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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

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-- Steven Kates, Quadrant

“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

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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

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.

"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

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-- 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

American Betrayal is a monumental achievement. Brilliant and important.

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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 29

Written by: Diana West
Thursday, March 29, 2012 5:57 AM 

Jerome Corsi has all the details on the latest twist on the Obama-eligibility-turned-forgery story at WND.com, the uniquely indefatigable news site advancing this amazingly, shockingly, unconscionably non-covered story. WND.com, of course, also runs my syndicated column, and thank goodness since some undetermined number of my regular outlets declined to print (spiked) last week's entry, "Silence of the Lapdogs." Stalwarts newspapers who have bucked the self-censoring trend so far range from the Galesburg, Il. Register-Mail to the Pottstown, PA Mercury (Pottstown was the hometown of John O'Hara, a favorite of mine) to the folklorically named Black Hills Pioneer and Weekly Prospecter in Spearfish, SD.

Actually, those three are the only first newspapers to show up with last week's column in the Google news search. Then again, that search engine never indicates more than a few of the roughly 100  newspapers that run the column weekly. If any readers come across the Arpaio Posse column in their local papers, I'd be interested in hearing about it (email me at: deathofthegrownup@verizon.net).

(Update: Scroll to bottom for reader-assisted newspaper roll call.)

Meanwhile, the overall blackout/chilling effect on this story did not go unnoticed. Last week, Lucianne.com stepped in to help pick up the slack while  Thomas Lifson at American Thinker and Roger Kimball at Pajamas Media both weighed in to great effect.

And about that latest twist? With evidence that Obama's Selective Service Registration Card was forged, Sheriff Arpaio requested that the Selective Service permit the posse to see the original card on file. Corsi writes:

A three-sentence March 22 letter written on behalf of Selective Service Director Lawrence G. Romo, however, dismissed the request.

“This Agency has no evidence that President Obama’s 1980 registration is not authentic,” wrote Richard S. Flahavan, associate director of public & intergovernmental affairs. ...

No, but Sheriff Arpaio does!

“However, if you have any credible evidence to the contrary and believe that a Federal crime has been committed, we suggest that it be turned over immediately to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to pursue,” Flahavan said.

 

In response, Arpaio yesterday sent a second letter to Romo, requesting clarification.

“If your office has the original, authentic Selective Service registration form for Barack Obama from July 29, 1980, please indicate whether or not you are in possession of this document,” Arpaio wrote.

“If the document is in your possession, please make it available for inspection by my Sheriff’s Office investigators. We will travel to your facility to analyze it.”

Apraio gave Romo 10 days to respond.

Much more here.

Additional outlets carrying the column include:

Las Vegas Review-Journal

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