Sunday, May 07, 2006

US backs Albania, Croatia, Macedonia NATO bid

US Vice President Dick Cheney voiced his country's support for Albania, Croatia and Macedonia in their bid to join NATO, saying they would "help rejuvenate" the 57-year-old Alliance.

"The Adriatic Charter countries have expressed the desire for joining the transatlantic community and we support that," Cheney said Sunday before meeting the premiers of the three countries in the southern Adriatic town of Dubrovnik.

"We understand the desire to join NATO and the European community. We also believe that it's very important for both NATO and the EU to take in the new members," Cheney said. He spoke before meeting his Croatian host Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and his Albanian and Macedonian counterparts Sali Berisha and Vlado Buckovski.

"You who aspire to join these organisations help rejuvenate (them) and help us re-dedicate ourselves to the basic and fundamental values of freedom and democracy," he stressed.

Cheney also praised the three countries for their cooperation alongside NATO and US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Croatia, Macedonia and Albania signed an "Adriatic Charter" with the United States in May 2003 designed to facilitate their integration into the North Atlantic Alliance. The three countries hope to join by 2008.

The three premiers stressed that NATO membership figured among the top priorities for their countries.

"Membership in NATO is a strategic goal of my nation. Croatia is aware that peace and security can not be achieved in isolation," Sanader said before the meeting.

Berisha echoed Sanader's view, stressing that NATO membership was his country's "top priority."

After the talks with Cheney Sanader labelled his visit as "important support to Croatia, but also Albania and Macedonia, on our path towards the EU and NATO."

Sanader also voiced hope that during a NATO summit, to be held in Riga in November, the three countries would be given a more precise timetable for their membership in the Alliance.

"We voiced our expectations that during the November summit in Riga a clear signal would be sent ... to our countries that in some time, rather soon and better sooner than later, we will become full-fledged NATO members," Sanader told journalists after the meeting.

The three Balkan countries also voiced their readiness to take part in the global fight against terrorism.

On Saturday Cheney met Croatian President Stipe Mesic and Sanader.

Cheney's talks with Mesic focused on Zagreb's bid to join NATO and the fight against terrorism.

Croatia, like other Balkan states, is anxious to demonstrate to NATO and the European Union that it meets their standards.

Cheney was due originally to leave on Monday at the end of a trip which has taken him to Lithuania and Kazakhstan. But his press spokeswoman said Saturday his return to Washington had been moved forward to Sunday. The change did not curtail the talks foreseen here.

Croatia, Albania and Macedonia are members of NATO's Partnership for Peace programme.

The programme was set up after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of communism in central and eastern Europe, to establish military cooperation between the former Soviet bloc states and NATO countries, together with European neutrals.

But public support in Croatia for NATO membership is very low, with only 29 percent in favour, according to a recent opinion poll.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

US backs Albania, Croatia, Macedonia NATO bid

Anonymous said...

Go European cubs!

Anonymous said...

Who cares? NATO really stands as a derelict of a time past. The USSR is gone, and if you forget Serbia and Albo's were on the same side then too. Idiots. NATO's time has come and gone.

Konaction said...

NATO - FREEDOM FIGHTERS!

Thanks to NATO we're free and moving towards EU.

LONG LIVE NATO FORCES - I can't wait to see TMK as part of these forces!

Quote: I hate antiglobalists all around the world and especially those that are with them just because they are against the whole world! -

go to Athens in demonstations :P

ivan said...

Siptari,

i am happy that the Adriatic countries are going to NATO alliance. Kosovo and Metohija region will also enter, when Serbia enters into NATO and EU instituations. then we will all be together like in one country, and we will wonder why did we fight in the first place.

Konaction said...
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Konaction said...

We didn't fight! We have defended ourselfs. (FULL STOP)

You did fight with everyone! You even fought with NATO :)

Ceku's quote: The way to EU is a hard process but not a long way.

Lajic's Quote: We are going to be last ones to join EU, even Albania has signed SAA.

Kosovo in EU before nazi Serbia?

ivan said...

Konaction,

please define defending to me.

Is defending attacking police forces?

Or is defending to you by having 50 retards on the road side throwing rocks at the buses that are transporting serbian civilians.

I think defending was the ethnic clensing that took place in March 2004.

Konaction said...

If you think that march was an ethnic clensing .. try to compare it with Milosevic's ethnic clensing that took place during Nato bombings over Serbia when 1 milion left their homes.

Defending is attacking police stations if you someday are not going to see those police forces every 10 meters.

