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'American empire' will disappear, infamous British double agent forecasts
The Vancouver Sun ^ | November 12, 2010 | Andrew Osborn

Posted on 11/12/2010 9:32:50 AM PST by cunning_fish

George Blake, a British double agent, has forecast that the "American empire" will crumble, and predicted that every country in the world will one day embrace communism.

In a rare interview given on his 88th birthday, the former Soviet agent said he had no regrets and expressed no remorse for betraying Britain or its intelligence service.

Blake, who calls himself Georgy Ivanovich in Moscow, said he still had no time for American foreign policy.

"The American empire will disappear because everyone who lives by the sword dies from the sword," he told the daily Izvestia newspaper.

Blake was a member of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, from 1944. In 1951, he became an agent for the Soviet Union -- and in the following decade is thought to have betrayed up to 400 of his colleagues. He was arrested in 1960 and jailed for 42 years -- only to escape from Wormwood Scrubs in 1966 before fleeing to Russia.

In the interview, Blake admitted that the Soviet Union in which he arrived in the 1960s did not live up to his high-minded communist ideals. But he made it clear he had not lost the faith.

"I understand now that the Soviet project was doomed. The problem was not the Russians but human nature. Humankind was not sufficiently moral to build such a society," he said.

He was confident that time was on communism's side. "One day, I believe that the majority of governments will voluntarily choose the communist model. Without violence, revolution or terror. Maybe it sounds like a Utopia, but I believe in it."

Blake, who said his eyesight was failing and that he had just helped make a film of his life, described a comfortable if quiet existence in Moscow with his second wife with whom he has an adult son.

He said he had acquired a taste for vodka, followed the international news closely by watching the BBC via satellite, and kept in regular contact with his three sons in Britain from his first marriage.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: communism; intelligence; russia; soviet

1 posted on 11/12/2010 9:32:56 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Whatever, Limey Bastuhd.


2 posted on 11/12/2010 9:35:29 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: cunning_fish

“The American empire will disappear because everyone who lives by the sword dies from the sword,” he told the daily Izvestia newspaper.


You’d better look in the mirror, you evil bastard communist.


3 posted on 11/12/2010 9:36:19 AM PST by unkus
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To: cunning_fish
He was confident that time was on communism's side. "One day, I believe that the majority of governments will voluntarily choose the communist model. Without violence, revolution or terror. Maybe it sounds like a Utopia, but I believe in it."

Sounds more like Hell than Utoptia.

And it sounds more than a little naive.

4 posted on 11/12/2010 9:37:33 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: cunning_fish

Pretty dramatic story. He escaped from prison? Are you kidding?


5 posted on 11/12/2010 9:37:44 AM PST by aNYCguy
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To: cunning_fish
I understand now that the Soviet project was doomed. The problem was not the Russians but human nature. Humankind was not sufficiently moral to build such a society," he said.

Human nature is to desire FREEDOM and communism will never be able to reconcile the two things. They are mutually exclusive.

Such a heart-warming tale of commie love for The Collective...sigh.

6 posted on 11/12/2010 9:38:25 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: cunning_fish
George Blake, a British double agent, has forecast that the "American empire" will crumble, and predicted that every country in the world will one day embrace communism.

It sure did work wonders for Russia didn't it mate! Don't fret, we'll all be under Sharia law before then...


7 posted on 11/12/2010 9:39:27 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: cunning_fish
The essence the American empire, as he calls it, is nothing more than human liberty.

As long as human beings are on this earth, there will be a fight to achieve such a thing...and that is the reason the American Empire will never fall.

8 posted on 11/12/2010 9:40:37 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: Traitor, Trojan Horse, Briefcase Terrorist!)
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To: unkus

Hey, Blake is not me:)


9 posted on 11/12/2010 9:40:47 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Infamous British double agent will disappear, Freeper forecasts...


