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Mesmerized by the Bear:

The Great Soviet Deception

This article is taken from the December 1989 Issue of The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor. Editor: Donald S. McAlvany.


"For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to prepare for it." - Patrick Henry, 1776

"The immediate issue for America surely is not Communism, but Soviet power. The USSR wields the mightiest military establishment ever assembled, in tandem with a vast edifice of disinformation, active measures, and agents of influence, all of which allow the Soviets to manipulate world opinion at will. Today, in the Soviet Union, Communist ideology has been dead for a long time. But the huge Soviet military establishment remains intact and geared for action." - Albert Jolis, Executive Director, The American Foundation for Resistance International (11/89).

"When at your zenith of strength, feign weakness." - Sun Tsu.

"The US Communist Party is more influential than ever, because we have created an atmosphere that the USSR is no longer a threat to America." - Gus Hall, General Secretary of the Communist Party USA, in an interview with THE NEW YORK TIMES (Hall claims 20,000 members and 500,000 sympathizers).

Introduction

Considering the "acceleration factor",* when one looks at current developments in Europe, and between East and West, and America and Russia, one feels like he is in a time warp. The Cold War and Communism have been declared officially dead, Eastern Europe appears to be breaking up, as is the NATO alliance, and Gorbachev and Bush are talking about our new partnership, merging our common goals, and the New World Order. Has world peace and brotherhood finally arrived? If not, what are we looking at that is emerging in the 1990s? This issue of MIA** will attempt to analyze this landslide of events and draw some conclusions.

*See "The Acceleration Factor" in this issue. 

**MIA = McAlvany Intelligence Advisor

A. The Soviet Strategy for the Conquest of the West

It should never be forgotten that the Soviets are the chess champions of the world who have learned geostrategically to plan 10 - 20 moves (or years) ahead, to use strategic feints, deception and subterfuge. The people J. Edgar Hoover called "masters of deceit" have learned the art of war and strategic deception from such masters as Sun Tsu and von Clausewitz, as well as from modern strategic geniuses such as Hitler, Chairman Mao, and Lenin.

1. The Soviet's Six Glasnosts - The present period of glasnost/perestroika (the sixth since 1921) is designed to get America to disarm, to get the West to build up and bail out the Soviet Union economically and industrially, and to neutralize Western Europe and dissolve NATO. That this glasnost is a giant deception is easier to understand if one looks at it in the perspective of the first five Russian glasnosts.

Glasnost, a Russian concept which originally meant publicity or notoriety, has become an effective instrument of Soviet policy since the early days of the Bolshevik Revolution. As Edward Jay Epstein wrote in his excellent book DECEPTION, "Glasnost was first used by Lenin, who realized that power proceeded from denying others a veil of privacy for their decision-making. Hence glasnost, or 'public airing' became a weapon for the Communist Party ... The logic went: Democracies allow public criticism of officials; the Soviet Union allows public criticism of officials; therefore, the Soviet Union is a democracy ...

"Glasnost lent credibility to government-controlled newspapers that otherwise would be considered mouthpieces for the Communist Party. It could be used to establish a set of convenient peepholes for journalists, academics, and other Kremlin watchers through which they could see selected pictures of Soviet society ... Lenin, to get his revolution accepted by Western governments and businesses, had to represent it as something it was not."

The First Glasnost: 1921-1929 - Under Lenin's New Economic Plan, he persuaded Western governments, businessmen, and bankers that the revolution was "restructuring", moving back to the free market, and politically liberalizing. Massive Western financial and industrial aid poured in for nine years. Glasnost No. 1 ended abruptly in 1929, and tens of millions of Russians went to the wall shortly thereafter.

The Second Glasnost: 1936-1937 - Stalin suggested in the mid-'30s a restructuring of the Soviet economy along capitalist lines (he called it "perestroika" ). He proclaimed that the Soviet Union was returning to a Western-style constitutional government, to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and a return to free elections with secret ballots. Stalin was portrayed in the Soviet press and then the Western press as a pragmatist — not an ideologue (sound familiar?). Roosevelt and other Western leaders and businessmen, like the dog responding to Pavlov's bell, began to pour in billions of aid, credits, and trade. Glasnost No. 2 came to an end abruptly in 1938, and the brutal purges known as the "Great Terror" followed immediately thereafter.

The Third Glasnost: 1941-1945 - When Hitler invaded Russia in June 1941, the "partnership" with the United States was quickly revived by Stalin. Stalin again claimed that the militant phase of Communism was at an end; he dissolved the Comintern (a key organ for spreading international Communist revolution). He promised that after the war, Russia would be buying a massive amount of goods from the West. This all justified massive economic and military aid through the Lend-Lease Program (i.e., almost $10 billion).

Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt's advisor, wrote after meeting with Stalin at Yalta in 1945,"We really believed that this was the dawn of the new day we had been praying for ... the Russians had proved that they could be reasonable and far-seeing, and there wasn't any doubt in the mind of the President, or any of us, that we could live and get along with them peacefully for as far into the future as any of us could imagine."

Glasnost No. 3 ended abruptly in 1945, when the Soviets annexed the three Baltic states — Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, as well as parts of Poland, Romania, Prussia, Finland, Japan, and most of Eastern Europe. Over 100 million people were enslaved and tens of millions subsequently died.

The Fourth Glasnost: 1956-1959 - In 1956, Khrushchev launched another glasnost based on economic and political reforms, a return to competition and the free market, de-Stalinization, and a restoration of democracy and individual freedom in the Soviet Union. The end of Stalin's "cult of personality" was equated by Khrushchev with democracy and so portrayed in the Western media. The Soviet press began to publish stories about private millionaires, underground businesses, and a thriving black market. Russian church leaders were allowed to travel abroad; Solzhenitsyn was allowed to publish his works; Soviet dissidents were allowed to have contact with the Western press.

Khrushchev complained about inefficiencies in the Soviet economy, and stated almost word for word, Stalin's earlier message to the West: "If we cannot give our people the same standard of living that you give your peoples under the Capitalist system, we know that Communism cannot succeed." Sound familiar? This is almost exactly what Gorbachev has been saying and doing.

Then, via his American intermediary Armand Hammer, Khrushchev began to push for increased trade, credits, and aid. Some were forthcoming, but not as much as in Glasnost No. 1 —No. 3. Glasnost No. 4 began to end in 1959, with the Soviet-backed Communist takeover in Cuba, the shooting down of an American U-2, the mass arrest of Soviet dissidents, and the erection of the Berlin Wall.

