Thursday, December 07, 2023

I would like to call attention to my Reader's Corner blog, where I am trying to stay current posting the interesting, marvelous, shocking, humbling letters I am receiving from readers of American Betrayal.

I am also happy to note 59 60 -- 60! -- 5-star reader reviews at Amazon, out of 72 reader reviews.

The MSM may stay silent about the book, but its readers are not.

To listen to Andrea Tantoros and me discuss Huma Abedin and her Muslim Brotherhood background and exactly why that demands further inquiry, click here, Our two segments start around the 27-minute mark.

From the Financial Times:

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire Saudi Arabian investor, has warned that his country’s oil-dependent economy is increasingly vulnerable to competition from the US shale revolution, setting him at odds with his country’s oil ministry and Opec officials.

In an open letter addressed to Ali Naimi, the Saudi oil minister, the prince called on the government to accelerate plans to diversify the economy.

"Our country is facing continuous threat because of its almost total dependency on oil," he wrote in the letter, copied to King Abdullah, Prince Alwaleed's uncle, among others.


The letter, which was accompanied by several others addressed to officials including the finance minister, was posted to Prince Alwaleed’s Twitter account on Sunday....

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Just another press bulletin from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) -- and, therefore, put away loose crockery and stop operating heavy machinery:

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED Caveats: NONE Good Morning, Today, SIGAR released an audit highlighting concerns with USAID's Stability in Key Areas Programs (SIKA), which was set up to address sources of instability in Afghan communities.  The audit found that after 16 months and $47 million spent, USAID had not met essential program objectives.  None of the funds spent had gone to grants that would fund projects to address instability as called for in the contracts, even though this was deemed the essential component to the program.  The $47 million was largely spent on workshops and training sessions resulting in community dissatisfaction with the lack of progress in implementing grants. 

Forty-seven million dollars' worth of workshops and training session will disaffect anyone. But all that money spent to teach...

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One of my favorite things to do is go on Trentovision with Tom Trento, C.J. and the rest of the "bunker boys" of the United West -- so smart, so funny. Here's our most recent installment from yesterday.

"Citizen Scholar" Spencer Irvine and I discuss American Betrayal, July 17, 2013, Washington, DC.

This week's syndicated column

Nationalized health care was one of the first programs enacted by the Bolsheviks after they seized power in 1917. Nearly a century later, the U.S. enacted “Obamacare.”

Who won the Cold War again? This is one of the questions I work over in my new book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” (St. Martin’s Press). Can we realistically claim liberty and free markets triumphed over collectivism when today there is only a thin Senate line trying to fend off Obamacare’s totalitarian intrusions into citizens’ lives? We see perhaps a dozen or so patriots led by conservative ace Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, gallantly mustering forces to defund further enforcement of this government behemoth aborning. (Call your senators and ask them to join – or tell you why they didn’t at the next town hall.) How can we maintain that the republic endured when a centralized super-state has taken its place?

So, once more, who really won the...

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From RTL Nieuws, a story about what Dutch political leaders are reading on their summer vacations:

De PVV doet geen uitspraken over het vakantieadres van Geert Wilders. Maar hij heeft wat lichte lectuur meegenomen, zoals 'Understanding dhimmitude' en 'American Betrayal', vertelt z'n voorlichtster.

Translation (via Google translate):

The PVV will not comment on the holiday address of Geert Wilders. But he has brought some light reading, such as 'Understanding Dhimmitude' and 'American Betrayal', says his spokeswoman.

Understanding Dhimmitude is Bat Ye'or's new book. American Betrayal, of course, is mine.


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Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), bless him, isn't letting go of Benghazi and seeks a select committee to  investigate the many secrets of Benghazi that remain unknown to the American people.

To that end, Wolf  has been taking to the House floor to ask a Benghazi "Question of the Day."

There are seven to date.

