Saturday, October 15, 2016

Game of Thrones: The Clintons, Bushes Don't Want Trump to Come Out on Top

President Barack Obama stands with former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter.

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Ekaterina Blinova 51269150 The Bushes and the Clintons, the two "political dynasties" expect that Hillary Clinton will maintain the established status quo, if elected, and do not want Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to occupy the Oval Office, US-based journalist and editor-in-chief of News Junkie Post Gilbert Mercier told Sputnik. The US' 2016 presidential election resembles nothing so much as a reality show, Gilbert Mercier, a US-based French journalist, author and editor-in-chief of News Junkie Post, deems. However, to understand the underlying "forces" that drive today's election one should look back into the US' history. "Just like in the mafia crime families whose influence reached its apex between the 1920s and the late 1950s, to fade away in the late 1970s, the US rival political families are in many ways organized in clans with their own structure of don, capo, consigliere and hatchet men. The Rockefellers and Kennedys operated like this. Since the election of Reagan, the two dominating clans have been the Bushes and the Clintons," Mercier suggested in his interview with Sputnik. 
 Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (L) applauds his wife, Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R), as they appear with their daughter Chelsea (C) at Mrs. Clinton's caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa February 1, 2016 © REUTERS/ Brian Snyder Political Dynasties: Why Hillary Likely to Become Next US President No Matter What In his book "The Orwellian Empire" Mercier noted that the rise of George H.W. Bush — the founder of the Bush political dynasty — started in 1980 when he officially became Vice President to Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Previously, Bush served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency between 1976 and 1977. 
 "The Clinton dynasty came along in 1992," the author wrote. After inking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and reversing the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial banking from investment banking, Bill Clinton "became a favorite of Wall Street's investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs," he pointed out. Interestingly enough, in his recent interview with Sputnik Canada-based political analyst Oussama El-Mohtar suggested that there appear to be a number of "policy centers" in Washington. The clashes of interests between them, according to the scholar, could have been behind the US' inconsistent policy in Syria and the collapse of the US-Russian agreement. 
"That might have been the case, but the notion of 'centers of power' is getting more and more diffuse. It started with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and has become increasingly monolithic," Mercier noted, commenting on the issue. "In the early 1990s, their [the Bushes and the Clintons'] interests sometimes still clashed, but very quickly, as Bill Clinton became in Bush Sr.'s eyes 'almost a son,' their interests started to coincide almost always in an implicit agreement to pass the baton of power from one clan to another every four or eight years," the journalist assumed. F-22 Raptor © AFP 2016/ USAF 
Clinton's Syrian No-Fly Zone Designed to Put US, Russia on Collision Course Mercier argues that the year 1980 was the beginning of the end of the US as a republic with a two-party system. "It is when the US became a full-fledged empire with two mafia-type dynasties taking turns in power," he suggested. "John Kerry was part of the Kennedy clan, and for this reason a bit of an outsider. Informed observers hoped that he would offer an alternative and challenge Hillary Clinton during the primary. He had the intelligence, the poise and the credentials to do so; however, he made the choice to join the Clinton clan instead," Mercier told Sputnik. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that George H.W. Bush, his daughter-in-law Laura Bush and his granddaughter Lauren Bush Lauren, signaled that they will most likely vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. "Former President George H.W. Bush said Monday that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to the 41st President — an extraordinary rebuke of his own party's nominee," CNN reported on September 21. 
For his part, Michael A. Cohen of The Boston Globe highlighted that "for a former Republican president, the father of a two-term Republican president, the son of a Republican senator, and Ronald Reagan's vice president, to vote for a Democratic candidate for president is extraordinary." Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greet one another as they take the stage for their first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S. September 26, 2016. © REUTERS/ Jonathan Ernst In Contrast to Clinton, Trump Has No Appetite for War With Russia Remarkably, on October 12 The Hill reported that 12 former Republican officials who served top roles in President George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) claimed that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "is not qualified to hold the office."
 It looks as if the two powerful political clans do not want an "outsider" to come out on top. "The two leading political clans are not in conflict at all. In their power sharing agreement everybody gets a very nice share of the pie," Mercier explained, "It has worked well for the Bushes under Clintonite Obama, and of course 'Empress Hillary' would maintain the status quo." "This form of government is corrupt to its core, and this is why somebody like Trump appeals to anti-establishment voters. People are fed up. They do not precisely know what they want, but they are certain that the system is rigged and are ready to reject it," the journalist stressed. Gilbert Mercier is the author of The Orwellian Empire and the editor in chief of News Junkie Post.

Threatened the family of the martyr, Aristotle Goumas in Himara

The Golden Dawn attended the memorial service of Aristotelis Goumas in Himara   The Golden Dawn commemorated the National Martyr Aristotelis Goumas, Monday, August 12, 2013

Ilia Goumas: I do not have land to sell, they are our property. They killed the my son, and now they want to kill me with my other son.

