The Archive of the Romanian Revolution of December 1989

A Catch-22 December 1989, Groundhog-Day Production. Presenting the Personal Research & Scholarship of Richard Andrew Hall, Ph.D.

Decembrie 1989: O Gafa Monumentala, Romania Libera, 31.10.90

Posted by romanianrevolutionofdecember1989 on December 6, 2009

Orwellian Positively Orwellian Part III A fistful of bullets

Savin Chiritescu wrote to Romania Libera in October 1990:

“…myself and many colleagues from this tank unit [UM 01060 Bucuresti-Pantelimon] captured armed Arab terrorists (one of whom told us he was from Beirut), who we turned over to the Chief of Staff’s Division.  One was a student, upon whom we found a machine gun of 5.62 caliber series UF 060866, 40 cm long, capable of being carried under clothes:  the weapon was made from a hard plastic, with the exception of the gun barrel and the trigger.  He admitted he had been paid and that he loved Ceausescu greatly.  He was wearing leather pants, PUMA sneakers and a black sweater….”[40]

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