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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

"[West] only claims `to connect the dots,' which is a very modest description of the huge and brilliant work she has obviously done. ... 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. 

"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 

"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. ... 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."

-- 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

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.

-- 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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Apr 4

Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, April 04, 2012 12:30 PM 

On January 18, 2012, Marine Cpl. Christopher Bordoni was grievously injured in a suicide bombing in Kajaki Sofla bazaar.

On April 3, 2012, the 21-year-old died of his wounds in a military hospital.

Not two weeks earlier, Marine Cpl. Christopher Bordon's mother Carol posted the following account of her 21-year-old son's medical condition. It is, among other things, an example of clear and affecting expository writing that Americans should read to understand what the nation has asked and continues to ask of our military, too often without heed and care for the cost.

March 22, 2012

We have been in San Antonio for 60 days now. We realize that since the moment of the "incident", there have been amazing people every step of the way that brought Chris home to us, and have since kept him here with us. We don’t ever ask why this happened to him, for that would be a wasted use of our energy and distract us from our focus of getting Christopher through this. We believe in the power of positive energy, and ask that all of you continue to think of him and pray for his healing.

I wanted to update all of you, but at the same time respect Christopher’s privacy. So, if I am vague about the details, please understand. Chris is still critical and in the ICU. As you may know, he suffered multiple injuries in Afghanistan, and has since faced many additional life threatening conditions while being hospitalized. We have become accustomed to things changing day to day, which is why it has been so difficult for us to provide updates. He is currently recovering from pneumonia that really took a toll on him, so he is very weak and not very responsive right now. However, he is headed in the right direction, and we believe he can overcome this.

Chris is still on a ventilator with a tracheotomy. He has not been able to speak to us. His only way of communicating has been by sticking out his tongue and using head movements to answer yes and no questions. However, at times when his body is fighting so hard to heal or when he is just too tired, even that communication diminishes, which is very difficult for all of us. I heard his voice in my dream the other night, and cannot wait until the day I really hear him say "Hi Mom".

Chris has undergone numerous surgeries. He does great in the OR. We’re sure he’s just showing off for his doctors! Some of his vitals have been improving lately which is a good sign. Also, one of his other injuries seems to be improving and the doctor hopes to resume his tube feeding sometime in the next few days. That will provide him with the additional needed nutrition to heal. We are very hopeful that it will happen soon.

Some days seem so long, but are over so quickly. We are taking care of ourselves so we can be here and support Chris, no matter how long it takes. All of the support we have received from family, friends, community and others from across the country means so much to us, and it is a big part of why we have been able to stay positive and strong. Chris is fighting his biggest battle yet, and has shown all of us what a real hero he is.

Love to all.

Christopher Bordoni, RIP.

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