THE MANIFESTO OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMERICAN NATIONALISM – Part 10.
Even after the “end” of the Cold War, communist and anti-American forces continued their strategy of surrounding America’s southern border with a wall of leftist and outright Marxist states. Currently, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, and El Salvador have fallen to leftwing and Marxist-Leninist forces. The Sao Paulo Forum continues to mobilize the global anti-American movement in their war against freedom. The United States needs to redouble their efforts to fight the Marxist menace, regain economic self-sufficiency, support Latin American anti-Marxist forces, and bolster our military bases and troop levels in the Gulf of Mexico, our southern border with Mexico, and Florida.
Alberto Suhr, a former Sandinista cadre, witnessed Nicaragua’s Interior Minister Tomas Borge enunciating “We have Nicaragua, soon we will have El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Mexico. One day, tomorrow or 15 years from now, we’re going to take 5 to 10 million Mexicans and they’re going to have one thing in mind–cross the border, go into Dallas, go into Houston, go into New Mexico, go into San Diego, and each one has embedded in his mind the idea of killing 10 Americans.” The New American February 19, 1996
The theme of the 1990 and 1993 meetings of the Sao Paulo Forum was “our losses in Eastern Europe will be offset by our victories in Latin America.” The Forum hosted delegations from China, Vietnam, Laos, Syria, Cuba, North Korea, Libya, Iraq, and Iran. Menges, Constantine. “Latin America in Crisis: Castro’s Power Grows” Newsmax March 16, 2004 Accessed From: http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/3/15/172232.shtml and Mauro, Ryan. “Liberating Cuba From Communism” Accessed From: http://www.hspig.org/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11127&view=previous&sid=3d5b3580e55f24a8b5601aba6a997429
“Here is the important thing to know: Hugo Chavez is working to form a bloc of countries to fight the United States. For Hugo Chavez the United States is the enemy. And he is convinced that by forming a bloc of countries he can attack the United States in various ways. One way would be an economic attack. And on top of this he is not only looking for an alliance with a bloc of countries but also an alliance with terrorist groups because this will give him a direct way to attack the United States. He sees in the terrorists a force with a defined intention to attack the United States. He has criticized many many times the economic ideals of the United States. He has said that the United States are neo-liberal and he has demonized the United States.” Defecting Venezuelan Air Force Major Juan Diaz Castillo Financial Sense January 9, 2003
“Chavez is planning to coordinate an anti-American strategy with terrorist states.” Former Venezuelan Ambassador to Libya, Julio Cesar Pineda Insight on the News March 17, 2003
In January 2008, Hugo Chavez stated that Nicaragua, Bolivia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic should create one united military force against what the Venezuelan dictator called US imperialism: “If the US threatens one of us, it threatens all of us we will respond as one.” BBC News January 28, 2008
Brazilian President Lula sought to develop alliances with India, China and Russia to “block the imperialist’s geographical advance.” He says the ties with these countries are “visceral and based on common interests” because “nobody wants the empire to survive.”
Since taking office in January of 2003, Lula has refused to allow nuclear inspections by the IAEA. He also visited communist and anti-US regimes in Syria, Cuba, and Iran. Lula developed a “strategic partnership” with Red China.
Under Lula’s watch, his Worker’s Party, known as the PT, has become one of the most well financed and influential left-wing political parties in the world. The PT has been very skilled at fooling Brazil’s “bourgeoisie” and exporting the “revolution” to neighboring countries like Bolivia. Brazzil – Brazil/USA April 2004 “How the U.S. Lost Brazil” Accessed From: http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/brazil/lost.htm
“We have to first give the impression that we are democrats…Initially, we have to accept certain things. But that won’t last.” Marco Aurelio Garcia, founder of the Workers Party of Brazil (PT) and Sao Paulo Forum
“Democracy is just a farce for taking power.” Brazilian Marxist President (Workers Party-PT) Lula de Silva
“From Washington’s perspective, the Brazilian government is not exactly friendly. By definition and history, Brazil is a friendly country that sided with us during World War II and Korea, but its present government is not.”
The ambassador and I are old friends. “May I identify you by name?” I asked. “No,” he answered. “It would create a huge problem for me. But you may transcribe our conversation.” I shall do so here.
“All you have to do is read the records of the São Paulo Forum and observe the conduct of the Brazilian government,” he said. “The friends of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, of Dilma Rousseff and the Workers Party are the enemies of the United States: Chavist Venezuela, first with (Hugo) Chávez and now with (Nicolás) Maduro; Raúl Castro’s Cuba; Iran; Evo Morales’ Bolivia; Libya at the time of Gadhafi; Bashar Assad’s Syria.
“In almost all conflicts, the Brazilian government agrees with the political lines of Russia and China, as opposed to the perspective of the U.S. State Department and the White House. Its more akin ideological family is that of the BRICS, with whom it tries to conciliate its foreign policy. [The BRICS are Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.]
“The huge South American nation neither has nor manifests the slightest desire to defend the democratic principles that are systematically violated in Cuba. On the contrary, former president Lula da Silva often takes investors to the island to fortify the Castros’ dictatorship. The money invested by the Brazilians in the development of the super-port of Mariel, near Havana, is estimated to be $1 billion.
“Cuban influence in Brazil is covert but very intense. José Dirceu, Lula da Silva’s former chief of staff and his most influential minister, had been an agent of the Cuban intelligence services. In exile in Cuba, he had his face surgically changed. He returned to Brazil with a new identity (Carlos Henrique Gouveia de Mello, a Jewish merchant) and functioned in that capacity until democracy was restored. Hand in hand with Lula, he placed Brazil among the major collaborators with the Cuban dictatorship. He fell into disgrace because he was corrupt but never retreated one inch from his ideological preferences and his complicity with Havana.”
Former American Ambassador as quoted by Carlos Alberto Montaner 2013
The Communist Party of Brazil 11th National Congress was attended by delegations from Cuba, China, Vietnam, North Korea, the Workers World Party, the CPUSA, and Angola.
The PCdoB has 250,000 members.
“World imperialism claims that communism is dead. Yet the PCdoB has more than doubled its membership in the last four years. It is 3.5 times bigger than it was at the 9th Party Congress in 1997.”
Cuba, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Angola dispatched delegations to the 11th National Congress of the Bazilian Communist Party. The U.S. delegation included Workers World Party and the Communist Party USA.
“…the PCdoB believes that the best choice for Brazil today is to continue to support the Lula government. The PCdoB believes that Lula’s foreign policy is progressive…”
Lula has attended every PCdoB congress since 1989. This time, as president of Brazil, Lula was the main speaker at the opening session. He thanked the PCdoB for its loyal support, to the enthusiastic applause of the delegates. He spoke under the PCdoB banner with its hammer and sickle and the slogans, “A renewed party, a socialist future, a sovereign Brazil.” “Brazilian Communists Back ‘Lula’” Accessed From: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2006/11/brazilian-communists-back-lula/
In 1992, an American spy satellite spotted a Russian freighter unloading artillery and air-defense missiles in the Cuban port of Mariel.
Satellites also detected some deliveries of Soviet-made T-64 tanks and modern artillery at other Cuban ports since 1992.
Some American officials believed that continued Russian arms shipments to Cuba was a deliberate policy to keep the Russian weapons industry afloat.
Red China and North Korea became major trade partners of Cuba after 1991. “Hastening Castro’s Downfall” Heritage Foundation July 2, 1992
In June 2014, an American-made Hellfire missile was stolen and transported to Cuba.
In July 2013, Cuba attempted to ship 240 tons of heavy weapons (including jet fighter planes and missiles) to North Korea.
In March 2015, the North Korean Foreign Minister visited Cuba. He noted that Cuba and North Korea “share a history of struggle together in the same trench against U.S. imperialism, which continues exerting economic pressure on our countries to this day.” Wall Street Journal, January 10, 2016
According to Christopher Simmons, Cuba sold intelligence it gathered on the United States to Russia, China.
In 1999, Cuba and China signed an agreement allowing Communist China to establish signal intelligence stations in Cuba in order to monitor American satellites, telecommunications, and computer data. Between 1994 and 1997, Russia constructed and utilized an electronic spy station at Bejucal, Cuba. Jordan Everett “Cuban Intelligence Operations in the US” Center for Security Policy August 27, 2009 Accessed From: http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2009/08/27/cuban-intelligence-operations-in-the-us-2/
In 2015, Russian Defense Minister Gen. of the Army Sergei Shoigu told Vice-President of the Cuban Council of Ministers Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas “We intend to continue our assistance to the provision of modern armaments and military hardware to the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces…Our interaction in the military field has been rather active, and the meetings I had in Havana in February 2015 confirmed the common wish to broaden partnership in the defense and military-technological cooperation areas.” Shoigu also remarked that Cuba was “an old friend (of Russia) and a symbol of freedom and independence in Latin America.” Interfax, April 24, 2015
In 2015, a Red Chinese vessel was intercepted in Colombia. It carried heavy weapons munitions, gunpowder, long range weapons, “and other weapons of war” bound for Cuba. Breitbart News March 3, 2015
The PLA front company Huawei shipped US-origin modems, routers, and switchers to Cuba. Free Beacon September 19, 2014
Chinese ships belonging to COSCO carried at least three shipments of weapons to Cuba. At least one shipment include detonation cord and dual use explosives.
In late December 2000, PLA General Fu Quanyou visited Cuba and signed a military cooperation agreement with Havana aimed at modernizing Cuba’s outdated Soviet and blox-made weapons. The Washington Times June 12, 2001
In a February 1999 meeting with Fidel Castro, Chinese Defense Minister General Chi Haotian noted that relations between the Chinese and Cuban armies have seen “fairly rapid development.”
China provided aircraft parts for Cuban MIG fighter jets.
China assisted Cuba in jamming Radio Marti. Wall Street Journal July 30, 1999
Former DIA spy catcher Christopher Simmons reported that Cuba’s Cuban electronic intelligence battalion at Bejucal was required to share information with the Russians.
The Chinese also received intelligence derived from Cuba’s electronic monitoring base in Bejucal. Fifty to one hundred Chinese intelligence officers gather and interpret the information at Bejucal. Toby Westerman “China’s Spying Operation in Cuba” January 23, 2012 Accessed From: http://gerarddirect.com/2012/01/23/reflection-in-the-dragons-eye/
In 2014, the Russians reopened the signal intelligence base in Lourdes Cuba.
