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Suvorov's Methodology by J. R. Nyquist
The West is always slow to understand Russian strategic thinking. The Hitler-Stalin pact was about dividing and conquering. It was aimed at the West. And today, the bosses in the Kremlin continue to aim at the West. By giving nuclear and missile technology to Iran, the Russians prepare a new “icebreaker.” But today, there are many strategies on many continents: there is Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, the North Koreans, and the rapidly arming Chinese.
Strategy is not always about fighting. It is about long-range consequences. If you unloose X, then you unleash Y. Therefore, strategy is psychological and sociological. Consider the strategic outcome of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. Thousands of Americans were killed and the U.S. president responded by invading two Islamic countries – Afghanistan and Iraq. These invasions exposed the U.S. administration to withering criticisms from the Left. As long wars invariably prove unpopular, the discrediting of Bush and the Republican Party became a foregone conclusion. In this case, the “icebreaker” of the revolution was al Qaeda. The result of Bush’s overreaction spelled defeat for the Republican Party and victory for the American Left. And now the Americans have elected a president who wants to get rid of 80 percent of America’s nuclear arsenal.
The Americans never reckoned with the fact that their real enemy sits in Moscow. And so, America has been played off against the Islamic world. The Republican Party has been defeated. The American people have turned to the Left, and the American economy is being “socialized.” Here is a disastrous outcome, and one that promises worse violence to the future. What will happen when American troops leave Iraq? What will happen to the world economy as the American’s spend trillions they haven’t got? Will there be communist revolutions? Will the United States continue as a great power?
Suvorov asked the question: who really started World War II. Perhaps, before it’s too late, we should ask who started the “war against terror.” Was Osama bin Laden the mastermind, or was it the KGB agent, Ayman al-Zawahri? (Before his death, the assassinated FSB/KGB defector Alexander Litvinenko publicly stated that al-Zawahri was working for Moscow, and that Russia was behind the global terror campaign.)
Suvorov’s methodology is to look at facts that haven’t been properly analyzed. When asked by a journalist why so many historians missed the role that Stalin played in starting World War II, Suvorov responded: “Are you asking why they are all so brilliant?” If someone asks today why the CIA and FBI haven’t grasped Moscow’s role in 9/11, I must give Suvorov’s answer. It is an amazing truth, that most events aren’t properly examined after the fact. Myths are propagated and false interpretations become set in stone. This is because normal people don’t question first impressions. They are superficial in their analysis. That is the way the world works. To question a myth, one has to have a questioning mind. Facts speak truth only to the few. As Suvorov points out, “Poland was divided not in the Imperial Chancellery, but in the Kremlin.” We might also recall that modern terrorism wasn’t invented in Baghdad or Kabul, but in Moscow.
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Review: The Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War IIUser Review - Jonathan - Goodreads
According to Suvorov, Stalin and not Hitler was responsible for the outbreak of World War II, and that when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, Stalin was preparing an invasion of Europe ... Read full review
Review: The Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War IIUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
Historically detailed; this may put the average reader off, but, historically, this book corrects history and sets it straight! The world needs to know the truth! Read full review
Review: The Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War IIUser Review - ryan bears - Goodreads
a pretty easy breazy read on the direction of early soviet industrial activities. my main complaint about this book is the lack reference and time dedicated to soviet buying and integration of american technologies during the great depression, especially in relation to ford. Read full review
Review: The Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War IIUser Review - Harry S - Goodreads
Suvorov presents extremely strong evidence that Stalin started WWII. A little dry and technical in places, but chock full of interesting information as we expect from this author. Read full review
Review: The Chief Culprit: Stalin's Grand Design to Start World War IIUser Review - Marina - Goodreads
A must read for WWII history buffs. It points out the lies and propaganda the western world was fed about Stalin and the Soviet Union. Filled with so much detail and evidence it kind of becomes difficult to get through at times. Read full review