Secret History


How the Bolsheviks subverted the 1917 Russian revolution


The Kronstadt sailors, the best fighting force in early Bolshevik Russia's military, turned against Lenin once they saw he was just another politician with empty promises and rebelled in 1921. Trotsky's new Red Army wiped them out.
This is a 2-part documentary on the Russian Revolution. Part of the series is centered around the Kronstadt sailors who mutinied, which helped ignite the February 1917 revolution. Once the Bolsheviks like Lenin and Trotsky were shipped in, the anti-war movement for democratic change took on a completely direction and flavor, so that the October 1917 revolution - 'The Bolshevik Revolution' - saw the extension of the First World War, the devastation of once-prosperous Russia in the Russian Civil War, then creation of the totalitarian Soviet Union.

Part 1

Wall Street

Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution: Bankers and industrialists in the U.S., UK and Germany created, funded and maintained the Soviet Union

An excellent talk by Professor Antony Sutton, who taught economics at California State University, and was a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

In this talk, Prof. Sutton goes into his impeccable research on how a close-knit group of Western financiers and industrialists (centered around Morgan and Rockefeller in the US, and around Milner and the City financiers, in the UK) created and sustained Soviet Russia.

Particularly, he goes into how Wall Street/City of London financiers used their banking institutions and their industrial enterprises to help finance and sustain the Bolshevik Revolution. Build up Soviet industry during Lenin's Five-Year Plans, both through finance, technology/industrial transfers and technical assistance. Continue to build the Soviets throughout the entire Cold War, through the same kinds of deals. This included the Korea and the Vietnam eras, during which American troops were being killed by... Western-made Soviet equipment.


11,000-year-old settlement found under Baltic Sea

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A newly discovered underwater site was in fact some sort of a dump in which nomadic Swedes discarded objects.
Evidence of a Stone-Age settlement that may have been swallowed whole by the Baltic Sea has resurfaced near Sweden, revealing a collection of well preserved artifacts left by nomads some 11,000 years ago.

Dubbed by the local press "Sweden's Atlantis" after the fabled island which according to Greek philosopher Plato sank around 9600 B.C. in the Atlantic Ocean, the newly discovered site was in fact some sort of a dump in which nomadic Swedes discarded objects, according to a report by the Swedish daily The Local.

Buried 52 feet below the surface at Hanö, a sandy bay off the coast of Skane County in Sweden, the items include wood pieces, flint tools, animal horns, ropes, a harpoon carving made from an animal bone and the bones of an aurochs and an ancient cattle which became extinct in the early 1600s.


Strong winter swells expose rare petroglyphs in Hawaii

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Strong winter swells have washed away the sand from the lava rock along Oahu’s North Shore, exposing petroglyphs of dogs and human-like figures

Epic winter swells just off of Oahu, Hawaii, have churned up monster waves more than 7 meters high, sent seawater surging around the foundations of beachfront homes, and gnawed away at sandy cliffs along the island's North Shore.

They've also exposed rare petroglyphs that have not been seen in years.

The unusually strong seasonal surf has washed away layers of sand all along Pupukea Beach, just east of the big-surf mecca of Waimea, to reveal dozens of large glyphs carved into the bench of lava rock.

More than 70 carvings have been exposed, mostly depicting human-like figures and dogs, according to the Historic Hawaii Foundation, whose workers are documenting the images.

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The Jewish Role in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's Early Soviet Regime

Assessing the Grim Legacy of Soviet Communism

In the night of July 16-17, 1918, a squad of Bolshevik secret police murdered Russia's last emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, along with his wife, Tsaritsa Alexandra, their 14-year-old son, Tsarevich Alexis, and their four daughters. They were cut down in a hail of gunfire in a half-cellar room of the house in Ekaterinburg, a city in the Ural mountain region, where they were being held prisoner. The daughters were finished off with bayonets. To prevent a cult for the dead Tsar, the bodies were carted away to the countryside and hastily buried in a secret grave.

Bolshevik authorities at first reported that the Romanov emperor had been shot after the discovery of a plot to liberate him. For some time the deaths of the Empress and the children were kept secret. Soviet historians claimed for many years that local Bolsheviks had acted on their own in carrying out the killings, and that Lenin, founder of the Soviet state, had nothing to do with the crime.

In 1990, Moscow playwright and historian Edvard Radzinsky announced the result of his detailed investigation into the murders. He unearthed the reminiscences of Lenin's bodyguard, Alexei Akimov, who recounted how he personally delivered Lenin's execution order to the telegraph office. The telegram was also signed by Soviet government chief Yakov Sverdlov. Akimov had saved the original telegraph tape as a record of the secret order.1

Comment: See also: Solzhenitsyn - Banned all over again and Solzhenitsyn breaks last taboo of the Russian revolution: New book exposes the role of Jews in Soviet-era repression and genocide.


Was the Great Library at Alexandria destroyed by budget cuts and not fire?

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One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria. But the reality of the Library's end was actually a lot less pyrotechnic than that. A major cause of the Library's ruin was government budget cuts.

Alexandria was a Hellenistic city founded in Egypt by Alexander the Great's invading forces. Ptolomy II Soter, who ruled after Alexander, wanted to found a museum in the Greek style, based on Aristotle's Lyceum in Athens. He imagined that this place - called Ptolemaic Mouseion Academy - would attract great scholars from all over the world. No longer would Alexandria be a colonial backwater or just a nice vacation spot for rich Greeks. Instead, it would become a great city of wealth and learning.

