Skip to comments.Where Alger Is Innocent
Posted on 11/19/2012 7:24:06 AM PST by Academiadotorg
From New York Universitys website. Here is their take on the most famous spy/operative case of the 1940s: He [Hiss] continued to assert his innocence, and over the years evidence surfaced to back his claim, including some 40,000 pages of FBI documents released to him in the 1970s.
An influential State Department official during World War II, Hiss was convicted of perjury and served a sentence for the crime in the 1950s. The web site goes on to claim: Alger Hiss was frequently accused of secretly having secretly forged a pro-Soviet policy [sic] at Yalta. In fact, Hiss argued for a tough anti-Soviet stance, as this story based on Hisss notes from the conference indicates. Click here to read the article, as it appeared in The New York Times when the notes were released in 1955. Hiss accompanied the U. S. delegation to the Superpower conference at Yalta on the Crimea with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet premier Joseph Stalin.
Actually, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr wrote in an article which appeared on the History News Network website that In 1992, John Lowenthal, Hisss long-time lawyer and a film-maker, prevailed upon Dmitri Volkogonov, a respected Russian general, military historian, and adviser to Russian President Yeltsin on archival policy, to help establish Hisss innocence once and for all on humanitarian grounds.
In late October Volkogonov did issue a statement, asserting that Hiss was not registered in KGB documents as a recruited agent. Lowenthal promptly claimed this was tantamount to exoneration for his long-suffering client. But within a matter of weeks, Volkogonov felt compelled to issue a retraction. The general volunteered that his inquiry had not encompassed the GRU, the intelligence arm of the Soviet Ministry of Defense, and it was the GRU, not KGB, that ran Hiss.
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Will this help?
The Ministry of Truth continues...
Geez not this crapola again...
Why is the left obsessed with clearing Hiss?
There were discovered Soviet Documents that PROVED he was spying for Russia- do they want everyone to just ignore that?
They want to clear Hiss because they can never admit they were wrong.
If Moscow ever allows historians access to the files of the GRU (Main Intelligence Administration--the Soviet military intelligence agency), for which Hiss worked, the evidence against him will be overwhelming.
There’s no question that Hiss was guilty of treason. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (if memory serves) managed to get the so-called Venona Files de-classified. He’s clearly mentioned in them as “Ales” - and acronym of “Alger Hiss.”
Hiss avoided talking about his specific case and instead spoke in generalities about current foreign policy. When asked by a questioner about his case, Hiss went on about how the evidence they got on him was acquired illegally, blah, blah, blah.
Hiss never came out and said "I was framed!", instead, he used lawyerly evasions to defend himself.
I walked away from that lecture convinced that Hiss was guilty of spying as accused.
Because they do not want to admit that the FDR Administration was infiltrated by communists at the highest levels of the government—and that it had a material impact on the establishment of the Iron Curtain by selling out Eastern Europe to Stalin and launching the the Cold War.
STALIN WROTE FDR’S FOREIGN POLICY. That’s what they are trying to hide at all costs. It throws light on their true objectives.
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