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TiM GW Bulletin 99/3-4

Mar. 14, 1999

NATO Versus Free Europe

A New Iron Curtain Has Descended Upon Europe

What Might Churchill Say Today? Also, Russian Scientists Rebel Against NATO; Russian-Americans Snub It


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PHOENIX, Mar. 14 - Winston Churchill (1874-1965), Britain's wartime prime minister, toured the United States with President Harry Truman in 1946, shortly after WW II ended. He delivered his famous "Iron Curtain" speech at the Westminster College in Missouri, after accepting an honorary degree.

Here's the gist of an abridged, and a MINIMALLY edited, version of that 1946 speech which Mr. Churchill might deliver today (1999 - now that NATO is de facto present in Bosnia and in Macedonia, and is enroute to taking over Kosovo?).   This imaginary speech is being delivered to the St. Petersburg University dignitaries gathered at the beautiful St. Peter and St. Paul cathedral, across the river Neva from the Winter Palace.  The gist of Churchill's message is:

"From Belfast on the Irish Sea, to Trieste in the Adriatic; to Budapest on the Danube; to Istanbul on the Black Sea - an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent. And its name is NATO."

PHOENIX, Mar. 16 - "The good news is we get to change our underwear," an old army joke quotes a Polish commander. "Stanislaus, you change with Wojtek..."

On March 13, NATO added three new members to its lineup, including Poland. And so, no longer can such military pokes be passed off as "Polish jokes." Now they are a NATO reality. And that's no joke.

"NATO's latest recruits from Poland are often smelly, many don't get time to wash and some conscripts only change their underwear once a month," according to an official survey released on March 15. "Physicians have noticed that soldiers stink and their underwear is grey,'' Supreme Auditing Chamber (NIK) chief, Janusz Wojciechowski, told a news conference in Warsaw. He was presenting the survey which was conducted in 1997 and early 1998 in eight Polish military units.

The survey showed that in one unit, some 700 conscripts were given only three hours a week to take showers. In another, the soldiers' underwear was not changed for a month.

But soiled underwear isn't NATO's only BO problem. A heavy scent of imperialism is spreading from west to east across the Old Continent.  It's a familiar stench, especially to Eastern Europeans.

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Fast-forwarding to Wednesday, April 14, 1999, the "USS Winston Churchill" is scheduled to be launched on that day at Bath Iron Works, in Bath, Maine. Britain's Bonny Prince Charlie, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair are supposed to be there and blare their approval. 

Now imagine that at the appropriate moment during the Bath, Maine, "US Winston Churchill"  festivities (say, after the Clinton and Blair speeches), Winston Churchill joins them in a live broadcast, transmitted via satellite from the  St. Peter and St. Paul cathedral in St. Petersburg, where the former British prime minister is addressing the St. Petersburg University academia, and other Russian dignitaries:

"I am glad to come to Saint Petersburg this afternoon, and am complimented that you should give  me a degree. The names 'St. Peter and St. Paul' are somehow familiar to me. I seem to have heard of them before. Indeed, it was at London's St. Paul cathedral that I received a very large part of my education in politics, dialectic, rhetoric, and one or two other things. In fact we have both been educated at the same, or similar, or, at any rate, kindred establishments.

The Russian Federation stands at this time at the pinnacle of world power. It is a solemn momentst-pete.jpg (24470 bytes) for the Russian democracy. For, the primacy in power is also joined an awe-inspiring accountability to the future. If you look around you, you must feel not only the sense of duty done, but also you must feel anxiety lest you fall below the level of achievement. Opportunity is here now, clear and shining for both our countries. To reject it or ignore it or fritter it away will bring upon us all the long reproaches of the after-time. It is necessary that constancy of mind, persistency of purpose, and the grand simplicity of decision shall guide and rule the conduct of the freedom-loving peoples in peace, as they did in war. We must, and I believe we shall, prove ourselves equal to this severe requirement.

