Report: U.S. Buried Knowledge of Katyn Massacre During World War II

New declassified intelligence files show that the United States government lied about its knowledge of the Katyn massacre of Polish officers and intellectuals by Russia. The new evidence includes the disclosure that the Roosevelt Administration received highly credible coded messages from U.S. officers who were American POWs during the war but suppressed the information to preserve relations with Stalin. Our government has long been accused of denying such knowledge of the war crime committed by our then ally despite an investigation by Congress in the 1950s establishing that it was the Russians not the Germans who killed the Poles.


In 2010, the Russian Duma recognized responsibility for the war crime in the killing of over 22,000 Polish officers and other prisoners in the Katyn forest and other locations in 1940.

The new information came from American POWs who were taken to the site in 1943 where they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest on the western edge of Russia. The degree of decay made it unlikely that they were shot by the Germans. Moreover, their clean pressed uniforms showed that they had not been in captivity as POWs.

The Russians wanted to get rid of the polish intellectual and military leaders to take over Poland after the war. The prisoners were shot in the back of the head. Russia long denied responsibility until only recently with the Duma statement.

The intelligence came from American officers — Capt. Donald B. Stewart and Lt. Col. John H. Van Vliet Jr. — who were taken in May 1943 by the Germans to the forest after it was captured from the Russians. They found rows and rows of mummified remains. While these officers hated the Germans, they found the evidence to be undebatable and clear. Both send coded messages while still in captivity to army intelligence but the Administration buried the intelligence.

The chilling conclusion is that we knew about the war crime, buried the evidence, and then sat with Russian judges (right) on the Nuremberg Tribunal convicting others of some of the very same war crimes committed by Russia. All of this was done to keep Stalin from being insulted and causing tension in the alliance in the fight against tyranny. Not our proudest moment to be sure.

Source: Stripes

53 thoughts on “Report: U.S. Buried Knowledge of Katyn Massacre During World War II”

  1. I wish we could re-name this thread to “Do a real 9/11 investigation, with all facts on the table in public view!”.

    For those interested in 9/11 here’s the co-writer along with Sen. Bob Grahsm of the articlal previously linked here. It is reachable at the site given below.

    She is a 9/11 survivor….
    “Sharon Premoli is a management consultant and a 9/11 survivor who was on the 80th floor of the North Tower on September 11, 2001. She is a 9/11 activist who runs the website Justiceagainstterrorism.net,…..”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sharon-premoli/

  2. Darren Smith 1, September 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

    There also was evidence of the actors who performed medical experimentation on civilians by the Japanese military / gov’t were not prosecuted in exchange for the data obtained from the studies.

    Sort of makes one reevaluate one’s beliefs in the gov’t’s definition of justice.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskegee_syphilis_experiment

  3. Bruce 1, September 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

    It’s just the radical muslims dream. they wish they could do the same
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    Don’t cut them out of the loop. They might get around to it yet.

  4. Elaine M. 1, September 11, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Dredd,

    We also have no problem in not bringing charges against our own war criminals.
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    Your logic is no explanation for what Dredd said.

  5. Frankly 1, September 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I’d like better but I don’t expect it, when the Chinese are the lone superpower I expect no better from them.
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    Most auspicious.

  6. While these officers hated the Germans, they found the evidence to be undebatable and clear. Both send coded messages while still in captivity to army intelligence but the Administration buried the intelligence.
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    Why do you think they sent the messages?
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    The chilling conclusion is that we knew about the war crime, buried the evidence, and then sat with Russian judges (right) on the Nuremberg Tribunal convicting others of some of the very same war crimes committed by Russia. All of this was done to keep Stalin from being insulted and causing tension in the alliance in the fight against tyranny. Not our proudest moment to be sure.
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    Is that the only one?

  7. I also enjoy all the John Lear information he has given. Like the fact that one of the most experienced pilots on the planet could not have done what those planes did. Yet people who could barely fly (if they could fly at all) were the pilots! The simulations of trying to do it were really great! Very thought provoking (if you didn’t happen to already know).

    I love to hear how quickly these intelligent, experienced people can poke so many holes in everything so quickly!

    And all this has been used to strip so many of our liberties. People now are treated as non human objects (or I guess you could insert dog turds). I remember days where people were treated as valued human beings, and their rights were honored. But NOW!

    Definitely sounds like Bob Graham is trying to do another Warren Commission to FINALLY lay everything to rest, and show that the ”SAUDIS” for crying out loud, were behind everything!

    As for Katyn. I have to say I was rather shocked on that. It made me sick to my stomach to think we would know of such a thing and shove it under the rug. Just like we did with the camps. The story of the heroic Arthur Zygielbaum explains how the world knew about Warsaw and did nothing to help.

    All of these things continue to shock me though I don’t know why. I keep thinking people were actually valued back then, but they weren’t. Katyn was one of the most evil, coldblooded things I ever heard of. Let’s get rid of all the people with brains, so no one will be able to fight us when we take over (the great harbinger of communism). Let us hope that there will not be another Katyn Forest in this country.

