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On September 25, 2012, two weeks after the brutal attack by Islamic
terrorists that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in
Benghazi which Obama falsely attributed to a video on Islam, the
president addressed the U.N. General Assembly with a statement that
defies and besmirches the First Amendment guarantee of free speech and
expression. The putative leader of the Free World stood before the
intergovernmental body, created at the close of World War II to preserve
world peace, and intoned, "The future must not belong to those who
would slander the prophet of Islam."
was not the first time at the U.N. that blasphemy against Islam trumped
free speech. In November 2011, the Istanbul Process or Resolution
16/18, supported by Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,
won passage. In effect, it makes criticizing Islam an international
did it come to this - U.S. leaders supporting limitations on our
constitutional freedoms and advocating for protection of one religion,
actions that contradict the very foundation of America? How did it
become acceptable to put "Muslims first" before the values of our more
than 200-year-old pluralistic, constitutional republic?
In her latest book, American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character,
nationally- syndicated columnist Diana West posits that our
capitulation to Islam and shariah began in the early 1930s with denial
and obfuscation of the truth when we ignored the pervasive Communist
infiltration and occupation of our government. At the time,
anti-Communists - a virtual parade of courageous American patriots -
were ridiculed and marginalized as "red baiters," just as those who
speak out today against the threat of shariah or Islamic doctrine are
remarkable, copiously footnoted book turns on its ear everything you
thought you knew about the lead up to World War II and beyond. Her
research enables her to reveal in American Betrayal much of
what was hidden in plain sight from serious scholars like her. These
include reports intentionally sabotaged so that knowledge of certain
events never saw the light of day, incidents or circumstances briefly
acknowledged and then later dismissed or squelched for political
expediency, documents mysteriously removed from historic archives, and
personal experiences entirely discredited by attacks on their
messengers. She demonstrates how an unspoken policy of "Russia First,"
held in the highest levels of the administration of Franklin D.
Roosevelt, set a dangerous precedent that led to our present path of
like her father before her, Hollywood writer and novelist, Elliot West,
who suffered career repercussions for his unpopular anti-Communist
views, West is an unrelenting champion for truth, even under fire . . .
and the ad hominem attacks have been relentless from the so-called
respectable quarters of the conservative movement. But, Soviet
dissident and former Gulag resident, Vladimir Bukovsky who reviewed the
book, called her work "groundbreaking." He lauded historical research
like hers which goes outside the fettered domain of academia, resulting
in a richness of intellectual honesty free of the constraints of tacit,
accepted dogma of university history departments where historical
revisions are discouraged and can even dampen career aspirations.
Bukovsky concludes in his "hats off" to Ms. West's diligent research
that history "is far too important to be left to historians."
In American Betrayal,
Diana West exposes the substantial, impressive documentation and
testimony, which lead to her characterization of FDR's closest advisor,
Harry Hopkins, as a Communist agent. Hopkins, FDR's most intimate
advisor and the most dominate figure in his administration - for all
intents and purposes a "co-president" - negotiated one-on-one with
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph
Stalin, made unilateral decisions without consulting the president, and
thwarted direct communiques to FDR when it apparently served the
interests of the Kremlin, all from his atelier in the Lincoln bedroom,
which he occupied for 3½ years during the war. West references
Churchill's well-documented frustration with Hopkins' role as conduit
and the lack of direct contact with Roosevelt that ensued. Much the
same way the question arises today, "What does Valerie Jarrett do?"
about Obama's unelected, unaccountable presidential advisor, questions
arose during FDR's presidency about the role of Harry Hopkins.
American Betrayal examines
the many unwise and Soviet-centric decisions made prior, during, and at
the close of World War II. West concludes that many were not in the
best interest of the United States due to the influence of Communist
agent Hopkins and his well-placed fellow travelers in the FDR
Referencing The Sword and the Shield, a compendium of files copied from KGB archivesby
intelligence services historian, Christopher Andrew, West reveals that
the KGB actually boasted that Hopkins had been a Soviet agent. In
addition, she highlights the curious fact that Hopkins lobbied
strenuously for the return to Russia of KGB defector Victor Kravchenko
to face certain death. Plus, West puts forth a credible report about
Hopkins' involvement in engineering the transfer of uranium and nuclear
know-how to the Kremlin.
asks sharp questions about Hopkins' role as key policy maker in the
Land-Lease program, in reality an end run around the Senate and the
state department to supply military aid for the USSR, China, and Great
Britain, with emphasis on "USSR" aid. With Hopkins in the driver's seat
as a staunch proponent of American aid to the Soviets, his "Russia
First" leanings skewed the supply chain to the great detriment of U.S.
troops fighting in Bataan and Corregidor. As the key arbiter of U.S.
military strategy, Hopkins countered Churchill in pushing for a U.S.
approach from northern France - a "Second Front" - rather than what was
viewed by the British prime minister and Eisenhower as an easier
mobilization in Italy from the Adriatic to the Aegean. The latter
strategy would have been less costly in loss of life and left troops in a
better position to later defend Western and Central Europe from
subversive plots unraveled by anti-Communists cited by Ms. West
included "Operation Snow," which exposed the Kremlin's instigation and
foreknowledge of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She raises the
fact that the Russians deliberately avoided a fight on two fronts and
conveniently declared war on Japan on December 8, 1945, when they were
clearly defeated and the Soviets were in an ideal position to grab
Manchuria and Sovietize China. Also, the fact that Stalin in actuality
supported and wooed Hitler as part of his long range strategy of
Communist conquest and, toward this end, initiated a non-aggression pact
with a secret protocol to divide territories between the two countries.
on these and other circumstances, the contention brought forward by Ms.
