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  • What I learned as a Car Czar

    06/01/2009 7:43:42 AM PDT · by SueRae · 9 replies · 875+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/1/09 | Ion Mihai Parcepa
    By ION MIHAI PACEPA They say history repeats itself. If you are like me and have lived two lives, you have a good chance of seeing the re-enactment with your own eyes. The current takeover of General Motors by the U.S. government and United Auto Workers makes me think back to Romania's catastrophic mismanagement of the car factories it built jointly with the French companies Renault and Citroen. I was Romania's car czar. When the Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu decided in the mid-1960s that he wanted to have a car industry, he chose me to start the project rolling. In...
  • Obama's Naivete. Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?

    06/15/2008 5:15:57 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 20 replies · 96+ views
    National Review ^ | June 12, 2008 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    Finally, Barack Obama saw the light and broke with Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. It took him 20 years to realize that its leaders, its in-house publications, and even its guest preachers were anti-American. If elected president, he will not have so long a grace period to make his decisions. Another vulnerable point for Senator Obama is his changing policy toward Cuba. A few days ago he announced that, if elected president, he would promote a much friendlier policy toward that country. It was a rousing speech. Even Fidel Castro rose from his sickbed to praise this oration by...
  • When an Evil Empire Returns--The Cold War: It’s back.

    06/23/2006 5:39:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,983+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-23-06 | Jamie Glazov
    Symposium: When an Evil Empire Returns By Jamie GlazovFrontPageMagazine.com | June 23, 2006  The Cold War is back. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, is leading his country back into the dark ages of Soviet totalitarianism and instigating a global confrontation between Russia and the United States -- as well as between Russia and the West as a whole. The Russian President has consistently rolled back democratic freedoms. And he is proving that the genie can be placed back into the bottle: he has centralized authority and suffocated dissent in the media and in the nation at large. Reformers making efforts to build...
  • Propaganda Redux The left is abetting America's enemies..

    08/07/2007 6:40:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies · 811+ views
    Opinion Journal.com ^ | August 7, 2007 | ION MIHAI PACEPA
    Propaganda Redux Take it from this old KGB hand: The left is abetting America's enemies with its intemperate attacks on President Bush. BY ION MIHAI PACEPA Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:01 a.m. During last week's two-day summit, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown thanked President Bush for leading the global war on terror. Mr. Brown acknowledged "the debt the world owes to the U.S. for its leadership in this fight against international terrorism" and vowed to follow Winston Churchill's lead and make Britain's ties with America even stronger. Mr. Brown's statements elicited anger from many of Mr. Bush's domestic detractors, who...
  • Tyrants and the Bomb...(Blame Bush’s unwillingness to bribe North Korea’s playboy despot ????)

    10/17/2006 5:05:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 3 replies · 506+ views
    NRO ^ | October 17, 2006 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    The detonation of a nuclear device by North Korea’s tyrant is an apocalyptic event calling for America’s unity against one of her most indoctrinated foes. “Let’s exterminate our sworn enemy U.S. imperialism!” reads a slogan posted inside North Korean jet cockpits, sailor’s cabins, and army guard posts. Instead, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called for an investigation of the Bush administration’s “failed North Korea policies.” I once belonged to the sanctum sanctorum of the impregnable citadel of Communist nuclear intrigue, and I have hard reasons to believe that no atomic diplomacy on earth could have stopped Kim Jong Il from...
  • Russian Footprints What does Moscow have to do with the recent war in Lebanon?

    08/24/2006 7:29:26 AM PDT · by Kozak · 54 replies · 1,695+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 24, 2006, 6:55 a.m. | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    The Kremlin may be the main winner in the Lebanon war. Israel has been attacked with Soviet Kalashnikovs and Katyushas, Russian Fajr-1 and Fajr-3 rockets, Russian AT-5 Spandrel antitank missiles and Kornet antitank rockets. Russia’s outmoded weapons are now all the rage with terrorists everywhere in the world, and the bad guys know exactly where to get them. The weapons cases abandoned by Hezbollah were marked: “Customer: Ministry of Defense of Syria. Supplier: KBP, Tula, Russia.” Today’s international terrorism was conceived at the Lubyanka, the headquarters of the KGB, in the aftermath of the1967 Six-Day War in the Middle East....
  • Saddam And WMD: Russia's Role

