Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Spreading Dissension

A former KGB Agent reveals how our enemies turn us against ourselves:

The European leftists, like any totalitarians, needed a
tangible enemy, and we gave them one. In no time they began beating their drums
decrying President Truman as the "butcher of Hiroshima." We went on to spend
many years and many billions of dollars disparaging subsequent presidents:
Eisenhower as a war-mongering "shark" run by the military-industrial complex,
Johnson as a mafia boss who had bumped off his predecessor, Nixon as a petty
tyrant, Ford as a dimwitted football player and Jimmy Carter as a bumbling
peanut farmer... During the Vietnam War we spread vitriolic stories around the
world, pretending that America's presidents sent Genghis Khan-style barbarian
soldiers to Vietnam who raped at random, taped electrical wires to human
genitals, cut off limbs, blew up bodies and razed entire villages. Those weren't
facts. They were our tales, but some seven million Americans ended up being
convinced their own president, not communism, was the enemy. As Yuri Andropov,
who conceived this dezinformatsiya war against the U.S., used to tell me, people
are more willing to believe smut than holiness...

Unfortunately, partisans today have taken a page from the old
Soviet playbook.

Please read the rest of this imortant article. Some things never change.