West and others she cites is that the war could have been less costly,
ended sooner, concluded with far fewer casualties, and avoided the
enslavement of half of Europe by the Soviet Union, if direct, unfiltered
communication on war strategy had occurred between FDR, Churchill and
other military leaders.
significant component of American government leanings toward Russia
West explores is the cover-up of Russian atrocities of epic
proportions. The United States was a witting partner to these cover
ups, which included the Terror Famine in the Ukraine; the Russian, not
Nazi, perpetration of the Katyn massacre of Polish soldiers; the
repatriation of two million anti-Communist Russian soldiers to certain
death or Gulag imprisonment at the end of the war; and the enslavement
of American soldiers - survivors of the war and German prison camps - as
well as American émigrés escaping the Great Depression to enter the
Soviet "workers' paradise."
Another astonishing discovery reported by West, and only briefly covered by the New York Times in
April 1945, was the existence of a significant number of
anti-Communist, anti-Nazi Germans - including high-ranking ones
assisting British intelligence - who wanted to depose Hitler and regroup
their troops to stop a Communist advance on Europe. West reports that
this could possibly have been instrumental in ending World War II as
early as 1942. Due to the Communist influence on U.S. policy, these
anti-Hitler, anti-Communist Germans were tragically ignored. It's mind
numbing to imagine the number of Allied soldiers, civilians, Jews, and
other Holocaust victims whose lives could have been saved, not to
mention those of the future victims of the Soviet Empire!
well deserved is Ms. West's earnest and righteous scolding of
historians for their lack of curiosity about Hopkins, as well as their
failure to adequately mine available documentation. Equally obvious
questions exist about the files from the Venona project, a U.S.
counter-intelligence program that ran from 1943 to 1980, and related FBI
dossiers. Why were these kept from the public for four decades and not
released until 1995, thus permitting the calumny of the "red baiter"
epithet to be thrown in the faces of patriotic anti-Communists? She
astutely observes that exposing Communists during the Roosevelt and
Truman administrations was viewed as a greater crime than subverting the
Constitution of the United States and advancing totalitarianism. The
indifference - even animus - to the revelations of ex-Communists
Whittaker Chambers and Elizabeth Bentley, the investigations of the
House Un-American Activities Committee, the unwillingness to concede to
charges of national security negligence and the reluctance to besmirch
Roosevelt's legacy, all played a role in the cover-up.
this sounds remarkably familiar and reminiscent to the present
administration's modus operandi and policies, that's because it is. In
June 2012, the "National Security Five" - five members of Congress led
by Michele Bachmann (R-MN) - called attention to the U.S. government
infiltration by Muslim Brotherhood (MB) operatives. Based on
information from court evidence and documents, correspondence, media
reports, congressional briefings and public statements, the five made
public that individuals of questionable loyalty to the United States
operated in the highest levels of our nation's security apparatus with
top secret clearances. Like the anti-Communists before them, these five
patriotic members of Congress, armed with ample evidence, were roundly
condemned by members of Congress, and their requests for investigations
West's overriding conclusion that our Soviet experience which enabled
us to "discount fact and disable logic" via the government predilection
of "concealment over revelation," now allows us to believe that "Islam
is a religion of peace" when it is intrinsically violent, to attack
critics of Islam as "Islamophobes," to deny legitimate doctrinally-based
fears, and to advance theories of moral and cultural relativity and
obfuscate Islamic totalitarianism and supremacy. The dead bodies
stacked on the side of the road in our quest to compromise and do the
bidding of the Soviets, even to dismantling the America of our Founding
Fathers, have a parallel today, West argues, in our present day foray
with Islamic infiltration.
Numerous examples exist, among them:
The investigation of 9/11, limited
to a mere 18 months and $3 million, which began 444 days after the
attack only because of pressure by the victims' families.
The shutdown of the 80-person
military intelligence program (1999-2001) - Able Danger - which gathered
extensive intelligence on Al Qaeda networks and identified scores of
terrorists in the United States, including two of the three terrorist
cells responsible for 9/11. Able Danger leaders were forbidden to
testify before the 9/11 Commission;
The ignoring of 14 prior warnings from 12 countries, some specifying the flying of airplanes into specific buildings.
The shutting down of a successful terrorism funding investigation -
Operation Green Quest - that collected critical data on 40 organizations
and businesses that funded Al Qaeda, Hamas and other Muslim Brotherhood
The sequestering of 40 boxes of evidence from the Holy Land Foundation trial by the Department of Justice.
The insistence of labeling an obvious and self-admitted jihadist attack -
the Fort Hood massacre by Major Nidal Hassan - as an incident of
The fixation of government agencies on so-called domestic terrorists or
"right-wing extremists" rather than jihadists, and so much more.
essence, our willingness to subvert our values, refuse to acknowledge
reality, and punish or suppress those who revealed the truth about
Communism paved the way for our submission to Islam today. We went from
a centrally coordinated, Communist-conspired and controlled "Russia
First" policy to a de riguer Islamophillic-mandated "Muslim First"
narrative of submission.
As Diana West posed in her previous book, The Death of the Grown-up,
our inability to discern right from wrong, good from evil, and our
belief in our exceptionalism - the superiority of our constitutional
republic and Judeo-Christian value system - has led us down a path of
moral relativism, politically correct multiculturalism, and perpetual
adolescent indecisiveness that obfuscates the truth and thwarts actions
critical for our survival. Coupled with our denial of the truth - the
refusal to even examine available evidence or air it in plain view - we
are worse than betrayed. We are truly lost and have become unwitting
instruments in our own demise.
Levy, MBA, MSW, is an activist, world traveler, and freelance
journalist who has contributed to American Thinker, Pajamas Media, Full
Disclosure Network, FrontPage Magazine, Family Security Matters and
other publications. She blogs at www.womenagainstshariah.com