Meteoric Rise of Donald Tusk: Agent “Oscar” and Hiccups from the GDR.
SCND September 1, 2014
Vladimir Putin in Dresden, E. Germany
The year is 1986. The first in a series of many “spontaneous” meetings between the USSR and the German Democratic Republic intelligence officers, are being held in Dresden, East Germany.
After several months of these “informal” meetings, an unremarkable - in both height and rank - KGB officer, speaking excellent German, albeit with a bit of a funny accent, becomes their host. No one there had paid much attention to a man named Vladimir Putin.
The meetings are followed by a "spontaneous" assault on the headquarters of the infamous GDR political police - the STASI - by the citizens of Berlin.
Coincidentally, most of the “revolutionaries” “storming” the headquarters of the East-German intelligence services, established by Mr. Erich Mielke, knew each other from the time they served together in the GDR military. During this infamous “assault” however, they all wore civilian clothes …
At this time, a feverish work of finalizing the establishment of new companies was in full swing. An army of lawyers wrote new agreements between the - seemingly - now “capitalist” entrepreneurs and large Western companies.
Stasi headquarters under "assault". PHOTO by AP
These meetings are held until 1999. Allegedly, they openly agreed to obey the conditions of an earlier agreement: whereby there would not be NATO military installations in Poland. Furthermore, Poland was designated a geographical area where any industrial growth and large scale manufacturing was to be purposefully crippled.
"During the 1980s, when Putin began his career with [Soviet intelligence] services and worked in Dresden, it is there that the first ideas about the ‘cessation’ of the USSR emerged. Both Yeltsin and Yanayev were privy to this [sacred] knowledge, but Gorbachev officially knew nothing. At that time, because of his ‘contributions’, Putin could choose just about anything he wanted […] and he chose the St. Petersburg.” - we read in the excerpt from one of the top-secret reports that found its way into the offices of the Polish Communist Military intelligence Services (abbr. WSI – Wojskowe Służby Informacyjne) in Warsaw.
Then, the "IOUs" earned during the phony "assault" on the STASI headquarters were used to orchestrate many important "political events" on the European Continent. They accelerated some careers, and ended others. Notably, archives from the Marcus Wolf’s Department XVIII were at that time already at the headquarters of the CIA.
The chancellor of Germany that superseded Helmut Kohl was exceedingly friendly to Moscow.
Why do I write about this today?
I could evade an honest answer, and say, that I am telling you about a plot from my new novel - the third part of a trilogy about the adventures of Andrew Brenner. But, this would not entirely be an honest answer.
Tusk with Putin at the TU-154M crash site in 2010.
I am writing this because my jaw dropped as I was watching a triumphant Donald Tusk march into the European corridors of power.
What precipitated this meteoric event?
The answer is that Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying, at all costs, to save the Platforma Obywatelska (abbr. PO – Civic Platform), and Tusk himself, from a defeat in the upcoming elections. [See "Tape Scandal in Poland"]
At first, during the infamous uprising on Maidan in Ukraine, she ordered her man, Mr. Klitschko, to expeditiously travel from Kiev to Warsaw for political spectacle, to garner public support for the Civil Platform. Klitschko, however, helped them as much as incense can help a dead man.
What then was Madam Chancellor to do?
You have to appoint Mr. Tusk - in many aspects a political twin of Mr. Klitschko - to some sort of office in the European Union.
Donald Tusk is politically spent in Poland, and there is nothing of consequence that depends on him anymore. At the same time, easily swayed PO supporters will fall in a reverent awe, and will be reenergized. So what you have here are trinkets, or a lifeline for a drowning man.
Mr. Tusk became "President" of Europe. But, when I glance at the faces of serious politicians who represent major European powers, I see barely concealed smiles, of pity.
They have perfected the Do’s and Don’ts of this masquerade. Herr Tusk will do his job, and even zum befehl will learn the French language. Encouraged, or perhaps more accurately, slapped on the back of the head by Miss Merkel to get going, he’ll ultimately get some rudimentary English language skills under his belt.
Donald Tusk with Angela Merkel. PHOTO by Niezalezna.pl
None of the respectable prime ministers cared about such a position, and even the lady from small Denmark withdrew her candidacy.
This "Great Success", that looks like a hand stretched out to a drowning man, extended by the German Chancellor, will not strengthen Europe, nor will it bring it much needed cohesion.
German domination not only began to bother London, (as Germany tore a big hole in Ukraine that it can no longer patch up), but it is also more and more troublesome to Madrid and Lisbon.
Yes, an opera buffa-like "Government of Europe" will be able to accompany the Madam Chancellor in her travels to Moscow, but only when Madam Merkel graciously agrees.
So, I look at Tusk dressed up in his "European clothes", and I cannot help feeling that the secret pacts concluded in Dresden - since the mid-eighties of the last century - give many politicians “hiccups” that you can hear echoing throughout the European continent today.
Even, still to this very day, no one is able to conclusively answer the question: Who was the STASI agent codename "Oscar" who worked against the Solidarity Trade Union in Gdansk for the East-German communist intelligence services ...
Written by Witold Gadowski
This original Polish language article appeared in Stefczyk.info under the title "Enerdowska czkawka"
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