Ilia Goumas, father of Aristotle Goumas, the boy who was killed in 2010 by a group of boys, Albanian, declared by Himara, during a protest in front Minicipality of Himara, that "being threatened by some Albanian people who want to build in the land of his ".

"Our properties, should use the natives, and not have extraneous reasons TJA sell to foreigners, I do not have land to sell and for this, I want to declare that although killed the boy, because he spoken greek, but this is our leanguage, we have not other, and now coming threaten to kill me, even they want to kill my other son "...

Aristotle Goumas, a himariot citizen with Greek nationality, killed on August 2010 by a group of Albanians, for the fact that why hi spoken the Greek. The dead of Aristotle Goumas, have brought the Albanian - Greek Relations in high tensions never has been, since 1997. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Even Croatia and Slovenia millitary drill with NATO


Immediate Response 16 is a multinational, brigade-level command post exercise utilizing computer-assisted simulations and field training exercises spanning two countries, Croatia and Slovenia.

The exercises and simulations are built upon a decisive action based scenario and are designed to enhance regional stability, strengthen allied and partner nation capacity, and improve interoperability among partner nations. The exercise will occur Sept. 9-23, 2016, and will include more than 1,900 Soldiers and security forces from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Immediate Response 16 supports the goal of a "Strong Europe" in that militaries and security forces are trained and ready to combine forces to ensure unified security across allied and partner nations. Immediate Response is a preplanned exercise that has occurred annually for the past six years.

“We’re monitoring russian activities in your country"

Serbia is a strong, reliable, and stable partner, said James Appathurai, Deputy assistant to secretary-general of NATO for political affairs and security policy


He talked to B92 about Serbia’s membership in NATO, as well as the Russian influence in our country.
Recently, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee Petr Pavel warned about a new conflict in the Balkans due to the influence of Russia and its President Vladimir Putin on Serbia and the Republic of Srpska, which Serbia understood as a threat.

Appathurai said that nothing that General Pavel had said warned of any conflicts in the region.

“It was just a mistranslation. We need to keep track of possible tensions in the region. We talked about the visit of your Prime Minister to NATO headquarters, and the first thing we want to hear is the security assessment of the situation here. We are interested in your relations with Croatia, the migrant crisis, and so on. We did not see any potential conflict here, and General Pavel never said anything along those lines,” Appathurai said.

When asked about his personal opinion on the situation in the region, he said that things – if we looked at the last 20 years – were generally moving in the right direction.

“I watched as Serbian and Albanian prime ministers talked with each other... Difficult issues are raised again, including Kosovo, but there’s a political dialogue and we are pleased with it. Serbia is approaching the European Union and this is a wonderful thing; reforms are good for Serbia, but we have seen fluctuations in the relations. As for the migrant crisis, Serbia definitely plays a constructive role,” Appathurai pointed out.

He noted that it was possible for Serbia to join the European Union without becoming a member of NATO.

“And vice versa. These things are not linked by default. The following steps will not be drastic, we want to build relationships step by step. We have continuity when it comes to good relations both with this government and the previous ones. We are working on practical things. We want to fund a variety of programs here and we want people to see that,” Appathurai said.

The consequences of the NATO aggression in 1999 seem to have been left to resolve themselves on their own. When asked how can NATO get closer to the people of Serbia, Appathurai noted that so far a lot of work had been done on mutual cooperation and trust.

“We all remember 1999... Your Foreign Minister has proposed some programs, and we hope to address them in more detail when your Prime Minister visits our headquarters in the US,” Appathurai briefly responded.

Has said that he is not worried by Russia's influence in the Balkans.

“Of course there is a Russian influence, but it’s not slowing down Serbia’s clear commitment to the EU. Of course, we are closely monitoring Russian activities here, and I believe they’re keeping an eye on ours. We want the countries in the region to make their own decisions – no matter which side they choose – and as long as they have independence, we’re completely fine with that,” Appathurai added.

Rama: Serbia must recognize Kosovo’s independence

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama again urged Serbia to recognize Kosovo as soon as possible and said that he supportes dialogue between Belgrade and Priština.
Source: Tanjug
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Rama also said that Kosovo is an issue "on which we completely disagree, because my position is that the sooner Serbia recognizes Kosovo, the better it will be for everyone".
"However, at the same time, there is a process that I fully support, and that is the dialogue as a very important instrument that will serve as the basis of power in the future,” Rama said in the debate on Serbian-Albanian relations with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić.

As for the dispute between Belgrade and Priština over Trepča, Rama said that Trepča was located on the territory of Kosovo and that it belonged to the people of Kosovo.

