implication (& embarrassment) with
Gareth’s 1935 murder by Mueller’s articles effectively resulted in no further territorial expansion until the ‘Rape of Nanking’ in
1937, arguably the start of
Wostwag not only to continue to
covertly supply weapons to [Chinese Communist
leader] Mao on his ‘Long March’, but also ease Soviet fears ofa war with Japan.
would ‘Shrewd’ Purpiss of Wostwag afford a free lift to Gareth; a known enemy of the Bolsheviks?
•Gareth was a
‘loose cannon’; his liquidation by NKVD operatives would certainly have pleased (and probably countenanced by) former Chekist, Foreign Commissar Litvinov; previously & personally incensed by Gareth’s affront to expose the Holodomor, during delicate negotiations of diplomatic recognition with USA in 1933.