An Anniversary Is Observed: America’s Unwise Recognition of Soviet Union in 1933
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November 16 marked 80 years since the Roosevelt administration normalized relations with the USSR, and several national security experts met in Washington to reflect on what the decision meant then and whether anything has been learned in the interim.

What followed was the “massive infiltration of our government by communists and Soviet agents” particularly during WWII, according to expert of the period Stanton Evans (author of Stalin's Secret Agents) to the extent that “there were literally hundreds … of Soviet agents in our government by the early 1940s.”

In addition, speakers Christopher Farrell of JudicialWatch and Stephen Coughlin of the Center for Security Policy drew the parallel of Soviet infiltration then and Muslim subversion in high places now.

The video is nearly two hours in length but is valuable for the hidden history it brings to light as well as insights into current policies.

The Legacy of FDR’s Normalization of Relations with the USSR

Washington, DC — Eighty years ago this Saturday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed for the first time to recognize the Communist regime of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. He did so on the basis of formal undertakings by then-Soviet Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov that the Kremlin would not engage in subversive actions in America.

The rest, as they say, is history. And a sordid and still unfolding history it is.

“The 16th of November 1933 is a day that truly should live in infamy. This symposium will explore its significance both in terms of much of the most sordid history of the 20th Century — and as the predicate for similar forces at work in the 21st.

“??The Center for Security Policy is pleased to convene a symposium to review that history — both that of the immediate post-normalization period, of World War II, of the Cold War and of today — from noon-2:00 p.m. at the headquarters of Judicial Watch in Washington, D.C.

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