Sunday, March 29, 2015


American Betrayal


"This explosive book is a long-needed answer to court histories that continue to obscure key facts about our backstage war with Moscow. Must-reading for serious students of security issues and Cold War deceptions, both foreign and domestic."

-- M. Stanton Evans, author of Stalin's Secret Agents and Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies

"[West] only claims `to connect the dots,' which is a very modest description of the huge and brilliant work she has obviously done. ... It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history."

-- Vladimir Bukovsky, author of To Build a Castle and co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement, and Pavel Stroilov, author of Behind the Desert Storm.

"Every once in a while, something happens that turns a whole structure of preconceived ideas upside down, shattering tales and narratives long taken for granted, destroying prejudice, clearing space for new understanding to grow. Diana West's latest book, American Betrayal, is such an event."
-- Henrik Raeder Clausen, Europe News

"No book has ever frightened me as much as American Betrayal. ... It all adds up to a story so disturbing that it has changed my attitude to almost everything I think about how the world actually is."

-- Steven Kates, Quadrant

Her task is ambitious; her sweep of crucial but too-little-known facts of history is impressive; and her arguments are eloquent and witty. ... American Betrayal is one of those books that will change the way many of us see the world.

-- Susan Freis Falknor, Blue Ridge Forum

“What Diana West has done is to dynamite her way through several miles of bedrock. On the other side of the tunnel there is a vista of a new past. Of course folks are baffled. Few people have the capacity to take this in. Her book is among the most well documented I have ever read. It is written in an unusual style viewed from the perspective of the historian—but it probably couldn’t have been done any other way.”

-- Lars Hedegaard, historian, editor, Dispatch International

"Diana West's new book rewrites WWII and Cold War history not by disclosing secrets, but by illuminating facts that have been hidden in plain sight for decades. Furthermore, she integrates intelligence and political history in ways never done before."

-- Jeffrey Norwitz, former professor of counterterrorism, Naval War College

Diana West’s American Betrayal — a remarkable, novel-like work of sorely needed historical re-analysis — is punctuated by the Cassandra-like quality of “multi-temporal” awareness. ... But West, although passionate and direct, is able to convey her profoundly disturbing, multi-temporal narrative with cool brilliance, conjoining meticulous research, innovative assessment, evocative prose, and wit.

-- Andrew G. Bostom, PJ Media

Do not be dissuaded by the controversy that has erupted around this book which, if you insist on complete accuracy, would be characterized as a disinformation campaign.

-- Jed Babbin, The American Spectator

The most important anti-Communist book of our time.

-- J.R. Nyquist, contributor, And Reality Be Damned ... What Media Didn't Tell You about the End of the Cold War and the Fall of Communism in Europe

The polemics against your Betrayal have a familiar smell: The masters of the guild get angry when someone less worthy than they are ventures into the orchard in which only they are privileged to harvest. The harvest the outsider brought in, they ritually burn.

-- Hans Jansen, former professor of Islamic Thought, University of Utrecht 

West's lesson to Americans: Reality can't be redacted, buried, fabrictaed, falsified, or omitted. Her book is eloquent proof of it.

-- Edward Cline, Family Security Matters

In American Betrayal, Ms. West's well-established reputation for lacking "sacred cows" remains intact. The resulting beneficiaries are the readers, especially those who can deal with the truth.

-- Wes Vernon, Renew America

After reading American Betrayal and much of the vituperation generated by neconservative "consensus" historians, I conclude that we cannot ignore what West has demonstrated through evidence and cogent argument.

-- John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

Enlightening. I give American Betrayal five stars only because it is not possible to give it six.

-- John Dietrich, formerly of the Defense Intelligence Agency and author of The Morgenthau Plan: Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy.

If you're looking for something to read, this is the most dazzling, mind-warping book I have read in a long time. It has been criticized by the folks at Front Page, but they don't quite get what Ms. West has set out to do and accomplished. I have a whole library of books on communism, but -- "Witness" excepted -- this may be the best.

-- Jack Cashill, author of Deconstructing Obama: The Lives, Loves and Letters of America's First Postmodern President and First Strike: TWA Flight 800 and the Attack on America

American Betrayal is a monumental achievement. Brilliant and important.

-- Monica Crowley, Fox News analyst, radio host and author of What the Bleep Just Happened: The Happy Warriors Guide to the Great American Comeback

"If you haven't read Diana West's "American Betrayal" yet, you're missing out on a terrific, real-life thriller."

-- Brad Thor, author of the New York Times bestsellers Hidden Order, Black List and The Last Patriot.

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Dec 27

Written by: Diana West
Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:57 AM 

A list of 2012 Afghan "insider" murders from the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Complete? I don't think so.

A civilian police advisor with the NATO-led coalition forces was shot and killed by an Afghan policewoman in Kabul police headquarters on Monday [December 24], in an attack that seems to be the latest in the so-called "green-on-blue" insider attacks when Afghan army or police or gunmen in their uniform turned their weapons against their foreign partners. The female police officer, who used her pistol in the attack, was detained.

