The NATO Summit is only days away. Excitement is palpable. Vilnius is being spruced up to show dignitaries a wondrous view of what they are told they “must” protect. The Israeli American Civic Action Network issued a travel advisory to warn delegates about sites in Vilnius offensive to human decency. So too, should delegates be aware of toxic ideology ongoing in this disarmingly charming city.
This year, Lithuania is not producing their usual volume of commemorative events glorifying their “June 1941 Uprising”. It was an uprising which never happened, led by a bunch of murderers, thieves, rapists, and some others. The June Uprising was chiefly the launch of the Holocaust in Lithuania, by Lithuanians. How can Lithuania demand to be protected by NATO, when they glorify the very ideals which Russia embodies? Lithuania continues to glorify murders of Jews as their current national heroes.
Those who still share the “values” of their murderous national heroes such as Member of Parliament Žemaitaitis, and Member of the Vilnius City Council, Vytautas Sinica, are virtually convulsing in rage that their Holocaust perpetrator heroes are not being held open to the public eye as customary, ahead of the NATO Summit. This façade is created to make it appear that Lithuania is a normal European country.
Sinica is one of the leaders of the Lithuanian National Alliance Party. It is a far right party, representing nationalist, socially conservative, Christian (xenophobic) worldviews. Sinica is opposed to the expansion of European Union integration, and the official national strategy of “Global Lithuania”.
Sinica was elected to the Vilnius City Council and may well be in the greeting parties for arriving NATO dignitaries. Sinica published an article on the Lithuanian Delfi portal to commemorate the imaginary June Uprising. It was titled: “The June Uprising: Defending the Homeland is not controversial”.
His screed is replete with lies, Holocaust denial and Holocaust revisionism. It includes paragraphs such as (via Google Translate):
“The June Uprising is not and cannot be accused of contributing to the massacre of Jews. There is no evidence that its organizers, commanders or participants sought this. The uprising was directed against the Red Army and Soviet collaborators. The rebels did not kill Jews unless they were collaborators of Soviet structures, but in that case they killed precisely as collaborators, not because of their nationality. Among the insurgents there may have been individual Jewish shooters, but when raising arms against Jews because of their nationality, such people did not follow the orders of the leaders of the Uprising, which forbade national confrontation, but rather disobeyed them”.
His statement is just diabolical falsehoods. The Kaunas pogroms were carried out by ordinary Lithuanians. Murdering Jews was a public entertainment where mothers placed their children on their shoulders, so children could have a better view, and learn faster how to hate and murder their Jewish neighbors. The only admonition made by Lithuanian leadership was “not to murder Jews so publicly”. The reason for the existence of national leaders is to protect and serve their citizens. No National Leader of the June Uprising, or their Provisional Government did so. There is no basis to honor them, unless murdering Jews is in service to the nation. To Vilnius City Council Member Sinica, neither truth nor Jews matter.
Sinica also writes:
“However, the Uprising achieved another goal, it washed away the shame of Lithuania’s capitulation against the USSR’s ultimatum in 1940. In 1940, Lithuania surrendered to the occupation without firing a shot and soon allowed the annexation to take place.”
Sinica objects only to Russia. He sacrifices Jews to wash away Lithuania’s shame. He forgets the occupation of Vilnius by Poland. He forgets the occupation of Klaipeda by Germany. He forgets many historical facts, and only appears to recall those where he shifts the blame for the murder of Jews onto anyone other than Lithuanians.
Sinica is part of the echo chamber of Holocaust fraudsters who create Jew-murderers into rescuers. They keep creating revisionist history and then quoting each other repeatedly, as they uphold the Goebbels maxim that a lie told many times eventually becomes the truth.
Sinica repeats the fantasy created by historical revisionist Stancikas wherein Noreika was saving the Jews he was murdering. A dishonest author will most likely mention only those facts which are convenient for his own personal agenda, as well as spreading Jew-hate and lies. Sinica offers the world a master class in how to lie. In his statements about Noreika’s position on the transfer of Jews to a ghetto, he simply mocks Jewish victims:
“In the summer-autumn of 1941, chaotic killings of Jews took place in freedom, the plan for the systematic extermination of all Jews was not yet known, at least to the officials of the occupied countries, and the ghettos were declared and considered to be a relatively safe place.”
i.e. he claims placing Jews in ghetto’s, murdering them en-route, plundering their assets, starving their children to death, making Jews into slaves – this was in fact to protect them!. It is similar to a position also postulated by Lithuanian Chairman of the Parliament’s National Security and Defense Committee, Laurynas Kasčiūnas.