Now I come to the second danger - of these two marauders which threatens the cottage, the home, and the ordinary people - namely, tyranny. We cannot be blind to the fact that the liberties enjoyed by individual citizens throughout Free Europe are not valid in a considerable number of western countries, some of which are very powerful.

In these countries state control is enforced upon the common people by various kinds of all-embracing police governments, like that of the Clinton administration in Washington, for example.

The power of the state is exercised without restraint, either by dictators or by compact oligarchies, operating through a privileged party and a political police. It is not our duty at this time, when difficulties are so numerous, to interfere forcibly in the internal affairs of countries which we have not conquered in war. But we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man, including those which found their most famous expression in the now forgotten American Declaration of Independence.

All this means that the people of any country have the right, and should have the power by constitutional action, by free unfettered elections, with secret ballot, to choose or change the character or form of government under which they dwell; that freedom of speech and thought should reign; that courts of justice, independent of the executive, unbiased by any party, should administer laws which have received the broad assent of large majorities or are consecrated by time and custom.

Here are the title deeds of freedom which should lie in every cottage, every home. Here is the message of the British and Russian peoples to mankind. Let us preach what we practice-let us practice what we preach. Neither the sure prevention of war, nor the continuous rise of world organization, will be gained without what I have called the fraternal association of the freedom-loving peoples."

At this point, Churchill's speech is interrupted by applause by the live St. Petersburg audience. As the former British prime minister reaches for a glass of water at the speaker's lectern, loud murmurs start to spread through the restless Bath, MA, crowd, fidgeting in their seats 3,000 miles away across the Atlantic.

After taking a sip from the glass, Churchill continues...

"But a shadow has fallen upon the scenes so lately lighted by the Cold War victory. Nobody knows what the United States of America and its NATO international organization intends to do in the immediate future. Or what are the limits, if any, to their expansive and proselytizing tendencies. I have a strong admiration and regard for the valiant American people, and for my Cold War comrades, Ronald Reagan and George Bush. There is deep sympathy and goodwill in Britain - and I doubt not here also, towards all American peoples, and a resolve to persevere through many differences and rebuffs in establishing lasting friendships.

We understand the American need to be secure on her frontiers by the removal of all possibility of a Martians' aggression. We welcome America to her rightful place among the leading nations of the world. We welcome her flag upon the seas. Above all, we welcome constant, frequent and growing contacts between the American people and the people on both sides of the Atlantic. It is my duty however, for I am sure you would wish me to state the facts as I see them to you, to place before you certain facts about the present position in Europe.

nato-map.gif (17506 bytes) From Belfast on the Irish Sea, to Trieste in the Adriatic; to Budapest on the Danube; to Istanbul on the Black Sea - an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.

Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Europe. Brussels, Berlin, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Athens, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw... all these famous cities and the populations around them lie, in what I must call, the NATO sphere. And all are subject in one form or another, not only to the American influence, but to a very high and, in many cases, increasing measure of control from Washington.

The American-supported Muslim and Croat governments, for example, have been encouraged to make enormous and wrongful inroads upon the Serbs' native lands in the Balkans, and mass expulsions of hundreds of thousands of Serbs on a scale grievous and undreamed-of has taken place. The fascist parties, which were very small in all these European states, have been raised to preeminence and power far beyond their numbers, and are seeking everywhere to obtain totalitarian control. Police governments are prevailing in nearly every case, and so far, except in Russia, there is no true democracy.

The safety of the world requires a new unity in Europe, from which no nation should be permanently outcast. It is from the quarrels of the strong parent races in Europe that the world wars we have witnessed, or which occurred in former times, have sprung. Twice in our own lifetime we have seen Russia, against her wishes and her traditions, against arguments, the force of which it is impossible not to comprehend, drawn by irresistible forces into these wars - in time to secure the victory of the good cause. But only after frightful slaughter and devastation had occurred. Twice Russia has had to send several millions of its young men to find the war. But now war can find any nation, wherever it may dwell between dusk and dawn. Surely we should work with conscious purpose for a grand pacification of Europe, so that Free Europe may spread from the east to the west of the Continent. And so that foreign invaders and tyrants who sponsored NATO may be pushed across the sea from whence they came. That I feel is an open cause of policy of very great importance."