The following is a list of such attacks since the beginning of this year [2012]:

On Nov. 11 -- One British soldier with the coalition or International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was killed and one was wounded when an Afghan soldier opened fire following an argument in southern Helmand province. The injured shooter was detained.

On Oct. 30 -- Two British soldiers were killed after their patrol was being shot by a man wearing Afghan police uniform in Helmand.

On Oct. 25 -- Two US soldiers with the US Forces- Afghanistan were killed as one policeman with Afghan Local Police (ALP) shot at them in Southern Uruzgan province.

On Oct. 13 -- A soldier and a civilian employee with the ISAF were killed along with four members of Afghan National Security Directorate (NDS) or intelligence agency when a man wearing NDS set off his explosive vest in southern Kandahar province.

On Sept. 16 -- A policeman turned his gun against coalition forces killing four US soldiers in southern Zabul province.

On Sept. 15 -- Two British soldiers were shot dead by an ALP officer in Helmand.

On Aug. 29 -- A man in Afghan army uniform shot dead three Australian soldiers with the NATO-led coalition in Uruzgan province.

On Aug. 27 -- Two US soldiers were killed by an Afghan army soldier in eastern Laghman province, the attacker was also killed in the shootout.

On Aug. 19 -- A US soldier was killed when a man wearing an Afghan police uniform turned his weapon against ISAF service members in southern Afghanistan, no more details were available.

On Aug. 17 -- Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members were killed by a man in Afghan wearing ALP uniform during a training mission in western Farah province.

On Aug. 10 -- A 13-year-old student who also worked for Afghan police opened fire in a police facility, killing three US soldiers [Marines] with the NATO in Garmser district of Helmand.

According to the Washington Post, the killer was the 15-year-old concubine, if that's the right word, of the local Afghan police chief. After killing the Americans, the teen walked out and said: “I just did jihad.” ...

“These were jihad-motivated executions,” said a Western official in Afghanistan with knowledge of the incident. To suggest otherwise would be “profoundly distasteful and insulting to the Marines who died."

On Aug. 10 -- An Afghan police officer invited three US soldiers with the US Forces-Afghanistan for dinner and shot them dead in Sangin district of Helmand.

On Aug. 7 -- Two Afghan army soldiers opened fire and killed a US soldier with the ISAF and injured four others in eastern Paktia province. The attackers were detained.

On July 22 -- A man in police uniform shot dead three American civilian employees in a training camp in western Herat province. The attacker also killed.

On July 3 -- An Afghan army soldier opened fire and injured five U. S. soldiers in eastern Wardak province and fled the scene shortely after the shooting.

On July 1 -- An Afghan police shot dead three British soldiers with ISAF in Nahr-i-Sarraj district of Helmand after an argument. The shooter was also killed.

On June 18 -- Three men in Afghan police uniform killed a US soldier in Zhari district in Kandahar. The attackers escaped.

On May 12 -- Two attackers in Afghan police uniform killed two British soldiers with the ISAF in Helmand. One shooter was killed and the other escaped from the scene.

On May 11 -- A US soldier was killed and two were injured as a man in army uniform carried out a shooting attack in eastern Kunar province. The assailant escaped the scene.

On May 6 -- A NATO soldier was killed by a man in army uniform in southern Afghanistan.

On April 25 -- An Afghan army soldier opened fire and killed a US soldier and a translator in Kandahar province. The attacker was also killed.

On April 16 -- A man in army uniform was killed by coalition forces after he opened fire on coalition troops causing no casualties in a coalition base in Kandahar.

On March 26 -- An Afghan police killed a US soldier in eastern Paktika. The attacker who was injured in the incident was detained.

On March 26 -- A man in Afghan army uniform killed two British soldiers after an argument in Helmand. The shooter was killed by coalition troops.

On March 1 -- A man, who served as a literacy teacher in Afghan army, grabbed off a gun from an Afghan soldier and killed two US soldiers in Kandahar.

On Feb. 25 -- An Interior Ministry employee killed two US advisors in the ministry compound and escaped from the complex.

On Feb. 23 -- An Afghan army soldier killed two US soldiers in eastern Nangarhar province.

On Feb. 23 -- A NATO soldier was killed by a man in Afghan army uniform in eastern Afghanistan.

On Feb. 20 -- A man in police uniform fired and killed a US soldier in Kandahar.

On Jan. 31 -- An attacker in army uniform shot dead a NATO soldier in the south.

On Jan. 20 -- An Afghan army soldier killed four French soldiers and injured 15 other soldiers; one injured died of his wounds weeks later in France. The attacker was captured.

On Jan. 8 -- A US soldier was killed and six other soldiers injured when a man in army uniform opened fire in Zabul province. The attacker was killed in an exchange of fire.

Earlier attacks discussed here.

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