Question #7 reveals that Amb. Stevens made multiple phone calls seeking help on that terrible night:

According to an excerpt of the new book Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, which was published in this month’s Vanity Fair magazine, on the night of the attack, Ambassador Stevens made several calls for help after reaching what he believed was a safe room on the consulate compound.  Some of those calls were made to “nearby consulates.”  Assuming the authors are correct, the government should have the phone records from that night.  Which foreign consulates did he call? How did those consulates respond?


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From Scott and Vicki Behenna:

To all the thousands of Michael supporters, Thank you so much for the huge outpouring concerning our request to contact your local VFW chapter about the courageous VFW Resolution to free Michael. We don’t know the final outcome of the Resolution as the VFW National Conference will not vote on resolutions until the end of this week. We will advise you when we hear the result.  We realize that the VFW request may have been more of an appeal to those who had military contacts, but we certainly appreciate all those supporters without military contacts that also cold-called their VFW’s to assist with Michael’s resolution.  We have one more very important request for all who have followed Michael’s case and want to help him directly. Michael is eligible for parole for the first time in January 2014 and his parole packet must be completed by the end of August 2013. It is our desire to provide...

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A fine review of American Betrayal in the Smoky Mountain News (Waynesville, NC):

"The hard truth about the Cold War"

by Jeff Minick

We Americans like to sidle around the truth nowadays, which we do by labeling ourselves relativists. Like Pontius Pilate, we ask “What is truth?” with the implication being that truth exists only in the eye of the beholder. In the political realm, this preference for opinion rather than facts means that many of us debate our positions by covering our ears, closing our eyes, and shouting at one another.

So when truth does come shambling along to whap us upside the head, we’re inevitably shocked. The truth may set us free, but often our first reaction to a violent encounter with facts and objective reality is confusion,...

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Here is an op-ed I wrote for about my new book, American Betrayal.

"Who Really Won the Cold War?"

How could there be anything left to say about World War II and the Cold War that hasn’t been said already? We know the narrative, start to finish. In researching my new book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character (St. Martin’s Press), I was shocked to learn that’s not the same thing as understanding what really happened.

That probably won’t make sense until you find yourself, as I did, staring at the brick wall that somehow blocks the body of intelligence history from entering the general flow of the narrative we know so well. Bringing them together--intelligence history with general history--changes almost everything. It actually alters the course of history, and with plenty of applications for the post-9/11 age.


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Watching the Justice Department under President Obama transform into a dirty weapon of political manipulation to divide Americans into warring camps of class and race is enough to make a citizen feel helpless. I am referring, of course, to the federal government’s outrageous reaction to the jury verdict in the George Zimmerman case.

Innocent, the jury said, finding no evidence that Zimmerman intended to kill Trayvon Martin.

Not good enough, said the feds, now soliciting “tips” for a possible “civil rights” indictment against Zimmerman, even though an FBI investigation last year concluded there was no evidence of what the government defines as “racial bias” in Zimmerman’s background.

Having ripped off its blindfold, Justice makes no bones about wanting a guilty verdict. To be sure, they went to a lot of trouble to ensure a trial in the first place. How...

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Doris Wise Montrose has now posted the video of the 7/10 lecture and Q & A on American Betrayal at the Luxe Hotel Sunset that was sponsored by her organization, Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

You will find it here.

MRC's Tim Graham picks up on the New Republic's Isaac Chotiner's pick-up on a particularly fawning New York Magazine gush-crush by Mark Jacobson about Huma Abedin -- aka Mrs. Anthony Weiner, aka veritable Muslim Brotherhood Princess.

Oops. Neither Graham nor Chotiner mention this salient aspect of Abedin's station in life.

Further, neither Graham nor Chotiner seems to have noticed the following dollop of journalistic goo.

Endlessly entranced, Jacobson writes:

As the conversation turned to kids and travel, Huma showed me a picture of her father, Syed Zainul Abedin, which she keeps in a small frame on the windowsill.

