Skip to comments.Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew
Posted on 02/05/2002 11:06:24 PM PST by quietolong
NOVA reveals startling new evidence that Soviet spies penetrated America's deepest secrets, including the Manhattan Project, in the 1940's. By cracking the code of Soviet diplomatic cables, the FBI was able to hunt down "atom spies" such as Klaus Fuchs and Julius Rosenberg. But the true "master spy," a physicist named Ted Hall, got away -- and his gripping story is presented for the first time by NOVA. Read Venona Intercepts By Peter Tyson
In 1995, the U.S. National Security Agency broke a half century of silence by releasing translations of Soviet cables decrypted back in the 1940s by the Venona Project. Venona was a top-secret U.S. effort to gather and decrypt messages sent in the 1940s by agents of what is now called the KGB and the GRU, the Soviet military intelligence agency. The cables revealed the identities of numerous Americans who were spies for the Soviet Union, including those chronicled in NOVA's "Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies."
The four Venona cables presented here provide striking evidence of the covert activities of several atomic-era spies, including Klaus Fuchs, Julius Rosenberg, and Theodore Alvin Hall. Through the cables and accompanying stories, peer through the keyhole into the secret lives of these and other agents, who gave away details of the atomic bomb and other highly sensitive technologies. Watch for code words such as "Enormous," which stood for the Manhattan Project, America's atomic-bomb program
Link to Nova web sight on this show
But with historians such as "Cheshire cat" Goodwin and "Copy cat" Ambrose leading the charge ... Americans are doomed even in the basic understanding of their own history.
How many "Constitutional historians and scholars" signed that full-page newspaper letter ok'ing Clinton's behaviour - 400 +/-? Just compare the Congressional reactions to ENRON's Skillings saying "I can not recall" and those selfsame Congressmen to the former first lady's "I can not recall." Politically expedient - "tax, tax - spend, spend - elect, elect" ...
As an FYI, if you have not already seen these: "The Roosevelt Myth" John T. Flynn - rather old now, but speaks to how FDR et. al., did not "fix" America's Depression woes; but shows instance how their policies put Americans on the (now solid) path of governmental dependence. That is FDR real legacy - and THAT MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS!
Also, "The Jew from Linz" - speaks to the Russia Pale history, the various Tsarist pogroms, some of the origins of Zionism, ... and the schism between Liberal/Reform/Orthodox dogma comes from ... and yes, where Cambridge University fits in.
Ye Olde Lydon never got the nexus of his "Great Society" and "guns and butter" - remember Clinton "dodged the draft" and still made Prez. Weird world Americans live in!
Finally, as Charles A. Beard once said, "Writing history is a dangerous trade."
And remember, boys and girls -- the German Nazis were a Left party, too, and don't ever let anyone tell you differently!
No, they were a right-wing party, as everyone agreed at the time. Left and right are mere groupings, not ideals or ideologies. The nazis were right-wing socialists. There are such critters, you know. They are more common in Europe than in America, though.
That's what the other Socialists and fellow-pinko's said about them, to distance themselves.
Labels don't mean much, but programmes do. The Nazis were a Left party, and socialists. There is no such thing as a "right-wing socialist". If challenged to identify a "right-wing socialist", I doubt that any academic on the face of the earth could identify one, with the possible solitary exception of the Nazi Party of Germany, and that is only because the Leftists have always insisted, "we aren't with Ugly over there.....he isn't one of us!" But of course that was an expedient lie.
As between Left and Right, self-identifying and programming as a Socialist has always been definitive: if it's Socialist, it's Leftist.
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