Our World War II ally, good old “Papa Joe” Stalin, ordered the murder of thousands of Polish officers in 1940 — it was not the Germans, as Allied war propaganda said.
Actually, this is old news, revealed by Moscow at the time of the Communist Party’s loss of control of the old Soviet Union, circa 1990. But it deserves to be remembered, as our government continues to dissemble about who is responsible for war crimes.
By the way, that 3,500 number in the headline refers only to the bodies exhumed from the mass grave that the American officer saw. Historians generally agree that the total number of Polish officers massacred by the Soviets and buried in Katyn Forest considerably exceeds 20,000.