Viktor Orbán: “A Country That Cannot Defend Its Border is Not a Country”

During his weekly interview on Radio Kossuth, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed some of the same crucial issues that came up during the state visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Many thanks to CrossWare for translating this article from the Fidesz website:

Weekly radio interview with the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Border defense is a National Task

A country that cannot defend its border is not a country, said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday in a three-hour program on Kossuth radio.

The head of government said: every nation has its marshal’s baton in its own pocket, and any country that waits for Brussels deserves its fate. “A nation that cannot defend its interests is not a nation, or if it is still here today, it will disappear,” he said.

Viktor Orbán advocated a meaningful division of labor within the EU, according to his assessment that the [migrant] flood cannot be stopped in Brussels and if we are to conduct a good migration policy. “We do not need a common European asylum policy, and we do not need a common European asylum agency; it will only cause chaos, trouble and suffering,” he said.

According to his assessment, in Brussels, “paper-tasting” [bureaucratic, detached from reality — translator], passive proposals are being drafted, appearing in the mask of humane leadership, while hundreds of people drown at sea, and terrorist threats and anti-Semitism are growing in Europe.

As an example, he said that Hungary waited for three months for the European solution during the Balkan [migrant] flood, and then it closed its borders, changed the necessary laws, built the fence, and stopped the invasion. “I recommend this to everyone,” he said.

Regarding the letter from the Visegrad countries to the Italian Prime Minister, Italy has two options: either they “close the shop” or accept assistance. He said the Austrians and Germans had “had their fill” and if they closed the border, the migrants would be stuck there. He referred to Italy as one of the most important cradles of European culture, which is a key factor in the Mediterranean region, and there is a great need for a stable and strong country.

The PM also pointed out that the V4 expressed its willingness to join the German and Italian EPP ministers’ proposals to stop immigration in Libya. In the event that a government of a failed North African country does not ask for help from the EU, he said military action must be taken.

Viktor Orbán criticized the EU for supporting the NGO organizations that cooperate with human smugglers. The Italian press is full of evidence that organizations supported by George Soros work together to create a mixed-breed continent from Europe, he added.

The Prime Minister also reported on the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Budapest in the interview, which he described as of historic significance. He said the PM came to discuss how to cooperate with Hungary in the coming decades. “We have also found a key to the door,” he said, for example that Israeli high-tech companies will admit Hungarian engineers, students, developers who want to do advanced work in this industry and thus give access to state-of-the-art Israeli technology.

He described the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi — also the common point of the Hungarian-Turkish Summit in Ankara — as the defense of Hungarian people and the construction of external defense lines.

These are key countries for the European Union, he said. If the terrorist actions leading to illegal migration cannot be curbed in the Middle East, if Turkey does not stop the migrants, if Egypt’s 100 million population begins to move and if Israel does not have the military force to step up regularly against the militant terrorist groups, then new and greater migration flows will begin to come to Europe.

The Prime Minister was also asked about his previous allegation of illiberal democracy concerning his upcoming speech on Saturday at Tusnádfürdő [Political open university event in a tiny little town. Two years ago he stated that Hungary will build an illiberal democracy. Last year he supported then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s program. His upcoming speech is this Saturday, July 22 — translator]. In his opinion, one might think that a liberal counter-attack emerged from his words, but its significance he would not overestimate. It must be rejected that liberalism in Hungary means that if liberals do not win, there is no longer democracy. “We are the advocates of the illiberal approach, democracy is democracy, it does not have to have an adjective,” he said, calling it ridiculous when the liberal party is defeated, their first reflex is to state: democracy has ceased.

The prime minister also stated in the interview that there is no world-class event that the city of Budapest could not organize. The World Water Sports Championship (by FINA) is proof that this is the case, he evaluated, and explained: although hosting a football World Cup would not be reasonable, anything else that can be created as a community event in the modern world can be put forward with the Hungarian capital as host. “This is a great force, great knowledge and pride,” he said, pointing to his personal commitment to make Hungary a strong country.

25 thoughts on “Viktor Orbán: “A Country That Cannot Defend Its Border is Not a Country”

  1. Viktor Orbán: “A Country That Cannot Defend Its Border is Not a Country”

    The wisdom of this hero is vital to hammer axioms into EU Traitors.

  2. The letter the V4 sent to the Italian PM is rejected… He will not close the borders and stop shipping over migrants, he will not bring them back… Italians, time to check your trees for strong branches!

    • Yes, branches strong enough to support the weight of a pig.

    • Thank you, CrossWare, for your dedication and hard work. We are all in your debt.

      • Indeed. Without people like CrossWare, we’d have no idea what is really being said by the leaders of countries who think like we do.

        THANK YOU!

