[Homestead] History, the day you nearly died
tvoivozd at infionline.net
Wed Sep 1 13:27:48 EDT 2004
The average American knows no more of history than their dog or cat..
The know-nothingness extends to circumstances surrounding the death of
Stalin, the evil Beria, the Kabuki Dance between Kruschev and Kennedy.
Stalin, Part two
1953 found America militarily involved in South Korea fighting against
the communist North Korea government and Chinese communists.
The CIA was shipping military hardware to the French who were entrenched
in a fight in Viet Nam and Laos. The CIA had helped topple the
government of Iran and replaced it with Pahlevi Shah of Iran, who also
was a homicidal butcher. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president of the
United States. Ike as he was called had been the Supreme Allied
Commander during world war two.
America had a new fear on their hands the atomic bomb. If we had
achieved in creating a nuclear weapon, others could too. Hitler was
only about two years away from the bomb just before he stopped all work
on it earlier in the war. Russia had the bomb.
We also had a new enemy the Soviet Union. The original dispute came as
a result of the US snubbing the communist government just after the
revolution and the US having troops on native Russian soil during the
revolution. Now, that dispute became hatred for each other on both
America intervened in a number of countries and through assistance and
economic rewards actively worked to contain communism. The plan was to
surround Russia with US friendly countries.
The Marshall Plan pumped $12 billion into Western Europe to rebuild the
country and to create trading partners as an expansion of capitolism.
Stalin retaliated and blocked off east Germany, and more importantly,
west Berlin. The US was now forced to air lift suppiles over hostile
skies to keep the people of west Berlin fed.
The History guide says of Stalin, An entirely unscrupulous man, Stalin
consistently manipulated Communist imperialism for the greater glory of
Soviet Russia and the strengthening of his own person as autocrat. He
died, under somewhat mysterious circumstances, on March 5, 1953 .
Through the purges, the early mishandling of the war, the repressed
society and the fear of Stalin s secret police, the famines, and the
ethnic cleansing had created enemies for Stalin, even within his own
ranks. The lives of those in Stalin's own inner circle were measure one
hour at time and one never knew when Stalin would turn on them. Stalin
had taken the writings of Marx which were very liberal, and turned them
into his own brand of communism which was to the radical right he had
alienated those who brought the revolution.
Stalin s outright rape of the Ukraine did not go over very well with the
Ukrainians. Hatred for Stalin raged in every Ukrainian s heart.
Stalin was preparing the launch another purge in his aggressions against
the Russian people, but this time, he created the doctors plot as a
prelude to his new pogrom of internal genocide.
In his book THE 'DOCTORS' CASE , AND, THE DEATH OF STALIN by Bill Bland
of the UK writes and quoting from (Y. Rapoport: 'The Doctors' Plot:
Stalin's Last Crime': London; 1991; p. 77).
" . . . Lvdia Timashuk a rank-and-file doctor at the Kremlin Hospital .
. . . discovered intentional distortions in medical conclusions made by
major medical experts who served as consultants in the hospital. She
exposed their criminal designs and thus opened the eyes of security
bodies to the existence of the infamous conspiracy".
Bland goes on "One day Stalin called us to the Kremlin and read us a
letter from a woman doctor named Timashuk. She claimed that Zhdanov died
because the doctors on the case purportedly administered improper
treatment to him, treatment intended to lead to his death". (N. S.
Khrushchev: 'Khrushchev Remembers'; London; 1971; p. 283). The arrests
started and the trials began.
Nine doctors, to include Stalin s own personal physician were implicated
Professor M. S. Vovsi, therapeutist
Professor V.I. Vinogradov, therapeutist and Stalin s personal physician
Professor M.B. Kogan, therapeutist
Professor B.B. Kogan, therapeutist
Professor P. I. Yegorov, therapeutist
Professor A.I.Feldman, otolaryngologist
Professor Ya.G.Etinger, therapeutist
Professor Grinshtein, neuropathologist
G.I. Maiorov, therapeutist
Stalin now had even more enemies. The medical profession. The doctors
were charged with having murdered Andrey Zhadnov and Alelsandr
Scherbakov, and with attempting to murder Marshals Aleksandr Vasilevsky,
Leonid Covorov, and Ivan Konev, together with General Sergey Shtemenko
and Admiral Cordey Iavchenko.
