Bulgarian Far-Rights Want Country to Exit NATO
Bulgaria's marginal far-right Ataka (Attack) party wants the upcoming referendum in the fate of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project to include a question on whether the country should leave NATO.
The peculiar proposal was made clear after Ataka's controversial leader Volen Siderov met with President Rosen Plevneliev on Monday.
Siderov has told local media that his move has been triggered by the recent conflict between Turkey and Syria. The leader of the anti-Turkish party fears that Bulgaria may be drawn into the conflict, since it is a NATO member.
Ataka is now supported by approximately 1.4% -1.5% of Bulgarian voters, according to the latest polls.
The meeting between Siderov and Plevneliev marked the end of the President's consultations with political leaders on the upcoming nuclear power plant referendum.
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To believe/not to believe in Russia- as in the alternative to NATO-is a sensless business, as well as to believe that Turkey is more peaceful
(towards Bulgaria) until Bulgaria is NATO' member. Today's BG rulers'
choice is clear. Life will show how right they are.
If that were to happen, Turkey would become more aggressive towards Bulgaria as it would stand alone. Maybe they'd try to Syria us?
I don't trust Russia as an alternative, it's run by Putin that kisses muslim n mongol @sses. Putin can cozy up to the mongrels in the caucasus n central asia on his own, Bulgaria should not get involved. Kind of ironic to leave NATO because of countries like Turkey, only to join Russia's SCTO with countries like Kazakhstan...damn Borat countries.
I'd prefer a 3rd option, an Orthodox Balkan League* such as the one 100 years ago, but with more trust. Russia did threaten Bulgaria with war back then against taking Tsarigrad, wanted it for themselves, the nerve!
I like Russians, but not Moscow/Kremlin, which is empire-machine, only "brother" when it's to its benefit. Ordinary Russians are brothers, Kremlin isn't. They threw us to the Turks when a deal benefited them too many times, hell if I were Russian, I wouldn't trust Kremlin either. Putin is flooding Russia with muslims, Siderov is deaf and blind to this which makes him ignorant when he sometimes praises Putin, seeing only what he wants to see in that man.
The only solution to the Balkans is what happened 100 years ago, for the Orthodox peoples to be the military masters of our peninsula, not relying on outside schemers!
*Croatia wouldn't want to join and neither would Albania so it would end up Orthodox alliance intentional or not.