|The Rosenbergs; 50 Years of Anti-fascist Martyrdom
Even as the German fascists were being defeated at Stalingrad,
Signal Intelligence Agency was set up in 1943 and became the
Security Agency, (NSA) which implemented the Venona Project to decrypt
messages sent from the Soviet Consulate to Moscow. In Monograph
released through the Freedom of Information Act already called attention
the Comintern’s goal of “furthering the cause of Revolution.”
This was a
reminder to the capitalist Allies and the U.S. imperialists that the
Army was only a temporary ally. This was reinforced when we committed
genocidal act in Hiroshima and Nagasaki that we are in a Cold War and
the U.S. is the stronger super power.
In Monograph #3 of 1944-5, in 3 separate decoded messages lists the
KGB officers and enlisted men and the medals and insignia they wore.
addition “controversial figures” were named such as Judith Coplon,
Hiss and Harry Dexter White. It did not contain the names of
or Ethel Rosenberg. The Venona Report referring to Julius as
that he engaged in “non-atomic espionage” while indicating that Ethel
Rosenberg was completely innocent of breaking any law. Some have
that Julius might have provided some valuable Radar information useful
the Soviets in shooting down German aircraft. If so, progressives
view this as a heroic rather than a despicable act even if it violated
of the U.S. as ends and means are dialectically connected and
saved not only Soviet lives but American soldiers as well.
So that as Robert Meerpol observed his parents were “charged with one
(stealing the secret of the atomic bomb and giving it to the Soviet
but were tried and executed for other reasons.” The primary one
anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy period reinforced by anti-Semitism
by many that tended to view most Jews as radicals and less than patriotic.
The courageous Rosenbergs, would not compromise their socialist vision
ardent support for the Soviet Union as it confronted German fascism
save their own lives. As Meerpol stated in an interview with
Profile that the Venona Report “may very well turn out to be in part
whole disinformation created by the U.S. government
in order to justify
their activities.” After all, U.S. imperialism falsified, distorted
gave misleading interpretations of various Intelligence reports in
justify an invasion of Iraq.
The Rosenbergs were totally innocent of the crimes they were charged
We should demand a re opening of their case and as Massachusets officially
did in the Sacco-Vanzetti case exonerate them.