Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Lustratia in Romania (vazuta la NY)

Photo by Petrut Calinescu for the New York Times

E ciudat cum cineva din afara poate sa iti arate mizeria din propria ograda cu o luciditate chirurgicala si o simplitate debordanta. Mare articol mare azi in NY Times despre problema pe care o are Romania in curatarea serviciilor secrete si deconspirarea marilor securisti. Spicuiesc:

BUCHAREST, Romania — Communism is gone and democracy is well implanted in the countries of the old Warsaw Pact, but the Soviet era’s security services are still sending shudders through the region nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“In ’89, only Communism was killed, but the former state security and Communist Party chiefs took the economic power,” said Marius Oprea, president of the Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism, a Romanian government group.

But nowhere has the struggle between the former secret services and the forces for change been as intense as in Romania, now poised to join the European Union.

While the heads of the secret services have been changed and the services have been reorganized, much of the rank and file remains, now with ties to a powerful business elite.

Many of the most powerful businessmen in Romania have links to the Securitate, even if they deny having benefited from such relationships — something that is, by its nature, difficult to prove.

Silvian Ionescu, the country’s top environmental official, was a former high-ranking Securitate officer who became wealthy after Communism’s fall through various business deals

But the security services have not yet turned over all of the files, and there is widespread suspicion that the most important ones are being withheld.

Si concluzia, vine cu atat mai dezamagitoare: “There are always new files appearing,” he [Turianu] said, pausing to pour a visitor a glass of Scotch with shaking hands. He said the process will continue until those who were adults before 1989 are dead. “Then,” he said, “nature will take its course.”

Ma intreb de ce dreptatea pare ca se face in ultima vreme doar prin moartea naturala a vinovatilor? Vezi Pinochet, de exemplu. Foarte trist, foarte trist, si un mare semnal de alarma pentru justitia din Romania si nu numai.

6 comments:

Omega said...

In primul rand, salutare pe aceasta cale virtuala. N-am mai vorbit noi de ceva vreme, dar poate te intereseaza sa stii ca si presa romaneasca scrie despre aceleasi subiecte ca si tine :P. Ba mai pun si aceleasi poze! Pentru mai multe informatii, articolul e aici

Murphy said...

Hehe... salut Irina. Vreau sa iti spun ca intamplator si eu am dat azi peste blogul tau; diseara ma voi relaxa lecturandu-l.

Mersi ca mi-ai atras atentia asupra articolului din Cotidianul. Mi se pare decent ca presa romana avertizeaza asupra faptului ca presa internationala e cu ochii pe noi.

In alta ordine de idei, articolul din NY Times m-a impresionat prin sinceritate, prin simplitate si exact prin ceea ce de multe ori cei ancorati in miezul problemei nu reusesc sa faca, anume sa vada problema de fond in esenta ei.

Plus ca mi-a alimentat permanentele frustari pe care le am vizavi de mecanismele de accountability in dreptul international, care, iata, se pare ca nu prea functioneaza nici in domestic law.

Oricum, de-abia astept sa te lecturez si eu - virtual - si imi pare bine ca te-am descoperit!

Omega said...

Ma bucur ca voi fi citita si eu de cineva :) Dar sa stii ca sunt noua in lumea asta a blogging-ului. S-auzim de bine!

Alex Rosu said...

si eu am vrut sa scriu despre asta.. hahaha! dar mi s-a luat sa ma plang de securisti..

Murphy said...

da, da stiu ca facusei o pasiune pentru subiectul asta. dar este ca-i fain articolul?

Alex Rosu said...

dap, articolul e foarte misto scris, iar concluzia de la final este de o tragicomedie balcanica desavarsita.

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