Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of Start of WWII

70 years ago today Germany invaded Poland. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later. Remembrances are being held throughout Poland today. Polish officials have called for Russia to acknowledge its role in the start of World War II which includes signing a non-aggression pact with Germany. Poland has also asked for an apology for the Katyn massacre in which the entire Polish officer corps was killed. After the war, it came to light that Stalin had ordered the massacre, Reuters.  Archive of memories of the war, BBC.

The Dalai Lama is in Taiwan for five days of mass prayers for the victims of Typhoon Morakot. He says his visit is not political but China has cancelled planned visits of Chinese officials to Taiwan, CNN. Slideshow of the typhoon’s destruction, CNN.

Fiji has been suspended from the Commonwealth, a group of 53 former British colonies and possessions, for refusing to call elections next year. Fiji is ruled by a military dictatorship who seized power in 2006, BBC News.  An investigation of the relationship between the bottlers of Fiji water and Fiji’s ruling dictators, Mother Jones.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the coup that brought Moammar Gadhafi to power in Libya, Voice of America.

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  1. Pingback: Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of Start of WWII « Citizen's Daily Brief | Breaking News 24/7

  2. On the 70th anniversary of the German blitzkrieg on Poland, it would be wise to reflect on the consequences of appeasing barbarians over taking the action necessary to protect your country.

    http://ronmossad.blogspot.com/2009/08/why-we-fight-in-defense-of-preemptive.html

    1938: Neville Chamberlain signs the Munich agreement and 50+ million people die.

    1967: Levi Eshkol launches a preemptive assault on 4 Arab nations and saves his country.

    It is clear that in a choice between appeasement and victory there is no real choice to make at all. We can either put an end to the Iranian menace now or we can wait until they are on equal footing with us and the job becomes exponentially worse. For both sides. In the history books intentions are irrelevant, only results are remembered.

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