Week in Review
Jimmy Carter was a very weak president. When he took over fighting the Cold War he stopped fighting it. Choosing détente instead. Making nice with our enemies. And weakened the U.S. military. It got so bad that the Soviets didn’t believe he had the guts to launch his nuclear weapons. Thinking that perhaps MAD (mutually assured destruction) wasn’t so assured anymore. And began formulating a nuclear first-strike plan. Bringing the United States close to nuclear war. Because our enemies viewed him as weak.
Then came Ronald Reagan. Who reversed the Carter decline. And made our enemies fear and respect us once again. Choosing to win the Cold War instead of making nice with our enemies. As communism was a wretched system that enslaved her people who yearned to breathe free. Exporting its oppression wherever it could throughout the world. Where we’re feeling the fallout to this day. Thanks to Jimmy Carter making nice to our enemy (see EXCLUSIVE: New book reveals how KGB operation seeded Muslim countries with anti-American, anti-Jewish propaganda during the 1970s, laying the groundwork for Islamist terrorism against U.S. and Israel by David Martosko posted 6/25/2013 on the Daily Mail).
The highest-ranking Soviet-bloc intelligence officer ever to defect to the West claims in a new book that anti-American Islamic terrorism had its roots in a secret 1970s-era KGB plot to harm but the United States and Israel by seeding Muslim countries with carefully targeted propaganda.
Yuri Andropov, the KGB chief for 15 years before he became the Soviet premier, sent hundreds of agents and thousands of copies of propaganda literature to Muslim countries.
‘By 1972,’ according to the book, ‘Andropov’s disinformation machinery was working around the clock to persuade the Islamic world that Israel and the United States intended to transform the rest of the world into a Zionist fiefdom…’
Andropov began his leadership of the KGB just months before the 1967 Six-Day War between Arabs and Israelis, in which Israel humiliated the key Soviet allies Syria and Egypt. And he decided to settle the score by training Palestinian militants to hijack El Al airplanes and bomb sites in Jerusalem.
But more shocking, Andropov commissioned the first Arabic translation of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a Russian-forged 1905 propaganda book that alleged Jews were plotting to take over Europe – and were being aided by the United States…
Kennedy-era Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev’s disinformation campaigns ‘widened the gap between Christianity and Judaism,’ according to the authors. And ‘Andropov’s disinformation turned the Islamic world against the United States and ignited the international terrorism that threatens us today.’
This is the enemy that Jimmy Carter was trying to make nice to. One that was widening the gap between Christianity and Judaism. And one that was turning the Islamic world against the United States. Which the Soviets did well. Giving us the mess we have today.
The Soviet Union was officially an atheist state. Who shut down the Russian Orthodox Church. As they wanted no other powers or influences over their people’s lives. Which is why they had no problem putting the major world religions at war with each other. And explains why today the Russians always seem to fall on the side against the U.S. and Israel. For they worked hard to foment that anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment. And Vladimir Putin was once KGB. The machine that created this sentiment. And apparently he still wants to collect the dividends from their old Soviet-era allies.
So it appears that the War on Terror is nothing more than the Cold War redux. It’s not a rogue power that filled a vacuum left by the Soviet collapse. But a power that the Soviets created maturing at the time of the Soviet collapse. Too late to help them not lose the Cold War to Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. But perhaps not too late to further expand Russian power over their Soviet-era allies. Thanks to that anti-American and anti-Israeli sentiment inflaming the Islamic world. The Soviets made them our enemy. Not any YouTube video. Or George W. Bush. And no amount of making nice to them is going to change that.
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