  3. The most rational political leader in Europe, perhaps the world. He doesn’t have a Deep State to fight like Trump.

    I hope Hungary will triumph in every way. It is a beautiful country with a rich history. By the way, the Hungarian military officers used to wear around their necks a vial of poison when they fought the Turks because the Turks’ treatment of their prisoners was so appalling. What has changed? Nothing!

    Islam must be destroyed if it does not reform.

    • He has plenty of Soros NGOs to fight with, while even the US State department screaming at him for making such an antidemocratic law about transparency… Little they know, the law is based on the US Foreign Agents Registration Act, only without the severe punishments. Of course the State department still loadad with Obama’s people. Why President Trump not replacing them, I have no idea.

      • they would see to his assassination if he did. He is working on making them irrelevant and then getting rid of them

        • I get the sense Trump is trying to let policy success create a momentum, hoping that large swathes of the bureaucracy would become neutral, no longer obstructionist. Then he could remove the hardliner NeverTrumpers quietly. Of course it won’t work. The bureaucracy is what? 80%+ Democrat ideologically, and their jobs depend on blocking and destroying him. He’ll have to change course and go after them very aggressively, attack and destroy Deep State root and branch. Take several sweeping actions like Reagan firing air traffic controllers.

  4. Europe doesn’t need a good migration policy. It needs a good capitulation policy.

    The existence of the NGO boats in Italy and their bogus humanitarian purpose are absurd. Why are they still afloat?

    Where are the French frogmen when we need them?

    • The UK has already surrendered, already capitulated.

      I watched Tommy Robinson’s speech last night, the hour-long speech he was scheduled to give several times, at a rally, then at Oxford U., then in the House of Lords, and each time he was obstructed with dirty tricks by the Met (police). The law is being twisted and used selectively to shut down ideological opponents of Islam in the UK. The authorities know if they try to curb Muslims even mildly that a protest of thousands will quickly assemble, chanting, marching, blocking traffic, threatening violence. For example, one Muslim broke the law, was arrested, and a protest of hundreds suddenly appeared and surrounded the police station, and the police quickly released him. Case closed. Thus the authorities now curtail the speech and movement and actions of anyone who could potentially ‘incite’ violence by those the police can’t control. In Robinson’s case, he was arrested without being charged, a charge is created after-the-fact from materials found, then a trial and sentencing to prison time, then arranging his placement in prison near long-term Muslim inmates for a timely murder.

      The rule of law is breaking down in the UK. The Muslims in effect decide who should be harassed and tried in order to preserve a false peace. How long can this go on? Ordinary people already can see that law-breaking radical Muslims are calling the shots while people like Robinson are being targeted, their lives and their family’s lives turned upside down. How long until Muslims realize they can use their mafia-like power more directly?

      Meanwhile Merkel doubles down and says there will be no upper limit to Muslim in-migration.

      The old Europe elite ‘wants’ to capitulate. The next 10 years will be a troublesome hand-over period. The strange thing is it won’t stop the violence, and it could well result in an ISIS-like feral release that anything Europe has seen.

      • From what I’ve seen, NZ is also having a massively changing demographic, where European-origin Kiwis are becoming a minority both due to in-migration of new groups, and to out-migration (mostly to Australia) of native Kiwis.

        What is more hopeful is that the replacement populations aren’t “problematic”: Pacific Islanders (who seem to merge well with the Maori community socially) and Asians (Indians, Chinese, Koreans, mostly).

        The end result will have a population mix somewhat like Singapore’s, albeit with different proportions. Socially, it’ll be quite different from the NZ of today (outside Auckland). That being said, it won’t be a horrible place, or hostile to European-origin Kiwis – just a very different place. That’s my prediction.

        • IIRC correctly the Maori are fairly closely related to the other peoples of the Pacific like the Tongans, Samoans, Fijians, etc.

      • Well all the rich people buying and building bunkers there as I heard… When they arrive, please shoot them in the “behind” for me!

  5. Where is there a greater patriot and a greater leader of patriots than Viktor Orban?He eclipses everything and everyone on the European continent, in Canada, Australia, and Britain by a country mile.I just love to hear his speeches. Many thanks for the translations Crossware.

    • Thank you very much, I do my best! A big speech is coming from him very soon. Just finished translating.

  6. Mike: I don’t know why people think NZ is a safe place. If trouble starts here it is a small country in three islands – there is nowhere to run. There are plans to settle up to 10,000 refugees in Southland by 2025. Said refugees will come from Afghanistan, Syria, Cameroon and what they are still calling Burma, (trying to lead people to believe immigrants are Burmese when I think they will be Rohingya muslims). The population of Southland right now is around 40,000.

  7. Why Europe, why NZ when they can go to nearly empty South Arabia in walking distance of Mekka ? Why indeed ??? and why in the hell should we take them in ???

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