Why was Churchill who was a staunch anti communist so supportive of Stalin’s Soviet Union in WW2 ? ?
The UK was the USSRs biggest ally in the 2nd world war. Churchill who was anti communist was open in supporting the Soviets when they were fighting the Germans on the eastern front hell the British army conducted co operations together during the 2nd world war not just directed at Germany but in the Middle East the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Persia they split Iran in half . So much cooperation for someone that was as anti communist as Winston Churchill . One of the biggest Hypocrites of the 20th century. Why didn’t he weaken both sides ? Netenyahu recently said If Iran is fighting Isis don’t strengthen Iran weaken both of them Netenyahus words “ The enemy of my enemy is my enemy “ . Churchill wasn’t as wise I guess.
Maybe Putin should invite the queen to Moscow during their next victory day parade smh
- USAFisnumber1Lv 73 weeks ago
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
- CeeLv 74 weeks ago
Needed they to kill off as much of the enemy in the east and drain their resources.
- robertoLv 64 weeks ago
bielfsebub was enlisted to help drive out the devil,,churchill and harry hopkins went to see stalin personally in '41,a terribly long trip it was in a brit mosquito,( harry was sick as a dog when arrived in the UK,he had stomach surgery,needed a suitcase of medicines and vitamin & mineral tonics pills and other meds,someone in the US neglected to pack this suitcase aboard the brit mosquito,harry wore a flight suit,sitting in the belly turret,he got truly ill,and needed to recupe in the UK hotel for a week while his baggage caught up with him)
the 2 arrived on moscow,where a russian VIP car met them,taking them to the comrades beautiful dacha outside mockba,,they got there around 11 pm,were escorted to the marble lobby,w doors beautifully finished,sculptures & busts all around,the 2 sat on a bench,hopkins idly asks sir winston' gee all these doors,I wonder which one he will come out of??,,churchill looked at him and remarked,,," I should think he will come up through the floor in a puff of smoke'!
jump forward to early 1945, UK lost 300k boys,US lost 600,000,,US factories and its people provided balls to the wall training of soldiers for the army/navy and army/airforce,US factories had been at the job of supplying the 16,000,000 man army,, we still had japan to deal with,most anticipating another normandy type invasion,and the heavy casualties that went with it,,even more than at normandy,200,000 kias.add to that ,wounded,,kia'd
in action,we knew the bastard as did churchill was the worlds chief bastard,,sir winston thought he might moderate if given what he wants,,hegemony over the east european nations,,that was naivete,
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
Hitler was a bigger immediate concern but Churchill was convinced Stalin was also dangerous.
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- StephenWeinsteinLv 74 weeks ago
Because Churchill believe that defeating Hitler was more important than anything else. Churchill supported anyone who opposed Hitler. Churchill said that he would have supported the devil if Hitler had invaded hell.
- MercuryLv 74 weeks ago
They were fighting the Germans.
- u_bin_calledLv 74 weeks ago
Churchill's greatness was defined largely by his commitment to what he thought was best for Britain and Britain first...
In peacetime this came across as conceit...in the tumultuous pre-war years it came across as disruptive "tough talk" at a time when others were committed to peace...
But when the blast of war blew in Britain's ears and the "commitment to peace" turned out to be an unattainable illusion, his pragmatic "victory at all costs" attitude turned out to be exactly what the nation needed to lead them through the darkness.
That pragmatism often had a hard, even brutal, edge (he once advocated the bombing of civilian targets as reprisal for The Blitz and other German atrocities) and in that regard he felt a common spirit with Stalin. Churchill knew that Britain's survival depended on defending England while Stalin hammered away at German forces in the East. Churchill often complemented Stalin as a hard man and determined fighter. He supported the Soviets because he knew the Soviets were vital to Britain's survival.
I believe it was Robert E. Lee who once said "soldiers have no politics, their only commitment is to duty and victory." The same could be said of wartime leaders as well.
- EdWinterLv 74 weeks ago
You're not terribly bright, are you, honey? Sad, so very, very sad.
But let's look on the bright side, yeah - you STILL have moms and your "teachers".
- 4 weeks ago
The Nazis were bombing England the Russians weren't that just about sums it up.
- Spider-ManLv 74 weeks ago
Churchill was an British imperialist totally capitalist crooked it might add not a communist.