To get straight to the point, this topic has been thoroughly discussed here on ATS, looked at from many angles and been exposed as one of the greatest
deceptions in recent history, and yet the meme is still persistent.
The persistence of the belief in the illusion of the two great enemys is understandable, almost a century has been spend to create it.
But this is ATS, where ignorance is to be denied, especially in regards to a historical period that is profoundly shaping our perception of the world
we live in today.
The paradigm, the Cold War was the result of the Grand Struggle between the US versus the SU, creating "a sustained state of political and military
tension between the powers of the Western and the Eastern world", has not only been challenged, but proven to be entirely untrue.
How come it can still be uphold, with the information available and the knowledge we have.
Antony C. Sutton
We do know this, however. A clique of American financiers not only helped establish Communism in Russia, but has striven mightily ever since to
keep it alive.
Ever since 1918 this clique has been engaged in transferring money and, probably more important, technical information, to the Soviet Union. This is
made abundantly clear in the three volume history Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development by scholar Antony Sutton of Stanford
University's Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
Using, for the most part, official State Department documents, Sutton shows conclusively that virtually everything the Soviets possess has been
acquired from the West. It is not much of an exaggeration to say that the U.S.S.R. was made in the U.S.A. The landscape painters, unable to refute
Sutton's monumental scholarship, simply paint him out of the picture.
NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY by Gary Allen
Cold War Hoax
, a British-born economist and historian, was one of the few people
extensivly investigating the role the West had played in the development of the Sovjet Union. He summarized his research in a testimony in 1972 before
Subcommittee VII of the Platform Committee of the Republican Party.
In a few words: there is no such thing as Soviet technology. Almost all — perhaps 90-95 percent — came directly or indirectly from the United
States and its allies. In effect the United States and the NATO countries have built the Soviet Union. Its industrial and its military capabilities.
This massive construction job has taken 50 years. Since the Revolution in 1917. It has been carried out through trade and the sale of plants,
equipment and technical assistance.
Naturally, his research has been marginalized or dismissed out of hand as 'extreme', during a time when most of the world was deeply entangled in the
(Personal Disclaimer: As always with figures like Sutton, his role is somewhat controversial, the term: controlled opposition comes to mind. I dont
know how much that might be true for his work, but it is nonetheless invaluable for the exposure of the 'power elites'.
Exerpts from his testimony before Subcommittee VII of the Platform Committee of the Republican Party.
The information that I am going to present to you this afternoon is known to the Administration. The information is probably not known to the
Senator from South Dakota or his advisers. And in this instance ignorance may be a blessing in disguise.
I have spent ten years in research on Soviet technology. What it is ?what it can do ? and particularly where it came from.
In effect the United States and the NATO countries have built the Soviet Union. Its industrial and its military capabilities. This massive
construction job has taken 50 years. Since the Revolution in 1917. It has been carried out through trade and the sale of plants, equipment, and
The United States is spending $80 billion a year on defense against an enemy built by the United States and West Europe. Even stranger, the U.S.
apparently wants to make sure this enemy remains in the business of being an enemy.
Now the ability of the Soviet Union to create any kind of military machine, to ship missiles to Cuba, to supply arms to North Vietnam, to supply arms
for use against Israel, all this depends on its domestic industry. In the Soviet Union about three-quarters of the military budget goes on purchases
from Soviet factories.
In other words the Soviet military gets its parts and materials from Soviet industry. There is a Soviet military-industrial complex just a there is an
American military-industrial complex. This kind of reasoning makes sense to the man in the street. But the policy makes in Washington do not accept
this kind of common sense reasoning, and never have done so.
So let's take a look at the Soviet industry that provides the parts and the materials for Soviet armaments: the guns, tanks, aircraft.
The Soviets have the largest iron and steel plant in the world. It was built by McKee Corporation. It is a copy of the U.S. Steel plant in Gary,
Indiana. All Soviet iron and steel technology comes from the U.S. and its allies. The Soviets use open hearth, American electric furnaces, American
wide strip mills, Sendzimir mills and so on, all developed in the West and shipped in as peaceful trade.
The Soviets have the largest tube and pipe mill in Europe, one million tons a year. The equipment is Fretz-Moon, Salem, Aetna Standard, Mannesman,
etc. Those are not Russian names. All Soviet tube and pipe making technology come from the U.S. and its allies. If you know anyone in the peace
business ask them how many miles of tubes and pipes go into a missile.
All shipbuilding technology in the USSR comes directly or indirectly from the U.S. or its NATO allies.
All Soviet automobile, truck, and engine technology comes from the West: chiefly the United States. In my books I have listed each Soviet plant, its
equipment and who supplied the equipment. The Soviet military has over 300,000 trucks - all from these U.S. built plants.
So in the middle of a war that has killed 46,000 Americans (so far) and countless Vietnamese with Soviet weapons and supplies, the Johnson
Administration doubled Soviet auto output. And supplied false information to Congress and the American public.
The plain fact, if you want it, is that irresponsible policies have built us an enemy and maintain that enemy in the business of totalitarian rule and
world conquest. And the tragedy is that intelligent people have bought the political double talk about world peace, a new world order and mellowing
Most of what was presented here has been posted before or is available on the web.
The premise of the this thread is to show that, with the information at hand, it should be virtually impossible to still buy in to the paradigm and
fall for the deception of the "cold war charade".
That's why i'm suggesting a new definition for the term ' Cold War Mentality ' : the state of someone, stuck in, still believing the illusion
created by a global power elite, to usher in a New World Order.
What do you suggest?
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