At this point of Churchill's speech, Clinton, Blair and other dignitaries assembled at Bath, MA, are all visibly agitated. "Turn that damn TV screen off!" Hillary Clinton yells at the event's MC. The screen blinks and crackles, then goes blank.

As uncomfortable hush spreads through the crowd, Clinton, Blair and others around them gather together to decide what to do next. After a brief huddle, Clinton steps up to the microphone and announces that they've made the decision to rename the new ship to "USS Vladimir Ilich."

The scene ends with workers busily repainting the new name over Churchill's - to the tune of the US Navy band's rendition of the Communist International. Smiles return to the faces of Clinton, Blair, Hillary... as they wave to the cheering crowd.

Meanwhile, back in St. Petersburg, unaware of the fact that he had just taken a bath at Bath, and that he was being painted over by the New World Order's Reds dressed in U.N. Blue, Winston Churchill continues to deliver his ominous warning to the St. Petersburg audience:

"In front of the iron curtain which lies across Europe are other causes for anxiety. In Italy, the Communist Party is seriously hampered by having to support Bill Clinton's claims to Albania, the former Italian territory at the bottom of the Adriatic. Nevertheless the future of Italy hangs in the balance.

Again one cannot imagine a regenerated Europe without a strong France. All my public life I have worked for a strong France, and I never lost faith in her destiny, even in the darkest hours. I will not lose faith now.

However, in a great number of countries, far from the American frontiers and throughout the world, the American-financed fifth columns are established and work in complete unity and absolute obedience to the directions they receive from the Washington-New York globalist center. Except in Eastern Europe and Russia, where globalism is in its infancy, the New World Order's parties or fifth columns constitute a growing challenge and peril to Christian civilization. These are somber facts for anyone to have to recite on the morrow of a victory gained by so much splendid comradeship in arms, and in the cause of freedom and democracy. But we should be most unwise not to face them squarely while time remains.

I have felt bound to portray the shadow which, alike in the west and in the east, falls upon the world. I was a high minister at the time of the Versailles Treaty and a close friend of Mr. Lloyd-George, who was the head of the British delegation at Versailles. I did not myself agree with many things that were done, but I have a very strong impression in my mind of that situation. And I find it painful to contrast it with that which prevails now. In those days there were high hopes and unbounded confidence that the wars were over, and that the League of Nations would become all-powerful. I do not see or feel that same confidence or even the same hopes in the haggard world at the present time.

On the other hand, I repulse the idea that a new war is inevitable; still more that it is imminent. It is because I am sure that our fortunes are still in our own hands and that we hold the power to save the future, that I feel the duty to speak out now that I have the occasion and the opportunity to do so. I do not believe that Klinton's Amerika desires war. What they desire is the fruits of war and the indefinite expansion of' their power and doctrines. But what we have to consider here today while time remains, is the permanent prevention of war and the establishment of conditions of freedom and democracy as rapidly as possible in all countries. Our difficulties and dangers will not be removed by closing our eyes to them. They will not be removed by mere waiting to see what happens; nor will they be removed by a policy of appeasement. What is needed is a settlement, and the longer this is delayed, the more difficult it will be and the greater our dangers will become.

From what I have seen of our Russian friends and allies during the war, I am convinced that there is nothing they admire so much as strength, and there is nothing for which they have less respect than for weakness, especially military weakness. For that reason the old doctrine of a balance of power is unsound. We cannot afford, if we can help it, to work on narrow margins, offering temptations to a trial of strength. If Russia and Eastern European democracies stand together, their influence for furthering those principles will be immense, and no one is likely to molest them. If however they become divided, or falter in their duty, and if these all-important years are allowed to slip away, then indeed catastrophe may overwhelm us all.