The Fifth Glasnost: 1970-1975 - The fifth glasnost was detente, initiated by Leonid Brezhnev. It offered to restrict strategic arms, negotiate mutually beneficial accords, and relax internal tensions. The Soviets began "public airings" of issues to explain to relevant audiences in the West why they had abandoned their prior goal of world revolution. The central theme of this glasnost was that the Soviet government was no longer run by ideologues, but by technocrats, who had no interest in adhering to the Leninist doctrine of class warfare. Instead, like technocrats in the West, they wanted to expand their industrial base. The chief goals of this glasnost were to obtain increased US aid and trade (which they did under Nixon and Kissinger), and most importantly, to inaugurate the arms control process.

During this glasnost, Brezhnev appeared willing to let Communist countries in Eastern Europe follow their own independent relations with the West, he announced unilateral troop cuts in Soviet forces in Eastern Europe. The Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1973 was one of Brezhnev's trophies from this glasnost. Glasnost No. 5 began to lose credibility in 1975 when the Soviet-backed North Vietnamese over-ran South Vietnam in violation of Russian promises to Kissinger. Over the next few years, widespread arrests of Soviet dissidents, resumption of covert actions abroad, and, finally, the invasion of Afghanistan in late '79 by Russia, totally discredited this glasnost.

The Sixth Glasnost: 1985-? - This began under Gorbachev and is a composite of the first five glasnosts, although it is bigger and better and more sophisticated than any of its five predecessors. And its stakes are much higher — Western Europe and perhaps the whole world.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Glasnost No. 6 was supposed to start in 1983 under Yuri Andropov, the brutal 15-year head of the KGB who was portrayed by Soviet disinformation and the Western media as a "tall, handsome, muscular, English-speaking Russian, who wore American suits, drank American scotch, a lover of classical music, etc." — in short, someone just like us (sound familiar?). Providentially, Andropov died of kidney disease in 1983, and Glasnost No. 6 had to wait until Andropov's protege, Mikhail Gorbachev, could be brought to power in 1985. It should be remembered, however, that the present Glasnost No. 6 scenario was scripted by Andropov and his KGB associates. That is why General Vladimir Kryuchkov, the most vicious hardliner since Andropov, had been elevated to head the KGB. Glasnost No. 6 is completely orchestrated by the KGB.)

Each of these six glasnosts were strategic deceptions, carefully scripted by KGB and other strategic planners to get the West to provide massive economic aid and to disarm. History shows that after each of these glasnosts, the Soviets reverted to form — mass murders, purges, global revolution, intrigue, conquest of countries, assassinations, etc. In fact, since 1961 (shortly after Glasnost No. 4 was terminated) 21 more countries have fallen to Soviet-backed coups, revolutions, or wars of national liberation. The West has been deceived five times, but Gorbachev's current deception is the biggest and most dangerous of all.

2. Gorbachev's Current Strategy - Gorbachev and his brilliant KGB script writers and military planners have decided to trade "nominal" control over the Eastern bloc satellites for the neutralization of Western Europe and the destruction of the NATO military alliance — a quantum rearrangement of the European chess board. Gorbachev and his Kremlin planners have not lost control. (In fact, Gorbachev has more power than any Russian leader since Lenin or Stalin.) The well-drafted script calls for the appearance that he has lost control. In fact, the Soviet military and secret police are still intact in all of the Eastern European satellite states (i.e., there are 380,000 Soviet troops in East Germany alone), and the Soviet KGB and military, which are firmly in control of the Soviet Union today, are both stronger than they have ever been in the Soviets' 72 year history. However, the script calls for America and Western Europe to be allowed to take over the financial burdens of Eastern Europe.

East Germany will become reunified; Western Europe is about to become neutral; NATO will collapse; Eastern and Western Europe will become realigned in an economic and, eventually, political bloc; America and the West will massively disarm in light of the "diminished Soviet threat" and "end of the Cold War"; America will become progressively more isolated economically and politically from a united and neutral Europe; the Soviets will enter into an economic and possibly one day, a military alliance with Japan; and all of the above will be paid for by America and Western Europe in the biggest economic bailout in world history.

After Glasnost No. 6, which is the greatest and most brilliant strategic deception of all, has run its course, the Soviets will have the names of millions of dissidents throughout the Empire, and these will be systematically liquidated in bloody purges a la Stalin, Mao, and Tiananmen Square. Sometime, during or at the end of Glasnost No. 6, America will be targeted for nuclear blackmail, or outright military attack a la the Red Dawn scenario.

The Soviet leadership has promoted "new thinking" in world affairs, but military power remains the predominant element which asserts Moscow's influence in world affairs.

B. Are the Soviets Sincere - Or are They Masters at Deception?

"They disarm, we build." - Vladimir Lenin. 

"The Soviets intend to conceal vast 'reserves' of missiles and warheads, hiding them in places throughout the expansive Soviet Union where the 'imperialists' could not spot them. Later, they could be launched ... in a nuclear war " - Nikita Khrushchev in a speech to the Supreme Soviet (January 14, 1960).

"In military affairs, perestroika and modernization of Soviet technology under the new economic thinking and more open East - West trade will help increase the military might of our country... Soviet disarmament proposals act as solvents to 'disarm' the military — industrial complex of NATO." - General Vladimir Kryuchkov, head of the KGB, speaking at the anniversary celebration of Lenin's 1917 Revolution (November 1989).

"Perestroika is expressly designed to enhance Soviet military capability and combat readiness." - An official in the Soviet Council of Ministers, 1987.

1. The Soviet Arms Buildup - "A prudent maxim for unsettled times: Keep one's eye on who has what guns." - Angelo Codevilla.

"Widely advertised Soviet cutbacks are not what they are advertised to be, but are actually a part of a major restructuring and modernization of Soviet forces. US intelligence sources expect the Soviet military to emerge in the early 1990s more powerful than it is today ... Strong and growing evidence indicates that the Soviet offensive strategy hasn't changed. It is still aimed at world domination, and there is nothing defensive about that." - Major General Henry Mohr writing in THE NEW YORK TRIBUNE.

"We are not just a little bit behind the Russians, we are devastatingly behind them ... I think the time has come when we have to quit fooling around and trying to lie to the American people." - Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), March 5, 1982, in a letter to President Reagan.

In spite of the euphoria over the "collapse of Communism", "Communism is dead", "the Cold War is over", etc., and all of Gorbachev's "promises" to disarm, Soviet military strength continues to ominously grow, and the Soviet military lead over the US continues to widen substantially. According to the current US Defense Report, Janes, and other international strategic think tanks, Moscow is producing ever-growing numbers of ICBMs, submarines, tanks, aircraft carriers, surface to air missiles, and other major military components.