According to a Congressional report from 2000, the Russian base at Lourdes retained the services of 1,500 Russian engineers, technicians, and military personnel. “Everything We Know About the Huge Spy Base in Cuba That Russia Is Reopening” Business Insider July 21, 2014
Cuba and Venezuela provide intelligence to Hamas and Hezbollah. Both Venezuela and Cuba promoted Hezbollah and Iranian targets in South America. Cuba directly and through Venezuela continues to provide intelligence to Hamas and Hezbollah. They fundraise for Hezbollah, facilitate travel for Hezbollah activists to Venezuela and through Venezuela to other countries. Cuban MINFAR officers serve as liaisons between the Venezuelan military and the FARC. About six Spanish ETA terrorists continue to reside in Cuba. Cop-killers and other criminals such as Joanne Chesimard continue to reside in Cuba. In 2014, former Cuban intelligence official Uberto Mario reported that Cuba trained Venezuelan paramilitary thugs used to assault anti-Chavez, anti-Maduro students. Cuba also controls the Venezuelan immigration service. Through this control, Cuba provided passports to Islamic terrorists, FARC agents, and Colombian drug lords. Until 2014, al-Qaeda deposited money in Cuban banks. A Hamas front called Hezbollah in Cuba was based in Havana. The Iranian mullahs “the Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba can play a significant role in international organizations. Tehran and Havana share common viewpoints in major international issues.” In 2014, the Cuban First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade described Iran as a “strategic partner” of Cuba. On November 13, 2013 “Prensa Islamica” explained that Cuba shared its “vast knowledge on intelligence” and has discussed cooperation “on electromagnetic weapons capable of sabotaging enemy communications.” Jaime Suchliki “Cuba’s Continuous Support for Terrorism” Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies University of Miami March 4, 2015
The Sino-Russian Alliance
The political class and much of the intelligence establishment exaggerated the depth of the “split” between the Soviet Union and China. Such a strategic error brought about near disastrous consequences to America: chronic trade deficits, economic dependence on communist China, technology transfers to Beijing’s war machine, and the continued development of the Sino-Russian alliance directed against the United States. American national security is in a state of peril. This state of affairs was the result of the tremendous miscalculation of elements of our CIA, the Nixon Administration, and globalist-internationalists such as Henry Kissinger. Even staunch anti-communists such as Ronald Reagan never truly rectified this issue. Instead, Reagan and many of his loyalists continued their appeasement of Beijing. Clinton, Bush, and Obama only continued the American policy of ignorance of the Sino-Russian alliance.
“Some people may have thoughts of using Sino-Soviet differences to deal with China and the Soviet Union separately. Those with such ideas will certainly be disappointed. On the contrary, if any act of aggression occurs against any Socialist country this would be an act of aggression against the whole Socialist camp. It would be impossible not to give support. If a country refused to give support, it would not be a Socialist country.” Premier Chou En-Lai quoted in the Congressional Record December 12, 1963
“Whatever happens, the fraternal Chinese and Soviet peoples will stand together in any storm that breaks out in the world arena.” Premier Chou En-Lai New York Times February 4, 1964
“Our alliance, sealed by the treaty, is an obstacle in the way of the aggressive imperialist groups which are conducting provocations dangerous to the cause of peace and aggravating the international situation.” Soviet message to the Chinese on the 15th Anniversary of the signing of the Sino-Soviet Friendship, Alliance, Mutual Assistance (1965) Budenz, Louis. The Bolshevik Invasion of the West
“The revolutionary people of the world, the great international communist movement, the great socialist camp, and the great peoples of China and the Soviet Union will eventually sweep away all obstacles and unite on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism. The Soviet people may rest assured that once the Soviet Union meets with imperialist aggression and puts up resolute resistance, China will definitely stand side by side with the Soviet Union and fight against the common enemy.” Central Committee of the Communist Party of China “Letter of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union” March 22, 1966
In the 1960s, a top Moscow-based Soviet Communist Party theoretician observed how the “decadent capitalists” believed that the Sino-Soviet “split” would be their salvation. The unnamed top Soviet theoretician further stated that “What they do not understand is that the controversy is only a debate concerning their funeral arrangements.” On Target July 2, 1976
“…Zhou Enlai spoke to the effect that the disagreements between the MPR and the PRC were not the main thing, the main thing was unity. Zhou Enlai cited Mao Zedong’s words to the effect that socialist countries could have disagreements, but that this was a secondary question, and in the struggle against imperialism socialist countries must be united, and this was the main thing. If imperialism attacked one socialist country, all socialist countries must come forward united in this struggle…” Record of the conversation between the Soviet Ambassador to China Stepan V. Chervonenko and Mongolian Ambassador to the China Dondongiin Tsevegmid, October 1964
“Comrade Nicolae Ceausescu : Of course, we understand that in case of a war against imperialism we will have to act in common, but these actions – which require the mobilization of the whole people – must be performed on the basis of a close cooperation, with the independence of each country being observed, and the participation of each army as an independent army, as a national force. This will ensure that the effort of each country will really be an effort from all viewpoints.
Comrade Deng Xiaoping : We wholly agree with your opinion. We acted like that during the war in Korea. We can tell you that, together with the Korean comrades, we drew up a battle plan, but on the basis of the principles put forward by comrade Ceausescu just now. We cannot admit the fact that Vietnam and Korea be subordinated to our country because China is a bigger country. But your experience is richer than ours because you came across such problems within the framework of COMECON and of the Warsaw Treaty Organization. We know that you have fought and think that there are many people who agree with you.” Transcript of the discussions held with the delegation of the Chinese Communist Party which participated in the proceedings of the 9th Congress of the Romanian Communist Party 26 July 1965
“…when it comes down to facing up to a mutual enemy, the United States, they (USSR and China) don’t feud; they cooperate, and they will continue to do so in my opinion.” Professor David N. Rowe quoted in Morris, Robert. Our Globe Under Siege III
China continued its relationships with nuclear scientists in Eastern Europe after 1959. For example, Klaus Fuchs met with Qian Sanqiang in East Germany and gave him numerous documents which sped up Chinese atomic weapons research. Faligot, Roger. The Chinese Secret Service
It was reported in 1976 that the Chinese also utilized precision equipment from Czechoslovakia and East Germany to assist in the construction in their atomic bomb programs of the 1960s and 1970s. The Times (London) September 28, 1976 and Asian Survey June 1976
When Swiss businessmen were being pursued for their illegal shipments of cobalt to China, they fled to Eastern European countries. The shipments of cobalt were destined for Beijing’s nuclear bomb program and the material was shipped through Germany and Czechoslovakia and then onto China. It should be noted that cobalt in atomic bombs would serve to greatly enhance the firepower and destructive capacity of such weapons. Despite the split, it is interesting to observe that such collaborators with China found it comfortably convenient to use Eastern European countries as conduits for the transferring of sensitive atomic bomb technology and materials to China. New York Times July 16, 1965
“…the Soviet Union has powerful missiles, that probably these missiles are also stationed in the Far East, but it would be better and quieter if the Soviet Union gave such missiles to the DPRK and to the Chinese.” Assertion of a North Korean Army Colonel as quoted in a conversation between Soviet Ambassador in North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and Czechoslovak Ambassador Moravec April 15, 1963
“(I) received the GDR Ambassador at his request. (The ambassador) said that the Koreans, apparently on Chinese instructions, are asking whether they could obtain any kind of information about nuclear weapons and the atomic industry from (East) German universities and research institutes.” Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and the German Ambassador 26 August 1963
“…a senior Czech military intelligence officer who was undercover in China as a military attaché reported on a Chinese request to share information on continued medical test programs. The Chinese official complained to the Czech ‘attaché’ that even if there were developing antagonisms between their two countries, some cooperative activities should continue, for example, he suggested, the joint research on American POWs. We are continuing this research, he said, and asked, why don’t we continue to share results of this research? There is no reason to keep your program secret. We know the American POWs are being sent to the Soviet Union for research. Information exchange on these research programs would be of use to both our countries.” Douglass, Dr. Joseph D. “Malfeasance in the Search for American POW/MIAs”
US intelligence reports from 1974 noted that American grain shipped to Red China was allegedly diverted to North Vietnam, which was in the process of attempting to conquer South Vietnam. The Director of the US Mission to China Armstrong was concerned that “We are raising this matter with you now because we believe that any diversion of US grain to North Vietnam could very likely become public knowledge and could create problems which would impair trade relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.” Declassified Document Department of State July 17, 1974 Accessed From: http://www.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1974STATE155129_b.html
In 1971, the Chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) Gus Hall stated in an interview with communist writers in New York that Nixon’s opening to Beijing was a “break in the wall” that the United States originally imposed around Red China. Hall stated “We not only welcome these minimal moves by US imperialism but these are the very things we’ve been fighting for, regardless of what the intentions of the US imperialists are. It’s a break in the wall that the US has tried to build up. We welcome the small shift on US trade policy, the lifting of restrictions on newsmen, and on the use of passports generally, the lifting of restrictions on shipping and the other steps that have been taken. These are very important steps in breaking the US blockade of China…However, they must be seen only as a very minimal beginning. To be meaningful the next step will have to be to end the US blockade of People’s China in the United Nations and an end to the ‘two Chinas policy.’ The US will have to withdraw all its troops and personnel from Taiwan and withdraw the Seventh Fleet from the Taiwan Straits and Gulf of Tonkin.” Quoted in the Lewiston Daily May 18, 1971
Chou En-lai noted in his March 1973 Report on the International Situation that: “We cannot propose to unite with the US to oppose the USSR, though we share the same views with the US on certain issues.” Premier Chou En-lai Report on the International Situation March 1973
“In the international united front struggle the most important strategy is unification as well as struggle. That is to say, to obtain unification through struggle and to develop struggle through unification. Isn’t this a form of contradiction? Actually, it is not. This is Mao Tse Tung’s great discovery which has unlimited power. Even though the American imperialists can be said to be number one nation in scientific and technical matters, she knows absolutely nothing in this area. In the future she will have no way of avoiding defeat by our hands…We belong to the Marxist Camp and can never be so thoughtless that we cannot distinguish friends from enemies. Nixon, Ford, Carter, and future American imperialistic leaders all fall into this category (enemies). They want to use the split between us and the USSR to destroy the world socialist system in order to manipulate and lessen the Soviet threat toward themselves. Why can’t we take advantage of the contradiction and grudge that exists between them and initiate actions that would be favorable to our national policy? We must control others and cannot allow others to control us. We cannot be our master if we overly rely on others and do not take the initiative. This will definitely not happen to us. We must seize all opportunities to acquire things that we need under conditions set forth by us. What we need mainly is scientific and technical knowledge and equipment. This would contribute the most to our modernization plans. At the same time, improvement in China-USA relations is inevitable and as and as this relationship develops the American imperialists will defer to our wishes. Once normalization between China and the USA is finalized it will naturally be beneficial to us in resolving the problem of liberating Taiwan. After that the sources of all of our internal problems will vanish and even the confused and complicated issues of Tibet and Sinkiang will also be resolved. Many American imperialists have been rushing to our country, including two Presidents, two Secretaries of State, Congressman, and also other influential military and political figures. Even Vance can hardly wait to visit us next month.” Teng Hsiao-ping Speech Behind the Scenes of Red China’s Foreign Policy The Chan Wang Publication Service September 30, 1978
“They (USSR and China) were allies and the only argument that caused their split was an argument over how to best destroy us.” Ronald Reagan
Reagan was asked if elected, would his administration support the sale of weapons to Communist China: “No, because…they could turn right around and the day after tomorrow discover that they and the Soviets have more in common than they have with us.” Ronald Reagan, quoted in East-West Technology Transfer: A Congressional Dialog with the Reagan Administration: a Dialog 1984
The US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency reported that China purchased $310 million of weapons from the Soviet Union in the period from 1982 to 1986. The Washington Post June 25, 1989
“…even in the most complicated periods, the CPSU and the Soviet government have never forgotten that the long range and fundamental interests of the Soviet Union and China are identical.” Radio Peace and Progress January 3, 1983
“…signs had begun to appear that the dark clouds over Sino-Soviet relations might vanish, noting that, in the past year and more, the two countries had shared basically identical views on a series of international issues. Both had supported Argentina in its struggle against British colonialism and the Arab people in their struggle against Israeli aggression; China had officially recognized the Angolan government and no longer supported the Solidarity trade union, and has given official support to the solemn stand of the Polish government; and the Soviet government fully supported China’s stand on the Taiwan question. In a word, said the radio, there is a basis for improving the relations between the two countries. The question now is whether the two sides have the sincerity to do so.” 1st August Radio January 21, 1983
“Both the USSR and Vietnam have linked the task of improving their relations with the PRC with the task of developing their relations with all socialist countries. This shows the communists’ class strategy, which aims at further strengthening solidarity among all socialist forces in the world so that the anti-imperialist united front can be consolidated. Under the present circumstances, such solidarity is particularly essential.” Radio Peace and Progress July 10, 1985
“Given the complex world situation, I hope that the Soviet Union and China work things out. I believe that the development of relations with the US is not targeted against the Soviet Union. Mao Zedong and Zhou En-lai already told me that when they established relations with the US. They told us every time they met with Japan and the US. The only objective of these relations is to obtain developed technology and credit from Japan and the US. Deng Xiaoping is said to have stated in the US that the arms build-up in the US is good for peace. I don’t know if that’s so. This is the first time I have heard of Deng Xiaoping expressing a sentiment like that.” Memorandum of conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung, 31 May 1984 on the meeting between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung on 31 May 1984
“People notice that although Sino-Soviet relations are steadily improving, the Soviet Press has not eased its attacks on China. Why? There are two reasons for this: (1) Diverting the attention of the United States from the improvement of Sino-Soviet relations; (2) Quelling the desires of the East European countries to improve their relations with China.” Cheng Ming June 6, 1984
The Bank of China was a lead participant in the disbursement of a loan of $50 million for the Soviet Narodny Bank in November 1984. The Globe and Mail (Canada) July 8, 1985
In 1985, the Soviets and Chinese signed a contract for the purchase of 17 Tu-154M jet airliners. Xinhua July 22, 1985
In that same year, China also acquired Mi-8 helicopters ostensibly for “disaster relief.” BBC Summary of World Broadcasts May 28, 1985
The Soviets proposed in 1986 to export nuclear power plants to China. BBC Summary of World Broadcasts August 11, 1986
Zhao Ziyang stated “As for China’s relations with other countries, I suppose that our relations with the Soviet Union are of interest to you. We are pursuing a complete normalization of our relations with the Soviet Union. We would like the relations between the two great neighboring socialist countries to be normalized as soon as possible. The whole world would benefit from this.” Zhivkov agreed, noting that “I most sincerely hope that a way to normalize the relations between China and the Soviet Union will be found. We share common aims and ideals.” Meeting of Comrade Todor Zhivkov with Zhao Ziyang, Acting Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the State Council of China People’s Republic Beijing May 6, 1987
“TODOR ZHIVKOV: Thus our attempts are directed at implementing the resolutions of the latest 13th Congress of our Party that was held last spring. We will be together in our common struggle side by side.
