My return to the United States would have meant certain death.
An exaggeration? I beg the reader to reject that glorified image of the USA shown daily on Russian television. Please forget the loudly trumpeted lies about the magnificent American “democracy.” Forget about concern for “human rights” in the US.
The American rulers do not tolerate someone like Arnold Lockshin. Why should they? The United States of America is, after all, the “exceptional” country!
William C. Sullivan, former Assistant Director of the FBI and head of the FBI’s Domestic Intelligence Division, laid it on the line:
“No holds were barred… (The same methods used against Dr. Martin Luther King) were brought home against any organization against which we were targeted. We did not differentiate. This is rough, tough business.
“This is a common practice, rough, tough, dirty business… To repeat, it is a rough, tough, dirty business, and dangerous. It was dangerous at times – that is, dangerous to the persons who are being affected, not to the Bureau persons… It was dangerous at times, no holds were barred.
“Never once did I hear anybody, including myself, raise the question, is this course of action which we have agreed upon lawful… it is ethical or moral?.. The one thing we were concerned about (was) will this course of action work, will it get us what we want…? I think this suggests really in government we are amoral “ (Harris Woford, “Of Kennedys and Kings”, 1980; Mark Lane and Dick Gregory, “Code Name ‘ZORRO’, The Murder of Martin Luther King”, 1977).
After this testimony before a US Senate committee, William C. Sullivan was murdered. An “accident.”
The admirers of US imperialism can take “take heart” in another “banal” fact.
Bolstered by massively propagandized, provocative lies about non-existent “weapons of mass destruction,” the US and subservient “allies” invaded Iraq and murdered more than a million people in that country!
It goes without saying that no one in the US was punished for this monstrous crime. Not the serial mass murderer ex-US President George Bush or anyone else. No prosecution, no trial, nothing. Not in the past, not now, not later. Nothing.
The felons of US imperialism can kill as many people as they like, and its all OK. God Bless America!
Would these modern-day American Nazis spare someone like Arnold Lockshin? Who in the “Evil Empire” (the Soviet Union) criticized the sacred CIA, the sacred FBI of the sacred United States of America?
Not a chance!
Would the “Soviet” accomplices of US imperialism have defended someone like Arnold Lockshin?
Not a chance!
Arnold Lockshin’s murder would have been the culmination of a successful psychological warfare plot.
To be continued.
Arnold Lockshin, political exile from the US living in Moscow