Veritas News Service and CAJI/IS
Russia Has No Technology
By Mike Visockis
Russia has no technology. Prior to 1917, Czar Nicholas II was still in power in Russia, the middle class was growing, and the country itself was expanding. However, when he was dethroned in 1917 by the incoming Bolshevik Communists, Russia was intentionally plundered and all facets of society were artificially depressed. This led to the building up of the Russian war machine by the United States and other western countries in Europe as soon as the Bolsheviks took power in 1917.
U.S. companies and the State Department helped supply the machine guns that were used in Russia to shoot their own retreating soldiers in World War II. They also supplied the arms and trucks that were used in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, as well as the tanks used in the Middle East to kill American soldiers to this very day ! And you thought Ford, GE, and GM were great American companies.
According to Anthony Sutton, Russia has imported 90 to 95 percent of their technology for the past 50 years from the United States and other western countries. “In a few words: There is no such thing as Soviet technology.” Of course, there is now thanks to the United States and other countries. “The earliest proposal [for U.S. exports to Russia] is December 1917,” right after the Bolshevik Communists took control. The definitive documents about this episode are still not available and “Key information is still classified.” (Sutton, p. 253) This cover up continues to this very day with the help of the U.S. State Department.
Beginning in 1917 the “Democratic and Republican administrations had … ‘peaceful trade’ with the Soviet Union.” This process began with Woodrow Wilson helping the Bolshevik Communists gain more control and consolidation of power in Russia. Thanks also go to Edwin Gay, CFR member, when he originated the ‘bridge building’ in the 1918. (p. 16)
The “… gains from free trade ultimately depend on intent.” The fallacy in the policy of ‘peaceful trade’ is that it can only be used with peaceful countries, not countries that only pretend to be peaceful like Russia and China just to name a few. (p. 36) If anyone believes these countries are peaceful they are only fooling themselves.
In 1919 the Soviet official Zinoviev was quoted in his testimony as saying that there is “no trust” of the U.S. by the Soviet Union. (Congressional Record, Vol. 7049) Stalin showed some insight into Soviet policies when he said, “… good words are a mask for concealment of bad deeds.” (Sutton, p. 37) They would say one thing and do another, just like American politicians of today.
The term ‘detente’ is defined as the practice to “… first delude the west and particularly the United States.” (p. 20) How many times have we heard the excuses from Russia, only to get taken advantage of by the strong arm of political and military games that seemed to make the U.S. Government look stupid? “Preach detente in Washington to gain American technology while simultaneously using American technology to provide arms for North Vietnam to kill Americans.” The American Relief Administration supplied huge quantities of food and clothing to the Russians throughout the 1920’s while simultaneously supplying wheat to German Communist revolutionaries in West Germany, espionage and subversion to the U.S., and armed Communist revolutionaries in China and Europe.
In the 1930’s, one of Roosevelt’s agreement with Russia was broken after about one month, but assistance to them continued. If the Cold War had started and the U.S.S.R. was our enemy, why did this trade continue?
Avrell Harriman in a State Department report wrote on June 1944 that “Stalin paid tribute to the assistance rendered … He said that about two-thirds of all the industrial enterprises in the Soviet Union had been built with the United States’ help or technical assistance.” (p. 17) We helped Stalin and he said thanks. How nice of us.
The Wall Street Journal on November 24, 1972 reported on the U.S. Army’s Operation Keelhaul and the treatment of the Russian soldiers at the end of World War II. There were “..special convention(s) for forcibly repatriating to the USSR some four million anti-Communist Soviet subjects who had fled to the West.” This event forced these people into labor camps, prisons, mental institutions, and even executions in sight of U.S. officials. All of these things are against the Geneva Conventions and it was official U.S. policy that is also still secret today. (p. 27)
At the end of World War II, “Operation Keelhaul [and the] U.S. Army knowingly sent millions of people back to Russia to their deaths.” (p. 13) This was all thanks to Stalin, Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt who all arranged it at the Yalta Conference.
