World War II From Space

Tyler Durden's picture

With tensions raging in Asia (and the Middle East) and the anniversary of the start of World War I drawing closer, we thought it contextually useful to look at World War II from a different (and more broad) perspective. This History Channel documentary shows - using an all-seeing CGI eye - a satellite view of the conflicts, allowing you to experience it in a way that places key events and tipping points in a global perspective. By re-creating groundbreaking moments that could never have been captured on camera and by illustrating the importance of simultaneity and the hidden effects of crucial incidents, the war's monumental moments in never- before-seen context. And with new information brought to the forefront, you'll better understand how a nation ranked 19th in the world's militaries in 1939 emerged six years later as the planet's only atomic superpower.


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Lost Word's picture

Allen Dulles and his OSS cronies got their return on their investments, one way or another.

G.O.O.D's picture

No mention on a certain cartel of bankers declaring war on Germany in 1933?

toxic8's picture

Ahh, but that could hardly be said to be relevant... right?

Lost Word's picture

And another cartel of western bankers supporting 1930's Germany.

Kobe Beef's picture

Interesting isn't it, the view behind the curtain. Two competing (cooperating in the Hegelian sense?) cabals financing both Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. Members of both cabals appearing previously at Jekyll Island to plan what would become the FED. Interesting, to say the least.

My grandfather was a career intel officer in USAF Strategic Air Command. He told me more than once, that 80% of what I think I know about WWII is false.

He told me there are two jobs every intelligence agency on the planet is doing at all times: 1) discovering what your enemy is doing; 2) lying about what you're doing. He said a lot of these lies got cooked into the history books, there they stand, and you'd need at least Q Clearance to know it.

He said the real story is always buried under "the ice". A researcher walks along the ice, and occasions across little bits and pieces sticking out of it. Things that shouldn't be there. If a foot protrudes above the ice, you can bet there is a leg attached. But you have to dig.

He was a little senile by the time I was old enough to understand what he meant. But here I am, decades later, still chasing the phantoms under the ice, while the psyops squads try to run me down with the zamboni. It's been a wonderful ride. R.I.P., Grandpa. Thank you.


optimator's picture

And I'm sure they didn't mention Russia, after invading Poland with Germany, starting the war in Europe, got to keep the part of Poland they invaded. 

americanspirit's picture

+100 for General Smedley Butler reference

toxic8's picture

Smedley was an American military hero in my eyes; they don't make em like they used to!

I am Jobe's picture

Need more wars , keep the momentum going. I hear Lockheed, Honeywell, Boeing and many more are having orgasms more often after the drone launch.

Don't forget that the Army bases are now hooker joints as well to supplement wages.

ArrestBobRubin's picture

What a joke. Isn't today's tyranny much more relevent? An updated version would show an Israeli flag superimposed over a once-free Europe. Ditto the USA, just ask Stanley Fisher.

The global financial syndicate and their plans for our future is the only Totalitarianism the world needs to be focused on right now.

JustObserving's picture

Why ask Stanley Fisher?  Obama sold USA down the river in March 2009 when he handed over to Israel all the data collected by NSA on Americans without any legal requirements.   That means all emails, phone calls, web history of every American  That was an act of a traitor.   Of course, no media in the USA would touch this story, not even Zero Hedge.  No US politician has dared to comment on it.  The New York Times scrupulously avoided that story clearly demonstrating who controls it.

A secret memo provided by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden to the British Guardian newspaper reveals that the US spy agency is funneling raw intelligence data, including information from intercepted communications of US citizens, to Israeli intelligence.

“The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens,” the Guardianarticle by Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill reports.

While insisting that the Israelis operate with deference to the US Constitution and law, the memo adds, “This agreement is not intended to create any legally enforceable rights and shall not be construed to be either an international agreement or a legally binding instrument according to international law.” In other words, in practice ISNU and the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad are free to do as they please.

optimator's picture

But as part of the agreement they promised not to look at anyone in the U.S. Government, including the Congress, President, Supreme Court.

Honest, they promised.

Tim_'s picture

"That means all emails, phone calls, web history of every American"

Don't forget about their electronic medical records.

Lost Word's picture

I thought I had seen the data to Israel story at Zerohedge?