Over the past 10 years, the value of the Soviet military procurement budget was greater than that of the U.S., allowing the Soviets to deploy significantly more weapons to its forces in the field. (Taken from the U.S. Government Publication, Soviet Military Power 1988)

A) The Growing Soviet / US Military Gap - While the Soviets claim to be disarming, under Gorbachev's glasnost/perestroika, they have undergone their most massive arms buildup in the Soviets' 72 years of power. In 1985, the Soviets had a 5 to 1 conventional lead in arms and manpower over the US and at least a 5 to 1 strategic nuclear lead.

But while Reagan and Bush were lying to the American people and telling them that the gap was closing, their own Defense Department compiled the following numbers on the Soviets' new weapons production vs. America's from 1985 ‑1988:


Source: Department Of Defence

During the entire eight-year Reagan "military buildup", the Soviets in actuality, outproduced the US in key weapons by the following ratios: Intercontinental Missiles — 4 1/2 to 1; Air Defense Missiles — 6 1/2 to 1; Bombers — 4 to 1; Tanks — 3 1/2 to 1; Artillery — 8 1/2 to 1. The Soviets are producing a nuclear submarine every 7 weeks. Even though they received great acclaim for mothballing four over-aged submarines in the Baltic, they still have 450 submarines to our 140. They are producing 16,000 SAM Missiles per year and have massive superiority in tanks, anti-tank weapons, manpower, chemical weapons, artillery, combat aircraft, helicopters, as well as in tactical nuclear and ballistic systems. They are not disarming — they are modernizing! In spite of the Western perception that Russia is an economic/industrial basketcase, her weapons production lines are turning out high quality weapons — as high a quality as US weapons, but in vastly larger numbers.

In the 1970s, the Soviets acquired a fleet of missiles designed to destroy American missiles on the ground, leading the respected defense analyst, Angelo Codevilla, to conclude in 1979 that"Soviet armament gave it a good chance of destroying most of America's missiles and bombers in a first strike, and of defeating US forces in Europe, all without inflicting casualties on the order of World War II."

Today, in the wake of America's pulling its missiles out of Western Europe, and a decade of massive new Soviet missile and anti-missile production and deployment, Codevilla believes America is far more vulnerable to a successful, decisive nuclear first strike than a decade ago.

B) The Shifting Strategic Balance - Codevilla, writing in Gary North's REMNANT REVIEW (12/l/89), says of the changing strategic balance:

"The United States' 'hard' strategic targets include 50 MX missile silos, 950 Minutemen silos, some 100 locations in two dozen ports where about twenty ballistic missile submarines and perhaps fifty cruise missile-firing attack submarines may be located on any given day, some 100 locations on about 25 airfields where the United States' 98 B-1 and 300 B-52 bombers are located, and about 800 radar, communications, command, control, and intelligence targets.

"To hit these 2,000 targets, the Soviets have at least: 3.080 counterforce warheads aboard 308 SS-18 ICBMs, 552 warheads aboard 138 SS-17s, 1,950 aboard 350 SS-19s, 100 aboard a like number of truck mobile SS-25s, and about 1,000 on perhaps 100 rail mobile SS-24s. That amounts to over 6,500 or a 3.5 to 1 ratio of warheads to targets — up from about 2.5 to 1 a decade ago. In addition to this, the Soviets have perhaps another 5,000 non-counterforce strategic warheads. On our side, the only warheads with a counterforce potential equal to the Soviets' are the 500 atop our 50 MXs.

"The overall ratio of Soviet to US warheads is 8 to 1. In practice, this means that a decapitating first strike is a serious option for whomever has power in the Kremlin, but none at all for the US. It also means that after such a strike, the US would be left with very little strategic power for retaliation other than the perhaps 2,400 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warheads at sea at any one time ... But these are small, inaccurate, and incapable of penetrating Russia's formidable missile defenses."

Codevilla went on to describe that: "The importance of the proposed Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) is that, as it cuts down the number of missiles on both sides, it would very likely squeeze America's allotted number of warheads and allowable strategic weapons into perhaps 400 strategic targets or less. Most likely these would be 50 fixed, or semi-fixed MXs, perhaps 100 vulnerable bombers, and perhaps 15 submarines, only 8 of which would be at sea at any given time. The Soviets would have 4,000 counterforce warheads to hit them with. That would mean a 10 to 1 ratio, but against a much smaller target base.

C) Soviet Missile and Civil Defense - Russia has protected its key cities, government control centers, military, and industrial installations with massive anti-missile and anti-aircraft defenses to protect against any American missile (probably from US Submarines) or bomber retaliation. These air defenses include 10,000 surface-to-air missiles. The Soviets spend $7 billion per year on a massive civil defense system and have $200 billion worth of shelters and protection equipment on the ground. (America has no missile defense system or civil defense whatsoever.)

D) Balance of Power in Europe has Shifted - The balance of power in Western Europe has shifted dramatically as the US pulled all of its nuclear missiles capable of hitting Russia out of Europe and as the Soviets have deployed even more missiles targeted on Europe. As Codevilla points out: "It is a common misconception that the Soviet Union is 'de-valuing nuclear weapons', especially in Europe. In fact, the Soviets continue to produce about 500 SS-21s every year. So, each year's production carries as many short range (500 miles maximum) missile warheads as Gorbachev has promised to withdraw from Europe. In addition, the Soviet Union's production of nuclear-capable artillery outnumbers ours by about 17 to 1. No, the Soviet Union is de-nuclearizing Western Europe, not Eastern Europe."

E) Upgrading and Modernizing the Soviet Military - Codevilla also states: "The Soviet armed forces are in the process of one of their periodic 'revolutions'. There was one in the mid-1920s, another in the late 1940s, and a big one between about 1957 and 1964. These revolutions consist of eliminating old weapons and concepts while introducing better ones. They always involve some shrinkage in quantity and a substantial increase in quality. The current 'revolution' seems cut out of the same cloth. As the Soviet military-industrial complex looks to the future, they are eliminating less-trained personnel (some of whom, from Central Asia, don't even speak Russian) and are trying hard to raise the quality both of the equipment it produces and of the people who are to operate it. In other words, Soviet conventional forces are not becoming weaker, they are preparing to win the next war." So, Gorbachev is spending 20% of his GNP on his military buildup and the modernization of Russia's already vastly superior arsenal, widening his military lead over America, and encouraging our disarmament.

 2. Soviet MIG 29s to Cuba - While the Soviets talk peace they have begun delivery of their most advanced fighter attack aircraft, the MIG 29 (two, at this writing) to Cuba. A squadron of 14 of these sophisticated fighters, capable of attacking important US military sea lanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Basin and the US Eastern Seaboard, as far north as South Carolina, and as far west as New Orleans, will be delivered shortly. The MIG 29s are part of the Soviets' annual $5 billion in aid (mostly military) to Cuba.

