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American Betrayal

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"This explosive book is a long-needed answer to court histories that continue to obscure key facts about our backstage war with Moscow. Must-reading for serious students of security issues and Cold War deceptions, both foreign and domestic."

-- M. Stanton Evans, author of Stalin's Secret Agents and Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies

"It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history. ... "

-- Vladimir Bukovsky, author of To Build a Castle and co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

-- Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston Unversity, and fellow of the Claremont Institute. 

"A brilliantly researched and argued book."

-- Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War between the KGB and the CIA, The Annals 0f Unsolved Crime 

"American Betrayal is absolutely required reading. Essential. You're sleepwalking without it."

-- Chris Farrell, director of investigations research, Judicial Watch

"As Diana West writes in her remarkable book, American Betrayal, we have `new totalitarians who look to Mecca instead of Moscow.' "

-- Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives 

"I've been, quite frankly, mesmerized by Diana West and her new book American Betrayal. If you get it (a) you won't put it down, and (b) you'll be flipping back to the notes section because every paragraph your hair's going to be on fire."  

-- Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News Radio

"Every once in a while, something happens that turns a whole structure of preconceived ideas upside down, shattering tales and narratives long taken for granted, destroying prejudice, clearing space for new understanding to grow. Diana West's latest book, American Betrayal, is such an event."

 -- Henrik Raeder Clausen, Europe News

No book has ever frightened me as much as American Betrayal. ... [West] patiently builds a story outlining a network of subversion so bizarrely immense that to write it down will seem too fantastic to anyone without the book’s detailed breadth and depth. It all adds up to a story so disturbing that it has changed my attitude to almost everything I think about how the world actually is. ... By the time you put the book down, you have a very different view of America’s war aims and strategies. The core question is, did the USA follow a strategy that served its own best interests, or Stalin’s? And it’s not that it was Stalin’s that is so compelling, since you knew that had to be the answer, but the evidence in detail that West provides that makes this a book you cannot ignore. 

-- Steven Kates, RMIT (Australia) Associate Professor of Economics, Quadrant

Her task is ambitious; her sweep of crucial but too-little-known facts of history is impressive; and her arguments are eloquent and witty. ... American Betrayal is one of those books that will change the way many of us see the world.

-- Susan Freis Falknor, Blue Ridge Forum

“What Diana West has done is to dynamite her way through several miles of bedrock. On the other side of the tunnel there is a vista of a new past. Of course folks are baffled. Few people have the capacity to take this in. Her book is among the most well documented I have ever read. It is written in an unusual style viewed from the perspective of the historian—but it probably couldn’t have been done any other way.”

-- Lars Hedegaard, historian, editor, Dispatch International

"Diana West's new book rewrites WWII and Cold War history not by disclosing secrets, but by illuminating facts that have been hidden in plain sight for decades. Furthermore, she integrates intelligence and political history in ways never done before."

-- Jeffrey Norwitz, former professor of counterterrorism, Naval War College

Although I know [Christopher] Andrew well, and have met [Oleg] Gordievsky twice, I now doubt their characterization of Hopkins -- also embraced by Radosh and the scholarly community. I now support West's conclusions after rereading KGB: The Inside Story account 23 years later [relevant passages cited in American Betrayal]. It does not ring true that Hopkins was an innocent dupe dedicated solely to defeating the Nazis. Hopkins comes over in history as crafty, secretive and no one's fool, hardly the personality traits of a naïve fellow traveler. And his fingerprints are on the large majority of pro-Soviet policies implemented by the Roosevelt administration. West deserves respect for cutting through the dross that obscures the evidence about Hopkins, and for screaming from the rooftops that the U.S. was the victim of a successful Soviet intelligence operation.

-- Bernie Reeves, founder of The Raleigh Spy Conference, American Thinker

Diana West’s American Betrayal — a remarkable, novel-like work of sorely needed historical re-analysis — is punctuated by the Cassandra-like quality of “multi-temporal” awareness. ... But West, although passionate and direct, is able to convey her profoundly disturbing, multi-temporal narrative with cool brilliance, conjoining meticulous research, innovative assessment, evocative prose, and wit.

-- Andrew G. Bostom, PJ Media

Do not be dissuaded by the controversy that has erupted around this book which, if you insist on complete accuracy, would be characterized as a disinformation campaign.

-- Jed Babbin, The American Spectator

The most important anti-Communist book of our time. ... Mrs. West is one of the most important writers on the strategic and moral consequences of Communist penetration of the U.S. Government.