Did you ever think why we would do that? Why do we hate serbian police and army that much?

No education and many more things for 2 Milion people seem normal to you?

Try finding out from Serbs that lived here what have we faced in our everyday life...

Peace of course :)

ivan said...

Konaction,

"Defending is attacking police stations if you someday are not going to see those police forces every 10 meters."

So according to your theory I should be killing Belgium police man , because today the first thing that I saw in my street were 10 police cars.

"No education and many more things for 2 Milion people seem normal to you?"

that was your choice to boycot Serbian institutions. Serbia has offered to you the same rights as the Serbs had, but you chose to declare Serbia as you enemy.

"Try finding out from Serbs that lived here what have we faced in our everyday life..."

I did, and I found out that you required extra rights the serbs did not have. I also found out how you siptars constantly pressured the serbian population in Kosovo and Metohija. Then I also found out what you did to these poor people after NATO came in... and you have the nerve to victimise yourself.


"If you think that march was an ethnic clensing .. try to compare it with Milosevic's ethnic clensing that took place during Nato bombings over Serbia when 1 milion left their homes. "

Its very funny, that Kosovo and Metohija never had so many siptars as it has now. If you were ethnically clensed , how come there are more of you now then ever in the history of Kosovo and Metohija. Did you manage to multiply again?

Yes lets compare ethnic clensing.... how many Serbs came back to their homes in KiM? How many Serb houses have been burned, or even better how many attacks have been conducted on Serbs since Nato troops came in?

Konaction said...

I was hoping of finding a single serbian open minded person, I failed!

Anyway,

"So according to your theory I should be killing Belgium police man , because today the first thing that I saw in my street were 10 police cars."

Did they stop you by any chance? Did they ask for documents? Did they maybe slaped you just because you belong to a different nation?

"that was your choice to boycot Serbian institutions. Serbia has offered to you the same rights as the Serbs had, but you chose to declare Serbia as you enemy."

Wouldn't you boycot institutions that were imposing Serbian Plan Programme of education instead of using our own with our mother language. That was legal, we had the right to study in our language but you took it!

"I did, and I found out that you required extra rights the serbs did not have. I also found out how you siptars constantly pressured the serbian population in Kosovo and Metohija. Then I also found out what you did to these poor people after NATO came in... and you have the nerve to victimise yourself."

We've requested the simpliest way of life and got war for return! It's not about victimizing it's about facts.

"Its very funny, that Kosovo and Metohija never had so many siptars as it has now. If you were ethnically clensed , how come there are more of you now then ever in the history of Kosovo and Metohija. Did you manage to multiply again?"

Yes, It is true even maybe funny to you that we're the only country in Europe with this much Natality. Another fact that has to be mentioned here is that all Albanian Kosovars have returned to their homes after being expelled. I was abroad and got back after 5 months. Ask K Serbs why wouldn't they come back? I grew up with serbs and one of my serbian friends killed a man during the war! Will he ever get back? I don't think so. He was one of the 1st ones to sell his apartament. The serbs don't want to get back because they know what they did! But we did come back and we're getting bigger and bigger, we're 2.4 Milion now by different calculations! We'll have our population registration this year, can't wait to find out how many of us are here.

"Yes lets compare ethnic clensing.... how many Serbs came back to their homes in KiM? How many Serb houses have been burned, or even better how many attacks have been conducted on Serbs since Nato troops came in?"

You can't compare those two different situations of coming back. You can't even compare damages that were done by each side. There were whole cities and villages destroyed by Serbs. You can't compare that with 20-30 burned houses.

Get real man! Stop dreaming! Open your eyes!
If you can't see, the best oftamologists of the world are your Russian brothers that will sign our Independence.

PEACE

bg anon said...

Also interesting was that the US wants these nations not to allow US troops be prosecuted under international law.

According to Croatian reports this subject was not menitioned when Mesic met up with the neo con administration.

konaction hoping to find an open minded Serbian person when openly lies about the current Serbian adminisation being nazi?

What do you expect? As for Kosovo entering the EU before Serbia I say look for independent international comment on that matter. They say for Kosovo could be upto 20 years. For Serbia another 10.

Its not a matter to gloat about. Its pitiful to be in this situation. Of course if Yugoslavia had remained we would all already be in the EU.

ivan said...

Konaction,

"Did they stop you by any chance? Did they ask for documents? Did they maybe slaped you just because you belong to a different nation?"

