Skip to comments.Author: Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s
Posted on 05/26/2013 9:20:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Syndicated columnist Diana West says the ultimate conclusion of her new book shocked even her.
Americans have been betrayed by our leaders going back to FDRs administration in the 1930s because we were penetrated by Soviet agents to such an extent that our policies and, indeed I argue, our character as a nation was subverted, she explained in an interview with The Daily Callers Ginni Thomas about her book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nations Character.
I dont believe we won World War II, West added. I believe that we were actually carrying out Soviet strategy due to this penetration.
West says that though the United States helped defeat Hitlers Germany, Joseph Stalin used the war to enlarge the boundaries of his Soviet empire by taking half of Europe.
You replace Hitler, one monster of totalitarianism, with an even larger totalitarian monster, who killed even more millions of people, West said.
How do we look at that and say, we won, were great. Triumphial. It just doesnt compute. And I think we have again been victimized by a tremendous, in effect, influence campaign.
West started writing the book, which reads like a thriller, in 2009. Throughout her research of available historical documents, she tried to reconcile her findings with countless footnotes, memoirs, State Department records, out-of-print books, letters and revelations in files from the Venona archive and the Mitrokhin archives that became available after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.....
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McCarthy vindication ping!
FDR was a tool. Why he is admired by otherwise sensible people is beyond my limited grasp.
Tail Gun Joe was right all along.
It is also a fact that for roughly a century, communists concentrated considerable effort into subverting the American black community, and we are now reaping the bitter harvest. Strip away all the ethnic peculiarities of the afro-american culture, and it’s pure unaldulterated communist/socialist doctrine.
What’s sad is that if you say anything bad about “The Good War” you get smeared. I hope I’m wrong, but I bet she won’t be invited on Fox News or any talk radio.
It’s always been a mystery why Dresden was firebombed when it was choked with refugees from the East. I’ve heard that it was to keep Stalin happy and I believe it.
I know some college professors who pretty much worship him.
I cannot remember where I read FDR was very close to unknowingly naming a Soviet agent (spy) as his Sec State; might have been “The Shield and the Sword” by Vasili Mitrokhin (former KGB officer). At any rate, the ‘30s and ‘40s US/UK governments were likely thoroughly penetrated by the Soviets; from the Cambridge Five to the Rosenbergs. Maybe even the early CIA; read “A Wilderness of Mirrors” by David C. martin. This ebbed with the advent of the ‘50s cold war and yet took off again with the tumult of the ‘60s and continues to this day.
Regards from old Camp Red Cloud, the Chorwon Valley, and the Imjin Gang.
Pat Buchanan wrote a book recently about our involvement in WW2 being unnecessary. Did we do Iran’s dirty work in Iraq? Both countriesare now run by shites.
Pat didn’t have any family headed to the easy-bake ovens.
The real scandal is that assault continues unabated, and I believe it’s even accelerating today.
Back in the run-up to the war, I kept saying, "Of course Sadaam won't declare he doesn't have WMDs! His mortal enemies, against whom Iraq fought probably the bloodiest war since WWII are next door."
they pretty much took over the entire federal agriculture department during the cold war (and today)
Indeed he was. And they killed him.
Someone please inform Ms. Thomas that it actually started in 1917.
Oh. That explains Hank Kimball.
He was a saint in our house.
Of course, but even WI turned against McCarthy. He would have been soundly defeated by Proxmire in 1958 had he lived. And Badgers actually though Proxmire was a fiscal hawk.
And they killed James Forrestal. And many more........
When Roosevelt's underlings rescued the principals of the the Frankfurt School from Germany, placing many of them in American universities, the President should have been impeached.
I'm from there, and I concur with that statement. In fact, I'd say that leftism has nearly supplanted Christianity as a religion in the black community. It's that bad.
The other was his bombing list for using nukes on Japan. The field commander narrowing down the list elected to NOT bomb the ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto ~ yet McCloy seems to have been involved in putting Kyoto on the list. He also got involved in sending Japanese-American children and women to our own concentration camp system ~ which he might even have thought up on his own.
Seriously, FDR already promoted the guy!~
I think evil had its plan of subversion right after and during the revolutionary war...just took it a little while to accomplish it’s crafty communist goals.
Whittaker Chambers has been vindicated.
