THE REAL RUSSIAN COLLUSION


Ion Mihai Pacepa: circa 1975 (Left) & In American Spectator 2010 (Right)

 

Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa (Wikipedia-Neutral info and National Catholic Register-Critical info) was a high-level Intelligence Officer of the former Soviet Bloc Communist nation of Romania. At the time, Romania was one of the worst Communist dictatorships in oppressing its own people in the Soviet Communist days of Eastern Europe.

 

Pacepa defected from Romania and Communism in 1978. His intel demolished Romanian Intel networks which of course worked closely with the former Soviet Union. Pacepa has written (often in corroboration) many exposes on Soviet Intelligence operations. Many of Pacepa’s assertions have been difficult to swallow by Left-oriented people in the West. Pacepa has stepped on the toes of the Left oriented side of the Roman Catholic Church (Can you say Marxist Liberation Theology? [According to Pacepa and DTN]).

 

This an intro into the guy who has written an article for WND exposing the Mainstream Media (MSM) as a tool for Marxist propaganda to bring down President Donald Trump because the President is an overt threat to the fundamental transformation of America to the Deep State entrenched in the U.S. government.

 

JRH 12/21/17

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THE REAL RUSSIAN COLLUSION

Ex-Soviet-bloc spy-chief tell how ‘MSM’ have become bona fide disinformation tool

 

By LT. GEN. ION MIHAI PACEPA

December 20, 2017

WND

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, who currently lives under deep cover in the U.S. as a proud American citizen. In 1988, Gen. Pacepa published “Red Horizons,” which exposed the crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, prompting the dictator to post multi-million-dollar bounties on Pacepa’s head and send assassination squads to the U.S. to kill him – unsuccessfully. “Red Horizons” was translated into 27 languages and republished in a Mao-style pocket book that circulated within the Soviet bloc. President Reagan called the book “my Bible for dealing with dictators.”

In 2013, Pacepa teamed up with professor Ronald Rychlak to write “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism,” published by WND Books, which also generated an award-winning film documentary, “Disinformation: The Secret Strategy to Destroy the West.” A major Hollywood film is now being produced based on “Disinformation.”

Over the 66 years I have been connected with the intelligence business – 27 in the Soviet bloc and 39 in the U.S. – I have learned that changing minds by manipulating the media is what Russian Marxism has always been all about. Now I see a unique form of Americanized dezinformatsyia – disinformation – intent on convincing America that its traditional free-market capitalist system, which made it the leader of the world, is somehow evil, and that the only way of the future is the progressivist redistribution of America’s wealth and its message of free everything for everybody, accomplished by “soaking the rich.”

 

The historic election of a capitalist entrepreneur, Donald Trump, as U.S. president conclusively proved that the great American middle class wanted to free itself from the claws of former president Barack Obama’s Marxism – now re-baptized “progressivism” – and likewise from his ruinous flirtation with the alien god of Kremlinist autocracy. Obama left us with a wide array of frightening threats, from a raving, nuclear-armed North Korean tyrant to a catastrophic Soviet-style national debt of almost $20 trillion.

 

Unfortunately, our leftist media – ignoring America’s decades-long war against the ruinous Marxist concept that governments, not the people, own their countries – seem ready to ignite a new American civil war. A war over an alien system – Marxist progressivism – that in a different time and place dispossessed a third of the world’s population of its properties, killed tens of millions, made itself a religion and its leader the only god allowed.

 

Out of 1,331 daily newspapers in our still-capitalist nation, only two – the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Florida Times-Union – unconditionally endorsed the capitalist candidate Donald Trump during the election campaign, and little seems to have changed since then.

 

A Pew Research Center analysis of 3,000 news stories published in the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency found that only 5 percent were positive, and that 62 percent of them portrayed the capitalist President Trump as incompetent, his political views as repugnant and his advisers as fools.

 

As the New York Post noted in an editorial: “The New York Times ran a front-page opinion piece declaring that with a ‘demagogue’ in the White House, ‘you have to throw out the textbook’ and ‘move closer’ than ever ‘to being oppositional.’ Jack Shafer, Politico’s senior media writer, called on reporters ‘to start thinking of covering Trump’s Washington like a war zone. … It’s time to circle behind enemy lines.’ And the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, presuming to speak for the entire press corps, penned an open letter basically telling Trump, We make the rules, and we’ll call out your lies, repeatedly.”

