1945: did the (Second) World War
end in 1945?

Probably not.

Robert S. Watson

For some people, World War Two came to an end in 1945.

But most people around the world continued to be ruined,
hated, harmed or killed in their homes and businesses.

After Washington accepted the surrender of Germany and Japan in
1945, the US military hardly went home to devote itself to peace
and private enterprise.

New York City, home of the Wall Street Stock Exchange, banks and
many large corporation headquarters. (And the great MOMA art

After 1945, the Pentagon (driven by American business corporations)
invaded or occupied scores of countries and set up eight hundred military
bases in other people's home towns around the globe. The US Pentagon
still occupies around 800 bases in other people's countries today, plus
satellite and drone orbits over everyone's home today.

The fall of the Berlin wall is often shown on TV shows. But the perimeter
walls around today's American military bases in Germany and Eastern
Europe do not appear on the same TV shows.

As they do today, most of the world's people in 1945 lived in India and
China. In these populous places, World War Two continued after 1945.
The horror of warfare continued as two massive civil wars.

The Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek and Communist leader Mao
Zedong fought each other for dominance in China .

India tore itself apart until Pakistan separated from India in 1947. China
tore itself apart until Taiwan separated from China in 1949.

After Japan surrendered in 1945, America and its Allies invaded Indonesia,
Korea and Vietnam.

Farm land and a homestead in Vietnam.

Indonesian kids hanging out together.

A Korean girl plays with a bubble wand.

Between them, Indonesia, Korea and Vietnam are larger than Western
Europe or the United States. Tragically for the Indonesians, Koreans
and Vietnamese, they not only suffered the Japanese invasion of their homes
in the Second World War: in 1945, their supposed ally America
turned on them and invaded them too .

Many early US Presidents and their backers invaded other nations.

Earlier, American had invaded and colonised the Pacific. It attacked
Hawaii on July 6, 1887 and took over the government. A decade later, the
US pretended to ally with the Filipino people in order to sneakily invade
the Phillipines on June 30, 1898.

As we know ( see 1937), both American colonies fell under the shadow of
the Japanese military in 1942 during the War in the Pacific. Japan's
surrender in August 1945 meant that America retained its colonies in
Hawaii and the Philippines. In order to disguise its dominance of the
Pacific, nominal sovereignty was granted the Philippines in 1946. The
colony of Hawaii did not become a US state until 1959.

Not content with controlling Japan, Western Europe, the Philippines,
Hawaii and much of South America in 1945, American President
Truman, his bureaucracy and business leaders set out to consolidate their
military and ideological dominance of the world.

During World War Two, the Vietnamese fought and died alongside
Americans to defeat the Japanese. But President Truman betrayed its ally
Vietnam at the end of the war. On September 12* 1945, America invaded

Vietnamese kids play on their beach in Danang.

The Americans used US C-47 aircraft flown from Sri Lanka to invade
Vietnam. The C-47s carried British troops under the command of General Sir
Douglas Gracey.

A Dakota aircraft is similar to the invader's C-47s.

Gracey's invasion force attacked the Vietnamese in their homes and
businesses. When the Vietnamese resisted, the British rearmed Japanese
prisoners of war and ordered the Japanese to kill the Vietnamese. Weeks
later, an allied French army arrived by ship on October 5, 1945. The
French (many had allied with Hitler for World War Two) continued
the American-initiated invasion of Vietnam.

By 1954, the Vietnamese had defeated the French invaders, so America
stepped in to directly dominate the Vietnamese. Washington choose Ngo
Dinh Diem to run Vietnam for Washington. Diem was allowed to rule as
dictator of his own country as long as he obeyed American orders.

The US President's residence in Washington DC.

Also coming under Washington's control, Australia's government
heartily supported America's invasion of Vietnam. The Australian
Governor-General, Sir William Simm knighted Sir Ngo Dinh Diem.
Diem was made a Knight of the British order of Saint Michael and
Saint George.

Like the American control of Korea via Korean dictator Syngman Rhee,
Diem was allowed to rule as dictator of Vietnam as long as he obeyed
what President Eisenhower later admitted was America's Pentagon-Wall
Street 'military industrial complex'.

A Vietnamese favourite, Chicken rice.

Diem's Catholic dictatorship was a religious war on Vietnam's
traditionally Buddhist people. And, as dictator, Diem used
Gestapo tactics to arrest and murder party democrats, thus
pushing people underground to defend their families against
America's invasion.

