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Pompeo Captures ‘Captive Nations’ Against Russia

May 9, 2020 (EIRNS)—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rounded up the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia for a joint statement, dated May 7, which marked the end of World War II not as the defeat of fascism, but rather as the beginning of 50 years of Communist oppression of Eastern Europe. “While May 1945 brought the end of the Second World War in Europe, it did not bring freedom to all of Europe,” the statement said, in a replay of the “Captive Nations” rhetoric of the Cold War. “The central and eastern part of the continent remained under the rule of communist regimes for almost 50 years. The Baltic States were illegally occupied and annexed and the iron grip over the other captive nations was enforced by the Soviet Union using overwhelming military force, repression, and ideological control.”

“Today, we are working together toward a strong and free Europe, where human rights, democracy and the rule of law prevail,” the statement continues.

“The future should be based on the facts of history and justice for the victims of totalitarian regimes. We are ready for dialogue with all those interested in pursuing these principles. Manipulating the historical events that led to the Second World War and to the division of Europe in the aftermath of the war constitutes a regrettable effort to falsify history.”

This flies in the face of the western war party trying to falsify history by holding Russian and Germany equally responsible for starting the war.

“We would like to remind all members of the international community,” the State Department statement continues, “that lasting international security, stability and peace requires genuine and continuous adherence to international law and norms, including the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states.”

The statement concludes in a veiled reference to alleged Russian aggression: “By learning the cruel lessons of the Second World War, we call on the international community to join us in firmly rejecting the concept of spheres of influence and insisting on equality of all sovereign nations.”

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