Thursday, September 24, 2020

American Betrayal

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"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

"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.

"Diana West is distinguished from almost all political commentators because she seeks less to defend ideas and proposals than to investigate and understand what happens and what has happened. This gives her modest and unpretentious books and articles the status of true scientific inquiry, shifting the debate from the field of liking and disliking to being and non-being."

-- Olavo de Carvalho

"Diana West wrote a brilliant book called American Betrayal, which I recommend to everybody ... It is a seminal work that will grow in importance." 

-- Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, Fox News contributor

"A brilliantly researched and argued book."

-- Edward Jay Epstein, author of Deception: The Invisible War between the KGB and the CIA, The Annals 0f Unsolved Crime 

"American Betrayal is absolutely required reading. Essential. You're sleepwalking without it."

-- Chris Farrell, director of investigations research, Judicial Watch

“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, journalist, founder, Danish Free Press Society

"This is a must read for any serious student of history and anyone working to understand the Marxist counter-state in America."

-- John Guandolo, president, Understanding the Threat, former FBI special agent 

"I've been, quite frankly, mesmerized by Diana West and her new book American Betrayal. If you get it (a) you won't put it down, and (b) you'll be flipping back to the notes section because every paragraph your hair's going to be on fire."  

-- Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News Radio

"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

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

-- Angelo Codevilla, Professor Emeritus of International Relations at Boston Unversity, and fellow of the Claremont Institute. 

No book has ever frightened me as much as American Betrayal. ... [West] patiently builds a story outlining a network of subversion so bizarrely immense that to write it down will seem too fantastic to anyone without the book’s detailed breadth and depth. 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. ... By the time you put the book down, you have a very different view of America’s war aims and strategies. The core question is, did the USA follow a strategy that served its own best interests, or Stalin’s? And it’s not that it was Stalin’s that is so compelling, since you knew that had to be the answer, but the evidence in detail that West provides that makes this a book you cannot ignore. 

-- Steven Kates, RMIT (Australia) Associate Professor of Economics, 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

"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

Although I know [Christopher] Andrew well, and have met [Oleg] Gordievsky twice, I now doubt their characterization of Hopkins -- also embraced by Radosh and the scholarly community. I now support West's conclusions after rereading KGB: The Inside Story account 23 years later [relevant passages cited in American Betrayal]. It does not ring true that Hopkins was an innocent dupe dedicated solely to defeating the Nazis. Hopkins comes over in history as crafty, secretive and no one's fool, hardly the personality traits of a naïve fellow traveler. And his fingerprints are on the large majority of pro-Soviet policies implemented by the Roosevelt administration. West deserves respect for cutting through the dross that obscures the evidence about Hopkins, and for screaming from the rooftops that the U.S. was the victim of a successful Soviet intelligence operation.

-- Bernie Reeves, founder of The Raleigh Spy Conference, American Thinker

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

[American Betrayal is] the most important anti-Communist book of our time ... a book that can open people's eyes to the historical roots of our present malaise ... full of insights, factual corroboration, and psychological nuance. 

-- J.R. Nyquist, author, Origins of the Fourth World War 

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, fabricated, 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 attacking "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 neoconservative "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

If the Soviet penetration of Washington, D.C., was so wide and so deep that it functioned like an occupation …
 
If, as a result of that occupation, American statecraft became an extension of Soviet strategy …
 
If the people who caught on – investigators, politicians, defectors – and tried to warn the American public were demonized, ridiculed and destroyed for the good of that occupation and to further that strategy …
 
And if the truth was suppressed by an increasingly complicit Uncle Sam …

Would you feel betrayed?

Now available from St. Martin's Press, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character

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JCC Mullen: "Trust" Is All You Need Diana West Sunday, October 03, 2010 4:39 PM
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In January 2009. Adm. Mike Mullen -- he who failed to present and then sabotaged a non-COIN Afghan war plan for the POTUS, says Woodward -- wrote that our problem in Afghanistan (after seven years of American sacifice to ward off Taliban depredations against "the people") is that the US hadn't yet won Afghan trust.

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Mullen: No Winning Afghan H&M Until Zero Afghan Casualties Diana West Thursday, April 01, 2010 6:02 AM
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Photo: Infantrymen of the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade liberating Zwolle, Netherlands, 14 April 1945. Grant, Donald I. (Biblioteques et Archives Canada).

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Respect and Admiral Mullen Diana West Monday, January 11, 2010 5:46 AM
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Some of the most striking photojournalism to emerge from nearly a decade in Afghanistan was the 2006 New York Times Magazine story titled "The Bride Price." It was about Afghanistan's culture of child sex abuse in which very young girls are chattels to be "married" off (as permitted under Islamic law) and used to settle debts or make other payments.

