I do have my doubts about Fatima, Classiccom. I've also heard that about Pius XII and Coughlin -- very, very interesting.
The Cold War may have officially begun much later but 1917 was the year of the Russian Revolution which supposedly was against Western values. It was also very near to the time of the destruction of the last Catholic monarchy, the Austro-Hungarian empire, in World War I.
The error of Judeo-Freemasonry had spread around the world long before the rise of the Bolsheviks in Russia. Russia was an overt form of communism -- almost a straw man, in the way the Nazis were a straw man. An obvious evil that helped people to overlook the evil right in their own backyards.
This idea that Russia must be converted had the effect of putting Americans into a mindset where they represented the "free world" while Russia was enslaved by communism, yet our own country was founded by Freemasons, separated Church and state, etc. I still see American Catholics today who think like this; that we are the land of the free while Russia is a tyrannical state.
I don't want to insult Mary if it is a true prophecy, but I don't want to insult her by saying that she was the author of confusion either. Not to mention that it doesn't make sense that she would tell Lucy to wait until 1960 to reveal the Third Secret, unless we are to say that she somehow didn't know it would be suppressed ( yet Mary knows all ). And did Portugal keep the faith?
As for Bella Dodd, only God knows what was in her heart or if she really converted. Her conversion was in 1952 right when I say Pius XII lost the papacy... Hmm. Once a communist, always a communist? Did she simply join the Church once it had stopped being the Church, her Great Work having been accomplished?
Freemasons and communists often play that card, they say they have converted or seen the error of their ways. This actually makes them seem more trustworthy than many who were never communists -- you think, "Oh, well if they will admit to once being a communist, they must really be repentant." Not necessarily.
JPII was often praised as a great foe of communists, which I'm sure those behind the Iron Curtain found amusing, since he had free movement all over the world while real Catholics were kept under lock and key.
Don't you understand that in the Hegelian synthesis communism is hidden under names like democracy or even Catholicism? What do you think NFP is? Do you think communism is an economic system? No, it is a MINDSET and rationalism and birth control and ecumenism are all part of it.
Pius XII had elements of communism in his writings, and after him it was full-blown in Vatican II.