By: Cliff Kincaid
The headline, “West mourns Gorbachev as peace champion,” helps explain why the West, led by the United States, is collapsing, and why the Communist world, including “post-Soviet” Russia, is coming out on top.
Even some conservatives have been fooled. On the Real America’s Voice channel, we saw the headline: “Gorbachev’s quest to save communism ended it.”
This is pure communist disinformation.
Those who insist that “Putin is Russia’s Anti-Gorbachev” are missing the basic point that Putin’s policies logically followed those of Gorbachev and that Gorbachev personally endorsed Putin’s policies.
We need to go back in history, to the point when a defector from the KGB, Anatoliy Golitsyn, exposed the Soviet/Russian plan to dominate the world through propaganda and disinformation. His charges were ridiculed as a fantastic “Monster Plot” by top CIA officials, who thought the Russian communists were incapable of planning and carrying out such a plan.
As I recounted in the America’s Survival book, Back from the Dead: The Return of the Evil Empire, a former government official told me what happened when Golitsyn had defected in 1961 and was brought into a room to be debriefed. “He looked around and realized that half the CIA operatives in front of him were KGB double agents whose reports he had read on the other side,” the former official told me.
Soviet/Russian moles in the CIA and FBI have included Aldrich Ames, Harold Nicholson, and Robert Hanssen, a top FBI counterintelligence official who had access to very sensitive information, including the identities of Russians who were spying for us. The information Hanssen gave the Russians deprived the CIA of valuable intelligence sources. They were executed.
As Russia-gate shows, attempts at internal reform of the FBI and CIA have been largely unsuccessful.