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Behind the Desert Storm: A Secret Archive Stolen From the Kremlin that Sheds New Light on the Arab Revolutions in the Middle East by [Stroilov, Pavel]
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Stroilov has stolen one of the most fascinating archives in recent diplomatic history and has given us documentation for all those old assumptions - and much more. --The Washington Times

About the Author

Pavel Stroilov is a Russian historian living in London after being granted asylum by British Judges in 2006. He fled Russia in 2003 after successfully stealing 50,000 unpublished top-secret Kremlin documents from the archive of the Gorbachev Foundation. Stroilov and other researches were given access to the archive in 1999, but were brusquely refused permission by Mikhail Gorbachev himself to copy significant parts of the collection. Over the next few years, after secretly watching the archive's network administrator enter the password into the foundation's computer system, Stroilov was able to copy the archive and send it to secure locations around the world. Most of the originals remain classified to this day. Stroilov was also the editor of Alexander Litvinenko's book Allegations. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of Vladimir Putin, was poisoned to death in a high profile political assassination in 2006.

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  • File Size: 915 KB
  • Print Length: 355 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1932549676
  • Publisher: Price World Publishing (July 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 13, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936910675
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936910670
  • ASIN: B005CPVIPE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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By Joan A. Adamak VINE VOICE on December 28, 2012
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Pavel claims to be a spy in that in 2003 he copied many documents from a computer under the control of the Gorbachev Federation. Repeating the words of the author: "During the final weeks, Gorbachev's aides took home top-secret archives of their better days: notes from Politburo meetings, transcripts of Gorbachev's talks with foreign leaders and countless confidential memos of all sorts. Copies of the same documents remained top secret in the official Kremlin archives. Behind closed doors, the Russian government was negotiating and making important decisions about the future of the world such as when Putin ordered Russian agents to murder a British citizen on British soil in 2006 by a radioactive terrorist attack. The Middle East is the most complicated region in the world. The policy-making on the Middle East has been monopolized by a narrow circle of specialists."

This book reveals the documents from Gorbachev's archive that relate to the Gulf War and more broadly to the Middle East at the final stage of the Cold War. The author states that the Middle East was an important front of the Cold War---second only to Europe. This non-fiction book sets out incidents and communications that occurred either in the Middle East or about the Middle East and how Russia had a finger in the pie. It is related in a history book type manner and will be interesting for all readers who have always wondered about some of the events of these times, which are even quite recent. Although we readers have to rely on the honesty of the author, there are facts related that make sense. I recommend this book.
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This book offers readers a front row seat to the backroom conversations between the heads of state and political players who shaped a world that now seems to be imploding in the Middle East. Anyone watching and trying to understand what's happening there today will want to read Behind the Desert Storm.

The Kremlin archives, quoted by the author, paint a very different picture of the impact Russia has had on the world than the one so often fed to us by the media. Russia is already becoming a topic of discussion in the 2012 US presidential election. With the current President assuring Russia that his reelection would allow for "flexibility," and one of the leading candidates to oppose him in November declaring Russia our "number one geopolitical foe," every US citizen ought to arm themselves with the facts detailed in Behind the Desert Storm.
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I had always considered myself as one that kept up on current affairs. According to this book I did not have a clue as to what was going on and who is pulling the strings. I am glad that I read it but have to admit I was depressed in how easily the US has been used and fooled. If you a.re interested in the midddle east then you will find this book eye opening. I would reccommend
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A very interesting behind the scenes look at the real Mikhail Gorbachev, rather than the glorified version that even to this day is portrayed by the media.
Best line of the book: "Gorbachev lies even when he is telling the truth."
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This book looks like a secong part of book "The Secret War Against the Jews". Vertually, the same players, EU, US and Russia, coocking a paln to eliminate Israel and Jews from the Eath using third party, in this case Sadam Husein and arabs, not Hitler, as a proxy assasines. I hialy recommend to read both books to understand the reality of the past and present international politics toward Israel and Jews. You will find not much difference between Gorbachev, Bush Sr, Brain PM and their counterparts from Nazi Germany.
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Pretty tedious and disappointing. There's very little you couldn't have gathered from watching the news, and the authors snide "I'm smarter than you" attitude wears badly.
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