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    Lithuanian vandals stain WW2 monument
    On the V-day eve, a group of people threw red paint at the monument to Soviet Soldiers in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius.

    A short time later, counterterrorist units destroyed a suspicious bag nearby, which turned out to be a dummy explosive device.

    Authorities suspect the bag was left by the same group that vandalised the statue.

    The monument has been cleaned up and an investigation into the incident is underway.

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    shame on these vandals. It's not the first time that these heirs of nazi-collaborationists are so "brave" to vandalise monuments to Soviet Soldiers that fought nazists and their allies during the WWII

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    Monuments

    Call me old fashioned but war monuments should be left as is. True the Soviets occupied Lithuania . Keep in mind that some Lithuanians probably wore that uniform and died liberating that Country. Fortunately we have lived to see the former soviet republics become free nations. Like the Confederate statues and the old "white" and Colored" signs etched in granite above bathrooms in Southern train stations; these monuments document our history both the good and the bad.
    God Save The Republic.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by .sergio. View Post
      Lithuanian vandals stain WW2 monument

      On the V-day eve, a group of people threw red paint at the monument to Soviet Soldiers in Lithuania’s capital Vilnius.

      A short time later, counter-terrorist units destroyed a suspicious bag nearby, which turned out to be a dummy explosive device.

      Authorities suspect the bag was left by the same group that vandalised the statue.

      The monument has been cleaned up and an investigation into the incident is underway.
      Glad to hear it's been cleaned up. This is not the way forward at all. These monuments- even if moved- should maybe be left alone.

      They're testaments to mostly good men who died in sometimes unworthy causes. That goes for both Fascists or Soviets. I always take time to pause at war memorials, no matter who to, if only to consider what a tragic waste of young lives.
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      (J. F. C. Fuller 1878-1966)

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      • #4
        This is the whole point; these monuments are to the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany and to allied victory overall. And in the case of this particular monument, including Lithuanians that were in the Lithuanian national division of the Soviet Army.

        They are not monuments commemorating the addition of any region into the Soviet Union.

        To see them as such, and on top of that displace and or vandalize them is just plain wrong.

        It is both wrong ethically and logically.

        This makes sense though, since nationalism is neither ethical nor logical.
        Last edited by Emil_G; 12 May 08, 20:25.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Emil_G View Post
          It is both wrong ethically and logically.

          This makes sense though, since nationalism is neither ethical nor logical.
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