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Mullen to Front-Line Troops: "Focus on the People of This Country" Diana West Thursday, December 17, 2009 5:24 AM
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Here "the people" are, mainly university students, burning Prez Obama in effigy in Kabul in October. "Focus on the people of this country," Adm Mullen urges his troops. OK. How 'bout if he goes first?

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Mission Mullen-Kilcullen: Winning "Trust" & Preventing "Accidents" from Happening to "Guerillas" Diana West Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:46 AM
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AP Photo: Some of the thousands of Afghans who protested an American strike on the Taliban/"civilian casulaties,"...
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More Convergence: Rejecting an Election Diana West Wednesday, February 01, 2017 10:54 AM
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Some Notes on "World Order" Mattis Diana West Thursday, December 01, 2016 7:32 AM
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U.S. Marine Gen. James Mattis, Centcom Commander, Afghanistan, 2011

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Having been over COIN with a fine...
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This Is What COIN Looks Like Diana West Monday, November 28, 2016 8:18 AM
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Speaking of Petraeus and Mattis -- "the two general officers who catalyzed...
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Missing Islam Diana West Thursday, September 17, 2015 4:51 AM
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US Army soldier at Saddam Mosque, Al Zarai, Iraq, 2008 / DVIDS photo.

Four months ago, when "Iraq" first popped up as an...
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Something Missing from Iraq War Story (As Usual) Diana West Tuesday, May 19, 2015 6:08 AM
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The Iraq debate that has erupted three, seven, eight, twelve years too late may end up disproving the old adage, "Better late than never." Why? Too many glaring omissions...
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Time to Judge Presidents and Generals on Afghanistan Diana West Friday, October 31, 2014 4:23 AM
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This week's syndicated column

In the summer of 2009, U.S. Marines pushed into Afghanistan's Helmand province to begin the new offensive that President Obama...
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When Cultural Sensitivity Replaces Cultural Identity Diana West Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:23 AM
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Photo: Maj. Jim Gant, proponent of "going native," with the Pashtun tribal chief he dubbed "Sitting...
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Who Will Answer for COIN? Diana West Tuesday, May 13, 2014 4:58 AM
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America has a new and, thankfully, living Medal of Honor winner -- Kyle White -- whose bravery is now part of the annals of military history. The battle...
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Have You Hugged Your Warlord Today? Diana West Friday, February 21, 2014 10:31 AM
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"The Grinning Generals" by Rob Crllly is a recent London Telegraph story all about the above photo of two generals, one Afghan, one American. Noting...
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Gates-gate: Is Obama the Only Problem with A-Stan War? Diana West Friday, January 10, 2014 4:30 AM
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DVIDS photo by Lance Cpl. Jason Morrison of Marines patrolling Sangin, 2012 

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Excuse me while I defend President Obama.

This doesn’t happen...
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Lessons of Iraq and A-Stan: Infidel Armies Can't Win Islamic Hearts and Minds Diana West Friday, December 13, 2013 6:34 AM
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I am reposting a couple of columns below from 2009, written at a time before the Obama "surge" in Afghanistan, based on Bush's "surge" in Iraq, was in full swing. 

I have long argued that the Bush surge failed (explanation in three parts here)....
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Will "Humanitarian" Samatha Power Take COIN to the UN? UPDATED Diana West Tuesday, July 02, 2013 5:53 AM
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COIN and its manual have been much discussed (reviled) here.

Below are some of the things that Samantha Power, President Obama's nominee to be UN Ambassador, said about COIN when she reviewed the Army COIN manual in 2007 for the New York Times.

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Why Does Obama Need 1.6 Billion Bullets? Diana West Friday, March 15, 2013 3:14 AM
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Is that what a police car in small town America should look like?

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Dear Mainstream Media,

Back in 2008, candidate Barack Obama went off his teleprompter and added a couple of sentences to the text of a speech about expanding the Peace...
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Sixty MInutes of Agit-Puff Diana West Monday, January 28, 2013 6:41 AM
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From Sunday's 60 Minutes joint-interview of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

Steve Krofts: When we come back, the president and Secretary Clinton discuss the disaster in Benghazi and the state of her health.