JustObserving's picture

ZH carried a story by Pivotfarm on the Obama/Israel traitorous agreement of March 2009.  But ZH did not cover it directly.  It got 67 comments.


Tim_'s picture

They never pinned it as a front page story. It received five minutes of exposure as a blog entry.

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

Early in his presidency, eh? 

What is breathtaking is, you look at that {barely covered in the media}, and who his chief of staff and advisors were, and who he has appointed to the fed, irs, cftc, ftc and so forth and so on....

And yet the Faux news crowd has got millions believing he's a secret muslim who wants to help the MB take over the world and hates Israel.

The Israelis always had a lot of power, but Bill Clinton began the trend of absolutely selling his soul to them [and their 5th column] to get elected.

I mean, it is absolutely hopeless.  All one can hope for is that the Israelis themselves elect a more moderate government so that the Israeli hijacking and stealing and media, de facto, control is at least not so dangerous as it is now. I can't see the Israel Lobby losing much power when they have so much money to buy politicians, can now presumably blackmail many of them, and if all else fails, can shriek "antisemite" and have one of the thousands of Jewish organizations writing letters, etc.

Apropos of little, I was link surfing at wiki the other day and was reading about Kevin Youkilis - always liked him as a player so read his entry.   I am not aware of another race or religion which has all the organizations etc. related to baseball as Jews, and daresay there may be more books and films about "Jewish baseball players" than there were... Jewish baseball players.


Point is, a small minority with a lot of money and very high levels of ethnocentrism will always have more influence than a bunch of borderline alcoholics watching football and periodically bitching on a blog on a sunday.


Oh well, whaddayagonnado?


shepherd's picture

Good luck getting a moderate government in Israel.

Nearly 1 million Israelis attended the funeral of this gentile hating Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.

That man is a freaking celebrity over there:

"Why are Gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat. That is why Gentiles were created." 


"Gentiles were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world – only to serve the People of Israel."

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

I read about that - I think I'm smart and savvy enough to not fall into the trap/nonsense of racism - but I have zero respect for western religion, including Judaism, which is a bizarre, ethnocentric compendium of genocide, warmongering, and racism- if we're going by the texts.

Naturally, people are fucking idiots, so they react to such a claim with the notion it is both untrue and "hate"  - when it is absolutely true and easily verifiable  {Koran too, btw} and if it is "hate" to hate... hate... then...  maybe we're raping the language because we're employing double standards.



Johnny Cocknballs's picture

p.s. I just skimmed this, I'm familiar with the arguments:


The apologetics for the OT's violence sound in the idea that, well, God commanded them to kill specific people, its not an ongoing marching order.  Apart from being false on all counts, the very point is that non-Jewish life, throughout Torah and Talmud, simply has less value.  This is reflected in the periodic embarrassing statements by {generally} Orthodox, i.e. fundamentalists rabbis - who merely honestly recite what their holy books say.


But if you claim Judaism is as fucked up as Islam for the same essential reason - why, you're an "anti-Semite" which also apparently means "factually wrong" even when obviously, painfully right.




stormsailor's picture

now this is close to discrimination.  i demand some disparate impact up in here.  oh the hugemanatee,  we need immediate diversity.

JR's picture

What a great post, ArrestBobRubin.


toxic        That would be 31mil russian lives and 68mil chinese lives lost. Never hear about any of the things you posted as that would be REAL HISTORY and we can't have that don't ya know.

G.O.O.D's picture

Are you denying the "true holocast"? Might want to go to jail do you?

shepherd's picture

31 million russians? Are the russians trying to copy the Jews and get totally ridiculous numbers out of their ass?

FeralSerf's picture

A lot of those Russians were Jews. How did you think the Jews got to 6 million for their "Holocaust"?

