Monday, June 18, 2018
   

 

American Betrayal

FINALLY -- IN AUDIOBOOK!

ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK

"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.

"Diana West wrote a brilliant book called American Betrayal, which I recommend to everybody ... It is a seminal work that will grow in importance." 

-- Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, Fox News contributor

"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

“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, journalist, founder, Danish Free Press Society

"This is a must read for any serious student of history and anyone working to understand the Marxist counter-state in America."

-- John Guandolo, president, Understanding the Threat, former FBI special agent 

"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

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

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

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

"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

[American Betrayal is] the most important anti-Communist book of our time ... a book that can open people's eyes to the historical roots of our present malaise ... full of insights, factual corroboration, and psychological nuance. 

-- J.R. Nyquist, author, Origins of the Fourth World War 

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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I asked an expert, Jeff Nyquist. He responded indirectly, with an excursion through the continuum. This is what the history of communist united fronts, alliance, peaceful coexistence, detente, glastnost, and "dissolution" tells us. 

At first you cannot talk to the communist, because his goal is to destroy you. 

But eventually you talk to him, and find yourself shaking his hand. He is a human being, after all. He is charming. Why were you ever afraid? 

You then forget that he is a communist. And you forget what communism signifies. So you decide to make deals with him. You even say that he is not really a communist. And he nods his head. 

Nearly everyone is happy about the deals you make and the resulting promises of peace. You are praised by everyone. It feels so good. 

Then...

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"You remember Iraqgate," the always trenchant William Safire wrote in 1993 ....

Er, well, not exactly ....

Iraqgate, the former-Nixon-Agnew-speechwriter-turned-NYT-columnist continued, was 

the White House corruption of Agriculture's loan guarantee program to slip foreign aid billions through an Italian bank to Saddam Hussein, which he used to finance his secret nuclear buildup. The Bush Justice Department sought to contain the scandal by pretending the Italian bank knew nothing of its Atlanta office's huge Iraqi dealings -- despite suppressed C.I.A. evidence to the contrary."

That would be the Bush 41 White House & Justice Department under the extremely murky Attorney...

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An extremely neat theory from the blog Law of Markets:

"The conspiracy to make Tim Kaine President"

Posted on April 14, 2018

I’ve always known this to be true: Comey: I Announced The Hillary Investigation Because Polls Showed Her Ahead.



The question is why would he do it? And the answer is that Obama and Comey were trying to craft an election outcome in which Hillary would be elected but would then have to resign, or at the very minimum step aside and...

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For 17 months in the early 1950s, the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, aka the McCarran Committee, engaged in a landmark investigation into the Institute of Pacific Relations, a prestigious think tank which Sen. Joseph McCarthy had been hammering away at as a vector of Soviet influence on US foreign policy. It turned out McCarthy was completely correct. Indeed, he probably understated the treacherous role IPR played in subverting US policy, especially in undermining staunch US ally Chiang Kai-shek and empowering Communist monster-in-waiting Mao Tse-tung. In the TV segment above, Robert Morris, the legendary chief counsel of the McCarran Committee, discusses some of the shocking findings of the committee as it wrapped up its investigation.

Well worth watching, if only to get a taste of the IPR investigation, which is a very significant stretch of "lost history."

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As we await the coronation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller by the Senate Judiciary Committee, it's worth reviewing a few of the national security and prosecutorial disasters marking the man's tenure as FBI Director. Contrary to Mueller's media beatification as a non-partisan exemplar of public service, these disasters mark Mueller as a reliable political fixer. Now, it looks as if he will become his own branch of government.

Why? For services rendered to the people? I don't think so. 

Robert Mueller became Director of the FBI exactly one week before 9/11. No account of his Bureau tenure is complete without underscoring his shocking obstruction of efforts to bring to light...

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Remember how the media just wouldn't let go of the "Russian collusion" connections of Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's top White House adviser between January 20, 2009 and January 20, 2017? 

No, I don't either. Jarrett may have been "the power behind the throne," as Robert Gates called her, but after Judicial Watch published the Jarrett family FBI files in 2015, which proved that this senior White House official came from a deeply committed and active communist family, with rampant front activity and even with connections to a Soviet espionage agent, there was scant coverage, and even less interest among those charged with protecting American national security. 

If you missed it, read Paul Kengor's analysis at the American Spectator. These...

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You have to see the whole thing to believe it, but I decided to try to transcribe the juicier bits, especially the ones almost lost in the crosstalk. I refer to a recent panel discussion of the Syrian missile strike on the Laura Ingraham Show, during which Fox News commentator Sebastian Gorka proved he was unafraid to deploy the carrot salad and even the fish sticks against co-panelist Col. Douglas Macgregor (U.S. Army ret.) in response to Macgregor's criticism of the strike -- clearly, a red line for Gorka. "Shame on you" for being "obnoxiously obtuse" and "questioning" a "four-star-retired-Marine-Corps-legend," etc., etc. But that wasn't all. Before the...

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On Update Brazil, Jeff Nyquist and Allan Dos Santos discuss the Big Questions that do not even seem to be entertained inside Washington. 

  

 



From the Bukovsky Center's Facebook page:

Vladimir Bukovsky went on the radio in Russia to discuss his internationally acclaimed epic, Judgment in Moscow, which will be published in English for the very first time later this year -- more than two decades after it was written!

Bukovsky explains the shocking reason why in the following excerpt translated by Alissa Ordabai. 

Presenter: I have received the English language proofs of Vladimir Bukovsky's book Judgement in Moscow and immediately wanted to get in touch with Vladimir Konstantinovch because this book's destiny is completely amazing. And the amazing part is the American part, not the Russian part. The publishing...

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On with Frank Gaffney tonight, talking about how the end of privacy is also the end of citizenship, and more.

Listen here.

 

Detail from "I'm More Than Just a Stalin Fan" by William Davies

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More than any other item, what "triggered" the Pravda-style disinformation campaign against American Betrayal was book's annotated examination of Harry Hopkins, FDR all-powerful, unconfirmed, and, today, unknown top aide, who lived in the family quarters of the White House during World War II. KGB colonel and defector Oleg Gordievsky was taught in KGB training school that Hopkins was the Kremlin's most important agent in America during World War II; Kremlin/Communist intelligence expert Herbert Romerstein positively identified Hopkins as an agent of influence; Air Force historian Eduard Mark identified him as Source 19 in a Venona cable (Mark did not believe Hopkins was a Soviet agent, however).

But what did Hopkins actually do? American Betrayal sets forth his record of perfidy/honorable...

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Audrey and I pick back up with latest media-elite (WashPost-Harvard) efforts to tell us little folk, "Tut, tut; a century of KGB influence operations (sometimes known as Active Measures) are "myth," just like that "book published in 2013" (now out in audiobook, which I enjoyed narrating). 

I seem to have hit a endlessly spazzing nerve. Somehow, what they don't want you to know will hurt them.  

Listen here.

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It was one thing for the Communist Party organ, the Daily Worker, that pre-Twitter roadmap of every zig and zag of Kremlin directives, to have ramped up the information-war against Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s by turning the name of our greatest anti-communist hero into an epithet mouthed by the Left.  

It is quite another for conservatives nearly 70 years later to keep pounding what was, after all, Stalin's line. It was Stalin's line not for his health, of course, but for his long war to destroy the USA at home: specifically, to destroy the anti-communist resistance, personified, circa 1950, by the fearless junior senator from Wisconsin. There are many markers attesting to the Kremlin's mainly unacknowleged ideological victory in this same war, from our own Marxist college campuses, to a numbing list of cultural debasements, to Russian hypersonic missiles, courtesy the seemingly invisible "reset" tech transfer scheme called Skolkovo. To this list of markers I would add the quick-trigger, full-throated conservative chorus against "McCarthyism."  

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