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Year-Ender: COIN's Casualties Must Be Reckoned With Diana West Wednesday, December 26, 2012 8:39 AM
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On August 2, 2012, while many millions of Americans were either on, refreshed from or perhaps contemplating their summer vacation, Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Sitton and another US soldier stepped on an IED in a mine-riddled field in Afghanistan. They were both...
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A Nation Betrayed Diana West Friday, September 21, 2012 4:03 AM
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SSG Matthew Sitton (1986-2012)

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Below is an extraordinary, heart-stopping and historic letter. It...
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Panetta Shoots for Islamic Brownie Points Diana West Saturday, August 04, 2012 5:18 AM
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Time to Declare Victory over Madness and Come Home from the COIN Crusades Diana West Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:04 AM
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Australian Sgt. Blaine Diddams, RIP

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From the Sydney Morning Herald a report titled ""Fears over...
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The War on Civilian Casualties, Cont'd. Diana West Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:41 AM
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I first posted this heart-warming April 1945 photograph of Canadian-liberated Zwolle, Netherlands last year. I'm posting it again because the...
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In Jihad We Trust Diana West Saturday, March 03, 2012 6:14 AM
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The AP reports:

A trend of Afghan treachery that has taken the lives of six American troops over the past week is poisoning a key ingredient in the international coalition's formula for winding down the decade-long war: trust.

Not just "a"...
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Uncle Sam Hides the Truth about Kajaki? Diana West Saturday, January 21, 2012 3:25 AM
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AP photo and caption: "An Afghan man stands at the scene of Wednesday's suicide attack in Kajaki, Helmand province south of Kabul, Afghanistan,...
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Three Cups of COIN Diana West Wednesday, November 30, 2011 6:55 AM
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Photo by Paul Avallone

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Since I can't quite get over the latest...
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US Gullibility on Pakistan is Carter-esque Diana West Friday, September 30, 2011 6:37 AM
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Arming (Against) Our "Allies" (Corrected, 1/19/12) Diana West Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:48 AM
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Five British soldiers shot and killed by a 'rogue' Afghan policeman in Helmand province in November 2009....
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Is COIN Fantasy Worth the Real-World Cost? Diana West Friday, September 23, 2011 3:30 AM
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This week's syndicated column:

Only the U.S. military could build a defensive wall of words -- "dismounted complex blast injury" (DCBI) -- around the bare fact that single, double, triple, even quadruple amputations are up sharply among U.S. forces on foot patrol in Afghanistan. So are associated pelvic, abdominal and genital injuries, according to a newly released report.

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Do "Nanawate" and Special Ops Command Go Together? Diana West Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:19 AM
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Times of London photo: Admiral William McRaven on Nanawate Day, 2010

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From the St Pete Times:

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Petraeus Always Gets a Pass Diana West Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:01 AM
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ISAF caption: Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Afghanistan's National Security Advisor, and General Petraeus discuss the importance of reducing...
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Congress and the Afghanistan Scandal Diana West Thursday, May 12, 2011 4:34 AM
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In the small newspapers and TV stations around the country, in what are known as "local interest" stories, the national...
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Congratulations, Bin Laden's Dead Diana West Monday, May 02, 2011 3:24 AM
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Rejoice.

But.

The turd was killed in a mansion located in a "densely populated" area called Abbottabad, 30 miles outside Islamabad -- not in that dark, wet cave in the North West Territories where, it was often imagined, his only luxury would...
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Why Did the Pentagon Listen to Greg Mortenson? Diana West Friday, April 22, 2011 3:46 AM
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This (above) is "postcard" from Afghanistan by Paul Avallone, someone who has...
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A Mickey Finn in "Three Cups of Tea"? Diana West Sunday, April 17, 2011 6:50 AM
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Mullen and Mortenson in happier days

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From the AP, news that 60 Minutes...
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Two More US Soldiers Killed by Another "Lone" Afghan "Ally" Diana West Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:38 AM
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These latest slayings took place inside a compound in the northern Afghan province of Faryab where the soldiers were providing security for a meeting between US trainers and Afghan border police.

I can't find more details, not even the soldiers'...
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PSYOPS on Senators Diana West Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:50 AM
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LTG Caldwell escorting Sen. McCain to his Kabul hypnosis...
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What Do You Get When You Mix Rose Petals, Pentagon Brass and Too Many Cups of Tea? Diana West Saturday, January 29, 2011 4:26 AM
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Mark Durie has a must-read article today -- "Aslim Taslam, Three Cups of Tea and Pakistan's Blasphemy Laws" -- which flags the phenomenon of Pakistani Christians converting to Islam to protect themselves and their children from the nation's blasphemy laws. "Blasphemy" -- crossing or critiquing Islam in any way -- is a capital offense in fabulous "ally" Pakistan, as many Americans are now finally learning. So, in paying out billion$ a year to Pakistan, mostly Christian Americans are also in effect subsidizing such blasphemy laws.