The tragedy of Operation Keelhaul continued. “American military police ‘forcibly headed thousands of displaced persons into the waiting arms of the Russians: Even worse, in June 1945 at Fort Dix, New Jersey, some 200 Russian prisoners were drugged, and according to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Authorities ‘allowed them to be taken unconscious aboard a Russian ship in New Jersey.’ ” Why was a Russian ship allowed in a U.S. port in 1945? The answer is still classified along with many documents about Russian foreign relations since 1917. Many other Russian prisoners of war committed suicide before they were returned back to Russia.
Industrial supplies sent to Russia amounted to thirty percent of the total Lend Lease shipments altogether. This effort continued after World War II was over, because in 1946 the same program gave Russia a 20 year lease with a two and 3/8ths percent interest rate. This rate was even better than U.S. military could get for themselves. Russia then used this lease to supply North Korea so they could invade the South in 1950, and it continued throughout the Korean War. Similar support was expanded in the U.S.S.R. before and during the Vietnam War as well. Remember, any industrial supplies can have military applications and these supplies were used to kill American soldiers.
The Cold War was a scam and a lie
From World War II to the 1980’s this Cold War trade with the Russia happened over several steps. First, the U.S. traded technology to Russia in hopes of getting them to be less aggressive. Second, the U.S. enabled the “… consistent buildup of the Soviet military industrial complex.” Thirdly, the U.S. knew the Russians were using the buildup of the Soviet military industrial complex “… to provide inputs for Soviet armaments production.” Lastly, the Russians definitely made “… use of these armaments against the United States and its Allies.” (p. 33) The latter was done in the Korean and Vietnam wars, and even more later on in the Middle East.
The Cuban Missile Crisis revealed the Soviet use of threats and hostilities, but 1963 saw the inception of the “Wheat Deal.” It was “Touted as a device to ‘mellow’ the Soviets” by supposed appeasement. This “Wheat Deal” is where they sent “$75 million in subsidies” which they in turn used to ramp up “logical support for North Vietnam.” (p. 29)
At this point the Russians knew that the U.S. wouldn’t intervene in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Sutton explains that the engines in the ships sent from Russia to Cuba were from Denmark. Not only did the Russian ships have engines from Denmark, but the so-called missiles were not even missiles at all.
It is worthy to note that after JFK was assassinated in 1963, the U.S. administration, led by President Johnson, reversed many of the JFK policies –among them the Vietnam pullout and his executive orders– and enacted the Lend Lease ‘Wheat Deal’ with Russia who had plenty of agricultural space to grow their own wheat. Russia then forwarded their resources to North Vietnam.
Remember the ‘conflicts’ in Korea and Vietnam? “100,000 Americans were killed in Korea and Vietnam by our own technology.” This becomes more obvious when you look at the Congressional Lend Lease program and the changing of the rules of engagement in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
The Vietnam War itself could have been stopped in just a few weeks by shutting down the Vietcong supply shipments. These shipments included, “… ninety-six ships used by the Soviet Union to transport weapons and supplies to Haiphong for use … against the United States and its allies … ships on the Haiphong run may fly the Soviet flag … all their propulsion systems originated outside the Soviet Union.” (p. 15) “The Haiphong-run ships and their engines originated in the West and came to the Soviet Union through ‘peaceful trade.’” We were told the Soviet Union needed our help, but the reason they needed our help was their Marxian practices and outright lies.
The key to understanding the rise and early support of the Viet Cong of North Vietnam goes back to the end of World War II. At the end of WWII, the retreating Allied forces left behind an unusual amount of munitions, arms, and supplies that ended up in the hands of Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh even worked and studied in the United States from at least 1912 to 1918 where supposedly he worked for the CIA.
These were the conniving plans of Russia from the very beginning. “It is necessary to plan for duplication of assistance … Such are the fundamental objectives.” So what was this ‘peaceful trade’? Because of the trade from the U.S. to Russia, “… almost all products have some military use.” These products include supplies– sugar, oil, gasoline, and soap. These products take the form of the “transfer of military information, weapons, and technology”, and “transfer of the technology required for the building of a gigantic military industrial complex.” (p. 18) This is what is termed ‘peaceful trade’ and was used as an excuse to trade with Communist dictators in the guise of helping the poor Russians, while fooling the American people.
