9781932549676

Behind the Desert Storm : A secret archive stolen from the Kremlin that exposes direct lies in the memoirs of President Bush Senior, Brent Scowcroft, and James Baker

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-01
  • Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group
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Summary

Using top secret documents stolen from Russian archives, historian Pavel Stroilov, a Russian dissident living in London in political exile, has written a masterpiece on the behind-the-scenes politicking of the first Gulf War that exposes direct lies in the memoirs of President Bush Senior, Brent Scowcroft and James Baker. In addition to revealing a great number of never-before-seen top secret documents, Behind the Desert Storm delves into closed-doors discussions between world leaders - something that normally remains secret for a very long time. It tells the hidden history of the events which have largely determined the current state of the Middle East - from the conflict in Iraq to the Israeli-Palestinian 'peace process' to the development of the 'Eurabia' alliance between the EU and the Arab states. Looking forward, Stroilov draws out relevant lessons from history for future foreign policy.

Author Biography

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 He fled Russia in 2003 after successfully stealing 50,000 unpublished top-secret Kremlin documents from the archive of the Gorbachev Foundation.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.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Three Cheers for Wikileaksp. 12
What is the Matter with the Middle East?p. 15
Red Arabsp. 18
Arab Liberationp. 21
Arab Unityp. 24
Arab Socialismp. 29
Jews and Oilp. 32
Operation SIGp. 33
Red Jihadp. 36
Terrorist Merry-go-roundp. 39
'Struggle for Peace'p. 43
Comrades and Ayatollahsp. 48
Enter Ayatollahsp. 51
Tire Lesser Evilp. 55
Ayatollah Gorbachev?p. 60
Money in the Nilep. 66
Gorby the Terroristp. 70
Gadhafi and World Revolutionp. 73
Assad's Two Homelandsp. 76
Gorbachev's Arab Reichp. 80
Arafat's Intifadap. 82
Peacemaking Soviet-stylep. 86
Gorby and the Gulfp. 92
Riddles of the Invasionp. 96
Saddam's Missionp. 97
Arabian Nightsp. 99
Disinformation Campaignp. 102
The Italian Prophetp. 105
The Invasionp. 106
Mubarak and the 'Arab Solution'p. 107
Faint Accompli?p. 110
New World Orderp. 112
Baker's legionsp. 114
'Prototype of the World Government'p. 119
The Doves' Agendap. 123
Doves and Hawksp. 129
The First Secret of the Helsinki Summitp. 132
Doves at Workp. 134
New Mid-East Orderp. 148
The Second Secret of the Helsinki Summitp. 153
Beating Around George H.W Bushp. 154
Whose Face Required Saving?p. 159
To the Businessp. 161
Keep It Secretp. 165
'Try to Sound Him Out'p. 171
Mitterrand's Amendmentp. 174
Re-distribution of Wealthp. 180
Victorious Gorbachevp. 189
Gorby and the Britsp. 189
Gorby and the Jewsp. 191
Gorby and the Sheiksp. 196
Enter United Europep. 201
Drawing the Borderlinesp. 203
Eurabia Solutionp. 208
Primakov's Missionp. 217
Helsinki to Baghdadp. 218
Were the Soviets Divided?p. 220
The Modest Role of Comrade Arafatp. 222
Baghdad to Washingtonp. 223
Washington to Baghdadp. 226
Baghdad's Final Wordp. 229
The Living Shieldp. 233
'Masters of the War'p. 236
The 678th Final Ultimatump. 238
Why Did Saddam Drop His Shield?p. 246
The Eleventh Hourp. 249
Soviet Troops to the Gulf?p. 252
Finally Finalp. 256
'Dictatorship is Forthcoming'p. 257
Caught in the Desert Stormp. 267
Doves in the Stormp. 269
Fluttering Wingsp. 271
Doves Regroupp. 276
The Double Crossingp. 280
Gorbachevs Planp. 283
Mitterrand's Advicep. 292
Saddam's Responsep. 293
Bush's Amendmentp. 298
At the Gates of Baghdadp. 301
The Last Hoaxp. 302
The Desert Saberp. 306
The Final Betrayalp. 308
The Pyrrhic Victoryp. 313
'Peace Process' Hidden Agendap. 315
The Secret Quartetp. 318
Back to 1947p. 321
Endnotesp. 325
Epologuep. 343
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