Skip to comments.Albania Gives Bush A Hero’s Welcome
Posted on 06/10/2007 1:00:55 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
US President George W. Bush, leaving behind thousands of anti-Bush protesters in Rome, got a hero's welcome in Albania on Sunday as he became the first American president to visit this tiny impoverished nation.
When Mr. Bush arrived on his brief stop in Tirana, the hills overlooking the capital boomed as military cannons fired a 21-gun salute to the president. Thousands of people gathered in the downtown square on a brilliantly sunny day to see the president and first lady Laura Bush
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Can’t seem to find many at the moment.
Watch for the thread: “A Day in the Life of President Bush” and there will be plenty of pictures.
Good for him. Let those other European communist bastards go to hell. Imagine what it must have been like to live in Albania, even today. Those people are decent enough to appreciate it when somebody does something to help them out. Three cheers for Albania.
Did Albania send any troops to Iraq?
Actually, according to anyone with any sense at all - this is a TERRIBLE idea! God save Kosovo-Metohija (which is SERBIA!!)!
Yes they did! They have troops in Afghanistan as well!
I wonder what kind of reception Mr. Bush would get in Albania if he promised to send them 12 million Mexicans?
Albanians know what life under Communism was like, that's why they appreciate the US.
Seeing this gives me hope for North Korea and Cuba, once their Communist governments fall on the ashheap of history.
You will find photos of the President’s trip to Italy here:
The Albanian photos will be posted either later tonight or tommorrow.
Whose side are these troops on considering that they are Muslim?
You mean the Paul/Buchanan apostles who now comprise a LOUD plurality of those who post on this forum?!
. . . ALL Muslims are bad, is that your point? Or is it that only White, Anglo-Saxon Protestants are good?!
No, I don’t think so. Some of these FReepers clearly know their E. European history and geography. I specifically invited comments and got intelligent and thoughtful answers in response.
I don’t see why I should discount these opinions; I don’t think a single response had anything to do with the Paul/Buchanan/Tancredo lobby, as alleged.
This thread is being hijacked. Remain in your seats. We are returning to the airport.
After Amnesty, CFR and the Euro-View on the War in Iraq the only place in the world Bush can go for a Hero’s Welcome is Albania.
The following words of General MacKenzie are a bit terse, but maybe he knows of what he speaks.
Is there any limit to this man’s foolishness? What strategic interest does the US have in encouraging a narco-criminal Islamic state appearing in Western Europe? There surely are enough things stirred up in enough places without President Bush proving once again he belongs somewhere else far from any office of responsibility. Does he not see the irony in his support for open US borders and amnesty, and what has happened to Kosovo?
Since the NATO/UN intervention in 1999, Kosovo has become the crime capital of Europe. The sex slave trade is flourishing. The province has become an invaluable transit point for drugs en route to Europe and North America. Ironically, the majority of the drugs come from another state “liberated” by the West, Afghanistan. Members of the demobilized, but not eliminated, KLA are intimately involved in organized crime and the government. The UN police arrest a small percentage of those involved in criminal activities and turn them over to a judiciary with a revolving door that responds to bribes and coercion. The objective of the Albanians is to purge all non-Albanians, including the international community’s representatives, from Kosovo and ultimately link up with mother Albania thereby achieving the goal of “Greater Albania.” The campaign started with their attacks on Serbian security forces in the early 1990s and they were successful in turning Milosevic’s heavy-handed response into worldwide sympathy for their cause. There was no genocide as claimed by the West — the 100,000 allegedly buried in mass graves turned out to be around 2,000, of all ethnic origins, including those killed in combat during the war itself.
The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early ‘90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world.
-Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, now retired, commanded UN troops during the Bosnian civil war of 1992
Wow...that is powerful analysis by the general. Do you think Bush’s call for Kosovar independence has something to do with the recent saber rattling by Putin?
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