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(11) So who is Gen. Alexander Nechvolodov? (Actually, his name is Aleksandr Nechvolodov).

He is another pro-Czar White Russian expatriate living in Paris.  In 1924, he published a book entitled "L'Empereur Nicholas II et les Juifs" (The Emperor Nicholas II and the Jews).

Are you beginning to see a pattern here??

In his book, Gen. Nechvolodov included the complete text of "The Protocols of Zion" and he appended approving commentaries which affirmed the accuracy of the Protocols.

We know from Dr. Antony Sutton's research that Jacob Schiff OPPOSED the Bolshevik regime and, obviously, there is no "public statement" by Schiff declaring that his financial support enabled the Bolshevik Revolution to succeed. If such a statement existed, don't you think somebody would have found the original source and referenced it before Gary Allen wrote his book in 1972?

An honest historian would search for the ORIGINAL primary source in order to quote the alleged Schiff comment accurately--especially because it is so inflammatory and perhaps could be construed as libelous. The reason why Gary Allen (and like-minded souls) PREFER to use secondary sources---is because they think such a practice relieves them of personal responsibility for disseminating falsehoods.

In his 1993 book, Wall Street And The Bolshevik Revolution - Dr. Antony Sutton writes:

It is significant that documents in the State Department files confirm that the investment banker Jacob Schiff, often cited as a source of funds for the Bolshevik Revolution, was in fact against support of the Bolshevik regime. 5 This position, as we shall see, was in direct contrast to the Morgan-Rockefeller promotion of the Bolsheviks.

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The persistence with which the Jewish-conspiracy myth has been pushed suggests that it may well be a deliberate device to divert attention from the real issues and the real causes. The evidence provided in this book suggests that the New York bankers who were also Jewish had relatively minor roles in supporting the Bolsheviks, while the New York bankers who were also Gentiles (Morgan, Rockefeller, Thompson) had major roles.

What better way to divert attention from the real operators than by the medieval bogeyman of anti-Semitism?

Sutton's footnote #5 refers readers to an Appendix which contains the text of the following November 1918 correspondence by Jacob Schiff to the U.S. State Department.  Schiff appends a cablegram from a Mr. Kamenka, a prominent Russian official.

Dear Mr. Polk:

Will you permit me to send you copy of a cablegram received this morning and which I think, for regularity's sake, should be brought to the notice of the Secretary of State or your good self, for such consideration as it might be thought well to give this.

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Mr. Kamenka, the sender of this cablegram, is one of the leading men in Russia and has, I am informed, been financial advisor both of the Prince Lvoff government and of the Kerensky government. He is President of the Banque de Commerce de l'Azov Don of Petrograd, one of the most important financial institutions of Russia, but had, likely, to leave Russia with the advent of Lenin and his "comrades."

Let me take this opportunity to send sincere greetings to you and Mrs. Polk and to express the hope that you are now in perfect shape again, and that Mrs. Polk and the children are in good health.

Faithfully yours,
[sgd.] Jacob H. Schiff

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