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  • Few know how destructive the 'Democratic' Party is [vanity]

    11/02/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 9 replies
    First quick highlights -- Islamic School Teacher Accused of ‘Horrific’ Sexual Abuse Against Teen Girls... (Florida manhunt) -- Document shows feds fear airborne Ebola -- News Blackout on New Ebola Tests Tightens -- Update: Voting Machines Keep Changing Votes [R] into [D] [Ill & M] -- Obama's Border Policy Fueled [another] Epidemic, Evidence Shows -- Scientists See Ebola Cases In Every Major U.S. City Possible By Year’s End -- Ebola response ignores history’s lessons: Risks from AIDS were discounted and thousands died [Washington Times] -- DOJ’s Fast and Furious Prequel: Failed Grenade-Running Operation o o o o Here's a headline...
  • The War Over America’s Past

    05/25/2010 8:00:35 PM PDT · by grand wazoo · 19 replies · 788+ views
    Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture ^ | May 25th, 2010 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” That was the slogan of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s “1984,” where Winston Smith worked ceaselessly revising the past to conform to the latest party line of Big Brother. And so we come to the battle over history books in the schools of Texas. Liberals are enraged that a Republican-dominated Board of Education is rewriting the texts. But is the rewrite being done to falsify history, or to undo a liberal bias embedded for decades? Consider a few of the issues. The new texts...
  • Joe McCarthy was right!

    04/06/2010 4:33:41 AM PDT · by Wontsubmit · 47 replies · 1,303+ views
    curmudgeonlyskeptical ^ | 4/5/2010 | curmudgeonlyskeptical
    Like many of you, I'm more than casually interested in American history, and more than a casual viewer of the Hitler channels documentation of our past. That the History Channel's "Beltway Unbuckled" would yield new information about FDR, then, is illustrative of how media selectively protects the image of patron Liberals, while targeting what were once called mainstream Americans. FDR mistress Daisy Suckley's diary, which was discovered under her bed in 1991, isn't a secret, as I discovered by searching the term. But, it sure as hell has not been been publicly aired. I'm talking about FDR telling Ms. Suckley...
  • Venona Intercepts: Still Scary After All These Years

    01/05/2010 11:53:47 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 1,390+ views
    Southwest News-Herald ^ | January 5, 2010 | SALLY WRIGHT
    The Bard tells us, rightly, that the past is prologue. But until America's greatest military intelligence success -- and failure -- becomes common knowledge Americans will remain intellectual sitting ducks, herded hither and yon, hoping to build a sheltering future on shaky misinformation. I'm talking about the Venona Code intercepts: The 3000 encrypted communications between Soviet spies operating in this country and their masters in Moscow, which American and British code breakers began deciphering in 1946. These KGB messages revealed that the Soviets had agents at the highest levels of the executive and legislative branches of our government -- and...
  • WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BEING CENSORED (Ann Coulter)

    07/09/2003 4:22:51 PM PDT · by ChadGore · 142 replies · 3,446+ views
    Ann Coulter ^ | 7/0903 | Ann Coulter
    WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE BEING CENSORED By Ann Coulter Earlier this year, the Screen Actors Guild (news - web sites) issued a statement lamenting that "those in the public eye should suffer professionally for having the courage to give voice to their views. Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation." Feeling the lash of a right-wing blacklist, the Dixie Chicks (news - web sites) recently played to an adoring, sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden. Ann Coulter   But earlier this week, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., denounced a radio corporation's decision...
  • A fact the Left ignores: the KGB seriously infiltrated postwar America

    07/27/2009 8:52:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies · 1,798+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 27, 2009
    Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist campaign during the post-war era in the US remain one of the great totemic events in liberal-Left mythology. Every time there is a revival of Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible, solemn words are trotted out about how this metaphor for the appalling witch-hunts which ruined careers is a devastating indictment of irrational fear, blah blah blah. Well, not exactly. The point of The Crucible is that there were no witches. But back in the real world, there certainly were spies. A new book, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America by John Earl Haynes,...
  • The spy who triggered the Cold War

