THE DANGEROUS NONSENSE OF PRESIDENT HAVEL - THE EUROPEAN UNION PUPPET.
Dateline: 13th June 2001
In The Irish Times of 13th June the former Czech dissident and - until 2003 President of the Czech Republic, the paper's Foreign Affairs Correspondent interviewed Vaclav Havel. Here Rodney Atkinson comments on the dangerous naivety of this disastrous Czech President.
Havel, with an international reputation in the resistance to the communist Soviet Union now kow-tows to the corporatism of the European Union. Havel, who succeeded in wresting democratic nationhood from the Soviet Superstate, now wishes to surrender it to the European Union. Having fought the Russians military and economic imperialism he now embraces German industrial take-over and German Europe's hegemony. Havel, who was the first president of a free Czechoslovakia, presided over the destruction of his own nation (by the recreation of the Nazi Puppet State of Slovakia) and now presides over the remaining "Czech Republic". No wonder he is unpopular among real Czech democrats.
Havel was of course a romantic figure - a poet and dramatist turned political activist and he has been predictably seduced by romantic notions of a "United Europe" as a "truly functioning transparent, understandable organisation that brings benefit to all nations". Like all great tyrants and political dangermen he dreams of being part of a "region" "from Alaska in the West to Tallinn in the East" and "one of the components of a future multi-polar world order".
Here we have the historically well proven language of fascism - from the lips of a romantic and megalomaniac. No one who has the slightest knowledge of the foundation of the European Union, the methods of deceit used to establish its power; its destruction of free nations and democratic parliaments or its present corrupt reality could utter such amazing drivel. But Havel does not live in the real world, he lives in the world of drama and poetry, just like the Nazis lived in the romantic greenery of the German countryside and in the heroic Wagnerian myths. Fundamentally weak figures always require big, powerful myths and big powerful States which can project their grand plans onto the wider world.
Havel dreams of himself as the centre of attention when he says, with romantic historical anachronism that Bismarck had said "Who ever controls Prague controls Europe"!
Well we know who controls Prague today. Through the Germanophile Havel, it is Berlin. Listen to how Dr Miroslav Polreich describes his attempts to negotiate a peace in Kosovo, (after the arming and training of Kosovo terrorists by the German secret Service!) Polreich was a former ambassador to the OSCE, who was on this first international peace mission to Pristina in Kosovo in 1992 under the leadership of David Peel the Canadian Ambassador.
"The Serbs were prepared to talk to anyone. If the other side wanted secrecy, OK, Rugova (Kosovo Albanian leader) had this condition. So I asked the authorities at the time and they told me 'we consulted the Germans and they had no intention of having any kind of deal over Kosovo". Later I approached the authorities in Prague again offering my mandate from Rugova to go and negotiate - that was in the mid 1990s. They refused and said it was up to Havel. So there were no negotiations. We were unable to help at the time when Kosovo was out of the media headlines and both sides were amenable to an agreement and the war could have been prevented........ Somehow Germany is in power in Europe, economically, financially, in the media, the press ....... absolutely, number one, no comparison."
On the one hand Havel tells the Irish Times that rejecting the Nice Treaty (which if he had read it has little to do with expansion and more with further concentrating undemocratic control over members states) would be like "Europe remaining divided - leaving a psychological remnant of the Iron Curtain". On the other hand he pours scorn on those who hark back to "times when there used to be blocs opposing each other"! But of course Europe is not divided and therefore there is no need for The Czechs to give up their hard won sovereignty and democracy. And yet that is precisely what Havel urges them to do!
But why should there be any support for such a surrender of their democratic nationhood among Czechs, Hungarians and Poles? Because the Soviet controlled barrier to the west has been replaced by the European Union's trade barriers to the west. The peoples of Eastern Europe do not wish to join the European Union, they want to trade freely with the countries of Western Europe and it is the European Union which forcefully prevents that, offering a removal of those barriers only when those eastern nations surrender their nationhood to the undemocratic institutions of the European Union.
Perhaps the most purblind of Havel's ludicrous beliefs is that the new European superstate would never "draw anybody into enmity against any adversary - that is no longer the case in the world today". This from a President of a country which has the closest affinity to the people of Yugoslavia, a country conspired against (by Germany) broken up, ethnically cleansed (largely by NATO), bombed (by NATO and the European Union, with 2,000 of its civilians killed. Following the break up, war and racial and religious bigotry (mainly from the Muslims and Croats whom NATO and German Europe supported) have led to further and continuing aggression in Croatia (which drove out 500,000 Serbs) Bosnia and Kosovo (the terrorist KLA driving out hundreds of thousands of Serbs) and now Macedonia (where the UN supported Kosovo Albanian militias have invaded).
THIS IS WHAT HAVEL CALLS PEACE. We should be in no doubt what we call Havel, the latest puppet of German Europe and their Blairite stooges.