“You can’t possibly be thinking about moving it... People need to understand that the Trepča mine is on Kosovo territory and that it belongs to the people of Kosovo, regardless of whether they are Serbs or Albanians,” he said.

In addition, Rama said it was time that the countries in the region stop being held hostage by the past and modernize their societies.

At the opening of the Belgrade Security Forum, Rama said that the process of European integrations was a path of modernization of society that is more important even than membership in the EU itself as it helps to build institutions, rule of law, and a functioning democracy.

“People in this region may have different opinions on Washington, Brussels, or Moscow, but they must understand that there is no other mechanism that will allow us to once and for depart from the history that doesn’t do us any favors and finally modernize and start living in the modern age,” said Rama, who together with the Serbian prime minister launched the 6th Belgrade Security Forum.

Regarding the reform of the judicial reform in Albania, Rama said that something that had been unthinkable for the country had been done – carrying out constitutional reform and adopting a number of laws that radically broke with a bad history.

“And everyone is aware that it would not have been possible without the mechanism of European integrations,” Rama noted.

Donald Trump Apologizes to Serbia for Yugoslavia Bombing


Trump called military intervention under Bill Clinton to stop genocide a "big mistake."

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has issued an apology for his country’s decision to bomb Serbia during Bill Clinton’s tenure at the White House.
U.S. and NATO allies launched aerial campaigns against the faltering Yugoslav regime, targeting ethnic Serb troops, in 1995 and 1999. The first attack was carried out in support of groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina, seeking independence from Belgrade, while the second was in support of similar forces in Kosovo.
"The bombing of Serbs, who were our allies in both world wars, was a big mistake,” Trump told the Serbian weekly magazine Nedeljnik for an article published on its website Thursday. “Serbians are very good people. Unfortunately, the Clinton administration caused them a lot of harm, but also throughout the Balkans, which they made a mess out of."
The interview was conducted via email correspondence with a Trump campaign senior adviser, Suzanne Ryder Jaworowski, who is also campaign manager for the state of Indiana, Nedeljnik's managing editor, Marko Prelevic, told Newsweek.
Trump Donald Trump during the first presidential debate, New York, September 26. He has spoken out against America's military action in Serbia under Bill Clinton's administration. Paul J. Richards/Getty
Bill Clinton, husband and supporter of Trump’s rival in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, was the U.S. president throughout the violent collapse of Yugoslavia, which saw ethnic Serb militias engage in ethnic cleansing against predominantly Muslim groups in the former Yugoslavia. The bombings caused hundreds of civilian casualties but also stopped the advance of Serb troops.
Trump did not specify how he would have handled the situation differently, but vowed to have “a new policy with the Balkans” if he wins the election.
The NATO bombings are still a controversial issue in Serbia, which has been transformed since the collapse of the Communist Yugoslav Federation into an EU candidate country.
Eric Gordy, professor in Southeast European Politics at University College London, told Newsweek Trump’s words echo the tactic used by the Russian government to cultivate support among Serbs.
“The most obvious interpretation of his statement is that it is another sign of alignment with Russia,” he says. “To be honest, this kind of statement is usually more a symbolic attempt for Russian politicians to drum up resentment towards the U.S.,” Gordy explains.
“I expect this is probably just rhetoric by Trump as U.S. policy in the Balkans has been pretty consistently supportive of Serbia since they waged the aerial campaign in the 1990s,” Gordy adds. “Otherwise it is hard to imagine that the U.S. could be more pro-Serbia at the moment.”
The bombings are a strong factor keeping Serbia officially neutral from military alliances, be it with NATO or Russia, when all of its neighbors, with the exception of Bosnia, are either in NATO or applying for membership. Russia has sought to cultivate stronger military and political ties with Serbia as a result, and it is currently sending troops on their first military drill on the Balkans, in Serbia.
Politically, the Kremlin has often tried to play up the religious bond between the two Orthodox countries, as well as their role in fighting Nazism in World War II. When U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited Serbia earlier this year he was met by hundreds of protesters chanting “Vote for Trump.” The protest was organized by one of Serbia’s biggest pro-Russian powers, the nationalist Radical Party.
Gordy continues: “This is rhetoric consistent with both the Russian line on Serbia and the U.S. far-right who view the Yugoslav conflict in terms of a battle between Christianity and Islam. They look at Bosnia and Kosovo and argue that this is when Islamists got their first foot in Europe.
“Another aspect, if you look at the states that Trump would like to contest in the election, such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, they are states with the biggest concentration of voters that trace their roots back to the Balkans, so his statement could have something to do with that,” he concludes.

Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Email Archive for "Albania" of Soros

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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05786294 

Date: 10/30/2015 Jonas

Dear Hillary, A serious situation has arisen in Albania which needs urgent attention at senior levels of the US government. You may know that an opposition demonstration in Tirana on Friday resulted in the deaths of three people and the destruction of property. There are serious concerns about further unrest connected to a counter-demonstration to be organized by the governing party on Wednesday and a follow-up event by the opposition two days later to memorialize the victims.

The prospect of tens of thousands of people entering the streets in an already inflamed political environment bodes ill for the return of public order and the country's fragile democratic process. I believe two things need to be done urgently: 1. Bring the full weight of the international community to bear on Prime Minister Berisha and opposition leader Edi Rama to forestall further public demonstrations and to tone down public pronouncements. 2. Appoint a senior European official as a mediator.

While I am concerned about the rhetoric being used by both sides, I am particularly worried about the actions of the Prime Minister. There is videotape of National Guard members firing on demonstrators from the roof of the Prime Ministry. The Prosecutor (appointed by the Democratic Party) has issued arrest warrants for the individuals in question. The Prime Minister had previously accused the opposition of intentionally murdering these activists as a provocation. After the tape came out deputies from his party accused the Prosecutor of planning a coup d'etat in collaboration with the opposition, a charge Mr. Berisha repeated today.

No arrests have been made as of this writing. The demonstration resulted from opposition protests over the conduct of parliamentary elections in 2009. The political environment has deteriorated ever since and is now approaching levels of 1997, when similar issues caused the country to slide into anarchy and violence. There are signs that Edi Rama's control of his own people is slipping, which may lead to further violence.

The US and the EU must work in complete harmony over this, but given Albania's European aspirations the EU must take the lead. That is why I suggest appointing a mediator such as Carl Bildt. Martti Ahtisaari or Miroslav Lajcak, all of whom have strong connections to the Balkans. My foundation in Tirana is monitoring the situation closely and can provide independent analysis of the
crisis. Thank you, George Soros

WikiLeaks: White House Wanted Bill Clinton to Pressure Tsipras into Accepting Greek Debt Deal

One of the messages in the latest WikiLeaks publication of Hillary Clinton emails is a July 2015 request from John Podesta, a close Clinton ally who is now Hillary’s campaign chairman, to the office of Bill Clinton, asking him to pressure Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras into accepting the European Union’s debt deal.
Podesta’s message read as follows:
i’m on a train and hard to talk by phone. White House asked me whether WJC had enough of a relationship with PM Tsipras to call him and counsel him to make a deal. Can you ask him whether that’s in the realm of possibility. If yes, I can talk to him after I’m off the train and explain their thinking and what they are hoping to accomplish. Thanks.
“WJC” is William Jefferson Clinton, the former President. The reply from Mr. Clinton’s office was:
He says yes, but he’d need a lot more info than he has now. His immediate question is – are we pushing Merkle too? What time will you be available to talk? They have Charlotte, so just need to be able to give a heads up
“Merkle” is a misspelling of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s last name.
The saga of the Greek debt deal is a long one indeed, and it is still in progress, as Eurozone ministers frequently reconsider their expectations of Greece and offer fresh packages of debt relief measures. Many observers have portrayed the situation as a drama in which Tsipras and Merkel are the lead actors. In recent years, the refugee tide from the Middle East has become a major plot point, since so many of the refugees pass through Greece.
In 2015, at the time Podesta made his request of Bill Clinton, Greece was nearing the end of a long game of brinksmanship with the EU, in which Greece rejected “austerity” conditions and basically dared the Europeans to let their immense debt go into default. Greek leaders were ready to gamble that Europe would flinch at the last minute from either the total fiscal collapse of Greece, or the country exiting from the European Union.
Tsipras was elected largely on the basis of rejecting the European Union’s demands, dismissing the bailout deal as an “absurd proposal” meant to “humiliate” proud Greeks. At his most hyperbolic, he even described the deal as an act of terrorism against Greece.
But sometimes, Tsipras spoke approvingly of the broad outlines of the deal, or stressed the importance of reaching an equitable agreement with European creditors, a painful but necessary step for Greece to move forward after “six years of darkness.”
At one point, he told the Europeans he would take the deal and then, within a matter of hours, told the Greek people they should vote against it in a referendum, which they did.
A week after the Greeks voted the bailout deal down with a 61% “no” vote, Tsipras signed it anyway, comparing himself to a defeated general signing surrender papers in a speech to his parliament. Depending on their opinion of Tsipras, his Syriza party, and the Greek government, observers either relished or lamented the irony of the charismatic young Prime Minister becoming chief salesman for the austerity measures he had once opposed with such vehemence.
Tsipras signed the debt deal within a few days of the email between Podesta and Bill Clinton’s office.
It is hard to say whether Bill Clinton played some role in that outcome, but it is interesting to note that Clinton was described as “friendly and protective” of Tsipras by the Huffington Post when the two attended a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in September 2015. Tsipras was given rock-star treatment, by an audience of movers and shakers that included actual rock stars, because Bill Clinton’s star power is said to be undiminished 20 years after he left office.
The overall tone of the event was described as “decidedly pro-Greek and unequivocally anti-German.” Bill Clinton reportedly “made it clear that he considers austerity to be a mistake, and that he believes Greece is entitled to an opportunity to grow.”
Other Wikileaks documents show that Podesta called around to other people he thought might be influential with Tsipras to avoid a “Grexit” from the European Union. In one exchange with Eleni Kounalakis, who was the U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Hillary Clinton aide Jake Sullivan said Mrs. Clinton had “indicated her view that would be best to avoid Grexit.”

