The Siege of Leningrad: Why ‘Peace Through Strength’ is Necessary

I was watching Apocalypse: The Second World War on National Geographic the other day. The episode covered the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.

It was full of cool footage of tanks, artillery and even Siberian soldiers firing their submachine guns while skiing down a slope at high speed! But one image struck me in particular.

A little girl lay dead, her body sprawled halfway on the street and halfway on the kerb, face solid frozen over with ice.

Imagine if that were your own little child.

This was during the horrific Siege of Leningrad, where the Nazis simply bombarded the city with artillery fire and waited for the populace and defenders to starve and freeze to death… For 872 days. (Note however that Stalin too was a similarly genocidal starvation-monger.)

Other photos of that brutal period at here.

These diary entries from that fateful time about sum it up:

Zhenya died on Dec. 28th at 12:30 A.M. 1941[2]

Grandma died on Jan. 25th 3:00 P.M. 1942

Leka died on March 5th at 5:00 A.M. 1942

Uncle Vasya died on Apr. 13th at 2:00 after midnight 1942

Uncle Lesha on May 10th at 4:00 P.M. 1942

Mother on May 13th at 7:30 A.M. 1942

Savichevs died.

Everyone died.

Only Tanya is left.

Imagine if that were your own family, your own little Tanya.

Or right here at home for Malaysians:

Now if a nation were known to be strong, powerful and very dangerous in wartime, would that not be a major deterrent to potential aggressors? Japan had to think thrice before deciding to attack America in World War II.

This is why Ronald Reagan believed in ““Peace Through Strength”, and said “History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.”

This is why American Conservatives support the Second Amendment and gun rights. Not just for protection against crime and maniacal murderers, but also for protection from those who would seek to rule over them by force – including, perhaps, even their own government. (As the Kraków Jews learnt too late.)

In my earlier, more naive times, I thought it stupid for nations to spend so much on their military. Why raise armies for war? Wouldn’t the vast amounts of money be better spent on education, infrastructure and so on.

How foolish I was.

Liberals are still that naive. They scream and spit and slur at military men and women, even though those are the same “rough men stand (who) ready to do violence on their behalf”.

And if they have their way, one day they too may come face to face with their own Siege of Leningrad.

Above from Pundit Kitchen.

2 Responses to “The Siege of Leningrad: Why ‘Peace Through Strength’ is Necessary”

  1. SimonThong Says:

    If you have a strong army, they would leave you alone.

  2. SimonThong Says:

    Correction: If you have a strong army, they will think twice before they dare attack you. That’s at the international area, nation to nation. But terrorism has put a new twist to it..when you are attacked, and you don’t respond by going after them in their home-country or base, or wherever they are, they will come again and again..

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