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How Lembergs provides support to Islamic terrorists...

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Aivars Lembergs

Aivars Lembergs

According to writer and publicist Otto Ozols, Latvian and EU state politician Aivars Lembergs provides moral support to radical Islamic ideologues.

“Terrorist recruiters tell young people – westerners are here to rob us. Theoretically they could pull out the latest Ir magazine and point to an interview with Lembergs, in which he says: “Latvia is one of the countries that have occupied Afghanistan. It is logical that occupants get their share of loot.” The last remains of doubt in young people go away as they learn to shoot, blow up and otherwise – kill Lembergs’ mentioned “robbers”. It is possible that our own soldiers [Latvians] in Afghanistan could become their targets, or our relatives in some European city could become victims of terrorist bombings”, – TVNET cites Ozols.

“Some might say they don’t read Ir magazine and that they have no idea who this Lembergs is. Hopefully. The thoughts of Lembergs will never be read by a little boy named Ali – an Afghani boy, who had once became a national TV star in Latvia. In 2009, Latvia’s television service showed little Ali to the viewing audience. This boy had learned Latvian language so that he would help Latvian soldiers. He had even memorized Latvia’s national anthem. Ali is now 17, and he could be very surprised to find that the friendly Latvian soldiers are there to rob him, at least, according to Lembergs’ logic. Rob him, other young people like him, their sisters, parents and his homeland. This is Aivars Lembergs thoughts on this matter. No more no less, just enough details. This statement would be a real treat at Islamic terrorist training camps”, – Ozols says.

According to him, putting aside the perverted, communist school induced way of thinking, it is worth remembering that Latvian soldiers were sent to Afghanistan for other reasons altogether. Latvian soldiers in Afghanistan are there to help and support the restoration of society, not rob it. Even though it seems like a long-shot goal – Afghanistan and Iraq deserve having well educated societies with order and equality for all. “We will provide support and will not play the role of bandits, as Lembergs implies it. Respect is a road with two directions, and Latvian soldiers know this for sure.”

“In the interview of Ir, one of Latvia’s most influential and powerful politicians could not answer as to who exactly robbed Latvia’s youth and their families. See, according to Lembergs, no politicians were prosecuted. But who then stole the hundred millions worth Latvian state enterprises, such as Ventspils nafta, Latvian Shipping company and others? Enough to set the groundwork for the development of the sate in the last 20 years. Who were those repulsive people who stole the most valuable assets. Everything modern pensioners had created during the Soviet era?” – the publicist rhetorically asks.

“Of course, Lembergs doesn’t know who is to blame, because he sees nothing criminal in it. But seeing as how the level of greedy thefts, fuelled by cynicism, those who organized and carried it out can be considered the most despicable thieves and traitors to the state. And nothing will ever change in Latvia so long as these mega-thieves are not unmasked and prosecuted. Ali could turn his back on Latvian soldiers in Afghanistan, as will his brothers in the world, while politicians that feed terrorist propaganda with their nightmares remain in power in Latvia”, – Ozols concludes.


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