    03/07/2006 8:22:45 AM PST · by Isara · 50 replies · 1,473+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/7/2006 | Editor
    ..frenzy over the Katrina tapes stands in stark contrast to..disinterest of Democrats and the media in the Saddam tapes showing Iraq had WMD and Bush didn't lie....just before Operation Iraqi Freedom both Israeli intelligence and U.S. satellite surveillance detected large amounts of military material moving from Iraq to Syria....not a panicked move...it was a well-planned operation conducted with the assistance of Russia, to which Iraq was $8 billion in debt, much of it for weapons. Russia was worried about what coalition forces might find.According to John Shaw, former deputy undersecretary for international technology security, the WMD were moved out of...
  • FLASHBACK: "Russia Hid Saddam's WMDs" (Washington Times, 10/2/03)

    11/16/2005 10:51:27 PM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 48 replies · 1,277+ views
    The Washington Times (via FrontPageMag) ^ | October 2, 2003 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    On March 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the U.S.-led "aggression" against Iraq as "unwarranted" and "unjustifiable." Three days later, Pravda said that an anonymous Russian "military expert" was predicting that the United States would fabricate finding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov immediately started plying the idea abroad, and it has taken hold around the world ever since. As a former Romanian spy chief who used to take orders from the Soviet KGB, it is perfectly obvious to me that Russia is behind the evanescence of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. After all, Russia...
  • Bolton’s Bravery -The president’s choice is exactly what the U.N. needs.

    06/16/2005 5:56:35 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 883+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/16/05 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    I know the United Nations like the back of my hand. And I have good reasons to believe we badly need a tough guy like John Bolton to handle the rudderless bureaucracy that has turned against the very country that wrote the logo of its Charter: “We the People of the United Nations.” I spent two decades of my other life as a Communist spy chief, struggling to transform the U.N. into a kind of international socialist republic. The Communist bloc threw millions of dollars and thousands of people into that gigantic project. According to the U.S. Senate Select Committee...
  • Ana Pauker's Romanian legacy (How Ion Pacepa got the shaft from Romania's "former" Communists)

    02/03/2005 5:51:22 PM PST · by TapTheSource · 8 replies · 820+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 11, | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Ana Pauker's Romanian legacy By Arnaud de Borchgrave UPI Editor at Large Washington, DC, Jan. 11 (UPI) Personally trained by Stalin, Ana Pauker, Romania's Communist tyrant, had earned her spurs the only way the Soviet tyrant trusted. She denounced her own Communist husband, who was shipped to Siberia to die in the gulag. This was Pauker's ticket to ride a Soviet tank into "liberated" Bucharest in 1944, where she replaced the recently departed Nazi Gauleiter for Romania. The personification of Communist evil, Pauker got her just desserts shortly before Stalin's death in 1953. After supervising the rigged "purge" trials of...
  • No Peter the Great (Putin Raises a Glass to Lenin, Stalin, Andropov).

    11/01/2004 4:34:15 PM PST · by TapTheSource · 98 replies · 1,367+ views
    September 20, 2004, 8:14 a.m. No Peter the Great Vladimir Putin is in the Andropov mold. By Ion Mihai Pacepa Vladimir Putin looks more and more like a heavy-handed imitation of Yuri Andropov — does anyone still remember him? Andropov was that other KGB chairman who rose all the way up to the Kremlin throne, and who was also once my de facto boss. Considering that Putin has inherited upwards of 6,000 suspected strategic nuclear weapons, this is frightening news. Former KGB officers are now running Russia's government, just as they did during Andropov's reign, and the Kremlin's image —...
  • Symposium: The Terror War: How We Can Win

    11/15/2004 7:39:10 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 482+ views
    Frontpage ^ | 11/15/04 | Jamie Glazov
    The Bush administration has now entered its second term in office. What strategies must it now renew -- or pursue -- to sow the seeds for victory in the War on Terror? Frontpage Symposium has assembled a distnguished all-star panel to discuss this question. Our guests today are: Walter Laqueur, the former director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London. He is the author of some of the basic texts on terrorism, most recently Voices of Terror (Reed Publishing, 2004); Ion Mihai Pacepa, the former acting chief of Communist Romania’s espionage service, whose book Red Horizons was republished in...
  • Russia Hid Saddam's WMDs

