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News That Never Was: US Invades USSR

There are so many great reads on the internet that it is impossible to catch them all.  But one constant source of refreshing and engaging reading that I strongly encourage you to place in your favorites is Strange Maps.  The post about  Collier’s magazine 60,000 word article from 1951 about a possible U.S. occupation of the U.S.S.R. is nothing short of  grand.

On 27 October 1951, the US magazine Collier’s devoted an entire 130-page issue to the theme of “Russia’s Defeat and Occupation, 1952-1960; Preview of the War We Do Not Want.” The cover showed an American soldier in a helmet emblazoned with US and UN insignia, reading MP (Military Police) Occupation Forces.

Collier’s Magazine devoted 60,000 words to the hypothetical aftermath of a Third World War, which would start in 1952 and in which the US and UN would defeat the Soviet Union. The articles described, among others, an “A-Bomb Mission to Moscow” (the famous broadcaster Edward R. Murrow writing about a hypothetical B-36 raid destroying the Soviet capital from an ‘embedded’ perspective).

In the introduction, Collier’s proclaimed that it had chosen this theme: “To warn the evil masters of the Russian people that their conspiracy to enslave humanity is the dark, downhill road to World War III; to sound a powerful call for reason and understanding between the peoples of East and West — before it’s too late; to demonstrate that if the war we do not want is forced upon us, we will win.”

According to Collier’s scenario, World War Three would start with an attempted assassination of Yugoslavia’s leader, Marshal Tito (a communist but also a maverick, for refusing to align his country with the Soviets). This would lead to an uprising in Yugoslavia and to its invasion by (Kremlin-loyal) Warsaw Pact armies. It is not clear from the magazine cover how the US/UN victory would work out on the ground.

Coincidence? Grandson Of Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Drowns

I think President Mugabe is a treacherous man that will stop at nothing to retain full and complete power in Zimbabwe.  I do not doubt for a minute that Mugabe is behind each of these deaths.

The 2-year-old grandson of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai drowned in a swimming pool, barely a month after Tsvangirai’s wife died in a car crash, according to his spokesman.

The child, Sean Tsvangirai, was at Tsvangirai’s house in Harare when he was found drowned in a swimming pool Saturday afternoon.

“He had wandered off and was found later in the pool of the house,” said Tsvangirai spokesman James Maridadi.

Sean will be buried Monday in Tsvangirai’s home village of Buhera, where Tsvangirai’s wife Susan was buried last month after dying in an automobile crash March 6.

Gun Kills Five Children In Washington State

Does anyone elese think that we have a problem with guns in America?

A Washington state man killed his five children in a mobile home park near Tacoma and then took his own life with the same gun in his car, police said Saturday.

The children’s bodies were found by Pierce County sheriff’s deputies after King County authorities asked them to check the mobile home in Graham, The Tacoma News-Tribune reported. The father’s body was found early Saturday near the Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, about 10 miles north of Graham.

Four of the children’s bodies were in their beds and the fifth was in the bathroom of the family’s mobile home. The oldest child was 16 and the youngest, the only boy, 7.