08.07.2021 – 14:36
Fatos Tushe is not Sali Berisha. The current mayor of Lushnja bears little resemblance in any way to the former president and prime minister, beyond the only circumstance that unites them at a distance: the two have an open account linked to corruption allegations.
These hours of popular intuition reacting to the news coming from Myzeqe, has set, because of this detail, immediately together these two names and for this seemingly mechanical and unrelated union there are some essential and logical reasons.
The way Edi Rama left Fatos Tushen in the middle of the street, leaving his fate in the hands of SPAK, marks not only the correct code of the political leader that opens the way to justice and investigation, removing the shield and political and party immunity, but also the cliché which we will most likely hear in the future, when the SPAK bracelets are placed in other hands of socialist officials.
We do not protect the elected, but the voters, said the Prime Minister, setting the red line beyond which it seems that no one in the SP will violate. Neither he himself.
This approach changes drastically with the “group” jump from the tenth floor without a parachute, which the DP did after the US declared Sali Berisha “non grata”. Here is another big difference between the “Tushe” case and the “Berisha” case.
The preparation of the opposition for war in September, to defend the name and the “trampled” honor of its former president, not only damages the image and relations that this political force has with the Americans, but also sets a negative standard and consequences for it. the future of the process of purging politics of the corrupt.
One can rightly say that it is much easier to throw Fatos Tushen out of the window than Sali Berisha. That’s right. But if Tushe can not approach Berisha in terms of name and format, even the Albanian SPAK changes completely with the US State Department, the great accuser of Sali Berisha. Without prejudice to the first bit, we must recognize the heavy shadow and the global weight and reputation of the second. What should have pushed the official DP for more care and restraint in reactions.
While it is likely that we will hear other news like the one in Lushnja in the coming days, the DP should reflect deeply and quickly on how it will behave when the names of its officials appear in the media.
Because as yesterday, in the time of Berisha, when he anathemaed any decision of justice that did not suit him, so today in the presidency Basha, PD is continuing to behave selectively and prejudiced against any attempt or act that affects its party sinners . The “Tushe” and “Berisha” cases, different and distant from each other in many respects, are also opposite in the position that the parties adhering to the above two names have adopted, towards public accusation by the SPAK or the Americans.
Chances are that in the fall, when Spak’s initiatives increase and names become more important and noisy, we will see the opposition making a ridiculous quote about Berisha in the Assembly hall, to protect him from US accusations. This would be not only the most naive and wrong political gesture, but also the most anti-historical step at a time when a deep cleansing of our political life is needed. Which, as you know, starts with the principle of the fish that stinks from the head. By vetoing Berisha, the opposition risks giving a concrete example that, like yesterday, it continues to treat justice as a political unit that, when it thinks it opposes it, shoots it with whatever it can…