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Offline TomSea

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North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns
« on: February 06, 2019, 02:01:04 PM »
This was Trump's gripe, no one is going to invade this country but if they did or Montenegro which was the example, would we really want to send soldiers?  Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the photo, Trump appointee, correct?
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North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns
Russia accuses the West of 'destabilising' the Balkans by pushing Macedonia and Montenegro to join NATO.


US Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison shakes hands with Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov [Francois Lenoir/EPA-EFE]

NATO members signed an accord with Macedonia on Wednesday allowing the tiny former Yugoslav republic to become the 30th member of the US-led alliance after a deal with Greece ended a 27-year-old dispute over its name.

Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said it was a "great, historic day for all our citizens".

"Today, the largest security alliance in the world, NATO, has welcomed us," he wrote on social media. "We have provided lasting stability for our country."

Read more at: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/north-macedonia-signs-accord-join-nato-russian-concerns-190206172957496.html

Some articles are still calling it "Macedonia", no, it is now "Northern Macedonia", that's why I picked this article.

No one will invade it... otoh, it is the Balkans, the birthplace of WWI and has been the region of numerous other incidences in history. I assume it won't happen again.....never say never, safe for now.

« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 02:47:16 PM by TomSea »

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Re: North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 02:42:55 PM »
Some articles are still calling it "Macedonia", no, it is now "Northern Macedonia", that's why I picked this article.


The renaming was over a silly quibble with Greece.


https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/02/06/Macedonia-admitted-to-NATO-after-resolving-Greece-dispute/6431549457608/
I disagree.  Circle gets the square.

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Re: North Macedonia signs accord to join NATO amid Russian concerns
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 06:15:35 PM »
Why should I give a flying f**k in what Russia thinks.
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