Reflections by the Commander in Chief
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.
Newspapers 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'
Thousands 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.
The thorny 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 extreme right.
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.
factories, lands and properties, and is left only with the duty to
pay for the foreign debt incurred for investments in Kosovo prior
I have just
received a news dispatch from AFP that forces me to extend myself
for a few more lines. It literally reads:
“Russia accuses the
West of holding secret talks for the independence of Kosovo.
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 Foreign Relations.
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
Fidel Castro Ruz
June 13, 2007