US President Kennedy, his ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and
their CIA operative Lucien Conein used the local Army's General
Staff to assassinate Sir Diem on 2 November 1963. Then
local generals promoted themselves as Washington's dictators.


In 1945 US President Truman and Wall Street's military industrial
complex also invaded Korea.

American ships radioed ahead invasion orders to its Japanese in Korea.

Like Vietnam, the American invaders rearmed Japanese POWs in Korea
to put down Korea's defenders. (Actually, the US radioed ahead and took
command of the Japanese police and military in Korea by radio, so the
surrendering Japanese colonists in Seoul were not disarmed.)

On September 5, 1945, Truman deployed an armada of twenty-one
ships, carrying the US 24th Corps from Okinawa to invade Korea.
The American invasion landed in Korea on September 8, 1945.

The American invaders re-mobilised the Japanese colonial mounted police
and, between the American troops and the Japanese colonial police, the
invaders subdue the Koreans. Within three weeks, 25,000 American
soldiers and ancillary officers were occupying Korea.

As in Vietnam, the local Koreans were killed in their homes and
businesses until such time as the secret intelligence community in Washington
could send their chosen dictator Syngman Rhee from America to Seoul.
Thereafter, the American colonisation of Korea was directed through
Rhee's torture and killing of local Koreans until Rhee stepped down in 1960.
America still occupies Korea in 2018.

In Indonesia in 1945, the victorious US South-West Pacific Command
had defeated the Japanese. The US Command then ordered their British
and Australian troops to rearm the Japanese POWs (if necessary) and
attack and disarm the local Indonesians in their homes and businesses.
The invasion of Indonesia by Americans, British and Australians in
1945 bought the Allies time, until their Dutch allies could re-invade what was
a Dutch colony before the 1942 Japanese occupation.

The Indonesians fought the 1945 Allied invaders. Horrifically, the Allies
killed about 100 thousand Indonesian men and 100 thousand Indonesian
women and children before the locals repulsed the invaders. In December
1949, the Allied, mostly Dutch, invaders surrendered and Indonesia gained
its independence. Sadly, the good cultural aspects of pre-war Dutch rule
diminished too. Thereafter, the White House infiltrated Indonesia with
the CIA.

In many ways, the American CIA is like the Spanish Inquisition and the
German Gestapo. ('Gestapo' is a German word for 'secret police'). Like the
Inquisition and the Gestapo, and other spy bureaucracies around the world,
CIA Analysts sort the world's population into two lists. Analysts attempt
to list believers who bow down to the CIA Director's ideology; and they
keep another list of those people who think differently from, and question,
the Director's ideology.

These days, the White House and other military headquarters around the
world, keep tabs on ordinary people by trawling the internet and phone
calls for people's friendships, meetings, accounts, social media, and media
(including Amazon book purchases). This is how people are added to
various countries' spy lists.

If this sounds far fetched, observe what happened in America's Indonesian
invasion. The CIA station chief in Indonesia was a US rubber plantation
farmer Val Goodell, who reported to his regional bureaucrat, Al Ulmer,
who reported to his CIA Director and hence to their ideological leader
President Eisenhower.

As spies do in all counties today (via data collection), Eisenhower's CIA
compiled a kill-capture execution list of ordinary Indonesian people, and
they stored the list, waiting for the right time for executions.

Besides its kill-capture list, the Pentagon disguised its bombers in its
Philippine 'ex-colony' as apparent 'Indonesian' aircraft. America used these
espionage aircraft to bomb Christian civilians in their rural churches and
free enterprise rural markets in 1958. Washington's terror raids on
Indonesian civilians were exposed to the world on May 18, 1958, when
the Indonesians shot down and captured an American CIA bomber pilot.

After their terrorist bombing raids were exposed, the Americans
emphasised a quieter invasion strategy. The Pentagon cultivated the
loyalty of pro-US officers in the Indonesian military. It is interesting to
think about the morality of officers who would pledge secret allegiance to
the killers of their own women and children.

On September 30, 1965, senior Indonesian officers staged a murderous
coup in the military staff corps. By October 2, 1965, a new ruler, Major-
General Suharto had come to power. The American CIA was under the
command of President 'LBJ' Johnson by this time. Johnson's CIA handed
over their execution list to General Suharto's newly promoted staff .

Subsequently about one million Indonesian civilians were murdered. The
lives of their families and business associates were destroyed. America's
ally, the Royal Australian Navy, stationed a communications ship offshore
and it carried the genocide's signal traffic . By this time (1965-1966)
Australian and American militarists were also destroying ordinary people's
lives in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, in what people in Asia call 'The
American War'.

