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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.

"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, 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, fabrictaed, 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 lacking "sacred cows" remains intact. The resulting beneficiaries are the readers, especially those who can deal with the truth.

-- Wes Vernon, Renew America

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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

Diana West masterfully reminds us of what history is for: to suggest action for the present. She paints for us the broad picture of our own long record of failing to recognize bullies and villains. She shows how American denial today reflects a pattern that held strongly in the period of the Soviet Union. She is the Michelangelo of Denial.

-- Amity Shlaes, author of Coolidge and The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

American Betrayal is a monumental achievement. Brilliant and important.

-- Monica Crowley, Fox News analyst, radio host and author of What the Bleep Just Happened: The Happy Warriors Guide to the Great American Comeback

"If you haven't read Diana West's "American Betrayal" yet, you're missing out on a terrific, real-life thriller."

-- Brad Thor, author of the New York Times bestsellers Hidden Order, Black List and The Last Patriot.


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Apr 9

Written by: Diana West
Monday, April 09, 2012 6:20 AM 

Pastor Terry Jones continues to fight for free speech against sharia in America, taking his battle back to one of the most Islamic enclaves in America -- Dearborn, Michigan. There. in Dearborn's latest sharia-complying outrage, the city actually asked Jones to sign a legal agreement to forfeit his legal rights regarding any harm that might befall him during his latest lawful protest. Jones filed suit, and a Detroit federal judge ruled last week in his favor. 

What is notable about the Detroit Free Press account (below) of what happened when Jones recently returned to Dearborn is the way the story is constructed. It's not so much that pieces are missing, but rather that pieces appear out of order. In the newspaper report, 1) Jones warns about Islamic domination and sharia; 2) the mosque is on "lockdown" surrounded by 30 police cars and traffic into the area is halted; and 3) a sign at the Islamic Center reads "Happy Easter."

How's that for topsy-turvy? Then, finally, a partial explanation of what's really going on:

Unlike Jones' last two visits to Dearborn, this one was uneventful, with no arrests and no street clashes.

In June, Dearborn police arrested six counter-protesters who confronted Jones as he walked toward the Arab festival in Dearborn after he held an anti-Islam rally at Dearborn City Hall. And two months before that, in April 2011, police arrested some counter-protesters after they swarmed across Michigan Avenue to challenge Jones as he was speaking at City Hall.

Jones said during his talk Saturday that he also is concerned about the free-speech rights of Americans. He pointed to his own recent experiences in Dearborn as an example of Islamic law encroaching on American freedoms.

In the past year, Jones has battled the City of Dearborn for the right to speak in front of the mosque. Last year, a Dearborn judge threw him briefly in jail and ordered him to stay away from the mosque for three years. That decision was later overturned by a Detroit judge.

Last month, the city asked Jones to sign a legal agreement that would make him forfeit his legal rights stemming from any possible incident at the event, before protesting. Jones then filed a lawsuit, prompting a Detroit federal judge to rule Thursday in his favor.

Bottom line: Free speech exists in Islamic Dearborn only for as long as a man of courage like Terry Jones  exercises it. Then it's back to sharia. This is a vital lesson applicable everywhere in this time of Islamic jihad to extend sharia, as advanced by dhimmi such as Hillary Clinton. Free speech exists only as long as free people everywhere follow Terry Jones' example and exercise it.

From the Detroit Free Press:

Speaking in front of the biggest mosque in Michigan, the Florida pastor known for burning the Quran blasted Islam and called upon Americans to take back their country.

"Islam has one goal -- that is world domination," said Jones, wearing sunglasses, jeans and a faded black leather jacket. "It's time to stand up."

Holding signs that read "I Will Not Submit," about 20 supporters cheered as Jones and his assistant spoke outside the Islamic Center of America, a Dearborn mosque that sits off Ford Road.

Framed by the mosque's minarets, Jones said he is concerned that the growth of the Muslim population in metro Detroit and the U.S. will lead to the oppression of non-Muslims.

"Muslims, no matter where they go around the world ... they push their agenda on the society," Jones said. "We must take back America."

The mosque was placed on lockdown Saturday afternoon, with about 30 police cars from Detroit, Dearborn, Wayne County and the State of Michigan surrounding the area, which also includes several churches.

Traffic in and out was prevented, disappointing some worshipers who were not aware of Jones' rally and could not access the mosque. During the anti-Muslim rally, an electronic billboard at the Islamic Center read, "Happy Easter."

About 500 feet from Jones was a group of about 50 counter-protesters, some of whom were with By Any Means Necessary, a militant group rooted in Communism that uses confrontational tactics.

If you are wondering why Communists would support sharia, memorize this.

Police prevented them from approaching the grassy area in front of the mosque where Jones spoke. Muslim leaders had urged people not to attend Saturday's counter-protest.

Unlike Jones' last two visits to Dearborn, this one was uneventful, with no arrests and no street clashes.

In June, Dearborn police arrested six counter-protesters who confronted Jones as he walked toward the Arab festival in Dearborn after he held an anti-Islam rally at Dearborn City Hall. And two months before that, in April 2011, police arrested some counter-protesters after they swarmed across Michigan Avenue to challenge Jones as he was speaking at City Hall.

Jones said during his talk Saturday that he also is concerned about the free-speech rights of Americans. He pointed to his own recent experiences in Dearborn as an example of Islamic law encroaching on American freedoms.

In the past year, Jones has battled the City of Dearborn for the right to speak in front of the mosque. Last year, a Dearborn judge threw him briefly in jail and ordered him to stay away from the mosque for three years. That decision was later overturned by a Detroit judge.

Last month, the city asked Jones to sign a legal agreement that would make him forfeit his legal rights stemming from any possible incident at the event, before protesting. Jones then filed a lawsuit, prompting a Detroit federal judge to rule Thursday in his favor.

Jones was represented for free in his battles with the city by the Ann Arbor-based Thomas More Law Center, a conservative Christian group established by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan.

During the talk, some supporters of Jones made derogatory remarks and jokes about Muslims. When Jones criticized the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for what he sees as their overreaction to the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida, one supporter blurted out: "Throw 'em in the pit with the Muslims."

After the rally, supporters of Jones posed for photos in front of the mosque.

A crew with Real Catholic TV, a media outlet based in Ferndale that is owned by a member of Opus Dei, was at the rally. Its host, Michael Voris, said he supports Jones' right to free speech and his view that Islamic law is a potential threat to the U.S.

Down the road, counter-protester Wissam Chalk, 32, of Redford Township said: "America is made for all. We are all one."

Fellow counter-protestor Laura Dennis, 38, of Detroit held up a sign that read: "God Loves Us All."

Speaking about Jones, Dennis said: "This guy's just a hatemonger, no different from the Klan or a Nazi."

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