His book Witness (1952) is a must read for anyone who wants to know the truth about Soviet penetration of DC in the 1930s and who Alger Hiss really was.
My father was threatened with court martial for sedition for discussing this stuff with other G.I.s. He shut up.
He was an interpreter/translator with German POWs at a camp in Florida. The prisoners were telling him what a mistake we were making with our “allies” in Russia. They told him that we should allow Patton to lead them (the Germans) to chase the Soviets back into Russia. This was around 1944.
fdr called stalin “uncle joe”.Says all I need to know.
I think evil had its plan of subversion right after and during the revolutionary war...just took it a little while to accomplish its crafty communist goals.
I believe you are exactly right. EVIL is root cause.
And he seems to be correct.
And apparently 52% of Americans just can't wait for their own "funerals".
Even my Father thinks FDR was a good man, though I have recently set the story straight with him. My Dad was born in 1931 and to him, the jobs programs started by FDR were a good thing. He was one of a family of 9 children, when poverty was REAL, so I can understand where he comes from.
McCloy was also intrumental in seeing that many jailed Nazi’s got out of prison early or weren’t executed.
FDR was certainly under the influence of Stalin’s agents both in how he conducted World War II and how the peace terms were settled. For instance, Churchill wanted to invade Europe directly from North Africa instead of coming through Normandy, which was Stalin’s preference because it gave him more opportunity to gain ground in Eastern Europe. However it’s a bit much for the author to conclude that we didn’t win the war. Stalin did not get everything his own way—despite FDR’s lapses, there were other forces at work in determining U.S. actions. For instance, Stalin’s agents wanted to de-industrialize Germany as part of the peace terms; they did not get that, largely due to resistance from representatives of Wall Street who also had some say in U.S. policy. W. Averell Harriman reported that during his last month of life FDR finally realized Stalin had been using him and was angry about it. By the time Truman came in, the pro-Soviet faction of the State Department represented by people like Alger Hiss was facing growing resistance from others wary of the Soviet threat. Truman had little patience with the Soviet diplomat when they tried to lie to him the way they’d been doing to FDR and basically told him off. When Truman dropped the bomb on Japan, it was not part of the Soviet game plan, and Stalin had to accelerate his timetable in Asia rapidly. We did win the war, but we would have won more quickly and won the peace terms more decisively if FDR had been more vigilant against Stalin’s influence.
That's a good point. Washington put down the Whiskey Rebellion with federal troops and Adams pushed through the Alien & Sedition Act. And Jefferson created the precedent for all these 3rd World undeclared wars. If truly great men like that could do tyrannical things, what hope is there?
Democracy failed us long ago.
FDR had a top tax rate of 94% and proposed a 100% top rate. Looking at that its obvious Communists influenced his regime.
THE ROOSEVELT MYTH
FDR was warned....so was Truman; they didn't care.
Checkout "Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy."
Hiss' damage wasn't caused by the information he revealed....it was his effect on policy (see Red China becoming Red China for example)
The powers that be knew all along via the VENONA Project in which we were decoding Soviet transmissions that indicated Hiss (and others) was guilty.
I will never forgive FDR because he promoted “Operation Keelhaul,” the U.S. policy of allowing the Soviets to forcibly return or kill Russian citizens who ended up in Europe at the end of the war.
My husband and I knew a colonel who was in Patton’s army and he told a very sad story of witnessing the Soviets shooting the ones who didn’t want to be rounded up.
>>>I will never forgive FDR because he promoted Operation Keelhaul, the U.S. policy of allowing the Soviets to forcibly return or kill Russian citizens who ended up in Europe at the end of the war.
My husband and I knew a colonel who was in Pattons army and he told a very sad story of witnessing the Soviets shooting the ones who didnt want to be rounded up.<<<
A lot of people were sent back to USSR from United States as well at the time. Including numerous anti-communists who has immigrated long before WWII.
99% of Americans don’t know about it. Or won’t believe it.
I once spoke with a man who claimed he saw a woman holding a baby jump off a bridge rather than be repatriated.
See 1949 “Red Danube” with Walter Pidgeon, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh and Ethel Barrymore.
Whoops. Tis 2:55AM EST.. Time for the sack. Logging out. Do have a great upcoming day.