New US sanctions against Hungary: a lot of people can be banned soon
A new draft of sanctions targets several Hungarian political figures and officials close to the government of Orbán’s Fidesz party. The legislation focuses on corruption, and it has to be accepted by Congress.
New sanctions in the pipe: Hungarian citizens will not be able to enter the USA
According to the Hungarian version of Szabad Európa (Free Europe), placing the Budapest-based Russian International Investment Bank’s (IIB) Hungarian vice-chairman, Imre Laszlóczki, on the latest American sanctions list was just the first step. The US ambassador to Budapest, David Pressman, said that “the presence of this opaque Kremlin platform in the heart of Hungary threatens the security and sovereignty of the Hungarian people, their European neighbours, and their NATO Allies.” Here is his announcement:
The new bill aims to ban people who are part of serious corruption and/or severely harm human rights. The legislation started last autumn and will affect Hungarian nationals, Washington officials told Szabad Európa. However, it will require a majority in Congress where the House of Representatives is dominated by Republicans. The Orbán cabinet has good relations with the Conservatives. However, Guardian writes that the draft is expected to enjoy broad support.
Dalibor Rohac, the leading analyst of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, said it was high time to do so. “Probably that is the only language the Orbán government understands”. Of course, not only Hungarians would be concerned. Earlier, America banned the former Slovakian prosecutor general, Dobroslav Trnka, and four government-close Georgian judges.
American-Hungarian relationship close to nadir
Ferenc Vukics, a military expert and a founder of the Nemzetvédelmi Szabadegyetem Alapítvány, said that putting Mr Laszlóczki on the sanctions list was a first message to the other US allies; in the first place, French President Macron. He suggested after a visit to China that Europe should find its path instead of following the USA unconditionally. He believes Washington wants everybody to do what their elite deems right.
The 2022 human rights report of the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning Hungary was devastating. They said that “while the government took some steps to identify, investigate, prosecute and punish officials who committed human rights abuses, action against high-level, politically connected corruption was limited.” Furthermore, Hungary was the EU’s most corrupt state in 2022, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index found.
In October 2014, the USA banned six Hungarian officials and public people, including the head of the national tax office. The reason was concerns about corruption. Then the US Chargé d’Affaire in Budapest, André Goodfriend, did not share any names.
Leaked Pentagon documents presented this week that PM Viktor Orbán views the Bide administration as his greatest adversary.
USA is helping the most corrupt country Ukraine whilst Calli g Hungary corrupt, they are like big bully children not getting their way because Hungary won’t now down to the biggest most corrupt USA, well done Mr Oban
Fuck the US arrogant imperalism. US embassy occupying half of Szabadság Tér should be closed down.
What does the USA think who they are? Calling out sanctions against everyone, it is a pathetic display, because they now see that their position of power is under treat. Under no circumstances does the US want that China becomes the most powerful country in the world, but that together with Russia now become an impregnable fortress for the USA.
The bulldog USA imposes sanctions on Hungary because Hungary is at odds with EU, and also because Hungary has signed a new energy deal with Russia. All this is hypocritical behavior towards Hungary, Western Europe also buys energy from Russia through intermediaries.
Let USA get his own house in order first, instead of interfering in other countries’ affairs. USA is in a state of disorder, gun violence, and the homeless problem is totally out of control, that in every major city in USA, It would have been better if all those billions of dollars had been spend on that, instead of buying arms for Ukraine. The war between the West, (NATO) and Russia in which Ukraine is the ‘plenipotentiary’, is not really the point, NATO’s ultimate goal is to destroy Russia, and then China.
Just ignore the current criminal Biden regime as much as Hungary can afford. We just have to wait for the next election for president Trump to return with a massive win, and be extremely careful, that massive election cheating will not occur. $oros money and the WEF infiltration and corrupting most governments is actually treason on it’s own. UN agenda 21 and 30 want to keep the current presidents, prime ministers in charge, UN wants to select country leaders and get rid of elections, UN dictatorship with Chines military as a force to control the global population. The covid scam, nano-bio-weapon has killed at least 3 million people so far and made millions more sick including our US soldiers, where the “vaccinated” will suffer long term health problems adding 5G control and frequency manipulation. The Commies have been trying to defeat the USA for over 75 years , by dumbing down our education for many years the current generation will not be a lot of help to keep freedom alive around the World. The next US election is extremely important, let’s hope it will not be the last free election.
The most corrupt country is the USA. They lie, cheat, start wars, infiltrate everywhere and believe it’s their right.
If it comes to human rights the US should better focus on their own people. No right to healthcare, no home, families, and the elderly can drop dead (except Biden the puppet). Each one of their presidents was/is corrupt, everything is fake and if you are not in prison, you are on your way into one or just out.
Why on earth should anyone want to visit the US at all?
Do Hungarians forget 46 years of Russian occupation? Do Hungarians forget the thousands the Russians killed in 1956? Do Hungarians forget the executions. Do they forget the KGB directed torture at Andrassy ut? Has the Orban Government so effectively brainwashed Hungarians to think that the former KGB colonel who is now dictator of Russia suppressing all dissent and assassinating scores of his own people is their “friend” while the US who helped to liberate Hungary is their enemy? Are Hungarians really that stupid?
How did the US free Hungary? As far as history goes, the US and UK bombed Hungary during WWII, signed the Treaty of Trianon making second class citizens of ethnic Hungarians in 7 countries; we must remember the Habsburgs oppressing the people, hate the Turks for occupying the country for 160 years and the Mongols (Tatars) wasting the country.
Hungary has no real friends or allies. There is no reason why Hungary should be grateful to any foreign country.
By opposing the Soviet Union for decades forcing it to spend money it couldn’t afford on an arms race the US helped push the communists into collapse. Only idiots forget that all the countries of Eastern Europe then clamored to join NATO ensure the Russians couldn’t come back in. Every country that borders Russia that is a democracy is vehemently opposed to Russia and arms themselves for protection. The only friends the Russians have are dictatorships: Belarus, Kazahkstan, China. Hungary is a semi-dictatorship and thus led into the arms of Russia through corruption and thorough media control pumping out anti-western propaganda. Meanwhile people all want to emigrate to the West and not to Russia. If you like the Russians go live there. Of course nobody in their right mind would do that.
So maybe you should leave EU and NATO then.
The U.S. of A. should remain remain on the American continent and clear up the mess in their own country first.