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American Betrayal


"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

If the Soviet penetration of Washington, D.C., was so wide and so deep that it functioned like an occupation …
If, as a result of that occupation, American statecraft became an extension of Soviet strategy …
If the people who caught on – investigators, politicians, defectors – and tried to warn the American public were demonized, ridiculed and destroyed for the good of that occupation and to further that strategy …
And if the truth was suppressed by an increasingly complicit Uncle Sam …

Would you feel betrayed?

Now available from St. Martin's Press, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character

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Mar 28

Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 4:34 PM 

US Army Sgt. William R. Wilson III with his mother Kim. Sgt. Wilson was gunned down on Monday, March 26, 2012, by a member of the Afghan police force. Wilson and his family have paid the ultimate price for what JCC Gen. Dempsey is now calling "the additional risk" of"partnering" with Afghan Muslims subject to jihad's call.


Two British troops were also killed by Afghan security forces on Monday. Since I last updated my quite unofficial figures on January 20 with the murders of four French troops, seven more Americans and two Albanians were murdered by Afghan security forces. The Albanian incident, which took place on February 20, occurred as Albanian troops were accompanying a USAID team for a meeting about opening two schools and a health center, when 11 Afghan policemen opened fire. They were all arrested.

This brings my grim toll -- General Dempsey's "additional risk" -- since November 2009 to 65. War correspondent Michael Yon, meanwhile, estimates 200 troops have been murdered in such attacks, whichwe know the Pentagon is routinely lying about.

This week, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey rather opaquely discussed these murders, obscuring the fact that they are the heart of the terrible price America is paying for see-no-Islam, Great Society with Guns, dhimmi, failed COIN in the Umma.

From American Forces Prss Service:

The United States still must balance its national security interests against the price service members in Afghanistan are paying, Dempsey said. "I’ll tell you definitively at this point that our national security interests are such that we have to take the additional risk that this brings," he added.

Really, General? Could you ecplain the "national" security interest involved that justifies the risk?

NATO and U.S. leaders can explore other avenues as well, the chairman said, noting that the more closely NATO and Afghan forces are partnered at the small-unit level, the less likely a so-called `green-on-blue' incident happens. However, he said, big units partnered with other big units don’t seem to have the same effect.

Now, we're down to "only" one or three a week....

The more individual partnering is, the chairman said, the less likely it is that such incidents occur. “So we are also looking at different ways to partner and work with them,” he said.

Officials will examine the situation and make recommendations in the near future, Dempsey told reporters. “It is a risk to the force, and it is a risk to the nation, and we have to stay on top of it,” he said.


"Local soldier killed in Afghanistan"

U.S. Army Sgt. William R. Wilson III was known for putting others first.

As a son and older brother, he was always there for his parents, William and Kim, and his brothers, Wesley and Jeremy.

Friends on Tuesday recalled his compassion in spending hours and days at the bedside of a Williamsville North classmate comforting her as she battled advanced stages of leukemia.

And he was always there "for his guys" as a U.S. Army squad leader.

"Anybody who met Billy considered him a brother or a son," said Wesley Wilson, 21, outside the family's Getzville home Tuesday evening. "He was a superhero."

Maybe that's why the one-story brick home on Dodge Road was surrounded by friends and neighbors who stopped by to share stories, show their support for the Wilson family and comfort them when word filtered out that Wilson, 27, was killed Monday in Afghanistan.

Kristen Fahnestock was one of them.

A classmate of Wilson in Williamsville North's Class of 2003, Fahnestock fought back tears describing her friend.

"He was an incredibly caring and compassionate guy. He believed in everything he was doing," she said.

The scene was unmistakable to passers-by. Dozens of cars lined Dodge Road and parked on the family's front lawn, which was outlined in small American flags. Two large U.S. Army flags flew in the front yard, and the trunk of a huge old-growth tree was wrapped in yellow ribbon.

Wilson, a seven-year veteran of the military, died in the latest attack in which Afghan security forces apparently turned on their foreign allies, according to reports.

Wilson was was one of three NATO soldiers killed Monday by Afghan forces and police in two separate incidents. He was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan local police as he approached a local police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan, according to news reports.

Also on Monday, two British soldiers were gunned down by an Afghan soldier in front of the main gate of a civilian-military base in southern Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported.

The killings reflect a spike in tensions between Afghan and NATO forces that follow an American soldier's alleged massacre of Afghan civilians and the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base.

News of Wilson's death stunned family members, who asked for some privacy Tuesday, saying they expect to make further public statements in coming days. Arrangements remained incomplete Tuesday.

"I can't tell you a lot about what happened," his younger brother, Jeremy, 25, said in a brief conversation by telephone with The News on Tuesday afternoon. "He had a lot of friends and family. He touched a lot of lives."

Added Wesley Wilson, later: "It's hard. Right now, we're really just grasping everything."

Family members just saw Wilson a few weeks ago when he was home on leave. He had only headed back overseas earlier this month.

"Just wanted to thank all the fam and friends back home for a great time on leave," Wilson posted on his Facebook wall March 12. "Sorry I wasnt able to see some, but I'll catch you next time. Really had a blast and looking foward to the summer. Thanks! Slowly making my way back to the boys!"

"The boys," was Wilson's way of referring to his brotherhood of soldiers, according to Fahnestock.

"This was something he was meant to do," she said of Wilson's military career. "He loved it."

On his Facebook page, Wilson describes himself as a "squad leader" in the U.S. Army and shows a picture of a soldier -- possibly himself -- giving a high-five to a child in what looks to be a war zone.

Between May 2005 and May 2008, he was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. In July 2008, he became squad leader and was stationed in Grafenwohr, Germany.

Fahnestock credited Wilson as being the glue that kept a close-knit bond of the Class of 2003 together long after graduation. She recalled Wilson's dedication to Jacquie Hirsch, a fellow classmate who was diagnosed with leukemia not long after she graduated from Geneseo State College with plans to become a teacher.

Jacquie died in 2008. But, Wilson always fought to make it back to Western New York in July to be at the annual Tinker Ball dance to raise money for the foundation in her honor.

The teary-eyed Fahnestock admitted it sounded trite Tuesday, but said, "It's a little bit of a comfort they're together now," calling Wilson and Hirsch "soul mates."

"He was a one of a kind," Wesley Wilson said.



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