"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Hidden History: USSR, EU & Communism

H/t to War News Updates for pointing me in the direction of this article.  It concerns the collected manuscripts of Pavel Stroilov and Vladimir Bukovsky, two Soviet dissidents, and the difficulty they're both having finding a publisher that will touch them with a bargepole.

Here's an extract:
"There are other ways in which the story that Stroilov’s and Bukovsky’s papers tell isn’t over. They suggest, for example, that the architects of the European integration project, as well as many of today’s senior leaders in the European Union, were far too close to the USSR for comfort. This raises important questions about the nature of contemporary Europe—questions that might be asked when Americans consider Europe as a model for social policy, or when they seek European diplomatic cooperation on key issues of national security.
According to Zagladin’s reports, for example, Kenneth Coates, who from 1989 to 1998 was a British member of the European Parliament, approached Zagladin on January 9, 1990, to discuss what amounted to a gradual merger of the European Parliament and the Supreme Soviet. Coates, says Zagladin, explained that “creating an infrastructure of cooperation between the two parliament[s] would help . . . to isolate the rightists in the European Parliament (and in Europe), those who are interested in the USSR’s collapse.” Coates served as chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights from 1992 to 1994. How did it come to pass that Europe was taking advice about human rights from a man who had apparently wished to “isolate” those interested in the USSR’s collapse and sought to extend Soviet influence in Europe?

Or consider a report on Francisco Fernández Ordóñez, who led Spain’s integration into the European Community as its foreign minister. On March 3, 1989, according to these documents, he explained to Gorbachev that “the success of perestroika means only one thing—the success of the socialist revolution in contemporary conditions. And that is exactly what the reactionaries don’t accept.” Eighteen months later, Ordóñez told Gorbachev: “I feel intellectual disgust when I have to read, for example, passages in the documents of ‘G7’ where the problems of democracy, freedom of human personality and ideology of market economy are set on the same level. As a socialist, I cannot accept such an equation.” Perhaps most shockingly, the Eastern European press has reported that Stroilov’s documents suggest that François Mitterrand was maneuvering with Gorbachev to ensure that Germany would unite as a neutral, socialist entity under a Franco-Soviet condominium.

"Zagladin’s records also note that the former leader of the British Labour Party, Neil Kinnock, approached Gorbachev — unauthorized, while Kinnock was leader of the opposition — through a secret envoy to discuss the possibility of halting the United Kingdom’s Trident nuclear-missile program... Similarly, Baroness Catherine Ashton, who is now the European Union’s foreign minister, was treasurer of Britain’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament from 1980 to 1982. The papers offer evidence that this organization received “unidentified income” from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Stroilov’s papers suggest as well that the government of the current Spanish EU commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, Joaquín Almunia, enthusiastically supported the Soviet project of gradually unifying Germany and Europe into a socialist “common European home” and strongly opposed the independence of the Baltic states and then of Ukraine."
Also mentioned are  Jo Biden, Richard Lugar, Francois Mitterand, former Syrian President Assad, Korea and Israel plus assorted European leaders.  More food for thought.


  1. How can anyone see the structure of the EU political system as anything other than anti-democratic, GV?


  2. Beats me, Fausty - and all the while tptb say it's the besst thing since sliced bread and the only way to go! Thanks for the link. Bukovsky always gives a good speech :-)

  3. GV as always with the Ausfahrt it is difficult with the provenence, but I came across this while back.

    It sems to throw a little light on one of the threads in play.



  4. Thanks Incoming - I see what you mean about provenance. Some American bloggers seem to agree with this theory but who knows? YouTube already has videos about Cameron being a blue-blooded illuminati and Osborne a bilderberger so there are always going to be people pushing these ideas. In a way, it doesn't matter whether they're members of this or that organisation - all that matters are the results of their actions.

    Bukovsky is a reliable source and I can't see a credible reason for publishing houses refusing to run with English translations - I guess that's where YouTube comes in handy again!


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