‘Europe of free nations can be more unified than Europe under the dictates of Brussels’
Europan-Russian relations: Exclusive excerpt of the speech of Czech MP Tomio Okamura at AfD's anti-sanctions conress in Freiberg (Germany).
Published: April 18, 2017, 2:14 pm
If we want to analyze sanctions towards Russia, it is not unreasonable to learn from history. No war with Russia defeated Russia. On the contrary, such wars always caused suffering not only in Russia but also throughout the rest of Europe.
We, in our Czech parliamentary movement Freedom and Direct Democracy from the beginning, we were against sanctions to punish Russia for defending the interests of Russians in eastern Ukraine and the Crimea.
I have long been thinking about what was the real aim of breaking business connection with Russia, namely sanctions.
From the beginning it was clear that no sanctions can force Putin to change his policy.
We know that Americans like to use the policy of economic embargo against inconvenient governments. They have used sanctions to weaken and destabilize the economy of the target country, followed by inciting civil unrest.
But in Russia, which is strongly uniform in a question of patriotism, this could never succeed.
Sanctions united Russians and Putin used them to strengthen the independence of Russia from the European Union. De facto, he has forced European companies to replace imports by investing directly in Russia. So the goods that we imported there, they produce in Russia today. Our companies pay taxes to Putin and employ Russians.
Russia of course turned its attention to other partners – China, India and Latin America.
To sum up – due to sanctions, Russia has become more independent from the West. Who left this battle weakened? Unfortunately, we did.
I like the motto “Those who trade, do not fight.“
To achieve peace, mutual trust is needed. And we have to require credibility from our partners, including Russia, and also provide it ourselves.
Our aim should be exactly the opposite – to strengthen cooperation to the maximum. Not only with Russia, but ideally with the Eurasian Economic Union. Actually, I can not imagine a better partner for the European Union, as countries of Eurasian Economic Union need technology, machinery, consumer goods and know-how, that is what the European Union has to offer.
And conversely, EEU has what Europe desperately needs – mineral resources and raw energy resources.
As we say in the Czech Republic – it is a rich bride who offers a large dowry. And it is time to show concern about the bride because the strong and rich competitive grooms from around the world are waiting behind the door.
Despite the artificially provoked hostility, Russians like Europe and Europeans. They are in fact the Europeans. Despite all the differences, we are inhabitants of one continent and descendants and bearers of a great culture.
Ladies and gentlemen, as you sit here, you are the national representatives of large part of Europe. Let me give you one suggestion for thought – what if we invited representatives from across the Eurasian Economic Union for some future meeting?
If we find common ground and good will, we of course can help to organize such an international meeting.
Let us show the mainstream European politicians that those who divide the world with hatred, are not us, but them.
Let us show them that Europe of free nations can be more unified than Europe under the dictates of Brussels.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Consider donating to support our work
Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
CincuFrench NATO soldiers stationed at the Cincu military base in Romania bitterly complained to an investigative journalist about the terrible living conditions they suffer. They live in filthy prefabricated houses from Mali that are hardly heated, there are not enough toilets, and garbage is piling up in the camp.
The war is getting closer to Transnistria every day, but the region – a self-proclaimed republic with Russian backing – is still calm and life goes on as usual. However, several threats are on the horizon. Is Transnistria the first country to which war will spill over? We visited this almost forgotten part of Eastern Europe where the Soviet heritage is still visible and present.
StockholmSweden's Minister of Social Affairs Lena Hallengren traveled to the US at the beginning of June to meet globalist politicians and vaccine companies, as well as to attend the Bilderberg Group meeting in Washington DC. The whole thing became an expensive trip for Swedish taxpayers. Hallengren not only chose to fly business class on all flights, but she also stayed in several different luxury hotels.
ViennaThe failure to put the financial system on a solid footing after the financial crisis in 2008, the pandemic and sanctions due to the Ukraine war, have ensured that the cards are finally being reshuffled.
ParisThe First Lady of France could end the suspense of the disappearance of Jean-Michel Trogneux in the blink of an eye, by appearing in the simplest of clothes: A birth suit. Especially since the French are not overly sensitive about nudity.
The reports of athletes who suddenly collapse have been increasing noticeably lately. Heart problems such as heart inflammation are often the cause – one of the known life-threatening side effects of Covid vaccines, which even the manufacturers themselves warn against.
BerlinMostly claiming the old and very sick, there has been a notable trend of promoting iatrogenic treatment (where the cure was worse than the disease) including excessive use of invasive mechanical ventilators and ineffective and expensive Big Pharma drugs like Remdesivir to treat a pandemic allegedly created by a "bat" from Wuhan in China.
OsloCovid-19 is treated in the mass media as a very dangerous disease in the face of which mass vaccination and severe restrictions for the whole society are applauded despite few deaths beyond the risk groups. But in Norway, it has now been decided to treat it like other respiratory diseases, such as influenza or the cold virus, because according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health it is no longer more dangerous than these.
Our future will be African. By 2100, one in three people on the planet will be African according to all demographic forecasts. Relative to other continents, this growth in Africa is unprecedented in human history.
AmsterdamMany Western countries have opened their borders without calculating the long-term effects of immigration. While it is touted to be a clever response to labour shortages, comprehensive and detailed analyses of the benefits and costs of immigration with country-of-origin comparisons have been sorely lacking.