Mankind is entering a period of the greatest scientific and technological revolution, resulting from mastery of nuclear energy and the conquest of space…. These developments will largely determine the nature of a future war….Soviet Military Strategy
In the two decades following the Second World War a revolution in military affairs occurred. In that period, Russia and America developed the H-bomb, and Russia launched the first man-made satellite, named “Sputnik.” These advances prefigured the coming deployment of thousands of intercontinental rockets armed with thermonuclear warheads.
Recognizing the need for a strategic overhaul, Soviet dictator Nikita S. Khrushchev set up a committee of top Soviet strategists under Leonid Brezhnev. The role of Brezhnev was crucial, because of Brezhnev’s interest in strategy, and his friendships with key strategic thinkers, leading to his political rise after Khrushchev’’s mysterious “retirement” — announced, perhaps prophylactically, within a year of President John Kennedy’s death, and 20 days after the Warren Commission final report omitted mention of Soviet involvement.
According to information provided by Czech defector Jan Sejna, the Brezhnev committee had four subcommittees under it, each headed by a Soviet strategist: Marshal V.D. Sokolovskiy (military); Dmitry Ustinov (military industry); Boris Ponomarev (foreign affairs); and KGB General Nikolai Mironov (intelligence).
The Brezhnev committee developed the following strategic “directions”: (1) The Soviet military would prepare to fight and win an all-arms nuclear-biological war against the “imperialist powers”; (2) all economic and scientific means would be rallied to build weapons of mass destruction, a national blast and fallout shelter system, including underground mines, factories and scientific “cities” in the Ural’s industrial region; (3) the foreign policy of the country would be flexible and pragmatic, focused on pushing arms control treaties that would limit American strategic defenses, biological weaponry, and offensive nuclear capabilities; (4) the communist bloc’s military, industrial and diplomatic efforts would meet with success only if the West could be persuaded that communism had “collapsed” in the Soviet sphere. This part of the “long-range strategy” required a reorganization of the KGB into an “outer” shell of personnel, having no knowledge of the strategy or its directing principles, and an highly secretive “inner” KGB responsible for organizing serial deceptions.
KGB General Mironov’s subcommittee recommended the following long-range deception operations, requiring the accomplishment of several tasks: (1) Penetrate the intelligence services of the West with “moles”; Convince Western intelligence services of the authenticity of fake intelligence offered by “dangles” and thereby gain promotions for “purveyors of a false disarming narrative” by penetration agents who will inevitably become the leading figures in Western intelligence; (3) while taking control of the intelligence game on the ground, promote the idea that “ideology is dead” in the communist bloc; (4) promote the idea of an “ideological” split between Moscow and Beijing so that the West will “play the China card”; that is, blindly rush in and build China into an industrial and technological giant to counter the USSR; (5) promote fake dissident groups and dissident celebrities in the Soviet Union and its satellites; (6) establish controlled opposition movements in bloc countries; (7) prepare to organize, through agents in the dissident movements, anti-communist revolutions throughout bloc; (8) promote the idea that a future Soviet leader is, in fact, a “liberal reformer”; (9) break up the Warsaw Pact and collapse the Soviet Union in a “controlled” fashion; (10) groom stealth communists as candidates for high office in America and Western Europe. These would present themselves as “moderates,” but would operate as “penetration” agents dedicated to facilitating critical aspects of the strategy; namely, economic sabotage and reduction or diversion of U.S. military resources.
The complexity of the intelligence strategy is impossible to overstate. Yet it’s overarching concept is simple and consistent with past communist practices. Those who carry out the “final phase” of the strategy were instructed not to worry about losses in the course of a “grand maneuver.” The modus operandi was to follow the example of Dzerzhinsky’s Trust operation, which facilitated Lenin’s New Economic Policy and opened the Soviet Union to Western investment in the 1920s.
Because the West is blind with regard to Soviet plans, the economic optimism of the free market would naturally compel all shades of political opinion to accept the “collapse of communism” as genuine. A mad rush for markets would follow, though most of the invested monies would be lost.
The capitalists, under this dynamic, could not act with prudence. They would swallow the bait and find themselves on the sharp end of a hook — seduced by their Bolshevik enemy into arrangements that would compromise them and their commercial system. (A similar deception game was already unfolding vis-a-vis China.) Meanwhile, conservative pundits would be loathe to admit they’d been duped about winning the Cold War. Protecting their reputations, America’s leading conservatives would be first in line to keep the deception going — despite an ever-growing body of unexplained facts (for example, the continuing advance of communism in Africa and Latin America). Anyone who dared to question the triumphalist narrative would be ostracized as an alarmist.
There is much more to this picture, having to do with joint KGB and military intelligence operations, ideological subversion, terrorism, national liberation movements, organized crime and drug trafficking. Because these operations involve strategic directions of the Soviet military and the KGB, it is best to outline them separately.
