British War Crime: 26 Bolshevik POWs Executed at Baku (Azerbaijan) 20.9.1918

The following is is taken from the Collected Works of Joseph Stalin. Baku is the capital of Azerbaijan which is situated southeast of Georgia in Southern Russia. Ignoring Russian self-determination, the Anglo-French Agreement of December, 1917, divided Russia into ‘spheres of influence’ to be occupied, pacified and cleared of all Bolshevik influence as soon as possible. The decided zone of interest for Great Britain was defined as “Cossack and Caucasian regions”, as well as Armenia and Georgia, and France – Ukraine, Bessarabia and Crimea. The murdering of 26 Communist (Bolshevik) Commissars was not view as a problem at the time, with the order originating with the British High Command and almost certainly emanating from the wartime British Government in London (probably a ‘verbal’ order issued by Winston Churchill). This order to break the law was dutifully carried-out by men such as the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent – Colonel John Ward (1866-1934).

Colonel John Ward (1866-1934) – Anti-Bolshevik Labour MP

The fact that Labour MP John Ward was willing and able to carry out this hateful task of anti-Socialist imperialism probably exposes the extent to which both he (and the Labour Party) had lurched to the right. John Ward became the Vice President of the rightwing (and anti-Socialist) British Legion following WWI, and gravitated ever further to the political right until his death in 1934. The British Army in Russia murdered 26 Communist Commissars held in their custody as POWs in Baku during late 1918 – and I suspect (reading between the lines) Colonel John Ward was responsible for this either directly (he formulated the idea) or indirectly (he was carryout Churchill’s order). Whatever the case, despite the UK joining 14 other countries in an illegal invasion of Revolutionary Russia in 1918, assisted by Imperial Germany and her allies until late 1918, when pressed years later to justify his actions in Russia, John Ward only replied that he had witnessed the Bolshevik Red Army committing atrocities, an allegation not supported by any other eye witnesses that matter, or any material evidence. John Ward is typical of a type of right-leaning ‘leftist’ that infest the political leftwing in the UK.