This very expensive, modern military (HIP type) helicopter is part of Russia's massive and continuing military buildup of Nicaragua which plans to have 600,000 men in its military forces by 1995. This is more than the U.S.A. has presently world wide. (Photo taken from US Government Publication, Soviet Military Power 1988).

3. Massive Soviet Weapons Deliveries to Central America - Soviet-backed Communist guerrillas (FMLN) attacked San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, on November 10 - 11, using Russian arms supplied through Cuba and Nicaragua. The plan was to assassinate El Salvador's president and top leadership (thereby decapitating and toppling the government). It was the Communists' version of North Vietnam's Tet Offensive.

Cuban, Nicaraguan, East German, and Palestinian commanders participated in the attack. On November 25, a plane from Nicaragua crashed in eastern El Salvador carrying 24 Russian SAM-7 anti-aircraft missiles and a host of other Soviet weapons. So far this year, the Soviets have delivered an estimated $350 million in weapons to the Communist Sandinistas (part of the $5 billion in weapons delivered over the past 9 years), a total violation of Gorbachev's promise to Bush to cut off Soviet arms deliveries to Nicaragua.

If El Salvador should fall to this Soviet-backed guerrilla onslaught (which has claimed 70,000 lives since 1981), the combination of Soviet-backed Cuba, Nicaragua and El Salvador would be too much for Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. All would fall in short order, and the Soviets would have a clean sweep of Central America from Colombia to Mexico — with those two countries the next two dominoes to be taken out. All of this could happen over the next 2 - 4 years, even as Americans are euphorically congratulating themselves over the "death of Communism", the "end of the Cold War", etc.

On Sunday, June 25, 1989 in the tiny village of Ramo, Digos District, Philippines, 11 children (including 2 one year olds) 14 teenagers, 8 women (some of whom were pregnant) and 7 men were massacred by a unit of over 70 highly armed members of the Communists' New Peoples Army (NPA). These Communists spent 900 bullets in murdering these 39 innocent peace loving members of this little community. The NPA apparently wanted to intimidate others while teaching Ramo a lesson for refusing to give 5 to 20 pesos (less than one dollar) a month to the Communists "Revolutionary tax". Obviously Russia, which continues to finance the NPA has not been properly consecrated and converted.

4. Soviets Orchestrating Guerrilla Wars All Over the World - Via the KGB or GRU (Soviet military intelligence), the Soviets are orchestrating guerrilla wars against South Africa, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, the Philippines, and in a dozen other spots around the globe — arming, training, and directing a score of Communist national liberation groups. (Since 1961, Moscow has conquered more than 20 countries with such wars of national liberation, its coups, and subversion.) They have quietly airlifted $2.1 billion in arms to the Communist government in Afghanistan in 1989 for use against the Mujahideen, several hundred million in arms to the vicious Communist New Peoples Army in the Philippines, and $5 billion in arms to Communist Angola for eventual use against the Republic of South Africa. (Soviet arms delivered to Central America were discussed in Section B-3 above.)

5. Soviet Espionage Against America is Exploding - Recently CIA Director William Webster stated that the KGB threat against America — despite glasnost/perestroika — has grown dramatically, and more successful intelligence operations have taken place against the US over the past 4 years "than at any time in our history ... Over the past decade, we have discovered more penetrations of the US defense and intelligence communities than at any time in our history." Senator David Boren (D-OR), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says that "The spy war is heating up."

Under General Kryuchkov, the KGB, which is charged with stealing US technology (especially military) is working overtime, while the Bush Administration, basking in the euphoria of "our new partnership", is dropping most of our internal security countermeasures. In fact, Soviet military and intelligence personnel are given frequent access to US military bases and defense plants by the Bush Administration. This started under Reagan.

Meanwhile, thousands of spies and spetsnaz have poured out of Eastern Europe with the flood of refugees into the West over the past 60 days.

C. The American Stampede to Disarm  

Gorbachev's and the KGB's number one goaI of glasnost/perestroika and the "apparent" liberalization in Eastern Europe is to lower the threat perception of the US and Western allies so that there will be major reductions in defense spending. In this, Gorbachev has already been incredibly successful. West Germany has announced that it will cut its military forces by 20%. In America, US NEWS & WORLD REPORT (12/11/89) articulated the disarmament explosion which is sweeping the land with an article entitled "Does America Need An Army?"

Secretary of Defense Cheney (a member of the globalist CFR and Trilateral Commission) said in late November that he was "planning to cut Pentagon spending next year because the likelihood of all-out conflict between the US and Soviet Union ... is probably lower now than it's been since the end of World War II."

(EDITOR'S NOTE: What evidence does Cheney have that the military threat has been reduced? Indeed, his own Defense Department's numbers argue strongly to the contrary.)

Cheney and the Bush Administration are planning a three year cut in the defense budget of $180 billion (e.g., $60 billion, or 20%, per year) starting in FY '91; the cutting of 229,000 troops over the next year to meet Gramm-Rudman budget constraints; the closing of 15 Air Force bases; elimination of 200,000 US Army personnel (e.g., a 17% cut, or 3 divisions, out of a total of 18 active divisions); the phase-out of 2 US aircraft carriers (EDITOR'S NOTE: The Russians now have 4 aircraft carriers under construction.), with associated air wings, some battleships and other surface ships (100 naval ships in total to be phased out); the elimination of the building of most Stealth Bombers; cancelling of the program to modernize the main battle tank (the M-1 Abrams); cutting US troops in Western Europe from 310,000 to 100,000 (a two-thirds cut); and much more.

Retired General E.C. Meyer, former Army Chief of Staff, predicts that the US Army will be cut in half over the next few years. THE WALL STREET JOURNAL refers to Secretary Cheney as theSecretary of Disarmament. Liberal politicians and academics are jumping on the bandwagon, calling for the total elimination of the rail-based MX missile; the scale back of the Stealth Bomber from 132 to 13 planes; elimination of SDI; the closing of hundreds of US military bases around the world; the total elimination of America's Advanced Tactical Fighters, and a 50%, or more, cut in the size of the US military forces.

Liberal Congressman Jim Bates (D-CA) has introduced legislation to close the Marines' Camp Pendleton and turn it into a national park. Pendleton is one of America's two Marine bases that fronts on a body of water. Other Congressional liberals hope to switch billions from defense to social programs, while many moderates and conservatives see the defense crunch as a way of helping to balance the budget and eliminate the deficit. It seems that Bush and Gorbachev have opened up Pandora's disarmament box in America, and now, the momentum for disarmament will become inexorable (i.e., like the growing leftist orchestrated momentum for gun control).

