Moscow wants to re-establish influence in the post Soviet area.
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2010 May 26 (2)
Kaczynski is dead, long live Kaczynski – The brother of the late Polish president acts moderately – and catches up. The brother of the head of state in Poland who was killed through the air crash in April, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, stands for election at the early presidential election and his opinion poll counts are climbing up. Read more:
Yesterday I reported about the American missiles which arrived in Poland the day before yesterday and today I thought about the political development in East Europe and then I thought about the first eight verses of the 38th chapter of Ezekiel:
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet: Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee. Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them. After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
The well known countries mentioned here are Israel, Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya. The aim of the attack is Israel and the time obviously after 1948, the reestablishment of the country Israel. The attackers seem to be countries which are already now considered to be hostile towards Israel. Russia is rather a supporter of Persia, Iran, and Gomer does not seem to fit into this when one means Germany with it, but that can change.
And at the moment it seems to be about these changes. Yesterday I read an article which had the heading “Russia turns back the clock and erects a new USSR.” And in it it says that Russia wants to unite the former Soviet republics anew. As one of the examples it is mentioned that the new head of government in Bishkek is well-disposed towards Russia and the changeover of power there in Kyrgyzstan was arranged by Moscow. For two decades the East European countries had gone over to the EU or even to Nato and in the South pro Western politicians had won elections and the central Asian countries had placed bases at the disposal of the USA, but now it looks as if Moscow had started the counteroffensive. Ideology like at the time of the Soviet Union is out and now one places value on economic integration to re-establish the influence in the post soviet area. A common economic zone after the example of the EU is aimed at and the Rubel is to become the unitary currency and Moscow a world finance centre.
Another article which I read yesterday dealt with the presidential election in Poland. It had the headline “Kaczynski it dead, long live Kaczynski – The brother of the late Polish president acts moderately – and catches up” and reports about the brother of the head of state who got killed in April in an air crash. Jaroslaw Kaczynski stands for election at the early presidential election and his opinion poll counts are climbing up and a second ballot could be successful for him because five years ago his twin brother Lech Kaczynski had lain behind in the first ballot with only 33 percent and then won clearly in the runoff.
Jaroslaw is the older of the twin brothers, is leader of the opposition and former prime minister.
Jaroslaw, leader of the opposition party, was up to now considered to be the tougher and more radical among the twins and had taken action against the post communist networks. But now everything is different. Jaroslaw Kaczynski presents himself gentle and moderate. Sensible compromises with the political opponent are appropriate. Reconciling instead of dividing. This also applies to foreign-policy. His brother who had the accident has already demonstrated a few things. He paid tribute to the coming to terms with the Stalin crimes in Russia. He himself, Jaroslaw, had turned to “the Russian friends” on the day of the Moscow victory celebrations on 9th May with a video message and campaigned for a reconciliation based on truth. One is aware that one has to live with the neighbour on the basis of good cooperation. Otherwise Jaroslaw Kaczynski advises that Poland should not rush the membership of the Euro zone which lies in the far future.
The mentioning of the Moscow victory celebrations on 9th May reminds one of course of the headline “Russia celebrates, Merkel marches on.”
It was exactly Jaroslaw Kaczynski in his time a Polish head of government who strove for a close union with America and wanted to have American missiles in Poland and who made himself quite unpopular with that in Moscow. But that was at a time when someone else was president in America. When one is of the opinion that the present president of America is the most dangerous person who lives at the moment, then the Nato alliance wins a completely new meaning and could even lead to the downfall for countries like Poland and Germany as the potentially worst enemy is an ally against whom the other allies one will hardly defend.
So it looks as if a reorientation takes place, and that especially in Europe. Some politicians, if consciously or unconsciously is difficult to say, feel the changed situation in Washington and react accordingly.
And with this we again come to Ezekiel. Will that what this prophet predicts happen in the near future? The politicians seem to have there not too much say in the matter, especially in Moscow, because it seems to look as if they have to take part by force in a matter which they do not really strive for. And God will turn Russia - Meshech and Tubal - back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and God will bring thee forth, and all thine army.
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