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Stalin Intended to Strike Hitler First

January 27, 2007


By Henry Makow Ph.D.

"He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future."  --George Orwell

Most people think the Nazis betrayed a trusted ally June 22, 1941 when they launched "Operation Barbarossa."  In fact, Stalin began planning to attack Hitler almost as soon as the ink dried on their non-aggression pact August 23, 1939.

The Nazi's "Operation Barbarossa" anticipated the Soviets by only "a few weeks" says Heinz Magenheimer, one of Austria's most respected military historians.

"The Wehrmacht thrust right into the center of an overpowering offensive deployment with armored and motorized troops massed on the borders." ("Hitler's War: Germany's Key Strategic Decisions 1940-1945, 1997, p.63)

Stalin told military academy graduates May 5, 1941: "And now after we have become strong... we must shift from the defensive to the attack." He had nine million men, 38,000 tanks and 22,200 aircraft and expected to be in control of Berlin and most of Europe by 1942.

At some point, Hitler realized Stalin intended to stab him in the back while he was occupied with England.  Churchill and Stalin, both Freemasons, had a secret pact. Just read (Soviet ambassador to London) Ivan Maisky's "Memoirs" to see how chummy the British and Russians were even while the latter were in bed with Hitler.

(Evidence of a secret Churchill-Stalin pact was found on board a British plane that crashed in Finland en route to Russia. The Oct. 2005 Finnish report is no longer available on the Liberty Forum site where I saw it. )

Hitler was double-crossed by Stalin and Churchill. As the Russian campaign went sour, did Hitler take revenge on Jews? Extermination did not start until 1942. In 1939, Hitler said: "This war will not turn out the way the Jews imagine it, that is with the extermination of the European Aryan peoples, but that the result of this war will be the destruction of Jewry." (Dwork, Holocaust: A History, p. 260, 284)


Stalin's price for continued collaboration amounted to blackmail. At a Nov. 1940 Berlin Conference, Molotov demanded large parts of the Balkans, the Turkish straits, Bulgaria and Western Poland. (47)

Magenheimer suggests that Hitler's final decision to attack Russia was prompted by Russian support of an anti-Nazi military coup in Yugoslavia in March 1941. Clearly Stalin was fishing in Hitler's pond. 

Magenheimer says that "Operation Barbarossa" was "decisively influenced" by this aggressive Soviet posture. Stalin's demands "were not only unacceptable to Germany" but reinforced "the impression that Moscow posed a long-term threat." Germany gave up on attempts to bring the USSR into a "continental bloc" against Great Britain.

In 1939, Stalin started to build a "Polish Red Army of Liberation" from the ranks of Polish POWS. They were to liberate Poland from the Nazis and provide the nucleus of a Communist regime. He overestimated the power of brainwashing. The Catholic Poles refused to cooperate and that's why roughly 15,000 officers were shot at Katyn Forest and elsewhere in April-June 1940.

The question remains: If Stalin was prepared to attack Europe, why did he passively endure Hitler's devastating invasion? He had plenty of warning yet didn't launch a preemptive attack as his generals advised. He threatened to shoot anyone who took precautionary measures claiming Hitler would see them as provocations. He insisted Hitler was bluffing and wouldn't start a two-front war. 

If we believe FDR's dictum that nothing in politics happens by accident, were the massive Russian loses (20 million dead) intentional? 


In 1990, Viktor Suvorov revealed Stalin's plans in his book "Icebreaker" but he was considered a maverick. Using post-Glasnost archival material and research, Magenheimer later confirmed that Suvorov was indeed right. 

We don't hear that Stalin intended to displace Nazis hegemony with his own because "Uncle Joe" was our ally, and Communism was a dialectical model for the New World Order.  

History is a form of brainwashing. The programming calls for Hitler to be a homocidal maniac intent on eradicating all Jews and taking over the world. Thus Hitler's stigma can be transferred to anyone who opposes Zionist control: nationalists, racialists, religious, Palestinians, Taliban-- all "Islamo Fascists." Thus we are primed for the next new world order war.