Stalin increased 10 fold the numbers of those who would have preferred
to see the dictator dead when he unleashed the Georgia Plot. Stalin s
first victim was Vilian Zodelava and he was removed as leader of the
Georgian Young Communist League.
Next, prominent Georgian communists were accused of embezzling state
funds, stealing automobiles and plundering state property. (D. M. Lang:
'A Modern History of Georgia'; London; 1962; p. 261).
Stalin dispatched Beria to oversee the purges and to clean up "At that
time (spring 1952 - Ed.) it became known that Mr. Beria himself had gone
to Georgia to clean up a situation compounded of widespread graft and
other types of corruption. Later it became known that Premier Stalin
himself had had to intervene to order the purge in the Georgian
Communist Party". ('New York Times', 3 January 1953; p. 3).
Stalin turned on those who had supported him and were appointed to their
positions via his own request.
The next victim of Stalin s madness was Lieutenant-General Nikolay
Vlasik. Vlasik had been Stalin s friend and his personal secretary for
25 years. He has apply been noted as being Stalin's closest confidant up
till 1952, and Stalin's chief of personal security.
Stalin claimed to have uncovered a leak of information to outsiders and
Vlasik was the chief suspect.
Even Khrushchev was implicated by Stalin himself. Khrushchev was able
to convince Stalin that he was not responsible for any leak and Vlasik
was picked up near the Kremlin gates and put into the Lubyanka - two
weeks later he died inside the dreaded prison of an undisclosed
'illness'. The undisclosed illness was probably lead poisoning from to
a bullet to the back on the head.
The charges of disloyalty leveled at Vlasik were completely false.
Stalin also wanted war with the United States Russia was bankrupt, it
did not have the logistics to physically attack the US. Russia did have
long ranger bombers and nuclear weapons.
Stalin had created a plan to expel all Jews from Russia and provoke a
reaction from the United States. He wanted to goad the US into a
The thought of another world war was frightening enough let alone one
fought with atomic bombs. There were those who probably wanted to
prevent this at all costs. More reasons to get Stalin out of the
picture once and for all.
There were also soviet moderates who wanted a return to the ideology of
Marx. Stalin had gone too far, too brutally, and too far away from the
intention of the revolution. Stalin had to go.
Stalin's personal bodyguards, Okhrana No. 1, had been reduced to only a
small group of military members. The new group had no experience or
training as security forces or as body guards and this must have fanned
Stalin s psychosis even more and driving him deeper into his paranoid
Major General Petr Kosynkin, the deputy Commander of the Kremlin Guard,
died of a heart attack according to the Kremlin, but Kosynkin had been
in the best of health only just before according to his physical.
Stalin s trusted commander and shield was dead.
Stalin was virtually alone and unprotected.
At the end of World War Two, General Patton told Eisenhower, who was the
Supreme Allied Commander; America should now turn on Russia because
Patton had a gut level feeling that America was going to have trouble
with Stalin. Eisenhower fired Patton for the remark. Eisenhower was now
the president of the US, and one wonders if he wasn t regretting not
heading Patton s warning.
One can see the case building to warrant suspicions of an assassination
theory behind Stalin s death there were those who had the cause and
means to do so. Stalin s insanity had made him a complete liability to
Russia. Stalin s assassination of Trotskey was seen by moderates as
the final blow to the original goals of the revolution. Under Stalin,
Russia had become a nation imploding in upon itself through mass
executions, deportations, and terror. Even associating with Stalin, one
took their life into their own hands. Stalin had taken Russia and the
revolution turned it upside down until Russia became one large
On the night 28 February 1953, Stalin and his closest associates had
been drinking and watching a movie at the Kremlin. When their evening
broke up, Stalin returned to his dacha and he told his body guards he
wanted to be left alone, and they went off to their quarters to sleep
very unlike Stalin.
Testimony by Pyotr Lozgachev, one of Stalin s bodyguards, states that
the guards had started getting very concerned because Stalin had not
come out of his room the next morning. At 18.30 a light came on in
Stalin's rooms so the guards relaxed a bit, but by 22:00 they became
very nervous and went into Stalin s room.