Last time I saw it all coming and cried aloud to my own fellow-countrymen and to the world, but no one paid any attention. Up till the year 1993, or even 1999, America might have been saved from the awful fate which has overtaken her, and we might all have been spared the miseries the One Worlders let loose upon mankind. There never was a war in all history easier to prevent by timely action than the one which has just desolated such great areas of the globe. It could have been prevented in my belief without the firing of a single shot, and America might be powerful, prosperous and honored today. But no one would listen, and one by one, we were all sucked into the awful whirlpool.

We surely must not let that happen again. This can only be achieved by reaching now, in 1999, a good understanding on all points with America, supported by the whole strength of the freedom-loving world and all its connections. There is the solution, which I respectfully offer to you in this address to which I have given the title, 'The Sinews of Peace'."

[long applause]


Adapted from "The Sinews of Peace," by Winston Churchill. From Winston Churchill: His Complete Speeches 1897-1963, Vol. VI, 1943-1949, Robert Rhodes James, ed. (Chelsea House). Reprinted in : Mark A. Kishlansky, ed., Sources of World History (New York, Harper Collins, 1995) pp. 298-302.


Some Truth in Media Reader Reactions...

A former US Navy officer:

"It is ironic, providential and tragic that we have come a full circle, and that Winston Churchill’s speech on the evils of the Iron Curtain now fit NWO like a glove. This only goes to show you that the good and the sinister are not an inherent property of any system, belief, or order of things."

A business executive in South Africa:

"I was listening to that speech on the TV. Churchill spoke about defending 'Christian civilisation'. If he said that today he would be regarded as a freak, a Nazi , or not politically correct and refused the opportunity to speak again. How far have we fallen and in such a short time."

And another business executive in Massachussets:

"I enjoyed the Churchill parody. NATO's expansion is essentially what I view as an annexation. It is imperialism for the next century maintaining the traditional Russophobia of the West."

A college professor in Connecticut:

"A very good, but, alas, all too true adaptation. Anyway, let's not forget that Churchill was the first Nazi/fascist in Europe. Keep up the good work!!"

And finally from a Czech-American reader:

"Bob: I don't know if you know this but when Havel and the Polish presidents signed up to NATO in some ceremony in front of the Czech Legislature, one of the deputies stood up, blew a whistle and burned a NATO flag. He was arrested for hooliganism. A poll taken showed that more than 50% of the (Czech) population approved of his protest. Polls also showed that if there had been a referendum on joining NATO, it would have been voted down."



PHOENIX, Mar. 14 - By God's will and providence, just as we were finishing our above edited version of our Churchill's mock "NWO Iron Curtain" speech, delivered at the St. Peter and St. Paul cathedral on the day of NATO's eastward expansion, we received the following unsolicited "Charter of Scientists" from a group of 11 eminent Russian academics, based in St. Petersburg. Even if the Yeltsin NWO quisling government is doing its best to help the One Worlders destroy Russia, there are some conscientious dissenters who are refusing to go along. Is anyone connoting here the German scientists who defected to the U.S. to help fight Hitler?


"The forces of aggression are attempting to establish a New World Order upon this Earth. In April, NATO intends to trample upon the existing principles of global socio-political order established in the aftermath of the W.W.II. Those principles were incorporated in the founding documents of the UN and the NATO acts, in fact, mean liquidation of the UN with simultaneous assumption by NATO de jure the functions of an international policeman that NATO have already assumed de facto.

In the practice of persuading by the pressure of bare force the countries refusing to submit to foreign dictate is the resurrection of the worst traditions of international crime and by its nature it constitutes a crime against humanity.

We, scientists, - the defenders of the world peace, - assume our responsibility towards the humanity for the knowledge that we and our predecessors have imparted to the society. That knowledge brought technological and intellectual advancement improving the living standards but it also contributed to creation of weapons of war and human enslavement. Now we take upon ourselves the honorable duty of preserving peace and freedom on this Earth.

