..when I look back and see all the missed opportunities, I am not satisfied.
...cuando miro atrás y veo todas las oportunidades perdidas, no me siento satisfecho.
Lev Walesa says in an interview in the newspaper "El Pais", Madrid, Spain, that the first collapse of the USSR were the Polish trade unions for several reasons:
1) were more able to mobilize the masses while recognizing that the Communists who fought against have their own achievements or interests as workers, they, the union figth against his own rigths at that time and they don't recover anymore in Poland when they became in a free democracy.We have the impresion that Walesa recognized this contradiction in the interview.
2) The elderly Russian leaders were dying one after another in power, creating destabilization in the areas of power.
3) He call Gorbachev a "weak political" without free will. To read the full interview, click here:http://www.elpais.com/articulo/internacional/Estuvo/bien/Gorbachov/fuera/politico/debil/elpepuint/20091110elpepiint_4/Tes
INTERVIEW: Twenty years after the fall of the Wall Former President Lech Walesa of Poland
"Estuvo bien que Gorbachov fuera un político débil" "It was good that Gorbachev was a weak" by CHARLES HAWLEY (DER SPIEGEL) 10/11/2009 10/11/2009
The world looks to Berlin when the city celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. Pero Lech Walesa, el hombre que lideró el sindicato polaco Solidaridad, afirma que el colapso del comunismo empezó en los astilleros polacos, y que los "desertores" de la Alemania del Este pusieron en peligro su éxito final. But Lech Walesa, the man who led the Polish trade union Solidarity, said that the collapse of communism began in Polish shipyard, and that "deserters" of East Germany threatened their ultimate success.(...)