11 September and the "apple" of Albania

From Marion Mardodaj

The articles of the main newspapers in United States on 11 September-2011 were very interesting, except of solidarity that characterised most of articles in those newspapers, let me emphasize the Washington Post opinion titled ''Sept. 11's self-inflicted Wounds''  written by the known journalist George Will.
 Among other, Will's message was the same ' we can’t go on with wars, and that the pain is noticeable worthless hope, remembrance, can heal the self-inflicted wounds. This article was very attractive, but I don’t think that was the right moment for these criticisms - in fact, given that in the U.S. only six companies control over 50% of newspapers, this phenomenon will not constitute a surprise.

However, let us return to Albania. It's true that the U.S. is our main ally, but it is also true that it’s  shining isn’t the same as before 11 September.
In this context, the influence of the U.S. in Albania these days tends to fade, leaving room for other influences.


 George Friedman, senior scholar of geopolitical issues, in his book'' Next 100 years”, concludes that the Balkans will tend to be dominated by three superpowers: Russia, Turkey, and Europe led by Poland. Of course, Friedman admits the mistakes that can be made, but in general terms hi is consistent with the diplomatic events that happened in Albania last years. 

I). Russian influence. Tirana, August 26-2011, Albania and Russia sign an agreement that deals with Traffic Control Service of the Russian Federation for Narcotics combating illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their precursors. The agreement was signed by the Albanian Interior Minister Bujar Nishani, and the director of the Federal Service for Narcotics Traffic Control of Russia, Viktor Ivanov. Ivanov, during the signing of the agreement stated that  “Afghanistan is one of main sources where links can be created and from where drugs come into Europe through Kosovo''. It was there, the possibility of connections between spyes to infiltrate in top-secret NATO’s information. I think tha Ivanov  knows well that, although Albania was excluded from these informations, it will be involved again.

II). Turkish influence. Pure Turkish influence was reflected in the statements of the Turkish Minister Davutoglu in Kosovo regarding its proposal for revision of history, and Turky is  present in Albania with its colleges and firms, I believe that this fact dosen’t need redundant comments.

III). European Influence headed by Poland in the future, according Friedmam. While Germany led by Merkel, has the difficult task to deliver oxygen to the eurozone, to persuade Serbia to recognize Kosovo, thus simultaneously diminishing the Slavic influence, Poland's ambassador Tatarzinska to her statements,  said '' we will continue to support  unequivocally the integration processes of Albania, and  confirmed once again the position of  EU. Here should be borne in mind that under the EU's influence here also mixed different microinfluences like Italian, Greek, serbian etc..

  
As a result of these events, a small state like ours, has no choice but to weigh well the best offers. And the division of the Balkans by the great powers after World War II, described below, would better orient the reader to perceive the complicated game of geopolitics.
 
Reframing the Balkans by the great powers after World War II, it turns out that is made taking into account Slavic and non-Slavic  influences as part of the cold war. Note that, if religion disappeared (except Greece which kept balancing betwen Byzantine orthodoxism and Western wooing rampant in favors and money) within the'' new man'', the only identity that would remain would be the national identity, which constituted a prelut to another era of international developments.
Who has time to extinguish end curiosity, must take a calculator and calculate the area and population of Slavic and non-Slavic peoples in the Balkans before the breakup of the former Yugoslavia and the statistics of the time (not counting nationalities). So , Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, against Greece, Romania and Albania. The result would be some 50/50 with a slight edge to the Slavic population, which somehow justified the strategy of Ceausescu and Enver Hoxha to stimulate the increasing of  population (trends over 75% of Bulgaria's pro-Russian letter that Churchill gave Lenin speake clearly the influence of believe, albeit Bulgaria lost  Dobruxhas and other significant territories) which predicted ( for Romania) that in 2000 Romania's population to reach 30 million.
 

Finally, “Mother” Albania  must reconcile first its political children, and given that the USA's apples are reduced, Albania have one less apple-alternative to bite, and must bite one of the following: Or Eve's Byzantine-Russian-Orthodox apple, or can swallow Snow-White’s Turkish version apple; maybe can eat the EU's apple that is mixed, but the important thing here is that it contains less poison than two other apples.
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