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American Betrayal

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"It is not simply a good book about history. It is one of those books which makes history. ... "

-- Vladimir Bukovsky, co-founder of the Soviet dissident movement and author of Judgment in Moscow, 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

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

"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

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

"I have read it, and agree wholeheartedly."

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

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.

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

"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 

"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

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

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

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

"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 

"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 

“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

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 

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

"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

[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 

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

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

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No, Richard Barnett took an empty envelope, but more on that later.

For now, the following excerpt from the charging documents has caught my eye and fancy both. It describes the scene of the federal crimes Barnett has been charged with --   

Video surveillance from a camera positioned outside of the Speaker’s main office door captures individuals entering and exiting the office. At approximately 2:30 p.m., several unidentified individuals appear to try the door to the office however the door is locked.

At approximately 2:33 p.m. an unidentified individual pushes in the door to the office.

Got that? At around 2:30 p.m., several people tried the door to the Speaker's main office and it was locked, according to the complaint. At 2:33 p.m., someone...

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Join me at my Patreon channel for a new series of conversations: "Postcards from Post-America" 

 

The New York Times informs:

At least one National Guard soldier is under investigation for standing in front of a sign on Monday morning bearing the name of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, with both of his middle fingers extended and posing for photographs taken by about a half-dozen other soldiers, officials said.

The behavior, reported by a person who witnessed it, was confirmed by the National Guard Bureau, which said it was “aware of the incident.”

The soldiers were moving through the Speaker’s Rotunda, an area on the second floor of the Capitol, just before 11 a.m. when the incident occurred. A Capitol Police officer approached...

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Today's title is taken from "The OGPU," a chapter in one of the history books I've lately dusted off: Walter Krivitsky's In Stalin's Secret Service.

An early, senior defector from same, Krivitsky uses the phrase to sum up what Yezhov, Stalin's new leader of the OGPU, told a gathering of OGPU leaders in the "club room" of the annex to the Lubianka, as Stalin's old leader, Yagoda, was himself being purged.

It is March, 1937 and Stalin's blood purges -- purges, purges and more purges -- are intensifying in order to eliminate political opposition and all thoughts of political opposition.

Some quotations from the chapter. 

As the Soviet State became progressively more totalitarian, as the Bolshevik Party itself became the victim of what it had created in 1917, the Secret Police gained greater and greater power, terror became an end in itself, and...

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He posted this picture.

He posted this statement.

(Replying to some Texans)

Everyone talks about being a patriot until its time to do patriot shit.

Texas is part of the US. Secession should only be considered after

the fight has been lost.

I went to DC. I helped take the Hill.

I helped other patriots prevent antifa from damaging anything.

I exercised my 1st amendment right to take grievances to our

representatives. It was a (mostly peaceful) political protest

Where were you on 06JAN21?

Where is the crime?

Ask the Stasi.



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When I happened on the Jeffrey Clark story as it was breaking days ago, it seemed clear this was the leading edge of a new assault in national pysops against clean elections, rule of law, free speech and the rest of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- oh, and breathing if you happen to be a supporter of any of the above and voted for Donald Trump, which turn out to go together. 

Here is a close reading of the agit prop in Part Two of the new psyop assault. Part One targets Jeffrey Clark, also discussed here. Part Two targets House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, thereby framing normal, lawful, ordinary (if you operate at the highest level of national politics) behavior as illegal, just as it would be in a totalitarian state.   

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Brandon Straka criminal complaint here. 

The regime has The People on the run -- and that's a priority. 

 

The following is excerpted from the criminal complaint lodged against 23 y/o Andrew Ericson of Oklahoma, another very small fry caught up in the DOJ's Investigations into Violence at the Capitol. Nothing about Ashli Babbitt's killer here, however, even though Babbitt is the only individual to have been slain during the protest and by a Capitol Hill policeman. There's "violence" and there's "violence," and apparently killing at the Capitol isn't "violence." But beer-snatching fits the DOJ rubric. Details below.

I find something viciously North Korean and social-media-pointless in what follows, including in the evidence: Snapchat photos of a victimless prank as...

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We are today into the third installment of the latest alchemy by the New York Times to keep the truth bottled up, thus producing explosive "news" to drive the next witch-hunt/purge. Indeed, before I could get my analysis posted today (see below), those three installments had already hit the jackpot: both a DOJ IG investigation and a Senate Judiciary inquiry in Trump/DOJ conversations about what to do about the election fraud that stole the presidency (see NYT reporter tweet above.)

These conversations pertain to what may have been Donald Trump's final thoughts and discussions as President of the United States on ways he might have broken through the Deep State phalanx blocking political and legal investigations into the voluminious,...