Born in India in 1928, Syed Zainul Abedin was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University, in a western Uttar Pradesh town where, in 1803, a regiment under the command of the British East India Company waged war against the Maratha Empire.

Nice reverie of The Raj. Relevant? Wait. Watch the sepia-toned cloud of disinformation form.


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What with all the excitement around here I haven't updated American Betrayal's media links.

Here's most of the latest batch (earlier links below):

American Betrayal on Democast TV here.

Ed Driscoll's interview on American Betrayal here.

"The Glenn Beck Show" on American Betrayal with Erick Stakelbeck here.

Mark Tapson reviews American Betrayal here.

On "Stakelbeck on Terror" with Erick Stakelbeck here.

Susan Freis Falknor reviews American Betrayal at Blueridge Forum here.

On Newsmax TV with Paul Scicchitano here.


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On Monday, July 8, before catching a 5:45 am shuttle bus to Dulles to take American Betrayal to LA, I managed to scan a new, perfectly wonderful review by Mark Tapson posted at The timing was perfect. Along with the group Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, Freedom Center was co-sponsoring one of my LA book events, which the piece duly noted, including a link to register for the Wednesday event.

Both Frontpage and the Freedom Center are David Horowitz enterprises.

Here is the review at Frontpage. Or, rather, here was the review at Frontpage.

What happened?

Later, when I couldn't pull up the Frontpage review to send a link to someone, I...

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The Luxe Hotel Sunset event in West LA co-sponsored by Doris Wise Montrose's Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors (CJHSLA) and the Freedom Center, July 10, 2013


Last week, I headed out West to debut the new book in my home town of Los Angeles, CA. After all, Into every lotus-land, some American Betrayal.

But first, lunch (view) in Malibu at ( Mel-Gibson-infamous) Moonshadows.

I would spend Tuesday evening with the Pasadena Patriots at the beautiful, old Romanesque Room on Green Street. I received a memorably warm welcome from the P.P.'s, who asked excellent questions after the talk. I also finally...

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While I was away on a perfectly splendid book tour of Los Angeles and Pasadena (with a virtual stop in Dallas), Ed Driscoll posted a lively PJ Media interview. The audio may be listened to or downloaded here.

The transcript is below -- a little scary but most sentences do find their final destination.

By Ed Driscoll:

On the back cover of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character,...

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A friend sends in a translated excerpt from the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungo:

The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.  It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.  The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America.  Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President.

This speaks to the subtitle of the new book: "The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character."...

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Edward Snowden's Twitter feed, which I wrote about earlier, is in all likelihood a fraud, so I've taken down my comments about it.

Some thoughts I am leaving up touch on my sense that Snowden's revelations against the massive and surely unconstitutional invasions of Americans' privacy by the US government amount to a public service, not treason.

Which isn't to say that treachery isn't part of the story -- against the Constitution.

As an American, I want to know the government is listening, storing, watching, boundlessly, endlessly -- and pointlessly. After all, big, bad, but see-no-Islam NSA couldn't even pick up on the Tsarnaev brothers on their jihad in Boston!

Meanwhile, the grotesque state invasions have drastically upset any sense of balance in the relationship between citizens and the state by stripping us of our protections, leaving us all naked before unchecked, unbalanced powers of a roguishly omniscient state.

Still, the Snowden story-line dominates the public...

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What a special treat -- a second opportunity to speak with my friend Erick Stakelbeck of CBN about American Betrayal, this time while Erick was helming "The Glenn Beck Show" at The Blaze TV.

This week's syndicated column

Something a little different: Instead of writing a column opposing the nomination of Samantha Power to become U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, I appeared on a panel in Washington, D.C., last week to state the case. My co-panelists were some very illustrious Americans, including organizer Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy, retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West, former U.N. Ambassador Jose Sorzano, Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin (U.S. Army retired) and Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America.