    06/11/2009 6:32:01 AM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 20 replies · 1,369+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 11 Jun 2009, 1656 hrs IST | The Times of India
    LONDON: Secret files have at last revealed the identity of the top spy who transferred Britain's atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union and paved the way for the nuclear standoff with the west, triggering the Cold War for nearly five decades. Though the MI5 suspected him, trailed him and monitored his every move, they were never able to get the man, codenamed "Eric" by the KGB, whose espionage campaign to steal the Allies nuclear bomb plans was codenamed Enormous. Declassified MI5 files have confirmed that the master spy, described as the "main source", was a Soviet mole at the...
  • Bretton Woods

    02/23/2009 3:53:27 PM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 325+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.11.09 | Charles Scaliger
    While WWII raged in 1944, 44 delegations met to create a world currency, bank, and trade organization. They fell short of that goal, but what will happen this time?   Even by the rarefied standards of wealthy New Englanders, the Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, is a luxurious retreat. Built in 1902 by 250 skilled artisans for the then-princely sum of $1.7 million, the sprawling Spanish Renaissance-style resort, nestled in the shadow of Mount Washington, the northeast's highest peak, has long been a favorite of celebrities and presidents. But even the man who built it, industrialist Joseph Stickney,...
  • "48 Liberal Lies About American History; FR's "LS" on BookTV C-span2 Sat 10-18-08 11:15PM EAST

    10/18/2008 4:30:56 PM PDT · by VOA · 39 replies · 1,209+ views
    BookTV/C-Span2 ^ | 10-18-08 | BookTV/C-Span2 staff
    BookTV/C-Span2 HEADSUP!!! Tune in at 11:15 PM EASTERN or set your TIVO/DVD Recorder. FR's own "LS" and his latest work-product (book) will be the topic of a segment on BookTV (45 min. in duration). IF you miss this first broadcast, please go to the BookTV/C-Span2 page linked for future date/time of rebroadcasts.
  • Aaron Katz, Advocate for Rosenbergs, Dies at 92

    10/06/2008 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies · 644+ views
    NYT ^ | 10/08/08 | DENNIS HEVESI
    Aaron Katz, who for more than 50 years relentlessly and publicly sought the exoneration of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the central figures in the nation’s most controversial spying case, died on Sept. 28 in Venice, Fla. He was 92 and lived in North Port, Fla. The death was confirmed by his wife, Cynthia. Mr. Katz was director of the National Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case for 42 years, repeatedly leading demonstrations outside the federal courthouse on Foley Square in Manhattan on the anniversary of the couple’s execution in Sing Sing’s electric chair on June 19, 1953. They had been...
  • Communism in Chicago and the Obama Connection (Special Report)

    05/23/2008 12:19:59 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 50 replies · 2,538+ views
    America's Survival ^ | May 22, 2008 | Cliff Kinkaid
    On February 22, 2008, Ben Smith of Politico reported a story that ran under the headline, “Obama once visited ‘60s radicals.” It concerned how, “In 1995, [Illinois] State Senator Alice Palmer introduced her chosen successor, Barack Obama, to few of the district’s influencial liberal at the home of two will known figures on the local left: William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.” Dr. Quentin Young, described as “a prominent Chicago physician and advocate for single-payers health care,” [1] was quoted as saying “I can remember being one of small group of people who came to Bill Ayers’ house to learn that...
  • Communism in Hawaii and the Obama Connection (Special Report)

    05/23/2008 12:19:10 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 43 replies · 1,882+ views
    America's Survival ^ | May 22, 2008 | Cliff Kinkaid and Herbert Romerstein
    Of Barack Obama’s contacts and associations with anti-American political figures, none is more controversial than Frank Marshall Davis, a writer an poet identified as a member of the Communist Party USA by several sources, including some sources sympatheitic to him. Obama and Davis met in Hawaii, at a time when a young Obama was in need of a black role model and mentor. Obama’s relationship with Davis, including subsequent associations with radical, communist and socialist figures in Chicago, should be investigated for the benefit of promoting the public interest and the public’s right to know. Indeed, America’s Survival, Inc. believes...
  • We Told You So - Secret Venona Intercepts