-- J.R. Nyquist, contributor, And Reality Be Damned ... What Media Didn't Tell You about the End of the Cold War and the Fall of Communism in Europe

The polemics against your Betrayal have a familiar smell: The masters of the guild get angry when someone less worthy than they are ventures into the orchard in which only they are privileged to harvest. The harvest the outsider brought in, they ritually burn.

-- Hans Jansen, former professor of Islamic Thought, University of Utrecht 

West's lesson to Americans: Reality can't be redacted, buried, fabricated, falsified, or omitted. Her book is eloquent proof of it.

-- Edward Cline, Family Security Matters

In American Betrayal, Ms. West's well-established reputation for attacking "sacred cows" remains intact. The resulting beneficiaries are the readers, especially those who can deal with the truth.

-- Wes Vernon, Renew America

After reading American Betrayal and much of the vituperation generated by neoconservative "consensus" historians, I conclude that we cannot ignore what West has demonstrated through evidence and cogent argument.

-- John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Enlightening. I give American Betrayal five stars only because it is not possible to give it six.

-- John Dietrich, formerly of the Defense Intelligence Agency and author of The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy.

If you're looking for something to read, this is the most dazzling, mind-warping book I have read in a long time. It has been criticized by the folks at Front Page, but they don't quite get what Ms. West has set out to do and accomplished. I have a whole library of books on communism, but -- "Witness" excepted -- this may be the best.

-- Jack Cashill, author of Deconstructing Obama: The Lives, Loves and Letters of America's First Postmodern President and First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America

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Be grateful to Islamic expert Andrew Bostom for doing the dirty work -- i.e., the study of Islam -- to link the perfectly foul ISIS fatwa on sex slavery to the perfectly foul canonical Islamic texts that sanction it. The media-political complex won't tell us the truth, falsely attributing the ISIS fatwa to "ISIS" or to "extremist" ideology -- and not to the teachings and traditions of Islam itself. 

Be grateful also to Breitbart News for publishing it.

Bostom writes (links in the original):

What was Muhammad’s “perfect” role model, vis-à-vis jihad slavery? Also, what do Islam’s canonical texts, especially the Koran and the hadith...

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Image by Gates of Vienna

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In his recent essay considering Donald Trump and his proposed ban on Muslim immigration published at Gates of Vienna, Jeff Nyquist cuts a diamond, exposing sparkling new ways of thinking through the murk.

What is unusual about this essay, which is here, is its explication of first things -- patriarchy, nation, posterity, Constitution, etc. -- which restores to them, for want of better languague, the essential decency, which has been perverted, for want of a better label, by the Left. It is, of course, a story of Good and Evil, and Evil is winning. The age-old struggle. As limned by Nyquist,...

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"`Reprehensible and Indefensible': Did Someone Say Clinton?"

In the summer of 2013, Democratic National Committee chief Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) called for the resignation of Democratic San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, previously a U.S. representative, after former supporters of the mayor went public with accusations of sexual harassment.  

Wasserman-Schultz:  

The misconduct Mayor Bob Filner has been accused of is reprehensible and indefensible. I am personally offended by his actions, and I firmly believe no employee should face a hostile environment or harassmentat their place of employment. There is no place for this type of conduct in the workplace and certainly not in our city halls and public offices.

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Posted below is my endorsement of Donald Trump as GOP 2016 presidential nominee which Breitbart News published today. It was about time to make such a statement, given that over the unfolding campaign season, my support for his candidacy has not wavered, but rather solidified for some of the reasons stated below. It all began with "the wall" -- the concept of border, concrete and metaphorical, that in our times is revolutionary. The voter-candidate bond was also forged in the hellaciously, noxiously fiery attacks on Trump from the mainstream Right, where I just happen to find some of my own choice antagonists, and perhaps for some similar reasons.

I had almost forgotten how bad these attacks have been, to tell the truth (probably blocked them out), so...

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Then there's Hillary Clinton and her insane, media-fired efforts to play the combatively aggrieved female, a woman affronted on behalf of all womanhood, cis to trans, for being the subject of a passive sentence improbably resuscitated by the past participle "schlonged."

As in -- for that remaining sliver of the Western world that has not heard -- Hillary "got schlonged" by Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries. So sayeth Donald Trump, inimitably, but not, it turns out, uniquely. On the occasion of Geraldine Ferraro's death in 2011, an NPR host used this same vernacular to describe what happened in 1984 to Mondale-Ferraro on challenging Reagan-Bush. They got "schlonged," too.

Coarsening public diction (in a political season in which so many establishment voices have already covered themselves in toxic mud) aside:...

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Actually, the insanity is not possible to quantify. An abundance of social and political indicators break the meter.