(EDITOR'S NOTE: It should be remembered that as America embarks on massive military cuts that the Soviets have 215 combat ready divisions vs. 18 for the US — which are about to be cut to 15. Tiny Cuba has a larger standing army than America before these proposed cuts. The 5 to 1 conventional and strategic nuclear lead which the Soviets presently enjoy over America should also be remembered, as should the present 4 to 1 Soviet naval lead over the US.)

D. Bush Appeasement at the Malta Summit  

The early December Malta Summit between Bush and Gorbachev has established George Bush as the greatest appeaser since Neville Chamberlain grovelled before Adolf Hitler at the Munich Summit in 1938 — appeasement which helped set the stage for World War II. Columnist/author William Safire, writing in THE NEW YORK TIMES called Bush's performance "Doormat Diplomacy", saying that "The Bush strategy was to win world approbation by giving Mr. Gorbachev everything before he had to ask."

Among these pre-emptive concessions were: 1) Bush's proposal to give Russia observer status at the IMF and World Bank; 2) Bush promised to give the Soviets Most Favored Nation trade status (opening up a Pandora's box of trade, financial aid, and high tech transfers to the Soviets) at the summit next June; 3) Bush promised massive US taxpayer-backed loans to the Soviets via our Export-Import Bank; 4) Bush offered to shift the disarmament focus from strategic forces to conventional forces; 5) Bush offered to halt US production of chemical weapons; 6) Bush agreed to negotiate and sign a START disarmament treaty by next June that will cut America's and Russia's Strategic forces (e.g., bombers, missiles, missile launching submarines, etc.) by 50%.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: If America concludes the START Treaty and cuts our strategic forces by 50%, and Russia cheats on the Treaty — as they have on every treaty we have ever signed with them — it is tantamount to national suicide. We will be nuked or blackmailed into surrender before the decade of the 1990s is over.)

Before the Summit, Bush proclaimed his own "new thinking" by proclaiming "the end of an era of hard, joyless peace between two armed camps"; by referring to Gorbachev "as that dynamic architect of reform" (Russian citizens would disagree); and by making an extraordinary pledge: "There is no greater advocate of perestroika than the President of the United States."

At the Summit, according to press reports, "Bush and Gorbachev, with an unprecedented display of camaraderie, buried the Cold War at sea, promising to build new relations based oneconomic ties, disarmament accords, and support for reforms in Eastern Europe." The world press euphorically referred to the two "Super Partners" (see NEWSWEEK cover article 12/11/89; also note the picture of Chamberlain and Hitler at a similar meeting at Munich 51 years ago).

While Bush was committing the political and economic power of the US to helping the Communist Party in the USSR to maintain its power, Gorbachev persuaded Bush to de-link the Soviet Union's support of regional aggression from the disarmament issue and America's financial and technological aid to the Soviets. In other words, Bush has agreed to proceed with disarmament and massive US aid to the Russians, in spite of their revolutionary wars in Central America, Africa, the Middle East, the Philippines, etc. Bush never mentioned the withdrawal of 500,000 Soviet troops from Eastern Europe.

As William Safire stated: "In terms of Bush giving away everything and getting nothing, and Gorbachev giving nothing and getting everything, Mr. Bush failed miserably and Mr. Gorbachev succeeded brilliantly ... Despite this quid-pro-nothing, Secretary of State Baker gushed at the 'potential for real chemistry between the two leaders' brought about by American concessioneering and Soviet stonewalling." Safire went on to say: "Approaching the Summit with the goal of developing a close personal friendship with Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Bush was afflicted with an almost childlike desire to surprise the Great Surpriser." So, once aboard the Maxim Gorky, "Bush whirled about and presented the Soviet leader with the detailed granting of Moscow's economic wish list ... The surprised and delighted Soviet leader thanked Mr. Bush for his support of perestroika and said: 'The Cold War is over.'"

(EDITOR'S NOTE: I'll bet Mr. Gorbachev was delighted! This was like Kissinger going to the negotiating table with the North Vietnamese and giving them everything they wanted — including South Vietnam. Like Gorbachev, they too were delighted!)

Another NEW YORK TIMES editorial entitled "Life Support For Moscow" by A.M. Rosenthal commented regarding Bush's support for Gorbachev and his regime against those freedom-loving Russians who have long been trying to overthrow the yoke of Communism: "The United States has decided to try to halt, or at least delay the great international revolution against Communism in Russia ... Until Malta, there was a strong and growing possibility that the monopoly of the Communist Party power in the Soviet Union would end soon ... However, Gorbachev got all the economic support he dreamt of to keep his boat from sinking. He received the political and emotional commitment of the US Administration against those Russian liberals who have fought for an end to Party rule. Washington's support is a powerful weapon for Mr. Gorbachev to bring home for use against those who once trusted America to remain the enemy of Communist Party domination ... Why did President Bush decide to turn Malta into an instrument for the preservation of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union? Surely Americans never realized the role Mr. Bush would play in providing life support for the Soviet Communist Party, keeping it breathing through more years of pain for the Soviet people."

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 7th major round of American financing of the Soviet leaders' oppression of their own people if you include the original American financing of the Bolshevik Revolution. Is this what the establishment means by "the merging of the interests of the US and USSR" and what Bush means by his phrase "the new partnership"?)

E. The Neutralization of Western Europe and Demise of NATO 

In addition to disarming the West, Gorbachev and his KGB and military strategists have long had the goal of enticing Western Europe into neutrality, eliminating NATO, and isolating, or at least greatly reducing, American influence in Europe. A corollary to these goals is the linking up of Eastern and Western Europe economically and politically via the European Community.

The beginning of the demise of NATO came when Reagan agreed to pull all of America's intermediate range nuclear missiles (Western Europe's nuclear umbrella) out of Europe under the terms of the INF Treaty. This sent a loud and clear signal to Western Europe that America could no longer be counted upon to defend the continent. It also played directly into the hands of the West German Greens, and other pro-Soviet leftist anti-nuclear/disarmament groups all over Europe, and undermined the already shaky position of the pro-defense politicians in Western Europe.

Now, West Germany dominated by pacifists and anti-nuclear disarmament activists, has agreed to cut its defenses 20%, and is pushing for reunification with East Germany. (Only 30% of West Germans now approve of American troops on their soil.) Although the Russians and East Germans are feigning reluctance for reunification (a la Brer Rabbit — "please don't throw me in the briar patch"), that reunification will be the final stake in the heart of an already faltering NATO Alliance. A reunified, or federated Germany, will quickly become neutral, will drop out of NATO, and since West Germany is the anchor of NATO, the alliance will collapse shortly thereafter. For a time, France and England will try to maintain independent viable nuclear and conventional military deterrents, but the rest of Europe will follow Germany quickly into neutrality (a stipulation Russia will demand and receive). England and France will move to the left, Margaret Thatcher will be ousted, and the momentum of events will move England and France, along with the rest of Western Europe, into neutrality.