Lozgachev was the first person to enter the room and there was a very
By Lozgachev s account "I hurried up to him and said 'Comrade Stalin,
what's wrong?' He'd, you know, wet himself while he was lying there. He
made some incoherent noise, like "Dz dz". His pocketwatch and copy of
Pravda were lying on the floor. The watch showed 6.30. That's when it
must have happened to him."
Edvard Radzinski maintains that the delay of Stalin s body guards,
during 1 March, to check on the soviet dictator was by design. Mr.
Radzinsk believes that Stalin was injected with poison by Khrustalev,
under the orders of his master, KGB chief Lavrenty Beria.
This scenario is highly unlikely and I would disagree with it. Beria
would have never trusted something of this magnitude to be handled by a
common soldier. Stalin s bodyguard s tenuous grip on life was directly
relevant to Stalin being alive. They would have blown the plot wide open.
Stalin s guards were supposed to have called Stalin s inner circle Beria
and Khrushchev, immediately upon seeing an incapacitated Stalin. However
another theory claims that only Beria was summoned and he took charge of
the entire situation. Beria was supposed to have delayed in calling the
Kremlin doctors until the next morning in hopes that the stroke would
have reached fatal level.
H. Salisbury: 'Stalin's Russia and After'; London; 1952, states in his
book "And what of Stalin himself? In the pink of condition. In the best
of spirits. That was the word of three foreigners who saw him in
February - Bravo, the Argentine Amassador; Menon, the Indian, and Dr.
Kitchlu, an Indian active in the peace movement".
Khrushchev s narrative says that the doctors arrived at about 0500, 2 March.
J. Lewis & P. Whitehead: 'Stalin: A Time for Judgement'; London; 1990
asserts "There is a mystery about what had happened to Stalin, His
guards had become alarmed when he had not asked for his evening snack at
11 p.m. . . . The security men picked him up and put him on a sofa, but
doctors were not summoned until the morning. Stalin lay helpless and
untreated for the better part of a day, making recuperative treatment
much harder. .
Why did the Party leaders prolong the delay? Some historians see
evidence of premeditated murder. Abdurakhman Avtorhanov sees the cause
in Stalin's visible preparation of a purge to rival those of the thirties".
D. Volkogonov wrote "Physicians were finally brought in to the comatose
leader after a twelve- or fourteen hour interval".
H. Salisbury: adds more to the conspiracy theory "What a strange quirk
of fate, I thought, that Stalin should lie dying just a few weeks after
the Kremlin's own doctors had been accused of plotting precisely such a
death. A very strange and curious quirk of fate.
But was it just a quirk? . . . Was it possible that these powerful and
able Soviet leaders, together with their colleagues in the Army, had
stood idly by and taken no steps to halt the creeping terror that was
certain to destroy almost all of them. . . .
While murder cannot be proved, there was no question that motive for
murder existed. . . . For . . . if Stalin were dying a natural death. it
was the luckiest thing that had ever happened to the men who stood
closest to him".
Stalin s autopsy report validates that he had suffered a stroke,
lingered for several days, and finally succumbed after the part of the
brain that controls involuntary actions (such as breathing, heart
function, etc.) became so damaged it shut down. There is no question
about that. No poison was found in his system and we can rule unnatural
A stroke does have symptoms that may suddenly appear this would explain
why Stalin was seen in excellent health only a month before. One of the
lesser symptoms of an impending stroke is sudden nausea, fever and
vomiting. Stalin could have been experiencing these symptoms when he
told his body guards to leave him alone thinking he had contracted the flu.
The question is the delay in seeking medical treatment which is
evident. The delay in seeking treatment was by design. To save Russia
from complete and utter destruction, either through Stalin s pending
purge which would have surpassed the purges of the 1930 s, or a nuclear
war initiated by Stalin, he had to be stopped by those who loved Russia.
A conversation between Nikolay Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev, that
Khrushchev wrote about in his memoirs is supposed to have been:
Khrushchev 'Stalin's not going to pull through. . . . You know what
posts Beria will take for himself?'
Bulganin 'Which one?'
Khrushchev 'He will try and make himself Minister of State Security. No
matter what happens, we can't let him do this. If he becomes Minister of
State Security it will be the beginning of the end for us'.
Khrushchev Bulganin said he agreed with me".
Beria had every thing to gain by Stalin s death the post would have
given Beria absolute power to start the killings all over again, and
Beria loved nothing better than killing.
