A great and self-defeating accomplishment - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 06.08.07 | 06:22 (IDT)

    "Manor always cited the achievement he was most proud of as obtaining the text of Nikita Kruschev's famous secret speech denouncing Stalin to the 20th Soviet Communist Party Congress" - Haaretz It was a great and self-defeating accomplishment. Nikita Krushchev drove the golden spike into the delusion that there was an international communist conspiracy when he denounced Stalin. Within a decade the only people who still believed in the vast international communist conspiracy were the lunatic right wing fringe in the US. The lunacy of Vietnam was fought for a purpose that General - and President - Dwight Eisenhower understood was insane. There was no conspiracy so vast that it must be stopped in South Vietnam. It was a delusion shared only by the dead "comrade Stalin" and paranoid lunatics in the United States.

    from the article: Shin Bet chief during Cold War, Amos Manor, dies at age of 88
    First published 00:00 06.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.08.07
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