Already NATO members are cancelling billions of dollars in weapons standardization programs because of the simultaneous declines in perceptions of the Soviet threat and in Western defense budgets. With American leaders now openly talking about pulling out 100,000 - 200,000 US troops (no longer needed in the new post-Cold War era) the public and political will (or motivation) to continue to support sizable defense expenditures will collapse all over Western Europe, as it has in America — and it will all happen, quite literally, overnight (i.e., within 6 - 12 - 18 months). It's called the acceleration factor. A US NEWS & WORLD REPORT article (11/27/89) sums it up pretty well: "The Russians Aren't Coming — With Peace Breaking Out, NATO Defense Strategies Are In For A Shake-up." In short, over the next one to two years, NATO will cease to be a military deterrent to the Soviet military might. The political left in America and Europe want to convert NATO into an administrative, and perhaps policing body to help implement the political union of Western Europe in '92 and perhaps the union of Eastern and Western Europe over the next 3 - 5 years.

All of this is calculated to reduce American influence in Europe and to increase Soviet influence. After a decent interval of Western European disarmament and economic buildup of the East by the West (e.g., 3 - 5 years), the Soviets will begin to flex their military muscle by the mid-'90s. Then a disarmed Western Europe will know who's boss — the guys to the east with all the guns, tanks and planes. The Soviet strategy will then shift to "operation intimidation" and a neutralized, disarmed Western Europe will find itself in a subservient role to the Soviets. In effect, Gorbachev is currently trading some control over Eastern Europe for eventual de facto control over all of Europe — East and West. How is that for a brilliant chess move?

Our picture shows Cardinal Augustino Casaroli alongside his counterpart from Moscow. This Cardinal has been the Celebrant attempting the wedding between the Satanic and the Divine as the Chief proponent of the Vatican-Moscow Agreement. This perfidious agreement betrays the Faith which as Catholics we are taught to defend even against Cardinals as Cardinal St. Robert Bellarmine (Doctor of the Church) teaches.

F. The Care and Feeding of the Bear  

"The capitalists of the world and their governments, in the pursuit of conquest of the Soviet market, will close their eyes to the indicated higher reality, and thus will turn into deaf, mute, blind men. They will extend credits, and giving us the materials and technology we lack, they will restore our military industry, indispensable for our future victorious attack on our suppliers. In other words, they will labor for the preparation for their own suicide."
 - Vladimir Lenin.

"It is an odds-on bet that the Soviets are deliberately exaggerating their current economic difficulties, so as to pressure the gullible West to come to their financial rescue before the Soviet military-industrial establishment suffers serious erosion." - Albert Jolis, Executive Director, The American Foundation for Resistance International (11/89).

In addition to disarming the West, and neutralizing Western Europe, while concurrently sabotaging the NATO alliance, the third major goal of the current glasnost/perestroika campaign is to get America and the West to bail out the Soviet Union economically. Lenin and all of his heirs down through Gorbachev predicted that greedy Western businessmen would sell them the rope with which they would hang us, and would sell their souls, their birthright, and even their freedom for profits. Gorbachev intends for America, Western Europe and Japan to take over the financial burden of Eastern Europe, to supply Russia with massive credit, to pour in massive amounts of high technology, and to help rebuild Russia's basketcase agricultural and industrial infrastructure.

Gorbachev knows that the greatest allies he has in achieving his economic and political goals are greedy American businessmen. Already they are pushing for Most Favored Nation trade status, repeal of all restrictions on trade, high tech transfers, joint ventures, etc. Pan Am Airways and Sheraton Hotels have teamed up with Aeroflot and the city of Moscow to build two new hotels in Moscow. Everything from Control Data computers to fiber optics to Pepsi Cola to petrochemical and light bulb factories are now being sold into the Russian market. Combustion Engineering is now erecting a $10 billion petrochemical plant in the USSR, the largest US venture to date. Joint US/USSR ventures have swollen from 200 to over 1,000 in the past 12 months.

But the businessmen in the US-USSR Trade and Economic Council want virtually all US products (defense or otherwise) to be freed up for sale to Russia, and all joint US/Soviet ventures to be taxpayer insured by the Overseas Private Investment Corp. There is an unholy alliance between Bush and his Administration and these multinational corporate and banking leaders, who, like sharks smelling blood, are going into a feeding frenzy over the billions of dollars in profits they plan to make in joint ventures and other deals in Russia and the East bloc, where they see a market of 400 million people just waiting to be exploited.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Just as Bush and his establishment friends will do anything for billions in profits from Soviet/US trade, so the Bush Administration has quietly reopened all aid and trade channels with the People's Republic of China. Thanks to the efforts of Bush, Baker, Kissinger, Nixon, Haig, etc., business is back to normal with the butchers of Tiananmen Square.)

The US Congress has voted $934 million in US taxpayers' aid to Poland and Hungary. Secretary of State James Baker has offered massive US financial aid to East Germany. The 12 nation European Community has agreed to a large aid package for Eastern Europe (e.g., Poland, East Germany, Hungary, and Yugoslavia) and has signed a 10 year trade pact with the USSR to eliminate trade quotas and increase technical aid.

The US Export-Import Bank is considering up to $10 billion in loans to the Soviets. And THE NEW YORK TIMES has in an editorial (1/1/89) called on President Bush to "Help Mr. Gorbachev Help The West" by making huge loan guarantees and lift all trade and other restrictions.

G. Merger or Surrender: The Red Dawn Scenario

"There also exists another alliance — at first glance a strange one, a surprising one — but if you think about it, in fact, one which is well grounded and easy to understand. This is the alliance between our Communist leaders and your capitalists." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

"We at the executive level here were active in either the OSS, the State Department, or the European Economic Administration. During those times, and without exception, we operated under directives issued by the White House. We are continuing to be guided by just such directives, the substance of which were to the effect that we should make every effort to so alter life in the United States as to make possible a comfortable merger with the Soviet Union." - Rowan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation to Norman Dodd, Chief Counsel of the Congressional Reese Commission Investigation of Subversion in the Tax Free Foundations in 1953.

Toward a New World Order - Newsweek's (12/11/89) cover story "Super Partners — An Ambitious Game Plan For a New Era" says a lot about where we are and where we are headed. For over fifty years, Eastern Establishment insiders have talked about merger with the Soviet Union, about merging the common interests of America and Russia, about world government, and more recently, about the New World Order. In reading through several hundred publications and over 500 articles for the preparation of this article, this writer came across the terms "new world" or "new world order" at least 150 times. This is no coincidence.

