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Croatia and Albania to join Nato

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posted on Apr, 1 2009 @ 03:00 PM
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telegraph.co.uk: Croatia and Albania to join Nato



NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer "will now issue official invitations to Albania and Croatia to join NATO," he said.

Croatia and Albania will "take their seats as members of the alliance" at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 60th anniversary summit at the end of the week, he added.

In Ljubljana on Friday, Slovenian President Danilo Turk officially ratified Croatia's accession to NATO, after a referendum that threatened to hold up the process failed to materialize.


Nice...

What's next ?

Country who openly supported genocide in Bosnian conflict being accepted is a clear sign that NATO is really a joke lately and absolutely gone nuts...


[edit on 1-4-2009 by 5thElement]




posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 10:08 AM
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So you are saying that only Croatia supported genocide.
How about Germany, Italy, Greeks against the turks.
The russians cleared entire areas from the former usssr countries.

You, remember that were you doing to the black population.
I dont support that kind of actions but to say that only here in the balcan
the countries commit genocide is B.S.
In fact here the people are more peaceful than in some countries in the
western part of europe not to mention america.

In my country the homicide rate is 3 people per 100 000.
The media shows the balcan countries very differently than they actually are.
Again to set this strait I never support the genocide. Just want to say how
things are from another perspective.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 01:22 PM
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Lol, that is why I said NATO is a joke lately...

Instead tightening the criteria, it is more loose then ever.

What strategic importance Croatia have that would make NATO more forgiving towards recent genocide ? IMO, none.

Even though I do appreciate your perspective, I have my own, biased maybe, but it is my own...

I was personally a victim of sad events that took place in Bosnia in which Croatians did participate.

I do live in USA but I came to live here from the same part of the world you are from



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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I think that nato wants to include the balcan countries because when they
will be in nato the tensions between the states here should reduce because
they will interfere. Or they want to have increase the western dominance in
east europe in response to the russians.
I really dont like the mentality here in the balcans, we can be very good place
to live but this gets in our way. For god sake we are only 30 mil or so.
I really dont understand the hate, why must all nations support the opinion of
some individuals.

Im macedonian by the way.



posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 11:51 PM
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Well, yeah, hate is something Balkan nations deal with for a long time, that is for sure...

I think NATO is besides trying to stabilize the region also trying to make sure that socialism does not take place again, they see it as a big bad Boogie Man, lol.

Yep, lol, lots of bad leaders came out of wood suddenly when sh*t hit the fan and ex-Yugoslavia was economically under huge stress in 80's and 90's.

They abused religious and patriotic feelings of many and used it as a weapon of hate amongst our nations, they divided us and destroyed our uniqueness ...

Of course, we were not perfect (treatment on people on Kosovo was something we had to work a lot on), what country is (?), but I liked good old Yugoslavia, had the best time of my life there.

Been in Macedonia many times, wonderful people and good food and music was awesome as well...

I'm from city of Mostar, BTW




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