A Blogger Remembers SMERSH
VRW Conspiracy shares the personal memory of when a friend of his father's encountered SMERSH. It touches on a subject which will probably forever remain a closed book. To what extent did Communist death squads operate in America? David Horowitz has controversially maintained that murder was used to keep Leftist cadres in line in the 1960s. It's been widely reported that Joseph Stalin had ordered a hit on John Wayne. However, the Duke formed a bodyguard of ex-stuntmen who were personally loyal to him and, in his own personal real life contest with the greatest murderer the world has ever seen, prevailed. But that story has been told elsewhere, so here's VRW Conspiracy's family memory of SMERSH.
Smersh was real, not just some James Bond fiction. I know from family stories about some of their activities. The Soviet Politburo sent out the orders for Smersh to hunt down all former Communists -- traitors, in their view -- world wide.
A close friend of my parents – who was also my best friend's father -- was a union organizer -- union thug(?) -- in NYC. He was a huge athletic man, quite appropriate for his job. When this union, led by a former Communist bigwig, got wind of the order to murder, they sent three of their organizers, my parents friend included, to the Soviet Consulate in NYC for a chat. The organizers told a Soviet diplomat that for every former Communist murdered there would be ten Soviet diplomats killed. What happened was that the murders of former Communists commenced around the world, but the US was left out. Now that is real diplomacy.