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Grutups: Linderman is carrying a burning match towards a gas can

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Lawyer Andris Grutups

This year could become the most dangerous year since the restoration of the independence, lawyer Andris Grutups believes.

«If we also look at the historical parallels: the newly born free State of Latvia so far exists for 22 years, and the age of the restored free State is also nearing 22 years…», – the lawyer said in an interview to Neatkariga Rita Avize newspaper, adding that he is not exaggerating.

According to him, the foundation of the referendum is a merciless direct consolidation, which has led people to poverty. After at least 100 000 people have left Latvia, the lives of those who remained have become much harder. Therefore, all it takes is one spark – and the economic crisis turns into ethnic crisis.

«People are looking for a way out, looking for the answer to the question: Why was life better during the Russian times? And why is it so hard now: who is to blame – Latvians, the government?» – Grutups rhetorically asks.

«And what do I see? One Jewish revolutionary who is carrying a burning match towards a gas can», Grutups says.

He continues: «One thing still bothers me: why does the Latvian Jewish community stay silent? Why doesn’t one of them express their opinion about Linderman’s provocation against the country where he lives? Jews have always been clever people. I don’t understand why they remain silent. It baffles me. A person uses all his wild energy to poison two nations, and what of the Jews – silence. Odd.»

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