Marshall Zhukov arrested Beria, and Beria was brought into detention.
Finally on July of 1953, the official announcement came . that Mr.
Lavrenty Beria, First Vice-Chairman and Minister of Internal Affairs,
had been expelled from the Communist Party and removed from his
Ministerial posts as an 'enemy of the people"'.
Beria made sure that when he fell, others fell too, Beria betrayed:
Vladimir Dekanozov, recently Georgian Minister of Internal Affairs
Sergey Goglidze, former Georgian People's Commissar of Internal Affairs,
and recently an official of the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bogdan Kobulov, former Georgian Deputy Commissar of Internal Affairs
Vsevolod Merkulov, former USSR Minister of State Security, recently USSR
Minister of State Control
Pavel Meshik, formerly an official of the USSR Ministry of Internal
Affairs, recently Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs
Lev Vlodzimirsky, former Head of the Section of the USSR Ministry of
Internal Affairs for Investigating Specially Important Cases.
Marshal Ivan Konev was appointed as the judge for the trial of the
enemies of the state and Roman Rudenko was appointed as prosecution.
All the defendants were found guilty and sentenced to death by shooting,
the sentence being carried out on 23 December 1953.
The old guard of Stalin was gone and Khrushchev was now in control of
Khrushchev s career was terminated just after the Cuban missile crisis.
The US had long range Jupiter Missiles in Turkey capable of delivering
nuclear weapons. Cuba was seething at the snub by the US government and
had turned to the Soviet Union for assistance, and with that assistance
came the delivery of long range ballistic missiles.
Russia and the United States had missiles pointed directly at each
others soft under bellies. President Kennedy launched a navel blockade
around Cuba and was prepared to take hostile action should anymore
Soviet ships try to enter Cuban waters.
American submarines and war ships were fully armed and patrolling the
waters around Cube with a single directive shoot to kill upon Kennedy s
The Soviet Union and the United States were within inches of nuclear
war. Tensions became unbearable and the air of the world hung heavy
with people on both sides of the ocean trembling with raw fear.
The US military was brought to the highest state of alert and were fully
prepared to take out Cuba and Soviet Russia.
Through quiet diplomatic channels, the US agreed to obsolete the Jupiter
missiles and not replace them if the Soviet Union withdrew their
missiles from Cuba. The negotiations were held at the highest level of
government and the onus was now on the Soviet Union to accept the
compromise or face doomsday.
Khrushchev agreed to the terms and the Russian ships turned back towards
The Russian people never knew about all the factors involved and they
saw Khrushchev as a weakling. The Soviet Military was furious that
Khrushchev had not seized the initiative. All of which is very much not
the case it was Khrushchev who actually deescalated the crisis when he
accepted the deal.
The American people were told that President Kennedy had backed the
Soviet Union down. We were never told the truth.
We were both lied to.
America was ready for war, make no mistake about it; the Soviet Union we
grew to know under Stalin had made us very nervous about anything that
said Russia. We were fully prepared to raze the Soviet Union with a
fireball of incineration because of Stalin s threats and his own actions
as a despotic dictator who defied all logic and reasoning. Stalin was
unpredictable and that makes people very nervous. We only knew that
Stalin was a mad man who out did Hitler in terms of a homicidal
totalitarian leadership the man who would be king.
Khrushchev cannot be judged too harshly. Inspite of his antics, taking
his shoe off at the UN and pounding on his desk, to the rather abrupt
comments him and Nixon exchanged, Nikita Khrushchev saved Russia and
America from a smoldering demise on a scale mankind has never, and
hopefully, will never see.
Khrushchev did more for Russia in those 10 days of the crisis than
anyone can ever imagine.
Through Khrushchev, cooler heads now worked through the reins of
government the hot line between Russia and the United States is in part
a contribution of Khrushchev.
At the Twentieth Party Congress in February 1956, just after the
successful test of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, Khrushchev formally broke
with Stalin's revolutionary tenet that a new world war was inevitable.
"Either peaceful coexistence or the most destructive war in history," he
declared, "there is no third way."
If Khrushchev was involved in the delay of medical treatment that caused
the death of Stalin, his actions turned out to be the best for Russia
and the United States. To that end, Khrushchev, should be thanked
because neither of us would be alive today.
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