We may become a target - Anti-Russia power demonstration in Hungary

"It has become clear by now that the centre, which has been referred to as a ‘planning office’ in the government's communication actually means a 40-strong NATO command," Márton Gyöngyösi told us in an interview. As Jobbik's deputy faction leader points out, it is only natural that NATO and its Hungarian stooges try to sell it as a step aiming to increase the security of our nation and region, even though it's quite clear that it's not a defensive act but a massive power demonstration against Russia, in other words, an aggressive military provocation. The politician says NATO is a diabolically operated system which enables foreign powers to use Hungary as a tool again, with foreign troops and corps stationed in Hungarian territory, too. We have managed to manoeuvre ourselves into the collision zone of major foreign powers once again.

 

NATO is establishing a coordination centre for rapid reaction corps in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Some of our readers might not be completely familiar with military terminology. What does such a centre exactly mean in practice?

The primary reason why people cannot really understand the situation is not the lack of their professional knowledge but the government's constantly and irresponsibly diversive, misleading and obfuscatory communication, which was at its peak during Csaba Hende's term as Minister of Defence, when they fundamentally downplayed the issue. It has become clear by now that the centre, which has been referred to as a "planning office" in the government's communication, actually means a 40-strong NATO command, which can receive the so-called very high readiness forces, facilitate their liaison as well as plan and coordinate their operations. By establishing the coordination centres, NATO aims to operate a 5000-strong rapid reaction contingent that can be mobilized within 48 hours.

 

Self-destruction at its peak

 

Minister of Defence István Simicskó says this step will increase Hungary's security without posing a threat to anyone. Jobbik strongly disagrees with this opinion. Why? What specific data do you have to refute the government's statements? How would Jobbik react to a situation like this when we are a member of an alliance after all?

It is only natural that NATO and its Hungarian stooges try to sell it as a step aiming to increase the security of our nation and region, even though it's quite clear that it's not a defensive act but a massive power demonstration against Russia, in other words, an aggressive military provocation. You can see it especially clearly if you look at the decision in the context of the events in the past years and months. The gigantic development projects in the Kecskemét and Pápa military airbases; the growing presence of the US air force in Hungary; the American armoured equipment along with their several hundreds-strong personnel deployed to Hungary as part of the Brave Warrior operation in September; the increased role in NATO operations of the air control centre allocated by our defence forces to Veszprém as well as the protection of the Baltic states' airspace by Hungarian Gripens; they all demonstrate NATO's increased activity in our region. The coordination centres you mentioned fit into this line, too. Last year, NATO's Bristol summit agreed a Readiness Action Plan in response to the Ukraine crisis in order to strengthen Central Eastern European partner countries. The alliance decided to deploy "coordination centres" to the countries of the region, upon the joint request of the governments in Eastern Central Europe. The announcement of the decision was soon followed by the establishment of these centres in Poland, Romania, Bulgaria and the Baltic States, while Brussels' resolution this week means that they will be established in Hungary and Slovakia, too. If you look at the map you can clearly see that NATO has just created an offensive, interrelated belt in Russia's immediate neighbourhood. Jobbik firmly rejects this step. This demonstration of military power clearly aims to implement the USA's anti-Russia geostrategic concept, which is forced on the other NATO members, referring to the common interests of the alliance, the collective defence and decisions. NATO is a diabolically operated system which enables foreign powers to use Hungary as a tool again, with foreign troops and corps stationed in Hungarian territory, too. We have managed to manoeuvre ourselves into the collision zone of major foreign powers once again. Sadly enough, it was our own government, which operates as a vicegerency, that led us into this situation by voluntarily sacrificing our remaining national sovereignty. This command is set up in Hungary upon our own request, too. This is self-destruction at its peak. It is common knowledge that the coordination centres for high readiness forces are always primary targets in case of an open conflict.       

By the way, why has Hungary's security become so important recently? If everything goes on like this, our country would probably need protection from the various Jihadist movements sooner than a potential Russian aggression.

Hungary and our region has indeed ended up in a critical situation, stuck between the hammer and the anvil. While we got in the front zone of the conflict between Russia and the West, we are also the country that suffers the most from the migration wave coming from the south. This is the same migration wave that is the primary consequence of the West's wrong Middle East and Northern Africa policy. Migration poses perhaps the greatest challenge in Europe's history, while our continent is unable to comprehend the magnitude of social, economic and security challenges. At least, this is the feeling you get when you read the statements of our politicians.      

 

NATO as a cover organization

 

As you mentioned, NATO has been conducting a very significant activity in Eastern Central Europe in recent months. What are the potential consequences?

