Today, all of the local news stations are buzzing over the latest catastrophe from Romania’s foreign minister, Teodor Melescanu, in which he was caught red-handed in a BBC interview defending corruption:
Of course, it must be remembered that Melescanu is quite literally an old Communist dinosaur (link in Romanian) with a troubling history of supporting dictatorships.
Melescanu was quite busy in 2018. Here’s how he ended the year:
But who are Romania’s partners?
Cambodia, an Asian dictatorship.
India, with its nationalist strongman leader Mohdi.
Oman, a monarchist Arab dictatorship.
Bahrain, another monarchist Arab dictatorship.
The UAE, yet another monarchist Arab dictatorship.
Kuwait, another monarchist Arab dictatorship.
Qatar, also a monarchist Arab dictatorship.
The warmonger John McCain.
Turkmenistan, a crazy as hell dictatorship in Central Asia.
Cape Verde of all countries (no clue about this one).
Tanzania, which has a tenuous grasp of democracy.
Burkina Faso, an African dictatorship.
Morocco, a monarchist Arab dictatorship.
Algeria, pretty much another Arab dictatorship.
To Be Fair…
Now, to be fair, Melescanu spent most of 2018 meeting with various European Union and American officials, but I did think it was a bit odd that Romania has spent so much time developing new relationships with Gulf Arab dictatorships.
I really have no idea what that’s about other than some possibly shady deals or that kind of thing. Romania doesn’t exactly do a lot of trading with any of those countries.
All I know is that the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait are all massacring children in Yemen using American-made weapons. So who knows? Maybe this is some kind of backdoor way for the US to support the war in Yemen. I really have no idea.
Romania and India also got a lot closer in 2018 with several high-ranking Indian officials making an important visit to Romania. They even got Ana Birchall to dress up in a sari!
All I can say for sure is that, once again, Romania’s government has shown itself to be morally bankrupt and utterly worthless.