  8. And how about the British TV report that told about building 7 collapsing a half hour before it happened (that was great timing)

    I really LOVE the video being put out by the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth did. I was only going to listen to a few minutes, but it was so good I watched the whole thing. GREAT group (but then I’m partial to architects and engineers)!

  9. 707,

    It’s free-for-all so jump in anytime.

    Building 7 went down the same way as the 2 towers w/o being hit by anything and the owner saying they “pulled” it.

    A hole in the pentagon that just right for a drone but not an airliner.
    The almost impossible maneuver the aircraft did just before it’s precision strike on the pentagon.

    The multi-services exercises re: highjacked aircraft going on at the same time Dick Cheney in charge. (Similarly, huge multi-emergency services involved in a massive shooting exercise 30 miles from the CO theater) shooting.)

    Thermite found in the tower ash.

    Pilots who had trouble fly single engine cessnas.

    Flashes before the planes hit the towers.

    Asbestos in the Towers that was required to be removed at a huge cost; the huge insurance payout for the demolition; the stock manipulations on the airline stocks.

    The evidence of major financial industry criminal activity that was destroyed. What happened to the gold that supposedly was in the basement of one of the buildings?

    The plane that was either shot down or didn’t exist in the first place.

    The coverup: all the evidence at all sites that was removed immediately.

    The Bush that was in charge of security at one or both of towers in the weeks needed to plant the explosives.

    Not sure how much of this is true and how much is planted disinformation, but there is just way too much for coincidence.

    The Israelis who were celebrating in NJ who bragged on Israeli TV that they were there to tape the event.

    The President who said he watched the first plane go into the tower.

    The Secret Service that knew we were not under attack – the President’s schedule was known and there was no attempt to hustle him out and to a more protected site.

  10. Dead time here?

    Do senators who supported inveatigating Saudi Arabia get outed by the system, and thus are “former senators” today?
    Those knowledgeable can answer if desired.

    Meanwhile, more quotes, from NYTimes in Feb. 2012 quoting Graham and Kerfreey, both Dems.

    ““I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia,” former Senator Bob Graham, Democrat of Florida, said in an affidavit filed as part of a lawsuit brought against the Saudi government and dozens of institutions in the country by families of Sept. 11 victims and others. Mr. Graham led a joint 2002 Congressional inquiry into the attacks.

    His former Senate colleague, Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, a Democrat who served on the separate 9/11 Commission, said in a sworn affidavit of his own in the case that “significant questions remain unanswered” about the role of Saudi institutions. “Evidence relating to the plausible involvement of possible Saudi government agents in the September 11th attacks has never been fully pursued,” Mr. Kerrey said.”

    Why is Kerrey denied his honorable title as Senator. Planned? Conspiracy reigns.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/01/us/graham-and-kerrey-see-possible-saudi-9-11-link.html?_r=1

  11. From HuffPost 9/11 article: PROOF THAT FBI LIES IN PUBLIC STATEMENT RE SAUDI CONNECTION. (my headline)

    “When the Sarasota case erupted in September of 2011, the FBI issued two public statements, each of which declared there had been a full investigation of the alleged relationship between hijackers and persons in Sarasota; that investigation determined there was no such relationship; and that the Congressional Joint Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission had been informed.

    Through personal knowledge, interviews and files which were made available it was found that these public statements were untrue.”

    The proof included photos automatically taken of license plate numbers on entrance on numerous occasions to the gated community by the Saudi Arabians who are blamed for 9/11.

    This treason is enraging stuff. By our own executive branch. Top down.

  12. Waldo,

    Do you mean that exposing lies by showing truth which can be examined is a bad act.? Truth supplanting lies seems fine to me. God does not exist, nature does. Prove me wrong.

  13. bettykath,

    “The truth as propaganda. A novel idea.”

    Hardly a novel idea. But, perhaps it’s worth noting that truthful propaganda may be particularly effective.

  14. Dredd,

    “The victims need their day in court against Saudi Arabia.”

    And George and his traitors too. I say let them rot in prison as a warning to all tyrants. They should get “due process” and rapid and speedy trial too. Or will Obama pardon them first. Nixon got pardoned. Remarkable.

  15. BettyKath,

    Shall we start the list?

    Stand down of rapid air response forces. No intercepts allowed, not even hours after first strike, when the Pentagon hit occurred.

    Videos from near range showing besides dropping bodies in the last minutes, explosions outwards from the building wall just in advance of the falling building.

    Fire torn skycrapers have never in the whole world fallen completely, and never fallen straight down. Falling straight down requires the simultaneous collapse all around the internal support structure, which was fire protected. A localized fire could not do this, nor a well-spread fire. Somewhere a support point will weaken first, causing a sideways collapse. Plain as the nose on your face, and the proof is visible.

    The heat from burning aviation fuel for jets can NOT achieve the temperature necessary to weaken the support

    structure. Well known Underwriters Laboratory fact, the company who underwrite all buildings of this caliber before they can be insured.

    Next!

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