The Perestroika Deception by Anatoliy Golitsyn is a fascinating read! After a slow start the first 20 pages or so I just couldn’t put this book down. Anatoliy is a Sr. KGB Officer that defected in the early 60’s to the U.S. He has written numerous books and has consulted many of our agencies such as the CIA but he appears to think we are being duped by the Russians. He is someone worth listening too since his predication success rate on Russian issues has been 94% correct and far surpassing all of our intelligence agencies on soviet moves like the “Cold War ending”, Gorbachev coming to power, the wall coming down and much more.
According to this KGB insider the communist leadership came up with a long term multi decade strategy to weaken the free western countries and strengthen communist rule around the world between 1958 and 1961. By failing to understand this long term strategic plan western intelligence has been way off on predictions and understanding and properly interpreting what does take place. This strategy encompasses:
• Widespread use of disinformation expertly used by KGB and other Russian sources to manipulate the world media and especially Western media and opinion
• Fueling the fake divide between China and Russia as they secretly work together to strengthen their militaries, communist influence while undermining western influence and power
• Create fake opposition between parties within Russia to make the west believe there are reformers and old liners when communist still control everything and completely snuff out real internal opposition
• Create the illusion in the many republics that have split off from Soviet Union are reforming when in fact they are still controlled by the Soviet power structure behind the scenes
This planned disinformation includes “the end of the Cold War” , Gorbachev, Yeltsin and all the faked changes portrayed to the west in order to put a softer more human face on Communism/Socialism while gaining trust and financial support from western nations. This enables them to embrace economic changes and bring in money and technology to them allowing them to strengthen their military and influence. In effect they are succeeding at getting western nations to finance their own demise which is central to the Russian strategic plan.
This long term strategy has weakened the U.S. and western economies and defenses while they (Russia and China) have ramped theirs up in very significant ways greatly changing the balance of power in the world. They have duped us in major ways and it continues in a very dangerous fashion according to Anatoliy.
This book radically changes our understanding of world history over the last 50 years. It’s important, provocative, and very alarming. This is a fascinating, must read book, so as always Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!