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Andrew Wrigley is an artist and shoemaker from Pennsylvania. Here is a video of Wrigley talking about his painting; here is a series of videos in which Wrigley talks about making shoes by hand.

On January 8, 2021,a special agent with the Capitol Hill Police Investigations Division Threat Assessment Section received a set of images from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington Field Office Intelligence Operations Center. The images were screenshots of photos and videos from Wrigley's Facebook account which Wrigley posted after attending "the protest in DC at the Capitol #stopthesteal." 

Wrigley also updated his page to the effect that he had also entered the building: "At the protest in DC I went inside the capitol building and got tear-gassed," he told his Facebook friends (and the FBI). 

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No, the cartoon above is not from your local newspaper, or any online US media site. It is the Chinese Communist Party gloss on the seizure of power in Washington by forces fronted by the China Joe Biden Gang as published in the People's Daily tabloid Global Times.

But it could have been home grown.





The call and echo between Chicom mouthpieces and Deep State mouthpieces have never been louder or more in unison. That goes for more than caricatures,...

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The hunt is on. We are all quarry now. Jackal media and hyena politicians, tasting first blood in their next victim, and their next, and their next, are in full cry, tearing to pieces all opponents of the Coup that installed the Biden-Harris gang through clanging, high decibel Big Lies, one after another after another.

I woke up this morning with a set of yesterday's victims in mind to write about today; before I could get to them, I found a brand new one, unearthed by the New York Times, and run to ground by the bloodthirsty, regime-approved voices of Twitter. I had to take note.

His name is Jeffrey Clark, Justice Department civil division chief. His crime? The New York Times inversion of events (by no stretch a "news"...

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Disappointment Update, Jan 20, 7:14am.

I don't understand why Trump didn't pardon political prisoner and Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange. Tucker Carlson relayed from a source that McConnell threatened Trump with a conviction in the Senate if he did. Having had the greatest election landslide in history stolen from, what's a conviction from a court of gangsters? Be that as it may, no "deal" Trump could make with them is a "deal." Could there have been something else on someone else's table? We'll probably never know.

 







1. "Why are you letting this happen? Why haven't you called for back-up?" here

2. "So I had the FBI waiting for me when I got home" here. 

3. "FBI's Newest Prerogative: Shooting Subway Passengers" by James Bovard here.

4. "Duped: National Guard & media stake out state capitols, but ‘pro-Trump armed uprisings’ never materialize" by Jordan Schactel here.

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The reason things seem to be happening so fast is because our Cultural Revolution was so far advanced when they pulled the cord on January 6.

The latest Party line seems to be to drive the focus away from Big Tech/Media censorship of the political opposition, including the President of the United States, to high-octane fury against the BIg Tech/Media censors for their incompetence in not censoring sooner and more widely, thus saving lives, democracy, etc. (Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez may have been first out of the box on this.)

1) On Morning Josef Stalin, Mikhail Brzezinski raged against Big Tech for not banning President Trump sooner. The transcript does not do it justice; suffice to say, it was a display worthy of...

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All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. 

-- attributed to George Orwell

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By rights, by laws, by elections, by facts, by courts, by states, by both houses of Congress, we should on this Sunday before Inauguration Day be practically tired of winning. We should be almost past the initial waves of giddiness and relief that should have carried us through the shank of 2020 as we congratulated ourselves and our neighbors on the glorious fact that on November 3, American voted themselves "Trump country," re-electing the president in a historic landslide.

This was not just a landslide for Donald Trump and the American people; it was an even greater landslide against the criminal gangs leading the Deep State from the depths of the Swamp; the same anti-democratic forces that waged...

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Julius and Ethel Pence strikes again as the Bezos/CIA Post burbles in the background

Updated: 1:07pm 1/16/21

Upcoming guest host of Jeopardy Katie Couric discusses how to "deprogram" Trump supporters:

"The question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”

More "deprogramming" talk here. 

Harvard...

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Watch live at RSBN here





Watch independent journalist Masako Ganaha break down the climactic video of the Capitol operation, moments before and after Ashli Babbitt, an unarmed woman, Trump supporter, Air Force war veteran, is shot while attempting to climb through a broken-out window. Babbitt later died of her wound. 

Watch and share it quickly, because I expect it to be "taken down" by Youtube any minute.

Here is a more macro analysis of Antifa tactics on display at the Capitol by Michael Yon.

UPDATE: 9:13am

In other appalling news:

 

1. Banks are now severing ties with Donald Trump "in the wake of his supporters' assault on the U.S. Capitol." 

See how this historic psyop is more than just a pivot away from #TheBigSteal (now a verboten hashtag, along with #1984,...