C-SPAN covered the press conference, which may be watched at the C-SPAN website. So did Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who wrote: “Their technique was straightforward: They would impugn the patriotism of the Irish-born nominee. … I asked the speakers whether they really believed that she was an enemy of the United States or whether they merely disagreed with her politics.”


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A review of American Betrayal by Frontpage Mag's Mark Tapson:

Seven weeks ago at FrontPage Mag I reviewed Stalin’s Secret Agents, M. Stanton Evans’ and Herbert Romerstein’s book which demonstrated that widespread government infiltration by Soviet spies sabotaged our foreign policy and molded the post-WWII world in favor of the Soviet Union. Now comes a brand new book that serves as a sort of companion piece to that work, while being an even deeper, more detailed exploration of that infiltration and its consequences.


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On July 3, Frank Gaffney organized a press conference at the National Press Club to oppose the nomination of Samantha Power to become US Representative to the United Nations. In addition to Gaffney, Lt. Col. Allen West (USA ret.), Amb. Jose Sorzano, Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (USA ret.), Mort Klein of the Zionist Organization of America, and I made separate arguments opposing the Power nomination.

CSPAN covered the press conference, which may be watched here.

So did the Washington Post's Dana Milbank, who wrote about it in his next day's column:

Their technique was clear: They would impugn the patriotism of the Irish-born nominee. ...

I was unaware that she was un-American. ...

I asked the speakers whether they really believed she was an enemy of the United States or whether...

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As practically everyone knows by now, multimillionaire TV chef Paula Deen was yanked from the pinnacle of free-market success after admitting to a lawyer taking a deposition in a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit (already Orwellian) that she had used what is referred to as “the N-word” some 25 years ago.

“The N-word”? Here we give the Victorians a run for their word-mincing money. The offending word, of course, is “nigger,” and no matter how ugly it is, it is hardly taboo when a quick search of iTunes pulls up 2,000 entries for sale featuring the term.

According to the deposition, Deen said the word when telling her husband about the man who had stuck a gun to her head during a robbery at the bank where she worked years ago. She also admitted to using the slur at other non-specific times but said, “It’s been a long time,” adding: “That’s just not...

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COIN and its manual have been much discussed (reviled) here.

Below are some of the things that Samantha Power, President Obama's nominee to be UN Ambassador, said about COIN when she reviewed the Army COIN manual in 2007 for the New York Times.

Power wrote:

The fundamental premise of the manual is that the key to successful counterinsurgency is protecting civilians.

This is indeed the fundamental premise of the 2007 manual -- and the theory behind the US-led ISAF strategy in Afghanistan. We now know, however, protecting civilians isn't the key to anything  "successful."

As spelled out by the COIN brass (Petraeus, McChrystal, Mullen, etc.), this same premise included de-emphasizing force protection -- in other words, sublimating the protection of American lives and limbs to the US government's mission of Afghan population protection.

McChrystal, 2009:

What we want to do is build into our systems, and more importantly, build into the minds of all of...

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My latest piece for Dispatch International:

Veteran Democratic senator demands new investigation, blames Bush and Obama administrations.

WASHINGTON DC. After September 11, 2001, Sen. Bob Graham (Florida Democrat) co-chaired Congress’s 2002 investigation into the catastrophic Al-Qaeda attacks that killed 3,000 Americans. Today, nearly a dozen years later, Graham, now retired from the Senate, believes the investigation should be re-opened to pursue evidence that the Bush administration and, more recently, the Obama administration have withheld crucial evidence from the American people linking Saudi Arabia to the attacks.

This isn’t really anything new for Graham, who in 2004 published a book about Congress’s inquiry (which was separate from the 9/11 Commission investigation). It’s called Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia and the Failure of America’s War on Terror, and it lays out evidence of stonewalling and complicity on the part of the Bush administration...

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I will be taking American Betrayal on the road to home turf next week: Southern California.

On July 9, I will be in Pasadena; on July 10, I will be in West LA. Everything you need to know below.