Μηπως έχουμε ξεχάσει την Ελληνικότητα της Χειμάρας?

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February 2009, A banner put by himariot protesters out of the Greek Parliament, in which PASOK and New Democracy  voted the joint of Croatia and Albania to NATO Alliance.  

Η μάχη για την προστασία των ιδιοτήτων της Χιμάρας, στο πλαίσιο ενός κράτους μαφίας, όπως η Αλβανία, έχει ως αποτέλεσμα μια συνολική αφομοίωση της Χιμάρας.

Εάν η Χειμάρρα, θα πρέπει να παίξει το χαρτί των ελευθεριών και των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων, εκτός από την ιδιοκτησία, θα πρέπει τώρα να τεθεί στο παιχνίδι Ελληνικότητα της Χειμάρας

Χειμάρρα δεν μπορεί να διαχωριστεί από οποιαδήποτε κατάσταση στα Βαλκάνια, στην οποία η Αλβανία καταβάλλει κάθε δυνατή προσπάθεια για να παγκοσμιοποιηθεί, εκτός από την κλοπή ιδιοκτησίας, αλλά αφομοιώνει τον πολιτισμό, και την ελληνική εθνοτική σύνθεση.
Τι πρέπει να αλλάξει;

Χιμάρα θα πρέπει να παίξει το σενάριο Αλβανούς ή τους Σέρβους, όπου κι αν βρίσκονται σε μια μειονότητα, όπως συμβαίνει στο Κοσσυφοπέδιο, ΠΓΔΜ, κ.λπ. ότι η Εθνική συναισθήματα ανοιχτά και προσδιορίζονται μέσω των εθνικών τους σύμβολα, εθνική σημαία. Αυτό δεν έχει συμβεί στη Χιμάρα, επειδή η Ελλάδα έχει δείξει την ίδια θέση και έχει αποτύχει σε εθνοτικές πολιτικές της.

Χάσαμε τη μάχη για την απογραφή το 2011 και έχασε ακόμη μια μάχη
, την εδαφική διαίρεση. Χάσαμε γιατί «δεν είμαστε" Έλληνες (!).

Είμαστε πολύ αργά, ή στην ώρα και στο σωστό χρόνο
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Νομίζω ότι είμαστε στο χρόνο. Τίρανα, εχι περισσότερο φόβο για την Χιμάρα, επειδή μπορεί να δηλώσει την αυτονομία. Και το γεγονός αυτό, έχουν αποδεχθεί εντός του Κοινοβουλίου της Αλβανίας. Για αυτό το γεγονός, το πρόγραμμά τους, επικεντρώθηκε στα ακόλουθα σημεία:

1. Αλλάζει νόμος, αποσπώ ιδιοκτησίας.
2. Αποκλείει κάθε πληροφορία και από την απομόνωση την προσοχή των μέσων ενημέρωσης για την Χιμάρα.
3. Εκτελέωνή οικονομική πίεση στον ελληνικό πληθυσμό, παρόμοια με την περίοδο του βασιλιά Ζογκ .. με INUK Εισαγγελίας, τους φόρους, τα δικαστήρια,

Εναντίον αυτής της τρομοκρατίας, υπάρχει μια λύση?

Χιμάρα, θα πρέπει να αποδειχθεί, τα ελληνικά σύμβολα, και, με την Ελληνικότητα προσδιορίζονται ως Αλβανοί, Σέρβοι, ,,, κλπ, για να κερδίσουν το δικαίωμα
της εδαφικής αυτονομίας. Χιμάρα είναι μια Μιτρόβιτσα, άλλη λύση δεν έχει.

Για αυτή την ιδέα της η
Χιμάρα, θα πρέπει να τεθεί σε εφαρμογή το συντομότερο δυνατό, όπως στα Βαλκάνια, θα ξεκινήσει αυτονομιστικά κινήματα και πρέπει να προσδιορίσει επίσημα από την Ελληνικότητα.