Manipuflation's picture

Considering how well Russians and Jews get along, I kind of doubt that Russians would try to copy Jews.  I can't be sure of the exact numbers of Russians who died in the Great Patriotic War.  No one will ever know for sure.  One thing that I do know is that Russians not regale WWII as the be all end all war of all time.  It is simply another war in their history albeit a very costly one.  In fact, WWII is not over because Russia never signed a peace treaty with Japan.  To this day, there is not much love for Japan in Russia.(recall the Kuril Islands kurfuffle a few years back)

Besides, the History Channel is run by Jews anyway.  Fine with me, have your own TV channel but don't try to pass it off as actual history.  Anything you might watch there has to be taken with a grain of salt.  Pawn Stars?  American Restorations?  American Pickers?  None of that shit is true.  It's just bullshit entertainment for near death Boomers.  Then you have Goldrush on both Discovery AND some Yukon Gold show on NatGeo in between 18 hours of cop shows and at least five more hours of infomercials.  We've then got A&E where you can get rich buying storage lockers.  Even Dave Hester has said it's pure bullshit but that might cost him.  We have the NFL... oh yeah, that is real.(tackling is not allowed but taxpayer support for new stadiums is)  PBS ran the movie Aliens last night. 

I guess I had better tune in to 60 Minutes now because I think I need a laugh.   

FeralSerf's picture

I suppose you can claim that Israelis and Jews don't get along very well either.

The Russian Bolsheviks/communists WERE Jews.

ILLILLILLI's picture,7340,L-3342999,00.html

"Here's a particularly forlorn historical date: Almost 90 years ago [at the time of article publication], between the 19th and 20th of December 1917, in the midst of the Bolshevik revolution and civil war, Lenin signed a decree calling for the establishment of The All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage, also known as Cheka. 

Within a short period of time, Cheka became the largest and cruelest state security organization. Its organizational structure was changed every few years, as were its names: From Cheka to GPU, later to NKVD, and later to KGB.

We cannot know with certainty the number of deaths Cheka was responsible for in its various manifestations, but the number is surely at least 20 million, including victims of the forced collectivization, the hunger, large purges, expulsions, banishments, executions, and mass death at Gulags.

Whole population strata were eliminated: Independent farmers, ethnic minorities, members of the bourgeoisie, senior officers, intellectuals, artists, labor movement activists, "opposition members" who were defined completely randomly, and countless members of the Communist party itself.

In his new, highly praised book "The War of the World, "Historian Niall Ferguson writes that no revolution in the history of mankind devoured its children with the same unrestrained appetite as did the Soviet revolution. In his book on the Stalinist purges, Tel Aviv University's Dr. Igal Halfin writes that Stalinist violence was unique in that it was directed internally.

Lenin, Stalin, and their successors could not have carried out their deeds without wide-scale cooperation of disciplined "terror officials," cruel interrogators, snitches, executioners, guards, judges, perverts, and many bleeding hearts who were members of the progressive Western Left and were deceived by the Soviet regime of horror and even provided it with a kosher certificate.

All these things are well-known to some extent or another, even though the former Soviet Union's archives have not yet been fully openedto the public. But who knows about this? Within Russia itself, very few people have been brought to justice for their crimes in the NKVD's and KGB's service. The Russian public discourse today completely ignores the question of "How could it have happened to us?" As opposed to Eastern European nations, the Russians did not settle the score with their Stalinist past.

 And us, the Jews? An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name "Genrikh Yagoda," the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, the GPU's deputy commander and the founder and commander of the NKVD. Yagoda diligently implemented Stalin's collectivization orders and is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established and managed the Gulag system. After Stalin no longer viewed him favorably, Yagoda was demoted and executed, and was replaced as chief hangman in 1936 by Yezhov, the "bloodthirsty dwarf."

Yezhov was not Jewish but was blessed with an active Jewish wife. In his Book "Stalin: Court of the Red Star", Jewish historian Sebag Montefiore writes that during the darkest period of terror, when the Communist killing machine worked in full force, Stalin was surrounded by beautiful, young Jewish women.

Stalin's close associates and loyalists included member of the Central Committee and Politburo Lazar Kaganovich. Montefiore characterizes him as the "first Stalinist" and adds that those starving to death in Ukraine, an unparalleled tragedy in the history of human kind aside from the Nazi horrors and Mao's terror in China, did not move Kaganovich.

Many Jews sold their soul to the devil of the Communist revolution and have blood on their hands for eternity. We'll mention just one more: Leonid Reichman, head of the NKVD's special department and the organization's chief interrogator, who was a particularly cruel sadist.