A  view that showed the Judeo Masonic Money Power (that controlled England, the US and USSR) conspiring to destroy Germany; and Germany possibly using Jewish genocide in revenge, interferes with this programming.

When International Jewry "declared war" on Nazi Germany in 1933, they didn't consider half a million German Jews who immediately would become prisoners of war. Eventually most European Jews became hostages and pawns in a game played by a diabolical few.


Alexander Solzhenitsyn's book about the Jewish role in the Bolshevik Revolution and after, "Two Hundred Years Together" (2003) also interferes with holocaust mind control. It documents the disproportionate role ethnic Jews played in the Russian Revolution and subsequent genocide of 66 million Russians under Lenin and Stalin.

A measure of our mind control: This work by a Nobel Prize winning author, a best seller in Russia has not been translated into English. Thus we must learn from Wolfgang Strauss, a reviewer of the German edition that Solzhenitsyn explained Russian anti-Semitism by citing the newspapers of the day. The ‘Jew Bolsheviks’ had captured and occupied the Soviet State; they were in the top ranks of the Red Army. Soviet power had been converted into Jewish power, and the Jews pursued Jewish, not Russian goals. (p. 201)

"Solzhenitsyn states that Lenin had three reasons for elevating young secular, revolutionary-minded Jews to the State’s elite, in effect replacing the Tsarist bureaucracy. First, because of the deadly hate the young Jews had for Russian traditions, religious rites, historical models, hate for everything Russian and Russia itself. Second, their willingness to cross the last taboo borders in morality. And third, their readiness to physically liquidate the enemy."

Stalin put Jews in charge of some of his nastiest work, and then catered to popular sentiment by liquidating them. "Such was the case in the murderous collectivization program in 1928-1933 to which the names of prominent ‘Jew Bolsheviks’ were attached. Stalin was well aware of the hate city Jews had for everything related to the Russian and Ukrainian peasantry. They spread terror, killing the peasants and destroying the villages, eventually causing the famine that took the lives of at least six million Ukrainians. The Jewish commissars in charge of the anti-kulak program, which was tantamount to genocide, were literally the masters over life and death."

Thus, while many Jews such as my grandparents were innocent victims of
Nazi terror, Bolshevik Jews were perpetrators of terror. This acknowledgement would interfere with the "guilt trip" (charge of anti-Semitism) used to advance the Zionist agenda (and keep Jews in line.) How dare Zionists accuse political opponents of "hate"? It is a
disingenuous and juvenile psychological trick to paralyze opposition. Zionists who assign a ridiculous collective responsibility to others would have a lot to answer for themselves.


Our era resembles the 1930's when people lived in constant dread of  an upcoming world war. War was very unpopular in 1939 but our misleaders managed to engineer one anyway.The US cannot win a conventional war in the Middle East and is planning a nuclear one.

The pieces are all in place for speedy escalation. An "Iranian" attack on a US ship; an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities; an "Iranian" (terrorist nuclear?) attack on Israeli or American cities; the imposition of martial law and dictatorship in the US. Who believes Bush and Cheney aren't capable of this?

Frankly I am depressed by the prospect. Setting the historical record straight is one way I have of responding.

Note: An insight into Stalin: In January 1913, Stalin spent six weeks in Vienna writing an article. The working class champion stayed at the mansion of Alexander Troyanovsky, the wealthy Jewish son of a high Czarist officer who became Soviet ambassador to Washington 1934-1938. His son Oleg, who attended a Quaker school, later became Soviet ambassador to the UN in the 1980's. The anecdote suggests Bolshevism was sponsored by a clique consisting mainly of rich Jews, and the fate of European Jews was influenced by the course of Soviet-Nazi relations. Communist Jews evidently had no use for non-Communist Jews. (Frederick Morton, Thunder at Twilight: Vienna 1913-14, pp. 20-24.)


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Comments for "Stalin Intended to Strike Hitler First"

Mike said (February 2, 2007):

>>The questions remains: If Stalin was prepared to attack Europe, why did he passively endure Hitler's devastating invasion? He had plenty of warning yet didn't launch a pre-emptive attack as his generals advised. He threatened to shoot anyone who took precautionary measures claiming Hitler would see them as provocations.

