Skip to comments.Bombshell revelations about Ronald Reagan.
Posted on 06/06/2004 8:04:28 PM PDT by summer
Bombshell revelations about Ronald Reagan.
A new book released nationwide today [Jan 2002] offers several bombshell revelations about Ronald Reagan.
In "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism," author Peter Schweizer writes that Reagan survived no fewer than five serious assassination plots or attempts.
After digging through Soviet Communist Party archives and once super secret classified U.S. documents, Schweizer leaves no doubt that the radical left here in the U.S. and communists abroad sought to stop Reagan's climb to power and, later, his presidency.
Schweizer says that Reagan's anti-communist efforts in Hollywood made him the No. 1 enemy of the Left.
In 1946, Reagan was targeted for assassination, as were his children. Things became so heated that he spent nights sitting up with a loaded .32 gun guarding his family. Tensions over Reagan's run-in with the Left may have contributed to his divorce from actress Jane Wyman.
In 1969, when he was governor of California, radicals came within inches of firebombing the Reagans' home in Sacramento. Gunshots fired by alert guards prevented the bombing.
The Weather Underground had made killing Reagan a top priority and even kept a bullet with his name on it at its secret headquarters.
In 1976, radicals fearing that Reagan would win the presidency plotted to kill him, with the probable help of Cuban intelligence agents.
And in 1983, while he was president, the North Koreans tried to kill him during his historic visit to the Korean DMZ.
Schweizer reveals new KGB files that Soviet and other intelligence agencies tracked Reagan during his entire career and took extraordinary steps to prevent his political rise.
This is a meticulously researched and penetrating analysis of the Cold War and the man who ended it. Peter Schweizer delves into the origins of Ronald Reagan's vision of America, and documents Reagan's consistent, aggressive belief in confronting the Soviet Union diplomatically, economically and militarily.
The Left often dismisses Ronald Reagan as an "amiable dunce," a genial actor who simply mouthed whatever slogans his right-wing puppet masters put in front of him. "Reagan's War" brilliantly overturns this myth. Drawing on private diaries dating from Reagan's days as an actor and extending through his presidency, Schweizer, a well-known historian of the Cold War, shows that Reagan's fervent anti-communism marked every era of his life and was the driving force behind his policies as president.
Great book. I highly recommend it to Freepers (and to anyone else for that matter).
The left must die.
Thank you for your post. I intend to read it.
it = this book
This helps to explain the "compassion" demonstrated for President Reagan's death over at DU. Still the little anarchists...
The Left is and always has been the enemy. The only good Red, is a dead Red.
I read this book last year and highly recommend it.
Anyone who doubts the fact that the Soviets didn't want Reagan to win should read this book, as it documents it the Soviet involvement not only in US elections, but in European elections also.
The Soviets were unable to stop Reagan from becoming president, but they did manage to stop his ideological successor, Larry McDonald.
This is a collection of letters, speeches, and radio addresses that he wrote over the years.
Most are from the 1970s and it's fascinating to see how relevant they still are today. Reagan had a unique talent for taking issues and summarizing them in a few paragraphs; then offering common-sense conservative solutions.
Let's not forget jimmy da commie bastard carter plot to "get rid" of R.R. (among many other treasonous acts)
Interesting. Has there been any sort of research done on Reagan's would-be assassin John Hinkley's political beliefs and affiliations?
The Hinckleys were friends of the Bush family. And John was always a little "touched" in the head.
Makes you wonder how many leaders "worthy of America" we were deprived of over the years.
Demonizing Dubya from the same tired 30 year old playbook shows he's got the left in a "Gipperized" meltdown mode!
Yes. Some people doubt the level of Soviet infiltration (or even outright deny its existence) here in the United States, but this book has evidence to the contrary.
I've read the book. Highly recommended.
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