Skip to comments.'American empire' will disappear, infamous British double agent forecasts
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.
Whatever, Limey Bastuhd.
“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.
Sounds more like Hell than Utoptia.
And it sounds more than a little naive.
Pretty dramatic story. He escaped from prison? Are you kidding?
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.
It sure did work wonders for Russia didn't it mate! Don't fret, we'll all be under Sharia law before then...
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.
Hey, Blake is not me:)
Infamous British double agent will disappear, Freeper forecasts...
“The American empire will disappear “
That’s not much of a prediction. Blake simply noticed that Obama was President.
No, he jsut ran towards a larger one. His mind is already imprisoned.
None,those who hate America cling desperately to our blessings while they deride us—THE ULTIMATE HYPOCRITES!!!
Because wisdom from a traitor is so uplifting....
The gut eating whoreson rabbit sucker is delusional.
No kidding his eyesight is failing. America lives by freedom, not the sword you two-bit traitor to your country.
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?
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.
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