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Ion Mihai Pacepa
Ion Mihai Pacepa (Lt. Gen., R) is the highest Soviet bloc official ever to have defected. In December 1989, Ceausescu was executed at the end of a trial whose accusations came almost word-for-word out of Pacepa’s book Red Horizons (Regnery, 1987).
I appeal to you, generals of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, the Pásdárán: Do what I did! Defend the people, not the tyrant. I am a two-star general who was once at the top of communist Romania’s version of the Pásdárán,…