    10/27/2004 8:53:03 PM PDT · by njtopa · 16 replies · 1,306+ views
    Washington Times via FrontPageMag.com ^ | October 2, 2003 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    On March 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the U.S.-led "aggression" against Iraq as "unwarranted" and "unjustifiable." Three days later, Pravda said that an anonymous Russian "military expert" was predicting that the United States would fabricate finding Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov immediately started plying the idea abroad, and it has taken hold around the world ever since. As a former Romanian spy chief who used to take orders from the Soviet KGB, it is perfectly obvious to me that Russia is behind the evanescence of Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. After all, Russia...
  • Kerry’s Soviet Rhetoric (Re-Post for an important read)

    10/16/2004 5:29:44 AM PDT · by bad company · 16 replies · 559+ views
    national review ^ | February 26, 2004, | By Ion Mihai Pacepa
    Part of Senator John Kerry's appeal to a certain segment of Americans is his Vietnam-veteran status coupled with his antiwar activism during that period. On April 12, 1971, Kerry told the U.S. Congress that American soldiers claimed to him that they had, "raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned on the power, cut off limbs, blew up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan."
  • From Russia With Terror

    09/24/2004 3:05:35 PM PDT · by garfab · 6 replies · 932+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | March 1, 2004 | Jamie Glazov
    only part of the story but it explains a lot!! http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=12387
  • No Peter the Great

    09/20/2004 4:10:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 233 replies · 2,760+ views
    NRO ^ | September 20, 2004 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version September 20, 2004, 8:14 a.m. No Peter the GreatVladimir Putin is in the Andropov mold. By Ion Mihai Pacepa Vladimir Putin looks more and more like a heavy-handed imitation of Yuri Andropov — does anyone still remember him? Andropov was that other KGB chairman who rose all the way up to the Kremlin throne, and who was also once my de facto boss. Considering that Putin has inherited upwards of 6,000 suspected strategic nuclear weapons, this is frightening news. Former KGB officers are now running Russia's government,...
  • Was John Kerry Duped?

    09/07/2004 7:47:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies · 2,798+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | September 7, 2004 | Michael Ashbury
    Writing in a February 26, 2004 National Review article, Ion Mihai Pacepa a former spy chief and a General in the former Soviet satellite of Romania indicates that the Vietnam-era antiwar movement got its spin from the Russian Kremlin. He writes "I produced the very same vitriol Kerry repeated to the U.S. Congress almost word for word and planted it in leftist movements throughout Europe. KGB chairman Yuri Andropov managed our anti-Vietnam War operation. He often bragged about having damaged the U.S. foreign-policy consensus, poisoned domestic debate in the U.S., and built a credibility gap between American and European public...
  • John Kerry - Communism's "Useful Idiot"

    08/25/2004 7:47:45 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies · 1,132+ views
    Unfit for Command | 2004 | John O'Neill and Jerome Corsi
    From “Unfit for Command,” p. 123 - 124: Ion Mihai Pacepa, the highest-ranking Soviet intelligence officer to defect to the West, spoke out in June 2004 about the KGB intelligence operation that he believed was the basis for the assertions of war crimes and atrocities at the heart of John Kerry’s 1971 testimony to the Fulbright Committee.For Pacepa, the case was clear. John Kerry’s 1971 accusations of war crimes in Vietnam sounded to him just “like the disinformation line that the Soviets were sowing worldwide throughout the Vietnam era.” The KGB had as a top priority the damage of American...
  • Aid & Comfort the Enemy, The Kerry record

    07/09/2004 6:30:02 AM PDT · by backinthefold · 12 replies · 805+ views
    It's no surprise that John Kerry has devoted so much time and energy questioning George W. Bush's record as commander-in-chief. Nor is it any surprise that he recently launched a campaign calling on Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld to resign after a handful of military personnel humiliated al-Qa'ida terrorists in Abu Ghraib prison while attempting to obtain actionable intelligence about their plans to kill more of our troops. These political attacks are just the latest round on Kerry's long list of black-bag antics designed to undermine America's military strength and resolve. Kerry, who fancies himself a war hero, has spent...
  • KGB Resurrection

    05/03/2004 1:44:59 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 664+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | April 30, 2004 | Jamie Glazov
    Despite the fall of communism in Russia more than a decade ago, thousands of former KGB officers and other members of the Soviet nomenklatura hold significant positions of power in Russia today. The nation also appears to be experiencing a process of re-Brezhnevization, which is marked by the resurrection of the former secret police. What is the significance of this phenomenon? How will it affect U.S. –Russian relations and, more importantly, America’s war with militant Islam? Frontpage Symposium is honored to host a distinguished panel on this subject. In a world premiere, we have two ex-spy chiefs from opposite sides...