Η Χιμάρα, θα πρέπει να διδάσκεται σωστά με τις διαμαρτυρίες λαμβάνοντας ελληνική σημαία σύμβολο του, και τα σύμβολα για κάθε σπίτι. Στην περίπτωση αυτή, τα διεθνή μέσα ενημέρωσης, θα προσελκύσει την προσοχή της Χιμάρας.

Οποιαδήποτε προσπάθεια και άλλες λύσεις που προσφέρονται από τα Τίρανα, οι ιδιότητες, σε τελική ανάλυση, έχει χαθεί.

Στο τέλος, πιστεύουμε ότι το αν παραβιάζονται τα δικαιώματα, όλοι μας πρέπει να επιλέξουμαί ένα δρόμο, μόνο διαμαρτυρίες και διαδηλώσεις, με ελληνικό σύμβολο μας.

V. O. και μην ξεχνάτε: 600.000 (Ελλήνων και Αλβανών), έχουν ελληνικά διαβατήρια. Χιμάρα έχει το 95% του πληθυσμού της, με ελληνικό διαβατήριο.

Serbia and Albania, "collide" for Kosovo in Belgrade

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Albanian Prime Minister Rama, urges Serbia to recognize Kosovo, while the Serbian Prime Minister Vucic, declares that Kosovo is an integral part of Serbia and it shall remain.
Balkan Security Forum in Belgrade: Rama and Vucic for the first time collide for Kosovo
Rama: Trepce is in Kosovo territorial is part of people of Kosovo.
Vucic: No serbs to accept the decision of Kosovo Parliament for Trepce.

Rama: Merkel is the best leader for helping economically Balkan state.
Vucic: Serbia doesn't Kosovo independence, Trepca is Serbian territory.

Rama, Trepce is Kosovo...
Vucic: Kosovo is territory of Serbian state and will be together with Trepce...

Vucic: Rama know very well which will be the next US President, and sure will be Trump...

Rama: Trepce decide the people of Kosovo.
Vucic: Serbian people does not asked fort Trepce.

Rama: Kosovo is independence state and Trepce is part of Prishtina.

Vucic; Kosovo is part of the Serbian State and Trepce is Serbia.

Vucic: Serbia has problems with his territory and Albania no.I have very problem to speak for tensions with Bosnian or Croat leaders, while with Rama I speak, but not for Kosovo.

Rama: Albania is a country that respects minorities, while Serbia has not recognized Kosovo ...

Vucic: We have no problems with Albania, with Rama can talk about everything developing economy ecct, but for the territorial integrity of Serbia and for Kosovo, we are totally against.

Rama: Kosovo is independent state and Trepce is integrity part of Kosovo.

Vucic: Never. Kosovo is part of the Serbian State and Trepce is Serbia.

The moderator interrupts the conversation with Rama and Vucic as tensions grew up between the two Prime Ministers Albanian and Serbian. ..

US navy bombs three radar sites controlled by Houthis after it says its warship came under missile attacks.

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Missiles were allegedly fired at the US Navy destroyer USS Mason earlier this week [EPA]
The US military has launched cruise missile strikes to knock out three coastal radar sites in areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi rebel forces, in retaliation for missile attacks at its Navy ship.
Thursday's strikes, authorised by President Barack Obama, represent Washington's first direct military action against Houthi-controlled targets in Yemen's conflict.
The Pentagon said the strikes were aimed at radars that enabled the launch of at least three missiles against the US Navy destroyer USS Mason since Sunday.

US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said US Navy destroyer USS Nitze launched the Tomahawk cruise missiles around 4am local time (01:00 GMT), according to Reuters news agency.
"These radars were active during previous attacks and attempted attacks on ships in the Red Sea," including the USS Mason, one of the officials said, adding the sites were in remote areas where the risk of civilian casualties was low.
The US official identified the areas in Yemen where the radars were targeted as near Ras Isa, north of Mukha and near Khoka.

Rebels' denial

The missile attacks on the USS Mason - the latest of which took place earlier on Wednesday - appeared to be the Houthis' response to a suspected Arab coalition strike on mourners gathered in Yemen's Houthi-held capital Sanaa.
But Houthi rebel fighters and allies on Thursday denied the accusations that they had targeted the USS Mason, according to AFP news agency.
"Those claims are baseless," the Saba news agency quoted a military official allied with the rebels as saying. "The [rebel-allied] army and the Popular Committees [armed group] have nothing to do with this action."
The missile incidents, along with an October 1 strike on a vessel from the United Arab Emirates, add to questions about the safety of passage for military ships around the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, one of the world's busiest shipping routes.
The Pentagon warned against any future attacks.
"The United States will respond to any further threat to our ships and commercial traffic, as appropriate," Cook said.
The conflict between Yemen's government and Houthi rebels escalated last year with the intervention of an Arab coalition in support of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
The UN says more than 6,700 people have been killed and more than three million displaced by fighting in Yemen since March 2015, when the coalition launched its campaign.
Source: News Agencies