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An extremely nice shout-out via Twitter as the good ship free speech goes down and patriots are outlawed in the America they resoundingly delivered to President Trump in the stolen election of 2020.

It comes from Richard Poe, a co-author of David Horowitz, and thus especially notable because Horowitz made a decision in 2013 to sacrifice his reputation in an attempt to destroy mine, and, more important, my book, American Betrayal.

As the late M. Stanton Evans explained:

Especially galling to West's critics is her contention that Washington in the war years was so riddled with Communists and Soviet agents as to be in effect an "occupied" city  -- an image that seems to have sparked the greatest anger and most denunciation of her thesis.



Denunication of this thesis by self-professed former communists, that is.

By using the "occupied"...

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I am awaiting SecState's Mike Pompeo's remarks at VOA even as the following appeared on the State Department website.

UPDATE: 3:12 pm. Was that a website hack (above)? Pompeo, so far, is giving an boilerplate talk about "when Americans are united around our founding principles..." etc.

UPDATE: 3:28 pm:

 

Via Lauren Southern



The 1983 US Capitol bombing. See below for the story of how one of the bomb-plotters, whose sentence was commuted by Bill Clinton, now sits on the funding arm of Black Lives Matter.

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1. Where is President Trump? No idea. Rumors buzz about a pending big announcement. How would we even hear it? Is the emergency broadcast system still extant? Latest in China-submissive Big Tech purges: Amazon is kicking Twitter-alternate Parler off of its server.

2. Jacobin-style hysteria continues to fuel the drive to remove President Trump from office 10 days before first term officially ends via 25th Amendment, impeachment or both.

3. Why smash our communications and President Trump with only 10 days to go before fraud-elect swears his unholy oath? (President Trump has...

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Via Luke Rudkowski.

 

This is a different kind of revolution; overthrowing the president last and at the peak of his political popularity -- a popularity of an intensity that is unique in modern history and probably never exceeded.  

But except for the People who grew to love him more and more -- yes, love him, and what poliitician ever in a million years heard chants of "We love you! We love you!" from crowds larger than rock stars' --  Trump has been alone in Washington, surrounding himself with flimsily-veiled vipers, and from the start. Starting before Inauguration Day 2017 forward, Trump had no foundation or power base inside Washington. His power was always outside Washington, from sea to shining sea, where by dint of infinite charisma and belief in America and America first, he raised the near-dead host and remnant republic to a never-expected point of rennaissance.

Of...

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After Twitter banned @realDonald Trump, @POTUS responded (above) and Twitter deleted @POTUS.

Our country's institutions, major communications networks are enemy-occupied.

Yes, this is war.

 

UPDATE 5:20pm: Things are moving very quickly.



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This is an important piece of video to watch and share and remember, especially now as re-education media fusion centers are engaged in 24/7 brainwashing to program the American people into believing that the 45th President of the United States "incited" "rioting" at the Capitol to "overturn" the "election," if not the government itself, in a new "Pearl Harbor"-like strike (Newsmax) akin to Islamic terrorism (Andy McCarthy), and must therefore be removed from these dwindling days of office by the 25th amendment or impeachment.

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UPDATE: 6:44pm



More thoughts on the day here are my Patreon channel.

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Not second place: What Georgia looked like last night from Air Force One 

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All caveats aside, here goes a first and only draft of what I think is going on in Georgia, not that I know, but who does?

Some people know. Some people know exactly what is going on. Some people already know the outcome of the obviously rigged Senate run-off race in Georgia, which is happening, or, rather, let's say, finalizing today. Why "obviously rigged"? Because the state government led by the odiosities in charge, Gov. Brian Kemp and SecState Brad Raffensperger, did nothing to fix the state's obviously fraudulent election system.

I can guess, though. I think Kelly Loeffler will win. Why? Because last night, even as President Trump was rallying for her long blonde sorry self in a stadium packed as only Trump can pack a stadium, Loeffler's husband, Jeffrey Sprecher,...

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Customarily, when we say goodbye to a year by remembering its signal events, we can cite the news of the previous 365 days as recorded, however imperfectly, by news groups and organizations.

Of course, these reports can be hasty, inadequate, biased or wrong; but they usually contain some vital kernels of information. Even the misinformation -- even the disinformation -- can be instructive. A key quotation, an incident in passing, the eye-witness account -- all of it makes up a larger record that may be compared to other records and judged in the clearer light of many days.

I've written many year-enders over my career. For example, at the end of 2009, I wrote a three column appraisal of "the surge" in Iraq. I took...

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Let's make 2021 much much much better than 2020. And yes, watch the full movie -- "Batchelor Mother" with the inimitable Ginger Rogers and dashing David Niven. 

 

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