[ RadSafe ] RE: Terror in the US & world at large
Raymond A Hoover
ray2hoover at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 5 18:20:52 CST 2007
Actually, Roosevelt had a number of Soviet agents on his staff (the U.S. didn't know it at the time of course). In point of fact Rossevelt's chief adviser at the Malta conference was a Soviet agent. Stalin knew more about the Manhatten Project than Truman did when he took over from Roosevelt.
Let me also point out that the Soviets and the Nazis (bet you didn't know that Nazi is an acronym for National Socialst, i.e. the Nazis were socialists) had more than one agreement during the inter war period. The Soviets provided training areas for the German army in exchange for advanced training, the Ribbentrop-Molotov agreement that partitioned Poland are two examples).
While it is true that Stalin was constantly asking for a second front, the West hadn't abandoned him. The U.S. provided a great deal of assistance the Soviets that allowed them to continue fighting. As one example when I was in Kiev I toured a War Museum. In one corner of the museum there sat a DC-3. The sign on the walkway said it was a Soviet plane. It was either a copy of some of the U.S. support. The U.S. gave the Soviets lots of infrastructure support (vehicles, food, medicine, etc). most of which was never aknowledged by the Soviets.
None of this is related to adiation stuff of course.
John Jacobus <crispy_bird at yahoo.com> wrote:
I don't think there was any "love affair" between FDR
and Stalin. After WWI there was a powerful
isolationist movement in this country. Our entry into
WWII was delayed by the "America First" movement, a
member of which was the American hero Charles
Also, there was fear of the rise Communism. And who
better to fight the Communist that the Facists?
Even before the US entered the European front, we had
arrangements with Britain, e.g., Lend-Lease policy.
At the outset of our involvement, Stalin pushed for a
second front. Instead the US and Britain push through
North Africa, into the Mediterranian. Basically, the
Soviet Union breed the Nazis with their own soldiers
and citizens until we finally invaded Normandy.
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