DENG XIAOPING: We share a common aim. We must make efforts together.
TODOR ZHIVKOV: Despite all that happened to the relations between our two socialist countries, we are actually following the same path. This is what matters. All other problems can be solved by negotiating in a communist manner.” Talks with Zhao Ziyang and Deng Xiaoping in Beijing” May 7, 1987
“While expressing his satisfaction with the development of relations between parties and nations, (Polish President Jaruzelski) stressed that one fundamental element which binds our countries is their political system and the common enemy.” Informational Note from the Official Visit in Poland of the PRC Foreign Minister, Comrade Wu Xueqian (March 10-13, 1987)
“No matter how much the imperialists are trying to conceal their disappointment, rapprochement among the socialist countries is a direct rebuff to the main element in imperialist foreign policy, which has been to exacerbate and envenom the differences in the socialist camp to the point of open conflict, if possible. A new friendly relationship between the two socialist states will certainly have a profound effect in all of Asia. Hopefully, notwithstanding the bourgeois character of the economic reforms, it will stimulate a new chapter in the anti-imperialist struggle against the U.S., Japan, and the other imperialist countries.” Workers World May 25, 1989
“The national reconciliation policy of the Phnom Penh government did not come from the goodwill of Hanoi and Phnom Penh. It was the result of Soviet pressure…Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Kapitsa once told the Phnom Penh government that it should talk with the Khmer Rouge so that the USSR could reduce Chinese-Soviet tension and isolate the USA.” Defecting Cambodian diplomat Chhin Sun-An, October 1989
The Sino-Soviet rapprochement “benefits not only the peoples of the USSR and China but also peace and security in the world. It also helps improve the atmosphere in Asia and the Pacific.” Such a development “wins the sympathy from the public at large in various countries.” Nhan Dan May 22, 1989
“…we in Democratic Yemen experience considerable happiness at the positive development of Sino-Soviet relations. We consider that the interests of the two big socialist countries and the interests of the other socialist states, as well as liberation and peace in the world, are best served by understanding and co-operation between those two countries…” Aden Home Service June 27, 1989
In September 1990, the Chinese and Vietnamese Communist leaders held a secret summit in Chengdu, China. Reportedly, China offered to replace the entire Soviet aid program to Vietnam with one of its own in return for Vietnam’s agreement to “co-ordinate” its foreign policy and develop closer political ties with China. Thayer, Carlyle A. The Vietnam People’s Army Under Doi Moi
Red China even served as an intermediary for busting the American “embargo” on Vietnamese products. As of January 1990, Vietnam utilized a circuitous route to export its products to the capitalist world. Vietnam would sell its cashews in the shell to Hong Kong and then they were sold to Red China. They are processed in Red China and then sold abroad to countries like the United States. They are marked as “Made in China.” Journal of Commerce January 2, 1990
“We welcome the improvement in relations between the Soviet Union and China and between China and Vietnam, relations that will greatly influence the international and regional policy as well as the political solution to the Cambodian problem…” Heng Samrin Voice of the People of Cambodia July 6, 1990
“’It is fortunate to see the USSR’s party and people wake up…I think the USSR is redeemable, and I just do not believe that socialism with 70 years of history will collapse because of a few difficulties…This is a bitter lesson for communists in the whole world!…China and the USSR are neighbours. The CCP and the CPSU have traditional friendship and cooperative relations; when they have difficulties, we must give them our hand and help them. Of course, on a problem of basic principle, we must not give up our stand.’” Deng Xiaoping quoted in Cheng Ming June 6, 1991
The Soviet Defense Minister also agreed to provide the Red Chinese with heavy weapons that were previously stationed in Eastern Europe. The Soviets agreed to sell to China these weapons for very low prices, “even at the price of ‘scrap iron,’ if China will pay the transport fees.” The Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party was interested in the specifics of this deal. Chinese pilots, artillery troops, armored troops, and paratroops were also to be dispatched to Soviet military academies for training. Cheng Ming June 6, 1991
“It has been revealed that the Central Military Commission of the CCP Central Committee has decided to strengthen the building of China’s air force to make preparations for future wars. It is one of the major tasks in the building of the air force to send pilots to the USSR for further study…” Cheng Ming May 3, 1991
“…the CCP has continued to export arms after the Gulf war. Because of the Most-Favoured-Nation status problem, it has not been doing it overtly and openly but on the sly. The CCP thought it could use the Soviet Union as a chip by striking a pose of Sino-Soviet alliance in bargaining with the USA. A high-ranking official from the General Logistics Department revealed the CCP remains firm in exporting arms because it wants to counteract the USA and hostile Western forces. Obviously China’s insistence on exporting arms to Pakistan, Iraq and other countries is aimed at opposing US power politics, apart from earning foreign exchange. This high-ranking official said ‘Iran and Iraq enjoy outstanding status in the Middle East. Though Iraq has been defeated, China believes that in a few years’ time it will come back. Iraq’s Husayn will absolutely not bow his head. Our support for Iraq is our attempt to build anti-US bases in the Middle East.’” Chinese President Yang Shangkun, Meeting of the General Logistics Department, the PLA General Staff, and concerned State Council units, October 1991.Cheng Ming October 4, 1991
Perhaps it was these facts that convinced the defecting GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev to report in a 1998 interview with J.R. Nyquist that he suspected that China and the USSR maintained a secret alliance during the 1980s. Lunev’s assertion was based on observations while he was posted in Red China. WorldNetDaily April 16, 2001
“The Soviets regularly go so far as to give secret support to Trotskyite or Maoist groups that are ostensibly opposed to the Soviet Union or supporting Communist China. The only criterion is that they be opposed to the United States on the principle that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Tyson, James L. Target America
One Weather Underground terrorist Leibel Bergman traveled to China via Moscow in 1965. He met with his contact in Chinese intelligence and then relocated back to the United States in 1967. Leibel was ordered to advance the struggle against US imperialism from within by networking with likeminded revolutionaries for subversive and terrorist actions. Leibel was to send other prospective American communists to China for training in espionage and other clandestine trades, only to return to the United States for actions against capitalism. Some of Leibel’s contacts became involved in the Weather Underground Organization (WUO). American Opinion May 1981
The Psychological Victory of the Soviets over Ronald Reagan
We were told that Reagan and Bush “bankrupted” and “defeated” the USSR in the Cold War. In the eyes of the liberals, internationalists, and many conservatives, a new world would arise bound by trade and cooperation. However, the triumphalists within the Republican Party palpably ignored evidence that Moscow engaged in a strategic repositioning of the Communist Party. Many Republicans and even more Democrats ignored Moscow’s continued rearmament, war planning, and subversive activities directed against the United States. Pride and ego replaced patriotism. Successive Republican and Democratic Presidents committed themselves to fallacious arms control treaties. The realities of such treaties could be summarized in the following fashion: “the US disarms, while our adversaries deceive and rearm.” From SALT to START, arms control proved to be an illusory fiction based on the wishful thinking and ideological utopianism which plague our Nation.
