Diana West Queries Andrew Bostom About His New Book, Iran’s Final Solution For Israel
(Cartoon by Michael Ramirez)
Journalist Diana West authored the ground-breaking 2013 analysis of Communism, and Soviet Communist influence operations, American Betrayal. She posed the following salient questions to author Andrew Bostom about his timely study, Iran’s Final Solution For Israel, just published in March, 2014. (Dr. Bostom’s responses, unless otherwise indicated, are all referenced in Iran’s Final Solution For Israel.)
Diana posed the following two questions to me, and I responded (at some length).
Diana has kindly posted my responses at her blog as well.
[Diana West Question 1]: On November 16, 1933, FDR “normalized” relations with the USSR in spite of overwhelming evidence that USSR was anything but a “normal” state. On the contrary, it was a self-declared revolutionary entity openly (and covertly) dedicated to the subversion and overthrow of non-Communist nations. The US-USSR agreement included Soviet promises not to foment the overthrow of our Constitution, not to support agents attempting to overthrow our Constitution, and the like – hostile covert activities which were already underway and, after the agreement, would only increase in scope and depth. Maintaining diplomatic (also WWII-era military) relations with the USSR, then, would require the US government to engage variously in “looking the other way,” ignoring or denying facts, telling lies, demonizing truth-tellers for the duration – a pattern of behavior, I argue in American Betrayal, that ultimately helped subvert our government, and even our nation’s character. This same pattern of behavior may be seen in current US dealings with Islam in all of its guises. As part of the “P5 +1 ” (the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China, i.e., the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany), President Obama has recognized Iran’s “right” to enrich uranium, despite Iran’s open campaign to seek nuclear weapons, and clear declarations of its intentions to destroy Israel. In pursuing such negotiations, is the US engaging in another iteration of this same denial of reality?