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Who Briefs This Man? Diana West Monday, November 15, 2010 4:41 AM
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Let's assume Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs,  knows his way around a battleship. However, he clearly doesn't know his way through the Koran. Otherwise, he wouldn't have made such a fool of himself this past weekend at the Hoover Institution...
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Sgt. 1st Class Lance Herman Vogeler, RIP Diana West Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:52 AM
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From the Washington Post...
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Hail to the Junta? Diana West Friday, October 01, 2010 6:55 AM
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This week's syndicated column:

Bob Woodward's latest publishing event, "Obama's Wars," includes maybe the most significant scoop of his career: Directing not only Obama's wars, but also America's, is a veritable military junta.

I exaggerate --...
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Deep Woodward Diana West Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:20 AM
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Serious Business: A face you can trust and a book you can buy

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Bob Woodward is back again with another tell-all...
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Basic Training as Basic Submission Diana West Sunday, August 22, 2010 6:50 AM
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Winning hearts and minds means losing your own. It involves teaching defenders of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights to "respect" an Islamic tribal culture (as advocated by Admiral Mullen and other leaders) that...
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Admiral Olson: Rebel against COIN Diana West Friday, May 28, 2010 1:23 AM
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Finally, some high-ranking, active-duty, public pushback against the Petraeus-McChrystal-Mullen-Gates-Kilcullen-Bush-Obama world of...
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COIN: Going Global? Diana West Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:16 AM
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It may or may not not have bullets, but COIN is on the march.

From Navy Times:

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Updated: Medal of Courageous Restraint Diana West Wednesday, May 05, 2010 4:06 AM
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"Development or Die" vs. "Submit or Die": Who Wins? Diana West Thursday, April 15, 2010 7:04 AM
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I really feel for Captain Mark Moretti, above, holding hands with this Pashtun tribal primitive -- men holding...
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You Don't Win Hearts & Minds by Losing Your Own Diana West Friday, April 09, 2010 3:26 AM
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Photo: Maj. Jim Gant, proponent of "going native," with the Pashtun tribal chief he dubbed ... "Sitting Bull."...
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Stranger Than "24" Diana West Friday, March 19, 2010 11:23 AM
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George Ford writes in:

Your blog on Petraeus makes me wish it's all a "24" episode and I'll grab...
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Gen. Petraeus: Channeling Walt (If Not Mearshimer)? Diana West Thursday, March 18, 2010 7:04 PM
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There is an intensifying debate over how exactly Gen. David Petraeus regards Israel. (I have written about it here, here ...
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Is Petraeus an Islamic Tool? Part 2 Diana West Monday, March 15, 2010 10:36 AM
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Last June, I noted...
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Hearts, Minds, Anyone? Diana West Monday, December 14, 2009 9:21 AM
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Ooo-hoo -- Jihadis! Who wants to join a shovel-ready cash-for-work program sponsored by the USA and thus put a strain on Taliban...
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Here We Go Again Diana West Tuesday, December 08, 2009 3:11 AM
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From today's...
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Gen. McChrystal, Meet Abu Qatada Diana West Sunday, September 27, 2009 7:46 AM
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One overlooked nugget of pure gold from the Afghanistan assessment by Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal (what, is he still here?) appears in an article by Walter Pincus in today's Washington Post. Having determined that the failure to win Afghan "hearts...
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Dying for "Weekend Jihadis"? Diana West Friday, September 11, 2009 4:24 PM
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Photo: Afghan government worker Mohammad Gul fights for the Taliban on weekends.

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What I have been calling our war on civilians casualties...
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Was "the Surge" a Band-Aid? Diana West Tuesday, August 11, 2009 4:35 AM
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Well, was it? I have always feared that pumping additional troops into Iraq could achieve no more than stop-gap success because the strategic formula of the surge depended on triggering impossible Iraqi reactions to US-created security -- namely, what we took...
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US War Policy: More "Kung Fu" Than Sun Tzu Diana West Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:56 AM
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The war in Afganistan, in case you didn't know, in the words of Gen Stanley McChrystal, is "a struggle for the support of the Afghan people."

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Great (Society) Power Diana West Wednesday, July 22, 2009 7:14 AM
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Been re-reading Peter Braestrup's indispensable Big Story: How the American Press and Television Reported and Interpreted the Crisis...
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Marine Mission in Afghanistan: Drink Tea, Eat Goat, Get to Know the People Diana West Thursday, July 02, 2009 6:44 AM
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Just read a big, frontpage story...
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Is Petraeus an Islamic Tool? Diana West Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:37 AM
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Photo of Hezbollah: Petraeus thinks they have "justifications"

I've never been a huge...
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We're Winning the Wrong War Diana West Friday, May 22, 2009 4:47 AM
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AP Photo: Afghans railing against a January 2009  U.S. strike that killed 15 Taliban...
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Let Afghanistan Go Diana West Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:31 AM
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This week's column takes in an interview with Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely (USA ret.) about how we can axe the Afghan albatross and contain jihad terror at the same time.

