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Commenting article: Bulgarian Mission to Iraq Likely To Be Terminated

It is not certain whether Bulgaria will continue its mission in Iraq, Defence Minister Vesselin Bliznakov said after he returned from Iraq.

The Bulgarian unit's mission is due to end on 31 March 2007. But it is still not certain whether the mission will be continued because that depends on the whether the USA will extend an invitation.
lytom - 5 Dec 2006 // 00:26:19

True vassals!
The heading sounded soooooo good...finally even the Blizanikov sees the futility of it all! Well, after reading on it shows how subservient Bulgarian politicians are to US interests!
<In order for our unit to continue its mission in Iraq the USA have to send the invitation at the beginning of 2007 so that the parliament can have time to discuss and adopt the resolution.>
What a nonsense!
<The political decision should be made after a serious analysis has been carried out>
What a farce!
Bulgarian troops are providing security at camp Ashraf, just like the good soldiers at nazi concentration camps!
What else can Bulgarian do 60 km from the blood bath taking place in Baghdad?

DP - 5 Dec 2006 // 03:27:13


What you are doing is not exercising your right to free speech, as you like to proclaim from time to time. You are spamming! You make no sense! Can’t even come up with your own vocabulary. Tsk, tsk, tsk…

“Vassals” is my choice word. Don’t plagiarize! More tsk..tsk..tsk…

snafu - 5 Dec 2006 // 07:12:53

Also bear in mind that it's much better to be in the US sphere than to be in the Russian sphere; in Russia, they're once again assassinating dissidents, and Moscow would just LOVE to control another country, especially one with warm-water ports. Look at how they try to maintain their grip in Belarus, Ukraine, and in Central Asia--all these places have tended to be very, very undemocratic. So pick your side.

Bulgaria also was turning westwards, and being in Iraq was what it thought best helped it get into the Western fold of new security alliances and economic opportunities. Just some food for thought...

lytom - 5 Dec 2006 // 13:20:59

Hmmm, I had the idea, that Bulgaria was in Europe! and that there was such a thing standing on our own feet with head high!

snafu - 5 Dec 2006 // 18:07:33

According to your logic, the only way to really stand on your feet with your head high is to be completely cut off from the rest of the world and to be purely self-sufficient. You should follow the model of North Korea with its "Juche" (Self-Reliance) ideology--something that even Cuba does not follow. Never mind that Pyongyang relies on Chinese and South Korean aid! Even the US' economy depends on the well-being of European and Asian countries; if something goes wrong over there, it'll affect things over here and vice-versa. No man's an island, buddy...

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