EU File: Masked police in Czech Republic raid government HQ, defense ministry, arrest ruling party politicians, current, past chiefs of military intelligence, seize gold, cash; prosecutors accuse powerful female head of PM’s office of ordering surveillance of Necas’ estranged wife; PM refuses to quit as opposition Social Democrats threaten no-confidence vote; “ex”-red President Zeman expected to help CSSD push ODS from power, form new government with Communists
June 14, 2013
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If you haven’t seen the DVD documentary The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story by producer Robert Buchar, then get it and watch the interview with former Communist StB officer Ludvik Zivcak concerning the deceptive nature of 1989’s “Velvet Revolution.” Current events in the Czech Republic can only be understood in the light shed by this film.
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– Communism Making Comeback in Czech Republic, Stalinist Party Second Most Popular in Polls (source)
– PM Necas Accuses Social Democrats of Cozying Up to Communists ahead of Election, Suppressing Secret Police Files that Could Embarrass Prague’s Former Totalitarian Rulers (source)
– Historical Flashback: Communists Seize Power in Czechoslovakia in February 1948 (source)