    07/06/2002 9:31:56 AM PDT · by First_Salute · 75 replies · 6,657+ views
    Insight on the News ^ | Vol. 13, No. 37 -- Oct. 6-13, 1997 | Stephen Goode, 1st article; Tiffany Danitz, 2nd
    For education and discussion purposes only. We Told You So By Stephen Goode Since the fall of the Soviet Union, hard proof confirms that the Communist Party U.S.A. was active in espionage and clandestine activities. Liberals steadfastly claimed it wasn't true. What amazes me is that it is far worse than I thought," Hoover In-stitution research fellow Arnold Beichman tells Insight, emphasizing every word. Beichman, author of books such as Anti-American Myths: Their Causes and Consequences, is talking about the amount of espionage and clandestine activity carried out by American members of the Communist Party in the United States from...
  • McCarthy & American Jews

    11/17/2007 12:27:11 PM PST · by ckilmer · 40 replies · 243+ views
    11/17/08 | Vanity
    McCarthy & American Jews. Waves of immigrants came to the USA from 1880-1920: the Poles the Italians the Irish the Jews. Most of these ethnic groups voted for FDR by large majorities in 1932, 1936 & 1940, but over time they have assimilated and become less politically monolithic. Yet to this day the American jews still vote democratic by hefty majorities. Why? It is because Hollywood still strenuously maintains the communist lie about the 1950-54 McCarthy era. That lie is maintained by the recent movies “A Beautiful Mind,” and “Good Night and Good Luck”. Shortly before his death in 1953...
  • Legendary Soviet spymaster Feklisov dies

    10/26/2007 2:27:49 PM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies · 173+ views
    Yahoo - Reuters ^ | 10/26/07 | Guy Faulconbridge
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A KGB master agent who ran some of Moscow's most damaging Cold War spies in the West -- Klaus Fuchs and the Rosenbergs -- died on Friday after a lifetime of espionage that helped the Soviet Union acquire the nuclear bomb. Alexander Feklisov, who also played a key role as a mediator in the Cuban Missile Crisis, was 93, a spokesman for Russia's foreign intelligence service (SVR) said. He arrived in New York in 1941 and began running Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a married couple who supplied the Soviet Union with top secret information on the U.S....
  • Rosenbergs' Soviet spy overseer dies

    11/02/2007 12:22:55 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 41 replies · 1,434+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/2/07
    Yahoo! News Back to Story - Help Rosenbergs' Soviet spy overseer dies 2 hours, 40 minutes ago Alexander Feklisov, the Soviet-era spy chief who oversaw the espionage work of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and helped mediate the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, has died, a Russian official said Friday. He was 93. Feklisov died Oct. 26, said Sergei Ivanov, a spokesman for the Foreign Intelligence Service, one of the successor agencies to the KGB. He gave no cause of death. Born March 9, 1914, in Moscow to a railroad signalman's family, Feklisov was trained as a radio technician and was recruited...
  • Hiss Was Guilty

    04/16/2007 10:14:39 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 2,153+ views
    History News Network ^ | 4-16-07 | John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr
    For nearly sixty years, Alger Hiss's defenders have mounted one campaign after another to discredit the mountain of evidence that proves he spied for the Soviet Union. First, they tried to smear Hiss's main accuser, Whittaker Chambers, as a fantasist, liar, and spurned homosexual. When that fell short, Hiss and his defenders invented any number of Baroque theories to rebut hard evidence, including "forgery by typewriter" to explain away portions of classified documents that had been typed on a Hiss-owned machine. Finally, they argued that the case against Hiss was a nefarious conspiracy, a Salem witch trial for the 1940s,...
  • A New Look at Communism in America

    08/01/2006 4:43:47 PM PDT · by ChessExpert · 19 replies · 1,113+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 1 August 2006 | Pratik Chougule
    ... Last month marked the 11th anniversary of the public release of the Venona Project. Venona consisted of a series of Soviet messages, mostly between the years of 1942 and 1945, which were decrypted by American and British intelligence agencies. The project was so secret, even Presidents Roosevelt and Truman were unaware of its existence. Venona revealed astonishing insights into the vast Communist underground operating at the highest levels of government.
  • Sen. Joseph McCarthy's Lists and Venona

