JF Ptak Science Books LLC Post 494
Sometimes things that people deem to be necessary to be just aren't, no matter how much they are needed: WMD, attacks in the Gulf of Tonkin, the Lone Sniper, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, Heaven, racially-based inequalities, Virgin births, free will, intelligent design, and so on.
This is part of a recently declassified CIA briefing on a 1959 Soviet history of World War II, told in only the way that a ruthlessly dogmatic entity could tell it, all found on the CIA site, with the full 61-page text Current Intelligence Staff Study; the Soviet History of World War II, (Reference Title: Caesar X-59), here.
There is a lot in this thinking that is entirely new to me, stuff that I've never thought of before, all brought about by a structured and corrupted historiographic establishment bent on controlling the past. The CIA report discusses the ways in which the Soviet history excised the importance of all non-Soviet intervention of any kind; and, basically, that the actions of the non-Soviet Allied forces throughout the course of the war merely served to forestall the inevitable, single-handed dominance of the Soviet Union in winning World War II. The breadth and depth of this incoherent and savagely twisted history is staggering. For example, D-Day, the Normandy Invasion, the Invasion of Europe, did absolutely nothing, had no significant effect whatsoever on the outcome of the war--it, again, served only to lengthen the time of the war so that the Soviet Army could eventually finish it. The Battle of the Bulge meant nothing. The dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan meant nothing. The two years' worth of supplies sent by the United States to the struggling soviet Union in 1941 and 1942 meant nothing. Early Soviet defeats in '41-'42 meant nothing. The inability of the Soviet Union to determine the coming attacks from Germany in Operation Barbarossa meant nothing. If the effect was extra-Soviet, then there was no cause--in this line of reasoning, the storytelling was so devastated that in the end, not even nothing was nothing.
Yes it is true that the Soviet end of the war is undertold and that the Soviet Union suffered tens of millions of soldiers and civilians killed, but their response to telling the story of the war is so far beyond wrong that it isn't even that. It is nothing, except of course that there are millions of people who believe it. And in the wars of propaganda, that is a victory, and that is when nothing becomes something.
- (Excerpt from page 11 of the CIA report)