Russian President Putin said on Thursday his country didn't feel offended about Bulgaria and other countries' decision not to carry through the South Stream gas pipeline project due to their lack of "manliness".
Meeting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest, he said Moscow was ready to return to the project - abandoned in December 2014 - but only if "guarantees" were provided.
What several countries failed to show courage about was defying the European Commission, TASS news agency quotes Putin as saying....
This is the guy that pulled out of Kosovo and shrugs when people in Donetsk are getting Bosnia\'d again...so he wants Bulgaria to be \"manly\" by getting a Yugoslavia/Syria scenario n fend for itself while Russia makes some token statement of \"support\"? What does he think the West & Turkey will do if Bulgaria would choose South Stream? Just accept it? Has he been paying any attention? Or does he prefer that to actually happen?
Bulgarians are an ancient people, don\'t need to be lectured by Russians, youngsters, who btw would be speaking German n probably be catholic by now if we didn\'t give them our civilization.
As for Hungary, they are in central europe, one of those the West consider their own, which they certainly don\'t consider Bulgaria, Balkans or Slavs. Hungary need not fear any Balkans/Syria style retaliation by the west, that is why they can afford to be loud-mouths, Hungary isn\'t being \'brave\' or \'manly\' it\'s like if France would object as well, what would happen to France? Nothing.
But if Bulgaria? Well, just look at Balkans in the 90\'s n more recently Syria. We know they have a conflict they can start in Bulgaria should they wish to, they have plans in place, people n contacts already here.
Multa, non multum...
In July, 2008, Bulgaria ratified the "South Stream". But then Bulgaria bowed low to Big Brother and abandoned the project. That's the story. Putin called it "manliness". More than gentle definition. More than.
And this road was the Bulgarian leadership's choice.
“In your journey 'cross the wilderness
From the desert to the well
You have strayed upon the motorway to Hell“
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