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    The University of North Carolina Press have published an interesting volume in their ongoing 'New Cold War History' series. The full title of Kyle Burke's new book is REVOLUTIONARIES FOR THE RIGHT: ANTICOMMUNIST INTERNATIONALISM AND PARAMILITARY WARFARE IN THE COLD WAR. Here's the publisher's blurb.

    Freedom fighters. Guerrilla warriors. Soldiers of fortune. The many civil wars and rebellions against communist governments drew heavily from this cast of characters. Yet from Nicaragua to Afghanistan, Vietnam to Angola, Cuba to the Congo, the connections between these anticommunist groups have remained hazy and their coordination obscure. Yet as Kyle Burke reveals, these conflicts were the product of a rising movement that sought paramilitary action against communism worldwide. Tacking between the United States and many other countries, Burke offers an international history not only of the paramilitaries who started and waged small wars in the second half of the twentieth century but of conservatism in the Cold War era.From the start of the Cold War, Burke shows, leading U.S. conservatives and their allies abroad dreamed of an international anticommunist revolution. They pinned their hopes to armed men, freedom fighters who could unravel communist states from within. And so they fashioned a global network of activists and state officials, guerrillas and mercenaries, ex-spies and ex-soldiers to sponsor paramilitary campaigns in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Blurring the line between state-sanctioned and vigilante violence, this armed crusade helped radicalize right-wing groups in the United States while also generating new forms of privatized warfare abroad.
    The Introduction to the book begins with an account of John Singlaub addressing a WACL meeting, and the book as a whole looks like a sequel to Russ Bellant's OLD NAZIS, THE NEW RIGHT AND THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION. An Amazon link for Burke's book is below.

    https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionari.../dp/1469640732

    The publishers have also posted the book's long introduction and first chapter online. Both of those can be read here. This book is going on my list.

    https://uncpress.flexpub.com/preview...-for-the-right

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    Default Reagan and the Old Nazis

    There had to be a reason why Reagan visited an SS cemetery while visiting Germany.

    (I mean besides the fact that he had terminal Alzheimers and didn't know where he was).

    James Lateer

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Lateer View Post
    There had to be a reason why Reagan visited an SS cemetery while visiting Germany.

    (I mean besides the fact that he had terminal Alzheimers and didn't know where he was).

    James Lateer
    I suggest you read Bellant's book.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Entire Bellant .pdf
    "We'll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false." --William J. Casey, D.C.I

    "We will lead every revolution against us." --Theodore Herzl

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    I have downloaded, printed and added spiral binding to the Russ Bellant book. So far it's very unique and enlightening. Especially about Nixon and GHW Bush and Nazis. It will be a valuable addition to my JFK book shelves.

    Will have a complete analysis fairly soon and I intend to cross-reference Bellant's names in his book to my index of other JFK books to see how close he comes to listing JFK-implicated parties.

    James Lateer

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    James, Russ Bellant later did a related volume, THE COORS CONNECTION. A PDF of that book is here. Click on the ‘PDF’ icon on the linked page to download the full file.

    https://archive.org/details/pdfy-IWrquvQ2Xgu09MH-

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Lateer View Post
    I have downloaded, printed and added spiral binding to the Russ Bellant book. So far it's very unique and enlightening. Especially about Nixon and GHW Bush and Nazis. It will be a valuable addition to my JFK book shelves.

    Will have a complete analysis fairly soon and I intend to cross-reference Bellant's names in his book to my index of other JFK books to see how close he comes to listing JFK-implicated parties.

    James Lateer

    Bellant was not focused on the JFK Assassination, and was not as focused on individuals [although he mentions and focuses on some] as in groups that were formed - and how through those groups things were done and what was the 'plan' behind the groups and the mutual benefit those on the right in the US and those on the right from elsewhere found a meeting of the minds and means and deeds. But one doesn't have to go far, if educated on the names associated with the assassination to plug in names that were associated with his named groups [or associated/similar ones not named].... He was looking at a larger structure, parts of which were used to culture a far right-wing [often neo-Nazi] culture, disguise deeds and train/hide individuals that were used for Dallas and many other events. These types of groups sometimes change over time or change their names, come into and out of existence - but the larger structure has been in place in slightly changing forms from WWII to present.
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    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Thorne View Post
    The University of North Carolina Press have published an interesting volume in their ongoing 'New Cold War History' series. The full title of Kyle Burke's new book is REVOLUTIONARIES FOR THE RIGHT: ANTICOMMUNIST INTERNATIONALISM AND PARAMILITARY WARFARE IN THE COLD WAR. Here's the publisher's blurb.

    Freedom fighters. Guerrilla warriors. Soldiers of fortune. The many civil wars and rebellions against communist governments drew heavily from this cast of characters. Yet from Nicaragua to Afghanistan, Vietnam to Angola, Cuba to the Congo, the connections between these anticommunist groups have remained hazy and their coordination obscure. Yet as Kyle Burke reveals, these conflicts were the product of a rising movement that sought paramilitary action against communism worldwide. Tacking between the United States and many other countries, Burke offers an international history not only of the paramilitaries who started and waged small wars in the second half of the twentieth century but of conservatism in the Cold War era.From the start of the Cold War, Burke shows, leading U.S. conservatives and their allies abroad dreamed of an international anticommunist revolution. They pinned their hopes to armed men, freedom fighters who could unravel communist states from within. And so they fashioned a global network of activists and state officials, guerrillas and mercenaries, ex-spies and ex-soldiers to sponsor paramilitary campaigns in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Blurring the line between state-sanctioned and vigilante violence, this armed crusade helped radicalize right-wing groups in the United States while also generating new forms of privatized warfare abroad.
    The Introduction to the book begins with an account of John Singlaub addressing a WACL meeting, and the book as a whole looks like a sequel to Russ Bellant's OLD NAZIS, THE NEW RIGHT AND THE REAGAN ADMINISTRATION. An Amazon link for Burke's book is below.

    https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionari.../dp/1469640732

    The publishers have also posted the book's long introduction and first chapter online. Both of those can be read here. This book is going on my list.

    https://uncpress.flexpub.com/preview...-for-the-right
    Looks interesting. Bellant's book is a great one and still apt even if now old.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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