Sunday, November 26, 2017
Nothing new here folks, just move along!
The Guardian needs a history lesson.
The British Secret Intelligence Service [MI6] during the Second World War bribed certain Spanish officials to keep Spain neutral?
At least neutral but only with regard to the western allies!
From the four year old Guardian article by Richard Norton-Taylor.
"MI6 spent $200m bribing Spaniards in second world war"
"Newly released documents reveal secret services paid out fortune in bid to stop Franco joining war on Hitler's side"
"MI6 spent the present-day equivalent of more than $200m bribing senior Spanish military officers, ship owners and other agents to keep Spain out of the second world war, files released today disclose."
The Guardian does need a history lesson!
Franco did send troops [about 50,000] to fight on the Eastern Front during the Second World War [WW2]. Fought with, aided and abetted the German effort to defeat GODLESS communism. Payback evidently for Soviet intrusion in the Spanish Civil War. THOSE TROOPS THE SPANISH CONTINGENT REFERRED TO AS THE BLUE DIVISION!
Regarding the performance of the Blue Division on the Eastern Front we have an authoritative comment:
"To troops, the Spaniards are a crew of ragamuffins. They regard a rifle as an instrument that should not be cleaned under any pretext. Their sentries exist only in principle. They don't take up their posts, or, if they do take them up, they do so in their sleep. When the Russians arrive, the natives have to wake them up. But the Spaniards have never yielded an inch of ground. One can't imagine more fearless fellows. They scarcely take cover. They flout death. I know, in any case, that our men are always glad to have Spaniards as neighbors in their sector." - - A. Hitler.
And there you are Guardian .
"Sin relevo posible, hasta la extinción."