Mærkelige ting sker i Øst- og Centraleuropa som får lidet opmærksomhed i massemedierne. To statsoverhoveder, premierministrene i Slovenien og Slovakiet har taget deres afsked næsten simultant. Slovakiets premierminister Robert Fico blev offer for en skandale over mordet på Jan Kuciak, en journalist som undersøgte korruption i regeringen. Premierministeren var nød til at stå af som følge af masse gadedemonstrationer.

Mr. Fico var kendt for sin støtte af en stærkere Visegrad Gruppe. Han stod op imod Brussel i mange sager. Det er værd at notere at han kaldte for en ophævelse af sanktionerne og for en forbedring af relationerne med Moskva. Premierministeren holdt fast i at Rusland var en pålidelig energisamarbejdspartner. Er det en tilfældighed at han blev tvunget til at stå af imidt den antirussiske kampagne afledt af Skripal sagen og andre klart opdigtede historier som klart er brugt som påskud for uophørlige angreb på Moskva? Var han ikke en trussel mod den såkaldte enighed af EU imod Rusland? Det var helt klart tilfældet.

Kommentar: Denne artikel er delvis oversat til dansk af fra: Unusual things happen to European countries resisting George Soros' assault

The PM did not hide the fact that his decision was made under great pressure. The ouster was engineered by outside forces, including philanthropist billionaire George Soros. For instance, Slovak President Andrej Kiska had a private meeting with the billionaire in September, 2017. It was a one-on-one conversation. No Slovak diplomat was present there.

According to Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák, "George Soros is a man who has had a major influence on the development in Eastern and Central Europe and beyond. That is a fact that cannot be questioned." PM Viktor Orbán had this say about the event: "George Soros and his network are making use of every possible opportunity to overthrow governments that are resisting immigration."

Slovenian PM Miro Cerar was attacked by Soros for his opposition to the EU policy on immigration. George Soros did not hide the fact that he was an ardent opponent of Miro Cerar's stance. "It is an obligation for Europe to receive migrants," the US financier lectured Europeans. Now the PM has to go, after the results of a referendum on a key economic project were annulled by the top court and the media attacks on his stance regarding asylum seekers intensified. With Cerar no longer at the helm, the opposition movement to Brussels's dictatorship has been weakened.

Who's next? Probably Hungary, which has become a target for Soros's attacks. The American billionaire has invested more than $400 million into his native country since 1989. He has also announced his intention to influence the Hungarian election campaign and has employed 2,000 people for that purpose. The government wants its "Stop Soros" bills to become laws. No doubt Hungary will come under attack for opposing the financier's network.

Brussels will raise a hue and cry, criticizing the "undemocratic regime" ruling the country. The next parliamentary elections in Hungary will be held on April 8, 2018. It'll be a tough fight to preserve independence while fending off attempts to impose US pressure through Soros-backed NGOs and educational institutions.

Soros's activities are also being resisted in the Czech Republic. Czech President Milos Zeman has accused the groups affiliated with Soros of meddling in his nation's internal affairs. The financier is urging the EU to lean on Poland and compel it to "preserve the rule of law."

Macedonia, is also resisting the billionaire-inspired subversive activities that have an eye toward regime change. The "Soros network" has great influence on the European Parliament and other institutions. The scandalous list of Soros's allies includes 226 MEPs out of 751. Every third member - just think about that! If that isn't corruption then what is? The lawmakers being swayed from abroad dance to Soros's tune. They do what they are told, which includes whipping up anti-Russia hysteria.

Moscow has its own history of dealing with the Soros network. In 2015, George Soros's Open Society Institute was kicked out of that country as an "undesirable organization" that was established to boost US influence.

It would be really naïve to think that Soros acts on his own. It's an open secret that the US government flagrantly meddles in other countries' internal affairs using the billionaire as a vehicle. Europe is an American competitor that needs to be weakened. USAID and the Soros network often team up in pursuit of common objectives. In March 2017, six US senators signed a letter asking the State Department to look into government funding of Soros-backed organizations. But those efforts went nowhere, Foggy Bottom is always on Soros's side, whatever it is.

Many European countries are engaged in a fierce battle to protect their independence. The financier's "empire" is chomping at the bit to conquer Europe by means of bribes and subversive NGOs. These countries and Russia are resisting the same threat. Perhaps that's why the sanctions against Russia are so unpopular among many East European politicians.