I came to Sofia at the request of my good old friend Tatyana Arkadyevna Zhdanok. She is a member of the European Parliament, a well-known and very atypical human rights activist. After all, for typical human rights defenders, the infringement of the rights of Russians and Russian speakers is generally not of any significance. As for Zhdanok, she made the protection of these rights a leitmotif of her human rights and political activities proper.
“Sergey,” Zhdanok told me by phone, “come to Sofia. Yes, there are almost no healthy leftist forces in a floating Europe. But almost ... "
Tell me this is a man of another bottling, I would not go anywhere. Yes, and I'm not alone. But many have responded to the call of Zhdanok.
In the next issues of the newspaper I will tell you about what was discussed at the Sofia club, established along with the major left movements of Europe and our movement The Essence of Time.
But now I want to talk about something else. About the alarming that I heard at the round table, whose participants discussed the text of the declaration of the club "Sofia". This is what one of the highly competent participants of this meeting, the Deputy Minister of Defense of one of the European countries, said in the past.
I quote the text of his message from memory.
“Of course, the prevention of the bombing of Syria is of great geopolitical importance. But do not harbor illusions. The trend is not broken. She is just reserved. And, I am convinced, not for long. According to our data, the CIA doubled the number of highly qualified personnel trained in Jordan to fight the Assad government.
The CIA closely monitors all those who come to fight with Assad. And the most effective fighters against “Syrian authoritarianism” are taking care of themselves. What matters is efficiency, not ideological or religious orientation. And since most of the most effective radicals, then in fact we are talking about accelerated professionalization of inveterate thugs. Radical Islamists first. All this is done consciously. And, alas, not only this is done.
According to our data, the same forces are recruiting the African military and their transfer to the Syrian front. Preparing thugs and such a transfer of ready-made thugs - you see, it says a lot. We are dealing with a new stage in the regrouping of forces in Syria. Regrouping is conducted to escalate hostilities, and not to ensure the peaceful development of events. Hired professionals and frantically trained goons show unprecedented inhumanity. At the same time, there is a sharp increase in all the capabilities of countries such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar. I emphasize that no one has come to terms with the possibility of a peaceful development of events in Syria. Just regrouping forces for a new escalation of hostilities. Everything else is a cover.
We are dealing with a fourth-generation war. This war was fought in Libya and is now being waged in Syria. I am sure that Algeria will be next in line. We get information that leaves no doubt that this will be the case. The war of the fourth generation is a war that is waged by extremely cynical forces. In this war, there is no place for morality, no international law. Syrian militants block the paths to refugee camps. This is done with unprecedented cruelty. Everything is considered valid. Peaceful refugees must suffer to the maximum extent. The escalation of this suffering is the work of militants who impede the supply of refugees, and the responsibility will be placed on Assad.
Please pay attention to something else. The European Union is more and more actively discussing Russia's nasty role in what is happening. A new resolution was adopted to emphasize this role. Russia is declared the main obstacle to the forces of good, seeking to correct the situation in Syria and in the Middle East as a whole. We would very much like the Russians to pay close attention to this.
As for southern Europe ... Well, Syria can have a significant impact on the already not the best position of the countries in the dysfunctional southern European zone. 600 Thousands of Refugees in Turkey ... 700 Thousands in Jordan ... 800 Thousands in Lebanon ... When the dam collapses, and a wave of refugees will rush to Europe? How will the situation in Afghanistan affect this? Indeed, after 2014, the troops will be removed from there permanently. And what will begin then? Syrian disasters will fade before what then begins. And the process will not be localized on the territory of Afghanistan itself. And Algeria? I repeat, they are about to take it seriously. Pay attention also to the fact that in 2014, the situation with gas production in the Middle East will change dramatically. After all, the Syrian disaster, as we all understand, is also generated by a gas geo-economic factor. This factor is already very significant. But after 2014, its value will increase dramatically. ”
I repeat - I cannot be responsible for the literalness of this text, since I rely on my concise records and on memory, which in such cases is important, but insufficient. But let’s read this text, which is very close to what was actually spoken at the round table, and think about something else.
2008 year. Russia rebuffs Georgia, recognizes South Ossetia and Abkhazia, does not panic in the presence of the American fleet in the Black Sea, avoids the conflict with Ukraine, which all the same US tried to build. What does it mean? This means that it problematizes the special role of the United States in the world and thereby reduces the geopolitical capitalization of the United States.
2011 year. The United States responds with an Orange Revolution. This revolution was thwarted by a rally on Poklonnaya Hill.
2012 year. An attempt to humiliate Russia by adopting the “Magnitsky Act”. And the response - "the law of Dima Yakovlev," the event in the Hall of Columns.
2013 year. An attempt to bomb Syria. And again a breakdown, again a decrease in the US geopolitical capitalization. And in addition to this - a painful ideological blow with the problematization of American exclusivity.
Does anyone think that there will be no answer? That the growing talk about the dismemberment of Russia does not have a direct connection with what I have just described?
Meanwhile, domestic policy is entry into the WTO, ambiguity in everything related to the anti-venom strategy, the defeat of the RAS, an extremely acute situation with education, attempts to force the poor to patch holes in the budget, these holes themselves ... Isn’t it What is the rebuff of American hegemony (which we cannot but support) combined with the buildup of energy of equitable discontent, which could be a tool for dismantling Russia?
The severity of the situation is increasing. The fate of Russia is really at stake. A new, well-controlled from the West Russian turbulence is possible at any time. It is also the translation into the active phase of the so-called perestroika-2. We need a full answer to this challenge, comrades. Growing mobilization, constant monitoring of the situation, the consolidation of the ranks - only this, and not the on-duty “approval” and banal guarding can prevent the disintegration of the Russian state.
See you in the USSR!