Sinica is a cynical liar, Holocaust revisionist and distorter. His bullying of the victims should be prosecuted under Lithuanian Criminal Codes prohibiting genocide denial. I have filed three separate appeals with the Lithuanian Public Prosecutor to investigate the most obvious of Holocaust frauds by Lithuanian officials, all were denied. The statutes are a façade for show only, they are not actually for implementation.
Skirpa and Noreika
Sinica’s reviews about Škirpa are just as dishonest. In 1939 there were approximately 250,000 Jews. Today approximately 2,500 Jews live in Lithuania. It does not take a mathematical genius to recognize that 99% of Lithuanian Jews have been “eliminated”. Skirpa’s plan of mass murder and ethnic cleansing is the most successful program of its kind, in human history. It is the most successful initiative Lithuania has ever devised and undertaken in its entire history. No wonder Sinica considers Skirpa a hero.
Skirpa and Noreika and many of Lithuania’s current heroes envisioned a “New Europe” and a “New Lithuania” to be without Jews. Our families were termed “useless eaters”. Our children were placed into effective “meat grinders”. Butchering was the only Lithuanian solution for our people. They deemed us unworthy of life and ineligible to exist. They dehumanized us and demonized us. They incited their public to perpetrate genocide on us as their “Christian values”. They declared our parents, our grandparents, our children, and our grandchildren and ourselves as a “collective evil” and denied our reason for life.
On his Facebook page, Sinica issue three national demands. He said:
In contrast, we would like to draw attention to three messages-demands published by us (National Unification) on the eve of the Uprising. The leitmotif of all of them is sovereignty:
- Ambassadors of foreign countries residing in Lithuania are reminded to observe international law (primarily the Vienna Convention) and not to interfere in Lithuania’s internal affairs. A group of ambassadors of friendly countries publicly called for the legalization of the new family concept in Lithuania – diplomats do not have such a right, Lithuania is sovereign like all countries, there is no consensus that would allow the intervention of ambassadors to be considered a valid international law;
- Ukmergė district authorities are urged not to give in to the pressure of Faina Kukliansky, Andrew Baker, Gabrielius Landsbergis, Mantas Adomėnas and other dubious subjects and to preserve the monument of Juozas Krikštaponis, a partisan who died for the freedom of Lithuania, in Ukmergė. Decades after his death, Krikštaponis was accused by a couple of people of leading the massacre of Jews in Belarus during KGB interrogations. The court dismissed such charges against him in 2015. Any removal of monuments or other signs of respect for the dead resisters is possible only after the crimes committed by them have been established by a valid court decision;
- The Seimas is urged to find courage, self-respect and correct its own historical mistake – to finally recognize the statement of the Provisional Government on June 23, 1941 regarding the restoration of independence as a legal act of the Republic of Lithuania. On 09/19/2000, such a law, adopted just a week ago, was withdrawn back to the consideration stage by Prof. Landsbergis’s initiative, because he worried about many unnamed friends. Who are those friends, to whom the Seimas renounced the June Uprising, remains an open question. But the said frozen law needs to be passed.
These “demands” propose to cement the defense of admitted murderers of Jews, and join Lithuania to a Nazi “United Europe” as a legal act of the current Republic of Lithuania.
An anathema to western values
The ideology of some of Lithuania’s leadership is simply fetid. Parliament members such as Žemaitaitis, Kasčiūnas, Ažubalis and Defense Minister Anušauskas, are an anathema to western values. They do however represent Lithuanian values.
It is not enough for NATO delegations to heed the Vilnius travel advisory by the Israeli American Civic Action Network. NATO Delegations should avoid Lithuanian politicians such as Defense Minister Anusauskas, Members of Parliament such as Laurynas Kasčiūnas, Audronius Ažubalis, Remigijus Žemaitaitis, and Vilnius City Council Member Sinica.
After all, these Lithuanians display the same fascist tendencies of their Russian enemies. The Lithuanian mirror has two faces, and NATO cannot be corrupted by this insidious ideology.
With thanks to Evaldas Balciunas.