This is no question at all, given Operation Barbarrossa caught the Soviet Army in its assembly areas. The field deployment of units for defense and attack are two very different postures. Units preparing to attack are most vulnerable immediately prior to 'jumping off'. They are concentrated and ready to advance. They are not dug in and organized for defense in depth. Supplies and artillery have been brought far forward to support an advance, not kept farther back to support a resilient defense. Logistics units are also packed up and ready to move forward to sustain the offensive.

The worst thing that can happen at that moment is for the enemy to launch an offensive while you are in that pre-attack posture. Even at the tactical corps, division and brigade levels 'spoiling attacks' are a well known gambit to rupture an imminent assault by the enemy.

>>Churchill and Stalin, both Freemasons, had a secret pact.

Churchill's Eastern Mediterranean & Middle East campaigns in 1941-1942 make no sense except in the context of a) Defend the embryonic Zionist entity and b) an attempt to open a Southern flank against the oncoming Eastern Front. It took much time starting in the second half of 1940 to move the British forces into position. This would have been a very foolish and risky diversion of resources unless Churchill was certain Germany would be too committed to the East to threaten England. We can speculate Churchill originally anticipated that Germany would be committed to the East because of a massive Soviet invasion.

It is known that before each German-Soviet trial of strength in the summers of 1942, 1943 & 1944 there was a preliminary period of intensive winter diplomacy between Ribbentrop and Molotov. It's reasonable to suppose such a period directly preceded June, 1941. Much more than is yet publicly known

Dayna said (January 29, 2007):

The quotation referred to in your current piece
"Stalin Intended" by "Dwork" ("This war will not turn out the way the Jews imagine it, that is with the extermination of the European Aryan peoples, but that
the result of this war will be the destruction of
Jewry.") is incorrect.

What Hitler actually said, in his speech to the
Reichstag of Jan. 30, 1939, was: "If international finance Jewry within Europe and
abroad should succeed once more in plunging the
peoples into a world war, then the consequence will be not the Bolshevization of the world and therewith a victory of Jewry, but on the contrary, the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe." (Wenn es dem
internationalen Finanzjudentum in und außerhalb
Europas gelingen sollte, die Völker noch einmal in
einen Weltkrieg zu stürzen, dann wird das Ergebnis
nicht die Bolschewisierung der Erde und damit der Sieg des Judentums sein, sondern die Vernichtung derjüdischen Rasse in Europa.)

In proper context, the speech did not state, as
implied by Dwork, what Hitler personally intended to do to ordinary Jews, but what he felt would be the overall result if the Jewish *financial elites* repeated their pre-WWI behaviors. Those actions among those Jews helped bring about that War, brought the neutral U.S. into it on Britain's side (via the Balfour Declaration), and resulted in the subsequent destruction of the German economy. Those things helped
engender hatred of common Jews. This is the outcome of any war; the common people are held accountable for the acts of their elites.

Ashley in Nova Scotia said (January 29, 2007):

One has to see the process as it functions on the personal level, not merely see how 'they' control things from afar.

We are willing participants on some level in that we play the tapes ourselves every day in order to remain part of the 'us' that has been so defined. Stories, after all, are the most powerful medium of communication in the human realm since they mirror how we ourselves navigate cognitively and emotionally through everyday life, also from birth until death over a whole lifetime. We have to see the story for what it is, see how we participate in its having a hold on our every day perception, and then change the narrative to one more in accord with the truth not only of the objective, but also our subjective worlds. Only by such bedrock perceptual changes can we hope to establish good societies together. Without them, we are doomed to repeat the atrocities of the past in more or less the same way.

Volkmar said (January 29, 2007):

Stalin received the order to fight Germany in 1933 or '34 from the same people in the US who were responsible for the Russian revolution. The Ukrainian famine was the direct result of Stalin buying weapons from mainly the US - the American comrades owning the companies producing these weapons wanted cash. Unfortunately they accepted grain as payment, taken from the Ukrainian peasants, the Ukraine having been the main wheat producer. According to Suworow, a.o. Stalin had 25.000 tanks deployed at the western border, while the Germans mustered 3.100,
as that's all they possessed, and hastily built.

