Ian Smith’s Awakening To Espionage & Betrayal By America & Britain To Serve Global Communism
Editor’s Comment: The following tragically revealing letter from Rhodesian Missionary & Expert Historian on Communist ‘Revolutions’ Dr Peter Hammond to Reclaiming Rhodesia author Sally-Anne Lowe, is a preface to Captain Joseph Columbus Smith’s expose of Rhodesias betrayal by Jimmy Carter’s CIA. Dr Hammond reveals the historical pattern of U.S. leadership supporting anti-American and anti-Western Communist terrorists.
These two posts highlight how the systematic obfuscation of race-relations, ideology and history has been used to unjustly destroy, not only Rhodesia, but the entire West for an agenda hidden behind the Red Mask. Proving once again why Rhodesia is more than ‘just a footnote‘ in history.
Dr Hammond’s letter has been posted in its entirety with images added.
Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your letter 19/7 and for the link to the interesting and disturbing article by Joseph Smith in SOF.
This article, by Captain Joseph Columbus Smith, an American volunteer in the Rhodesian army: Did Jimmy Carter’s CIA Sting Destroy a Cold War Ally? is interesting, important and disturbing.
As Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith, declared:
“We were never beaten by our enemies. We were betrayed by our friends.”
My elder brother served in the Rhodesian Army and received training from American volunteer John Alan Coey, who was killed in action, 19 July 1975. John Alan Coey’s book: A Martyr Speaks, is also a documentation of the disgusting treachery, duplicity and shocking betrayal of Rhodesians fighting for Christian civilisation against communist aggression.
It was a privilege for me to be brought up in Rhodesia. Even during the war, Rhodesia was a paradise. Rhodesian agriculture was second only to South Africa’s in the continent of Africa. Rhodesia achieved the highest standards of education, with the highest standards of literacy amongst Africans, anywhere in the continent.
Sadly, I can well believe Joseph Smith’s testimony of American espionage and subversion of Rhodesia during the war.
Ian Smith’s Awakening To Western Treachery
It was my privilege to regularly meet with Ian Smith during the last 20 years of his life. We enjoyed tea, lunches and suppers together and I had the opportunity to interview him on radio, to ask many questions and to read the Bible and pray with him.
Ian Smith told me that while he never suspected it at the time, since the war, it had become clear that Ken Flower, the Head of Rhodesia’s Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), was actually betraying Rhodesia to the British MI6.
Every attempt by Rhodesian security forces to eliminate Joshua Nkomo, the terrorist leader of ZAPU and Robert Mugabe, the terrorist leader of ZANU (PF), were inexplicably betrayed. The targets were never at the location when the operations were launched.
Ian Smith reflected to me that, with hindsight, he realised that:
“We fought on the wrong side.”
Mr Smith was referring to Rhodesia’s involvement in the [Rothschild] Anglo Boer War of 1899 to 1902. The South African Republic in the Transvaal was our neighbour.
“They were never a threat to us and we were wrong to have joined the British in a war of aggression against our neighbour for no other reason than that bankers in Britain could gain control over the Transvaal Gold Fields.”
He then commented:
“We were on the wrong side in the First World War as well. Of course, we wanted to do our part to support the British Empire, but the British Empire was never at risk. The heir to the Austrian throne had been assassinated by a communist terrorist in Sarajevo. That was a matter for Austria. It had nothing to do with Great Britain. Even less to do with Rhodesia. The world would have been better off if Britain and America had stayed out of that European conflict. The only result of which was the Bolshevik Revolution and the collapse of the stabilising influences of the Russian Empire, the Austrian and German Empire and its replacement with totalitarian governments like the Bolsheviks in Moscow.
“With hindsight, we were on the wrong side in the Second World War. I devoted six years of my life to fighting for Christian civilisation, only to find out at the end, that we had actually been saving the Soviet Union and that our American and British allies betrayed the whole of Eastern Europe into the hands of the worst anti-Christian dictator in History, Joseph Stalin. We would have been better off losing the war if the result had been the defeat of the Soviet Union. That would have saved a lot of grief, not only in Africa, but worldwide. Better still, we shouldn’t have been involved at all.”
However, Mr Smith declared adamantly:
“We were right to fight against Soviet and Red Chinese-backed terrorism. Rhodesia was in the frontline of the hot part of the Cold War. Like the 300 Spartans of Thermopylae, we held the line for Western civilisation. We bought time for the Free World to win the Cold War. We were never beaten by our enemies. We were betrayed by our friends!”
We discussed the Western treachery, the cover up of the Soviet mass-murder of thousands of Polish officers and NCO’s at Katyn, the assassination of General Sikorsky, Polish Commander in Chief of their Government in Exile, when he insisted on an international investigation led by the Red Cross into the Katyn Forest massacre. The treachery of the Yalta Agreement betraying our allies in Eastern Europe into the hands of the Soviet Union. Operation Keelhaul, forcibly repatriating 3 million Russians and Ukrainians into the hands of the Soviet NKVD to be murdered, or mercilessly abused in the GULAG Concentration camps of Siberia at the conclusion of WWII.
US General Ben Partin & Captain Red McDaniel Witnesses To Betrayal
US Air Force General Ben Partin gave me multiple examples of treachery from the US government, not only against American allies in nationalist China, betrayed into the hands of Mao Tse Tung’s Communist Party, the Shah of Iran betrayed into the hands of the Ayatollah, Nicaragua betrayed into the hands of the Sandinistas, but also thousands of American Prisoners of War abandoned into the hands of Marxists.
General Partin took me to meet United States Navy Captain Red McDaniel (Author of Scars and Stripes). Captain McDaniel had been tortured for six years in a communist concentration camp in North Vietnam. Captain McDaniel documented to me how the US government had a pattern of betraying its soldiers into the hands of the Marxists. At the end of World War I, thousands of American soldiers were abandoned into the hands of the Bolsheviks and forgotten.
At the end of World War II, many thousands of American Prisoners of War were in the Eastern zone betrayed into the hands of the Red Army. Most of these men were never returned to the West. They were worked to death in arctic hell-hole conditions in the GULAG in Siberia. After the Korean War, thousands of American Prisoners of War were abandoned into the hands of Red China where they ended their days as slave labourers. At that stage there was still 2,500 Prisoners of War – Missing In Action unaccounted for in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Captain Eugene McDaniel set up the American Defence Institute (ADI). He told me:
From Woodrow Wilson through FDR and Truman, through to Jimmy Carter, there was a trail of treachery. He commented to me that a government who betrays their own soldiers is hardly to be trusted by their allies.
“…Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore the wrath of the Lord is upon you.” 2 Chronicles 19:2
May God continue to be your strength and shield.
Yours for Faith and freedom,
Dr. Peter Hammond,