 

Even Pope Francis in his Vatican enclave has seen what is going on. “Media that … spread fake news to smear politicians risk becoming like people who have a morbid fascination with excrement,” he recently told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio. The Pontiff excused himself for using earthy terms to get his point across, but he described the media’s current disinformation as a cardinal sin, and decided to make the war against disinformation – aka “fake news” – the theme of his message for World Communication Day 2018 next May.

 

So, let’s tell it like it is – the media are disinforming America. It wasn’t always like that. In January 1990, when U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Va., succeeded in extricating my daughter and her husband from Marxist Romania, 44 American radio and television stations joyfully proclaimed their arrival in Washington. The Washington Post was the first to interview them, and I still treasure its powerful condemnation of Marxist disinformation and terror by reporter Judith Weinraub.

 

Soon after that I had lunch with Katharine Weymouth, at that time publisher of the Washington Post, and I was greatly impressed by her firmly anti-communist stance. Later I became acquainted with William McPherson, editor of the Post’s Book World (and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism). I was likewise amazed by his powerful condemnation of what he called “Marxist heresy.” McPherson even went to Romania to denounce the ghastly legacy of Ceausescu’s “independent” Marxism.

 

In January 2009, however, Barack Obama became the first undercover Marxist to become president of the United States. For sentimental reasons – that history will certainly condemn – most of our news media provided cover for Obama and, in the process, shifted further leftward than ever.

 

Order Lt. Gen. Pacepa’s eyeopening book, “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategy for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion and Promoting Terrorism.” or get both the book and DVD, “Disinformation: The Secret Strategy To Destroy The West” together – and save!

 

Today, America’s “mainstream media” seem to believe that bashing free-market capitalism and our capitalist president is as American as apple pie. It is not. Ridiculing the U.S. president is an anti-American dezinformtsyia tool smuggled into the U.S. by the KGB community, and the communist Romanian foreign intelligence service I headed, the DIE, was one of the smugglers. (For details, see my “Propaganda Redux,” published in the Wall Street Journal a decade ago.)

 

During my years in the top circles of the Soviet bloc intelligence community, I heard from the lips of Nikita Khrushchev: “Change the public image of the leader, and you change history.” And that is exactly what we did back then. During the Cold War, the KGB – and its Romanian equivalent – published countless disinformation stories portraying President Truman as the “butcher of Hiroshima,” President Eisenhower as a “shark of the war-mongering military-industrial complex,” President Kennedy as an arrogant millionaire who thought he owned the world, and President Johnson as a Mafioso who had bumped off his predecessor.

 

During the age of Obama, the KGB-style vilification of American political leaders became a standard journalistic tactic in the U.S. as well. For example, in 2012 a 5,000-word piece Washington Post article portrayed Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for the White House, as an anti-Semitic, anti-gay bully who had psychologically murdered one John Lauber, an allegedly gay classmate in their prep school days, by forcefully chopping off a shock of his bleached hair. According to the Post, Lauber was a fragile young man and his body collapsed around a spirit broken, thanks to Mitt Romney. Wow! How dare that bullying brute Romney even think about running for the White House?

 

A few weeks later the Post story proved to be dezinformtsyia, but by then the damage was done. Romney lost the 2012 election.

 

“We Are All Socialists Now,” exulted the cover of Newsweek on Feb. 6, 2009, a couple weeks after Obama’s first presidential inauguration. That was just what Romania’s official newspaper Scînteia proclaimed when Ceausescu began changing Romania into a Marxist monument to himself. Scînteia later went bankrupt. And a year and a half after its “We’re Socialists” issue, Newsweek was sold for one dollar.

 

The sudden collapse of the Soviet Union proved that Marxism can bankrupt even the largest country on earth. Obama’s Marxism confirmed that rule; last January, when he left the White House, 95 million Americans were out of the workforce, food stamp beneficiaries exceeded 48 million, the GDP had fallen from 3.4 percent to 1.6 percent, and the national debt reached an unprecedented $202,000 per citizen.

 

During my young years, I never dreamed that by helping Marxism – now euphemized as progressivism – to gain a foothold in Romania I was actually committing a crime against my own country. But I grew older and wiser, and 39 years ago I turned my back on that destructive heresy, which has left in its wake only countries that ended up looking like trailer camps hit by a hurricane, and disgraced leaders roasting in Dante’s Inferno. Just look at today’s Venezuela.