An offensive of this magnitude requires 3-5 years preparation. The present Iraq war may have
required two years to prepare, in comparison. To deploy all this Commie material may have taken a year, to transport the 5 million soldiers to
the border must have taken at least half a year. So Germany knew beforehand, that Stalin was arming his country as weapons from
everywhere poured into her, even bought from Germany. It is also quite simple to discern offensive from defensive weapons.

The attack was imminent, and the counterattack by Hitler himself was brilliantly executed. It was not unusual, to find at least 50% of German artillery pieces in the advancement being of Russians origin, captured as spoils
of war.

The reason for the German primary success, was
the Russians were in offensive positions which were impossible to defend. The Germans running out of material and the Russians on the
other hand gifted through FDR with unlimited supply, eventually changed the course. But Stalin did not succeed to succumb all of Europe, as
most probably were his orders, although Montgomery gave him plenty of time with his hesitant advancement, this despite hardly any German resistence.

Jean from Hungary said (January 29, 2007):

I believe it is important to point out how we the people (the sheeple?) are continuously deceived by a few self-appointed "elites" in order to allow them to keep their privileges. Wars are the most hideous part of this deception and, on this level, it doesn`t make any difference if we see ourselves as Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims or whatever. I would like to extend your comment on the second world war to a foretold war:

The wealth, privileges and power of the western globalist "elites" come from their grip on the western economy through the corporations they own and which are now very threatened by a booming Chinese economy... In order to keep their wealth, privileges and power, the western "elites" must control the Chinese leadership or weaken its economy... The Chinese economy depends from the Iranian and Russian energy... To be continued?…

Mike said (January 29, 2007):

Terrific article Henry.I knew it already, but glad to see you confirm it.

In fact it actually shows that we in Europe owe a debt of gratitude to the German Fuhrer for saving us from being over-run by the Soviets back in 41.
He saved us from the hell that is communism. Now can we save ouselves from it NOW?

Matt said (January 29, 2007):

An additional, perhaps a more authoritative source for this thesis, is Joachim Hoffmann's Stalin's War of Extermination 1941-1945 (2001)

Ralph said (January 29, 2007):

The Powers-That-Be are added again, as history
seem to repeat itself. This time its the middle-east. The biblical pursuit for a greater state of Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates,
is a long thought after Sionist ambition, to establish a middle-eastern hegemony, using the Torah as a pretense to lull those that are unaware
of the Sionist ambition, to control what they believe, are an inferior people.

Presently, the PTB in North America are using the opportunity amongst the evangelical supporters, to make their move, fully aware if the leadership in Washington changes, they will have lost the advantage.

As a Minister of the Gospel myself, I feel sad and betrayed by those in the evangelical leadership, since they are the ones that have led the sheep astray with false teaching. The book of Ezekiel chapter 34 gives a vivid description of what goes on today. Jesus himself warned us, when
He said "that even the very elect" will be deceived, Mat.24:24. It is important to cry out and be that voice in "the wilderness", and let
those that are still "hungry" for the Truth hear and read the Truth,before they are silenced as some already have been. Be encouraged, you
are read and are one of those "voices".

Ken said (January 28, 2007):

Superimpose "American", "European", or "Moslem" (or any group or religion except Zionist for that matter) over the word "Russian" and you have a startling micro-insight into the mindset and tactics of Zionist Jews today, methinks. Your articles that disrobe the Zionist Jews should be an atomic eyeopener, but what use are powerful devices of truth in a land where people will not see .... where self-imposed blindness and galactic greed are touted as a red badge of courage ... in the land of the god of Superficial Pleasure, and vast bottomless pits of greed and ignorance. Where the general arttitude seems to be: "I'm stupid as hell, it's my RIGHT to be stupid as hell, and you can't STOP me from being stupid as hell".

