It is no secret that former Romanian prime minister and proven fraudster Victor Ponta is a good friend of the Turkish dictator Recep Erdogan. Nor should the fact come as a surprise to anyone who was unaware of it: nasty pieces of work tend to stick together.
What should be of concern to us all however is the increasing number of similarities between the two, which reached something of an inevitable yet worrying crescendo last night when Ponta went on the Antena 3 news channel to talk about a ‘sect’ that now controlled Romania. The ‘Soros Sect’ he called it, much in the same way that Erdogan in Turkey has denounced and arrested tens of thousands of members of the so-called ‘Gulen Sect’ he claims wants to overthrow his awful regime.
According to Ponta, current prime minister Dacian Ciolos has become a ‘captive’ of the ‘Soros Sect’.
‘Make no mistake, this sect exists’, Ponta explained. ‘It is made up of people who received bursaries to study abroad where they were brainwashed into thinking that the PSD is corrupt and full of communists, and that people only vote for the party because they are given a sack of flour in exchange. This is fascist thinking.’
Ponta also said that it was not right that Romania did not enjoy friendly relations ‘with all of its neighbours’. He didn’t mention Russia by name, but we know what he meant.
Oh dear. He really has lost it.
And be certain that if the PSD forms the next government, anyone who doesn’t take part in the daily five minutes of hate against Romania’s greatest enemy George Soros (organised by Iulian Capsali probably) will be arrested, a la Turkey.