The fact that there is no effective border of the United States is insane. The fact that 82 members of the Democratic Party have signed onto a House Resolution against free speech about Islam is insane. The fact that the United States still has troops risking -- and losing -- their lives in Afghanistan for the tag end of a bankrupt Bush-Obama political agenda is insane. On this eve of Christmas, with six grieving American families having just met their war dead returned from Afghanistan yesterday, it is also cruel and crying out for redress.

The insanity doesn't end in the "advisory" mission in Afghanistan now being carried out by some 10,000 Americans. Think about what the six Americans we have lost -- four of whom were members of the Air...

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US Marine marksman, Sangin district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, June 2011

Sangin is falling or has fallen.

What is Sangin?  A 200-square-mile petri dish inside the 250,000-plus-square-mile Afghanistan laboratory of for failed nation-building/COIN experimentation in blood overseen by George W. Bush, Barack Obama, David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal and other mad political/military scientists while our own nation's borders remained, and remain, undefended.

A few notes from along the way.

December 3, 2010: "Sangin: Epicenter of US Government...

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12.21.15: Avi Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles. RIP.

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I have only just heard the tragic news that Avi Davis recently suffered a massive heart attack and remains hospitalized in a coma.

Avi is a loyal friend and dear colleague, the head of the LA-based American Freedom Alliance, an organization that has in professional terms been extremely supportive of my books, The Death of the Grown-Up and American Betrayal both. 

During the sustained attacks on American Betrayal spearheaded by David Horowitz's Frontpage magazine, Avi had occasion to prove his mettle: both his independence of mind and moral compass. Declining to follow the cowardly lead of many who reacted to the smear campaign by joining it or shunning the book, Avi decided instead to stage a public event around American Betrayal and M. Stanton Evans' and Herbert Romerstein's Stalin's Secret Agents both, inviting me to Los Angeles in December 2013 to speak at the Skirball Cultural Center. There I was joined via video by both Stan Evans and Sebastian Gorka. The following evening, Avi hosted a private dinner for 20, followed by a book-signing-cum-discussion drilling down on the possibly reasons behind the controversy American Betrayal had created.

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American Betrayal: A Christmas story?

Not really. However, it is the striking case that most of the main action of the book takes place within a span of years notably bookended (see below) by two Christmases: Christmas, 1919, when Lenin ordered the Chekists, his pre-KGB secret police, to shoot anyone failing to show up for work in observance of St. Nicholas' Day, and Christmas 1991, the day the USSR officially dissolved.

The book attempts to unmask some mass of the colossal deception and fakery that have taken shape in between those two Christmas seasons as consensus-history, the nearly completely false narrative from which we take many twisted lessons that thwart us to this day.

No, it is not a Christmas story. But it is a tale of good and evil, truth and lies, and why light is losing to darkness, usually without seeing any of it coming.

From American Betrayal, Chapter...

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In the run-up to Election 2012, I asked the question whether Americans would choose to be citizens or subjects of the almighty State. In giving Barack Obama a second term, Americans very much answered the latter.

Approaching the next presidential election, the question once again presents itself -- although it is harder than ever to win one for the Citizen, given the extent to which the Republican party is the jealous guardian of the almighty collective.

From the vault:

Election 2012: Citizen or Subject

Back in 2008, during the peak illusory powers of Barack Obama as the post-partisan hopester-and-changer, the media consistently failed to report that the statist beliefs of the Democratic presidential nominee came straight...

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Fear makes blackguards out of bullies. It makes them behave in disgraceful ways. As they see their thuggish dominance dissipate, their thrones of lies lurch and topple, they rage, they spit, they dribble. They lash out, and always at the best of their opponents. The patriot. The one whose example inspires others. 

So it is with the vials of acid barely disguised as news stories being hurled from all around the polluted-mainstream media at national security expert Frank Gaffney, founder of the Center for Security Policy. Why? For Frank Gaffney's unceasing campaign to alert and inform Americans and particularly our lawmakers, whose sworn duty it is to protect our Constitution, about the totalitarian perils of the legal, political, religious system codified in Islam as sharia, or Islamic law. Why now? For his campaign's great success.  

As jihad attacks recur with greater frequency and proximity -- and predictably...

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Alger Hiss (center), Soviet GRU agent, State Department official, and the first General Secretary of the United Nations 

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Over on what we think of as the right side of the political spectrum, critiques of Donald Trump often include laments and/or teeth-gnashings over his "splitting the Republican Party," and/or his "not being a conservative."    

Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti approaches this same and, to him, alarming territory with an eye on whether Trump's candidacy portends a historic shift in the GOP as we have known it in recent decades.