In 1969, defense spending was 7.8% of the GNP, while in 1987 defense spending dropped to 6% of the GNP. The FY 1989 budget marked the fifth year of defense spending cuts. The Navy decommissioned ships from the fleet, while the Navy and Air Force disbanded entire air wings. Meanwhile, the Army eliminated combat units. Amazingly, the Reagan Administration was second to President Carter in the lowest amount of defense GNP since World War II. Harrigan, Anthony and Hawkins, William R. American Economic Pre-Eminence
From an anti-communist, pro-defense perspective, one of the most divisive actions undertaken by the Reagan Administration was the signing of the INF Treaty with the Soviet Union in 1987. The treaty stipulated that both the United States and USSR would remove intermediate range ballistic missiles from Europe. However, a number of conservatives and anti-communists were concerned that the Soviet Union would follow its usual pattern and violate the agreement. A number of leftwing Democrats and internationalist/pro-big business Republicans supported the INF Treaty. Grassroots nationalist conservatives and anti-communists felt betrayed and charged that Reagan was duped by Gorbachev. Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) warned that “Ronald Reagan and I have been friends for a long time, before either of us ran for public office… The President doesn’t need to discard the people who brought him to the dance.” Senator James A. McClure (R-Idaho) warned that “We’ve had leaders who got into a personal relationship and have gotten soft – I’m thinking of Roosevelt and Stalin.” Richard Viguerie noted that “We’re going beyond this treaty to have a battle on the whole East-West relationship…Fighting this battle will have the effect of fighting the next treaty, the loans and credits that Gorbachev wants, the whole detente apparatus that Reagan has signed on to.” Grassroots organizations mobilized to form the Anti-Appeasement Alliance, which opposed the INF Treaty and the general trend towards accommodation with the Soviet Union. The New York Times January 17, 1988
Conservative Caucus Chairman Howard Phillips charged Reagan as being a “weak man with a strong wife and strong staff. He’s become a useful idiot for Soviet propaganda…He is little more than the speech-reader-in-chief for the pro-appeasement triumvirate of Howard Baker (White House chief of staff), George Shultz (Secretary of State) and Frank Carlucci (Secretary of Defense).” Phillips also alleged that Reagan became the victim of the “lust for detente promoted by the Wall Street wing of the Republican Party.” Richard Vigurie also charged that “President Reagan is an apologist for Gorbachev. We feel alienated, rejected and abandoned by a friend.” The Advertiser December 7, 1987
Anti-communists shot back at the President. Senator Malcolm Wallop (R-Wyoming) noted that “Almost as offensive as his calling us warmongers was his apology for the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.” Even some high ranking military commanders were concerned about the strategic pitfalls of the INF Treaty. Former NATO Supreme Commander General Bernard Rogers condemned the INF Treaty. The New York Times January 17, 1988
In 1987, President Reagan noted to journalist Fred Barnes that Gorbachev “is completely different, from previous Soviet leaders…he is the first Russian leader that has not gone before their great party congress and reaffirmed his determination to carry out the Marxian idea of a one-world communist state. He has never said anything of that kind publicly. All the others did.” AIM Report December B 1987
At the close of his Pearl Harbor Summit with Gorbachev in December 1987, President Reagan stated that he was convinced that the USSR abandoned their goal of world domination. Stormer, John A. None Dare Call It Treason…25 Years Later
It also became known that the USSR retained SS-23 nuclear missiles in East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria. These missiles were retained in violation of the 1987 INF Treaty. Washington Times September 23, 1991
“Finally, a process of disillusionment is taking place within the American ruling class itself, if only slowly. The ruckus surrounding the slogan about the ‘great America’ seems to have quieted down. The fact that a number of well-known politicians-Democrats and Republicans–have come out in favor of agreements with the USSR in the area of disarmament demonstrates that resistance to the ultra-right course is growing within the ruling circles.” Speech of Comrade M.S. Gorbachev October 1985
“Comrades, this man has a nice smile…But he has teeth of iron.” Andrei Gromyko on Gorbachev 1985 quoted in The Argus Press November 28, 1987
“…we have a ‘secret weapon’ that will work almost regardless of the American response-we would deprive America of The Enemy. And how would you justify without it the military expenditures that bleed the American economy white, a policy that draws America into dangerous adventures overseas and drives wedges between the United States and its allies, not to mention the loss of American influence on neutral countries? Wouldn’t such a policy in the absence of The Enemy put America in the position of an outcast in the international community?” Arbatov, Georgi. “It Takes Two to Make a Cold War” New York Times December 8, 1987
“Faith in the old anti-communist lie of the threat from the East has been deeply shaken of late.” Professor Otto Reinhold, Socialist Unity Party (SED) Central Committee member and the head of the Academy of Social Sciences in East Germany, Horizont July 1987 quoted in Huyn, Hans Graf. Gorbachev’s Operation
“It is becoming ever harder for the anti-Soviets in the West to maintain their artificial picture of the USSR as a military and undemocratic state that hovers over the world intent on expansion. Opinion polls in the United States and Western European countries show that this chimera of confrontation cannot hold out against the Soviet Union’s perestroika, glasnost and constructive foreign policy. The Soviet state and our leadership enjoy unprecedented popularity abroad among both the masses and intellectuals.” Professor Yevgeny Primakov, candidate member of the CPSU Central Committee and Director of IMEMO, Pravda July 1987 quoted in Huyn, Hans Graf. Gorbachev’s Operation
“In October 1917 we departed the old world and irreversibly rejected it. We are travelling to a new world, the world of communism. We shall never deviate from this road.” Mikhail Gorbachev “Gorbachev’s Report: October and Restructuring” Soviet Television November 4, 1987
“(Recent developments) allow Socialism to be included more broadly and actively in the formulation of world politics, and to influence it more effectively and in a multi-faceted way, stimulating positive changes throughout the world. Above all, the new face of Socialism now taking shape will undermine the traditional pretenses of the Western right-wing circles in exerting their dominating influence in the world, an influence which they have maintained with the help of an image of the enemy as a ‘Communist totalitarian monster.’ The conservative front that emerged in the West during the 1980s and was openly hostile toward Socialism, has begun to erode.” Document No. 135: Speech by Gorbachev at the Political Consultative Committee Meeting in Warsaw, July 15, 1988
“A new image of socialism prevents the traditionally right-wing circles in the West to continue dominating the world, as they did by using a stereotype image of the enemy–the ‘communist totalitarian monster’…This tendency is strengthened by the revival of the anti-military movement in the West…In conclusion – a ‘brain center’ within the framework of the Warsaw Treaty should be established aiming at solving international problems. It is time to revise the Warsaw Treaty political and military mechanism in accordance with the new world realities.” Document No. 135: Speech by Gorbachev at the Political Consultative Committee Meeting in Warsaw, July 15, 1988
“…the image of the enemy that is being eroded has been…absolutely vital for the foreign and military policy of the United States and its allies. The destruction of this stereotype…is Gorbachev’s weapon…Neither the arms race nor power politics in the Third World nor the military blocs are thinkable without the ‘enemy’ and without the ‘Soviet threat’…of course this weapon is not secret, but it does have tremendous power.” Georgi Arbatov, June 1988 Kommunist quoted in Huyn, Hans Graf. Gorbachev’s Operation
“The ‘enemy image’ the image of the Soviet state as a ‘totalitarian,’ ‘half civilized’ society is being eroded and our ideological and political opponents are recognizing the profound nature of our reforms and their beneficial effect on foreign policy.” KGB Chairman Vladimir Kryuchkov, speech at the conference “An Objective View of the World,” quoted in Huyn, Hans Graf. Gorbachev’s Operation
“…the efforts made by the socialist nations…have a favorable influence on the world’s changing political climate and the international public mood.” Resolution of the Conference of the Central Committee Secretaries of Parties of Socialist Countries Responsible for International and Ideological Matters Warsaw January 1987 quoted in Huyn, Hans Graf. Gorbachev’s Operation
“The ideological weapon is essentially a weapon with a long term impact. Time is needed to induce people with the aid of ideological influence to act in our interest.” Red Army Colonel I.A. Selesniov, 1988, quoted in Huyn, Hans Graf. Gorbachev’s Operation
“In military affairs, perestroika and modernization of Soviet technology under the new economic thinking and more open East-West trade will help increase the military might of our country…Soviet disarmament proposals act as solvents to ‘disarm’ the military-industrial complex of NATO.” KGB General Vladimir Kryuchkov, November 1989 anniversary celebration of the Bolshevik Revolution
“Perestroika is expressly designed to enhance Soviet military capability and combat readiness.” Official of the Soviet Council of Ministers, 1987
“Gentlemen, comrades, do not be concerned about all you hear about glasnost and perestroika and democracy in the coming years. These are primarily for outward consumption. There will be no significant internal change within the Soviet Union, other than for cosmetic purposes. Our purpose is to disarm the Americans and to let them fall asleep. We want to accomplish three things: One, we want the Americans to withdraw conventional forces from Europe. Two, we want them to withdraw nuclear forces from Europe. Three, we want the Americans to stop proceeding with Strategic Defense Initiative.” Mikhail Gorbachev, secret speech to the Politburo November 1987
“We succeeded in toning down the concept of enemy images, and we dissolved the cold war structures that had been built up after World War II.” Georgi Arbatov “Arbatov Discusses Soviet Foreign Policy” Nepszabadsag October 6, 1990
In May 1988, Gorbachev reportedly praised Reagan’s “realism,” and stated “Who would have thought in the early ‘80s…that it would be President Reagan who would sign with us the first nuclear arms reduction treaty in history?” Washington Post May 29, 1988
“The party is more influential now than at any time in our history. I think we have been a factor in changing the atmosphere from anti-Communist to a more leisurely, down-to-earth policy toward our party and to the idea that the Soviet Union is not an enemy or a military threat.” Gus Hall, 1988
“How many Americans consider themselves Communists and support the party? Half a million. What J. Edgar Hoover would have called hard-core, card-carrying Communists, about 20,000.” Gus Hall, 1988
“The West is so ignorant of Gorbachev and the intentions of this evil man. The real story of the last ten years goes something like this: the rise of Gorbachev is the result of a KGB ‘coup’ which took place in the early 1980s during the dotage of Leonid Brezhnev.” General Sir Walter Walker, former NATO Commander-In-Chief
“The Soviet goal remains world domination.” NATO Supreme Allied Commander Bernard W. Rogers
“Widely advertised Soviet cutbacks are not what they are advertised to be, but are actually a part of a major restructuring and modernization of Soviet forces. US intelligence sources expect the Soviet military to emerge in the early 1990s more powerful than it is today…Strong and growing evidence indicates that the Soviet offensive strategy hasn’t changed. It is still aimed at world domination, and there is nothing defensive about that.” Major General Henry Mohr
“Proposals for nuclear and conventional force reductions are flowing freely from Soviet officials. Hopefully they will eventually lead to something good. On the other hand, real-world trends in Soviet strategic nuclear weapons deployment — the kind that directly threaten the United States —have little or no resemblance to Mikhail Gorbachev’s soothing words.” Major General Henry Mohr March 3, 1989.
“Since Gorbachev took office, the Soviets have fielded more tanks and artillery pieces than currently exist in the combined armies of Britain, France, and West Germany.” General James Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe.
