Ягода the professional Nazi murderer... (continued)
Under interrogation and in court in 1937-8, former Soviet secret police (НКВД) head Генрих Григорьевич Ягода admitted his crucial role in the murders of leading Soviet officials and personages. He gave considerable detail about the motivations for and the methods used in the killings.
Moreover, he described the links of potent subversive organizations within the USSR with the foreign intelligence services of several European countries: Britain, France, Poland and especially Nazi Germany.
It is virtually certain that the intelligence apparatus of the United States (the CIA was yet to come into existence) was also deeply involved in pernicious activities aimed at disrupting/subverting the Soviet government. Vicious interference in other countries' internal affairs had become habitual for US imperialism; furthermore, in the 1930s, the ties of the Roosevelt administration and US banks/big business with the Nazi regime were very extensive (see my series “Америка и фашизм») .
Anti-soviet propagandists allege – without any substantiation – that the admissions of Ягода and others were compelled under torture or extreme duress.
However, this belies the fact that not infrequently Ягода disputed statements of the interrogator/prosecutor and denied certain allegations:
“В марте 1938 года Яода предстал на Третьем Московском процессе как один из главных обвиняемых. На обвинение в шпионаже ответил:( Collapse )