Disinformation by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa & Prof. Ronald J. Rychlak
Disinformation by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa & Prof. Ronald J. Rychlak is a very important book for inquiring minds. Lt. Gen Pacepa is the highest ranking Soviet Block Country (Romania) intelligence officer to defect to the United States. He is still after many years under protection and has written numerous books. Disinformation is his latest. Like many books recounting history with great detail parts of this book can be slow reading at times. However, this look at history documents how the primary focus of the KGB now FSB (and Romanian DIE) has been disinformation. How they work very hard at ruining reputations, spreading incorrect information, and manipulating the press. The historical details show how active the Soviet Communist were in feeding many key anti-Semitic ideas to Hitler and the Nazi’s. They were extremely active in spreading anti-American ideas Western Europe and the Middle East, as well as, in America through their many clandestine activities in the United States. This was also well documented in the recent book titled The Venona Secrets by Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel. Yes McCarthy’s reputation was destroyed but these books and other’s like Blacklisted By History by M. Stanton Evans clearly show he was right.
After some slow but informative reading through the first 200 pages Disinformation gets into the most fascinating look at the Kennedy assassination and Russia’s involvement I have ever read. More importantly how the Russians immediately covered their tracks by feeding all the conspiracy theory activity that kept the suspicion off of them.
Next this book exposes the widespread activity of the Soviets in fueling the Middle Eastern terrorist hate of America and anti-Semitism that already persisted in the region. This book exposes wide spread soviet activity to fuel terrorism including funding, training terrorist including training in the area of hijacking, and bomb making. They even supplied Middle Eastern terrorist groups with “enough plastic explosives to last for the next 150 years”.
The author’s perspective on modern soviet leaders like Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin are fascinating insider perspectives. From page 200 through the end of the book (pg. 355) it was hard to put down and extremely informative. This is a book most Americans should read to understand how vulnerable they are to foreign manipulation and how active Russia still is as one of our greatest enemies and threats.
If you care at all about the global unrest and challenges ahead for our great republic this is an important book for understanding the geopolitics and challenges our enemies present. So as usual Hit The Books, They Don’t Hit Back!