“The Soviets hope their reductions will diminish the West’s perception of a Soviet threat while enhancing the reality of that threat. This is consistent with Gorbachev’s claims that the goal of Gorbachev’s glasnost policy is to ‘eliminate the enemy of the USSR.’” Eugene Rostow, Chairman, Committee on the Present Danger, September 5, 1989
“The Soviet Union’s most modern tanks are now on the ground and are so well armored that they are virtually indestructible. NATO’s tanks lack the fire-power to penetrate them. Clearly Gorbachev can afford to make massive cuts in the number of obsolete Warsaw-Pact tanks and still be left with a modern tank force that is far superior to NATO’s.” General Sir Walter Walker
The Soviet “research” vessel Spassk fired a laser at a US Air Force HC-130 reconnaissance plane on October 17, 1989 near Hawaii, which damaged the eyesight of an Air Force crewman. In a second incident on October 28, 1989, a Navy P-3 Orion aircraft near Hawaii was also attacked by Soviet lasers aboard the same vessel. The Spassk and another Soviet research vessel fired lasers at two separate US Air Force planes. In September 27, 1987, a Soviet ship aimed a laser at a US Navy P-3 Orion aircraft flying in the Pacific Ocean. National Security Record December 1989
“The reforms under perestroika were initially supported by the Soviet defense establishment which, in the early 1980s, came to the conclusion that Soviet industry was incapable of producing new high technology weapons and therefore needed to be restructured. The leaders of the military industrial complex had no objections to the establishment of a semi-private so called ‘cooperative sector’ so long as it was capable of producing high technology products. They believed furthermore that such semi-private enterprises would generate more versatility in exploiting the high technology secrets stolen abroad by KGB agents and provided to industrial experts.” Novikov, Evgeny and Bascio, Patrick. Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Communist Party
“These requirements (defense modernization) however could only be acquired from the West. Although Gorbachev demanded that the military exercise patience and retired the more conservative members of the defense establishment he could not afford to ignore his long term commitments: to weaken the main enemy, the US defense establishment. He had also promised to equip the Soviet military with modern arms and new facilities. He continued to search for foreign policy initiatives that would result in legal access to Western technology through the ‘Common European Home.’” Novikov also noted that “One of Gorbachev’s primary foreign policy objectives supported by the immense Soviet propaganda machine, was to eliminate these barriers to Western technology.” Novikov, Evgeny and Bascio, Patrick. Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Communist Party
“Unconditional loans given to them (Gorbachev’s USSR) will continue to go to the military industrial complex.” Novikov, Evgeny and Bascio, Patrick. Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Communist Party
“I strongly believe that if Western powers want real changes in the Soviet totalitarian system and want to promote such development, they should not give money to the Soviet state. Without doubt, any loans to the state will go at least partly to the military.” Novikov, Evgeny and Bascio, Patrick. Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Communist Party
Soviet Biopreparat (biological weapons program) defector Colonel Kanatjan Alibekov noted that Gorbachev, in his “characteristic scrawl” signed a Five Year Plan for 1985 to 1990 that ordered a massive development of deadly germs and viruses, including smallpox, as weapons. Alibekov noted “Gorbachev’s Five-Year Plan–and his generous funding, which would amount to more than $1 billion by the end of the decade–allowed us to catch up with the American biological weapons program, which was making great strides. SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missiles aimed at New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago were filled with anthrax and other deadly germs.” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel April 5, 1999
In May 1991, Soviet Vice Admiral A.M. Ustyantsev condemned disarmament as a force for the destruction of “the working class, machinery, industry, and science…” “Military News” Accessed From: http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr37/cr37pg30.asp
Soviet General Filatov remarked that “Since we have dissolved the Warsaw Pact we are vulnerable and defense spending should increase.” “Military News” Accessed From: http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr37/cr37pg30.asp
In March 1988, Soviet Army General Anatolii Gribkov informed the East German Chief of Staff General Fritz Streletz that the Warsaw Pact needed to develop an information department. The document recommended that “An Information and Propaganda Department, as the information and propaganda organ of the supreme commander of the Unified Forces of the Warsaw Treaty member-states should be established in order to promote understanding abroad of the military policy, life and activities of the armed forces of the Warsaw Treaty member-states, to neutralize anti-socialist and anti-Soviet attitudes, to eliminate ‘enemy Images’ of the USSR and the other socialist countries as well as their armed forces, and to exchange the fraternal armies’ experiences on the promotion of foreign policy and counter-propaganda.” Document No. 126: Proposal to Establish a Warsaw Pact Information and Propaganda Department, March 11, 1988
“Reactionary forces in the world are sparing no efforts these days to bring anti-communist passions to boiling point…Our enemies are of course focusing their attention above all on the CPSU and the Soviet Union. Anti-socialist and anti-communist circles realize that the implementation of the CPSU course of renewing Soviet society and restoring the full humanist, democratic essence of the new system will raise socialism to new heights and this threatens to nullify its enemies’ plans and desires….”“No ‘Domino Effect’ at Work in Communist World” Pravda January 26, 1990
“…new Soviet glasnost policies have created an ‘opening’ for the left to attack and discredit anti-communism. We hope this conference…will lay important groundwork for a vocal public opposition to knee jerk anti-communism during the next administration.” William Schaap, leftwing activist at 1988 conference on anti-communism. He was joined by dignitaries from Cuba, Nicaragua, Angola, Guyana, the Communist Party USA, and terrorist groups such as the FMLN in El Salvador and the ANC of South Africa.
“The party is more influential now than at any time in our history. I think we have been a factor in changing the atmosphere from anti-Communist to a more leisurely, down-to-earth policy toward our party and to the idea that the Soviet Union is not an enemy or a military threat.” Gus Hall 1988
The Repositioning of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the Controlled “Collapse” of Communism in Russia
“We live in a time when we are witnessing the end of an idea-the final chapter of the communist experiment. Communism is now recognized-even by many within the communist world itself-as a failed system.” President George H.W. Bush, May 1989
“(The) United States and the Soviet Union are close to ending the Cold War.” Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, June 1989
“…the United States now has its goal much more than simply containing Soviet expansionism. We seek the integration of the Soviet Union into the community of nations…our objective is to welcome the Soviet Union back into the world order.” Bush closed with a promise to work with Congress to grant Most Favored Nation trade status (MFN) to the USSR. President Bush, May 1989
Euphoric in their belief that the Cold War was ending, the Bush Administration and the Congress sought to vastly reduce military production and the size of the standing armed forces and weapons inventory. Secretary of Defense Cheney noted in late November 1989 that the Defense Department was “planning to cut Pentagon spending next year because the likelihood of all-out conflict between the US and Soviet Union…is probably lower now than it’s been since the end of World War II.” The Bush Administration also sought to reduce the military budget by $180 billion. Other defense cuts included the elimination of:
1) 200,000 Army personnel.
2) Two aircraft carriers.
3) Fifteen Air Force bases.
4) The production of the Stealth bomber.
5) The modernization of the M-1 Abrams tank.
6) 210,000 troops stationed in Western Europe.
Defense Secretary Cheney was actually nicknamed the “Secretary of Disarmament.” Longtime leftwing opponents of the Cold War called for even deeper military cuts. McAlvany Intelligence Advisor December 1989
In June 1991, the House of Representatives voted to end the production of bombers. The House also voted to restrict the production and deployment of Peacekeeper ICBMs to 50 missiles. Submarine production was also cut to one per year, while SLBM manufacturing was also drastically reduced. Short-range ballistic missile production was halted, while funding for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was heavily cut. All of these reductions in the production and deployment of strategic weapons were strong supported by the Bush Administration. McAlvany Intelligence Advisor September/October 1991
“Even after the New Russian Federation came to power in 1991 there was not a change in the thinking of the majority of people toward America. Their blind patriotism had become possessive and obsessive bred on lies and driven by greed.” Defecting officer of the Russian/Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces Shafhid, Igor V. Inside the Red Zone
“Russian citizens did not stop hating Americans when the Iron Curtain was demolished.” Shafhid, Igor V. Inside the Red Zone
“I wanted to warn the world that Russia’s top brass, who are now negotiating the destruction of chemical arsenals, cannot be trusted…The funds, designed to help destroy Russian chemical arsenals, are sure to be used for further research in chemical warfare.” Soviet scientist Vil Mirzayanov, 1992
“…as I write these lines I hear that it is Soviet MIGs that Switzerland has ordered, that Russia is years ahead of the West in military applications of space technology, that its production of weapons not in the West’s arsenal, such as reload, re-fire ICBMs, has doubled within the last year, and that new submarines now added to its global fleet are the first to use titanium in their construction.” Navrozov, Andrei.The Coming Order
After the “collapse” of communism in the USSR in December 1991, GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev was present at a meeting of the Russian General Staff in Moscow. This meeting was held in early 1992. According to Lunev, the Russian Generals “were still committed to fighting and winning a future nuclear war against America. ‘The nuclear war plan is still on,’ he was told. But there would be changes. No longer would Russian troops be responsible for a follow-up invasion of the lower 48 states (U.S. mainland). Russian forces would be responsible for occupying “Alaska and parts of Canada.” The Chinese would occupy the lower 48 states. In addition, certain Third World countries would be given ‘looting rights.’” Nyquist, Jeffrey R. “Chinese Paratroopers in California?” Accessed http://www.tldm.org/news4/chineseinvasion.htm
Lunev argued in 1998 that China and Russia could defeat the United States as a combined bloc in a nuclear-conventional war. “Notes Regarding the Invasion of the Western Hemisphere by Chinese and Third World Troops” JRN Notes Undated Accessed http://www.jrnyquist.com/august13/
“I wanted to warn the world that Russia’s top brass, who are now negotiating the destruction of chemical arsenals, cannot be trusted…The funds, designed to help destroy Russian chemical arsenals, are sure to be used for further research in chemical warfare.” Soviet scientist Vil Mirzayanov quoted in the Seattle-Post Intelligencer November 3, 1992 page A2.
