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Apr
27
2014

The Precedent of the Spanish-American War

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By Richard A. Widmann-

Sinking of the Maine used to incite war hysteria

Sinking of the Maine used to incite war hysteria

April 25th marked the anniversary of the Spanish-American War. While barely a notice appeared in the American media, the Spanish-American War of 1898 was instrumental in transforming the United States into an empire. It also established a precedent for the subsequent conflicts of the 20th Century in that the media played a major role in disseminating propaganda intended to rouse public support for war.

In early 1898 President McKinley sent the USS Maine to Havana to protect American interests during the long-standing revolt of the Cubans against the Spanish government. On the evening of 15 February, a mysterious explosion suddenly blew up the Maine. Nearly three-quarters of the battleship’s crew died as a result of the explosion. The immediate assumption was that the sinking of the Maine and the deaths of 260 sailors was the result of Spanish treachery.

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Apr
19
2014

ADL Outs another False-Flag Attack

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By Jett Rucker-

Letter distributed to Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine, April 2014

Abe Foxman, venerable head of the Anti-Defamation League, hasn’t exposed many false-flag attacks during his long career, but a peculiar echo of the Holocaust in eastern Ukraine has drawn just such a reaction from him.

It’s Byzantine. As this article details, Jews exiting a synagogue in Donetsk this Pesach just past were handed an ominous letter apparently from the local Russia-favoring militia instructing them to register with the local government as Jews (no report of anyone attempting to do so has surfaced as yet).

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Apr
18
2014

Dr. Henri Roques has died

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By Richard A. Widmann-

Henri Roques (1920-2014)

On 16 March 2014, Dr. Henri Roques died.  Roques, who was 93 at the time of his death, had spent a week in the hospital having been admitted for a double pulmonary embolism.

Roques was born in Lyon on 10 November 1920. A revisionist pioneer, he became interested in revisionism in 1955, when he discovered Le Mensonge d’Ulysse (The Lie of Ulysses) by Paul Rassinier. Roques began to correspond with Rassinier and remained friends with him until his death in 1967.

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Apr
13
2014

Remembering the Russian Crime at Katyn

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By Richard A. Widmann-

RIAN archive 897469 Handover of Katyn forest massacre materials to Poland

This week, Russian lawmakers passed a bill that would make Holocaust revisionism illegal.  The bill introduces criminal charges for “denying facts” established by the Nuremberg tribunal regarding the crimes of the Axis powers, as well as “disseminating false information about Soviet actions” during the war.  Punishment for such violations would range from a fine of 300,000 rubles ($9,230) and up to five years imprisonment.

While time is expected to reduce the emotions surrounding war, the Second World War is an exception.  The myths of the past are being canonized not only into popular expression but into law itself.  The Soviet Union’s atrocities during this period rarely fall under scrutiny.

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Apr
05
2014

The Passing of Joseph Bellinger

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By Richard A. Widmann-

Source: CODOH.com

Joseph P. Bellinger (1949-2013)

In the middle of March, I was informed of the passing of Joseph P. Bellinger. The old adage “bad news travels fast” proved to be inaccurate. Bellinger, who was born on 13 September 1949 had passed away on 20 October 2013 after a long battle with throat cancer.

While Joe may be best remembered as the author of Himmlers Tod. Freitod oder Mord? Die letzten Tage des Reichsführers-SS, I remember him as a friend.  A true book enthusiast and collector of historical volumes, Joe was instrumental in obtaining a nearly complete set of David McCalden’s Revisionist Newsletter for me. Joe was also very enthusiastic about the idea that resulted in Inconvenient History. From 2009 through 2013 he served as a member of our Editorial Advisory Board.

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