 

Now I am joining the efforts of WND (whose founder and editor was also a Marxist when he was young, and whose managing editor edited “Disinformation,” the book I co-authored with professor Ronald Rychlak) to persuade our media to stop colluding with Russia and with undercover Marxism, and to become American again.

 

Make no mistake about it: While the “mainstream media” play Nero and fiddle with fake news and disinformation, America is burning. Beyond all the many obvious threats facing our nation from terrorism, criminal gangs and so on, the threat of nuclear terrorism against the U.S. is real and potentially cataclysmic. According to the U.S. Congressional Electro Magnetic Pulse Commission [Blog Editor: Heritage Foundation], a single nuclear EMP bomb detonated high above the U.S. mainland by the deranged tyrant of North Korea could collapse our country’s electric grid and the infrastructure necessary to sustain the lives of 300 million Americans [Blog Editor: Futurism.com]. Communications would cease, electrical power would disappear, transportation would halt. All past calamities of the modern era would pale in comparison to the catastrophe caused by one high-altitude EMP bomb – which could be launched with an old SCUD rocket from a fishing boat off our East or West Coast.

 

Competition is indeed the engine that has always driven the American dream forward. Unity in times of global warfare, however, is what has made this country of immigrants the undisputed leader of the world. But national unity is difficult if not impossible when the press, that near-sacred institution on which we rely for digging up and communicating vital truth, instead becomes the chief purveyors of lies and half-truths – in a word, of disinformation.

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Pamela Geller Column: J’ACCUSE THE LEFT OF WAR!


While Dems blame Conservatives for inspiring Leftist assassin James T. Hodgkinson, Pamela Geller has a better guess. Geller believes years vitriolic hate spewed by the Left and reaching a zenith with hatred directed toward President Trump is the primary cause of an assassination attempt. Geller moves the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to the top of violence pushing list.

 

JRH 6/16/17

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Pamela Geller Column: J’ACCUSE THE LEFT OF WAR!

 

HOW THE LEFT DESTROYS THE NATION

 

By Pamela Geller 

June 15, 2017

PamelaGeller.com

 

Go over to Jihad Watch and read my latest report on the left’s war on freedom and America.

 

Yesterday’s shooting by an SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) supporting, Bernie Sanders devotee is the obvious and logical consequence of the left’s treasonous war on America. This is but another assassination attempt by a left-lauded Southern Poverty Law center supporter. SPLC, a vicious hate and smear machine, is  held up as some kind of authority by elite media and academic institutions. SPLC enthusiast Floyd Corkins  shot up the Family Research Council with the hope of killing as many employees as possible in August 2012. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

SPLC Hit List:

 

VIDEO: Pamela Geller: SPLC Hit List


 

Posted by Pamela Geller

Published on Feb 22, 2016

 

For years, the left and its media lapdogs have created narratives out of whole cloth about the impending violence from the right. President Obama, inciter-in-chief, regularly used violent rhetoric to gin up the Democrats: “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” He has supported the most violent, seditious movements of 21st-century America (Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, Muslim Brotherhood groups, etc.) while directing the Department of Homeland Security to track “right wing extremists” — in other words, Americans like you and me.

 

Here are some choice and sparsely reported quotes from Barack Obama:

 

“My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” Obama to CEOs.

“Get in Their Faces!” Obama to his doorknockers.

“I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I’m angry!” Obama to ACORN crowd.

“Punch back twice as hard!” Obama to his Obomunists.

“We talk to these folks…so I know whose ass to kick.” Obama to the Left on the private sector.

“A Republican victory would mean hand to hand combat.” Obama to supporters.

“It’s time to Fight for it.” Obama in a speech to his supporters.

“Punish your enemies.” Obama to Latino supporters.

“I’m itching for a fight.” Obama to Democrats in a speech.

 

For years, the street thugs have been agitating, and for years the elites in the Democrat Party have egged them on, giving the violence their imprimatur, legitimacy and sanction. All the while, they blamed the right for unrelated violence. While there was no connection between what a Norway mass-murdering madman did and we what said, what we recommended for countering jihad terrorism and the brutal sharia, the left blew up and blood-libeled us almost to the point of extinction. When it came out in court that this Norwegian madman was inspired to violence by al Qaeda and Hamas, that was never widely reported. The left always blames us for violence, no matter how non-existent the ties. Even when I was the target of an assassination plot in Garland, Texas, for example, the left blamed me because I would not adhere to the blasphemy laws under the sharia.