Note: This is the second in an occasional series on the truth-tellers of “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character” (St. Martin’s Press).  Part One on Maj. George Racey Jordan is here.


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One point I always try to highlight when I talk about my new book, “American Betrayal,” is the inspiration of the truth-tellers.

These are the individuals who refused to stay silent and thus enable the “betrayal” the book lays out – the betrayal engineered by a de facto Communist occupation of Washington by American traitors loyal to Stalin and, even more heartbreaking, largely covered up by successive U.S. administrations and elites.

The reason I take pains to bring these truth-tellers...

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Why is Uncle Sam awarding half a billion dollars to a Russian defense/export agency? Why is Uncle Sam buying three-quarters of a billion dollars' worth of aircraft for Afghans who can't fly? Congress, are you alive?


Here is a letter from the office of the Special Inspector General, Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Before reading, be sure to stop operating all heavy machinery and place glassware out of reach.

Today, SIGAR released an audit of the Afghan Special Mission Wing (SMW). The audit found that the Department of Defense is moving forward with a $771.8 million purchase of aircraft even though the Afghans lack the capacity to operate and maintain them.  SIGAR is recommending that DOD suspend all activity under the contracts awarded for the 48 new aircraft until capacity issues are properly addressed. Furthermore, DOD awarded $553 million to Rosoboronexport, a Russian government...

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Many times I am asked by readers exercised by the fallen state of our world:, What can we do?

Here is something easy. Please send a 30th birthday card to Sgt. Derrick Miller (above with his daughter), who has been unjustly condemned to life in prison with possibility of parole for "murder" in the Afghanistan war zone. Some of the appalling details are here and here.

Derrick's lovely mother Renee Myers writes:

Hello Friends and Family! I hope everyone is doing well and all that you love is safe and sound :o) I wanted to take a moment to ask an enormous favor for my son Derrick. As you may or may not know, he is still sitting in Ft. Leavenworth...

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This just in from Sgt. Hutchins' lawyer, Major Babu Kaza:

Good afternoon, The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) issued a decision today (2 hours ago) tossing out the conviction and sentence in US v. Hutchins.  Sgt Hutchins had been convicted of unpremeditated murder and various other offenses arising from the death of of an Iraqi man in April 2006 in the village of Hamdania, Iraq.  In 2007, Hutchins and his squad, dubbed the "Pendleton 8" were all convicted of various offenses related to the killing.  None of the other 7 members of the squad served more than 18 months, whereas Hutchins has been serving an 11 year sentence. In its decision, CAAF found that Sgt Hutchins' convictions were the product of an illegally obtained confession.  Specifically, when Sgt Hutchins was first interrogated at Camp Fallujah, he requested to speak to a lawyer.  But rather than honor that request, NCIS locked him in solitary confinement for 7 days without access to a phone or other communication (his meals...

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It is always a pleasure to sit down with my friend and colleague Erick Stakelbeck at CBN. Here we start discussing American Betrayal beginning at around 11:30.

Last July, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the Obama administration's decision to grant a visa and invite Hani Nour Eldin — a member Gammaa Islamiya, or Islamic Group -- to the White House. 

The Islamic Group, of course, is a US-designated terrorist group. John Rosenthal summed up the reasons at the time:

Not only is the historical leader of Gama’a al-Islamiya none other than Omar Abdel Rahman: the “blind sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terrorist attacks on targets in New York City. Not only is Gama’a al-Islamiya formally designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government. Gama’a al-Islamiya is also, in the person of Abdel Rahman’s successor Refai Ahmed Taha,...

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The latest batch of reviews include a baddie at the Washington Times (fortunately, I'm not convinced the reviewer read the book), a favorable and interesting perspective from Poland (here in translation) and a perfectly splendid essay at Blue Ridge Forum by Susan Freis Falknor, published in full below.

My Skype interview with Newsmax is here, and a crackling interview by Helen Glover is here.

