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Disinformation Part 1 – The War that Didn’t End

Disinformation Part 1 – The War that Didn’t End

Show Summary: The Deep State? Fake News? It’s real. And Disinformation is the thread that ties them all together. Former head of Romanian counter-intelligence agency reveals how and why.

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Original Air Dates: Oct. 20 & 21, 2018 | Ron Rychlak

If you’ve ever looked around at the chaos in America today and thought, “this… just isn’t how America used to be,” you’re right. And if you’ve ever thought America is under attack… you’re also right.

Welcome to the world of disinformation. It’s a war that started in 1945 and did not end with the end of the Cold War. Except now instead of Soviet Bloc agents, it’s being waged by socialists and communists right here in America.

Disinformation

On this week’s show, we get a glimpse at what’s really going on. How America has slowly and steadily been under attack, thanks to a counter-intelligence program that started in 1945 but has roots in Russia long before the Soviet Union.

Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the U.S., was the head of Romania counter-intelligence and oversaw its disinformation program. He recruited agents to work their way into prominent places in Western society— universities. The Media. Government. Politicians. And their job was to create disinformation that would undermine and destroy Western society.

The purpose was to create doubt and suspicion about the West’s — especially America’s — founding principles. To undermine freedom, free-market capitalism, and especially religion. Even about our own history.

Disinformation was so effective, it essentially rewrote history they’d just lived through. The agents of disinformation managed to destroy the public image of Pope Pius XII, effectively labeling him “Hitler’s Pope” when the exact opposite was the true history.

Disinformation: Part I

Disinformation book coverOn this week’s show, we talk with Ronald Rychlak, the co-author of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (available via Amazon.com).  In this week’s show, we get an overview of disinformation, what it is, and why it’s far more sinister than either propaganda or misinformation.

On this week’s show, you’ll hear how disinformation is pervasive and get some examples of how disinformation was effective in the past.

Like how a certain returning Vietnam veteran bought the disinformation campaign to discredit America in Vietnam and ended up throwing his medals over the White House fence.

You’ll come away with a better understanding of the Deep State and Fake News. Not to mention how reality is twisted (like the whole “Russian collusion” story line) to undermine America’s institutions and principles.

You’ll also hear tie-ins to so many previous I Spy Radio shows: Deep State, socialism, fake news, the media, even radical Islam.

And be sure to come back next week when we look at specific examples of disinformation. Plus, whatever happened to all those Soviet agents that were recruited and released into the West?

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Links Mentioned

  • Get a copy of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (available via Amazon.com). You will want a copy of this.
  • Russian ‘dezinformatsiya’ throws U.S. politics into chaos (The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2017)