viernes, 4 de octubre de 2013

A ver, qué rompemos hoy?


Un interesante artículo de Vladislav Gulevich para Strategic Culture nos comenta sobre los planes de la NATO para Ucrania. Lo de siempre: partir, romper, destrozar, separar. El ideal de estos tipos serían unos cuantos miles de paisuchos repartidos por el globo, todos peleando entre sí, clanes contra clanes, tribus contra tribus, todos pidiéndole ayuda al FMI, recurriendo a las organizaciones de derechos humanos, pro-NATO casi todas, al tribunal de La Haya, pro-NATO, siempre. En fin, lo de siempre, chicos.

Título: Polish Human Rights Activists: They Have Plans for Crimea

Texto: “The European Parliament should urgently hold hearings on discrimination of Crimean Tatars – this appeal was put forward by Polish human rights activists headed by Piotr Hlebowicz at the press-conference held in Simferopol on September 18 this year. 

Piotr Hlebowicz is the head of Eastern branch of Fighting Solidarnost based in Vrotslav. It has a long history being founded as an underground organization by Polish anti-Communist forces in 1982 to overthrow the ruling leadership. The mission accomplished, it moved to the eastern borders of the country to support by word and deed the separatists in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldavia, Georgia and Ukraine. After the dismemberment of the Soviet Union, the Fighting Solidarnost dreams appeared to come true, but it did not end its activities. To the contrary, it intensified them, especially in Crimea. 

In January 2013 Polish newspaper Nasz Dziennik reported the signatures were being collected for making an appeal to the powers that be calling for an end to discrimination of Crimean Tatars. The action was initiated by Fighting Solidarnost. The headline read Russians Oppress Tatars; the piece was devoted to «provocations» staged by Russian Kazakhs in Crimea. 

In May 2103 the Fighting Solidarnost activists picketed the Ukrainian embassy in Warsaw demanding an end to the discrimination of Crimean Tatars. The issue has become the organization’s calling card. The activists recall that Crimean Tatars served in the Polish army since the XV century. Some of them came from the Golden Horde and the Crimean Khanate to join the forces of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 2010 a memorial was erected in Gdansk to commemorate the Tatars on the service of Rzeczpospolita (the Republic of Poland). 

The Crimean Tatars is not the only name of the sub ethnic group. They are often called Polish-Lithuanian or Belorussian Tatars, because the first Tatar settlers came to Lithuania and Belarus as well as to Poland, the lands that were part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania those days. It’s Belarus, not Poland where the largest Tatar community resides (over 7 thousand people, while the figure is around one thousand for Poland). But Poland uses the Tatars for propaganda purposes pursuing geopolitical goals. Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev and other Crimean Tatar nationalists have met the representatives of Polish Tatar organizations. There is one thing that unites them – the hostility towards Russia. There are conscientious attempts to make Tatars an element of Polish «eastern» policy along Prometeist lines. 

Prometheism or Prometheanism (Polish:«Prometeizm») was a political project initiated by Poland's J?zef Pi?sudski. Its aim was to weaken the Russian Empire and its successor states, including the Soviet Union, by splitting it at the ethnic «seams» or supporting nationalist independence movements among the major non-Russian peoples that lived within the borders of Russia and the Soviet Union. Today one can talk about neo-Prometheism, because Warsaw constantly goes back to the Pilsudski heritage. Some Tatar activists regularly publish their articles in the magazine called New Prometeus («Nowy Prometeusz») of the Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw. The edition continues the geopolitical course initiated by J?zef Pi?sudski. 

All activists who advance the Tatar course and their meijlis political partners conscientiously avoid mentioning the fact that Polish-Lithuanian Tatars served in the Russian army, so it’s wrong to say that all Polish-Lithuanian Tatars are anti-Russian. There were Soviet generals among Tatars like Alexander (Iskander) Talkowski and his son Iskander. In 1797 a Lithuanian-Tatar mounted regiment was formed as part of Russian army. 

It does not impress the Fighting Solidarnost. The question pops up – why the Polish human rights organization based in the western part of Poland, in Silesian Vrotslav near the German border, pays such great interest towards Crimea? It would be more logical if it dealt with internal issues like theseparatist movement in Polish Silesia. But it pursues other goals. The Fighting Solidarnost is just a link of the chain being tied around Ukraine rushing to become part of the European Union. Consistent efforts are applied to take the whole regions out of the political jurisdiction of Ukraine to make them part of European political and legal system so that Brussels could cooperate with them going around Kiev. Speaking at the conference on the Rights of Crimean Tatars held on September 19 in Crimea, ?tefan F?le, EU Commissioner responsible for enlargement and European neighborhood policy, said Crimea is a very important region for the EU «Eastern Partnership» policy in view of strategic location of the peninsula. According to him, he uses every opportunity to meet Crimean Tatars and to hold a constructive dialogue with Ukrainian authorities, civil society and international organizations, for instance with OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, the Council of Europe and the International agencies making part of the UN structure. It strikes an eye that Russian organizations are excluded from the list of bodies Mr. F?le wants to have a dialogue with, no matter they represent the largest ethnic group on the peninsula(according to census held in 2001, Russians make up 51 percent of Crimean population without taking Russian speaking Sebastopol into account, Russian language serves as the means of communications for over 90 percent of Crimean residents). 

Let me mention one more important aspect. It’s surprising how the EU bureaucrats and their partners from the Fighting Solidarnost combine democratic rhetoric with connivance at pro-Nazi sentiments among the meijlis members. Meijlis has adopted the vicious practice of giving tribute to fascist stooges. It has never been condemned by European politicians.Western media describes very positively the activities of Crimean Tatar battalions on the Wehrmacht service; German Die Welt courteously calls them ‘self-defense formations» that served as a pretext for the Soviet authorities to deport the Tatars from Crimea. German journalists shied awaty from mentioning the victims of the «self-defense formations», but placed the article in the section called Ukraine Versus Russia to make it look more impressive. 

With Kiev being under the effect of narcotic anesthesia, the West has started the process of Ukraine’s territorial dismemberment. This fact is obvious for everyone. There is a reason behind it: by undermining the administrative-territorial pillars of Ukrainian state the rapprochement between Russia and Ukraine could be prevented for many years. It serves the Europe’s strategic purposes; the weakening of central power makes easier the mission of devouring Ukraine by parts. That’s the future they prepare for Crimea – a precious prize in the Black Sea area…"

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