Churchill e a Bomba Atómica Sobre Moscovo

 

 

Guerra Fria Churchill queria ataque ao Kremlin com bomba atómica

Winston Churchill terá insistido com os Estados Unidos para que atacassem os russos. Um livro prestes a ser lançado cita um documento do FBI onde se refere o pedido do primeiro-ministro britânico para que fosse lançada uma bomba atómica sobre o Kremlin.
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Churchill queria ataque ao Kremlin com bomba atómica

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Com a ameaça Nazi a devastar a Europa, Winston Churchill e Estaline foram aliados. Mas o pós-Guerra e, posteriormente, a Guerra Fria levaram o carismático primeiro-ministro britânico a ponderar atacar o Kremlin, recorrendo a uma bomba atómica, revela um livro que será lançado no próximo mês, que cita documentos do FBI.
livro em causa, ‘When Lions Roar: The Churchills and The Kennedys’, é da autoria do jornalista de investigação Thomas Maier, que terá tido acesso a um memorando interno e ultrassecreto do FBI onde se refere que Churchill terá insistido para que os Estados Unidos lançassem a bomba atómica para “arrasar” o Kremlin, revela o Daily Mail.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill terá dado a sua perspetiva a um político americano que visitou o Reino Unido logo em 1947, ou seja, dois anos depois de os Aliados terem derrotado a Alemanha nazi. À medida que a tensão da Guerra Fria subia nos anos seguintes, o líder dos britânicos receava o avanço do comunismo a Ocidente.
Segundo o mesmo documento, que deverá surgir no livro, os norte-americanos atacarem os russos seria mesma “a única salvação para a civilização”, terá defendido.


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Winston Churchill’s ‘bid to nuke Russia’ to win Cold War – uncovered in secret FBI files

  • Britain’s war-time leader urged the US to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War
  • He urged Senator Styles Bridges to persuade President Harry Truman to launch a nuclear attack
  • He believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West 
Winston Churchill urged the United States to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War, a newly released document reveals.
The previously unseen memorandum from the FBI archives details how Britain’s wartime leader made his views known to a visiting American politician in 1947.
Churchill believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West. 
Russian leader Joseph Stalin (left) and Winston Churchill (right) in 1945 – he urged the US to launch a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union to win the Cold War
The note, written by an FBI agent, reports that Churchill urged Right-wing Republican Senator Styles Bridges to persuade President Harry Truman to launch a nuclear attack which would ‘wipe out’ the Kremlin and make the Soviet Union a ‘very easy problem’ to deal with.
The Russians would have been defenceless against a nuclear attack at that time – they did not successfully test their own atomic bomb until 1949.
 
Britain and the Soviet Union had been allies in the Second World War until 1945, the year Churchill lost office as Prime Minister. But he was one of the first international statesmen to recognise the post-war threat posed by the USSR, and in 1946 made a famous speech in Fulton, Missouri, about an ‘iron curtain’ having descended across Europe as Joseph Stalin consolidated his grip on the eastern half of the continent.
The FBI document shows Churchill’s belligerence towards Britain’s former wartime ally ran so deep that he was prepared to tolerate the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Soviet civilians in a nuclear strike.
Churchill believed a pre-emptive strike on Stalin’s Russia might be the only way to stop Communism conquering the West
The memo claims Churchill ‘stated that the only salvation for the civilisation of the world would be if the President of the United States would declare Russia to be imperilling world peace and attack Russia’. 
 
The note continues: ‘He pointed out that if an atomic bomb could be dropped on the Kremlin, wiping it out, it would be a very easy problem to handle the balance of Russia, which would be without direction.
‘Churchill further stated that if this was not done, Russia will attack the United States in the next two or three years when she gets the atomic bomb and civilisation will be wiped out or set back many years.’
The memo is published for the first time in a book called When Lions Roar: The Churchills And The Kennedys, by award-winning investigative journalist Thomas Maier. It is due to be published in Britain next month. John F. Kennedy regarded Churchill as his hero and made him an honorary American citizen in 1963 – the first person to be given such an accolade.
The two families shared friends, such as Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who married Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband’s assassination.
Maier said: ‘Churchill had been a great historian of warfare. He saw the last great cavalry charge during the First World War and championed the development of tanks.
‘I think he saw a nuclear strike as just another progression of conventional warfare, until he realised there was a lot more devastation with nuclear weapons.’
Maier said Churchill was more ‘bellicose’ when out of office. After he returned to power in 1951, a nuclear attack against the USSR was never mentioned again.
DANIEL BATES, dailymail.co.uk


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