He writes:

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Time magazine has chosen its "person of the year" -- Angela Merkel. For her role in triggering this late (last?) phase of the destruction of Europe, its peoples and the nation-state, she is not unworthy of the distinction; however, note the designation by which Time has recognized her: "Chancellor of the Free World."

Even Orwell would be staggered.

There is nothing "free" in Merkel's domain so much admired by Time and other media organs. In this domain she has ruled as thuggishly as a dictator, overturning treaties and customs, draining treasuries and rendering the citizens of Germany, and, as much as possible, wider Europe, into pawns, drones, to fit into an earth-sized blueprint of social engineering. What arises from Merkel's brave new plans to "redistribute" mainly male, mainly Islamic population blocs by the tens, no, the...

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Waffen-SS shoulder patch of Bosnian Muslim division, a brainchild of SS leader Heinrich Himmler.  

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Whether it is the New York Daily News' dead-brain invocation of Adolf Hitler to attack Trump for calling for a moratorium on Islamic immigration, or former Vice President Cheney's no more astute reliance on religious freedom as a critique, overwhelming ignorance is the underlying theme.      

Ignorance about what?

Ignorance about Islam, for starters. Ignorance also about the living, breathing and quite public expressions of fondess for Hitler in the Islamic world -- only the first monkey wrench in the NYDN's quite obscene absurdism -- also the prevalence of Holocaust denial and popularity of Mein Kampf to boot. There is ignorance, too, about Hitler's noted admiration for Islam.

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For years, I've advocated a halt to Islamic immigration as the obvious, urgent first step to take in order to halt the Islamic transformation of our laws and customs democratically through the import of pro-sharia population blocs.

Of course, such a transformation becomes evident with even a tiny Islamic demographic of 1 or 2 percent, as we have seen in many European countries; further, such peaceful -- or, better, previolent -- Islamization poses the far greater risk to national survival than acts of terror committed by individual Muslims. As Geert Wilders concisely puts it: The more Islam there is in a society, the less freedom there is. Naturally, Wilders, who leads the No. 1 party in the Netherlands, calls for a ban on Islamic immigration in Holland. He also seeks to close Salafist mosques...

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We remember December 7th for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor -- a date that has lived in infamy, just as President Franklin Roosevelt predicted on announcing the Japanese air assault on U.S. forces in 1941.

Some 2,400 U.S. servicemen lost their lives in the attack, which triggered the official entry of the U.S. into World War II.

However, key culprits -- without whom it is unlikely that the attack would have taken place -- continue to evade our judgment, having failed to enter our bank of common knowledge that informs our understanding of this attack and other, similarly cataclysmic events, as discussed in American Betrayal. 

Thus, we continue to recall the infamy of the air attack on our forces, but never take note of the essential preparations for it, as executed by Stalin's agents, secret soldiers in the USSR's unceasing intelligence war against our nation which preceded, paralleled and followed World War II -- also discussed in American Betrayal.

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Via Breitbart.



About the reaction of American Muslims to 9/11.

How about word from Akbar S. Ahmed, currently the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and formerly the first Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD?

On p. 149 of his 2003 book, Islam Under SIege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World, Ahmed describes a trip he took to Cleveland, Ohio in October of 2001 to deliver the annual lecture of the Ibn Sinna Society. 

He writes:

The night before my event, my host, Dr. Zia Khan, invited about 60 professional Muslims -- Arabs, Iranians, South Asians -- to his home. ...

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This is a picture of "the Concourse" in Chichester, England. Gorgeous, isn't it? Speaks to the afluence and ease of this village of 400, obviously overflowing with tax monies and other extras. So what if there are no sidewalks or streetlights? It is here, in this garden spot, that the British government is planning to warehouse some 200 young men from the Third World, most if not all of whom are Muslim.

Will British Prime Minister Cameron, now feverishly planning to "lead" the UK into a pointless war in Syria to save the world from jihad, even as jihad at home entrenches the British sharia-state, ever see what he has wrought, even from a speeding limosine?   

This is not another story of "national suicide," the term often invoked to bemoan governmental responses to the "refugee" "crisis" in Europe.

It is another story of nation-murder by the State.

From the Chichester Observer:

It has...

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I don't know why this didn't occur to me much, much sooner.

It probably had something do with the task (repeatedly) at hand, which I will quickly review for new readers. ("Advanced" readers may want to skip.)

For more than two years, that task has been to refute lies, distortions and fabrications set forth in a score of straw-man attacks on American Betrayal as launched by a small, identifiable cabal. Such attacks are then either repeated, accepted, acquieseced to, or even enforced by a wider circle of "colleagues." A long time ago, I thought I was dispensing with it all here, but...

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