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Albania: Drug haven is a NATO challenge for next president

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Our next President will face a long list of problems to deal with and no shortage of headaches.
In Washington, Albania’s recent conversion into a Balkan drug haven has flown under the policy radar and needs immediate US attention. That’s because Albania is a NATO member whom the alliance pledged to defend under Article 5, risking American troops in time of crisis. NATO is only as strong as the weakest link, and we can’t ignore a crisis that is destabilizing an alliance member.
In January of this year, the UK’s Daily Mail announced that a “Staggering Arsenal of RPGs, Machine Guns and Grenades Found Guarding Albanian Gangsters' £4 Billion Drug Empire.”  Staggering indeed.
The ‘empire’ was Lazarat, a small, ‘lawless’ town in southern Albania. It was the second such operation there in less than two years, and like the first, it involved eight hundred armed police using helicopters and armored vehicles.
A UK Mirror article noted that “narcotics barons had turned the area around Lazarat into a no-go zone.”
Albania has began to resemble a Balkan version of Mexico and Colombia.
These and other reports, single out Albania not only as a major producer of illegal drugs, but also as a transit point for drugs coming in from Asia and making their way throughout Europe. It has been converted into a base from which criminal gangs smuggle cigarettes,  heroin, cocaine, cannabis resin and other illicit substances into the rest of Europe, according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europe’s drug agency.
Some in the press have alleged that the operation can be traced to the very highest levels of government. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has confirmed the authenticity of an internal 2015 report that included several third-party allegations of corruption by members of Parliament including Prime Minister Edi Rama, a man who attended George Soros’ wedding, by the way.
Other reports tie both Prime Minister Rama and Interior Minister Saimir Tahiri to their own family members who have heavily engaged in the drug business.
Last year, Albania's opposition Democratic Party called for the resignation of Tahiri, accusing him of protecting criminal groups that smuggle Albanian marijuana to Italy by plane.  While pro-government spokespeople have maintained such accusations politically motivated, the fact that the most recent raid on the Lazarat enclave netted 102 tons of marijuana and destroyed over half a million marijuana plants indicates someone in government isn’t paying close attention, or does not want to.  That is, until the drug problem becomes too obvious to the European Union, to which they aspire, and Albanian leaders are forced to act.
Pictures accompanying the January Daily Mail article about the raid on Lazarat could have convinced any reader that what was shown was an ISIS arms cache, replete with the finest weaponry available on the market.
To compound matters, ISIS appears to making its own headway in Albania, a predominantly Muslim country. According to news reports coming out of the U.K., ISIS sympathizers and supporters have taken control of cannabis farms in Albania that are responsible for a huge proportion of the weed illegally sold in Britain.
And in June, the Washington Post noted that despite a centuries-old tradition of religious tolerance and moderation by Albania’s majority-Muslim populations, “even here, 1,200 miles from the fighting in Syria, the Islamic State has found a small but devoted following.  Extremist messages are finding fertile ground in poorer neighborhoods and villages, where official corruption is high and unemployment among young adults often exceeds 40 percent.”
It’s that very corruption that may be causing senior Albanian government leaders to turn a blind eye to the drug trade, the emergence of ISIS in their country, and their responsibilities to the partner nations around them. If the watchmen are not standing watch, the whole security and law enforcement system in Albania may be compromised.
While NATO membership for Albania is important, its transformation into a drug haven is unacceptable. The nexus of drugs and an emerging ISIS presence in Albania does not bode well for the long-term security of our European partners ourselves.  Moreover, corruption that appears to extend to the highest levels is the best protection money can buy.
Our new president’s plate will be full to be certain. He or she would be well served to take a few moments to address the nexus of drugs, ISIS, and security in the Balkans, and particularly in Albania.
Given the US’ priorities to fight these insidious threats while making NATO stronger, the next president should make tackling the problem of the emerging Balkan drug haven a top security policy priority.
Our Congress and law enforcement authorities should look deeper into this dangerous environment, including an international investigation of senior Albanian Government officials connected to international organized crime, drug trafficking, and terrorist activities.
Only under strong US leadership such an investigation can succeed. 
Cowan is a FOX News Channel contributor and internationally acknowledged expert in the areas of terrorism, homeland security, intelligence and military special operations. A retired Marine Corps officer, Cowan spent three-and-a-half years on combat assignments in Vietnam.

Μπράβο στον Αλέξη Τσίπρα! Πάλι καλά που δεν ζήτησε "συγγνώμη" από τον πρόεδρο της αλβανικής βουλής!!!

