Tragic Accident or Foul Play? The Unseen Risks for Anti-Globalist Leaders

An accident in Viktor Orban's convoy raises suspicions, mirroring other incidents involving anti-globalist leaders. Is it coincidence or something more sinister?
The Suspicious Accident Involving Viktor Orban's Convoy

A fatal accident recently involved Viktor Orban’s security detail in Germany, raising questions about whether it was truly accidental or indicative of a larger pattern of incidents targeting non-aligned politicians. The crash, which killed a German police officer escorting Orban, echoes other suspicious events involving anti-globalist leaders like the Iranian president and Slovakian president Robert Fico, both of whom have also faced deadly or near-deadly situations. This article suggests that their common political stance against liberal-atlantist globalization might make them targets, hinting at a deeper issue beyond mere coincidence.

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by Diego Fusaro

In recent days, a serious incident affected the security detail of Viktor Orban, President of Hungary, in Germany. A woman driving a BMW in Stuttgart failed to notice the barrier and hit the motorcycle of one of the two officers, who unfortunately died. Two German police motorcycles were escorting Orban’s car to the airport when the tragic event occurred. Orban was unharmed. National and European newspapers generally referred to it as a “tragic accident.” And it may very well have been just that. However, I believe it is appropriate to raise a Cartesian hyperbolic doubt: was it really an accident, or could there be more to it? The question seems necessary, considering that in the last two months we have witnessed other rather suspicious “accidents” involving decidedly non-aligned politicians. You will undoubtedly recall the case of the Iranian president’s helicopter crashing due to a “tragic accident,” resulting in the death of the entire crew. And you surely haven’t forgotten the incident involving Slovakian President Robert Fico, who was the target of an attack by a “poet” aligned with the liberal-progressive opposition. Unlike the Iranian president, Robert Fico, who also fought for his life, managed to survive.

What do the Iranian president, Robert Fico, and Viktor Orban have in common? It is impossible to overlook that what unites them, despite their specific differences, is their political stance, which is decidedly unaligned with the gospel of liberal-atlantist globalization. In the case of the Iranian president, this is particularly evident considering that Iran, along with Russia and China, represents a power that actively resists Washington’s imperialism; a power that the dollar civilization has long labeled as a “rogue state.” Regarding Robert Fico, he also immediately stood out for his decidedly alternative political line compared to the one currently dominant in Europe: he was quickly and disdainfully labeled as a pro-Putin bulldog by the main European newspapers. Something similar can reasonably be said for Orban, who, besides being a literal thorn in the side for the European Union, has long shown his closeness to Putin’s Russia. In short, without accepting the comforting thesis of a “tragic accident” at face value, perhaps it is worth asking if there is more to it, and whether the previously mentioned incidents were merely tragic accidents that happened by chance. Naturally, the heralds of the dominant order and the masters of discourse would quickly dismiss this question as conspiratorial (as they do with any question vaguely discordant from the hegemonic discursive order) and might zealously explain to us that opposing Washington and neoliberal globalization simply does not bode well.


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