The U.S. Committee for Economic Development (CED) was persuasive in influencing policy making since their inception. In one of the CED reports it says, “The fact that the transfer of a technology will strengthen the economy of a potential enemy is not necessarily a sufficient reason to deny the transfer” (p. 28). The mentality of trading technology for the building of trucks was OK; however the trading of nuclear technology was off limits. Why were they even toying with the idea of aiding an enemy?
One of the glaring issues is why the CED didn’t verify the effect on this traded technology in the U.S.S.R. This is known as a “very troublesome issue.” Some of this technology came from the mysterious businessmen Irwin J. Miller of Cummings Engines and Eugene R. Black from Chase Manhattan Bank.
The official story of the trade to the Soviets was justified, allegedly, because it was to aid their economic problem in hopes of getting them to relax their totalitarianism. As Anatoly Marchenko wrote in My Testimony in 1969, “There are still tens, probably hundreds of thousands [of people] in Russian concentration camps.” (p. 23) The Soviet repression targeted religious groups which were brutally oppressed for simply their right to worship, Jewish people are included, but the “Baptists have long suffered persecution, as have the Catholics in Lithuania.” (Sutton, p. 25) They were directly targeting Christians.
Arrested in Russia
Jewish scientist Vladimir Slepak, after his release from a Russian prison wrote on October 7, 1972, told how he was arrested and held for eight hours then released. He was arrested later in the day and confined alone for three days in a cell with no bed or blanket. Then he was moved to the Matroska Yeshena prison and held in a three by two foot box for 20 hours. The box had nails on one side; he was then moved to a cell that had no heat, no bed or blanket. This area also couldn’t receive any items from family members. For eight days they served bread and water only, after that, hot food was only offered once a week. He was interrogated in P.S. prison only and was told he would only be in prison for 15 days. The chief of the prison told his guard that “This is an enemy, a real enemy.” (Bay Area Council on Soviet Jewry, San Francisco)
More Targeted Christians
This quote says it all. “The treatment of Russian Christians is as bad or worse than the treatment of Russian Jews … unbelievable persecution of these Christians.” “Trial of Baptists in Odessa, Feb. 2-7, 1967”, Russian Christians on Trial, 1971. Almost no one has heard or even cares about these persecuted Christians.
Bible believing Christians were then branded cult members. The Russian Baptists practiced religion inconsistent with the Russian “religious cults” law. Five were found guilty: Schevchenko, Borushko, Krivoi, Solovyova, Alexeeva and sentenced to three years in a forced labor camp. We are just one law away from this in America ourselves.
In May 1970 Christian clergymen Amalrik and Medlev were jailed. “Swedish sources estimate … 3 million held in Russian ‘ordinary regime’ camps are Christians and Jews persecuted only for their religious beliefs.”
In the book Before Death by G.M. Shimanov (actually called Notes from the Red House: An Eyewitness Account of the Communist Torture of the Sane People in Psychiatric Institutions in 1971) explained how the “… use of special psychiatric institutions in Kazan, Sychevka, Leningrad, Chermniakorsk, Minsk, and Dniepropetrovsk to treat Christians as insane … Aminazon [Aminazinum] is used to break down personality.” These psychological behavior modification techniques are used to this day.
In case of Kudirka in Lithuania, 1971 “U.S. Coast Guard officials stood by while Soviet sailors boarded a United States ship in U.S. territorial waters and removed a Soviet subject who had previously requested asylum … no single incident in recent years illustrates the moral degeneracy of those who make our foreign policy.” This is exactly what they did in 1945 for Russians seeking asylum.
Russia supplied the vehicle to invade South Vietnam. Cien Fuegos was a Cuban naval base for Caribbean Soviet operations. In the spring of 1972 the North Vietnam attack made possible by the supply of Russian heavy weapons like the T-54 tanks, T-56 tanks, and PT-76 amphibian tanks. “Hanoi’s total task force – all Soviet supplied – was estimated at 1,000.”