1945 marked the 'end of World War Two' and mass killing for many
people, especially in Japan and Europe. With peace came a flourishing of
exciting world culture for many. But the year 1945 is also remembered in
many countries and amongst millions of survivors today as ongoing
betrayal, invasion, horror and agony.

Careless or dishonest people lie about America and its allies' 1945
invasions of Indonesia, Korea and Vietnam. If one reads a liar on these
countries, the liar is unlikely to tell you that the US South-West Pacific
Command deployed British and Australian troops in Indonesia in 1945.

Careless or dishonest liars pretend that the Vietnamese did not fight World
War Two for their Independence. In fact, the Vietnamese declared
Independence on September 2, 1945. Ten days later, America invaded.

Why are invaders dishonest?

Ultimately invasions are about greed. And the greedy use strategies for
their theft. One simple and evil strategy of the greedy is to divide a
country in two before invading. The invaders pretend they are 'defenders'
who have been invited by one half of the divided territory.

Having set up an excuse and having drawn a fake border through the
country, the invader occupies one half of the division. The invader feeds
and trains the occupied local men to kill their brothers on the other side of
the invader's pretended 'border line'.

Germany's Hitler and the Soviet Union's Stalin deployed this strategy
when they secretly invented a border that divided Poland in two on August
24, 1939. A week later, Germany invaded 'its half' of Poland on September 1,
1939. The Soviet Union invaded 'its half' on September 17, 1939.

Allen Dulles' brother, John Foster, deployed the same evil strategy at the
US State Department to invent a fictional border inside Vietnam. The
fiction was broadcast as propaganda: there was now a 'North Vietnam' and
a 'South Vietnam'. The US set about invading Vietnam's 'South' in order
to defend it from its own 'North'. Later US President Nixon carpet bombed
civilians in the 'enemy North'.

This divide and rule by pretenders is explore most famously in
George Orwell's essential novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Having invaded, the US dropped more bombs on the unarmed Vietnamese
women and children than were dropped on the whole planet in World War
Two. Every bomb dropped reaped huge profits for war investors on Wall Street,
and taxed ordinary American families into poverty and dispair.

The same tragic strategy of 'divide and invade' were applied to Korea in
Two young US colonels, Dean Rusk and Charles H. Bonesteel, were
ordered to spend half an hour around midnight on 10-11 August 1945,
to invent a new border line that would divided Korea into two battlefields.

The young foreigners chose the 38th parallel in order to place the
Korean capital Seoul in the path of their planned invasion. Having
invented the idea of 'two Koreas', the Pentagon invaded their 'South'
Korea bridgehead a month later on September 8, 1945.

If one reads careless or dishonest 'history,' one quickly comes across
English language accounts of the appalling 1950 to 1953 Korean War.
Sloppy accounts highlight the fact that Koreans in the north of the country
crossed Rusk and Bonesteel's pretended border (the 38th parallel) and
so these Koreans 'started the Korean War'.

It is true that Koreans in the north moved against American-commanded
forces in the south of their country on June 25, 1950. But for Koreans of
all political persuasions, there was never a 'border' inside their own
country, the line was an insult invented by the American invaders.

If we are to believe the rarely careless Oxford American Dictionary,
'... US forces, countered the invasion of South Korea by North Korea by
invading North Korea...' Sic. It is rather insulting that aliens rename your
country as two countries, draw a line through your home and accuse you of
invading your own house when you step over the home invader's trigger

As historian Bruce Cumings writes in 2005: 'The Korean War did not begin
on June 25, 1950, much special pleading and argument to the contrary. ...
A Korean War was inconceivable before the division of Korea in August
1945. But because of that division, it has been conceivable ever since -
right down to the still-volatile present.' (p. 238).

After Japan surrendered to the Americans on 14 August 1945, the White
House quickly initiated three invasions into Indonesia, Vietnam and
Korea. Millions of civilians have been killed in their homes and
businesses since 1945.

Pretending that the World War ended in 1945 gives legitimate comfort
to some whose pain was eased. But the truth is, Wall Street and its
Pentagon, and other countries' power elites, never stopped warring
with ordinary people who just wanted to mind their own business,
improve their skills and nurture personal friendships after 1945.

What's in a name or date like 1945?

Depending on the moral character, strength and knowledge
of the speaker, you will have an answer.

* (As the Earth spins night into day, two adjoining day dates in time
always exist in history and on the globe. Some writers put September 12,
and others 13, depending on where they observe the 1945 invasion).


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