Albania was really the only place where Bush got
any affection; to such an extent that the reception in Bulgaria where several thousand people awaited him
waving little American flags seemed cool to him.
Bush’s support for Albania's immediate entry into NATO and his
decision to demand independence for the province of Kosovo made quite a few Albanians a bit crazy.
and other media report that some of them, when questioned individually,
“Bush is a
symbol of democracy.The United States is a protector of peoples' freedom."
of unarmed Albanian soldiers and policemen, because that was what the Yankee
authorities demanded, stood guard in two columns along more than 20
kilometers stretching between the airport and the capital.
problem of the independence of one part of Serbia is very controversial in Europe, and a precedent that could be followed
in several countries by other regions claiming sovereignty within current
And so Albania went over from the extreme left to the
To live to
see it!Seeing is believing!
Serbia receives a hard blow not only political
but also economic.Kosovo possesses 70
percent of Serbia’s energy reserves.Between 1928 and 1999, the year of the NATO
war against Serbia, the province contributed 70 percent of
the zinc and silver.It is estimated to
have 82 percent of its possible reserves of these metals. It also has the
largest reserves of bauxite, nickel and cobalt.
Serbia loses factories, lands and properties,
and is left only with the duty to pay for the foreign debt incurred for
investments in Kosovo prior to 1998.
just received a news dispatch from AFP that forces me to extend myself for a
few more lines.It literally reads:
“Moscow, June 13, 2007.
“Russia accuses the West of holding secret talks
for the independence of Kosovo.
“Russia reproached the Western nations on
Wednesday for working secretly and in ‘unilaterally’ to prepare Kosovo’s
independence, according to a communiqué released by the Russian Ministry of
‘secret discussions lead us to suspect that a scenario for Kosovo’s sovereignty
is being unilaterally prepared', indicated the Ministry’s spokesman, Mikhail
Kamynin, in reference to the meeting that the Western powers held in Paris on
Tuesday, in the absence of the Moscow government.
attitude, he continued, is ‘intolerable’; moreover, ‘Russia was not invited to the meeting, and this
is incompatible with declarations in the sense of seeking accommodating
solutions’, he added.”