The Daily Commentary
By Al Colombo
While watching a history program on television a few days ago, I was struck by the narrator's discussion about Senator Joseph McCarthy. Specifically, he stated that McCarthy's accusation of more than 200 Soviet spies within the U.S. State Department was nothing more than a figment of his paranoid imagination.
Well, if I hadn't witnessed a videotaped interview of Mr. Norman Dodd, former investigator of major U.S. tax exemption foundations, in fact, talking about this very subject, I would not have thought another thing of it. However, there is much proof and many allegations by so many people that one cannot ignore the fact that there is something to McCarthy's allegations--even now, more than 50 years later.
For example, on a recent C-Span program, Major General Oleg Kalugin, former Chief KGB Counterintelligence, allegedly stated that there were more than 200 acting Soviet agents within the U.S. at the time of the Red Scare. According to Albert Coggs, via the us.politics newsgroup:
Major General Oleg Kalugin, former Chief KGB Counterintelligence, spoke on Washington Journal this morning on McCarthyism. According to Kalugin, there were more than 200 spies in the U.S at the time of the McCarthy purge. He said that McCarthy did a good service for the United States beceause 1) he was on target regarding the Red threat, and 2) it worked well to slow the Soviet's spy efforts stateside.Author: Albert Coggs
BUSH PARDONED ARMAND
HAMMER AND CUBAN TERRORIST
04 March 2001, us.politics
It would seem that Kalugin actually exonerated Joseph McCarthy, is that not true? Was exposing the communist threat actually worth McCarthy's career I wonder? The very people he tried to warn actually turned on him. Worse yet, the very public that he sought to save from Communism went right along with the personal attacks against his character. What a shame.
|Tony Blair has issued a stark warning to President Vladimir Putin of Russia
about espionage in Britain after the expulsion of Russian diplomats from
America over spying charges.
There has been growing concern in Whitehall over the extent of Russian spying within Britain and the rest of Europe, including the democratic states of eastern Europe. The Ministry of Defence is particularly worried about the build-up of Russian penetration under the cover of diplomatic status.
|Interestingly enough, although we are allegedly in the post cold war era, Russian spies continue to pop up everywhere we look. Just when we thought that everyone was becoming the best of friends, up popped Robert Hanssen. Then, spies were recently uncovered in Great Britain, resulting in these comments (shown left), made in the 30 March 2001 issue of the Intel Bulletin regarding Tony Blair, prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Russian President, Vladimir Putin, former KGB himself.
Perhaps the question that everyone should be asking themselves right about now is, "Honestly, in light of all these Russian spies, did the Cold War really end at all?" Instead, no one in the news media appears to be willing to raise the question, sending out the signals but never alluding to the real problem.
Senator McCarthy, who first made the allegation of spies within the U.S. State Department in 1950, was not the first to raise a flag of distrust.
The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was established (1938) as a special committee by the U.S. House of Representatives. Under the chairmanship of Texas Democratic representative Martin Dies, Jr., it investigated fascist, communist, and other so-called extremist or subversive political organizations. In January 1945 it became a standing committee.1996 Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
When you really sit down and study McCarthy's allegations and the various records of the day, such as the following speech, given before the Senate in February, 1950, as well as McCarthy's letter to President Harry S. Truman, you have to admit that McCarthy's concerns were based largely on fact and not fiction.
In an interview with G. Edward Griffin, Norman Dodd, Congressional investigator, 1953, stated that there was, indeed, a plot afoot to subvert democracy and to replace it with socialism. Through an investigation of the tax-exempt foundations, such as the Ford and Carnagie Foundations, it was found that these organizations deliberately gained control of both the State Department and the Department of Education.
From the back cover of the Dodd videotape:
Merging America into World Government,
as told by Norman Dodd, Congressional investigator
of tax-exempt foundations
|In this program you will learn that the major tax-exempt foundations, since at least 1945, have been operating to promote an agenda that has nothing to do with good works or philanthropy. The real objectives include the creation of a world-wide collectivist state--including the Soviet Union--which is to be ruled from behind the scenes by those same interests which control the foundations. The man who tells this story is Norman Dodd who, in 1954, was the staff director of the Congressional Special Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations, known as the Reece Committee, in recognition of its Chairman, Congressman Carroll Reece. Mr. Dodd speaks from first-hand experience with the leaders of the great foundations of that period, some of whom were amazingly candid about their goals. This interview, conducted by G. Edward Griffin, has captured a rare piece of history and illustrates the continuity between the past and present drive for a "New World Order."|
In conclusion, despite the fact that we are allegedly in the post cold war era, it would appear that the one side continues to be pitted against the other--spy against spy, military against military. Not only this, but the communist threat has long been extended into domestic matters as labor union officials have obviously been recruited to gain the cooperation of their union members. For proof of this, go to the following link: http://www.themilitant.com/2001/6501/650105.html.
The Soviet Union may no longer exist as a nation, but the communist party surely does and it is moving forward at breakneck speed. If most of these folks were not so violent and ruthless to begin with, all of this might not bother me. But, the question is, what are you and I going to do about it?
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Thank you. --Al Colombo
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