The Minister of the Russian Atomic Energy Agency Victor N. Mikhailov admitted that Russia had 45,000 strategic and tactical nuclear bombs and missiles in their arsenal. This figure exceeded even the highest U.S. figures of Soviet nuclear warheads by 15,000. Washington Times October 7, 1993
In 1993, Bill Gertz reported that the elite Russian Strategic Rocket Forces engaged in a huge exercise that included a mock attack against the United States. This exercise included Russian silo-based and mobile missiles, strategic bombers, and nuclear submarines. The Washington Times September 14, 1993
Former NSC arms expert Sven Kraemer, a former National Security Council arms specialist, commented that as of 1993, Russian nuclear arms still “constitute a superpower arsenal capable of destroying the United States in a matter of minutes.” The Washington Times September 14, 1993
“Russia is building a new-generation strategic bomber, the Sukhoi T-60s; is upgrading its Typhoon strategic ballistic missile submarines and has laid the keels of a new-generation missile sub class, and three months ago test-launched a new mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the TOPOL-M.” J. Michael Waller quoted in The Washington Times December 14, 1995
“Russian intelligence activity against this country (the United States) is much more active than it was in time of the former Soviet Union. And this activity just now is much more dangerous for this country than it was before.” Defecting GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev quoted in Pry, Peter Vincent. War Scare: Russia and America on the Nuclear Brink
American officials reported that a Russian Tu-22M Backfire bomber launched a simulated firing of cruise missiles at a US Navy Aegis ship deployed near Japan and a ground-based missile defense site. The Washington Times June 9, 1998
In June 1998, Russian strategic bomber forces carried out simulated nuclear bombing raids against the United States in exercises that included test firings of long-range cruise missiles. Russian bombers involved in the exercises included Tu-95 Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack bombers, which carried long-range nuclear cruise missiles. The DIA noted that the bomber exercises “demonstrated that the heavy bomber force is still an important factor in Russia’s strategic planning, despite a number of problems. The April exercises indicate that the primary mission of the heavy bomber force remains strikes on North America.” The Washington Times June 9, 1998
Thomas Moore, a defense analyst with the Heritage Foundation, noted that “The underlying cause for concern is that the Russian military still regards us as a potential enemy.” Thomas Moore, a defense analyst with the Heritage Foundation, quoted in The Washington Times June 9, 1998
“As recently as August 1996, the scenario of a (Strategic Rocket Forces) nuclear forces exercise still depicted the United States as the enemy.” CIA report quoted in The Washington Times June 9, 1998
In April 1998, Russian bombers engaged in nuclear bomber exercises for a simulated war against the United States. This exercise involved Tu-95 Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bombers which fired nuclear cruise missiles. A DIA report stated “The April exercises indicate that the primary mission of the heavy bomber force remains strikes on North America.” Hoag, Philip L. No Such Thing as Doomsday
“TOPOL M has the potential ability to break through the anti-missile systems of the United States up to 65% but it will be 87% I promise.” Russian Minister of Defense Igor Ivanov, 2003, quoted by Igor V. Shafhid Inside the Red Zone
In 2001, Russian troops joined in a Chinese PLA nuclear attack exercise conducted against the United States for assistance rendered to Taiwan. The exercises involved strategic bombing runs conducted by Russian Air Force Tu-22 and Su-27 planes near Japan. The Tu-22s were equipped with nuclear cruise missiles. The details of this Sino-Russian exercise was contained in this report of the following sequence of events: “The Asia scenario began with a Chinese military attack on Taiwan that was followed by the use of U.S. ground troops on the island, said one official. Next, China escalated the conflict by firing tactical nuclear missiles on the U.S. troops in Taiwan, prompting U.S. nuclear strikes on Chinese forces. Russian nuclear forces then threatened to use nuclear missile strikes on U.S. forces in the region, including strikes on troops in South Korea and Japan.” Russia also fired ICBMs from land launchers and SLBMs from submarines in this exercise. Washington Times April 30, 2001
In August 2005, another Sino-Russian military exercise was conducted called “Peace Mission 2005.” The exercise will take place in Vladivostok, Russia, and on the Shandong Peninsula and nearby waters in China. Ten thousand army, navy, air force, marines, and support personnel were involved in “Peace Mission 2005.” The Hong Kong news agency Zhongguo Tongxun She noted that “Russian Army Deputy Commander Moltenskoy indicated on the 2nd that the Russian army will sent 1,800 officers and soldiers to participate in the joint military exercise. Participating Russian units include the Russian Pacific Fleet’s large antisubmarine vessel Marshal Shaposhnikov, a large amphibious landing ship, a destroyer, and a company of marines, as well as 17 long-range military transport planes and fighter planes and one company of the Pskov 76th Airborne Division…Participating Chinese and Russian forces will move to China’s Jiaodong Peninsula and an area of the Yellow Sea. According to the scenario, a company of Russian paratroops will board transport planes and execute an airborne landing somewhere on the Jiaodong Peninsula, directly ‘into the enemy’s rear area,’ in coordination with units of the Chinese army, navy, and air force. Meanwhile, a company of Russian marines will board a large amphibious landing ship and seize a beachhead in a sea area on the Jiaodong Peninsula. Phase three of the exercise will begin on 23 August. Russian frontline air forces will mobilize an Su-27SM fighter element to provide cover for two Russian long-range air forces Tu-95MS ‘Bear’ strategic bombers and four Tu-22M3 ‘Backfire’ long-range bombers as they fly over the Yellow Sea and use cruise missiles to attack targets on the sea surface. Because of misgivings on the part of certain countries about this joint military exercise, Russian Defence Minister Ivanov, who is in Vladivostok to inspect, indicated the other day that no third country has any reason whatsoever to worry about the joint military exercise which Russia and China will conduct in August. Russia and China are neighbours and strategic partners.” Zhongguo Tongxun She August 2, 2005
“For the Chinese and the Russians, this is a message to the United States. They want to see our bases in Central Asia and presence in Asia cut back.” Bush Administration official, commenting on the Russian-Chinese military exercises, quoted in the Washington Times August 17, 2005
In July 2009, ITAR-TASS reported that “Russian troops are getting aboard a Chinese train Wednesday to take part in joint anti-terrorist exercises Peace Mission 2009, that will be held on the Chinese territory.” Troops who participated in this exercise included a Russian motorized rifle battalion and airborne company. The Red Chinese transported 150 Russian tanks, armored personnel carriers, and trucks. At least 20 Russian bombers, fighter jets, transports, and helicopters also participated in the Peace Mission 2009 exercise. The New American July 22, 2009
The Red Chinese and Russian Navies conducted five days of joint live-fire military exercises codenamed “Maritime Cooperation-2012” in the Yellow Sea. The joint exercises focused on submarine and airborne threats. AFPC China Reform Monitor May 2012
Two Russian TU-95 strategic nuclear bombers penetrated the American air defense zone near the Pacific coast. Another intrusion occurred near Alaska where two TU-95 bombers conducted war games that simulated attacks on “enemy” air defenses and strategic facilities. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, a former Alaska commander for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, noted that “It’s becoming very obvious that Putin is testing Obama and his national security team…These long-range aviation excursions are duplicating exercises I experienced during the height of the Cold War when I commanded the Alaska NORAD region.” Some 30 bombers and support aircraft took part in the war games, including the TU-95 Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack bombers. The Washington Free Beacon July 6, 2012
In August 2014, Russian nuclear bombers were detected flying near Alaska. These bombers were accompanied by Russian jet fighters. Major Beth Smith, of NORAD reported that “Over the past week, NORAD has visually identified Russian aircraft operating in and around the U.S. air defense identification zones.” Within ten days of this incident, the US Air Force reported 16 forays of Russian Air Force aircraft near US territory. Yahoo News August 8, 2014
In 2003, an independent committee of the Congress compiled a 400 page report and found that the United States was woefully unprepared to withstand an unexpected attack from an enemy. It noted that: “Any unexpected attack against the USA with the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons will become fatal for the nation.” It found that National Guard troops were at least 88% under-trained. Sudakov, Dmitry. “USA Absolutely Defenseless Against Possible Attack from Russia or China” Accessed From: http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/01-02-2008/103808-usa_russia_china-0
“Neither the U.S. Army nor the National Guard will be able to rebuff a sudden attack due to the lack of military training and equipment…Experts say that the number of National Guard units that lack the required level of training has increased in comparison with the last year, when about 88 percent of the units were considered unfit for service.” Sudakov, Dmitry. “USA Absolutely Defenseless Against Possible Attack from Russia or China” Pravda 2008 Accessed From: http://english.pravda.ru/world/americas/01-02-2008/103808-usa_russia_china-0
“I want to warn Americans…You believe because the Soviet Union no longer exists, Russia now is your friend. It isn’t, and I can show you how the SVR (i.e., KGB) is trying to destroy the U.S. even today and even more than the KGB did during the Cold War.” Defecting KGB/SVR Col. Sergei Tretyakov quoted in Earley, Pete. Comrade J
“Russia continues to conduct aggressive offensive missile training in the Pacific against U.S. and Allied Forces. We should understand that they look at ‘reset’ differently than we do…They look at it as regaining their previous USSR position as a superpower.” Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney quoted in Russia Reform Monitor Number 1827 April 26, 2013
KGB/SVR defector Sergei Tretayakov reported that the Russian Embassy in Washington DC and its UN Mission in New York were manned by SVR residents and GRU officers. In the Yeltsin period, SVR officers would use the New York Public Library to post propaganda on Internet sites and email propaganda prepared under the guise of academic studies and emailed them to American publications and broadcasters. These reports would be generated by the SVR Center and contain kernels of disinformation. These SVR reports would then be distributed to leftwing anti-US groups such as human rights, anti-World Bank, and environmental groups. Tretayakov noted: “Our goal was to cause dissension and unrest inside the US and anti-American feelings abroad.” Earley, Pete. Comrade J
“Russia Today was founded in 2005 especially for propaganda abroad. It has been aimed at ‘explaining Russia’s position on the main international issues and inform foreigners about Russian life.’ According to Gzt.ru, it has been financed totally by the Russian government. In 2005-2006, the government has delivered $30 million annually. In 2011-2013, Russia Today will get $216 million (6,483 billion rubles). The methods of propaganda are managed by Directorate ‘A’ of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. The specialty of Directorate ‘A’ is deceiving world public opinion and manipulating it. It has got a lot of experience over decades of the Cold War. Russia Today is only a part of the Russian industry misinformation and manipulation created recently in the USA by Putin’s KGB. It is including the utilization of some American think-tanks and political scientists, their direct work up by Putin at annual meetings in Russia, putting Russian Americans under Kremlin’s control, etc. This industry aims at creating an inadequate, adorned image of Russia, provoking American to make wrong steps in their Russian politics.” Former KGB/SVR officer Konstantin Preobrazhensky quoted in CNN iReport November 3, 2011
“I have met allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations, environmental organizations working against shale gas, obviously to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas.” Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO secretary-general and former prime minister of Denmark quoted in Kincaid, Cliff. “Moscow Mobilizes its American Agents” USA Survival July 29, 2014
Professor Yu Hungqun, Director of Research in the CCP’s International Department wrote an article in the publication Theoretical Trends in Foreign Relations saw an “emergence of a new optimistic phase in the growth of World Socialism after the collapse of Soviet and East European regimes, as a result of the achievements of ruling Communist Parties in the PRC, Laos, Vietnam, DPRK (North Korea), and Cuba. The Chinese economic success and the organizational strengths gained in varying degrees by the Communist parties in countries like Hungary, Czech Republic, Albania, Japan, France and the developing nations, encourage World Socialism.” Chinascope commented that the article gave a “rosy picture on prospects of Communist parties in the Third World, especially in India, Nepal, South Africa and Syria, the official praised them for having been able to retain their original strengths and further expand. The Communist Party of India (Marxist), the ruling Party in the West Bengal State of India for last 27 years, now has a membership of 83,000.The Communist Party of India is stable basically and its influence is increasing. In Nepal, the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) had won considerably in elections and remains a big political force. In short, the Communist parties in the developing nations have been able to widen their support bases in contrast to the general decline in World Socialism elsewhere.” Rajan, D.S. “China: Continuing Penchant for World Socialism” September 6, 2005 Accessed From: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers15%5Cpaper1410.html