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Jews ruined Russia in 1917 and 1991, says Russian politician


The Russian 'revolution' of 1991, like the Bolshevik 'revolution' in 1917, was a masterclass in creating new order by instigating chaos
A local politician from the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Jews of destroying Russia.

The accusation by Oleg Bolychev, a legislator from the ruling United Russia party at the regional parliament in Kaliningrad, was made in the parliament on February 6, according to the Regnum news agency, which reported on it on Thursday.

During a debate, Bolychev called his detractors "Jews, mired in opposition," adding: "You destroyed our country in 1917 and you destroyed our country in 1991."

The Russian Jewish Congress condemned the lawmaker, saying it was indignant over the statement and calling on authorities to investigate it.

Bolychev also came under fire from colleagues within the ruling party, some of whom called for him to be expelled.

"It is incredible that a public figure can make such extremist statements," lawmaker Alexander Khinshtein told the AFP news agency.

Bolychev has rejected accusations that his remarks were anti-Semitic and decried claims of extremism as "ravings and provocations."

"I was not talking about Jews but about the situation in the country. I was speaking about traitors who destroyed a great state twice," he said.

Comment: A couple of things here:

1.) Assuming this politician was 'blaming the Joos', then it's good that he was called out on it by his peers in Russia.

2.) His response suggests that his words were taken out of context. We can't know without hearing what he originally said. However, it's interesting that he makes a connection between 1917 and 1991. Russia was twice betrayed when revolutionary movements were subverted by external - and, more importantly, 'higher' - powers. Industrialists and bankers from Wall Street, London, Paris and Berlin were responsible in both cases, and not all of them were Jews, nor were they doing it 'at the behest of the Jews', but for their own geopolitical and greedy ambitions.


2500-year-old ancient Apollo statue discovered in Gaza Strip

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A life-size bronze statue of the ancient Greek deity Apollo, dating back to 2500 years ago, has been discovered by a local fisherman in Gaza seashore, Press TV has reported.

The fisherman Jawdat Ghorab, 26, from the central Gaza Strip found the relic among rocks on the seashore last August.

After hearing rumors of such as discovery for months, the police investigated and seized the artifact, weighing 450 kg (1000 pounds) and 1.7 meters (5.8 feet) in height.

"The statue, with its green patina, was unlikely to have come from beneath the waves," said the young Gaza archeologist Fadel Al Utol.

He has suggested to the Hamas government's tourism and antiquities ministry that a Franco-Palestinian team helps restore the Gaza Apollo and put it on display in a local museum.

The Gaza Strip is rich with antiquities from different civilizations, though, most of its artifacts were stolen during the forty years of Israeli occupation of the territory.

Experts say that the discovery of the Apollo statue shows how this blockaded coastal strip was once a multicultural crossroad for various civilizations.


Were the ancient Greeks and Romans colour blind?

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Did the ancients appreciate colour less than we do?
Homer left historians with the impression that the ancient Greeks and Romans had an underdeveloped appreciation of colour. The ancients, in fact, were a shade more sophisticated than that and understood colour in a completely different way to us, argues Mark Bradley.

People in ancient cultures saw colour in an altogether different way from you and me. The most famously perplexing description of colour in the ancient Mediterranean world is the 'wine-dark sea' in The Iliad and The Odyssey. Have you ever looked at the sea and thought that it was the colour of claret?

One of the first people to argue that the ancient Greeks had an under-developed colour sense was a 19th century British prime minister. As well as being a politician, William Gladstone was a classics scholar and in his spare time did a study of colour usage in early Greek literature.

According to Mark Bradley, Associate Professor of Ancient History at the University of Nottingham, Gladstone observed, quite rightly, that colour operated in a very different way in antiquity from what we are used to today. 'We have a great deal of difficulty in translating Homer's colour terms into modern western languages,' he says.

Gladstone noted that Homer actually uses very few colour terms, that black and white predominate, and that he uses the same colours to describe objects which look quite different.

'He believed that although Homer represented the origins of western literature and had very sophisticated ideas about characterisation and tragedy and plot and genre, that in fact his colour vocabulary was comparable to that of a contemporary infant of about three years old,' says Bradley.


New study reveals source of Stonehenge rocks

A cloud of mystery still hovers over Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone circle located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England. In addition to wide-ranging theories about the monument's true purpose (Druid temple? Ancient healing complex? Alien landing site?), archaeologists have long debated how it came to be built, given that the distinctive bluestones used in Stonehenge's construction are native to southwest Wales, some 100-150 miles away from Salisbury. Now, new research has pinpointed the exact location of many of the rocks that make up Stonehenge, bringing us one step closer to solving at least one mystery behind the world's most famous ancient monument.
According to the established wisdom for some 90 years, many of the smaller rocks making up Stonehenge come from the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In 1923, geologist Herbert Henry Thomas first identified an outcrop known as Carn Meini as the source of the spotted dolerite bluestones used to build Stonehenge. (The distinctive markings are the result of elements within the bluestones cooling at different rates after an underwater volcano ejected the stones some 450 million years ago.)

Thomas' theory was that around 5,000 years ago, during the Neolithic era, humans quarried approximately 80 bluestones (each weighing up to three tons) specifically for Stonehenge. They transported the stones to the site in Wiltshire by moving them south, down from the Preseli Hills, and loading them on rafts to carry them up the Bristol Channel. Other geologists, however, argued that humans had no role in transporting the stones at all. According to this competing school of thought, an Ice Age glacier carried the bluestones to the Wiltshire region some 20,000 years ago, and they were already available locally when Neolithic man began building Stonehenge.