AP: Memos show FDR likely hushed up Soviet atrocity

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    Sep 11, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
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    The American POWs sent secret coded messages to Washington with news of a Soviet atrocity: In 1943 they saw rows of corpses in an advanced state of decay in the Katyn forest, on the western edge of Russia, proof that the killers could not have been the Nazis who had only recently occupied the area.

    The testimony about the infamous massacre of Polish officers might have lessened the tragic fate that befell Poland under the Soviets, some scholars believe. Instead, it mysteriously vanished into the heart of American power. The long-held suspicion is that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn’t want to anger Josef Stalin, an ally whom the Americans were counting on to defeat Germany and Japan during World War II.
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    Sep 11, 2012 5:28 PM GMT
    I think the question is; was this morally questionable action by FDR justifiable, in order to defeat the greater evil of Nazism and prevent the Axis powers from achieving world domination?