BY INNA ROGATCHI, THE ROGATCHI FOUNDATION—
To have the nerve to compare publicly the Toulouse massacre with Gaza, means to have no brain, no heart, no sense of reality, not even elementary knowledge, and no skills to run any office at all. Catherine Ashton has no moral or professional right to lead the foreign policy office of any civilised state or organisation.
SICKENING AND SHAMEFUL ACT
It was a sick angry revolutionary, a bandit, to speak in a plain language, known as comrade Lenin who left mankind with a phrase “in a revolutionary state, any female cooky would be able to lead a state”. This sheer idiocy has become one of the key principles of the violent and virulent doctrine of Bolshevism.
A Hundred years after, we can see that despite being utterly absurd, these assumptions are still applied to life, and at a far higher level today than it was at Lenin’s imaginary kitchen.
At the very evening of the horrific anti-Semitic massacre in Toulouse, on March 19th, 2012, the High Representative of the European Council on Foreign Affairs and the first vice president of the European Council Baroness Ashton was busy with chairing the EU conference on the role of the Palestinian youth in Europe; quite telling event on its own. The way in which Ms Ashton reacted to the crime in Toulouse did shock the world. That muttered half of a phrase was incredibly cold and ignorant; but it was also quite telling. The old devoted Stalinist Catherine Ashton just was herself in that low, stupid, and outrageously unfair comment.
Whatever her office has produced hurriedly in order to rebuke the international outcry, stating in their irritated note that “the phrase” of Mme Ashton “was distorted by one of the wires”, we all had a perfect chance to watch her appearance first-hand; the episode was televised and broadcasted widely, to the misfortune of her paled office. And even usually neutral TV commentators and anchors did address the TV audience with the phrase “you’ll make your own opinion on what you’ll see now”. This is not happening that often at the prevailingly politically correct European television.
In the Ashton’s half of a phrase, there was not a single word on the cold-blooded massacre of a three year-old child, a four year-old child, an eight year-old child, and a 30 year-old father of the first two small ones, nor of a very seriously wounded seventeen year-old youth ( ah, he was not a Palestinian one, of course), who all were exterminated, that’s the word, only for the reason to be Jewish, comrade Ashton.
She has produced a customary vague mumbling on “what is going on these days in the world with children”, putting in the same line the tragedy with a bus in Switzerland – what on earth a traffic accident has to do with the racist motivated cold murder of children in broad day light in the centre of Europe? In the same phrase, Ms Ashton mentioned the Norwegian terror act that has happened an year ago, and then she went on with that spectacular comparison, on “what’s going on today in Toulouse, what is going on in Gaza” – pause and in clearly lower voice and very quickly – “and Sderot”, all those terrible things which are happening” – as if they are happening by itself – “with children in the world today”.
Thanks to the televised record, we all could see that many senior EU officials sitting next to Mme Ashton became very nervous, disturbed and feeling quite uncomfortable on the spot. Many of them started to send messages from their iphones instantly. A cooky at the European Council kitchen did not blink her eye. She said what she meant. And this is for her government and for the leadership of the European Council to make an adequate reaction to that act of disgrace.
A LIABILITY FOR THE UK GOVERNMENT
Importantly, this is certainly not the first time when the highest European official responsible for foreign policy is showing, in her blatant Stalinist way, her utter bias against Israel, and now – against the Jewish people, in a more general way.
It was crystal clear, it was self-revealing, and such a biased person has no right to occupy the seat she has been placed onto not because of her merits, but according to the British and the world media, ‘as a piece of furniture’, to occupy it on behalf of the British government, as the result of Gordon Brown’s bargain with the European leaders, and solely due to the fact to be a handy personal friend of Tony Blair’s . Two and a half years ago it was the leftist government in the UK; today it is the government of a quite civilised, able and reasonable cabinet led by the Conservatives leader David Cameron. And cooky Ashton has become the liability for them.
Now we all, the European taxpayers are not just subsidising conferences on the influence to be made by the Palestinian youth or on our lives, thanks to Ashton’s policies, but are also cheered to hear that senior Hamas leaders are praising her Toulouse statement: “Ashton’s declarations are worthy of appreciation and support due to Israel’s attempts to pressure her” – said a senior member of the terror movement, Izzat al-Rishq, on his Facebook page’’, according to the European news agencies.
This is certainly a big step forward in international politics – the highest European official responsible for the foreign policy of 27 states is praised by Hamas over her stand on the extermination of small Jewish children.