Henry Kissinger, on May 9, 1972 said, “… in quantities and of a type that … in many respects, especially artillery and the heavy tanks, tipped the balance in the North Vietnamese direction.” (U.S. News and World Report, May 22, 1972)
Russia claimed credit for shooting down 4,018 American aircraft in Vietnam. “Thanks to Soviet assistance, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam is equipped with up to date means of air defense, such as electronically controlled anti-aircraft missiles, radar and jets.” (San Jose Mercury News, August 19, 1971)
At the time of the book’s writing, 1,200 Russian military personnel were in Iraq, Algeria, Syria, and Yemen. In 1973 the Russians built a base at the head of the Persian Gulf at Um Quasar, Iraq. In 1971 the “British expelled 105 Soviet ‘diplomats’ for espionage … infiltrated trade and provided financial strength for crippling strikes throughout the United Kingdom.”
In July 1972 Mikhail Suslov said the U.S. Is still the prime enemy and internal dissent won’t be tolerated. Our State Department explained that the Russians had to say these things to save their reputation in the public eye. This detente with the Russians cost about 100,000 lives in the Korean and Vietnam wars combined that could have been saved if the truth that it was all a fraud from the beginning had been told at the end of World War II. (p. 30) Arab terrorists have been armed with modern Soviet weapons for decades. These are the same weapons that have no doubt killed several thousand American soldiers in the Middle East alone.
Maurice Stancy, former Secretary of Commerce in 1972 said, “History has shown that where there is increasing trade between countries … there is a tendency toward increasing understanding.” However, this idea as stated was never substantiated and never had supporting information. This situation enabled countries to go to war aggressively through the trade of, “… aviation gas, steel snap shipments to Japan, and Standard Oil’s agreements on hydrocarbon patents with I.G. Farben of Germany prior to World War II.” As you can see we supplied the fuel that Germany used in the machines that killed Americans.
Standard practice: lie to the American people.
The truth is hidden from the American people. The Congressmen who are called on to make the policy legislation don’t even demand the that truth be told. “Secret agreements stacked away in White House safes only delude the policy makers.” This is the excuse and blanket of “national security” that the U.S. governmental agencies hide behind to confuse and control everyone else.
All of it is “Paid in the blood and taxes of American citizens … The high cost of response [to Soviet aggression] is also to the Soviet’s advantage for it demoralizes the West and establishes the psychological groundwork for the next ‘detente’ phase.” First we pay for the supplies and then we get lied to and are subjected to new fears on a daily basis.
Russia had great plans with the American industrial supplies. “We are about to expand the Soviet military industrial complex … we will be disillusioned. Once again we will pay the cost of human suffering … perpetual war is the only outcome …” (p. 32) Wars and rumors of wars,
this is standard operating procedure for the U.S Government since the Korean War.
As we can see from the above information, the Soviets don’t keep their treaties or agreements with other countries. They even admit that their intent is to be aggressive and that world government is their ultimate goal. However, during the Cold War there was a massive increase in trade “… entirely contrary to historical observation and rational deduction.” The Russians even believe that the use of detente is “… an interlude to gain strength for the next stage in the battle … there is no change in heart or direction.”
If you think Nazi Germany was bad, just take a look at Russia. “In every year since the Bolshevik Revolution the Soviets have murdered their own citizens for political reasons.” For political and sometimes religious beliefs – if you believe in the religion of secular humanism. “The human cost … 7 million Russians.” Later on “Between 1930 and 1950 more than 20 million Russians died in forced labor camps … Khrushchev, personally supervised the massacre of more than 10,000 Ukrainians at Vinnitsa … embrace (s) with Governor Nelson Rockefeller [20 years later].” The Soviets in Spain, during their Civil War in 1936, killed 275,000 people. In Poland the Soviets killed 30,000 Polish officers at Katyn. (Sutton, p. 39) If the history of Russia is one of death and murder, then why is it not in school history books or bookstore shelves?
Antony Sutton, National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, 1974, New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House, Pgs. 13 -39, 253.