We should create and offer to the potential victims of our past activities cheap and simple methods of production of the highly effective anti-weaponry. That spells creation of simple in manufacturing but high in technology anti-weapons in every field of scientific endeavor used in weapons production, including genetic, economic and informational weapons.

We fully understand that only healthy nationalists, the individuals dedicated to their peoples and races, may share our approach, stepping forward to combat the ugliness of the New World Order and cosmopolitanism of the "One World government".

We also acknowledge the fact that quite a few of us at present are bound by the bonds of non-disclosure of the classified information in our respective countries. To circumvent that handicap we suggest scientists of the weaker countries methods for creating anti-weapons against the weapons of their stronger adversaries.

There are more weapons upon this earth that people may need. For that reason we chose the alternative to creation of new weapons way that consists in publishing of new technologies of the anti-weapons widely.

We would publish suggestions of all co-signers to this charter without giving it a second thought. We welcome anonymous offers too but we feel compelled to submit them to the expertise of the qualified people.

Any scientist may join that charter regardless of his racial, national, civic, political or any other properties or affiliations that he might have. Sending a letter of consent in any form is all that it takes. That letter could be mailed to any of the shown below addresses."

[signed by]

Nikolaii Alexeev (Russia), Ph.D, professor of biology, corr.-member of International Slavic Academy (ISA).

Yuriy Voronov (Russia), Ph.D, professor of biology, academician of Peter's Academy.

Boris Zavertyaev (Russia), Ph.D, professor of biology.

Alexander Zolotov (Russia), Ph.D, professor of war sciences, academician of Academy of War Sciences, corr.-member of ISA.

Valentin Kashinov (Russia), Ph.D, professor of Signals Theory, corr-member of ISA.

Alexeiy Koreshkin (Russia), Ph.D, professor of medicine.

Beniamin Pastukhov (Russia), Ph.D, corr.-member of ISA of medicine.

Stanislav Popov (Russia), Ph.D., professor of biology, laureate of State prize of Russia.

Boris Protasov, Ph.D., professor of biology, vice-president, corr.-member of ISA

Vladislav Shvyrkov (USA), Ph.D, professor of economics, President of International Statistic Society, corr.-member of ISA.

Alexander Yakovlev (Russia), Ph.D., professor of biology, academician of Russian Academy of Nature Sciences, corr.-member of Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, laureate of State prize of Russia.


Valentin V. Kashinov, P.O. Box 570, 199397, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.




PHOENIX, Mar. 14 - Again by God's will and providence, just as we were finishing the above edited version of our Churchill's mock "NWO Iron Curtain" speech, we also received a copy of the following letter which Peter Budzilovich, president of the Congress of Russian-Americans, sent to the chairman of the NATO Anniversary Summit Host Committee, turning down his invitation to become an "Honorary Member of the NATO 50th Anniversary Summit Host Committee:"

The Honorable Alan John Blinken, Chairman

NATO Anniversary Summit Host Committee

1301 Constitution Avenue, NW, Fourth Floor

Washington, DC 20470

Dear Mr. Blinken:

Thank you for inviting me to serve as an Honorary Member of the NATO 50th Anniversary Summit Host Committee.

Regretfully, I must decline the invitation because I feel that there is little cause for celebration. It is my considered opinion that the NATO of today is a far cry from the organization that was formed 50 years ago.

Today's NATO is embarking on the course that takes it away from its original goal -- opposing the aggressive expansion of the Soviet Union, a function worthy of support by all freedom-loving people, -- onto a course of selective coercion, bordering on state-sponsored terrorism. In short, it is evolving from a defender of democracy and freedom into an aggressor in its own right. The Congress of Russian-Americans has joined many prominent statesmen in their opposition to the expansion of NATO. We firmly believe that the act of bringing NATO closer to the Russian Federation's border is going to strengthen Communists inside Russia and, at the same time, have a chilling effect on the struggling Russian democracy. This is a sure road to confrontation.

The Congress of Russian-Americans views with concern further development of the NATO aggressive policies.

Very truly yours,

Peter N. Budzilovich

President                                                                               cc: Board members

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