The long-range strategy called for increased training for leaders of revolutionary movements — in civilian, military and intelligence areas of expertise. As noted by Joseph Douglass, “The founding of Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow is an example of one of the early measures taken to modernize Soviet revolutionary leadership training.”
The Russians also decided to set up terrorist training camps. This training took place under the umbrella of supporting “national liberation” movements connected with the Comintern’s previous decolonization policy.
As part of the sustained “liberation” offensive in Latin America (especially Colombia), the Soviets and their Czech allies became involved with international drug and narcotics trafficking. According to Douglass,
Drugs were incorporated into the strategy for waging revolutionary warfare as a political and intelligence weapon for deployment against ‘bourgeois societies’ and as a mechanism for recruiting agents of influence around the world.
In advance of the drug trafficking offensive, Soviet intelligence infiltrated organized crime. The KGB also established “Soviet Bloc sponsored and controlled organized crime syndicates throughout the world,” Douglass explained.
Organized crime, drug trafficking and the attendant money laundering proved to be the most profitable strategic direction of all. Here was an irresistible combination for infiltrating the banks, for acquiring intelligence on political corruption, for control of dirty cops, dishonest intelligence operators, and businessmen. This was a factor in the rise of the Clintons, a major factor in the Afghan wars, the Contra War in Nicaragua, and the wars of Pablo Escobar and the FARC. Terrorists could be funded by such operations.
The related strategic directions of sabotage, diversionary operations, and terrorist “armies” could now be fed with supplies of illicit cash (laundered by banks and protected by dirty politicians). According to Jan Sejna, “The network for this activity was to be in place by 1972.” The Soviet decision to enter organized crime occurred in 1955, and became part of the long-range strategy in subsequent years.
As the “world bourgeoisie” accepted the liberalization of the Soviet Union and the collapse of communism as genuine, the Russian and Chinese strategists organized a diversionary terrorist operation. The Soviet GRU defector, Victor Suvorov described it as follows:
[Widespread terrorist and sabotage operations in advance of World War III] are known officially in the GRU as the “preparatory period,” and unofficially as the “overture.” The overture is a series of large and small operations the purpose of which is, before actual military operations begin, to weaken the enemy’s morale, create an atmosphere of suspicion, fear and uncertainty, and divert the attention of the enemy’s armies and police forces to a huge number of different targets, each of which may be the object of the next attack.
The overture is carried out by agents of the secret services … and by mercenaries recruited by intermediaries. The principal method employed at this stage is “gray terror,” that is, a kind of terror which is not conducted in the name of the Soviet Union. The Soviet secret services do not at this stage leave their visiting cards, or leave other people’s cards. The terror is carried out in the name of already existing extremist groups not connected in any way with the Soviet Union, or in the name of fictitious organizations.
We should not be surprised to learn that KGB/FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko pointed to Putin as the true sponsor of al Qaeda in an interview with a Polish newspaper (which will be posted tomorrow on this site). The following year Litvinenko was fatally poisoned with radioactive polonium 210 by agents of the Russian special services.
This overview touches on the broad sweep of events leading up to the COVID-19 biological attack. If anyone doubts the existence of a long-range Sino-Soviet strategy to defeat the West, and if anyone doubts that COVID-19 is part of that strategy, they have only to reference Russia’s support for China at this time. This support comes in the form of a disinformation campaign against the West. Why would elements of the Russian state-controlled media, Iran and China all suggest that COVID-19 is an American biological weapon? No telltale could tell us more.
Russia, Iran and China are led by persons who want to destroy the United States of America. You can deny it all you want, but the evidence is staring you in the face. The timing of the COVID-19 outbreak is more than suspicious. Too many details suggest that an attack has begun. But the West continues to sleep. It is said we are “fighting a virus.”
Oh no. Something else is coming for us; something that is much larger and more deadly,
Footnotes and Links
A Translation from the Russian of V. D. Sokolovskii with Analysis and Annotation by H. Dinerstein, L. Gouré and T. Wolfe — https://www.rand.org/pubs/reports/R416.html
Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., Red Cocaine: The Drugging of America and the West, p. 47 and pp. 17-18, https://portalconservador.com/livros/Joseph-Douglass-Red-Cocaine-The-Drugging-of-America-and-the-West.pdf
“Anatoliy Golitsyn: The Key to Understanding Today’s World Situation” — https://thecontemplativeobserver.wordpress.com/tag/new-lies-for-old/
Viktor Suvorov, Spetsnaz, https://books.google.com/books/about/Spetsnaz.html?id=LVI2AAAACAAJ&source=kp_book_description
Kremlin disinformation narrative — https://euvsdisinfo.eu/report/the-coronavirus-is-part-of-a-us-war-against-russia-and-china/