Man Without a Face:: The Autobiography of Communisms Greatest Spymaster Markus Wolf

ISBN: 9780812963946

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Man Without a Face:: The Autobiography of Communisms Greatest Spymaster  by  Markus Wolf

Man Without a Face:: The Autobiography of Communisms Greatest Spymaster by Markus Wolf
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Imagine if Heinrich Himmler or Lavrenti Beria had written an autobiography! Well, a secret police chief of even greater prowess (and even greater secrecy) has done just that. For 34 years--through almost the whole of the Cold War--Markus Wolf was theMoreImagine if Heinrich Himmler or Lavrenti Beria had written an autobiography! Well, a secret police chief of even greater prowess (and even greater secrecy) has done just that. For 34 years--through almost the whole of the Cold War--Markus Wolf was the head of East Germanys foreign intelligence service.

As such, he gathered and disseminated to his Soviet sponsors many of the deepest top secrets of the whole era. A good example of the mirrors-within-mirrors nature of Wolfs world is his description of his services interactions with celebrated terrorist Carlos the Jackal. Wolf relates that whenever Carlos came to East Berlin, the spymasters main concern was getting him out of the country as soon as possible. But this proved difficult because well, Carlos was a terrorist not above turning on his hosts.

Indeed, Wolf reveals that while Carlos was a guest of his government, he made threats against East Germanys Paris embassy and that the reaction was not to expel him, but to beef up embassy security. Similarly, Wolf tells how the 1986 La Belle disco bombing in West Berlin, which killed two U.S.

soldiers and resulted in a U.S. reprisal air strike against Libya, involved East Germanys knowing admission through border control of Libyan diplomats with explosives in their luggage. Here, Wolf questions the notion that such terrorists were worth coddling for their usefulness in any all-out war against the West.

You have to wonder if he also did so in his old job.



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