The agenda of the Liberal Eastern Establishment in America and Europe ever since they helped finance the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, and helped to finance the Soviets in the '20s, '30s, and '40s, right up through the present, has been global government. This is obvious in studying the publications of the CFR,* Trilateral Commission, and other establishment groups. They see the Soviet Union as an important vehicle (or tool) to be used to help bring about this world government or so-called "new world order". Soviet-backed revolutions and the establishment of their own foreign policy machinations against countries like China in the '40s; Cuba in the '50s; Iran, Nicaragua, Rhodesia, and the Panama Canal give-away in the '80s; and South Africa, South Korea, and Central America in the late 1980s and early '90s is all designed to set the stage for world government in the 1990s.

South Africa will be one of the last major dominoes to fall to Communism (i.e., in 1 - 3 years), via an ANC Government; the United States of Western Europe is to emerge in 1992; Eastern and Western Europe are to merge into one large economic and political bloc, and the world government (New World Order) dreamed of by Bush, Kissinger, Shultz, Brzezinski, Rockefeller, and their establishment associates is supposed to emerge in the mid-to-late 1990s via a global merger of the East and West.

A few minor wars (perhaps in Central America and/or the Middle East) are envisioned along the way, to preoccupy and divert the attention of the masses, but a government of, by, and for the elite is scheduled to emerge before the year 2000. That is the establishment agenda; that is the New Age Movement agenda. But this writer does not think that is the agenda of the Soviet Union. (It should be remembered that the best laid plans of mice and men and elitists sometimes go astray.)

*CFR is the Council on Foreign Relations

The Red Dawn Scenario - The Soviets have another agenda. It is called Red Dawn. If one studies the writings of Lenin, Stalin, Manuiliski, Andropov, and Soviet leaders right down through Gorbachev, one will conclude that the Soviet leadership from 1917 to the present has never deviated from the Marxist/Leninist goal of world domination. Capitalism in general and America in particular are their number one enemy and obstacle to achieving this dream. Western liberals and appeasers from Bush to Kennedy, from Kissinger to James Baker, from Rockefeller to Armand Hammer (Lenin's old crony and far more than just a "liberal") can keep telling us that "Communism is dead" that the "Cold War is over", and that "Russia is now our partner". But the Marxist/Leninist who runs the Kremlin, who runs the KGB, who runs the Soviet military have never been stronger, nor more dedicated to the destruction of America. The present retrenchment, retreat, and "humbling" of the Communist bloc is simply the Communist dialectic (i.e., two steps forward, one back, then two forward, etc.) in action, the 6th glasnost since 1921, and the greatest strategic deception in modern (perhaps of all) history.

Proud, arrogant people are easy to manipulate, and America's Liberal Eastern Establishment leaders are proud, arrogant men — today, more so than ever, because they believe they have their dream of world government almost achieved, almost in hand. As such, they can be manipulated by the Communist leadership for their own ends. From Lenin to Gorbachev, the Communist leadership has talked of the necessity for using wealthy finance capitalists (e.g., like the Armand Hammers, the David Rockefellers, the Dwayne Andreas, and thousands more) to help finance their world revolution. The Communist leadership understands these mens' greed and lust for more and more wealth. It also understands their lust for power, and world domination via their "new world order", or global government, scheduled to emerge in the mid-'90s.

So, the Communist leadership, headed by Gorbachev is willing to go along with their "new world order" schemes, with the reunification of Germany and then Europe (albeit under neutral banners). That Communist leadership is willing to grovel before their Western benefactors, and smile, and bow, and humbly admit their mistakes — and beg for forgiveness, and ask for financial and industrial help to change their ways.

But at a point in time (this writer believes in the mid-'90s), the Soviets, the greatest masters of deception in history, will launch their final drive for world domination, will double-cross their liberal Western capitalist benefactors, and will attack the United States of America. You see, they don't see the elitist "new world order" crowd dominating the globe — they see themselves dominating through their overwhelming military might, through their stealth, their deception, and their audacity. (Both historical and contemporary Soviet writers and strategists have long said that they would attack us when we were at peace with them.) That will be the beginning of the Red Dawn Scenario.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: History is replete with examples of such strategic deceptions and double-crosses. For example, the ancient Greeks who sailed their fleet away from Troy, in defeat and humiliation, leaving behind a gift, a war reparation, a giant wooden horse. A proud and gullible Troy fell that very night.

For example, an oriental ambassador, humbled by America's trade prowess in the Pacific, bowed in humility before our proud and powerful Presiden, seeking conciliation and improved relations with America. Ten minutes later, his Emperor's navy and air force was attacking our unprepared American fleet in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. For example, after signing a non-aggression pact with Stalin in 1939, whereby Russia and Germany would carve up Poland, Hitler double-crossed Stalin and abruptly turned and invaded Russia in 1941.)

The Red Dawn Scenario (made into a movie based upon an official US Government strategic scenario) hypothesizes that: Western Europe goes neutral, NATO collapses, Communist (Soviet) backed revolution sweeps through the Caribbean Basin, Central America, and Mexico. America, weakened by three decades of disarmament and appeasement, has its major Strategic Air Command bases, missile sites, and naval ports (but not cities, for the most part) — about 400 targets in all (as estimated by Codevilla) nuked.

These nuclear missiles are launched from Soviet submarines currently a few miles off of the US east and west coasts, from MIG fighter bombers launched against the southeastern United States from Cuba, and across the polar ice cap. America, of course, because of 25 years of disarmament treaties, has no nuclear defense whatsoever. A feeble retaliation from a handful of US submarines does minimal damage to a well-defended Soviet Union.

Within hours of the attack, the Soviets launch an airborne and armored invasion into an undefended and disarmed United States through Alaska and Mexico. This airborne/armored invasion by Russians, Cubans, Nicaraguans, and other East bloc troops quickly cuts North America in half and the political survival of America becomes problematic.

Is the Red Dawn Scenario plausible? - In this writer's opinion, and that of a number of defense and intelligence analysts he knows, it is! The Soviet strategy for the conquest of America has long been "internal demoralization, plus disarmament, plus external encirclement, will lead to nuclear blackmail and eventual surrender or conquest" — Perhaps a George Bush, or his successor, with a nuclear gun to his head, will simply surrender — the present "partnership" will reach a "new level of accommodation". Or perhaps the Soviets will opt for Red Dawn. The point is the elements for the launching of a Red Dawn Scenario are now moving into place.

