March 19, 2012
Radio Station Gleiwitz with transmission towers still in place. On right, SS Sturmbannfuehrer Alfred Naujocks
On August 31, 1939, Nazis impersonating Polish terrorists attacked the Gleiwitz radio station on the border between the two countries, starting WW II. So goes the story that we hear regularly in mainstream and alternative news and talk. But the story is indefensible when examined more closely. Carolyn Yeager reveals that it is just another fabricated account, made-to-order for the Nuremberg Military Tribunal whose main objective was to find Germany guilty of being the sole aggressor in World War II—a decision made long before the trial opened. Highlights include:
- Robert Jackson admitted that a “fair trial” would not give the U.S. and Roosevelt the outcome they wanted;
- Almost all accounts are repeats of one written for the Allies by the mysterious H.S. Hegner;
- There are some differences between it and the affidavit signed by Alfred Naujocks for the Nuremberg prosecutors;
- Naujocks was in U.S. Military custody from Oct. 1944 to May 1945, when he was released;
- The Gleiwitz incident was just one of 21 cross-border raids on the night of August 31 by Polish irregulars;
- The National Socialists did not make use of the incident in their propaganda, which is what “false flags” are for.
Carolyn reads from The Fire: The Bombing of Germany 1940-1945 in the first half hour. A hailstorm interrupts Carolyn’s broadcasting for about four minutes, after which caller Hadding from Florida joins the program until the end.