A few days ago, I found this when I was reading about Romania.
Lieutenant General Ion Mihai Pacepa was the highest-ranking official ever to defect from the former Soviet bloc.
On Christmas Day 1989, Romanian Dictator Ceausescu and his wife were sentenced to death at the end of a trial where most of the accusations had come almost word-for-word out of Pacepa’s book “Red Horizons“.
Along the way, Pacepa met most of the world’s communist leaders, such as Fidel and Raul Castro.
A few years ago, Pacepa wrote “Who Is Raúl Castro? A tyrant only a brother could love“.
This is how Pacepa remembers Raul Castro:
“Raúl was always under the influence — of alcohol and self-importance.
Raúl is generally perceived as a colorless minister of defense, but he has also been the brutal head of one of Communism’s most criminal institutions: the Cuban political police.
I met him in that capacity. He was cruel and ruthless. Fidel may have conceived the terror that has kept Cuba in the Communist fold, but Raúl has been the butcher.
Pacepa goes on to tell us about the real Raul Castro is: an assassin and international terrorist.
This is a remarkable article. It confirms much of what we already knew about Raul Castro.