    04/17/2006 11:15:27 AM PDT · by factfinder200 · 8 replies · 2,108+ views
    Journalists and historians have often referred to Senator Joseph McCarthy's "list" as if it were a precisely defined entity. It was not, however. Certainly one would put his "numbered" list of eighty-one cases, given in a Senate speech of February 20, 1950, as the prime candidate for being McCarthy's "list." But McCarthy himself quickly added several dozen more names to this list in communications to a subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (commonly referred to in the press as the "Tydings Committee" from its chairman, Senator Millard Tydings). The Tydings subcommittee in its "State Department Employee Loyalty Investigation" inquired...
  • Venona, Hiss, the Pumpkin Papers, and More

    11/01/2005 7:06:09 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 17 replies · 1,276+ views
    1939 10 January Soviet intelligence defector Walter Krivitsky has the first of several debriefings at the Department of State. 26 June President Roosevelt secretly gives the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Military Intelligence Division (MID), and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) exclusive responsibility for counterespionage. 23 August Germany and USSR sign Non-Aggression Pact. 1 September World War II begins as Germany invades Poland. 1940 21 May President Roosevelt authorizes the FBI to conduct warrantless electronic surveillance of persons suspected of subversion or espionage; surveillance was to be limited insofar as possible to aliens. 5 June FBI-MID-ONI "Delimitation Agreement"...
  • From the NSA Website: The Venona Story

    10/15/2005 9:15:39 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 18 replies · 1,501+ views
    National Security Agency ^ | Robert L. Benson
    Skip top menus Home    About NSA    Research    Business    Careers    Public Info    History Introduction to History    50th Anniversary Commemoration    National Cryptologic Museum    National Vigilance Park Center for Cryptologic History    National Cryptologic Memorial    Insignia    Historical Publications    Photo Gallery    Contacts >>The Venona Story Search What's new? by Robert L. BensonThe release of VENONA translations involved careful consideration of the privacy interests of individuals mentioned, referenced, or identified in the translations. Some names have not been released when to do so would constitute an invasion of privacy.IntroductionOn 1 February 1943 the U.S. Armyís Signal Intelligence Service, a forerunner of the National Security Agency, began a small, very...
  • Good Night, And Good Luck

    10/13/2005 9:41:15 PM PDT · by nunya bidness · 82 replies · 2,088+ views
    Tony Medley ^ | 10/08/05 | Tony Medley
    From Clooney's website: About The Movie "Good Night, And Good Luck." takes place during the early days of broadcast journalism in 1950's America. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when...
  • The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.

    07/23/2005 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 7/24/05 | liberallarry
    The Venona decodes, their meaning and interpretation, are too large a subject for this thread.
  • Venona Ten Years Later: Lessons for Today

    07/17/2005 5:58:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 87 replies · 2,171+ views
    History News Network ^ | 7-18-05 | Steven T. Usdin
    Ten years ago, on July 11, 1995, the U.S. intelligence community held an extraordinary press conference at CIA headquarters to break the seal on one of the most closely held secrets of the Cold War. The world learned that starting in 1946 American cryptologists had cracked Soviet codes and read portions of thousands of messages Soviet intelligence operatives sent each other during World War II. Most of the cables decrypted in a program that came to be known as Venona, one of numerous codenames used to cloak its existence, were sent or received by the Soviet head of foreign intelligence....
  • The 50-year fraud of Alger Hiss

    07/04/2005 12:33:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 121 replies · 2,500+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/4/05 | Jack Cashill
    Editor's note: The following commentary is excerpted from Jack Cashill's eye-opening new book, "Hoodwinked: How Intellectual Hucksters Have Hijacked American Culture," where he shows how, over the last century, "progressive" writers and producers have been using falsehood and fraud as their primary weapons in their attack on America."I am not and have never been a member of the Communist Party," Alger Hiss said under oath on Aug. 5, 1948, and calmly refuted the accusation of former Soviet agent Whittaker Chambers. The House Un-American Activities Committee had subpoenaed Chambers two days before. Then a senior editor at Time magazine, Chambers had...
  • Pyongyang Long Sought Atomic Bomb

