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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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The great Geert Wilders addressed the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in Milan today.

Excerpt: 

Most of us here are leading in the polls in our respective countries. We are politically successful because we stand for the following five principles.

The principles of the new patriotism.

One, we want to close our borders for mass immigration from Islamic countries and the asylum tsunami. If I become Prime Minister of the Netherlands next year, I will close the Dutch borders at once.

Two, we must protect ourselves against the terrorist threat.

We do not want jihadis in our countries. And we must restore the safety of our citizens, especially our women. No more rape, no more sexual jihad. On New Year’s Eve in Cologne alone, over 1,000 women were assaulted,...

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**See latest edition here.

Unveiling a work in progress, The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump. 

The fun part about The Big Conservative Dictionary of Donald Trump is that it is brought to you by those erudite conservatives who, some even between birthing the stink bombs below, endlessly deplore crudeness and "tone" in simply scads of elevating sermons and television lecture-bytes. (See "Rudeness Is not a Conservative Value,"  "Against Trump," etc.). 



Here we go -- so far.

A is for "Anal"



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This is not a parody.

From The Local (Aus.):

An Austrian parent has complained after his daughter was given an altered version of a popular children's hymn in which the word 'God' was replaced with the word 'Allah'.

The woman told local media she was shocked when her daughter came home with the text to learn from the school in the Upper Austrian town of Wels.

The original song "Gottes Liebe ist so wunderbar" which means "God's love is so wonderful" is an extremely popular song for young children in Christian Austria. However, the teacher had decided to rewrite the text, replacing the word God with the word Allah.

The teacher justified the action by saying that the majority of children in the class of 10-year-olds were Muslims,...

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The Local (It.) reports:

Hassan Rouhani visited the Capitoline Museums with premier Matteo Renzi, having signed contracts worth up to €17 billion ($18.4 billion) on Monday.

And Renzi was clearly keen to avoid offending his new business partner. The nude statues and sculptures in the museum were completely covered by large white boxes ....



The decision to cover up nudity was seen as a mark of respect for the traditions of the Muslim country, which has only just had its trade sanctions lifted.

Ansa reported that as a further mark of respect, no wine was served at the official dinner during Rouhani's visit.

The vineyards await Allah's...

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Part 1 is here. 

A word cloud envelops the Ted Cruz campaign for president. "Consistent." "Conservative." "Reliable." "Consistent conservative," "reliable conservative." "Trusted." Or, as the tagline goes, "TrusTed."

This branding does not serve Ted Cruz well. After all, he is a politician. In his short career as a senator and presidential candidate, Cruz has already flip-flopped on vital immigration and trade issues. There is a pattern to his political "evolution." As a measure of the Trump effect, Cruz has moved from the globalist position to the nationalist position on Syrian refugess (for to against), Obamatrade (for to against), H1B visas (from calling for expansion to calling for a moratorium), birthright...

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On with Sam Sorbo to dispel the Cruz "consistency" myth and talk NR's backfire.

   



Below is an excerpt from a story appearing at WBUR, Boston's NPR, which includes an exchange with LaurenceTribe, a leading constitutional lawyer and professor, who taught constitutional law to Sen. Ted Cruz (also Cheif Justice John Roberts) at Harvard Law School. Tribe epitomizes the Left's approach to the Constitution as a "living" document. As such, Tribe says he would, as a Supreme Court justice, vote that Ted Cruz was eligilble for the presidency -- "but Ted always made fun of that way of looking at the Constitution." 

From the January 15, 2016 WBUR article:

Questions about his birth and eligibility to be president have become a major irritant for Cruz, who was also in New Hampshire this week. He wanted to focus on Second Amendment rights, terrorism and his effort to unite conservatives,...

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Rush Limbaugh said today that nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism in terms of appeal. 

I would add that until Donald Trump's candidacy, neither nationalism nor populism were political choices. Both had been demonized into oblivion.

I would also add that since the heyday of William F. Buckley, Jr., conservatism has been synonomous with internationalism, which overrides nationalism, and has nothing to do with populism.

It is for this reason I suspect that many Americans who love Donald Trump will be voting for the first time. 

And it is for this reason I suspect that many of them would never vote for a Ted Cruz, because, no matter where he ends up in terms of political positioning, he, too, springs from the internationalist camp when it comes to immigration and economics, trade and borders: the existential issues that Donald Trump has made this presidentiail primary about. 

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For some of us, this is not about gotcha games, cresting news cycles or even, as Sen. Ted Cruz suggests, supporting Hillary I have endorsed Donald Trump (here), but I have also been writing about the natural born citizen issue and an array of eligibility-related issues (e.g., fraud, forgery) at least as long as Barack Hussein Obama has been president. Not that our best, brightest, bravest and most brilliant wanted to touch any of it then, either. But never have I seen advanced the crazy-if-you-believe-this-one definition of a "natural born citizen" attributed to Donald Trump by Sen. Cruz in Thursday night's debate (also discussed here). 

