Slovak PM candidate: what if Hungary attacked Slovakia like Russia attacked Ukraine?
Igor Matovič, the former Slovak prime minister, would like to win the office again. Furthermore, he counts on the help of the newly-formed alliance of the Hungarian political organisations in Slovakia. However, he scares his fellow citizens with a Hungarian attack from the South. Is there a solution to that discrepancy?
According to parameter.sk, a Hungarian news outlet in Slovakia, Mr Matovič seems tireless in the campaign. There will be an early parliamentary election in Slovakia because the previous governing coalition collapsed, but the date is only 30 September. Even so, the country’s leader between 2020 and 2021 is campaigning everywhere. He visits the regional centres of Slovakia, where he organises meetings with locals.
He already had 15 such events during which he answers the questions of ordinary citizens. Parameter.sk says he holds out perfectly even though some of his fellow countrymen have gruesome ideas about how Slovakia or the world works. Of course, each of these events has a part during which they speak about the ongoing war in Ukraine. Matovič regularly gives consolidated answers, but in his explanations, Hungary receives the role of genocidal Russia.
Once, he got a question about how arms deliveries can solve the armed conflict. The interrogator said Russia could not lose in Ukraine, so Ukraine cannot win. But Matovič said if Hungary attacked South Slovakia, what would he say? Should the government not ask for weapons from Czechia or Poland to become able to defend their homeland and drive back the Hungarian invaders behind the borders?
“Ukrainians are in a similar situation, whether we like it or not. The Russians are taking what does not belong to them. If the Hungarians took the Southern regions, we would defend it likewise”, the former Slovak prime minister said. The conversation begins at 3.30 in the video below. Unfortunately, it is in Slovakian, without subtitles:
Later, he got the same question from a beer drinker in Zsarnóca (Žarnovica). “What would you do – and I do not say it is a real threat as Rastislav Káčer would put it – if you turned on the news in the morning and you heard that Hungary attacked South Slovakia? Would you grab weapons to defend the country? Or would you say that they should take it away since people speak Hungarian there?”, he asked. But he received no answer from the man.
The question is what Matovič will say on such questions in the Southern regions where Hungarians represent the majority? And how does he plan to cooperate with the Alliance party, the political organisation of the Hungarians living in Slovakia and have good chance to become part of the parliament in Bratislava from September?
….what if the moon is made of cheese…Hungary has never threatened Slovakia….this is nonsense.
Trianon (instigated by Western powers, France in general) made this mess, The borders should have been drawn along ethnic majority lines.
Ridiculous notion, anyway Slovakia need not worry, Hungary doesn’t have the capability to invade anyone.
From all that I’ve read about Trianon, I’m led to believe that re-drawn borders were mostly based on ethnic majority lines, except ,the information used was flawed (and not puposeful). 🙁
What I also find astounding is that even Austria got a small part of Hungary. I have yet to find suffient information to explain the reason for that.
Having said that, when you lose a war, you can expect to be punished, e.g. the loss of territory (and reparations).