Ever since NATO's Wales summit, the West-induced Ukrainian crisis has clearly created a pretext for NATO to step up against Russia. NATO is a cover organization for the USA's geopolitical efforts, and, ever since the end of the cold war, it has been working on creating a monopolar, West-centred world order, which is primarily against Russia, a geopolitical factor of increasing importance. We can see the various theatres of this conflict all over the world. This proxy war is currently going on in the areas of the Middle East, Iraq and Syria as well as Ukraine more and more intensively and obviously. Many analysts already evaluate it as an ongoing World War III. By taking on the role of a puppet in the USA's aggressive policy, we may have to face unforeseeable consequences, because our region may become the main theatre for the clash of major powers again, just like it was in the first two world wars. We are in the impact zone again and the front of it, too. Undoubtedly, we are on a collision course, but the processes could be either accelerated or slowed down and this is where the government has an enormous responsibility.         

 

Multi-front war, one goal

 

NATO says the Russian strikes hit non-ISIS targets nine times out of ten, aiming at President Assad's enemies instead of the terrorists, which the Russian president obviously denies. Where do you think this new skirmish can lead to?

In our modern times, media has become a part of warfare by way of effective mass manipulation. The West, as always, shows its stomach-turning, cynical form. After directly or indirectly concocting the colourful and chaotic mix of the anti-Assad coalition with the support of the allied Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, which then also gave rise to the extremist ISIS, and after destroying an ancient cradle of civilization causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people and driving millions of refugees out of their homes, now the West is lamenting that Putin does not distinguish between extreme and less extreme Islamist forces who, when their interests so require, cooperate with each other? This is total nonsense. Russia is right when it stands by Syria's legitimate and elected leader whose governance was able to ensure an exemplary stability and development for this ethnically and religiously very heterogeneous and multi-coloured country before the destabilizing coup d'état supported by the West. There are no good and bad opposition forces in Syria. What you can choose between is either strengthening a stable central power that can prevent extremism and terrorism or supporting the forces that push the region into chaos, terror and instability.          

Will the Ukrainian geopolitical war continue in Syria now? As we can see, NATO is now ready to defend Turkey, too, while it uses Hungary as the scene for an anti-Russia power demonstration. Instead of peace, it seems that the frontlines keep extending while Europe just drifts along powerlessly.

As a matter of fact, the struggle goes on in multiple theatres at the same time but the players and the geopolitical goals are the same. What really astounds me is that Europe, which has been falsely presented as a united entity for 50 years, has no common and coordinated action plan whatsoever. Its "strategy" is nothing but subservient fulfillment of the USA's geopolitical goals. In fundamental contradiction with its own interests, Europe has contributed to the destabilization of its neighbourhood from Northern Africa through the Middle East all the way to Ukraine, without actually minding the fatally risky economic, social, political and security consequences of its decisions. Europe has been conducting a short-sighted, suicidal policy. 

 

Tension in NATO

Russia's intervention in Syria is not the only cause for headache in NATO's supreme command. The Taliban's seizure of control of Afghan provincial centre Kunduz means a huge loss of prestige for the alliance fourteen years after the beginning of the US-led intervention. No surprise that NATO and its Secretary-General unusually strongly condemns Russia's violation of Turkish airspace. Furthermore, Russia launched air strikes by way of Kalibr-NK drones from the boards of warships in the Caspian Sea, too.   Gábor László Zord, the Brussels correspondent of Hungarian daily Magyar Nemzet reported that the appearance of a military capability that the United States used to be the only one to have along with the willingness to use it, as demonstrated by one of NATO's archrivals in the geopolitical arena, was surely not celebrated in Brussels. However, Putin seems to take it to the next level and deploy land forces in Syria, too. Russia has sent special Spetsnaz units into Syria to fight the rebels against the Assad regime and the forces of the Islamic State wrote theMirror. The British paper informs that the Spetsnaz is joined by another special unit in a covert operation. Its military source says that they are likely to be deployed to mop up after air strikes. He adds that Russian special units "will not be as accountable as British or US special forces" for the atrocities committed in the field. They have only one mission: to succeed "by any means". Spetsnaz is one of the world's most highly-trained, toughest military units. The organization was established in 1950 and they were ranked among the world's deadliest forces as early as in the 70s. They gained extensive experience in the bloody Chechen Wars in the 90s in terms of fighting against Muslim extremists. They were controlled by the intelligence service for decades but they have been operating as part of the defence forces since 2010.

Veronika Takács