In 1934, according to published statistics, 38.5 percent of those holding the most senior posts in the Soviet security apparatuses were of Jewish origin. They too, of course, were gradually eliminated in the next purges. In a fascinating lecture at a Tel Aviv University convention this week, Dr. Halfin described the waves of soviet terror as a "carnival of mass murder," "fantasy of purges", and "essianism of evil." Turns out that Jews too, when they become captivated by messianic ideology, can become great murderers, among the greatest known by modern history.

The Jews active in official communist terror apparatuses (In the Soviet Union and abroad) and who at times led them, did not do this, obviously, as Jews, but rather, as Stalinists, communists, and "Soviet people." Therefore, we find it easy to ignore their origin and "play dumb": What do we have to do with them? But let's not forget them. My own view is different. I find it unacceptable that a person will be considered a member of the Jewish people when he does great things, but not considered part of our people when he does amazingly despicable things.

Even if we deny it, we cannot escape the Jewishness of "our hangmen," who served the Red Terror with loyalty and dedication from its establishment. After all, others will always remind us of their origin."

Rafferty's picture

Brave and honest commentary.  Were there only more Jews like you.......

shovelhead's picture

Want some real history?

Fuck the Russians and the Chinese.

They did it to themselves.

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

Pretty sure the chinese peasants weren't on board with being starved to death, and the Bolsheviks would have lost were it not for western support.

And while the number of Jews in top positions of the early Bolshevik party is, by some, overstated, it is also the case that there were disproportionately enough of them {running the secret police and many of the camps, for e.g.} that one has to, if one is honest, wonder how much of the Bolshevik murders were motivated by ethnoreligious hate.

 - at least as I am able to look at the thing based on what I've read.


But then, I grew up in a religion that doesn't have the equivalent of Purim or Passover... which is not, I've been assured, primarily about celebrating the death of innocent people outside one's tribe... even though it sure seems to be....  so perhaps the over-representation had no affect whatsoever on the deaths of Russian peasants who by and large did not support the Bolshevik's "reforms" as they unfolded and worsened.

Seasmoke's picture

History is written by the VICTORS

Johnny Cocknballs's picture

Napoleon Bonaparte — 'History is a set of lies agreed upon.'


Not just a cute quote - absolutely true.  The control of the news in the present, and the content of the history books was a key feature of 1984 for good reason. 

When you have something like 6 megacorporations controlling something like 90% of broadcast and print media, and when they all tell you basically the same story about everything....  you can bet that memory hole technology is highly advanced.

q99x2's picture

3rd time's a charm.

I am Jobe's picture

Patience is a  virtue. Coming soon,

Blazed's picture

"History" Channel, LMAO!

More_sellers_than_buyers's picture

ok...i thought it was a cool hour and a half.  why all the snarky comments?


Kobe Beef's picture

I must say, I was educated by the raw numbers of armaments employed and casualties suffered, and the aerial views of strategies employed in featured battles.

I also honor the sacrifice of all the brave men involved. Right or wrong, they fought like hell, and deserve remembrance of their valor.

Idi_ocracy's picture

The mainstream history of world war 2 is such a fucking sham it makes me sick. They called pearl harbour an "unprovoked attack". BULLSHIT!! The Nazi States of America had cut off Japans oil supply months before, the Japanese attacked because they were forced too, otherwise their whole country would have ground to a halt. America has been the biggest warmonger of the last 100 years.

MsCreant's picture

I bet every now and then (the) Tyler(s) read(s) our comments and get tempted to just let this website go up in virtual flames.

Nut bags give off so much gas, quick, harness this shit.

shovelhead's picture


Guess we should have given gas to the Japanese so they could drive while they were raping Nanking and Korea.

shepherd's picture

Well, America let the Soviets get away with worse.

stormsailor's picture

they used our occupation of the phillipines as their "template" for what they did in china and korea.  i know your not going to find out that info in any us history book.  but the information is out their.  particularly relevant are first hand accounts of us soldiers stationed in the phillipines writing home about the atrocities.  


napoleon's quote about history is a set of lies agreed upon could not be more true. 

MsCreant's picture

You felt me. Aww shucks. Thanks.