Anyone with an interest in 20th century history that goes beyond watching tanks and planes on The Nazi Channel should watch this interview with the late Professor Anthony Sutton.
Professor Sutton spent a long time working at Stanford’s Hoover Institute.
Interesting things that came up in his research:
A select group of American companies supported the Soviets for decades.
This support was essential to the existence and operations of the USSR.
This started in 1917 before the Bolsheviks came to power, continued after they came to power in 1917 with large transfers of money, and went all the way until at least the 1970s.
Some aspects he mentions in the video:
The rebuilding of the Soviet industrial complex in the 1920s was done through giant “concessions” to guys like Armand Hammer and Averell Harriman. Hammer, by the way, was an industrialist whose father was the head of the Communist Party of the United States.
Once the industrial complex had been rebuilt to 1913 levels in 1928 (and the concessionaires repaid handsomely,) the first two Five Year Plans were not put together by Gosplan. They were designed by Wall Street, specifically Albert Kahn’s industrial architecture firm. They were also implemented by a select group of American corporations, including General Electric, the Ford Corporation, Standard Oil, etc. All of this was financed partly by American loans on extremely favorable terms arranged by Wall Street firms from a very cohesive group, partly by exports from the concessions built in the previous phase, partly by massive slave labor producing raw materials like lumber for export to the West, partly through expropriations. All these firms were quite aware of the mass murder going on in the USSR at the time, by the way, as was the US State Department.
All the essential parts of the Soviet industrial complex were created by the West during this period. Everything from mining, refining, oil processing, metal production, automotive and aircraft manufacturing was either built or rebuilt by Americans. The workforce was trained by Americans, right down to American foremen on the shop floor training Soviet workers. This al was planned and launched years before the rise of Hitler and was not motivated by any kind of Nazi threat.
Of course, during WW2 the Soviet economy and military industrial complex were entirely supported by the Americans, with the same group of people behind the previous phases of cooperation driving the train.
After WW2, the essential components for the Soviet nuclear program (heavy water, graphite, aluminum tubes) were provided by the Americans.
The Kama automotive complex, which produced the KamaZ line of trucks, upon which the Soviet automotive park depended (along with the Ford trucks produced by the factories built by the Americans for the Soviets earlier,) was built in 1969 by many Western corporations. The machinery was provided by Fiat, but Fiat did not produce its own machinery; rather, it imported US machinery. Meaning, says Sutton, that the US firm was using Fiat as a cutout.
During the Vietnam War, the VC and NVA were reliant on truck supply down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The trucks were being supplied by the USSR, after being manufactured at the Gorky auto plant, which was reliant on machinery imports from the US in its operations. American reconaissance pilots were reporting that they were seeing American trucks on the trail, and in a sense they were; the Gorky plant had been built and set up by Ford, and was putting out licensed Ford trucks, which were then used to ferry supplies and arms to kill American soldiers with.
In the 1970s, when the Soviets upgraded their ballistic missiles to MIRVs (multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles,) in order that each missile could carry several nuclear warheads, they were completely reliant on American machinery manufactured by the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company to make miniaturized ball bearings. This machinery had no other purpose, and it was known to the Americans why the Soviets wanted it. The order was approved by the highest levels of the Federal government, with pressure coming from Henry Kissinger.
The Soviets, throughout the Cold War, were completely reliant on their merchant marine to supply their client states across the world. The merchant marine largely ran on diesel engines manufactured in the West. Those manufactured in the USSR (20%) were made with Western aid, according to Western designs.
The Soviets also got massive loans throughout the Cold War from Western financial institutions, at below-market rates.
In short, the Soviet threat was created, built up and sustained entirely by the West, by a linked group of industrial and financial companies acting consistently across many decades.
Sutton also mentions his research showing a similar process with the Nazis, from the early 1920s and all the way into the middle of WW2.
The end result of all this was that the world became a captive market for a small group of American oligarchs, and that the main enemies of the US were actually controlled opposition. Naturally, all this ran completely contrary to the interests of the American people (as well as those of the Soviet Union, and pretty much everybody else). Aside from the tremendous waste of resources which were hoovered up both to provide aid to the USSR and Germans and to fight the USSR and Germans, those people lost their de facto rights with the growth of the surveillance state and massive secret programs which were previously unthinkable. They were forced to live in an environment of fear of nuclear destruction and invasion by an enemy which had been purposely created and armed by their own country. They were also subject to the draft for much of the period discussed. 400,000+ of them were killed in wars with these manufactured enemies. Millions were wounded and maimed.
Naturally, nobody bothered to consult those people on any of this, and their elected representatives did not make waves or pose any obstacles in this process. Obviously, the official narrative omits all of this stuff. It’s not that the documents are not available-Sutton cites meticulously in his work, and everything he cites is available. It’s just that the established narrative lies by omission. Who has time to read all this boring stuff written at a college level? We already know the story-the Americans were the good guys, fighting those bad Nazis and facing down the evil commies. Look at this cool combat footage of tanks and fighter planes shooting stuff.
Interview with Professor Sutton is here.