    05/18/2005 1:00:05 AM PDT · by snowsislander · 5 replies · 348+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 18, 2005 | MURRAY HIEBERT
    WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. warns North Korea not to test a nuclear weapon, documents newly unearthed from Soviet-era archives show that Pyongyang has worked tirelessly for decades to build an atomic bomb, something it long has seen as essential to deter U.S. aggression.The documents, uncovered and translated by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, display the North's deep-rooted fears of abandonment by allies and of an American attack, and suggest it won't be easy to persuade the country to give up its atomic ambitions.U.S. officials say they are increasingly worried Pyongyang is making more weapons and could be...
  • AAR... Ward Churchill protest

    03/02/2005 12:15:34 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 30 replies · 3,156+ views
    We did it... We protested churchill. There was a collection of pro-Churchill moonbats that showed up, and we protested them as well.
  • More trouble for Ward Churchill

    02/27/2005 7:37:24 AM PST · by alienken · 95 replies · 4,406+ views
    TROUBLE SPEAK Ward Churchill copied 'original' art piece Takes a swing at TV reporter who confronted him -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 26, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com Professor Ward Churchill Adding to a growing list of allegations, controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill appears to have violated copyright law by claiming a reknowned artist's work as his own. Churchill, whose integrity has been challenged since news broke earlier last month of his paper blaming victims of 9-11 for the attacks, made an Indian-theme serigraph in 1981 called "Winter Attack" and printed 150 copies. But one of the buyers,...
  • Churchill fatwah accuses CIA and FBI of terrorism and of being a secret police

    02/21/2005 10:58:56 AM PST · by Snapple · 26 replies · 1,707+ views
    Orlando Direct Action Homepage ^ | No date given | Ward Churchill
    Ward Hill as a member of the schismatic Boulder/Denver branch of AIM [American Indian Movement] as spent his whole life trashing the FBI and police. Here is what he said in his "Roosting Chickens" article. He is an anarchist who publishes his books through anarchist publishers. He wants to trash our law enforcement and intelligence organizations so that we will be destroyed. He doesn't want to make them better. He want the USA off the planet. He has often depicted the FBI and CIA as terrorist organizations.
  • Operation Infinite Freep... Ward Churchill coming to UW-Whitewater on March 1st

    02/10/2005 1:55:38 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 48 replies · 2,727+ views
    Ward Churchill is the professor from Colorado University who called the dead in the World Trade Center "Nazis" and also said that the US deserved 9/11, and that we should have not fought back. Prof Churchill may get fired from the University of Colorado-Bolder He may appear on March 1st, time pending, if the administration approves of it.
  • The Clintons Terrorist Ties

    02/12/2005 5:32:38 PM PST · by Calpernia · 117 replies · 6,108+ views
    VARIOUS ^ | Various
    In his FrontPage Magazine article Andrew Alexander’s Lies About the Cold War, Jamie Glazov speaks of the Soviet regime’s aggressive and expansionist designs against the West in the post-WWII period, and how de-classified Soviet sources prove that they had extensively infiltrated their agents into Western society. "...the Venona transcripts are thousands of Soviet intelligence messages that were intercepted and decoded over four decades by the FBI and the NSA (National Security Agency). Released over the past few years, these files prove that there was a large-scale Communist penetration of the U.S. government, and that Communist spies passed on valuable information...
  • Fools for Communism Still apologists after all these years (long, some vulgarity)