Yes they did stop me, but i respected their authority and everything passed on in a civilized way. If you siptars knew how to behave, the serbian police would have also behaved to you in a civilized manner. Ofcourse you would get a slap or even arrested if you spit into the police mans face, or if you refuse to answer his questions.
Just because you belogn to a different nation is an excuse you have been using since you know for yourself. How come Hungarians are not slapped, or romanians, or bosniaks, or gypsies?


"Wouldn't you boycot institutions that were imposing Serbian Plan Programme of education instead of using our own with our mother language"

There are no state recognised Schools that follow the Serbian program in Germany, even though there are about 1 milion Serbs in Serbia. Is that the reason for us to boycot everything that is German in Germany? According to the Yugoslav constitution the Parlament had the right to suppress the autonomy in Kosovo and Metohija, as well as in Vojvodina, if the majority ruled that the integrity of the Republic was in danger. So taking away the autonomy was legal, only because you siptars stasted suppressing serbs in KiM.

"You can't compare those two different situations of coming back. You can't even compare damages that were done by each side. There were whole cities and villages destroyed by Serbs. You can't compare that with 20-30 burned houses."

Yes you can compare. You claim 10 thousand albanians have been killed in the conflict. However nobody is able to tell me how many of them were men, and how man of them were older than 16 yrs.

Or maybe you are right. We cant compare these two events. All the crimes that have been done from the Serbian side was from the paramilitary forces. However during the march 2004 ethnic clensing, it was regular people who did the most horrible crimes.

As I stated before , we serbs are not innocent, crimes have been comiited from our side, but you siptars are no angels. you are as suilty as us, or even more guilty because the crimes are still taking place, and against the weakest par of the human population, that is old people and children.

Arber_Dardani said...

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Hey, Ivan, get over it already.

Your side lost and now it is time for you and your Chetnik cohorts to come to grips with reality.

Kosova will become the newest nation in the world and I am looking forward to all the parties that will be going on throughout the Albanian world.

Now, if you want to come and join us in our partying, you would be more than welcome, as long as you leave your bigotry at the door, before you come in.

Anonymous said...

NATO is pointless genocidal mademn Wesley Clark

Anonymous said...

Everyday I wake up praying I will not hear or read about moron Serbs preaching the innocents of their actions is Kosovo and even bigger Albanian morons who try to reason with the other morons! Yet, here you go again!

People just drop it, and enjoy the independence and freedom no matter who others characterize it.

Anonymous said...

ohmy god, what is this? can we start to have real conversations please? Ivan why do you write Siptari in the beggining of the sentence, when no one insulted you, in the prior sentence. Do you know that Albanians calle the serbians SHKA, which means skum, and yet I have never used that here, even if I am tempted. What u fail to understand is even enemies respect each other. So please refrain from that kind of language, not only you but everyone in this blog. That language simply does not compliment the intelegence of a person.

Now to the argument,,,, Nato is actually a very important organization, here is why.. NATO mission statement is AN ATTACK IN A MEMBERS STATE WILL BE TREATED AS AN ATTACK TO ALL MEMBERS, meaning if Croacia is attacked by some state such as RUSSIA, then that would be attack on everyone, therefore RUSSIAS ass would be kicked by everynation that is a members, even though this example is a little examplefied....
RESPECT
Q

ivan said...

"Ivan why do you write Siptari in the beggining of the sentence, when no one insulted you, in the prior sentence"

I am not trying to insult anybody, I am just calling you by your name. Siptari means nothing in Serbian, it just resembles how you call each other. The spelling is in Serbian, but if you read it it should resemble the sound of the word in albanian.

It is your problem that you get insulted by how you call each other. I said many times before, please call me Srbin, Srbijanac, or even Cetnik if that pleases you. To me it would be an honor if you could call me so.

Anonymous said...

You people are Siptari, so where the offense? If someone called me Siptari, yes I would be offended, but I am not Albo. Bunch of whiney ass pussies...

Konaction said...

Call us whatever you want..
But WE in the end are going to be the victorious...

Independence from nazi filthy nation!

ivan said...

finally there is a proud siptar, who is proud of what he is.

"Independence from nazi filthy nation"

Dont forget that if you get your independence, you will have to take very very good care of Serbs. Rebuild the houses, give them good paying jobs, allow education in Serbian, and still they will have right to complain that they are discriminated.

you will never be free of us, because you are on our land, and you are trying to legalize you robbery. Serbia will always be watching you, and when the time is right, we will claim back what is ours. Truth never dies, it just takes time for it to come to the surface.