RIGHT THAT'S IT. THE GLOVES ARE OFF! FROM NOW ON, I'M JUST GOING
TO SAY WHAT I THINK!
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE HOLODOMOR GENOCIDE IN UKRAINE WHEN 14M DIED?
I never had. It wasn't until someone mentioned it a few posts ago, that I thought it would be interesting to have a shufty at.
What I found was astonishing. I don't want to bore those of you who don't find history fascinating, so I'll just give you some brief facts and a link. It happened in the Ukraine in 1932-33, when Stalin's Government wanted to bring the Ukrainian people into line. They had been forced into the USSR roughly 10 years before, but still sought some autonomy. Basically, Stalin systematically starved the peasants of the Ukraine by grabbing all their grain supplies and executing any that were found to have even a handful. Some estimates say up to 14 Million died. In the same year 1933, Stalin was dumping grain on the European market to pay for armaments and to obtain foreign currency.
I knew that many people died under Stalin, but I wasn't aware that this systematic GENOCIDE happened. Wondering why I hadn't heard of it, I remembered the Jews and of course, they have all the World's pity in the twentieth century for the Holocaust and no one else will be allowed to interfere with that.