Tyler Kent

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Long before the recent intelligence leaks, a young US State Department employee named Tyler Kent stole and copied thousands of Top Secret cables from his job in the code room of the US embassy in London. His goal was to keep America from getting involved in a disastrous foreign war — the one we now call World War II:

Kent explains how his aim was to release the secret cables during the Presidential election campaign in 1940. Over 80% of the US population didn’t want to go into the war — and the cables showed President Roosevelt secretly promising Churchill help against Germany.


  1. Toddy Cat says:

    Interesting. It’s really remarkable how little it is remembered how anti-war the U.S. was right up until Dec. 7th, 1941, probably because WWII has gone down in history as the “Good War”, and no one wants to be associated with those forces that opposed it. But “America First” probably represented the feelings of most Americans at the time. If Moldbug and blogs like this one have performed one stellar service, it’s been increasing awareness of this forgotten history.

  2. “Tyler Kent was a horrible man. He was a rabid anti-communist who believed that the Jews had been behind the Russian Revolution.”


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