    05/05/2004 11:37:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies · 963+ views
    Reason ^ | May 5, 2004 | Glenn Garvin
    In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage, by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, San Francisco: Encounter Books, 300 pages, $25.95 In 1983 the Indiana University historian Robert F. Byrnes collected essays from 35 experts on the Soviet Union -- the cream of American academia -- in a book titled After Brezhnev. Their conclusion: Any U.S. thought of winning the Cold War was a pipe dream. "The Soviet Union is going to remain a stable state, with a very stable, conservative, immobile government," Byrnes said in an interview, summing up the book. "We don’t see any collapse or weakening of the...
  • HISTORIANS DENY THE PAST (Venona files prove McCarthy, Nixon right about Soviet spies)

    10/31/2003 3:03:28 AM PST · by Liz · 57 replies · 1,319+ views
    NY POST ^ | October 26, 2003 | ERIC FETTEMANN
    <p>In 1992, Russia's first post-Communist leader, Boris Yeltsin, made a historic decision to open the nation's archives to Western scholars and historians. Yeltsin was anxious to expose the misdeeds of past Soviet leaders, and his decision opened the floodgates on evidence that proved profoundly discomfiting to apologists for the Communist system.</p>
  • Remembrances of VENONA

    08/05/2003 5:39:20 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 10 replies · 369+ views
    National Security Agency ^ | ^ | 11 July 1995 | | Mr. William P. Crowell
    Remembrances of VENONA Posted on 05/06/2003 8:39 AM PDT by ckilmer Remembrances of VENONA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Cryptologic Museum NSA Home Page Note: The following are the remarks made by Mr. William P. Crowell, Deputy Director of NSA when the declassification of the VENONA project was announced at CIA Headquarters on 11 July 1995. Mr. Crowell retired from NSA on 12 September 1997. In the early 1960's, shortly after joining NSA, I was one of a small but fortunate group of agency employees invited to a meeting with Frank Rowlett, one of the eminent NSA cryptologists who had been so successful...
  • Venona: What My Father Didn't Know

    08/05/2003 2:00:11 AM PDT · by DPB101 · 39 replies · 1,515+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | 8/05/03 | Alan Caruba
    My father was a subscriber to I.F. Stone's famed newsletter in the 1950s and 60s. Stone was a highly regarded "independent" journalist and his newsletter exposed things about Sen. Joseph McCarthy and others who warned against Communist spies and agents of influence. The problem was that I.F. Stone was a Soviet agent of influence, financed by the Kremlin. My Father didn't know that and probably wouldn't have believed it. He wouldn't have believed that Alger Hiss, a highly placed State Department officer and the first interim Secretary General of the United Nations, was also a Soviet agent or that Harry...
  • Venona Project Homepage, NSA (Decrypted Soviet Cables, Coulter source for Treason book)

    06/26/2003 7:25:55 AM PDT · by Stultis · 39 replies · 7,835+ views
    National Security Agency ^ | July 1995 (Documents Made Public)
    Introduction to the VENONA ProjectAn Effort to Digitize and Enhance the VENONA Documentsby Mr. William P. Crowell, Former Deputy Director, National Security AgencyIn July 1995 the Intelligence Community ended a 50-year silence regarding one of cryptology's most splendid successes - the VENONA Project. VENONA was the codename used for the U.S. Signals Intelligence effort to collect and decrypt the text of Soviet KGB and GRU messages from the 1940's. These messages provided extraordinary insight into Soviet attempts to infiltrate the highest levels of the United States Goverment. Today, we are proud to offer these exceptional documents on the NSA home...
  • Joe McCarthy Was Right

    06/23/2003 1:04:06 PM PDT · by TBP · 14 replies · 1,142+ views
    NewsMax (via email) | June 23, 2003 | NewsMax
    Coulter: Sen. Joe McCarthy Was Right In her best-selling book "Treason," author Ann Coulter rips the lid off of established liberal "history" while claiming that Sen. Joseph McCarthy has been vindicated. Ann Coulter's new book won't hit bookstores 'til Tuesday and NewsMax has some of the first copies. Click here for our FREE offer for "Treason". Coulter says that liberal ideologues disguised as historians have consistently covered up treason with their attacks on patriots like McCarthy. She writes that the Left had to "fight back like animals" to destroy McCarthy. Much of Coulter's research is backed up by recently released...
  • Smearing Of Joe McCarthy