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He says: "Sprechen Sie Deutsch?"

She says: "Ja!"

This, as far as I can tell, is NOT a tasteless spoof of the rape jihad (I discuss it here with Frank Gaffney) sweeping Europe and the wider West. It is the cover of a German primer for sale for 14.90 Euros by a company called smarterGerman. 

Crystal clear is right.



Anti-Islam PEGIDA demo in Cologne

Some comments of mine in a recent report at WND.com on the Islamic war on women that erupted across Europe on New Year's Eve:

Conservative commentator Diana West also pins the responsibility squarely on Merkel.

“History should remember Angela Merkel...

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Dr. Peter V. Pry, former CIA analyst and author, came on Update Brazil this week with Allan Dos Santos and Jeff Nyquist to discuss the recent North Korean nuclear test, how very little the "experts" actually know about it, and why it is all too likely they (and we) have been deceived.

Pry believes it is likely that the North Koreans were testing a low-yield hydrogen bomb -- a neutron bomb, or, more likely, a super EMP weapon. Pry notes that, among other sources, South Korea military intelligence indicates that Russians are in North Korea helping them.

"Peter's initial presentation and analysis was one of the most profoundly disturbing things I have ever heard in an interview," Jeff told me after the interview -- which, given Jeff's expertise and experience, is saying something! 

 





 





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Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Mark Levin and Andrew C. McCarthy have taken strong positions on the constitutional eligibility of Sen. Ted Cruz for the presidency. In fact, they assert there is only one position -- that Cruz is eligible -- and, further, that it is (1) "wise" of Cruz to laugh off the question (McCarthy), and (2) that questions about Cruz's eligibility are "for the kooks" (Levin).

The issue recently resurfaced after the Washington Post asked Donald Trump about it. (Trump's remarks here.)

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Geert Wilders, whose Party for Freedom tops Dutch polls, has written an open letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. It concerns rampaging mobs of Muslim men on New Year's Eve in Germany, particularly in Cologne/Koln, which is about 50 miles east of the Dutch border.

Dear Mr. Prime Minister,

Yesterday and today, I received hundreds of emails. Hundreds of emails full of fear and indignation. About the horrific events on New Year's Eve in Cologne.   I have not heard you about those events. I find that very strange. After Paris last November, we now have Cologne. After the Islamic terror, the sexual jihad. But we do not hear you. Hello, Mr. Prime Minister? Are you still there?

What happened in Cologne is repulsive. Fear reigns in Germany, but also in the Netherlands. Don’t you notice it? Thousands of Dutch women worry about their safety. Thousands of Dutch men fear for the safety of their...

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MRCTV reports on astronomical immigration projections based on Census data compiled by the Senate Subcommittee of Immigration and the National Interest.

Looking on the bright side, I didn't know the Senate (Jeff Sessions aside) deliberated on "the National Interest." But the rest isn't so nice -- that is, if the national interest is your bag.    

The U.S. immigrant population is projected to increase by 715% from its 1970 level – hitting 78.2 million by 2060, Census data show. ...

Today, the foreign-born population is already at an all-time high of 42.4 million. Measured as a percentage of total national population, it is set to soon surpass the highest levels ever recorded and continue rising to new unseen records every year and decade to follow.

Left unchecked, immigrants...

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Image by Bosch Fawstin

I keep scrolling up and down the interview of Bosch Fawstin at National Review Online looking for something that is amazingly not there.

Fawstin, of course, is the talented artist who in 2015 won the Draw Mohammed contest in Garland, Texas, becoming internationally famous after the contest was attacked by Muslims seeking to carry out Islam's death penalty for making images of Mohammed.

I keep looking for his cartoon (posted above) in the article, written by Andrew C. McCarthy. The cartoon, after all, is the raison d'etre of this interview concerning the infinite chasm between free speech and Islamic blasphemy law.

I see Fawstin's face, his Pigman comic, his quotation in bold: "I draw Mohammed because...

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Hang around long enough and you see everything -- twice.

Seen at a town hall in New Hampshire 1999: Katherine Prudhomme asking the projected Democratic nominee for president a question about the credible story Juanita Broaddrick tells about being raped by Bill "Better Put Some Ice on That" Clinton.

Seen at a town hall in New Hampshire 2016: Katherine Prudhomme O'Brien, now a New Hampshire State Representative, trying to ask the projected Democratic nominee for president a question about the credible story Juanita Broaddrick...

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It wasn't long enough to rate as vanWinklen, but it was nearly as deep and now it's (pop) over.

Three items.

1) Catching up, I find myself in very fine company as one of Jack Cashill's "The Outstanding Cultural Warriors of 2015." My ticket is my 2013 book, American Betrayal, which Jack Cashill has earlier quite extravaganly compared with Witness, writing "I have a whole library of books on communism, but -- "Witness" excepted -- this may be the best." Now, he writes: 

In her dazzling book “American Betrayal,” West made a powerful case that the FDR White House, led by fifth columnist Harry Hopkins,...

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