US Magazine Condemns UNESCO Director-General Bokova as Fervent Communist

Views on BG | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 18:11
Bulgaria: US Magazine Condemns UNESCO Director-General Bokova as Fervent Communist UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

In an article published on Wednesday, The New American magazine identified the Director-General of UNESCO and likely candidate for UN Secretary-General, Irina Bokova, as a fervent communist.

The article is critical of US President Barack Obama for his apparent support for the candidacy of Bokova.

Among the other factors increasing the chances of Bokova to succeed Ban Ki-moon are: her gender, her Eastern European origin and the support from Russia and other key players.

The author, Alex Newman, criticises Bokova for her participation at the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of Victory Day in Moscow on May 9.

Then the author goes into the background of Bokova, condemning her as a Bulgarian Communist Party (BKP) operative with deep ties to the “mass-murdering regime”, which ruled over the country.

He goes even further, calling her a “red-diaper baby”, which stands for a child born to devoted communist parents.

The article reveals that the father of Bokova was not only a communist politician and a Politburo member, but also an editor-in-chief of the party's official propaganda organ – Rabotnichesko Delo.

The author points to estimates that the "brutal dictatorship" killed between 100 000 and 250 000 people, including dissidents and Christians.

Bokova is described as an enthusiastic youth member of BKP and later an adult member, who held various positions within the establishment.

Because of her close ties to the regime and her communist fervour, she was given the special privilege of studying at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Following the collapse of the regime, Bokova remained with the successor party of BKP, which renamed itself to the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

As a Socialist, Bokova was elected to two terms in parliament and served as a Foreign Minister in the government of Prime Minister Zhan Videnov.

According to the author, the current position of Bokova as UNESCO Director-General was secured with the support of Obama.

The article condemns UNESCO as striving to become the “global education ministry and impose its 'World Core Curriculum' on all of humanity”.

In the view of the author, UNESCO is a hotbed of communists, criminals, dictators, Islamists, mass-murderers and anti-American radicals.

The UN is identified as a threat to humanity and human liberty, which should be disbanded, while all unpunished communists, such as Bokova, should be exposed.

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