Posted by Lada Ray
Later in October 2016 Moldova will be voting for a new president. The confident leader of the presidential race is Igor Dodon, whose party stands for integration with Russia and Moldova’s membership in the Customs Union (as they still call it in Moldova – in reality it’s now Eurasian Union). Preliminary polls give Dodon 38.3% of votes. Very distant second and third are two pro-EU, or better described as pro-Romania-absorption and anti-Moldavia-sovereignty, parties with 13% and 12.5% respectively.
People are very unhappy with the government and mass protests have never stopped since 2014, when it was first discovered that government stole $1bln from the coffers and laundered it abroad. However, the present government is propped up by the US and Romania, who continue indicating they’ll do anything to keep it in power. The main reason they are so keen on keeping outright thieves in power is the same as always: they are anti-Russian.
How Dodon was swindled out of his previous victory:
I wrote about history, today’s reality and prospects of Moldova and nearby Pridnestrovie, as well as the political conundrum prevalent in those parts, in several past articles on FT. The entire spread is described in EARTH SHIFT REPORT 8: BLACK SEA GAMBIT. I also did an educational video report on Moldova and Pridnestrovie. Links to these are at the bottom of this post.
Pro-Russian Dodon’s Party of the Socialists won previous parliament elections, but was swindled out of its win via a formation of a pro-West coalition. The situation was complicated by the fact that anti-Russian parties, financed by Romania, US and EU, ganged up on Dodon. Another complication was, and continues being, that the pro-Moldova sovereignty and pro-Russia forces are fractured. Further and wider rift among those forces was successfully generated by pro-West and oligarchic forces through paid agents and through CIA intervention. Honestly, the whole story reads like a thriller (and you can read it in ESR8 below).
Old right vs. left stigma – Lada Ray sound advice for those who want to hear it!
Incidentally, I notice that many still operate under the old stigma wherein the world is divided on ‘left’ vs. ‘right.’ Within this stigma a label, such as ‘left’ vs. ‘right’, socialist vs. conservative reign supreme.
I strongly recommend those who still hold this stigma to drop it, in order to avoid much disappointment and confusion in the future. Those were 20th century constructs, and much of what they used to describe doesn’t work any more. These are really constructs designed to lure in the gullible dupes and keep them within a matrix of false reality.
If a very conservative Trump is pro-Russia, if Hungarian right-winger Orban and French right-winger Marine Le Pen are pro-Russian too, how do you reconcile that with the fact that the left-wing German Die Linke and Greek Syriza are equally pro-Russian? How do you explain such phenomenon under the outdated left vs. right stigma? Or take the only honest Ukrainian politician left Natalia Vitrenko, leader of the banned Progressive Socialist Party, of whom I wrote in the previous post.
At the same time, how do you explain the supposed ‘liberals’, whom some silly confused dupes even call ‘communists,’ Obama and Hillary Clinton, being rabidly Russophobic?
Here’s the truth, of which I wrote previously:
1. Old stereotypes don’t work any more – throw them out!
2. Each country is very different in how they consider someone left-wing or right-wing and each country’s politics and politicians need to be taken on their own merits.
3. Most importantly, forget the outdated political labels! The new criteria are: what does this or that party or individual think about Russia, Eurasian Union, China, NATO, US aggression and sole super-power status, to name a few.
My advice, don’t go by old stereotypes and what someone wrote in some book. Go by what a party or individual really stand for. Otherwise, you’ll always be behind the curve.
Back to Moldova:
Last year, Victoria Nuland predictably left her visible trace when during a secret night meeting in Romania she and Romanian top brass picked the new Prime Minister of Moldova, who was then illegally approved under the cover of the night by the Kishinev marionettes. When the population found out about that scheme, the country became engulfed in mass protests.
Couple that with the fact that several months prior, $1 billion – 5th of this poor and tiny country’s budget – was stolen and laundered offshore by powers that be. The country of 3mln+ citizens is bleeding not only money, but also population. At least 700,000, possibly up to a million, Moldavians work and live in Russia; plus 300,000 in Romania and EU. Essentially, half of the country prefers, or has no choice but, to live abroad to make ends meet. Many in this poor country still make only $5 a day.
These presidential elections will be equally divisive. Pro-EU parties continue pushing for euro-integration at all cost. Romania wants to swallow Moldova’s territory very badly, and it doesn’t care about consequences. US supports Romania’s aggressive ambitions because there is one overriding goal US has in this region: create as much turmoil as possible in the Black Sea region, which will continue destabilizing the fringes of EU and Russia.
No, make that two goals! Another one is the oldest in the book: weaken and destroy Russia.
Of course, just like in the case of neighboring Ukraine, neither US nor Romania think of the people. IF Romanian annexation of Moldova ever went through, this would mean a civil war, much worse than the civil war in Donbass. Parts of Moldova will secede for sure. But while US can hide out from this war behind the big pond, Romania is right there. The foolish Romania would be hit by this civil war much stronger than it realizes.
Presently, as I predicted in my past Moldova writings, the country manages to balance in a relative equilibrium of forces. Moldova is currently a smaller and more peaceful reflection of Ukraine. In 1990-92 there was a brutal civil war, when joint Romanian-Kishinev forces attacked the breakaway Pridnestrovie. After Russian UN-mandated intervention and warning, the war was stopped and the lesson was seemingly learned. As a result, the overall distribution of forces in present day Moldova is healthier than in present day Ukraine.
My past predictions about Moldova are materializing:
As predicted since 2014, a relative uneasy equilibrium exists now between pro-Russian and anti-Russian forces. I previously said that this uneasy equilibrium will continue at least till 2016-17, possibly until 2018.
All about the real history of Moldova, Romania and Pridnestrovie, Moldova elections, mass protests, how $1 bln, or 1/5th of Moldova’s budget, was stolen from the banks, how Nuland was secretly appointing the country’s PM (remember how she was appointing Ukraine PM in 2014?), and much, much more… Read:
The REAL TRUTH and real people of Donbass and Ukraine in my last post: Solo Warriors vs. Kiev Junta! Check it out.
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