Review: Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking Soviet-bloc official ever to defect to the. Ion Mihai Pacepa is a former three-star general in the Securitate, the secret police of Communist Romania, who defected to the. Results 1 – 24 of 24 Red Horizons: The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption by Ion Mihai Pacepa and a great.

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I expected deeper revelations of the actual oppression prison conditions, numbers executed, etc.

His first book, ‘Red Horizons,’is indubitably the most brilliant portrait of a Communist regime I’ve ever read. Ion Mihai Pacepa born 28 October in Bucharest, Romania is the highest-ranking intelligence official ever to have defected from the former Eastern Bloc.

Here is my favorite Ceausescu quote, regarding his plans to wiretap every home in Romania: Nevertheless his desertion crippled Ceausescu’s foreign image and he have to thank him for doing it.

Red Horizons : Ion Mihai Pacepa :

A former chief of Romania’s foreign intelligence service reveals the extraordinary corruption of the Nicolae Ceausescu government of Romania, horizohs brutal machinery of oppression, and its Machiavellian relationship with the West.

If possible do read the English original. Trivia About Red Horizons: Views Read Edit View history.

It would explain from the love of an invisible god to the veneration of a disgusting Osama Ben Laden. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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The international alliances, such as Nicolae’s relationship with Yasser Arafat, give the story an international perspective, lon I never considered. Ion Mihai Pacepa’s father born in grew up in Alba Iuliathe capital of the principality of Transylvaniawhich at that time was part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empirewhere he worked in his own father’s small kitchenware factory.


Scondly, I was shocked by both his and his paecpa viciousness on the one hand, and her, Elena, fixation on her sexual appetite. He presents himself very detached from Ceausescu and the others. Anyone drawn to the concept of personality cults as a source of great comedy will find nirvana here.

Red Horizons : The True Story of Nicolae and Elena Ceausescus’ Crimes, Lifestyle, and Corruption

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Peake called Pacepa’s theory an “imaginative story” and “implausible”. This book shines a light on the history of Communist Romania in a shocking way. My father used to load up on “Kent” cigarettes and other American items including cash with which to buy the freedom of members of my family.

Stone Limited preview – Inhe was transferred to the Directorate of Foreign Intelligence. Oct 26, Suleyman Sari rated it it was ok Shelves: Daca doar jumatate din cantitatea de infomatii continuta in aceste doua volume este reala si tot este uluitor. In holding the positions he purports to have had, Pacepa must have done his share of the type of fawning he describes his colleagues doing.

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The Rise and Fall of the Ceausescus. There is so much inexactness in the data that is available for anyone, that I cannot trust his “secrets”. No eBook available Amazon.


Pacepa supported the invasion of Iraq. Coercion and Dissent in Romania, — Lastly, though there are numerous references to Jews, Germans, and Hungarians in Romania and Ceausescu’s dislike and exploitation of them, I find it telling that there is only one passing reference to Gypsies, and that in the form of an adjective where a government official norizons describes as “a Gypsy looking fellow. Fascinating story of two of the most vile people in the world.

Romania under Communism was no less tragic than Romania rwd Fascism. About Ion Mihai Pacepa. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book represents Dictator Ceausescu like a genius who was thinking big, but in reality he was a just a simple stupid peasant. User Review – Flag as inappropriate It’s not pleasant reading, but it’s well-written, and accurate to a fault.

A salient detail that caught my attention was Ceausescu’s astonishment during his “trial” upon hearing that “mercenaries” were shooting into the crowds demonstrating against him — of course, his surprise was in fact justified given that those terrorists were most likely hired by the ;acepa of the coup. Two things, among many, which shocked me were first, I think Ceasescu was in his own way very brilliant to concoct this scheme called operation “Horizon” and other horizonx as well.