10 posted on 11/12/2010 9:41:26 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: cunning_fish
Feel free to hold your breath there, George, you communist feminine hygiene product.
11 posted on 11/12/2010 9:41:47 AM PST by Peter from Rutland
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To: cunning_fish

“The American empire will disappear “

That’s not much of a prediction. Blake simply noticed that Obama was President.


12 posted on 11/12/2010 9:44:27 AM PST by Pelham (Islam, the mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: aNYCguy
"...He escaped from prison? ..."

No, he jsut ran towards a larger one. His mind is already imprisoned.

13 posted on 11/12/2010 9:45:56 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: cunning_fish
“American Empire” huh?
Ok,I'll sardonically accept the axiomatically mendacious archaic Marxist premise and then ask the old, moribund,decaying,musty,ossified,smelly yet recalcitrant(like Soros)Bolsheviks WHICH American conquest wishes TOTAL INDEPENDENCE from the "evil empire."

None,those who hate America cling desperately to our blessings while they deride us—THE ULTIMATE HYPOCRITES!!!

14 posted on 11/12/2010 9:46:46 AM PST by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: Paladin2
No, he jsut ran towards a larger one.

Zing!
15 posted on 11/12/2010 9:48:09 AM PST by aNYCguy
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To: cunning_fish

Because wisdom from a traitor is so uplifting....


16 posted on 11/12/2010 9:48:44 AM PST by Vor Lady
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To: cunning_fish

The gut eating whoreson rabbit sucker is delusional.


17 posted on 11/12/2010 9:49:08 AM PST by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: cunning_fish

No kidding his eyesight is failing. America lives by freedom, not the sword you two-bit traitor to your country.


18 posted on 11/12/2010 9:49:41 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: cunning_fish
Everyone who lives by the sword dies by the sword?

Isn't it a little ironic that a communist is quoting Scripture (Jesus’s words no less) as a basis for his prediction that communism will reign?

19 posted on 11/12/2010 9:53:01 AM PST by Adventure gal
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To: cunning_fish

As a former resident of V-couver, it is not a surprise that the V Sun would publish this crap. Vancouver is the probably most anti-American city outside of America. They make Berkeley look like Bush’s ranch..that bad.

Every rag publishes crap like this on a daily basis...even the free dailies. If you ever head to Kanadastan, skip BC, and head to Alberta, at least they are pro-American.


20 posted on 11/12/2010 10:07:53 AM PST by max americana
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To: cunning_fish

The Russinas try and rub out their agents who betray their spy rings. We should too.


21 posted on 11/12/2010 10:07:55 AM PST by Timocrat
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To: cunning_fish

What’s this “empire” they keep talking about?


22 posted on 11/12/2010 10:09:43 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: cunning_fish
“...88 year old...”
At age 88, how much of what he says is even coherent, much less believeable?
23 posted on 11/12/2010 10:26:04 AM PST by STYRO (Barack Obama is a Muslim terrorist.)
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To: cunning_fish
Send us a post card when you wake up in Hell, crapsack.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

24 posted on 11/12/2010 10:32:12 AM PST by The Comedian (Time and tide wait for no man. But who needs a bad magazine and cheap soap?)
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To: cunning_fish

What empire? We have an empire?


25 posted on 11/12/2010 10:38:01 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
Thanks cunning_fish.
George Blake, a British double agent, has forecast that the "American empire" will crumble, and predicted that every country in the world will one day embrace communism. In a rare interview given on his 88th birthday, the former Soviet agent said he had no regrets and expressed no remorse for betraying Britain or its intelligence service. Blake, who calls himself Georgy Ivanovich in Moscow, said he still had no time for American foreign policy. "The American empire will disappear because everyone who lives by the sword dies from the sword," he told the daily Izvestia newspaper.
The senile old traitor bastard mixed it up as always -- the RUSSIAN empire will disappear, because it has lived by murder and bloodshed for centuries on end; there is no American empire.


26 posted on 11/12/2010 5:07:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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