It might be worthwhile to remind the public that Ms Ashton has not been elected ever not only for her current, extremely important seat; but never in her entire career was she elected to any of those high places she used to sit at, thanks to her very useful friendship with Mr Blair, and shared ideological platform with Mr Brown. It is also important to remember that in the very peak of the Soviet communist offensive against the West from the mid 1970s through mid 1980s, Cathie Ashton was an administrator and then national treasurer and a vice president of the infamous CND, anti-nuclear campaign movement in the UK, solely financed by the USSR and being used by it as one of their most vocal and useful tools during the Cold War.
When the European Parliament attempted to make an inquiry into that disturbing episode of the Ashton’s career, her office simply denied to get into detail of these activities. And for some inexplicable reason, the denial has been allowed. Why?.The European taxpayers do have the right to know the answer to this question.
As well as we have the right to know why the position of the head of pan-European politics is occupied by the person who does not know any single language except her mother-tongue ( her relics of French are disastrous, and she is not a commander of external relations of a jungle village, after all); by the person who had no knowledge, neither experience, or any background in foreign policy at all by the time when she was appointed there; and who , the only one from all high-ranking EU officials did receive the lowest E grade in a special survey of the EU officials’ performance conducted a year ago – signifying pretty clearly that she did not gain at all during her time in the highest EU office.
According to that survey, no one from the tens of top officials examined on the quality of their performance, went below D grade in its A to E scale; no one, except Cathie Ashton. So, she is a real star of the European Council. According to the same survey, 69% of over 300 most influential decision-makers of the European Union has qualified Ashton and her performance as “disappointing and below average”. One should think that ‘average’ would be enough of an insult for a person at such position. But ‘below average’ used as a working term in a survey commissioned by the European Council, this is really convincing.
But yet more importantly, the serious attention has to be drawn, at last, for the fact that the authorities of the EU foreign affairs’ boss also extended to the number of crucial positions at the top of the global foreign policies, such as European External Action Service, a new pan-European special service, the European Defence Agency, and the European Institute ode Security Studies. The European leader of the foreign affairs also has a major role in all kinds of international conflicts resolutions, from Afghanistan to North Korea and back, and everything in the incredibly unstable and dangerous Middle East, quite notably. Such kind of position simply cannot be allowed to be occupied by such an incompetent person with such peculiar moral standards.
NO QUESTIONS ASKED
From that background and with such ‘achievements’, one should not be really surprised when hearing Mme Ashton’s statement on “ Vladimir Putin’s clear victory” in the recent Russian elections which had been so obviously orchestrated that one should be really professionally blind not to notice that. Amusingly, in a few hours after this ‘pearl’, the European Parliament has come with their own resolution pointedly criticising the numerous shortcomings and violations during the same elections, – and the people in Russia had been genuinely perplexed on the EU and its Council seeming ‘schizophrenia’ and completely mixed up messages.
Neither one should not ask, really, why Europe’s highest foreign policy boss is so completely ignorant and perfectly serene on the outrageous Waffen SS veterans marches that are carried one year after another in the centre of Riga, the capital of the EU member state Latvia. But this is an impossible thing to ignore. How on earth the EU could be so completely inept towards such open and scandalous demonstrations of pro-Nazi sympathies in the middle of Europe in the XXI century? When ‘enough’ will become ‘enough’ on this mockery of ‘never again’? And what is the role of the EU highest official on foreign affairs if not to tackle ongoing glorification of Nazism there, – but of course, the centre of Riga is not Gaza; it is only Toulouse which is comparable to that in the eyes of Mme Ashton.
To have the nerve to compare publicly the Toulouse massacre with Gaza, one should have no brain, no heart, no sense of reality, no elementary knowledge, and no skills to run any office at all. That had not happened in a late night pub scene in a course of a comrade-ish chat between some dead-drunk IRA veterans, but it has been declared by the highest EU official responsible for its entire foreign policy, absolutely consciously. This is completely unacceptable by any civilised standards. A die-hard Stalinist with a publicly declared despise for the Jewish people and the Jewish life, after all historic events behind us, had no moral, neither professional right to lead any foreign policy office of a civilised state or organisation. She might not have bad prospects, though. She has all the chances to be hired by Hamas, – where she will be at home. At last.
Dr Inna Rogatchi is president of The Rogatchi Foundation ( www.rogatchi.org), and the senior expert on the international affairs