Sunday, July 25, 2021

American Betrayal



"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 

“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

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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Nov 7

Written by: Diana West
Saturday, November 07, 2020 3:20 AM 

News Round-Up 1 is here.

News Round-Up 2, November 7, 2020

We know journalism is dead, but its funeral is for another day. For now, blanketing media propaganda and big tech censorship remain key to the Democrats' attempt to seize power through racking up anomalous, irregular, secretive post-election swing-state victories. If that sounds like a coup, that's because it is.

At this stage, the dynamic is simple: The Democrat machines churn out the Biden "votes" after Election Day, and the media propaganda outlets say Biden is "counting every vote" (never mind whether these votes are fraudulent) and winning. Why, it's all there in black and white -- and red, white and blue -- in today's WaPo and NYT, and just about every other paper in the country.

"Biden" + "inches" + "edges" = "victory."

"Trump" = "damaging democracy."

What's really going on? If newspapers gathered news instead of disseminating DNC party line to brainwash readers and viewers, what would they be digging into?

Fraud. Mounting, spreading, sickening evidence of fraud that has tainted election returns as seized upon by big media and big tech and the Democrats in each and every contested swing state where Joe Biden pulled out his post-Election Day lead, where all of the anaomalies and irregularities and delays and secrecy (and those are the nice words for it) have occurred.

Yesterday's discoveries begin in Michigan, where state GOP chair Laura Cox and GOP national chairwoman Ronna McDaniels held a press conference. (As of now, you can still watch it on Youtube.)  

Just to underscore, this press conference and its findings have been ignored and/or denied by big media and suppressed or censored by big tech, 

The Daily Wire reports on the GOP officials' hair-raising stories of Michigan election "irregularities,"  beginning with the discovery of a computer "glitch" in Antrim County, which in 2016 went Donald Trump with about 62 percent of the vote. This time around, Antrim County initially posted a win for Joe Biden. Could that be? No, it couldn't be. The Biden win came from a computer "glitch." If a county clerk had not had the courage to come forward, though, we might never have known about it.

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Michigan GOP Chairwoman Laura Cox held a press conference on Friday outlining alleged irregularities and a software glitch that apparently caused 6,000 votes cast for Republican candidates to be inaccurately counted as votes for Democrats.

According to Cox, the error was found and corrected after the county hand-counted the vote.

Hand-counting the ballots revealed that the county again voted for Donald Trump, not for Joe Biden. 

...“The county clerk [Sheryl Guy] came forward and said tabulating software glitched and caused a miscalculation of the votes. Since then, we have now discovered that 47 counties used this same software in the same capacity,” she continued.

“Antrim county had to hand-count all of the ballots,” Cox said. “And all these counties that use this software need to closely examine their results for similar discrepancies.”

Yes, they do. Forty-seven counties. ASAP.

The Daily Wire also linked to a local radio station account of the GOP press conference, WWMT West Michigan. The WWMT account focused not on Antrim County in the northern part of the state but on

counting irregularities in the Detroit metro area, including what they called back-dating ballots, and vowed to pursue an investigation of the process. 

Here in detail is exactly what GOP Chairwoman McDaniels described (starting at 9:24 in the video):

At the TCF center (Detroit convention center) in Wayne County we have received over 100 incident reports of irregularities. This is a massive mail-ballot county center and we need time to go through these reports and investigate them.

Here's an example of just one of them. On November 3rd and 4th, a whistleblower was assigned to work on problem ballots in the TCS center adjudication center. This is not a Republican poll worker, this is an actual election worker.

A bundle of ballots with no receive date were brought to the whistleblower.

The ballots should not have been immediately counted because there was no evidence the ballots were received by the state-mandated deadline of November 3rd.

On the morning of November 4th, the whistleblower was instructed by their supervisor to take the ballots with no dates, enter them into the electronic record, and place either November 2nd or November 3rd as the date received.

This is illegal.

This whistleblower was uncomfortable entering the dates on the ballots with no evidence they were received on either of those dates.

Election workers became angry at the whistleblower and blocked this individual from the process.

According to the whistleblower, all election workers were given this same guidance.

Reportedly, one of the individuals was a contractor, a city contractor, and former director of elections, Chris Thomas. These allegations have been referred to the U.S Attorney's office in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Got that? The whistleblower alleges that election staff was instructed to back-date undated ballots  to Election Day or before, and by superiors including a former director of elections! The corruption is so deep.

Gateway Pundit's headline says it all: "Corrupted Software Used in Michigan County that Stole 6,000 Votes from Trump — Is Also Used in ALL SWING STATES — PA, GA, NV, MI, WI, AZ, MN!"

That's right. Every single swing state. Let's pause for a moment in Wisconsin. Thanks to actual investigative journalist and author Jack Cashill, we have still more "anomalies" to reflect on, as reported in his piece, "Milwaukee Officials Have Some Explaining to Do."

Noting that in recent elections, sixty-odd percent of registered voters in Wisconsin have turned out to cast their ballots, Cashill calls our attention to the "astounding 88 percent of those registered to vote [who] seem to have voted this time." In what he describes as his own work in progress, Cashill focuses on a "ward-by-ward spread-sheet" analysis of the city of Milwaukee. Here are a couple of his findings:

The most striking feature of the data is a fact that cries out for clarification: in seven wards, voter turnout appears to have exceeded 100 percent. In two of those wards, turnout exceeded 200 percent. 

