I Should Know: Dems' Intel Abuse Is Reminiscent of My Work for Ceausescu
Seen from my vantage point, the four-page FISA abuse memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes is proof that former president Barack Obama and Democratic Party leaders wanted to transform the U.S. into a Russian-style intelligence dictatorship -- and the FBI into a KGB-style instrument for rewriting American history by smearing its capitalist politicians.
They say that history repeats itself. If you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing a re-enactment with your own eyes.
Forty years ago, I paid with two death sentences from my native Romania. I had publicly revealed that Ceausescu's highly praised independence from Moscow was in fact an undercover intelligence dictatorship, designed to transform Romania into a monument to him by annihilating his critics and enemies. "I'll give you a name, and you'll build a criminal record for him," Ceausescu used to tell the head of the Securitate -- his Marxist version of the FBI. For him, lying was the first step toward stealing and killing.
In July 1978, Ceausescu gave such a name to my foreign intelligence service, the DIE, and that was the last straw for me. In an open letter to the captive daughter I had to leave behind, repeatedly broadcast by Radio Free Europe after my defection, I explained:
I got the order to organize the assassination of Noel Bernard, the director of Radio Free Europe’s Romanian program, who had infuriated Ceausescu with his commentaries. Knowing you, Dana, I was firmly convinced that you would prefer no father to one who was an assassin.
I spent my next 30 American years under five presidents -- some better than others -- but the joy of being a part of this magnanimous land of freedom was surpassed only by the joy of simply being alive.
In 2008, however, I suddenly had the feeling of watching Ceausescu's ghost haunting my adoptive country.
“We are the ones the world is waiting for,” proclaimed Barack Obama during his campaign, while his spiritual adviser Jeremiah Wright was caught on video screaming “God damn America.” The Democratic Party put the icing on the cake, proclaiming Obama an American Messiah. The senator agreed. On June 8, 2008, during a speech in New Hampshire, Obama stated that his presidency would be "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet to heal.” Earlier, an indiscreet video showed a picture of communist idol Che Guevara hanging on a wall behind Obama.
Our media and our political sages regarded Obama’s outrageous rhetoric as just millennial generational talk. For me, it was thinly veiled Ceausescu talk. My former boss's version usually was: “A man like me is born only once every five hundred years.” Ceausescu also kept a picture of Che in his office.
At that time, veteran journalist David S. Broder compared Obama’s tactic for hiding his undercover communism to a tactic of military pilots who need to protect themselves when flying over a target heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns: “They release a cloud of fine metal scraps, hoping to confuse the aim of the shells or missiles being fired in their direction.” Obama assiduously sealed off his university transcripts and other key files dealing with his past. Concurrently, he portrayed himself either as a present-day Lincoln or a new Teddy Roosevelt. Nevertheless, the truth is like oil -- no matter how much water you add to sink it, it always floats on top.
“I will negotiate with Russia to take our ICBMs off hair-trigger alert and to achieve deep cuts in our nuclear arsenal,” Obama told the country on February 18, 2008, when he announced his foreign policy as future U.S. president. “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow down our development of future combat systems.”
In a private message for Vladimir Putin, picked up by an inadvertently hot microphone, Obama -- now president -- was more explicit. He told Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it is important for him to give me space.”
No wonder Obama was enthusiastically endorsed by the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). In a column entitled “Big Political Shifts Are Underway,” Joelle Fishman, the chairman of the CPUSA Political Action Committee, emphasized that the CPUSA was now part of Obama’s coalition. Nor is it any wonder that when Obama became president, the first open member of a Communist Party was working at the White House. Van Jones (now a CNN contributor) had belonged to an organization named "Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM)."
To a knowledgeable eye, Obama's actions suggest he might have had some intelligence connection with the Kremlin, such as Whittaker Chambers once had. In 2010, the FBI arrested ten Russian intelligence officers documented as native-born Americans who were serving as spies in the United States. President Obama then returned them to Russia before they were interrogated by the FBI about their spying tasks.
When I was one of the leaders of the KGB community, among other duties I coordinated Romania's highly secret department for illegal officers, whose task was to form “skeletons of communist governments" in the U.S. and other NATO countries.
It is also noteworthy that soon after these KGB/FSB illegal officers were returned to Moscow, the CPUSA gave its enthusiastic support to Obama's re-election bid. "It may be early in the campaign season, but the Communist Party USA already has seen fit to endorse Barack Obama for the 2012 election," stated Sam Webb, the chairman of the CPUSA, in an article published in CPUSA’s official newspaper.
Is our United States a perfect country? Of course not. Since 1792, however, free elections have been the American way of correcting the past and improving the future. Obama, when he came along, tried to replace this American tradition with Russian-style uprisings.
One of the noisiest was “Occupy Wall Street,” an anti-American movement born under Obama’s administration. "Long live the revolution! Long live socialism!" screamed some of the participants. Others marched with Communist flags. "Young people like the ones here today ... are the reason I ran for office in the first place," President Obama told the protesters.
I could write a book about Obama's undercover Marxism and the devastating effect it has had on my adoptive country.
Seen through the perspective of history, Obama's undercover Marxism constituted a malignant tumor on the body of the United States. Like most cancers, it worked silently -- you could feel it only after it had spread throughout the whole body. Unfortunately, our Democratic Party has refused to extirpate Obama's cancer, as proved by its 2016 candidates for the White House: Hillary Clinton, a Marxist posing as a progressive; and Bernie Sanders, an open Marxist who honeymooned in the Soviet Union.
Now America's cancer came to light. A new Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) announced that it would occupy city centers and parks in major U.S. cities, and not depart until the (legally elected!) capitalist President Trump was forced to flee the White House. The protests, the RCP boasted, would rage "day after day and night after night -- not stopping -- until our demand is met."
A couple years ago, the RCP published a draft of a new U.S. Constitution, intended to set forth "fundamental principles and guidelines, for ... a vastly different society and government than now exists: the New Socialist Republic in North America." In order to bring it into being, the RCP Constitution states, "it would be necessary to thoroughly defeat, dismantle and abolish the capitalist-imperialist state of the USA; and this in turn would only become possible with the development of a profound and acute crisis in society."
The RCP's Constitution is breathtaking in its Marxist brutality. The "New Socialist Republic in North America" would grant citizenship to everyone currently living here, with the exception of capitalist enemies of the state. The RCP Constitution legalizes "special Tribunals" for dealing with the "war crimes and other crimes against humanity" committed by "former members and functionaries of the ruling class of the imperialist USA and its state and government apparatus." These enemies of the state would “be imprisoned or otherwise deprived of rights and liberties.”
It continued: “Means of production, and other private capital and wealth of the former capitalist-imperialist ruling class of the United States of America, shall be expropriated, without compensation, and converted into state/public property. … The power to abolish private property is absolute."
The recent dramatic drop in the stock market should give our Democratic Party a strong warning. The first Marxist empire, the Soviet Union, collapsed overnight without warning. In 1991, former CIA director Stansfield Turner wrote in Foreign Affairs: "I never heard a suggestion from the CIA or the intelligence arms of Defense or State about a growing systemic economic problem [in the Soviet Union].”
It is time for the Democratic Party to realize that all Marxism has ever left behind is countries looking as if they’ve been devastated by a hurricane, their leaders roasting in Dante’s Inferno. The current economic collapse of Venezuela, once the world's largest oil producer, is the most recent warning.
The Democratic Party’s open Marxism is a national emergency.