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Duplicity - Stalin and Abbas

Reader comment on item: Which Way Will Abbas Go?

Submitted by Herbert Bernstein (United States), Jan 11, 2005 at 20:27

Dear Dr. Pipes: In 1930 Stalin tried to make everyone think of him as a good world citizen but it was a ploy similar to the current Arafat/Abbas situation: say one thing to mask the real different meaning.

From the time he became the Soviet Unions' dictator, he never renounced his goal of world domination.Touting the exaggerated glories of the Soviet Union, he subverted European CPs to defend, support and swear primary allegience to Stalin and the CP-USSR.

He established a ring of secret espionage agents (some extending to the very top of foreign governments), an underground apparatus to infiltrate democratic institutions and governments in the West, assassination squads, "fifth columns" in place to be used when the need occurred, a propaganda machine, etc.

As circumstances changed, the propaganda zigzaged. Remember the ditty current at the time, "The line's been changed again?"

Little wonder that the well informed had the watchword, "Never trust a Bolshevik."

Keep up your good work. The Israel-Palestine War is to be a Hundred's Year War.
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