On "American Betrayal's" George Racey Jordan here.

Also, here is the "final cut" of my presentation at the Heritage Foundation.

More media and interviews here.


"Agents of Red Influence, Fellow Travelers, and Today’s Dhimmis: How Accommodation to Stalin From the New Deal through WW II Blinds Us To Today’s Islamist Threat."...

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I will speaking and signing books tonight at the by-now extremely venerable and highly prized independent bookstore Politics and Prose in Chevy Chase, D.C. at 7pm.

From the bookstore's calendar:

In her bold refutation of recent history’s official stories, West, Dispatch International Washington correspondent and author of The Death of the Grown-Up, casts a skeptical eye over the Greatest Generation and asks if the West’s "victory" in the Cold War was in fact more of deal with the devil—one that led to today’s moral relativism and other social ills.

See you there!

Whatever happened to Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi?

In a first-ever audio interview with Alharbi, Amina Choudary of The Islamic Monthly brings us up to date: 

Since the marathon stories continue to be written about him ... speculating that he was put on a terrorist list and deported. We can confirm that neither is true. Instead we found him living discreetly in Boston. ...

Listener beware. Even Janet Napolitano confirmed that Alharbi was put on a watch list. But who ever imagined he was still in the USA? According to the segment, Alharbi, who says he is "doubly injured from the explosion and the media," currently lives...

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Sat down with Paul Scicchitano of -- he in Boca, me in DC -- for a friendly chat about American Betrayal.

This week's syndicated column

The narrow boxes through which we find ourselves entering public debate over the rise of a totalitarian government surveillance infrastructure are driving me a little crazy.

“Edward Snowden: Hero or traitor?”

Pick one, now, the question demands, before we learn anything else, think anything more. In this way, our attention is focused onto Snowden, the man, not Uncle Sam, the secret megastate. We wade into a vortex of emotions whirling around loyalty to the republic: a republic with sovereign borders, or so we hope; that runs by rule of law, or so we think; where citizenship is precious, or so we imagine.

What Snowden’s revelations confirm, however, is that such a republic no longer exists – except as a mirage that powerful Surveillance State officials spin as reality.

Tap, tap – answer the question! “Hero or traitor?”

“Traitor!” some cry, never noticing that Snowden’s leak makes him a “traitor” to the Surveillance State, not the republic of memory. But such a gaffe is fine with our Big Brothers, from President Obama and FBI Director Robert Mueller to former Vice President Dick Cheney.


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Remember Iran's so-called Green Revolution in 2009? And, more to the point, the resulting Green Pundit Rush to Judgment?

This was, as noted here in June 2009, the widespread assumption that " `the Persian street' is filled with Our Kind of People: anti-Khomeini, anti-sharia, anti-Islamic Revolution, anti-regime, anti-nuke, pro-West, pro-Israel, pro-secular masses yearning to "free"--  in the specifically Western sense, which emphasizes the rights and will of the individual, and not the Islamic sense, which speaks to a "perfect enslavement" to Allah."

Andrew Bostom flags new Pew poll results that demonstrate the fallacy of this assumption, which has only ossified in the intervening years.

Bostom writes:

Pew polling data released June 11, 2013 (from face-to-face interviews with 1,522 adults, ages 18 years of age and older), reveal an entirely...

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A "processed" P-63 Kingcobra undergoes final inspection in June 1945 at Great Falls Army Air Base, a hub of the massive Lend-Lease supply program (photo courtesy of the Malmstrom Museum). Such processing, it can be seen, included application of the Soviet red star.


If American Betrayal tells our lost history, reading and discussing the book is a means of restoring that lost history to the American people where it beongs.

I recently had the opportunity to go on the radio on "Voices of Montana" with Aaron Flint to discuss  Lend Lease, whose WWII supply pipeline to the USSR included a key base in Great Falls, Montana. As American Betrayal explains, Lend Lease-Soviet looks very much like a rogue operation run out of the White House by FDR's top advisor Harry Hopkins for shipping not just hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aircraft and war materiel but also uranium...