It seems the Zionists aged ploy has been successful beyond their wildest dreams. In fact, it's wild success may be one of the greatest barriers to the ability of the Goyim to believe in it's very existence. After all, how could such a small minority (from the steppes of Asia?) pull off such a heist on the whole Christain/Judaic world and not get caught (he said rhetorically)?

Convincing the Goyim that all "conspiracies" are fiction was a master stroke, as was playing the perpetual victim, while remaining (in fact) a bloody, drooling Hyena in sheeps clothing.


The Zionists are empowered by the central bankers, and they did it by opening up the tent to the local elites using Freemasonry. The "goyim" were sold out by their own elites, and continue to be. The same applies to Jews who are not part of the central banker-Illuminati agenda.


Dan said (January 27, 2007):

Certainly neither Hitler or Stalin were planning to abide by the non aggression pact to cooperate and share the spoils of Poland.

What's inconsistent to me in the version that Stalin was the only rat,is that though he surely didn't trust Hitler, all accounts show that he
misjudged how quickly Hitler would act to invade Russia. Eye witness accounts are that Stalin's plans were incomplete, and he was so stunned
by calls from Generals asking what to do that he was literally speechless for four days. He retreated to his dacha, and when a delegation from the Politboro drove out to get him to take charge as General waited for his orders, he thought they were coming to arrest and
execute him. Accounts say it was the only time the man of steel literally "froze" in indecision.

Evidence that he did, is that the
Russian Army took no action against the Wehrmacht during that time, while Generals dare not act on their own waiting for Stalin's commands,
for fear they would be executed for acting independently. Behavior consistent with Stalinist Soviet system.

Clearly Russia was preparing--not prepared--for war with Germany. A major factor in this was that Stalin had purged the officer corps of
30,000 Trotskyists, and was in the process of replacing purged military experts with Stalinist trainees from the ranks.

The movement of armament production factories to Siberia wasn't completed.It's obvious that Hilter and Stalin could never have been real bed
fellows. Hitler's track record was of subterfuge and deception--and he would have never allowed a Soviet stronghold on the northern border of
Germany as well as to the East.

Stalin, paranoid and ruthless, no doubt planned to turn on Hitler too. It's a question of how much time he'd assumed he'd have to prepare to
invade from a position of strength.

P said (January 27, 2007):

Thank you all for your highly informative website. I felt alone in my observation that American culture has grown violently anti-male.

I had a conversation today about the issue with my wife today and expressed to her my view and she replied that men before and during the women's lib movement were abusive animals and that women are free now. How lost we are as a civilization when we aren't aware that the disintegration of family is a clear sign of our insanity as a people.

Erol in Turkey said (January 27, 2007):

The Crypto-Jews, also known as freemasons, or as the satan worshipping secret cult, have a long history back on the Russian plains. The Khazar Jewish Turkish Empire dates back to the 8th century, long before the Turks became Muslims.

Before Khazars converted to Judaism their religion was Shamanism, a pagan religion. All pagan religions are variations of Satanism. If you look at the flag of the Khazar Empire, you'll notice the five-pointed solid star, which is derived from the Satanist pentagram. The same five-pointed star or the pentagram can be found on the flags of the USA, the European Union, the Soviet Empire, China, Turkey and on the logos of Wal-Mart and the now-bankrupt Barings Bank, which funded the Napoleonic wars. Guess who's in full control of these nations and companies, even today.

Aryanism is a creation of Crypto-Jews dating back to thousands of years before Christ. It was set up as an anti-thesis to Judaism. If you look at this drawing of a Phonecian Sun-priestess, you'll notice the swastikas. You know, these freemasons always create and manipulate thesis and anti-thesis. Hitler never knew he was following an ideology that was created by his hangmen thousands years ago.

As we all observe, China has become world's factory by stealing vast numbers of jobs in America and Europe. People on these two continents have already begun to feel the pain of deteroriating real incomes, disappearing jobs and surging indebtedness. Now that makes me worry, too. The second world war that broke out in 1939 was pushed on the table as a solution to the Great Depression that was manufactured in 1929 by global bankers, the financial arm of freemasons.