The International Symposium on World Socialism in 21st Century also noted that China would “continue to maintain close ‘fraternal’ contacts with World Communist Parties through holding regular consultations. In practical terms, the announcement of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions that it would cooperate with its international counterparts in the matter of protecting the interests of workers seems to reflect a pro-active policy, raising the chances of joint trade union initiatives at international level, but with China in the forefront.” Rajan, D.S. “China: Continuing Penchant for World Socialism” September 6, 2005 Accessed From: http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/%5Cpapers15%5Cpaper1410.html
In the post-1991 period, the CPUSA maintained close relations with Baathist Socialist Syria, North Korea, and the terrorist Democratic Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Klehr, Harvey. The Communist Experience in America: A Political and Social History
“… The Moscow City Committee of the CPSU congratulate you on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party, USA and on the 70th anniversary of the Communist press in the United States.” Statement of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, November 1994 quoted in Christopher. The European Union Collective
Some states such as Vietnam continued to fund the CPUSA. In June 1996, a Vietnamese official noted that their Communist Party arranged “support” for the CPUSA and Cuba. The Vietnamese official elaborated “Vietnam is one of the stronger ones now…we must do what we can.” South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) June 30, 1996
A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), led by Central Committee member Nguyen Van Chi, attended the 27th National Congress of the Communist Party of the US in 2001. VNA July 13, 2001
Li Tieying, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met in March 2002 with a delegation of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) headed by Chairman Samuel Webb. Xinhua March 4, 2002
The 29th CPUSA Convention in May 2010 hosted the Vietnamese Deputy Ambassador to the United States, Minh Tien Nguyen. Albano, Teresa. “Communist Party Convention Opens in New York” May 22, 2010 Accessed From:http://www.cpusa.org/communist-party-convention-opens-in-new-york/
“We are proud of our relations with the Communist Party USA…The Communist Party of the Russian Federation is ready to further strengthen these ties on the basis of the principles of proletarian internationalism.” Chairman of the Communist of the Russian Federation (CPRF) Gennady Zyuganov, greetings to the CPUSA, June 2014
A CPUSA delegation visited Cuba in February 2015. They also stopped by the DGI-controlled Institute for the Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) to discuss “building friendship, cooperation and people to people exchanges in light of the Dec. 17 announcement to reestablish diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.” “American Communists Travel to Cuba to Increase Support for Castro Dictatorship” New Zeal March 26, 2015 Accessed From: http://www.trevorloudon.com/2015/03/american-communists-travel-to-cuba-to-increase-support-for-castro-dictatorship/
In July 1999, the Workers World Party (WWP) and its front the International Action Center (IAC) organized the Independent Commission of Inquiry Hearing to Investigate U.S./NATO War Crimes Against the People of Yugoslavia. Foreign delegations and diplomats in attendance included Vladislav Jovanovic, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to the UN; Dr. Saeed Hasan, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Iraq to the UN; Felix Wilson, Cuban Interests Section; and Will Harrell, Representative of International Association of Democratic Lawyers. NATO war crimes – 31 July 1999 hearing Over 700 Participate in July 31 New York City Independent Commission of Inquiry Hearing to Investigate US/NATO War Crimes Against the People of Yugoslavia July 31, 1999 Accessed From: http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/scrim.htm
Funding for the anti-globalization People’s Global Action (PGA) reportedly came from “Communist and leftist parties and from sympathetic trade unions. Other funds reportedly come from the former Soviet-allied World Federation of Trade Unions.” Salon.com September 29, 2000
In 2002, the Communist Party USA reportedly maintained an open membership of 20,000 registered members. “Communist Party USA” Accessed From: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Communist_Party_USA
North Korea’s UN Mission hosted WWP officials, the black communist December 12th Movement, pro-North Korean ethnic Korean-Americans, and diplomats from the UN Missions of Cuba, Belarus and Russia. At this meeting, the WWP cadres shared their “thoughts on the Occupy movement and the emerging class struggles.” “A Reception in New York Honoring Kim Jong-il” Fuck Yeah Marxism-Leninism February 15, 2002 Accessed From: http://fuckyeahmarxismleninism.tumblr.com/post/17691074518/a-reception-in-new-york-honoring-kim-jong-il
In August 2006, the WWP held a celebration at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center in New York City to commemorate the 26th of July assault on the Moncada Barracks in Cuba by Fidel Castro’s forces. Attendees and speakers at this meeting included Cuba’ UN Ambassador Ileana Naez Mordoche; Leonard Weinglass, a lawyer who represented Cuban spies in the United States; Reverend Lucius Walker, the founder and head of the pro-Castro Pastors for Peace; Bonnie Mbuttey, Venceremos Brigade; and a representative of the Venezuelan UN Mission. Workers World August 3, 2006
The Workers World Party (WWP), the CPUSA, the Line of March, the South African ANC, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Soviet UN Mission in New York held a conference in February 1989 on Moscow’s allegedly “reformist” policies. Coogan, Kevin. “International Action Center: Peace Activists With a Secret Agenda” Accessed From: http://info.interactivist.net/node/560
Although SVR leaders claimed during the Yeltsin regime that they abandoned active measures, it was reliably reported that Russian foreign intelligence absorbed the active measures machinery of the CPSU International Department. Waller, J. Michael.Secret Empire: The KGB in Russia Today
In 1993, the anti-US and anti-CIA United States Association of National Security Alumni (ANSECA) and the Russian Association of Retired Intelligence Officers were touring the US with calls for drastic cutbacks to US intelligence. Many US participants were leftists and outright turncoats such as Philip Agee and Louis Wolf. The “retired” KGB officers were staunchly pro-Soviet and unapologetic about their “former” roles. Both sides claimed that the Cold War was over and that America could disarm its CIA as a result. Human Events November 20, 1993
The SVR has indicated that it would not cooperate with former Warsaw Pact countries to help uncover the Communist-era agents and spies and suggested further that it planned to maintain those espionage networks. Waller, J. Michael. Secret Empire: The KGB in Russia Today
Portuguese counterintelligence also observed the continuation of East European espionage operations within that country. Spain expelled the Cuban consul in Madrid in 1993 for his role in a high-technology theft ring where the stolen property possibly ended up in the hands of the Russian Federation. Waller, J. Michael. Secret Empire: The KGB in Russia Today
Czechoslovak Deputy Interior Minister Jan Ruml complained during a trip to Moscow that the KGB was “actively using its Czechoslovak agents” to smuggle weapons to Third World countries. Poland investigated the possible collusion between former KGB and local agents in a multimillion-dollar bank scam. Former East German and Bulgarian intelligence and military officers trained Libyan dictator Qaddafi’s troops in 1990. A secret group was established which consisted of East German, Czechoslovak, Polish, Hungarian and Bulgarian agents. The group was based in Bulgaria. Former New York Times writer Tad Szulc reported that the group taught skills such as “sabotage, terrorism, political assassination…secret military technical assistance, political and industrial espionage” and money laundering. Toronto Star June 29, 1992
As of December 1992, it was also reported that “former” KGB and East German military officers trained Hezbollah terrorist in camps in Lebanon. The training consisted of guerrilla tactics, small arms, and roadside bombing campaigns and was financed by Iran. “KGB Officers Reportedly Train Hizballah Fighters” Ha’aretz December 2, 1992
“Vladimir Bukovsky and Pavel Stroilov obtained and according to testimony of others I interviewed, suggest that preparations started much earlier in the 1970’s under the leadership of Yuri Andropov…according to Bukovsky, Andropov was the father of all changes, even before he became the General Secretary in 1982. Most of what Gorbachev was trying to implement was theoretically worked out under Andropov in different think tanks patronized by either the KGB or Central Committee. Economic issues were worked out with the help of some Western economists of leftist persuasion. It all happened in Austria. Andropov was also engaged in the training of the next generation of communist elites. We still have some politicians prepared under Andropov. The West never really understood what was going on in the Soviet Union.” Documentary Filmmaker Robert Buchar Frontpagemag.com June 25, 2010
A unnamed former KGB officer recalled that in the early 1990s “Andropov’s heirs made a temporary tactical compromise with the party bureaucracy…agreeing to give it part of the property and practically all political power in exchange for the chance to appoint a group of ‘its own oligarchs.” Unnamed KGB officer, early 1990s quoted in Goble, Paul. “Window on Eurasia: Andropov Wanted to Do Away with National Republics, Journalist Says, and Putin Would Like to But Can’t” November 2, 2012 Accessed From: http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2012/11/window-on-eurasia-andropov-wanted-to-do.html
“The collapse of the system that outlived itself cleared the path for establishing a strong authoritarian regime in our country in a moderate national-democratic wrapping.” The KGB document noted that such a new regime “will be able to more effectively and with greater flexibility rebuild the union and to give a new impulse to the nation’s development.” A KGB domestic analysis that was made available to journalist and Soviet defector Dmitri Simes, quoted in Washington Post October 6, 1991
“Soviet-style democracy is cuckoo-clock democracy. The present Soviet-Western cooperation is only temporary. They will successfully rebuild. Then they will turn on the hated capitalists and a new holocaust will result, based on class, not race. The principal victim will be the Western political, military, religious and managerial elite.” Soviet KGB defector Major Anatoli Golitsyn 1991quoted in Washington Post December 8, 1991
“The Myth that the Cold War has ended is the greatest delusion of the West. Let us ask a simple question: When did the Cold War finish–what date? When the armistice agreement was signed? And who admitted defeat?” he asked with a hint of sarcasm. Many believe that the Soviet Union was defeated. But maybe it has only gotten smaller. In fact, I do not see a large difference between the current Russia and the Soviet Union. Especially because some of its former republics – independent on paper – are still governed by the Kremlin; and if you try to approach any passerby on the Russian street and ask him if the Cold War is finished, he will tell you that it is not so, and that the U.S. is running the Cold War against Russia. He knows it from Russian state propaganda.” KGB/SVR defector Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy quoted in Worldnetdaily January 8, 2001
“Both Russia and China know America’s vulnerabilities, and they are exploiting them as much as they can.” KGB/SVR defector Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy quoted in Worldnetdaily January 8, 2001
“Russia has never renounced communism! There is no official document where the Russian authorities would have said, ‘We renounce communism and condemn it.’ There was, of course, an attempt to force the renunciation of communism in 1992, when the court case against the Soviet Communist Party began. But very soon a powerful communist lobby crushed it. And this is not all, as I have learned from Vladimir Bukovsky. The trial of communism was terminated at the request of the West, since the West was so deeply involved in flirting with Soviet communism that if it became publicly known it would have caused a scandal. Russia’s seeming turn away from communism was nothing but a cosmetic operation. The communists have now repainted themselves as democrats; and besides, now many tourists from communist China are arriving at Moscow – and first of all they rush to see Lenin’s body…” KGB/SVR defector Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy quoted in Worldnetdaily January 8, 2001
“This alliance already exists. China is an ideological enemy of America. It can’t be anything except an adversary. On the other hand, both Russia and China enjoy ideological integrity: devotion to communism and hatred of America. Chinese communists understand that the Russians have to put on a mask of democracy before the naïve West; but before China they don’t need this mask and unmask themselves. Both countries do not publicly declare their anti-American alliance. It is a part of their joint activity of deceiving America. You see, ideological integrity is a sufficient frame for such an alliance. As it is not public, it mostly concerns cooperation in some secret spheres. It is intelligence, first of all, in which they cooperate. I am sure there is some agreement between the intelligence services of both Russia and China for undermining America, but it is kept secret.” KGB/SVR defector Konstantin Preobrazhenskiy quoted in Worldnetdaily January 8, 2001
“There was not any moment, I can state with certainty, that the old system of KGB and nomenklatura admitted their failure or lost control. They just changed their form and appearance. It was a sort of generational change. Instead of generals in charge, we have lieutenant colonels. They behaved differently, but they are doing the same thing. There has never been any moment when they admitted historical defeat. There never was any serious step toward decommunization–never, never. The Yakovlev Commission was conceived to imitate decommunization procedures in Central Europe.” Former KGB/SVR Lt. Col. Viktor Kalashnikov quoted in Financial Sense July 24, 2009
“We see that the Russian presence is being reinstalled in some places–Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.” Former KGB/SVR Lt. Col. Viktor Kalashnikov quoted in Financial Sense July 24, 2009
“Back in 1991 we were told, ‘Listen comrade, it (the “collapse” of the USSR) is a defeat for us. But it is a temporary setback.’” Former KGB/SVR Lt. Col. Viktor Kalashnikov quoted in Financial Sense July 24, 2009