Την ανάγκη να προστατευτεί η προοπτική των ελληνοαλβανικών σχέσεων από τις εθνικιστικές φωνές υπογράμμισε ο πρωθυπουργός, Αλέξης Τσίπρας, μετά τη συνάντησή του με τον πρόεδρο του αλβανικού Κοινοβουλίου, Ιλίρ Μέτα.

«Η επίσκεψή σας γίνεται σε μια ιδιαίτερη στιγμή για τις σχέσεις των δυο χωρών, οι οποίες στο διάβα της ιστορίας είχαν και εντάσεις, πάντοτε όμως ήταν σχέσεις συμβίωσης και αυτό πρέπει να το προστατεύσουμε» δήλωσε ο Αλέξης Τσίπρας.

«Κυρίως, πρέπει να προστατεύσουμε την προοπτική της κοινής γειτονίας από τις εθνικιστικές φωνές, που πάντοτε θέλουν να δημιουργούν προβλήματα τα οποία πάντοτε πληρώνουν οι λαοί. Θέλω να σας συγχαρώ γιατί, κατά καιρούς, έχετε βρεθεί απέναντι σ΄αυτές τις φωνές. Εκπροσωπείτε το κοινοβούλιο της χώρας σας, τον πιο δημοκρατικό θεσμό. Η Ελλάδα είναι η χώρα που γέννησε τη δημοκρατία. Σας καλωσορίζω και θέλω να ευχηθώ, η επίσκεψή σας να αποβεί εποικοδομητική και οι εξελίξεις στην Αλβανία το επόμενο διάστημα να αναδείξουν τη δημοκρατία και τη βούληση του αλβανικού λαού προκειμένου να λυθούν τα προβλήματα» συνέχισε ο πρωθυπουργός.

Από την πλευρά του, ο πρόεδρος του αλβανικού Κοινοβουλίου εξέφρασε την ικανοποίησή του γιατί επισκέπτεται τη χώρα μας «σε μια θετική στιγμή πολιτικής σταθερότητας και βελτίωσης των κοινωνικών και οικονομικών συνθηκών».

«Η μοίρα των δύο λαών μας είναι συνδεδεμένη όσο ποτέ άλλοτε, έχουμε επωφεληθεί τα μέγιστα από την Ελλάδα κατά τη διάρκεια της ανάπτυξης και της προόδου μετά τη δεκαετία του '90. Έχουμε, όμως, αισθανθεί και εμείς τις συνέπειες της πρόσφατης οικονομικής κρίσης που διέρχεται η χώρα σας. Είναι προς το συμφέρον μας, να υπάρχει μια Ελλάδα όσο πιο ισχυρή γίνεται» πρόσθεσε ο κ. Μέτα.

Παράλληλα, εξέφρασε τις ευχαριστίες του για τη συμπαράσταση της Ελλάδας για την ένταξη της Αλβανίας στο ΝΑΤΟ και για την αμέριστη συμπαράσταση που είχε επιδείξει η ελληνική προεδρία για την προοπτικής της ένταξης της χώρας του στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση.

«Στο μεγαλύτερο μέρος της ιστορίας, οι λαοί μας έχουν συμβιώσει και έχουν περάσει μαζί πολλές δυσκολίες» κατέληξε ο Ιλίρ Μέτα.

με πληροφορίες από ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

Το σχόλιο μας: Γενικά και αόριστα για "εθνικιστικές φωνές" μίλησε ο Αλέξης Τσίπρας, τον οποίο η Ελλάδα έχει την ατυχία να είναι πρωθυπουργός της.
Μόνο που αυτές οι εθνικιστικές φωνές δεν προέρχονται από κάποιους περιθωριακούς κύκλους αλλά μέσα από την ίδια την αλβανική κυβέρνηση στην οποία και εταίρος είναι ο Ιλίρ Μέτα ως πρόεδρος του Κινήματος Σοσιαλιστικής Ένταξης και του αλβανικού κοινοβουλίου.
Εκτός κι αν ο κ. Τσίπρας όταν κάνει λόγο για εθνικιστικές φωνές, εννοεί περισσότερο αυτούς που μιλάν για τα δικαιώματα του Βορειοηπειρωτικού Ελληνισμού. 

Ύστερα από όλα αυτά δηλαδή να λέμε  "πάλι καλά" που ο πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας δεν ζήτησε συγγνώμη για "εγκλήματα κατά των Τσάμηδων"!
Πάντως και ο Μέτα δεν είναι αγνώμων. Όλα κι όλα!
Εξέφρασε τις ευχαριστίες του για τη συμπαράσταση της Ελλάδας για την ένταξη της Αλβανίας στο ΝΑΤΟ και για την αμέριστη συμπαράσταση που είχε επιδείξει η ελληνική προεδρία για την προοπτικής της ένταξης της χώρας του στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση