Wednesday, September 23, 2020
   

 

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 is distinguished from almost all political commentators because she seeks less to defend ideas and proposals than to investigate and understand what happens and what has happened. This gives her modest and unpretentious books and articles the status of true scientific inquiry, shifting the debate from the field of liking and disliking to being and non-being."

-- Olavo de Carvalho

"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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Earlier this week, Douglas J. Hagmann of the Hagmann Report invited me on for a 90-minute- conversation about American Betrayal. I am happy to say that as a real-life primer on "Russian influence," the book is still finding new audiences, especially now that it has finally come out in "the director's cut" audiobook.

As a host, Douglas J. Hagmann could not have been more gracious and supportive. Our conversation starts at about the 30-minute mark.



Yesterday, I received an email from my friend and fellow scribe David Solway, who, as befits the Renaissance man that he is, has a new book of poetry out this spring. It's called The Herb Garden, and I am enjoying it mightily, even as my own garden comes to life.

David's email starts out with the bustle of his busy life -- a family visit, the book launch for The Herb Garden, a musical gig, a three-day conference, the upcoming teaching semester of David's wife, Janice Fiamengo, and the like. 

"Exhausted just thinking about it," he writes. "How have...

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NOW AT THE AMERICAN SPECTATOR!

Part IV is here.

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After the Washington Post Outlook section catalogued KGB influence operations and American Betrayal both as  "myth," I sent in the following reply:

I am the author of that unnamed “book written in 2013”...

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This extraordinary rendition by human hand and graphite pencil of John McCain is by William Davies, patriot, artist and friend. Bill attached it to a recent letter to the editor he wrote to his local paper in Syracuse, New York. I asked Bill if I could post the artwork along with his letter, not only to share and showcase Bill's enormous talents, but also to give a small platform at least to the enormity of American rage against Sen. John McCain on the POW/MIA issue, which our elites have successfully sealed off from the public square. 

Bill wrote this letter after the Russian election.

Dear Editor (Shared with Traitor John McCain),

Anyone with half a brain could realize the satire in President Trump's congratulations to Putin for another rigged win in an election not unlike unsuccessful Democrat efforts, even with the Justice Department and FBI on Hillary's side.

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Still thinking about Fulang Lo and the donkey that is not a horse, I am posting something new, something previously unpublished from American Betrayal. It comes from Chapter 12, which was  the only chapter I cut down for size before publication in 2013. It was a sizeable cut -- I took the chapter from thirteen thousand words down to seven thousand words. The editorial idea was a clean sprint to the finish. I have now restored the chapter to its original form in the new audiobook.  Call it the director's cut.

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My friend Caroline Beckenhaupt writes in with a gem today from a memoir of the Cultural Revolution, Morning Breeze by Fulang Lo.  

Caroline explains that the author has asked her mentor, a writer, what the play she was writing was about. Her mentor replies:

"[It’s about] our daily life.  About how to be an honest citizen living in our land. It  is difficult to be an honest citizen, since many people have been trained to lie."

She looked at me with determination.  “Everyone has tears, as the sun has light, as the tree has leaves, everyone has a voice, as the birds in the trees. But we are taught not to be free and see and talk.  Even if we see a donkey, we must say it is a horse.”

She went on, “As a writer, one must write honestly to...

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"Influence and the Experts, III" is here.

Two Sundays ago, the audiobook of American Betrayal finally came to market nearly five years after its original hardback publication by St. Martin's Press. 

Last Sunday the Washington Post's Sunday Outlook section dismissed it as "Myth No. 5" in "Five Myths about Espionage"...

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Every Wedesday, I look forward to participating in a ten-minute segment of Secure Freedome Radio with Frank Gaffney.  After last Sunday's Washington Post Outlook section dismissed Soviet influence operations and American Betrayal both as a "myth" about espionage, Frank decided it was high time to dig in again, and so he invited me to come on for the entire show today to talk about the relaunch of American Betrayal as an audiobook, the Kremlin's subversion of...

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The Ideological War Once Known As Communism is still on. It took shape here in the United States as American Betrayal, and it continues on in  "The Red Thread."

Jeff Nyquist, Allan Dos Santos and I discuss on the latest installment of Update Brazil. 



I just peeked at Twitter and discovered that tonight, Sunday, March 18, at 8pm ET, Brooks Agnew, host of X-Squared Radio, will be re-broadcasting the American Betrayal interview he conducted with me just days after the book's release from St. Martin's Press in 2013. Brooks writes:



As I recall, our interview was scheduled for the first hour of the program, but it turned out there was no stopping our conversation as it gathered speed, so the interview ended up lasting for the entire three-hour-show. Listen tonight here.

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Earlier in the week, Sandy Rios of American Family Radio and I followed a couple of the Red Threads through the anti-Trump network working to frame and destroy the presidency of Donald Trump before it began. Listen here. 

There are so many to keep straight. For more background on the Stalin apologetics (yes, you read that right -- Stalin apologetics) of a central figure in the anti-Trump network, see "Nellie Ohr, Woman in the Middle" at The American Spectator here.  

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I am extremely pleased to present the American Betrayal audio book! 

Narrated by Yours Truly, this has been a project long in the making, but also enjoyable in the making. 

I hope readers -- listeners -- find it so as well.

  



Dear Rush,

Megadittos. Knowing how you pride yourself on accuracy, I want to clue you in to something you got wrong on yesterday's show. 

You started out just fine:

And it reminds me that they hate Joe McCarthy, ’cause Joe McCarthy found communists everywhere in the government. 

This is true. Kudos to you for noting that Sen. McCarthy did, indeed, find secret communists inside the federal government, plotting the overthrow, violent and/or stealthy, of the United States government, even as they were on the payroll of the American taxpayer. Such simple clarity is a crucial step to take if the American people are ever to visualize the mechanism of communist subversion that continues to take our constitutional republic down, instead of continuing to fight blind. Nonetheless, it is our sad state that, following that grand ideological "victory" of ours in the Cold War against...

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The following excerpt is from "Nellie Ohr, Woman in the Middle."

Remember when the Soviet Union “vanished” in 1991? So, too, all of the experts told us, did its nasty communist strategies to destroy the United States and control the world. How marvelous it was, then, that Russia stopped running its Soviet-era intelligence armies and terror networks against us — except, of course, for CIA officer Aldrich Ames, who was arrested in 1994, three years after the “end” of the USSR, while working for a “defunct” KGB. Then there was Soviet-Russian spymaster Sergei Tretyakov, busily orchestrating old-time subversion against us until his defection in 2000. Oh, and don’t forget the FBI’s Robert Hanssen, dead-dropping away for the Kremlin until his shock-arrest in 2001. And what about...

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Thanks to Vlad Tepes for kindly editing the Center for Security Policy CPAC panel, "Whither Freedom," into each speaker's part. Here is mine.   



Remember the Indonesian Chinese banking family, the Riadys of Lippogate infamy? 

Maybe not. It's hard to keep so many crooks straight. I am refreshing my memory (and learning) in The Year of the Rat by Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II.

Early on, the authors explain that the Riadys had "a long-term relationship with a Chinese intelligence agency," as the Senate later learned from the CIA, and the Riadys had a long-term relationship with the Clintons.

As of Clinton-Gore Inauguration Day 1993 -- to which James Riady and the Riadys' American representative John Huang gave $100.000 apiece; and to which the Riadys brought a large number of friends from Indonesia -- here is what the authors say about the Riadys of Indonesia.

They were knowing, participating agents of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and its intelligence services.

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Some readers may remember columnist Bret Stephens as a generous contributor to the "The Right's Anti-Trump Lexicon," starting way back in August 2015, when he wrote in the Wall Street Journal:

If by now you don’t find Donald Trump appalling, you’re appalling."

"A is for Appalling": Takes you back, doesn't it? Then there was, "S is for Sewer": 

The candidacy of Donald Trump is the open sewer of American conservatism.

What nuance. And who could forget "S is for Stench"?

Trump's agenda is "a parade of semi-sophisticated policies that act as bathroom deodorizer to...

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If this hurts your head, good. 

We would seem to be looking at another in the series of "switches" I was talking about at CPAC last week in the CSP panel, "Whither Freedom." 

Hillary Clinton -- mother of Russian hypersonic missile technology, wife of Bill, father of the Chinese MIRV, and patron of the spying scandal "dossier" -- has the brazenness to tell us "the Russians are still coming," as if her entire career has not been devoted to weakening this democratic republic. What she is really doing, au fond, is whacking President Trump for his wanting to modernize the US nuclear arsenal. The audacity is almost literally mind-blowing -- Russian disinformation taken to rare heights.  

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Franklin Foer's latest about Paul Manafort is very long but several items pop out right away, starting with the shocking opening sequence about Manafort's time under unspecified medical care in 2015: 

The clinic permitted Paul Manafort one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, his voice often soaked in tears. “Apparently he sobs daily,” his daughter Andrea, then 29, texted a friend. During the spring of 2015, Manafort’s life had tipped into a deep trough. A few months earlier, he had intimated to his other daughter, Jessica, that suicide was a possibility. He would...

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Yesterday, I had the privilege to join Katie Hopkins and Deborah Weiss at C-PAC 2018 on a Center for Security Policy panel moderated by Frank Gaffney. Our topic was "Whither Freedom?" and we three panelists each treated a different threat -- the Left/Russia (me), Islamization of Europe (Katie) and sharia (Deborah).

In each case, the threat to freedom is compounded if not created by deception -- Big Lies entrenched as conventional wisdom, "fake news," false narrative, all of which drive crucial strategic missteps while disarming our natuarl reflexes and undermining our natural loyalties.

When it comes to the Left/Russia, just think: If Joseph McCarthy is not the demon child of American history and is in fact the hero of American history then everything we've been taught is wrong. ...



Now, at The American Spectator, my latest on Nellie Ohr (Stalin apologist), Robert Mueller (He always gets his ... political masters served), and "Putin

"Is it a surprise to find a Stalin apologist at the center of the Steele dossier scandal?"

Gotta hand it to Special Counsel Robert Mueller: He knows how to set off a stick of dynamite. I refer, of course, to his office’s recent indictment of thirteen Russians in Russia, which we are now to chase after, yelling “Pearl Harbor!” on the Left and “No collusion!” on the Right, forgetting all about the coalescing revelations of corruption and conspiracy and, yes, Russian influence, to elect Hillary Clinton in 2016, and, failing that, to destroy the Trump presidency.

The key is still in the “dossier” spying scandal.

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Tomorrow afternoon at 5pm ET, I will be joining the Center for Security Policy panel at CPAC to ponder "Whither Freedom?" with Katie Hopkins of Rebel Media and Deborah Weiss of CSP. 

CSP will be live-streaming our panel here.

 



This week marks the 73rd anniversary of the British and American firebombing of Dresden.

American Betrayal makes the case that it was Stalin's sophisticated campaigns of deception against his allies (his enemies, too), led in the US by his agents of influence inside the Roosevelt administration, that prolonged the fighting in WWII for the express purpose of allowing the Soviet Union and its communist allies in Europe and Asia to reach and seize much of Europe and Asia, exactly as they did. 

A brief excerpt to mark the barbarous carnage and destruction, which conventional wisdom extols for saving civilization.

... In human terms, a shorter war would have meant millions fewer casualties, from the Nazi death houses to the battlefields; indeed, a shorter war would also have spared Central Europe’s urban centers, which were flattened by Allied firebombing campaigns mainly in that final year of war, and particularly in those final months of fighting. The ultimate firebombing attack came at Dresden, where roughly one thousand British and U.S. heavy bombers dropped roughly four thousand tons of explosives and incendiary devices on the city center between February 13 and 15, 1945, less than three months before V-E Day on May 8, 1945. It is said, as the late historian John Keegan wrote, that this atrocious act was taken at the behest of Stalin. In the past, I’ve defended the firebombing of Dresden on the basis of the mission’s stated objectives and the Nazis’ refusal to surrender, but it is with a heavy heart that I now believe it was “necessary” only to facilitate Soviet territorial gain. On an extremely low level, defending Dresden makes me just another dupe of the great Communist con. Was obliterating Dresden and some thirty thousand of its residents to expedite the Soviet march on Berlin in America’s best interest? Of course not. It wasn’t in humanity’s best interest, either. Ironically, it was in the best interest of Dresden residents Victor and Eva Klemperer, who, having received Nazi orders to re- port for labor duty on the day before the firebombing campaign would begin, were able to escape near-certain death by the light of these raging flames of destruction.11 Then again, if the war had been shorter, it all would have been unnecessary.

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If you're joining late, Part 1 considers whether it really is likely that the anti-Trump conspirators would take the extraordinary risks they have taken simply to get Hillary Clinton elected president; or, perhaps, whether their collective panic has another explanation -- a red thread? Part 2 minutely examines Nellie H. Ohr, the Russian-speaking-ham-radio-operator Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson tried in vain to hide from investigators, and finds a tangle of red threads; Part 3 notes...

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If you're joining late, Part 1 considers whether it really is likely that the anti-Trump conspirators would take the extraordinary risks they have taken simply to get Hillary Clinton elected president; or, perhaps, whether their collective panic has another explanation -- a red thread? Part 2 minutely examines Nellie H. Ohr, the Russian-speaking-ham-radio-operator Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson tried in vain to hide from investigators, and finds a tangle of red threads; Part 3 notes...

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If you're joining late, Part 1 considers whether it really is likely that the anti-Trump conspirators would take the extraordinary risks they have taken simply to get Hillary Clinton elected president; or, perhaps, whether their collective panic has another explanation -- a red thread? Part 2 minutely examines Nellie H. Ohr, the Russian-speaking-ham-radio-operator Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson tried in vain to hide from investigators, and finds a tangle of red threads; Part 3 notes...

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Just before the memo came out, I had a chance to talk with Audrey Russo about all of the "red threads" running through the anti-Trump "coup." Here's our conversation.





Axios is the petri dish of media elite culture. Just a quick swab of its briefest briefs offers a window onto the Bromide of the Day, or, as Axios might feature it, "1 Big Thing" ("one" not being spelled out to project a determinedly ironic insolence toward boring letters). You get the picture -- or "Pic du Jour."

Today, following the president's highly effective SOTU perfornance last night, with its patriotic highs and episodes of hope and great tragedy, which the president empathetically interwove into the current state of our union (if only he had skipped that amnesty betrayal ...), Axios offers its run-down. Predictably, the emphasis is on "down". 

This in itself is not newsworthy. However, I was surprised by what seems...

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If you're joining late, Part 1 considers whether it really is likely that the anti-Trump conspirators would take the extraordinary risks they have taken simply to get Hillary Clinton elected president; or, perhaps, whether their collective panic has another explanation -- a red thread? Part 2 minutely examines Nellie H. Ohr, the Russian-speaking-ham-radio-operator Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson tried in vain to hide...

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If you're joining late, Part 1 considers whether it is really likely that the expanding web of anti-Trump conspirators would take the extraordinary risks they have taken simply to get Hillary Clinton elected president; or, perhaps, whether their collective panic has another explanation -- a red thread? Part 2 minutely examines Nellie H. Ohr, the Russian-speaking-ham-radio-operator Fusion GPS boss Glenn Simpson tried in vain to hide from investigators, and finds a tangle of red threads; Part 3 notes that Edward Baumgartner, another Fusion GPS Russia expert, was a Russian history major at Vassar (Class of 1995) when Nellie H. Ohr was a Russian professor at Vassar. 

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Red Thread 1 is here.

Red Thread 2 is here.

The following will be brief --  more tidbit than part -- but first a little background.

In a striking double-omission, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, in both his Senate and House interviews, failed to mention the name of one of his key, Russian-speaking hires who was working on the anti-Trump project for the DNC and the Clinton campaign: Nellie H. Ohr (star of Red Thread 2)....

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Red Thread 1 is here.



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Let's take a closer look at Fusion's "academic expert on Russia," Nellie H. Ohr, the mystery woman, intriguing for her marriage to DOJ official Bruce Ohr, her fluency in Russian, her ham radio operator's license, and, finally, the possibility that she had a hand in the anti-Trump "dossier." 



The "H" stands for Hauke, Ohr's maiden name. On reading through a Washington Post obituary of Kathleen A. Hauke, Nellie's mother, and a guide to the papers of her parents, Kathleen A. and Richard L. Hauke, both Ph.D.s, which are archived at the University of Rhode Island, a sketch of the Hauke family's...

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Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to discuss the anti-Trump "coup" on REELtalk with Audrey Russo.

Listen to our segment here.

Read more here.



It is hard to stop gaping at the hole where a fragmentation bomb blew up inside Trumpworld this week, prompting the president, under fresh if prepackaged attack, even by his own senior former adviser, to return massive fire. 

I refer primarily to the unfiltered, reckless statements -- ravings -- that author Michael Wolff attributes to Steve Bannon in Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. After breaking in the Guardian, these same statements were carried as a news story at Breitbart and have since gone unrefuted, also undiscussed by Steve Bannon. He has offered no reason to doubt them. 

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Dear Readers, 

Thank you for your indispensable support, apt observations and many kindnesses. May we somehow have as much to celebrate in 2018 as it looks like John Wayne, Groucho Marx and Red Skelton did about a million years ago in 1955.

Happy New Year!

Diana







Arriving at year's end, it has yet to sink in that we have lived through an attempted coup against an incoming President of the United States.

There may be a better word to describe this ordeal, but I don't know what it is. Evidence already indicates that a subversive effort was mounted from inside the US government by the Deep State under Barack Obama, and from outside the US government by entities including the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee and their law firm, Perkins Coie. Plotters include Obama White House, "Intelligence Community," and Justice Department officials, some of whom continue to serve in the Trump administration. This same effort has international dimensions, encompassing elements of British and Russian intelligence, coordinated through the "opposition research" firm of Fusion GPS, which almost looks like an intelligence agency itself,...

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Out of a reported 10,000 texts between senior, adulterous Justice Department/FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, Strzok's "insurance policy" text is naturally attracting considerable attention -- although noticeably not in the New York Times and assorted media followers who set course by it. 



Predictably, neither is Peter Strzok's mention of the "Espionage Machine Party."



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Campaign for justice -- or something else?

NBC has posted written testimony submitted electronically to the Senate Judiciary Committee by Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who is the media's appointed super-agent of Trump-Putin "collusion," primarily as a result of her June 9, 2016 meeting with Don Trump Jr. and others at Trump Tower in Manhattan. I still consider her beyond my own powers of evaluation but a person of considerable interest nonetheless.

Here are some highlights from just the first few pages of of the 52 page document.

Veselnitskaya's November 20, 2017 statement begins with an explosive charge:

Since 2013, I have been investigating the activities of William Browder in the Russian Federation. And the fact that today, the Senate Committee and at least three other bodies – two intelligence committees and a special attorney – are investigating me and my colleagues, as well as the US President himself and his friends and family, is a well prepared entrée served by William Browder – a tax fraudster who has been under investigation for 12 years, who was convicted in Russia and sentenced to nine years in prison without the right to ever conduct business again, whose name is on a federal wanted list, and who is a former US citizen who renounced his American passport in order not to pay US taxes1 -William Browder.

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The presses are stopped, the news is broken. Make that, the presses are broken, the news is stopped.

We're supposed to partake of paroxysms of Mueller-mania now that Mike Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the FBI (but #NeverHillary) and is "prepared to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight ISIS together in Syria."

Whatever "initially" does or does not portend, we just might pause for some 3-D perspective, which our Cyclops Media cannot and does not want to register, let alone make plain.

Let's say President Trump did direct his incoming National Security Advisor Mike Flynn to make contact with the Russians about ISIS in...

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My first job was as a swimsuit fit model. I was 17. I worked for a smaller Warnaco company called High Tide in Los Angeles and made $20 an hour, which was about 7 times the minimum wage in 1979. Most of the day, I sat on the carpeted floor of my stall dressing room in a bathrobe reading some book until I was asked to put on a bathing suit to wear for the designer in her office, the lady who headed the sewing workshop, or a conference room or office to show a suit for executives or buyers. As I recall, the executives were men except for my boss, Shirley (the company ran on a  first-name-basis), the buyers were mainly women. 

One day, one of the vice presidents asked me to show him the string bikini in his office, so I did. Twice. After the third time ("turn around"), I walked down the hall into the president's office, and told "Lin" what was going on. He was very nice,...

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Earlier today, Bill Browder, American-born British billionaire and also grandson of the notorious CPUSA leader Earl Browder, posted the above picture on Twitter from inside a conference on "human rights challenges" at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. Hosted by the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the conference was billed as an "international hearing" into the death of Browder's longtime accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, in Russian state custody. Browder's tweet reads: "Magnitsky denial filmmaker complaining how unfairly he's been treated in his ambitions to spread FSB version that Magnitsky wasn't murdered." 

Tsk, tsk. I don't know what filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov said -- he was not permitted to record the proceedings -- but you would think that whatever it was, Browder could take it: five scheduled minutes of dissent in an uninterrupted battery of pro-Browder speakers...

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Note to readers: This essay originally ran on January 17, 2017, but in light of new context in cascading sex scandals there may be reason to take another look at the whole story. Also, I will add a warning about obscene photos below.  



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Behold the Washington Post Style section of January 3, 2017.

All but the trimmings of Page One and Two belong to a woman named Amanda Kleinman, who, we are told, is the leading victim of the headline's "Troll Patrol" -- online harassment resulting from that "viral fake news conspiracy theory" known as "Pizzagate." 

What is "Pizzagate?" Whatever it is, it is either not on the media menu (a la Breitbart);...

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On November 14, 2017, a red-hot Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) scorched Attorney General Jeff Sessions with a series of questions arising from this Justice Department's failure to restore the lost principle of one law for all citizens.

To date, all public signs point to a developing crisis that no one who pulled the lever for Trump in 2016 ever imagined: The Trump Justice Department under AG Sessions appears to be placing the Clinton machine, the Obama administration, and the "Intelligence Community" beyond accountability, despite  masses of evidence of the crudest corruption and lawlessness. Resurgent congressional pressure along with some shrewd reporting are making the need to investigate grotesquely obvious -- except to AG Sessions. And that is the rub. If Hillary Clinton had been elected last November, doubtless her attorney general would have long ago ensured that all of this same evidence disappeared. Today, Donald Trump's attorney general seems to be trying to do much the...

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I was tremendously impressed by the news broken by The Intercept, confirmed by NBC, and run by many outlets (but not Breitbart), that President Trump had the good sense, awareness and moxie to ask CIA Director Mike Pompeo to meet with former NSA official William Binney to discuss a report by Binney and a group of former intelligence professionals that directly challenges the whole "Russian hack" story. Bottom line: it was a "leak" from the inside, not a "hack" from the outside.

Of course, such analysis blows up the political narrative we are supposed to accept by rote: "The Russians" cyber-invaded the DNC and John Podesta's email account to help Donald Trump win the election; thus, the narrative goes, Trump's election was "delegitimized."

Further...

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Thirteen years after the Islamic ritual murder of Theo van Gogh on the streets of Amsterdam, few honor Theo van Gogh because few speak the truth about Islam.

The lies multiply and grow, proclaimed and enshrined by dishonorable minions of deceit.    

Can a civilization recover when all of its institutions are corrupt? 





It's really not Britisher Douglas Murray's fault. He just happened to blunder onto the pages of the wrong American magazine, National Review, to ponder the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution. In an essay titled, "The Russian Revolution, 100 Years On: Its Enduring Allure and Menace," Murray asks himself why it is, 100 million deaths later, that Communism is not held in the same disrepute as Nazism. Noticing whitewash all around, he writes: "While everybody knows the stories of the good anti-Nazis from more than seven decades ago, the heroes of anti-Communism are becoming forgotten."

Too true -- but no small thanks to the biases enforced by National Review, which,...

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April 2016 was a busy month for the Bigfoot Democrat law firm Perkins Coie, the DNC and, of course, Hillary Clinton.

According to the Washington Post, it was in April 2016 that Marc Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained GPS Fusion, sponsor of the "dodgy dossier," on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC. 

Finally, the Democrat mystery clients unmasked!

It was also in "late April" 2016 that the DNC detected "unusual network activity" on its servers, as it would later claim to the Washington Post.

What did the DNC do? Call the FBI? Nope. It called Perkins...

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