 

Bernie Sanders fundraised by blaming Sarah Palin and conservatives in general for the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). The Daily Caller reported that “there was never any actual evidence presented that Jared Loughner, a diagnosed schizophrenic who pleaded guilty to the shooting, was a Palin fan, a Tea Party supporter, or that he had ever seen Palin’s ‘crosshairs’ map” that was widely blamed for the shooting. In fact, according to the Caller, “one friend tweeted that ‘he was left wing, quite liberal.’”

 

Last week’s shooter in Portland was also a Bernie supporter; he ranted against Christians, Jews and Muslims, but the enemedia reported his shooting of two people as an “Islamophobic” “hate crime.”

 

I have been covering leftist and Islamic protests for years, and they are rife with hate and violence that never get reported in the mainstream media. My colleague, Pamela Hall, has been indefatigable in covering the rise of the left-wing totalitarians. Followers of my website, the Geller Report, know her work and what it proves: a systematic, organized movement to overthrow American freedoms and install an enemy regime.

 

At every pro-America, pro-Trump, anti-sharia, counter terrorism protest, leftists show up full of bloodlust and primed for battle. These primitives agitate, incite and attack our people whenever we peacefully assemble. And their stooges in the media, like clockwork, then report what happened as follows: “Violence breaks out at far-right rally…” “Far-right” the media’s term for anyone who doesn’t submit to these goose-stepping, jackbooted thugs. At my rally against CUNY’s invitation to terror-inciter Linda Sarsour to give its commencement address, New York City Mayor “Red Bill” de Blasio directed the NYPD to put the violent leftists not three feet from our people. It was not pretty.

 

Conservative and pro-Israel speakers are attacked and silenced on the rare occasions they are even invited to speak. Trump supporters have been beaten at rallies and demos in support of the President. From Berkeley to Brooklyn, college campuses have become nothing short of war zones.

 

As the Daily Wire noted: “In recent years, under the tender tutelage of the Obama Department of Justice, mass violent action by leftists has become commonplace across the country, from the Occupy Wall Street movement to Black Lives Matter-inspired mob violence in Ferguson and Baltimore, from campus chaos at California State University of Los Angeles to this sort of violence at Trump rallies.”

 

This is not static. This situation on the ground is fluid.  Do the leftists think freedom-lovers will continue to stand down? Does the left want war? They are going to get it. Because we know where this road leads. We saw this same kind of violent thuggery in the 1930s in Germany. And we have seen what happens when good people do nothing.

 

As for the “good people” in the Democrat Party, where are they? Where are the mass protests where Democrats proclaim, “Not My Party!” Why aren’t we seeing that the way we are seeing “Not My President!”

 

If you are a Democrat Party member, you are part of the problem.

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Pamela Geller is the President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), publisher of PamelaGeller.com and author of The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America and Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the ResistanceFollow her on Twitter here. Like her on Facebook here.

 

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On Defining Religion


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Ex-Muslim Nonie Darwish explains the reasons that Islam has absolutely NO harmony with the Western perception of values and religious freedom. The last sentence of this essay Darwish asks:

 

Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

 

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On Defining Religion

 

By Nonie Darwish

February 12, 2017 5:00 am

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  • What the West does not understand is that Islam admits that government control is central to Islam and that Muslims must, sooner or later, demand to live under an Islamic government.

 

  • The majority of the world does not understand that much of the American media is in a propaganda war against the Trump administration simply because he names Islamic jihad and would prefer to see a strong and prosperous America as a world leader rather than to see a dictatorship — secular or theocratic — as a world leader.

 

  • Islam claims to be an Abrahamic religion, but in fact Islam came to the world 600 years after Christ, not to affirm the Bible but to discredit it; not to co-exist with “the people of the book” — Jews and Christians — but to replace them, after accusing them of intentionally falsifying the Bible.

 

  • Islam was created as a rebellion against the Bible and its values, and it relies on government enforcement to do so.