    05/27/2003 12:34:23 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies · 4,955+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | May 27, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    The release of 50-year-old hearings conducted by Senator Joe McCarthy gave the media another opportunity to charge that the Wisconsin Senator made reckless charges about communists that destroyed the lives of innocent people. M. Stanton Evans, a scholar on the subject, contacted reporters for Roll Call newspaper, the Washington Post and Reuters in a fruitless attempt to get the name of one innocent victim of McCarthy. They told him to contact Donald Ritchie, the Senate historian who edited the hearings and appeared on several shows to talk about them. Ritchie told Evans to send him a letter. One of those...
  • Remembrances of VENONA

    05/06/2003 8:39:27 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 13 replies · 1,041+ views
    National Security Agency ^ | 11 July 1995 | Mr. William P. Crowell
    Remembrances of VENONA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- National Cryptologic Museum NSA Home Page Note: The following are the remarks made by Mr. William P. Crowell, Deputy Director of NSA when the declassification of the VENONA project was announced at CIA Headquarters on 11 July 1995. Mr. Crowell retired from NSA on 12 September 1997. In the early 1960's, shortly after joining NSA, I was one of a small but fortunate group of agency employees invited to a meeting with Frank Rowlett, one of the eminent NSA cryptologists who had been so successful during World War II. For over an hour Frank told us...
  • Joe McCarthy Secret Hearings to Be Unveiled Monday

    05/04/2003 9:51:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 3,063+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/4/03 | Joanne Kenen - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fifty years after Sen. Joe McCarthy conducted some of the most infamous hearings in Senate history, thousands of pages of his secret probes into alleged Communist subversion will finally be made public. Some 5,000 pages of 1953-1954 closed-door hearings from McCarthy's Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will be released Monday by Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, and Susan Collins, a Maine Republican. Levin and Collins have both chaired McCarthy's former committee during the past two years as the documents were prepared for release. They plan to issue them in the same Senate hearing room where McCarthy himself...
  • Treason Still Shadows J.R. Oppenheimer

    10/09/2002 3:25:09 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 314+ views
    www.insightmag.com ^ | Oct. 9, 2002 | Nigel West
    Vladimir Putin's attendance at a reunion of KGB veterans at the notorious Lubyanka prison, and his embrace of Vladimir Kryuchkov ? the former KGB chief who led the August 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev ? has coincided with yet more disclosures about the successes achieved by Soviet spies during the Cold War. Undoubtedly the Moscow spymasters had much to celebrate, even if some embarrassing defections in recent years have caused them discomfort. It was an as yet unidentified Russian intelligence officer who tipped off the FBI to the duplicity of bureau counterintelligence turncoat Robert Hanssen in return for resettlement in...
  • Meredith Gardner -- obituary

    08/19/2002 5:20:07 PM PDT · by dighton · 7 replies · 569+ views
    Meredith Gardner, who has died aged 89, was the American codebreaker responsible for breaking the ciphers that led to the arrests of the atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and the break-up of the Cambridge spy ring.During the late 1940s, Gardner was the main cryptanalyst working on the Venona material, messages sent between the KGB’s Moscow Centre and its agent handlers abroad using the theoretically unbreakable one-time pad system.Fluent in French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Lithuanian, Russian and Spanish, Gardner joined the United States Army’s codebreaking organisation, the Signals Security Agency, early in the Second World War.He worked initially...
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer, (1904 - 1967)

    05/27/2002 8:25:44 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 17 replies · 1,748+ views
    PBS ^ | 2002 | PBS
    <!-- div#globalnavdiv td img { display: block } --> People & Events J. Robert Oppenheimer, (1904 - 1967) Robert Oppenheimer was born on April 22, 1904, into a wealthy, New York, Jewish family. They lived in an apartment overlooking the Hudson River and vacationed in a summer home on Long Island. As a 17-year-old, Oppenheimer went to Harvard where a classmate says he "intellectually looted the place." But it was after Harvard that Oppenheimer found his intellectual passion. First at Cambridge University in England and then at Göttigen University in Germany, the young American scholar began making his mark...