Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Madeline Albright to address Kosovo Assembly on 5 July

Zëri reports on the front page that former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will visit Kosovo on July 5th when she will give a speech at the Kosovo Assembly. The news was confirmed by the Media Office of the Assembly. The paper notes that Albright will visit Kosovo in the capacity of director of the National Democratic Institute.

Zëri also reports that the Kosovo Government and Prime Minister Kosumi will host a dinner for Albright in honour of her constant contribution. Albright is also expected to meet senior Kosovan leaders.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Madeline Albright we love you!

I sincerely hope that soon the President of Kosova will honour her with the highest state medal: Hero of Kosova!

Anonymous said...

khm, your standards for women seem awfully low buddy. but, at least she's not wearing a hijab

Anonymous said...

Do us a favor and keep her in Kosovo.

Anonymous said...

Madeleine Albright, I'm sorry to say, is no hero. Perhaps for the Kosovan Albanian population, she is. But, from an American perspective, she's been the purveyor of a particular State Dept. agenda for quite some time. One that seeks to assure that US business interests are considered above all else. If you want Kosovo to be a foreign state of the US, that's fine, but my tax dollars would be better spent empowering Kosovans to rely on themselves versus the Madeleine Albrights of the world. If this offends, sorry -but do a little more research on her foreign policy mandates elsewhere, and you'll see what I'm talking about. Kosovo for Kosovans...Albright out!!!

Anonymous said...

Madeleine Albright, I'm sorry to say, is no hero. Perhaps for the Kosovan Albanian population, she is. But, from an American perspective, she's been the purveyor of a particular State Dept. agenda for quite some time. One that seeks to assure that US business interests are considered above all else. If you want Kosovo to be a foreign state of the US, that's fine, but my tax dollars would be better spent empowering Kosovans to rely on themselves versus the Madeleine Albrights of the world. If this offends, sorry -but do a little more research on her foreign policy mandates elsewhere, and you'll see what I'm talking about. Kosovo for Kosovans...Albright out!!!

Chris Blaku said...

Your political ideology is blatantly right wing and has no material or factual evidence to support it. Not to take a partisan side, but if you believe that your tax dollars would be better spent calling on people to rely on themselves, then what the hell has our current State Department done with Afghanistan and Iraq?

Your tax dollars are going to support the revenues of defense giants and big oil companies that make up the majority of this Administration's staff.

Anonymous said...

Your political ideology is blatantly right wing and has no material or factual evidence to support it.

YOUR WAY OFF BASE - IT'S A COMMENT SECTION, NOT A "FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS" SECTION. HOW DO YOU DERIVE THE IDEOLOGY IS "BLATANTLY RIGHT WING" WHEN I COME TO THE SAME CONCLUSION THAT YOU DO...BUSINESS INTERESTS, NOT HUMANITARIAN CONCERNS, DRIVE US FOREIGN POLICY - REGARDLESS OF THE ADMINISTRATION.

AS WELL, I OBJECT VEHEMENTLY TO OUR U.S. MIS-ADVENTURES IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAS WRONGLY USED OUR POLICY OF ENGAGEMENT BY CITING THE HUMANITARIAN ALBRIGHT-CLINTON LED NATO INTERVENTION AS A JUSTIFICATION FOR LIBERATING THE OPPRESSION OF OTHERS...AND IRAQ IS ARGUABLY A MUCH MORE DEADLY PLACE NOW.

SHOULD ONE THANK ALBRIGHT FOR THIS FOREIGN POLICY DECISION?

I UNDERSTAND FEW, IF ANY, ALTERNATIVES WERE PRESENTED TO THE KOSOVO ALBANIANS ON THIS ONE...GRANTED...BUT DON'T TRY TO SELL ME ON ALBRIGHT'S WONDERFUL QUALITIES AS A SEC. OF STATE. I HAPPEN TO AGREE MORE THAN I DISAGREE WITH THE BOMBING, BUT ALBRIGHT STILL REPRESENTS AN AMERICAN - "WE KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT" FOREIGN POLICY AGENDA.

AS WELL, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION - MS. ALBRIGHT PICKED A WAR TO SUPPORT - ONE THAT HAD REDEEMING CHARACTERISTICS FOR A CLINTON ADMINISTRATION THAT FAILED TO ACT IN RAWANDA AND ELSEWHERE.

Not to take a partisan side, but if you believe that your tax dollars would be better spent calling on people to rely on themselves, then what the hell has our current State Department done with Afghanistan and Iraq? ANSWER BELOW

Your tax dollars are going to support the revenues of defense giants and big oil companies that make up the majority of this Administration's staff.

AND I VERY MUCH OBJECT TO THIS

READ MY ORIGINAL STATEMENT..."But, from an American perspective, she's been the purveyor of a particular State Dept. agenda for quite some time. One that seeks to assure that US business interests are considered above all else."

I'VE JUST SAID THE SAME THING YOU'VE SAID!!! "...an agenda that seeks to assure the US business interests are considered above all else!"

YOU OBVIOUSLY FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT ALBRIGHT - DO YOU THINK THAT ALBRIGHT IS STEERING KOSOVO TOWARDS SELF-SUSTAINABILITY? I AM VERY SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS.

Anonymous said...

As well...
IF Western leaders and Ms. Albright were motivated to intervene in Kosovo out of concern at the suffering of the Kosovo Albanians, why have they not intervened to protect the Kurds from Turkish oppression? Or the Palestinians from the Israelis? Madeleine Abright needs to be questioned just like the rest of them.

Chris Blaku said...

I misunderstood what you were saying then. However, for you to point the finger at Madeline Albright for putting business interests ahead of all else is a bit contradictory in a time when we have 180,000 American troops fighting for a region with the largest oil reserves on the planet. Just a thought.

I believe in the interventionist policies of the US Government, and acknowledge that, provided with the proper intelligence they have the ability to pass proper judgment. I do not see the difference between her judgments and others that people in her post have made. Rice is clearly incapable of the post and has done little to promote America's agenda and popularity worldwide.

I speak to you from an American perspective as well, however your point was more clearly articulated in your second post than your first. You do not like Albright or the Clinton's, this is not the blog to dispute that, so we will not. However, Clinton's inaction in other parts of the world was handicapped by the intense scrutiny he was facing at the hands of Republicans bent on continuing decades of Republican presidential policy.