Television and radio host Glenn Beck praised Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa after the former Romanian spy chief did an interview with Beck’s news service, the Blaze, that presented “11 quotes that will shock and chill you.”

On his radio show, Beck noted that nearly 40 years after his defection, Pacepa still was living under an alias due to threats on his life that began with Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s dispatching of assassination squads from Romania to the U.S.

“He held information that was so important that they would kill him today for it,” Beck said. “Think of that.”

Ron Rychlak, the co-author with Pacepa of the bestselling book “Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism,” will be a guest on Beck’s radio show March 5.

Pacepa’s book, reviewed by the Blaze, reveals how the Soviet Union employed a strategy to undermine freedom, attack religion and promote terrorism worldwide.

Pacepa was the highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West. He exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and prompting him to post two different million-dollar bounties on Pacepa’s head. Pacepa today lives in the U.S. as a “proud American citizen.”

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In his interview with the Blaze, Pacepa said the “very idea that the Soviet Union was defeated is disinformation in itself.”

“The Soviet Union changed its name and dropped its façade of Marxism,” he said, “but it remained the same samoderzhaviye, the historical Russian form of autocracy in which a tsar is running the country with the help of his political police. … During the Soviet Union, the KGB was a state within the state. Now the KGB is the state.”

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