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An intriguing aspect of the Mainly Mexican Immigration Debate is the impact endless masses of "amnesty"-lured, unskilled and cheap labor has had on the mechanism and nature of the American family. Cheap child care -- whether via "imported labor," as the Washington Post has actually called it, or government -- "liberates" mothers to work. In some cases, little more is earned than the nanny wages.

The cultural, political, and probably evolutionary repercussions of this fact of very recent American life are many and many-faceted. There is the cultural and familial impact of child-raising by non-mothers; there is an impact on marriage/divorce; there is an impact on the economy where dual-income families drive prices up; there is an impact on certain particularly "feminized" professions where a surfeit of workers, male and female, drive wages down.

I'm sure there are more repercussions but none of them makes it into the debate over amnesty. Neither does the fact that if/when the Senate approves...

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I have been reading through five- and six-year-old columns on the Amnesty Wars of 2006-2007 that We, the People won. That means George W. Bush, Big Business, The Wall Street Journal, the illegal alien street protests ("Si, Se Puede," "Yes, We Can"), and La Raza lost.

This time around the set-up seems quite different. George W. Bush is gone and there are no Mexican flags in sight. In this period of high unemployment, I haven't heard the old mantra, "They do the work Americans won't do." Barack "Si, Se Puede" is in the White House. Today, the amnesty show is run by the sober-suited, gruesomely named "Gang of Eight" under intense, but low-profile oversight from the Obama White House.

Have the more incendiary aspects of pro-Amnesty forces gone quiet as a matter of political strategy? It would seem so. After all, they didn't work. Rather than alarm Americans...

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You think maybe Edward Snowden is a "traitor" for exposing the totalitarian structure and function of the thuggish mega-state? Me, I think any senator who votes for the dissolution of the USA should be in the dock.

From the Vaults: April 3, 2006, "Which Flag Do You Want?" 

As one of those American rarities -- a Los Angeles native -- I looked at recent, mainly Mexican protests against proposed restrictions on illegal immigration with more than just outrage over lost U.S. sovereignty. I was also reflexively examining aerial photos to pinpoint where in Los Angeles those hundreds of thousands of Mexican-flag-waving demonstrators were marching.

It was downtown Los Angeles, a section of the sprawling city I rarely visited growing up. Then it hit me: As a kid in the 1960s, my mother had taken me on an outing to Olvera Street, an old section of downtown ("old" for Los Angeles being mid-to-late-19th century) where visitors went to enjoy folkloric Mexican food and crafts as -- it sounds unbelievable...

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This week's syndicated column

At what point does it become clear that we no longer inhabit America?

When we “Press 2,” not “1,” for English?

When a national Social Security Number syncs an electronic identity that the government hospital provided us at birth to track us till death?

When borders are no more, but the Surveillance State always knows where we are?

Ours is the age of dislocation before realization: The United States of America no longer exists. Why? How? The answer is simple, tragic and outrageous: Government officials, elected and unelected, with precious exceptions, no longer preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Instead, they do whatever it takes to beat it, flout it and ignore it. Worse, We, the People, let them.

This can’t go on. Otherwise our-country-’tis-of-thee becomes a melody to be forgotten, a mirage of a tradition more storybook than real every day. Nowhere is this more the case, of course, than in Washington, D.C., where absolute unaccountability corrupts absolutely, where echoing down the cool, white marble halls of power, hollow men and women trample sovereignty and citizenship in a pathway to American betrayal. And I haven’t even gotten to Congress, busy “reforming” the illegal-alien crisis they antiseptically refer to as “immigration,” while considering passage of a $940 billion “farm bill,” 80 percent of which will fund food stamps. These two laws alone can institutionalize the lawlessness of the land and make countless more Americans wards of the state.


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