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"It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history. ... "
-- Vladimir Bukovsky, co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement and author of Judgment in Moscow, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.
"Diana West is distinguished from almost all political commentators because she seeks less to defend ideas and proposals than to investigate and understand what happens and what has happened. This gives her modest and unpretentious books and articles the status of true scientific inquiry, shifting the debate from the field of liking and disliking to being and non-being."
-- Olavo de Carvalho
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
"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
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
"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."
-- Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston Unversity, and fellow of the Claremont Institute.
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.
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
"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
"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
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
"American Betrayal is absolutely required reading. Essential. You're sleepwalking without it."
-- Chris Farrell, director of investigations research, Judicial Watch
"Diana West wrote a brilliant book called American Betrayal, which I recommend to everybody ... It is a seminal work that will grow in importance."
-- Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker
"This is a must read for any serious student of history and anyone working to understand the Marxist counter-state in America."
-- John Guandolo, president, Understanding the Threat, former FBI special agent
It is myth, or a series of myths, concerning WW2 that Diana West is aiming to replace with history in 2013’s American Betrayal.
If West’s startling revisionism is anywhere near the historical truth, the book is what Nietzsche wished his writings to be, dynamite.
-- Mark Gullick, British Intelligence
“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, journalist, founder, Danish Free Press Society
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
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
"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
[American Betrayal is] the most important anti-Communist book of our time ... a book that can open people's eyes to the historical roots of our present malaise ... full of insights, factual corroboration, and psychological nuance.
-- J.R. Nyquist, author, Origins of the Fourth World War
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
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
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 5:09 AM
From the Netherlands, a shot of pure oxygen and a beam of truth from the wonderful Geert Wilders to a world constricted by fear and doubt. Breathe and bask.
"Time to Unmask Mohammed" by Geert Wilders, from the Dutch magazine HP/De Tijd:
To know why Islam is a mortal danger one must not only consider the Koran
but also the character of Muhammad, who conceived the Koran and the entirety
The Koran is not just a book. Muslims believe that Allah himself wrote it
and that it was dictated to Muhammad in the original version, the Umm
al-Kitab, which is kept on a table in heaven. Consequently one cannot argue
with the contents. Who would dare to disagree with what Allah himself has
written? This explains much of Muhammadan behaviour, from the violence of
jihad to the hatred and persecution of Jews, Christians and other
non-Muslims and apostates. What we in the West regard as abnormal, is
perfectly normal for Islam.
A second insuperable problem with Islam is the figure of Muhammad. He is not
just anyone. He is al-insan al-kamil, the perfect man. To become a Muslim
one must pronounce the Shahada (the Muslim creed). By pronouncing the
Shahada one testifies that there is no god that can be worshipped except
Allah, and one testifies that Muhammad is his servant and messenger.
The Koran, and hence Allah, lays down that Muhammad's life must be imitated.
The consequences of this are horrendous and can be witnessed on a daily
There has been much analysis of Muhammad's mental sanity. In spite of all
the available research, it is rarely mentioned or debated. It is a taboo to
discuss the true nature of the man whom one and a half billion Muslims
around the world regard as a holy prophet and example to be followed. That
taboo must be breached in the West, and here in the Netherlands.
Ali Sina is an Iranian ex-Muslim who established the organisation for
apostates of Islam Faith Freedom International. In his latest book he posits
that Muhammad is a narcissist, a paedophile, a mass murderer, a terrorist, a
misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman, a rapist, a torturer, an
assassin and a looter. Sina has offered 50,000 dollars for the one who can
prove otherwise. Nobody has claimed the reward as yet. And no wonder, as the
description is based on the Islamic texts themselves, such as the hadiths,
the descriptions of Muhammad's life from testimonies of contemporaries.
The historical Muhammad was the savage leader of a gang of robbers from
Medina. Without scruples they looted, raped and murdered. The sources
describe orgies of savagery where hundreds of people's throats were cut,
hands and feet chopped off, eyes cut out, entire tribes massacred. An
example is the extinction of the jewish Kurayza tribe in Medina in 627. One
of those who chopped off their heads was Muhammad. The women and children
were sold as slaves. Confronted with the lunacy of Islamic terrorists today,
it is not hard to find out where the lunacy comes from.
In Vienna the women's rights activist Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was
recently sentenced to paying a fine for insulting a religion by calling
Muhammad a paedophile. However, that is the truth. Numerous hadiths contain
testimonies by Muhammad's favourite wife, the child wife Aisha. Aisha
literally says: "The prophet married me when I was six years old, and had
intercourse with me when I was nine."
According to the historian Theophanes (752-817) Muhammad was an epileptic.
Epileptic crises are sometimes accompanied by hallucinations, perspiration
form the forehead and foaming at the mouth, the very symptoms which Muhammad
displayed during his visions.
In his book "The other Muhammad" (1992) the Flemish psychologist dr. Herman
Somers concludes that in his forties the "prophet" began to suffer from
acromegaly, a condition caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland, a small
organ that is situated just below the brain. When the tumor in the pituitary
gland causes too much pressure in the brain, people start to see and hear
things that are not there. Somers's psychopathological diagnosis of
Muhammad's condition is: organic hallucinatory affliction with paranoid
The German medical historian Armin Geus speaks of a paranoid hallucinatory
schizophrenia. A similar analysis can be found in the book "The Medical Case
of Muhammad" by the physician Dede Korkut.
In his book "Psychology of Mohammed: Inside the Brain of a Prophet" Dr.
Masud Ansari calls Muhammad "the perfect personification of a psychopath in
power." Muhammad had a unhinged paranoid personality with an inferiority
complex and megalomaniac tendencies. In his forties he starts having visions
that lead him to believe he has a cosmic mission, and there is no stopping
The truth is not always pleasant or politically correct. On the basis of the
research referred to above it can be argued that the Islamic creed obliges
one and a half billion people around the world, including the one million
living in the Netherlands, to take Muhammad as their example. There is no
turning back once one has become a Muslim. For even though article 18 of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that every person has the right
to "change his religion or belief," in Islam there is a death penalty for
leaving the faith.
Anyone who voices criticism of Islam and Muhammad is in grave personal
danger - as I have experienced. And whoever attempts to escape from the
influence of Islam and Muhammad risks death. We cannot continue to accept
this state of affairs. A public debate about the true nature and character
of Muhammad can provide insight and support to Muslims all over the world
who wish to leave Islam.
Apostates are heroes and more than ever they deserve the support of freedom
loving people all over the world. Party politics should not be at play in
this matter. It is time for us to help these people by exposing Muhammad.