reply to post by DAZ21
Bulgaria is not run by the mafia, those are just the buffer and the people that get news coverage and get harassed and sacked once in a while to send
some statistics over to the EU, which by the way we have been a member of for about 5 years now.
The real puppeteers are ex-communist secret police, state security and military officers who infiltrated and controled crime and set up major power
structures which took over entire economic and administrative branches. Every once in a while a journalist vaguely covers this fact and is killed
within months or a couple of years at the most.
The thing is they are basically split in an opposition - one branch serves US and in general western interests, the other Russian ones. They have
certain gray areas of cooperation, where they don't mess with each other's business, but it is quite obvious that we are still a buffer for
The major powers deny the possibility of an intellectual and political independant elite as to control our internal and foreign policy easier. For
example our priminister was an amphetamine industrialist (as was acknowledged to some extent by Wikileaks), he was a fireman by education, a karate
champion and bodyguard of the Communist era leader Todor Zhivkov and later on of priminister Simeon Sax-Cobourgh-Gotha (that family ring a bell?)
(Edit note: Fathom that for a moment, if you will.. when's the last time any civilizied nation had a fireman, karate champion, bodyguard involved
in organized crime as the head of the nation?)
Then he quickly went up the ranks of the police force, became the mayor of the capital and then the priminister and leader of the current party.
One of the first attempts to discredit the priminister by the Socialist party, once he was elected into office, was to confront him about having
training with and accepting "political narrative" by the CIA. He admited both and said there was no alternative in terms of political narrative.
But that's enough of a cultural diversity lesson for now, I just thought putting things into context might help a bit to understand the dynamics of
how things happen here
Anyway, although Bulgaria has been one of the most peaceful Balkan countries in terms of ethnic peace, there have been some clashes and the tendency
is for political powers to use ethnic tensions as a tool, which can bring dire consequences for Bulgaria as well as the Balkans in general.
I think the incident covered here was a brilliant example of that and we can expect more similar occurrences in the future.
edit on 21-1-2013
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