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Russia is not a simple subject. It is impossible to do justice to the world’s largest country and its amazing people. What I would write about, however, is not the country of Russia, but the Russian state and its obvious Soviet origins.
The state in Russia is a power, and this power is secretive. It is secretive because the criminal core of the Communist state remains in power, pursuing old goals through new methods.
What I am about to relate will seem fantastic. Yet, there is a great deal of testimony, and quite a bit of fact in support to confirm it. In 1984 a KGB defector named Anatoliy Golitsyn came out with a book titled ”New Lies for Old.” In this book he predicted the entire course of the coming Soviet Bloc collapse. Explaining the Soviet strategic methods of false opposition and faked conflict, Golitsyn asserted that the collapse of Communism had been conceived and planned as far back as the 1950s by strategic thinkers like KGB Gen. Nikolai Mironov.
Golitsyn predicted in 1984 that the coming changes in Russia would be “deceptive” in that they would be executed from above and manipulated through secret agents within emerging opposition groups. The ultimate objective of this operation would be the weakening of anti-Communism worldwide. According to Golitsyn, there was danger of a renewal of Russian power in the wake of a general Western disarmament. Golitsyn predicted that a Russian-Chinese alliance would appear in the form of “one clenched fist.” The tables would be turned and the West would find itself in a position of strategic inferiority.
We see elements, here and there, confirming Golitsyn’s analysis. His detailed predictions were rated by one researcher as 94 percent accurate. And his predictions continue to prove true. Not only has Moscow developed close military ties with Beijing since the collapse of Communism, but both countries are engaged in a military buildup which is not being matched by the West.
The existence of a deception plan to collapse Communism does not prove that the plan worked. There might have been serious problems. Perhaps it derailed altogether.
Former KGB analyst Viktor Kalashnikov says there definitely was a plan, and the fall of the Berlin Wall was part of that plan. The leaders in Moscow, he says, thought the unification of Germany would bring the Left to power, leading Germany out of NATO and into Moscow’s arms. But the plan went awry, says Kalashnikov. Germany did not unite under the Left. Thus began a chain reaction of trouble that brought the Soviet plan to confusion and the Soviet Army to the brink of revolt. According to Kalashnikov, this was why Moscow needed to divert the West with a war in the Middle East — started by Moscow’s man, Saddam Hussein, who was given the green light to invade Kuwait.
According to Kalashnikov, one of Moscow’s toughest problems stemmed from the fact that the Soviet Army suddenly found itself on the soil of a NATO country (i.e., the united Germany). Reports indicated that Ukrainian nationalists within the Soviet military were engaged in anti-Soviet organizing, and the Central Committee was afraid that the Soviet Army was no longer reliable. Thus, says Kalashnikov, the stage was set for the breakup of the Soviet Union.
This was not the end of the game, however. Shortly after the August coup of 1991, Kalashnikov was summoned to meet with the KGB Chairman. “We have suffered setbacks,” he told Kalashnikov, but we are in a good position to make gains on other fronts.” Kalashnikov was then asked to supply information about Austrian banks controlled by the KGB through which enormous sums of KGB and Communist Party money would flood into the West to buy up companies and influence.
As Golitsyn predicted, the Cold War did not end. The Soviet Union became Russia, and gained access to markets and capital by posing as a normal country led by normal people. In 1998 I asked Russian GRU defector Stanislav Lunev about the leadership of the Russian Federation. He told me, “They are not human beings. They are crazy people.”
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