Michel said (January 27, 2007):

But it's Hitler who attacked :
1° Spain in 1936 (Guernica first annihilation of a town by aircraft bombing)
2° Tchecoslovaquia in 1938 (which capitulated without shooting one shot - except some officers who commited suicide - because Italy,
France, England and the USA sided with Hitler to protect "Peace in Europe")
3° Poland in 1939 (while he knew that France and Engalnd a a treaty with Poland which "obliged them to help Poland if it was attacked)
4° Serbia in 1941
5° Greece in 1941
6° USA in 1942
7° Italy (which he called "turncoats") in 1943

Planning to attack its neignbors is done in practically all governments at all peace times :
The people who do this planning are called : "Ministry of Defence"
At war time they change : instead of planning wars they do some of the wars they planned, change names and are called "Ministry of war"

These days :
1° China plans to attack Taïwan and Vietnam and etc ...
2° France just tested a new rocket (for 2.5 billion US $) : fired from our 8 nuclear submarines carrying 16 rockets each, this new
rocket carries eight nuclear warheads able to destry simultaneously eight capitals : which country do we plan to attack ? officially
"probably Sudan to help catholics in Darfour"
3° Japan plans to attack China
4° USA plans to attack everywhere : Darfur, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Somalia, France Russia, China, North Korea, Venezuela, etc ...

Hitler's wars (and himself) ended in 1945 after Germany lost 10 million soldiers. 9.5 of these 10 millions were killed by soviet troops.

Only 500 000 on other battlefields
My oldest memory is in 1940 in a small town bombed and levelled to ground by german "Heinkels" and straffed by german "Stukas".
Then I lived in Paris under german "occupation". I saw what they did,I saw their posters, I witnessed discussions and fights between pro-
and anti-Hitler frenchmen ...
When we were bombed in paris by english and US bombers I prayed "god make them kill all these nazis, if this means killing us, please do
it ! but stop these bastard murderers who will continue mudering for their Führer if you don't stop them"

But in fact the bonbardments did not affect very much the result of the war : It killed many civilians (more than what the russians did,
refer "Der Brand by Jörg Friedrich -
id=6547&page=autoraz&sort=autor&auswahl=F&pagenum=1) some soldier's
and destroyed some equipment. But the nazi dug holes to put their factories in, the propaganda mobilized the germans against the
"murdering-civilians bombers, the pilots parachuted from the bombers were lynched (rate of casualties 50% of the airmen)

If they had not been stopped, I wouldn't be here today to tell you you are utterly wrong about Hitler.

Only fuzzy logic allows not to choose between Stalin and Hitler : In aristotelian logic either you are for one against the other or you
are for the other against the first one.
In both cases you support "our bastard" against the "other bastard" which in my opinion is very wrong.

Like supporting Bush against Saddam ...

Best wishes for 2007



I think you are misreading this article if you think it is pro Hitler. Rather it is about the use of history as propaganda- how
past wars are used to generate future wars.


Barry said (January 27, 2007):

I have read many books on this aspect of WW2 and Antony Beevor's book, 'Berlin' is one of the best in my opinion.

However I think that one of the biggest mistakes in recent history was the fact that the Anglo/Americans allied themselves with Stalin's Russia. This enabled Russia to condemn many millions of people to death or the Gulags and to deny freedom to countries who came out of the end of WW2 believing that they would be free.

Eisenhower was outmanoeuvred by Stalin's lies and deceptions as to the course and direction of his (Stalin's) advance into Germany, and should have moved into Berlin when he had the chance.

Here in the U.K. we are still paying the price for that unholy alliance with communist Russia; Churchill's statement that 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' might sound valid in a one dimensional linear world, but is meaningless in the real geopolitical world where the enemy of one's enemy might well be a greater enemy.

I read most of your articles and keep a watchful eye on your website; do keep up the good work.


Thanks. We cannot appreciate the history of the last century unless we realize that the USSR was created by the Masonic financial cartel that runs the US, the UK and much of the world. Be sure to read "the Red Symphony" again.


Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at