US is rejoicing. Osama Bin Ladin has been killed. The President together with his staff watched the actual operation live on the TV. I am not sure they saw the actual killing but the scene where they all were watching was shown to us and that was grotesque. How can a person describe it? Forced happiness? Developed perception? Malicious satisfaction? One thing was clear though- it certainly did not look like an accomplishment to them. US is rejoicing and the media is howling. But those faces do not lie. They would prefer to be elsewhere.
We here are close to another anniversary though. It is the anniversary of the Victory over Hitler's Germany. The 66th anniversary of the Day of Capitulation. That day, May 9th for some strange reason is not recognized anywhere but in the country which won that war- Russia. They are preparing to celebrate. It is the day of their glory.
The vehement glorification of the Navy Seals team by the US media which went into Pakistan in two helicopters (one managed to get damaged in process) and apparently got into the compound Osama occupied ( I am not a good military but even one person with stinger could easily take them out; so I guess there were none) reminds me of another raid, the one that took place in July 1941, right after 170 German divisions and 30 divisions of their allies attacked Russia. That was a raid of the special Russian air force unit to bomb Berlin. Whoever had watched the movie Pearl Harbor will remember the mission of the US pilots to bomb Japan after the Japanese attack. Now, history records that the Japanese attack armada was at sea for two weeks before reaching the striking distance from Hawaii, so the US had plenty of time to intercept the impeding attack. In July 1941 Russia was already attacked and not by some group of planes but by 4mln soldiers. In a symbolic gesture of defiance the Russian Air Force chose the volunteers to fly six elite bombers and drop the bombs on Berlin without much of a chance of returning or survival. There was not enough fuel and they had very limited ammo. After the mission was accomplished some of the planes were shot down and one fell down in Finland and the pilots were captured by the Finns. Two returned home. There was no rejoicing. It was a routine job and they had a big war in front of them. I am not sure any of them survived.
Plutarch in his historical essays about Ancient Greece makes a note about the end of times for Sparta when Spartans began to celebrate their own victories even in small skirmishes. "That,' says he, "is the clear indicator of how weak Sparta had become because in the times of its glory Spartans considered victories as routine events.' Russia did not make hysterics of Stalingrad or Kursk victories. They saluted the glory of warriors and moved further on. Only on the final day, May 9th 1945 a spontaneous celebration burst out on the streets. People celebrated Peace. They deserved it. What do we deserve?
One of the most malicious, most abominable lies of our times is the current effort by a huge group of pundits to equalize communism and Nazism. On the Russian TV itself a showman asks two people, "Who was worse, Hitler or Stalin?' And those two ( both are Jewish ) answer, 'Stalin.' That turns the Russian victory in WWII into a cruel joke; two man-eaters were eating each other while their constituents stupidly died for them. All 27 million Russians and 10 million Germans were just sheep according to that theory while the great Western democracies were somewhere up in the city on the Hill, winning that war for them. That's how it is interpreted now. That's what the people know and when they now celebrate an assassination of ONE man far away they equate him to Hitler and Stalin at the same time. I heard that myself. And that is a lie.
Western democracies were the main pushers for Hitler to come to power and direct his military machine at the East. To lubricate that machine they sacrificed the lives of millions of people on their, western side, they let the Jewish population to be exterminated, they looked sideways in 1938 when Jews of Vienna were pulled out to the streets to clean them with toothbrushes, they left minorities and Roma people to be burned in gas chambers, they criminally surrendered territories to Hitler in 1936, 1938, 1940 and they deliberately and with malice let Russia bleed nearly to death in the most horrible confrontation with the super-powerful German army. Western so-called enlightened leaders behaved like cowards and malicious bastards in 1938 in Munich and further on in a "strange war'. During the whole period between 1941 and 1944 Russia alone had to practically eliminate the best and most powerful German forces up to the African Corps ( after their defeat at El- Alamein the remnants of the Rommel Corps was redirected to the Eastern Front), so that on the famed D- Day Germany had in France about 37 combat divisions, a minuscule force, about three times smaller than the invading Allies had at that time. Russia in its unbelievable feat fought for the lives of all of us and Communism, take it or leave it, was the only positive force which made it possible to prevail. The banners with the Hammer and a Sickle were in the hands of the BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH at that time, no matter what kind of a guy was sitting in the Kremlin. I wrote about that before and I repeat here: the level of goodness of the effort of the Russian people was so high, that in its biblical tide it picked even such a person like Stalin and made him a promoter of that goodness. To compare Hitler and Stalin now is not just abominable. It is evil. It is a sin against the Holy Spirit of Victory.