched his own invasion against the weakened Europe.

    The motivation for this were the plans of the communist leaders, from the beginning, to bring a world wide communist revolution to world. This is what they already tried quickly after WW1, after the Western powers had exhausted themselves, but failed. In peacetime this revolution was impossible, so WW2 was needed for this. Stalin also had his personal ambitions, of the Czars before him to extend the Russian empire to Atlantic.

    When signing the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact in 1939 – which meant that Soviet Union signaled green light to Germany to attack Poland by not getting into war against Germany – Stalin had actually deceived Hitler into a two front war against Western powers and Soviet Union (because Stalin knew in advance, unlike Hitler, that Britain and France had guaranteed Poland’s independence). Molotov-Ribbentrop pact also eliminated the buffer states between Germany and Soviet Union, so that the obstacles were cleared away from a surprise attack against Germany (and also ironically by Germany against Soviet Union in 6/22/1941).

    Stalin originally intended to start his offensive against Germany and Europe in summer 1942, after the Western powers had exhausted each other. However, things didn’t quite turn out to Stalin as they should have. Hitler defeated France and Britain, in European continent, way too quickly without any significant casualties. This forced Stalin to hasten his plans to late summer 1941. However, although this was a serious set back to Stalin, at least Hitler had eliminated Europe’s military might significantly: Now there was only Germany’s army standing between the Atlantic, instead of France, Britain and Germany.

    Many historians, such as Ernst Topitsch, have viewed Hitler’s policy as a gambler’s policy, who had not seen the big picture, the picture that Stalin saw. It was only during the Molotov’s visit to Berlin in November 1940, when Molotov demanded virtually the mastery of Europe for Soviet Union (South East Europe, Finland, key Islands and straights in Europe, which would have resulted in a situation where Germany would have been unable to defend herself against a Soviet attack). After these demands, Hitler saw Stalin’s plans, he realised what Stalin was up to (invasion of Europe), so Hitler quickly and hastely planned his own invasion against Soviet Union, the Barbarossa directive. Hitler realised that there could not be peace against Germany and Soviet Union, in the future. Europe would be dominated either by Germany or Soviet Union. According to Topitsch, at this point “The gambler [Hitler] had his last last card to play; the Whermacht”. In addition Topitsch thinks that had Hitler managed to ally himself with the Western powers, there would not have been WW2.

    In the spring of 1941 Stalin began huge troop deployments, arming his army for offensive, attack weapons supplies for offensive, maps for troops of the enemy territory, and NO defensive fortifications were built (no mine fields, no tank traps, no obstacles, no trenches, no bunkers nor any other defensive fortifications). All these developments convinced Hitler and the German high command, OKW, that Stalin was about to invade Europe. In fact it was the German High Command that infrormed Hitler that they interpreted Soviet Union’s actions as offensive preparations. In his speeches in 1939 and 1941 Stalin openly stated that “Red army was going to start an offensive to defend Soviet Union” and that “Red army is a modern army and that is an offensive army”.

    The true reason why Red Army lost so much during the first year of the German-Russian war (1941-45), was that she was prepared and equipped for offensive, not for defensive. No defensive plans were even made at all. All that Stalin was planning was a surprise attack against Europe and Hitler. This was the reason that the German army managed to destroy about 1200 aircraft during the first days of the war, that were massively packed into the airfields nearby the border; why thousands of tanks were immediately destroyed; and wht about a million Soviet troops were encircled, captured and destroyed during the first weeks of the war.

    Had Hitler not attacked in 6/22/1941, if he had delayed a month or more, Stalin would have attacked with over 5 million men, 23 000 tanks, about hundred thousand artillery and with about 15 000 aircraft; against only 3 500 000 German men, 3300 German tanks, 2800 German aircraft and about ten thousand artillery. With the surprise on her side, Soviet Union would have invaded entire Europe, within a year or two. Tens of thousands of Soviet paratroopers would have made surprise attacks against the Romanian oil fields in Ploesti (about half of the Germany’s oil), and to German air fields destroying many of the planes to the ground, and with overwhelming artillery barrages and air attacks, followed by tens of thousands of tanks and millions of men, + the attack on her side the Red Army would have quickly overwhelmed the Whermacht which had only the Western Poland to retreat to.

    (In addition Soviet Union had manufactured thousands of special tanks designed for the good European roads, which were capable of speed of 100 kilometers per hour, once the tanks got rid off their tracks -> after breakthroughs in German line of defence the tanks simply would have ‘driven through’ the retreating troops, making further defence almost impossible…)

    It was the Soviet Union that was planning to drive the world into “second imperialist war” (WW2), and then trying to stab the Western European countries in the back after they had destroyed each other. This is a documented fact. (Censored by the Jewish media.)

    Further reading:
    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v16/v16n6p22_Bishop.html
    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v17/v17n4p30_Michaels.html
    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v20/v20n6p59_Michaels.html

    Books:
    Viktor Suvorov, Icebreaker Who Started the Second World War? (1990)
    Dr. Ernst Topitsch, Stalin’s War (1987)
    Dr. Joachim Hoffmann, Stalin’s War of Extermination (2001)

    Much more available in German and Russian.

  2. Moranen on August 14th, 2008 11:24 am

    Peter and Mark Weber: thank you. In my opinion this is one of the most fascinating subjects of WW2; Stalin’s planned invasion of Europe in 1942 (and hastened plans in the late summer of 1941).
    Although you only dealt with it shortly, thanks. This writing deals with it in more detail.

    Finally we have an historian saying it out loud (on audio) as it is: Stalin planned his own invasion against Germany and Europe. Stalin first intended to use Hitler to shatter the military power of Europe, and use Hitler to pre-empt a possible alliance between the Western European powers, and instead to drive them into war against each other. Stalin planned to use Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy (territorial demands, etc.) to start a Second Imperialistic War (WW2). Stalin had in his mind to force the Western powers to exhaust themselves and then he would have launched his own invasion against the weakened Europe.

    The motivation for this were the plans of the communist leaders, from the beginning, to bring a world wide communist revolution to world. This is what they already tried quickly after WW1, after the Western powers had exhausted themselves, but failed. In peacetime this revolution was impossible, so WW2 was needed for this. Stalin also had his personal ambitions, of the Czars before him to extend the Russian empire to Atlantic.

    Further reading:
    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v16/v16n6p22_Bishop.html
    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v17/v17n4p30_Michaels.html
    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v20/v20n6p59_Michaels.html

    Books:
    Viktor Suvorov, Icebreaker Who Started the Second World War? (1990)
    Dr. Ernst Topitsch, Stalin’s War (1987)
    Dr. Joachim Hoffmann, Stalin’s War of Extermination (2001)

    Much more available in German and Russian.

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