Stiff Right Jab - Russia: A Bear Trap Alliance?
Steve Montgomery & Steve Farrell
Frenchman, Alexis de Tocqueville, seemed to possess remarkable clarity and insight when he, in his 1835 classic, Democracy in America, uttered a remarkable "prophesy" regarding the nature and destiny of two contrasting nations--that of Russia and the United States:
A remarkable prediction made in 1835. Alexis de Tocqueville was correct. Who can dispute de Tocqueville's accuracy--Although individual cases can be cited which deviate from de Tocqueville's rule? Yet, we hope that de Tocqueville's prophesy is not irreversible regarding Russia.
So why bring this forecast out now--in the midst of our war on Terrorism? Quite simple. The Bush Administration has begun to forge an unholy alliance with Russia, all in the name of the War on Terrorism. It appears to us that De Toqueville's insight is a far more accurate guide relative to Russia today than the counsel George W. Bush receives from his Privy Council, Court Jesters and Magicians--The Council of Foreign Relations dominated State Department and national security staff.
We Warned You First
This column has warned repeatedly over the past two weeks, that the United States was planning to enroll the number one sponsor of international terrorism--Russia, as an ally in our war against terrorism. Incredible as it seems, we are now seeing the same mistakes repeated that we made during our "alliance" with Joe Stalin during WWII. Of course, we all know where that "friendship" ended. Heres the game plan. Stage 1, which is already taken place, Russia has armed, at the request of the United States, anti-Taliban militants and opened up her bases as a staging ground for the US military. In Stage 2 expect a permanent Russian occupation force in Afghanistan, as well as the healthy flow of US aid, US technology, and US security secrets spilling into Russia, necessary to assist them with their internal battle against "terrorism" (opposition). In Stage 3 - which is a constant - expect our aid and shared secrets to be used against the United States and free people everywhere, even as the Old Soviet Union re-unites under the leadership of Mother Russia.
Reminder of how Russia Uses US Aid
On Christmas Day, 1979, The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, trucks and armored personnel carriers built at the colossal Kama River "Truck" plant. A dozen American firms including Ford Motor Company Glidden Machine & Tool Company, Gulf and Western Industries, Honeywell, the Swindell-Dressler Company, Warner & Swazey, the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company, and the E.W. Bliss Company were authorized by the US government to supply the Soviets with technology and equipment needed to build and operate the plant.
US officials responsible? Include Henry Kissinger, national security advisor to Nixon; George Shultz, then Nixon's Treasury Secretary, later Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State; and William J. Casey, then head of the Export-Import Bank, which provided $153 million. Financing was arranged by David Rockefeller's Chase Manhattan Bank. Kissinger, Shultz, Casey, and Rockefeller were all members of the Council of Foreign Relations - surprise, surprise. (2)
Twenty-two years later, the Russians will invade Afghanistan again, this time, not just with technology paid for in the USA, but with American soldiers by their side.
Soviet Gulags Still In Business
Still belive the misinformation you've been fed in the Establishment press, that times have changed in Russia? Keep following this column, for the rest of the story.
The August 8th edition of The Scotsman reports: "Russia is continuing to operate Gulag-style labor camps where thousand of North Koreans toil under grim conditions . . . The camps supposedly closed down with the end of communism, but reports in Moscow say they continue to exist, with North Korea using the system as a way to pay off its 5.5 million [pound] debt to Russia." (3)
The September 10th New American adds: "The camps were supposedly shut down in 1993 - - that is, two years after Communism "ended" in Russia. According to an Amnesty International report from the early 1990's, approximately 30,000 North Koreans were interned in camps scattered across the Siberian Wilderness, sleeping in primitive barracks and clad in prison garb. "For disobedience there were severe penalties," observed The Scotsman. "Some prisoners were locked into all-body plaster casts or wrapped in chains." (4)
If this is how modern "reformed" Russia treats "reactionaries" within its borders--can you conjure a guess--what they have in store for their American "allies" in the war against terrorism?
Who Will Fight the Terrorists - The Russian Mafia?
We are trying to figure out, just who in Russia would do the best job of fighting the "terrorists" which, they say, now "plague" the old Soviet Empire. Or who can we trust with infusions of US dollars, technology, and insider security information, to help them with their "holy" work. We've settled on the Russian Mob. After all, they have come to be known as the most brutal, vicious, efficient criminal network in the world - they know how to think like terrorists. And besides, they run things in Russia, own most of the property, are one with the KGB (now FSB), and have probably been active in training the terrorists - so who could hide from them?
They are also the same dedicated criminals and communists who have always run Russia.
In an April 1994 interview published in the International Herald Tribune, Georgian Mafia leader Otari Kvantrishvili confessed: "They write that I am the Mafia's godfather. It was Vladimir Lenin who was the real organizer of the Mafia and who set up the criminal state." In 1995, former Lithuanian Vice President Algirdas Katkus adds, that although "Westerners believe that the Mafia is the product of post-Communism ... in reality it is organized, staffed, and controlled by the KGB." (5)
Yuri Maltsev, former senior adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev, stated in a May 1996 interview: "Russia has become the criminal capital of the world. In Russia today, the organized Mafia and the government are one and the same thing. They're two hands of the same ruling elite." This state of affairs began with the founding of the Soviet state. "The Soviet state security apparatus was essentially staffed by criminals collected from Russian prisons," Maltsev recalls. "In short, you had a criminal state using criminals to enforce what it called the law." (6)
The United States has been active since the "fall" of Communism conducting joint training exercises between the KGB (FSB) and our FBI in order to better fight organized crime. Bill Clinton was the chief instigator of this folly. Crime rates haven't lowered in Russia, but perhaps the Russians learned a bit more about US security procedures and shared that information with their terrorists friends in the field.
On August 3, 2001, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice unveiled plans to share missile defense technology, exchange defense plans, participate in joint warning exercises, and grant permission for Russia to purchase American-made military hardware.
Lest we forget, when Clinton allowed such sensitive secrets to get into the hands of the communists in Red China we called it a treasonous and impeachable action. Nothing like blind partisanship to hush the crowd.
Before we move on step closer toward a "holy alliance" with Russia, we recommend the Bush Administration, Congress, and all of America meditate upon the condition and nature of a bear, and stop pretending it to be that of a lamb. Tell your congressmen, Senators, and President to 'Just say no to Russia!'
1. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, Vol.1, Pg.441
2. Building the Evil Empire, by James J. Drummey, The New American, July 20, 1987.
3. As Quoted in Insider Report, The New American, September 10, 2001.
5. Russia's Global Crime Cartel, by William Norman Grigg, The New American, May 27, 1996.
7. Insider Report, The New American, September 10, 2001.
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