DOCUMENT. Romanian Defence Minister, ex-member of communist nomenklatura

August 28, 2015 • English • Views: 2584

25 years after the events that took place in December 1989, when the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown by a popular ”Revolution”, the former active members of the communist nomeklatura are still leading the destinies of Romania.

Galați, Romania, August 26, 2015. Defence Minister Mircea Dusa said Wednesday at the Smardan firing range of Galati County that on September 3, NATO force integration units (NFIUs) will be simultaneously inaugurated in all the six eastern border member states of the European Union, Romania included. ”At 11:00 o’clock on September 3, we will be simultaneously inaugurating in all the six eastern border member states of the European Union NFIU NATO units, which include raising the NATO flag and opening the similar command in Bucharest City,” said Dusa, according to the Romanian news agency Agerpres.

The Romanian Defence Minister is a key person in the efforts of NATO allies to balance the Russian territorial appetite. Generals from various NATO countries visit Romania and work together to strengthen the relations with Romania, strategically situated right at the border with Ukraine. All of them seem to be pleased with the way Mircea Dusa is covering the situation on this side of Europe.

But Mircea Dusa is not a novice when it comes to discipline and rigid hierarchies. As a former member of the communist nomenklatura in Romania, he is well aware of how to serve in a disciplined way.

Born in Toplita, Harghita County, right in the hearth of Romania, Mircea Dusa is also a member of the Romanian Parliament. Since 2004, Dusa is a deputy in the Romanian Parliament and, at the same time, Romanian Defence Minister since December 2012, after a brief period leading the Romanian Interior Ministry between August and December 2012.

All these public offices are well indicated in his biography published on the official website of the Romanian Defence Ministry. Still, Dusa omitted from this biography his early years in politics, specifically the years he activated in the communist nomenklatura.

According to the information and documents published since 2013 by Romanian newspaper Romania Liberă, after the military service in the town of Miercurea Ciuc (October 1974 – February 1976), Dusa was hired as a traffic signalman at an Auto depot in Topliţa, his hometown, and after a few months he moved to the People’s Council of Topliţa, as a technician in the Architecture and Town Planning Department. Here he was elected secretary of the Bureau of the Communist Youth Union (in Romanian UTC) from the People’s Council, position he held for 4 years (June 1976-1980).

In 1978, when he was 23, Dusa was received in the Romanian Communist Party (in Romanian PCR), and two years later was sent to a nomenklatura school in Bacau to follow a two months course. Due to the graduation with good results of this course, in December 1980, Dusa was promoted as secretary of the Bureau of the Communist Youth Union from the Topliţa’s town Committee (the appointment to this office was done with the signature of the Secretary of the Harghita’s County Committee of PCR), joining at the same time Harghita’s County Committee of Communist Youth Union. The leaders of the Communist Youth Union in Bucharest were satisfied with his performance as head of the Communist youth in the city of Topliţa and after one more year (December 1980 – November 1981) they decided to promote him to the position of territorial instructor of the Central Committee of Communist Youth Union, with a monthly salary of 3,350 lei (although at that date Dusa did not had a University diploma, as a member of the communist nomenklatura Dusa earned as much as a surgeon with years of experience).

25 years after the events that took place in December 1989, when the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu was overthrown by a popular ”Revolution”, the former active members of the communist nomeklatura are still leading the destinies of Romania. In this case, the Romanian representative when dealing with NATO and the USA is Mirea Dusa, a former active member of the former communist nomenklatura in Romania.

Unfortunately, Romanian Parliament never passed a lustration law. One more prove that in December 1989 there was no ”popular Revolution” overthrowing the mean dictator. The second and the third lines of the communist nomenklatura came to power by overthrowing the first line of the communist party. This is why a lustration law, similar to the ones Germany and Poland passed, never came to existence in Romania, thus the former members of the communist nomenklatura are still dictating in Romanian politics.

I am curios to know what does the proud American Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps Commander, feels like when he shakes the hand of a former member of the communist nomenklatura? What does the proud British General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, think of when he salutes a former member of the communist nomenklatura in Romania?

Starting November 16, 1981 Dusa was promoted as territorial instructor of the Central Committee of Communist Youth Union receiving a salary of 3,350 lei as a member of the communist nomenklatura (Photo: Romania Liberă)

Starting November 16, 1981. Dusa was promoted as territorial instructor of the Central Committee of Communist Youth Union receiving a salary of 3,350 lei as a member of the communist nomenklatura (Photo: photo of official document published by Romania Liberă)

August 26, Galați, Romania. XVIII Airborne Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend shakes hands with Romania's Minister of National Defense Mircea Dusa following an airborne operation at Smardan Training Area, Romania. XVIII Airborne Corps led a Combined Joint Task Force during a joint forcible entry training exercise as part of Operation Swift Response 15. (Photo: dvidshub.net)

August 26, 2015, Galați, Romania. XVIII Airborne Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend shakes hands with Romania’s Minister of National Defense Mircea Dusa following an airborne operation at Smardan Training Area, Romania. XVIII Airborne Corps led a Combined Joint Task Force during a joint forcible entry training exercise as part of Operation Swift Response 15. (Photo: dvidshub.net)

Defence Minister Mircea Dusa and General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe analysed on Tuesday the regional security following the crisis in Ukraine; the two attended an international military exercise at the Smardan firing range of Galati County. (Photo: nineoclock.ro)

April 22, 2015, Romania. Defence Minister Mircea Dusa and General Sir Adrian John Bradshaw, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe analysed on Tuesday the regional security following the crisis in Ukraine; the two attended an international military exercise at the Smardan firing range of Galati County. (Photo: nineoclock.ro)

MAIN PHOTO: Bucharest, May 2014. Mircea Dusa with US Vice-President Joseph Biden, agerpres.ro

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