THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN NICOLAE CEAUȘESCU AND THE ”SECURITATE”, BETWEEN 1973 AND 1989 Cover Image
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN NICOLAE CEAUȘESCU AND THE ”SECURITATE”, BETWEEN 1973 AND 1989
THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN NICOLAE CEAUȘESCU AND THE ”SECURITATE”, BETWEEN 1973 AND 1989

Author(s): Corvin Lupu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Securitate; security; Nicolae Ceaușescu; conflict; betrayal; espionage

Summary/Abstract: The Thesis according to which “the Securitate was faithful to Ceaușescu until December 22nd 1989 at 12:09”, is completely wrong and was supported in bad faith. After banning links between Army and Securitate officers and the Soviets, in 1972, the Securitate kept unreported ties with the K.G.B. and S.T.A.S.I., especially through G.D.D.I., structure that had a greater action and movement freedom. Within the Securitate, the perception on Nicolae Ceausescu was not consistent. Nicolae Ceausescu was not viewed as an enemy by the entire Securitate. This perception was manifested especially between the national leaders of the institution who were kept in their offices by Iulian Vlad and his devotees, officers with experience in service, who lived through the period when the Securitate was like a „state within a state”, when, under K.G.B. supervision, it led an intelligence war against the West, with the support of the grand ally. On these, the pressure exerted by Nicolae Ceauşescu was very high. Increasingly heavy tasks put before the Securitate by Nicolae Ceausescu were enforced with a permanent „sword of Damocles” over the heads of commanders, who did not feel for a moment comfort or peace. Under these circumstances, the privileges, wages, bonuses, the preferential supply, the concern for carers, could no longer rejoice the chiefs, who no longer felt the need of any gratitude from the Supreme Commander.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 108-121
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English