These elements include: 1) vastly superior Soviet military strength vs. the US: 2) a neutral Europe and the termination of the NATO military alliance (which secures Russia's western flank); 3) revolutionary Communist governments in Cuba, Nicaragua, and eventually, throughout Central America and Mexico; 4) larger standing armies in Cuba and Nicaragua than America now possesses; 5) A very porous, undefendable border with Mexico stretching 2,100 miles from Brownsville to Tijuana; 6) millions of Latin refugees in the southwestern US, with millions more coming in each year — thousands of these are KGB, DGI, or other east bloc agents, spetsnaz, etc.; 7) a total absence of US air defenses against submarine launched missiles (i.e., from Soviet subs on the US east and west coasts, or the Gulf of Mexico), from Cuban or Central American based aircraft, or from Russia across the polar ice cap; 8) huge stores of pre-positioned conventional weapons in Cuba, Nicaragua, and, eventually, throughout Central America and Mexico; 9) a sparsely populated and largely undefended Alaska, virtually adjacent to the Soviet Union, and already (at this writing), being infiltrated by Soviet agents and spetsnaz.

Conclusion

Very few Americans will be able to comprehend, accept, or will be willing to believe the above analysis in this issue of MIA. The "peace propaganda" to the contrary is enormous and overwhelming. We are the "Pollyanna people", we want good news, not bad, and we love people who tell us what we want to hear (like George Bush or Reagan), and we hate people who tell us what we don't want to hear. Today, we hear our leaders telling us that "there will be peace in our day", but the Bible warns us to beware when men cry "peace, peace, and there is no peace." And 1 Thes. 5:3 says, "For when they say peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape."

TO STOP THE PERSECUTION OF JESUS — WORK AND PRAY FOR THE CONSECRATION OF RUSSIA.

We know that Jesus is persecuted when His Church is persecuted, because Jesus said to Saul who was persecuting the Church: "Saul, Saul why do you persecute Me?" (Acts 9:4)
We know that Jesus said the devil is "a murderer and a liar from the beginning" and that we can recognize his works "By their fruits you shall know them". Millions of Christians are murdered, tortured and imprisoned and harassed for their faith in Jesus Christ by the Communist Russian regime and its allies. We can know that the Russian Communist regime was set up by the devil (Karl Marx was a known Satanist) to persecute the Church. The anti-Christ, this red beast of the Apocalypse will only be defeated by the Woman clothed with the Sun (Apoc. 12:1) — that is Our Lady of Fatima will "Triumph" but only through the Pope's and Bishops' obedience to the command to consecrate specifically Russia to Her Immaculate Heart.

We live in an age of deception. Our leaders are deceiving us as they push us into a world government, into the "new world order". The Soviets are deceiving us as they feign peace, brotherhood, the end of the Cold War, and the death of Communism — even as they prepare for war. The Soviets are currently purging the inefficiencies and deadwood from their system; building their economic strength via massive Western financial/industrial infusions; trying to take out the few remaining anti-communist countries (e.g., South Africa, South Korea, the Philippines, Chile, Taiwan, El Salvador); neutralizing Western Europe and NATO; "lulling the Americans to sleep with the greatest overtures of peace and disarmament known throughout history"; expanding their military lead over America; and getting prepared for the final onslaught against America in the mid-to-late 1990s.

Will the "new world order" clique, or the Soviets, achieve their goal of world domination in the 1990s? This writer doesn't think so. In spite of the greatest emerging conflict between good and evil in perhaps all of history, the God of the Bible, the God who created the universe is still in charge of history and individual nations, as well as individuals' lives. As it has been said, "Man proposes, and God disposes." This writer believes that at some point in the midst of the coming chaos, that God will intervene* on the side of good and against evil and that He will confuse the enemy. It is the duty of Americans to be willing to take a stand for God and against evil in the period which lies ahead — and leave the results in His hand. As Edmund Burke once said, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing."

And as Winston Churchill said in 1938, as he was trying to wake up the apathetic, complacent British people, "The whole equilibrium has been deranged, and the terrible words have been pronounced against the Western democracies: Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting. And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigor, we arise again and take our stand as in the olden time."

*FATIMA CRUSADER EDITOR'S NOTE: Our Lady of Fatima said, "In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, it will be converted and a period of peace will be given to the world."

It is only through the consecration of Russia by the Pope together with the bishops in a solemn and public manner as Our Lady told Sister Lucia, that Russia will be converted. If the Pope does not do it soon then the whole world, including the U.S.A., (that part which is not annihilated in the process) will be enslaved by Communist Russia.

This is fully explained in Father Gruner's book World Enslavement or Peace ... It's Up To The Pope and in various issues of The Fatima Crusader.

The Acceleration Factor: Planet earth seems to be spinning faster and faster with each week and month that passes as political, economic, and monetary turmoil not only increases, but the rate of change accelerates. It is not only the events which are taking place which are significant, but the tremendous speeding up or acceleration of these events which needs to be considered. It is said that man has amassed more knowledge in the past 35 years than throughout all prior history. One large super computer can store quantities of information equivalent to thousands of years of prior knowledge and research, and process more data than all former computers combined. Instantaneous global communication today connects all points of the globe via satellite and other high technology, so that all events everywhere can be instantly known and viewed by everyone. A globe that once took months to circle can now be traversed in hours and every square inch of the planet can now be reached by destructive nuclear weapons within fifteen minutes, each with more explosive power than the world had seen in toto prior to 1945.

The acceleration or snowball factor can be seen in the deteriorating world debt pyramid where personal and business bankruptcies, S&L and bank failures and Third World defaults are accelerating at a breakneck pace. It can be seen in the incredible upheaval and change in the Soviet Empire and in the accelerating communist revolutions in Central and Latin America, South Africa, the Philippines, and the Middle East. It can be seen in the stampede toward political, economic, and monetary union in Western Europe; and in the plunge toward a New World Order and "the merger of the common interests of the US and USSR" (targeted for the mid-1990s by Bush and his globalist friends).

The acceleration factor can be seen in the rapid spread of the New Age Movement which promises to usher in a global government by the year 2000 and in the explosion of the occult, satanism, and New Age philosophy. In short, the world is careening toward incredible change, convulsions, and chaos in the 1990s. While peace, prosperity, brotherhood, and world government are being promised and sold to the masses by American, Western, and Soviet leaders, this writer believes that something quite different is approaching like a freight train out of control. The 1990s will be the most chaotic and convulsive decade in modern, or perhaps all of history. As David Hunt describes in his excellent book on the period which lies ahead, it will be "peace, prosperity, and then the coming holocaust".

Remember to watch not just what is happening, but the rate at which those events are happening. It's called:

THE ACCELERATION FACTOR.