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  • Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by...

    02/12/2014 10:20:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Red herrings - A review of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character by Diana West Stumbling into a barroom brawl was the last thing I’d intended. Lined up on one side: sculptors of a hagiography that is now conventional wisdom crow about a noble conquest over totalitarian dictators. The other side bellows: “Nonsense! In defeating one monster, your heroes merely helped create another, sullying us with their atrocities and burdening us for decades with a global security nightmare.” The first side spews that its critics are deranged, defamatory conspiracy-mongers. The critics fire back that these “court historians”...
  • In Defense of Diana West

    09/14/2013 10:30:57 PM PDT · by No One Special · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 13, 2013 | M. Stanton Evans
    Out of the public eye and far from the daily headlines, a fierce verbal battle is currently being waged about the course of American policy in the long death struggle with Moscow that we call the Cold War. At ground zero of this new dispute is author Diana West, whose recent book, American Betrayal (St. Martin's), is a hard- hitting critique of the strategy toward the Soviet Union pursued in the 1940s by President Franklin Roosevelt, his top assistant Harry Hopkins, and various of their colleagues. Ms. West in particular stresses the infiltration of the government of that era by...
  • Author: Soviet agents subverted US in 1930s

    05/26/2013 9:20:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 134 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2013 | Ginni Thomas
    Syndicated columnist Diana West says the ultimate conclusion of her new book shocked even her. “Americans have been betrayed … by our leaders going back to FDR’s administration in the 1930s because we were penetrated by Soviet agents to such an extent that our policies and, indeed I argue, our character as a nation was subverted,” she explained in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas about her book, “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character.” “I don’t believe we won World War II,” West added. “I believe that we were actually carrying out Soviet strategy due...
  • ‘A Conspiracy So Immense’ — Was FDR Aide Harry Hopkins a Soviet Agent?

    06/06/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | June 6, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    “A confidential message from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, reproduced in [Diana] West’s new book, told [White House aide Harry] Hopkins that a ‘continuing’ investigation had discovered that Russian diplomat (and Comintern agent) Vasily Zarubin had made a payment to U.S. Communist Party official Steve Nelson to help place espionage agents ‘in industries engaged in secret war production … so that information could be obtained for transmittal to the Soviet Union.’ This information had come from a ‘bug’ at Nelson’s home in Oakland, California, through which the FBI first learned of the Soviet effort (code-named ‘Enormous’) to obtain the atomic...
  • Did Communist Influence Lead to D-Day Invasion over Italy Strategy?

    08/08/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by cutty · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Aug 2013 | Diana West
    The two most ardent boosters of the Normandy invasion were Stalin and Harry Hopkins ... Churchill famously urged that the advance on Germany continue from already-won bases in Italy and elsewhere in south-central Europe. Stalin’s demand for the big U.S.-British push in northern France, however, prevailed. According to the tally of one peeved letter to the editor in the New York Times, this would put the Allies on track to open their ninth front. Of course, in order to gather sufficient forces for the June 1944 D-Day invasion, men and equipment, particularly landing craft, had to be withdrawn from the...
  • Truth, Snowden and the Surveillance State

    06/11/2013 12:00:03 PM PDT · by kreitzer · 14 replies
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | 6/11/2012 | Diana West
    On November 14, 2002, the late, great New York Times columnist William Safire wrote a column called "You Are a Suspect." It is posted below, an early signpost to our current state of dislocation and upset. It is dislocating and upsetting to be confronted with the Edward Snowden leaks: the leaked court order, the leaked logistical scope of what is being aptly labeled the Surveillance State. This what Safire predicted would be foisted on Us, the People. We are told it is The Only Means Possible to prevent "another 9/11." The mendacity of this rationale is as appalling as the...
  • Surveillance: Can We Take a Step Back?

    06/08/2013 6:54:17 PM PDT · by thouworm · 25 replies
    Diana West ^ | June 8, 2013 | Diana West
    Surveillance: Can We Take a Step Back? Written by:Diana West 6/8/2013 7:56:00 AM I'm taking a short break today from promoting "American Betrayal" to write about the latest stages of tyrannical development in these United States for Dispatch International. The assignment is the burgeoning Obama scandals -- IRS, Prism, whatever breaks next.This means two things: One, this assignment is really no break at all from promotion of American Betrayal, because American Betrayal is a history of tyrannical development in these United States, and why we can't see it. Two, partly because of the newspaper's mainly Euopean readership, I will be...
  • Agents of Influence (Some Cold War traitors in World War II and afterwards by Diana West)

    06/06/2013 5:46:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 6.6.13 | ROBERT STACY MCCAIN
    <p>Diana West’s new book unravels the lies Americans have been told about Cold War history.</p> <p>There is no statue of Elizabeth Bentley at her alma mater, Vassar College, nor is there any memorial to her at Columbia University, where she received her master’s degree. Bentley’s career as a Communist spy could be the stuff of a Hollywood thriller, complete with a romantic interest in the form of her lover, Soviet intelligence agent Jacob Golos...</p>
  • Author Diana West on Benghazi: ‘It’s what happens when you switch sides openly’ [VIDEO]

    06/06/2013 8:34:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2013 | Diana West
    Author Diana West says the Obama administration’s attempts to engage with the Islamic world are “very similar” to the “appeasement” policies pursued by Cold War-era presidents towards the Soviet Union. “[The Benghazi attack] is sort of the ideological anomaly, the thing that is not supposed to happen,” West, the author of “American Betrayal,” told The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. “It threatens the whole strategic premise of supporting al Qaeda in Libya — This is what we did to over throw Gaddafi. This doesn’t really seem to have even registered with the Congressmen now investigating…It’s reality, it’s what happens when you...
  • Time to Rediscover America's Truth-Tellers

    05/31/2013 10:52:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | Diana West
    A book called "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character" (St. Martin's Press) shouldn't promise uplift and spiritual renewal. I know. I wrote it. That said, the story of "betrayal" that my new book lays out -- betrayal enabled by a de facto Communist occupation of Washington by American traitors loyal to Stalin, which would solidify in the 1930s under FDR and be covered up by successive U.S. administrations and elites -- is not without inspiration. I am talking about the inspiration of the truth-tellers. "American Betrayal" presents a rewrite of most of World War II and Cold...
  • Time for a New Alliance of Nations

    02/12/2011 5:59:09 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 6 replies
    "Postcards from America - Postcards from Israel" ^ | February 12, 2011 | Norma Zager
    Time for a New Alliance of Nations by Norma Zager Anyone who missed Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s first visit to the White House when he was ushered in the back door and allowed a few minutes of President Obama’s time missed the ultimate example of body language. The President’s disdain for the Israeli Prime Minister and Netanyahu’s palpable discomfort were as obvious as a heart attack. The only one who could not see this outrageous example of the chill factor was the one who chose not to. Watching this train wreck of a political meeting, I was struck with the...
  • Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili: Time for a Return to Yalta

    05/10/2005 1:03:01 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 3 replies · 531+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2005 | President Mikheil Saakashvili
    TBILISI, Georgia -- For 60 years the word "Yalta" has meant betrayal and abandonment. The diplomatic accord reached between Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States in that sleepy Black Sea resort relegated millions of people to a ruthless tyranny. As President Bush said last week in Latvia: "The agreement at Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Once again, when powerful governments negotiated, the freedom of small nations was somehow expendable." Thankfully, the division of Europe created at Yalta, and the Iron Curtain that marked its boundary, are ghosts in our past. The...