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Secrets and Lies Shroud Origins of Giant Swastika
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ASH-BASHAT, Kyrgyzstan The forest stands overhead in the dusty mountain air, a dense composition of fir trees on a slope, planted by labor gangs decades ago.
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An arboreal enigma above the Kyrgyz village of Tash-Bashat.

Its right angles are sharp and clear, forming a square cross with an upraised arm on one side and a turned-down arm on the other. Viewed from this remote village, the effect strongly suggests a living swastika, a huge and chilling symbol, out of place and time.

This is the so-called Eki Naryn swastika, a man-made arrangement of trees near the edge of the Himalayas. It is at least 60 years old, according to the regions forestry service, and roughly 600 feet across.

Legend has it that German prisoners of war, pressed into forestry duty after World War II, duped their Soviet guards and planted rows of seedlings in the shape of the emblem Hitler had chosen as his own.


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  -Secrets and Lies Shroud Origins of Giant Swastika NJCher  Sep-16-06 06:24 AM   #0 
  - Nothing like the sound of a bunch of chainsaws being put to  cornermouse   Sep-16-06 06:35 AM   #1 
  - To Native Americans, the swastika is a symbol of the sun.....  Waya   Sep-16-06 06:39 AM   #2 
  - A lot of people from this country died fighting that symbol.  cornermouse   Sep-16-06 06:44 AM   #3 
  - It's also an ancient Hindu symbol  Godlesscommieprevert   Sep-16-06 06:46 AM   #4 
     - Where's that chainsaw, Gert?  cornermouse   Sep-16-06 06:53 AM   #5 
        - So, the Swastika has been a symbol for who knows how many .....  Waya   Sep-16-06 07:04 AM   #6 
           - When it comes to the swastika?  cornermouse   Sep-16-06 07:08 AM   #7 
           - There is no "true meaning"  alcibiades_mystery   Sep-16-06 07:17 AM   #9 
  - Rush Limbaugh used to denigrate environmentalist  Toots   Sep-16-06 07:34 AM   #13 
     - I never listen to Rush.  cornermouse   Sep-16-06 08:19 AM   #15 
  - Don't cut it down---plant MORE trees around it to change it  soothsayer   Sep-16-06 07:14 AM   #8 
  - You wouldn't have to cut them all down.  cornermouse   Sep-16-06 07:27 AM   #11 
  - That was a symbol to ward off evil in some European cultures, it may be  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-16-06 07:18 AM   #10 
  - It's not a swastika  rock   Sep-16-06 07:31 AM   #12 
  - The nazi swastika had it's corners facing counterclockwise, and this is  rasputin1952   Sep-16-06 07:48 AM   #14 

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