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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

After reading American Betrayal and much of the vituperation generated by neconservative "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

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.


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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Apr 19

Written by: Diana West
Thursday, April 19, 2012 2:19 PM 

Illustration by Pat Crowley

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Today, I am posting a contribution from a longtime email correspondent, George W. Ford, who opens with a simple, vital question:

Will we ever read in the  media -- even in the conservative media -- that President Obama is a fraud? 

Will we ever read an article that opens, for example: "In  2008, we elected a man who turned out to be a fraud.  Barack Obama deliberately misled the country about his origins, implying that he was eligible to hold the office of the Presidency." 

The Webster's definitions of fraud include: intentional deception to cause a person to give up ... some lawful right; something said or done to deceive; or, colloquially, a person who deceives or is not what he pretends to be.  

President Obama is a fraud, not "may be" a fraud.  But media, elected officials, and, worst of all, conservatives avoid drawing this conclusion, or even acknowledging the holes in the Obama biographical record.  .

One reason often cited for avoiding this characterization is that the "birther" issue is a political loser. It brings too much heat, and too little gain. The time to address this issue has come and gone, it is said.  Barack Obama must be defeated "politically" and "on the issues."  Conservatism must be allowed to go head to head with liberal-leftism.

So, to advance the effort to vote the President out of office in November, conservative opinion leaders avoid the birth certificate issue and other related biographical deceptions by the President.  Discussion of the issue is forbidden so that the GOP can take back the White House.  The truth is sacrificed to a higher goal.

After years of court battles to hide his birth certificate, a lawyer for the President flew to Hawaii last April to pick up two certified copies of the long-form birth certificate, and bring them back to the White House so that the President could announce on TV that Donald Trump and Jerome Corsi were blowing smoke.  A PDF copy was posted on a government website as authentic, as attested to by the President.

GOP leaders and almost every conservative writer went silent, with scant critical examination of the suspicious timing of this PR stunt, coming as it did just after Trump had tied Huckabee in the polls, and Corsi's book Where's the Birth Certificate? had gone to #1 on Amazon.  Not only did the President's opposition party ignore the significance of this pattern of events, but there were no calls to view the original birth certificate, or at least to have the opportunity to analyze forensically a scan of an original.

Threats of astroturf boycotts, actual astroturf boycotts, FCC investigations, being driven off the air -- these are at minimum menacing and at full sail can inflict real damage.  Still, the truth remains.  At some point, this story will come out, to the embarrassment of the nation -- but especially the Right.

The core of this embarrassment will be the failure to state clearly and repeat tenaciously the nature of the fraud.  Intentional misrepresentation is the basis of fraud.   By hiding his records, President Obama has concealed what any President must reveal.  These acts of non-disclosure were intended to induce people to vote for him.  This was a false representation, designed to deceive voters.  The President chose to pursue a dishonest strategy, passed off as something genuine.

That makes the President of the United States a trickster, a pretender, a cheat, and an impostor. But what does it make the rest of us?  Our shared acquiescence in this hoax by Republican and Democratic politicians and news organizations represents a startlingly clear case of a near complete collapse of the principle that binds our country together: respect for the law.

The top figures at CBS News went after George W. Bush in 2000 -- with forged documents.  The forgery was exposed, and the top figures paid the price.  So it isn't as if we have lost the ability to discern between the truth and a lie.  But conservatives are paralyzed by political correctness on Barack Obama's eligibility issue, and defend their inaction with the argument of political expediency.  That is a harsh judgment, particularly given that the political right preaches that leftist-liberalism is one big lie abetted by the PC police.

David Horowitz makes the case that 64 million people voted for Obama in 2008, and this national act of political participation alone trumps everything about missing documents, and makes it senseless or worse to invalidate these votes.  This is a good point.  But the election is not the end of the story.  President Obama needs credibility once he gets into office. That's why the truth is so important.

Barack Obama had writing credit for two books before he turned 47. Both were about him. Why would someone who has so much to hide write books about himself?  Given all that Jack Cashill, Corsi and others have revealed about the fabricated events of Obama's life, the question answers itself. Obama goes through life wearing a disguise. It's time to take off his mask.

George W. Ford is a marketing strategist with extensive experience in Southeast Asia.

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