More "baseless evidence" of fraud, folks. Cashill goes on to parse and compare more data pointing to general crookedness before offering a novel assessment of the Big Steal of 2020 overall:

The likely large-scale fraud of 2020 calls way too much attention to itself.  If the data I am looking at are correct, there are people on the hard left who may want to get caught.  For them, a Biden win overturned by the Supreme Court would offer a whole lot more opportunity for mayhem than they could hope to find with a faltering old liberal as president.

Me, I still think they're in it to win it, and by any means necessary.

For a closer look at the "glitchy" computer software in 30 states including Michigan, a site called The NOQ Report notes that the same software, a product of Dominion Voting Systems, has also been flagged for "malfunctioning" in Georgia.

... This wasn’t the only known error attributed to software provided by Dominion Voting Systems. In hotly contested Georgia, two counties had to extend their voting deadlines to accommodate for delays produced by a last-minute software update. This was called “unprecedented” by local election officials.

Last minute "software update"?

Not to worry, big media would say (if they covered this): As Dominon's website says, "Dominion solutions cater to the unique needs of every election." 

Unique needs? Sorry, but elections don't have unique needs. They have the same old needs every time: Run the poll and count the legal ballots. That's it.

NOQ goes on, quoting POLITICO, which, yes, actually reported the following: 

Voters were unable to cast machine ballots for a couple of hours in Morgan and Spalding counties after the electronic devices crashed, state officials said. In response to the delays, Superior Court Judge W. Fletcher Sams extended voting until 11 p.m. The counties use voting machines made by Dominion Voting Systems and electronic poll books — used to sign in voters — made by KnowInk.

Here's a quick look at KnowInk, maker of the electronic poll pad and other products, including e-Pulse: "An all-inclusive election management suite designed to give administrators real-time access to monitor their election as a whole."

That sure sounds like Big Brother to me.

Anyway, back to the Georgia "glitch":

The companies “uploaded something last night, which is not normal, and it caused a glitch,” said Marcia Ridley, elections supervisor at Spalding County Board of Election. That glitch prevented pollworkers from using the pollbooks to program smart cards that the voters insert into the voting machines.

Ridley said that a representative from the two companies called her after poll workers began having problems with the equipment Tuesday morning and said the problem was due to an upload to the machines by one of their technicians overnight.

“That is something that they don’t ever do. I’ve never seen them update anything the day before the election,” Ridley said. Ridley said she did not know what the upload contained.

There's more:

NOQ continues:

Adding to the intrigue, Dominion Voting Systems has apparent ties to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat. Bloomberg reported in April of last year that Dominion Voting Systems — which commands more than a third of the voting-machine market without having Washington lobbyists — has hired its first, a high-powered firm that includes a longtime aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They hired Brownstein Farber Hyatt & Schreck. Nadeam Elshami, Pelosi’s former chief of staff, is one of the lobbyists on the account.

Got that? Still more: According to The World Tribune, Dominon not has a Pelosi connection, there's a Clinton connection.

In 2014, Dominion was listed in the Washington Post table as having donated between $25,001-$50,000 to the Clinton Foundation


During congressional testimony in January, John Poulos, CEO of Dominion Voting Systems confirmed that the machines Dominion manufactures include components from China ...

Election integrity analysts have long been concerned about what is known as supply-chain security, the tampering of election equipment during manufacturing.

Ya think?

Also underreported is corrective action under way; for example, as reported in The Center Square:

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, on Friday said lawmakers will hold hearings Saturday to look into election fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election.

Every single legal vote needs to be counted, regardless of who cast it or who they voted for. And then the candidate who wins the most of those votes will win Michigan’s electoral votes, just like it always has been. Nothing about that process will change in 2020,” Chatfield said in a statement.

“America’s democracy is sacred, and safe and secure elections are how we protect it. That is why the House and Senate oversight committees will begin hearings soon looking into the voting and counting process in our state to give everyone confidence in the results and to make sure the next election runs much more smoothly. The people of Michigan deserve peace of mind, and we are going to provide it.”

Here is the Democrat Minority leader's response:

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, pushed back on Chatfield’s announcement, calling it a “a very sad development and it only serves to feed the chaos on which this president thrives.

“President Trump won the election by 10,000 votes in 2016 and Democrats took it like adults," Ananich said in a statement. "This time, Vice President Biden won by nearly 15 times Trump’s margin, but Republicans are choosing to side with conspiracy theorists and abuse the power of the Legislature in attempt to soothe their bruised egos.”

As of the latest count, Biden received 2,790,648 votes in Michigan to Trump's 2,644,525.

Also, in Arizona, US Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar announced on Twitter:

I am calling on @dougducey to call a special session of the AZ Legislature under Article IV of our state constitution to investigate the accuracy and reliability of the Dominion ballot software and its impact on our general election.  

No election results should be certified until a complete audit of the  Dominion machine tallies is made.

Audit all Dominion software machines used in this election. Massive fraud potential.

In Pennsylvania, Just the News reports House Speaker Brian Cutler has called on Gov. Tom Wolf for a full audit of the PA election returns before the vote is certified.  

There's more.   

I'm going to wrap it up for now with former NSA tech director and whistleblower William Binney'sexpert reality check on software "glitches":

These things that they're calling glitches in software that are randomly changing only certain votes, they're not glitches at all. Those are programmed into the software. It's doing exactly what it's supposed to do.

If there's a problem in software, we call those bugs. If the bug is in the software it does everything consistently, with everything, not just selectively picking things.

If only certain things are selected, picked and changed, that's not a bug, that's designed in the software. That's intentional.





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