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Fighting for "Trust," Losing the War Diana West Friday, February 20, 2009 7:16 AM
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This week's column takes the lesson Admiral Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, says that seven...
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American Image Diana West Monday, January 14, 2008 7:08 AM
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The Associated Press reports on  Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs, and his views on Guatanamo Bay:

The chief of the U.S. military said Sunday he favors closing the prison here as soon as possible because he believes negative publicity worldwide about treatment of terrorist suspects has been "pretty damaging" to the image of the United States....
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A sterling example of penetrating counterintelligence analysis, the kind one seldom sees issuing from intelligence circles, let alone from a private researcher. Diana’s previous books mark her as one who goes far beyond the usual academic policy analysis, to penetrate to the heart of hidden history that seldom makes it to the light of day. Reading The Red Thread prompted me to recall Honoré de Balzac’s observation that there are two histories: the official one, mendacious; and the secret history, shameless, but the real cause of events. Diana West plumbs the depths of Balzac’s secret history in a way that surfaces the realities of an ideological underworld that too many deny and would rather not see exposed. Diana West is a one-person intelligence agency.

— John J. Dziak, Ph.D., former senior intelligence executive, author of Chekisty: A History of the KGB, Adjunct Professor at the Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C.

Once again, Diana West provides us with invaluable analysis, meticulously documented. She exposes the radical Leftist ideological roots of the Trump "lawfare” coup plotters masquerading as “respectable” Establishment law enforcement and intelligence professionals. Ms. West delivers facts, history,  documentation and context like no other. Her work in essential reading.

— Chris Farrell, Director of Investigations & Research for Judicial Watch. He is a former Military Intelligence officer and Special Agent of U.S. Army Counterintelligence. 

An extraordinary contribution to understanding the struggle of our times. Diana West has once again done exhaustive research and unearthed a series of facts and connections which will change how you see the American left decisively. This is courageous groundbreaking work with enormous implications for understanding the depth and intensity of hostility to freedom embedded in the American left and its connections to international threats to our survival.

-- Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, Fox News contributor, and author of numerous bestselling books.

This fascinating new book by Diana West, a leading expert on the history of American communism, offers intriguing insights into the anti-Trump conspiracy. Ms. West teases out highly interesting, and disturbing, facts about many of the anti-Trump conspiracy players. But more importantly, she lays out a larger framework in which to view the philosophical drivers of many of the conspirators, who fall into the Marxist/globalist/collectivist political camp. This is in direct opposition to the capitalist/nationalist/individualistic political camp led by Donald Trump. Trump was anathema to these individuals because he represented an existential threat to the globalist enterprise, which has been so long in the making. 

-- William Marshall, Senior Investigator, Judicial Watch, and an intelligence analyst and investigator in the government, private, and non-profit sectors for more than 30 years.

Once again, Diana West, as she did in American Betrayal, has scored a home run for truth. Diana's research and analysis are superb. The Red Thread provides an excellent opportunity for Americans to learn the identity of those whose agenda is not in keeping with America's patriotic ideals, and who would undermine its very existence. The Red Thread should be required reading for true patriots who serve in America's government, not to mention those who attend the nation's military academies and war college. Diana West is to be saluted for her patriotism, dedication and her passion for truth.

-- John Molloy, OSJ, Chairman, National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition

Diana West exposes a red thread running through the campaign to unseat President Trump. It is the story of a socialist cabal painting itself in false patriotic colors, camouflaged behind a facade of national concern. West shows that the conspirators’ true ideals are opposed to nation and Constitution. Yet it is more than a conspiracy she reveals. It is the latest iteration of the same old phenomenon of subversion, driven forward by what Whttaker Chambers called “man’s second oldest faith.”

— Jeff Nyquist, author of Origins of the Fourth World War

Diana West's analysis of the ideological backgrounds of the DOJ and IC coup plotters against President Trump is powerful, even incontrovertible, evidence of their guilt.  Anyone who reads the Mueller Report or listens to MSNBC, etc. should also read The Red Thread as an antidote!

-- Dr. Peter Pry, executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission as chief of staff, the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, the House Armed Services Committee, and the CIA. He is author of Blackout Wars.

Diana West does remarkable work and must not be ignored. Her work is research driven not opinion driven---a rarity in today's world.  It is essential reading.

-- Peter Schweizer, author of Secret Empires and Clinton Cash


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