 

  • Political and legal (sharia) Islam is much more than a religion. Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

 

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said that President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban on immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries is “a religiously based ban,” and “if they can ban Muslims, why can’t they ban Mormons.” This has become the position of the Democratic Party and the mainstream media, which has influenced not only the American public but has convinced the majority of the world that America is “bad.” How can we blame the world, and even a good segment of American citizens, for hating America when such disingenuous and misleading claims are aired to the world from US officials and broadcast by American television channels?

 

The majority of the world does not understand that much of the American media is in a propaganda war against the Trump Administration simply because he names Islamic jihad and would prefer to see a strong and prosperous America as a world leader, rather than to see a dictatorship — secular or theocratic — as a world leader. He ran as a Republican; meanwhile, Democrats and the mainstream media refuse to engage in respectful and legitimate debate on the most vital threat to Western civilization in the twenty-first century: Islam. Truth has become irrelevant; people seem to prefer a political game of tug-of-war to sway public opinion against the Trump Administration, and, presumably, to elect Democrats forever. That is how the system is set up.

 

Political discussions on television have become extremely frustrating; they have turned into shouting matches and name-calling at the least informative levels. Television hosts often become instigators and participants in the shouting matches. The thinking is apparently that the louder they get, the more attractive the program will be. Meanwhile everyone is talking at once; the viewer cannot hear anyone, so the program could not be more boring.

 

Under the US Constitution, freedom of religion is protected. and Islam has been welcomed inside the West on that basis as one of the three Abrahamic religions. According to Western values and the Western understanding of the word, “religion” is supposed to be a personal relationship with God, where free will is of utmost importance; the believer has authority only over himself or herself when it comes to religious laws or punishing sins (such as leaving the religion or committing adultery) — quite different from criminal laws intended to protect society. Western values also allow followers of a religion the freedom to proselytize, but never by resorting to government enforcement.

 

Bottom line, the Western definition of religion is in harmony with the Biblical values of the human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that all human beings are created equal under the law. It is considered a basic Western value to view God, family and country as a top priority.

 

Now let us compare these values to Islamic values:

 

  • Muslim citizens have the right to punish other citizens with humiliating, severe, cruel and unusual punishments such as death, flogging and amputation, for sinning against Allah, the Quran or Islam. Those “crimes” include leaving Islam, being a homosexual, or committing adultery. And if the Islamic government does not enforce such punishments, any Muslim on the street has the right to apply the punishment against another Muslim and not be prosecuted. That is why apostates, such as myself, cannot visit any Muslim county; the fear is not only from Islamic governments but from anyone on the street.

 

  • Being a Muslim is not a personal relationship with God, as it is under the Bible, but is enforced by the state at birth. When a child is born in Egypt to a Muslim father, the birth certificate is stamped “Muslim” and all government-issued documents as well. A child must learn Islamic studies in school and practice Islam throughout his life. In Egypt, the twin sons of a Christian divorced mother were forced to take Islamic studies and become Muslim just because their originally-Christian father converted to Islam. Today, in Egypt, I am still considered Muslim and such a status could never change if I ever lived there again.

 

  • Islamic law and leaders rely on government enforcement — under penalty of death — to keep Muslims within Islam and to convert the minority Christian population into Islam. Islamic sharia law, obliges Islamic states to enforce religious law, and if the Muslim head of state refuses to follow religious law, sharia permits the public to use force to remove the head of state from office.

 

  • Islam claims to be an Abrahamic religion, but in fact Islam came to the world 600 years after Christ, not to affirm the Bible but to discredit it; not to co-exist with “the people of the book,” Jews and Christians, but to replace them — after accusing them of intentionally falsifying the Bible. Islam was created as a rebellion against the Bible and its values, and relies on government enforcement to do so.

 

The tenets above are just a few of the differences in values between Islam, the Bible and the Western concept of religion. What the West does not understand is that Islam admits that government control is central to Islam, and Muslims must demand to live under an Islamic government sooner or later. That might explain the reason for the eternal violence in nearly all Muslim countries, between government being in the hands of a religious theocracy or of the military. Islam, as it is practiced today, has violated all Western definitions of religion and values.

 

Political and legal (sharia) Islam is much more than a religion. Is the First Amendment a suicide pact?

 

THE FIRST AMENDMENT

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Nonie Darwish, born and raised in Egypt, is the author of “Wholly Different; Why I chose Biblical Values over Islamic Values.”

 

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