“In October of ‘91 I went to Moscow to meet with Gen. Victor Ivanenko, who was the person commanding the security of the KGB. He wanted to see me to discuss the situation of the money of the Communist Party and KGB. Austria, where I worked for the KGB, was central to the international business of the Soviet Communist Party. In Austria we had several banks under our control, and the general directors were KGB officers; that is, in capitalist Austria. The Russian presence in Austria was overwhelming. My point in telling about my visit with Gen. Ivanenko was that the KGB elite showed no nervousness or bad feelings about what happened. They were just rearranging their business according to a new situation. In Vienna itself, the Communist Party boss changed his suit and became a capitalist.” Former KGB/SVR Lt. Col. Viktor Kalashnikov quoted in Financial Sense January 28, 2011
“The Russians needed to gain legal status for their companies in the West. So again, the Russians are putting the West in a dire strategic position, because of al Qaeda, because of a new dependence on Russian gas and oil, because sections of the Western business community are collaborating with Russia in commercial ventures; and this will allow Moscow to expand its military-political endeavors across the globe. Russia today has resources it could only dream of during the Cold War.” Former KGB/SVR Lt. Col. Viktor Kalashnikov quoted in Financial Sense January 28, 2011
“The situation in Russia became such that not one or two people run the country…Putin and Medvedev do not determine the future of Russia and the world. Another group determines the policy…Russia is ruled not by one or two individuals but by a group of people…Russia has not yet identified the names, but this is a real fact…One group has been in charge for a long time, there is no real competition between political parties (in Russia), and there are no competing views within civil society. This is the way to totalitarianism.” Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, 2011 quoted in Financial Sense October 3, 2011
“I think that the socialist nature, or the level and share of a society’s socialist nature does not depend on the number of times the word ‘socialism’ is pronounced…That is why the absence of the word ‘socialism’ in my speech does not in any way show that I altogether reject this idea. We simply have to give it a different sense. That’s the crux of the matter – a different sense, a different model. It will not depend on the name.” Boris Yeltsin, Soviet Television, 1990
Visitors to Putin’s Deputy Chief of Staff Igor Sechin’s office recalled rows and rows of books and documents recounting the minutes and policies of the various Soviet Communist Party Congresses from 1898 to 1990. Sechin was also an open ideological admirer of Marxism-Leninism and viewed the regimes of Chavez in Venezuela, Castro’s Cuba, and Che Guevara as positive models. Seattle Times March 5, 2014
In December 2000, a Cuban journalist asked Vladimir Putin whether he was right wing or left wing. The Russian president replied: “Call me a pot but heat me not.” JRN Blog March 7, 2005
In 1999, Yavlinsky of the liberal Yabloko Party remarked that Putin was a “secret communist” and that Russia “was still a Soviet country.” Worldnetdaily July 10, 2000
“The plans for the resurrection of the USSR are well known to Putin and the present regime and are outlined in the documents of the UCP-CPSU and Communist Party of the Union.” “On the 12th Anniversary of the 1991 Referendum” Northstar Compass: Organ of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with Soviet People Accessed From: http://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc0304/newssu.htm
“There was a desire among several international actors to dictate their will to each and everyone and to act not in accordance with the norms of international life and law…This is very dangerous and unhealthy… In our view it is nothing other than diktat, than imperialism.” Vladimir Putin quoted in Agence France Presse May 31, 2007
In 2005, Putin decried the alleged efforts of the United States to export “capitalist democracy” throughout the world. And at the 2007 V-E Day Parade, Putin further complained that the dangers posed by the United States“are not diminishing…they are only transforming, changing their appearance. In these new threats, as during the time of the Third Reich, are the same contempt for human life and the same claims of exceptionality and diktat in the world.” New York Times May 10, 2007
An August 1990 secret memo of the Politburo of the CPSU entitled “Emergency Measures to Organize Commercial and Foreign Economic Activity for the Party:” noted that “Reasonable confidentiality will be required and in some cases anonymous firms will have to be used disguising the direct ties to the KPSS. Obviously the final goal will be to systematically create structures of an ‘invisible’ Party economy along with commercializing available Party property. Only a small group of people may be involved in this work.” Littell, Jonathan. The Security Organs of the Russian Federation A Brief History 1991-2005
“The alliance of the Communist Party elite and the grey economy was reliable and profitable for both sides. Due to these arrangements, the grey economy flourished and the Party elite accumulated considerable wealth, which they were obliged to keep figuratively under mattresses.” Novikov, Evgueni. “Putin’s Political Strategy and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin” Occasional Paper Jamestown Foundation August 2007 Accessed From: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin_02.pdf
“The only exit for the Party Elite from this deadlock was to break its ‘chains’ and to abandon both the CPSU structure and Marxist-Leninist ideology. Perestroika, or the reconstruction of the Soviet system, was designed by the ruling political class as a program to get rid of the Communist ideology and the Soviet political and economic system. This system had become an obstacle preventing the Party elite from converting their political power into material wealth. The Soviet nomenklatura was also unhappy with the existing Soviet laws that limited their ability to use state property for their private purposes. The Soviet military élites were more than willing to have direct control over arms sales and to profit from this trade.” Novikov, Evgueni. “Putin’s Political Strategy and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin” Occasional Paper Jamestown Foundation August 2007 Accessed From: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin_02.pdf
“The Party Elite’s agenda of perestroika went through the three stages: 1.The elimination of the Communist Party and Marxist-Leninist ideology. It split the Soviet Union into independent states to be headed by members of the political class. This task was entrusted to Mr. Gorbachev. 2. It ordered and benefited from confusion in the post-Soviet society that would enable the political class to privatize Soviet state property. This goal was achieved under the leadership of Boris Yeltsin. 3. The restoration of a strong state apparatus that could protect the property of the reconstituted political class. Vladimir Putin fulfilled this task, and thus the time for a new scenario had arrived. The Party elites from the Russian, Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Kazakh, and other ‘union republics’ that constituted the Soviet Union, initiated the idea of perestroika. The regional Party élites were the inner core of the Soviet political class. They were the real decision makers within the Party. They had voting rights during the meetings of the Central Committee of CPSU major decision-making body in the USSR.” Novikov, Evgueni. “Putin’s Political Strategy and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin” Occasional Paper Jamestown Foundation August 2007 Accessed From: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin_02.pdf
“Mr. Gorbachev…facilitated the smuggling of Party assets abroad, and brought the CPSU to a pre-calculated collapse. Gorbachev’s mission was accomplished by end of 1991. The regional partokrats, like snakes that change their skins, abandoned their Communist Party positions and resurfaced as the presidents of independent republics, speakers of the dumas, provincial governors, mayors of cities and towns, ministers and judges of the new republics and most important as owners of the larger private companies, most of which had monopoly status in their fields of endeavor. The time had come for this renewed political class to institutionally establish its private ownership over former Soviet state property. In the Russian Federal Republic, the political class had chosen Mr. Boris Yeltsin to create the conditions for accomplishing this goal.” Novikov, Evgueni. “Putin’s Political Strategy and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin” Occasional Paper Jamestown Foundation August 2007 Accessed From: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin_02.pdf
“(the) political class replaced the Soviet State as the owners of the ‘peoples’ properties.’ The renewed Russian political class and its servants invented many different methods of ‘privatization,’ and Boris Yeltsin’s government authorized these methods. The process was managed and supervised by the former Party bosses. The former Party elite first appropriated all CPSU property (buildings, publishing houses, newspapers, spas, hotels, transportation, etc.). They seized everything that they could obtain and manage from the property of the Soviet state. FSB officers (formerly KGB) continued to protect the interests of the renewed political elite…They authorized certain trusted leaders of the Young Communist League (Komsomol) to establish private banks (e.g. Menatep), oil companies (like YUKOS), broadcasting companies, steel companies and other enterprises, under conditions that the lion’s share of these companies’ profits would go to the former partokrats.” Novikov, Evgueni. “Putin’s Political Strategy and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin” Occasional Paper Jamestown Foundation August 2007 Accessed From: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin_02.pdf
“The revival of State police and security agencies was intended to protect the owners of these reallocated properties. It was also intended to encourage the obedience of new private owners from the former ranks of the nomenklatura and military elite to the leaders of the renewed political class. The task of creating such a state apparatus was entrusted to Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Putin.” Novikov, Evgueni. “Putin’s Political Strategy and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin” Occasional Paper Jamestown Foundation August 2007 Accessed From: http://www.jamestown.org/uploads/media/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin_02.pdf
“I liked Communist and socialist ideas very much and I like them still.” Vladimir Putin, 2016 quoted in Newsweek, January 25, 2016
“An analysis shows that above the United States is the main external force, potentially capable of creating a threat to RF military security and to Russia’s economic and political interests abroad and of exerting substantial influence on the economic and political situation within Russia and on Russia’s mutual relations with former USSR republics.”
“On the whole, it appears the principal mission of U.S. and Western policy with respect to Russia is to keep it from turning into an economically, politically, and militarily influential force and to transform post-Soviet space into an economic and political appendage and raw materials colony of the West.”
“Because of this, it is the United States and its allies that are the sources of main external threats to Russia’s national security, and they should be considered the principal potential enemies of the Russian federation.”
“The line of the United States and its allies toward intervening in Russia’s internal affairs to impose on it paths of development in a direction favorable to the West represents the greatest danger. The comprador model of building the economy suggested to Russia by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank consists of orienting Russia toward exporting raw materials and importing everything else, encouraging default on the debt to Russia by CIS countries, as well as encouraging outflows of capital from Russia to the West and, in parallel, destroying national industry science and agriculture.” Institute for Defense Studies Surikov Document October 1995
Based on his personal experience, defecting GRU Colonel Stanislav Lunev believed that the USSR staged its own collapse and that of the Warsaw Pact in order to deceive the West. In an interview with Newsmax’s Christopher Ruddy, Lunev charged “I believe there was a plan. I cannot prove it to you. It is my hunch this is what happened. This is based on my experiences, things I saw going on. Because now, six years later, it looks like it was planned, but at that time we didn’t have any idea that it was possible to plan all this activity.” “Interview: Colonel Stanislav Lunev” Accessed From: http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/lunev.html
In an interview with Newsmax’s Christopher Ruddy, Lunev charged “If China and Russia would ally in a war against the United States, with Russia providing the strategic weapons and China the troops, they could begin the war tomorrow.” “Interview: Colonel Stanislav Lunev” Accessed From: http://www.mega.nu:8080/ampp/lunev.html
“Russia has chosen to be an adversary and poses a long-term existential threat to the United States and to our European allies and partners…Russia is eager to exert unquestioned influence over its neighboring states in its buffer zone…so has used military force to violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, Georgia and others, like Moldova.” Supreme NATO commander Philip Breedlove, 2016
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 Realism was a Soviet term utilized to describe Western politicians and businessmen who were willing to accommodate the Soviets in the realm of foreign and trade policies. Realists in the West and the United States were also in the forefront of neutralizing strong anti-communist manifestations in the Free World.
Nevin Gussack is a professional librarian, political commentator, and writer. His works appeared on the webpages of the Center for Intelligence Studies, Accuracy in Media, Economy in Crisis, and JRNyquist.com. He also appeared on America’s Survival Roku television program, WEI’s Make the Call radio program, and the veteran broadcaster Chuck Harder’s radio program For the People. Nevin received a double major from the State University of New York at Albany in History and Political Science. Since that time, he also received two Master’s Degrees in Social Studies Education from Florida Atlantic University and Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Nevin is the Director of Bear Witness Central in the Palm Beach