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Stanishev has always looked at Bulgaria through the curtains of his car

17 June 2013 / 21:06:33  GRReporter
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The election of the SANS’ head really is a sovereign right of the country. Since we are part of a collective security system which requires compliance with its norms and culture, we must act in a way which will make our partners trust us and we must show them respect. In this sense, the apocalyptic nonsense as regards the choice of Peevski is a bold challenge with elements of arrogance towards our partners in the EU and NATO. Although I was a counsellor to President Parvanov during his first term, I was not admitted to the “kitchen” of such personnel selection and I am not aware of the consultations as regards the appointments to such posts. There are two bad things here – one is that we (I mean the politicians), as a country, are used to allowing somebody else to interfere in the sovereign election of individuals who are to be appointed to high posts and it is our own fault that the leading countries in the EU and NATO expect to consult us. This behaviour of our country, with elements of weak will, should be treated long and carefully, without going to extremes. But it should be treated just because we have spat in our own face and we have been continually demonstrating a lack of elementary self-respect. The other bad thing is that we are stubbornly refusing to adopt the contemporary strategic culture of true partnership, cooperation and respect for the other countries in the collective security system (I am talking about respect, not about being servants to somebody). That is why we are deaf and blind sometimes and promote persons who are inacceptable to our partners in terms of values ​​and principles. We wanted, some time ago, to “install” Brigo Asparuhov in the key post of coordinator of the intelligence services and the EU and NATO simply flared up with dissent. So, we have now humiliated our partners in the EU and NATO because we have assumed that it is possible for a person, whom they consider as absurd, odious, repulsive, to head the State Agency for National Security.

Why did the government make such a suicidal move? Wasn’t there another, easier way for it to fill the particular position, without causing such strong reactions in society?

I do not understand all the reasons for such an absurdity, for the Stupidity-Of-Transition; it is hard to believe it because this is not even stupidity, this is idiocy to the n-th degree.

However, some of the reasons may lie in the arrogance of politicians;

-In Stanishev’s complete ignorance of Bulgaria and Bulgarian society (he lived in isolation from ordinary people, he was looking at the country through the curtained window of his Chaika car in the past and then subsequently from the curtained window of his Mercedes and BMW cars);

-In the relationships of politicians from the BSP and MRF with the oligarchy and criminal white collar clans;

-In the attempts to secure media comfort within the "Peevski-Kristeva" empire

- In their blindness to understand that there is a worldwide pandemic of protests, the countries are infecting each other with waves of dissent and it is increasingly difficult not only to push but to think about pushing something that is touching the exposed nerves of society. Societies are already on the brink of the square, they are ready to protest against everything that is worth protesting.

How do you think the protests will develop? Is there a risk that the cabinet may fall?

I am trying to analyze the process but I am not a prophet.

It is important for me that it is over for Stanishev as a politician. What he is doing is like residual current due to which a frog in the lab is still moving but is no longer alive...

I do not know how he can motivate the public and his party to approve of unpopular measures, how he will speak to his country when he has no authority, when he is demoralized and standing in place only as a demonstration of muscles and because he is lacks that political shame which requires you to resign when you have failed. Stanishev, who is overrated as a European politician, lacks the elementary morality to resign; according to his system of values, this is an act of chimps, naive persons, fools; he sincerely believes that dodgers, skilful players and wise guys do not resign.

The government is very weak too. Oresharski has allowed "Positano" to insult him so many times that he has become a straw figure, even weaker than Berov, and I really do not know (because I'm not a politician) how he could emerge. My common sense has given Oresharski up but I am not aware of the common sense of our society.

It is a pity but Stanishev has strongly provoked Bulgaria, unnecessarily and in a ridiculously absurd way... The last thing it needs now is instability, social unrest, mass dissent and dramatic decline in trust in institutions.

If there are early elections, is it likely that a new coalition government will emerge?

Most probably, coalitions will continue to govern the country, especially if the elections are held under the old rules, without changing the essential things in the social contract that has been regulated by this Constitution, which is one of the main systematic reasons for our country to have stalled in timelessness and chaos.

I have repeatedly tried to explain elsewhere (on my website) the idea of ​​the third republic I have launched in Bulgaria. The first republic – the socialist – no longer exists for better or worse.

The second republic – of the transition – can no longer function effectively, it produces agonies and failures, but it has at least brought Bulgaria to the EU and NATO.

Tags: PoliticsState Agency for National SecurityAppointmentProtestsGovernmentNikolai Slatinski
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