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Commenting article: Translation Blunder Tangles Bulgarian President in Scandal with US Ambassador

A translation blunder has led Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov to slam US Ambassador in Sofia James Warlick in a Facebook post comparing him to a notorious envoy of the Russian Emperor in Sofia in the late 19th century.

Parvanov reacted strongly and quickly to a statement made by US Ambassador in Sofia James Warlick, who was one of the speakers at the "Europe as a Global Actor" Conference in Sofia Wednesday organized on the occasion of the 20th birthday of the Atlantic Club in Bulgaria.

In his statement, Warlick mentioned the ongoing public dispute between Bulgarian Defense Minister Anyu Angelov and Bulgarian President and commander-in-chief by law Georgi Parvanov on how to define the role and tasks of the Bulgarian armed forces. Parvanov has been accusing Gen. Angelov of creating "an army for exports", i.e. one that is too focused on serving in foreign missions abroad while neglecting the defense of Bulgaria's territorial integrity. Angelov has been defending a boost of the military's expendition capabilities to honor Bulgaria's international partnership commitments.

Al - 20 Apr 2011 // 22:16:35

Translation blunder?


All public communications with Balkan niggas currently in charge is doomed to go wrong.

We need a generation shift. New blood. New mental settings.


Are you all completely out of your minds?


Nellieherself - 20 Apr 2011 // 23:39:05

Lost in translation...

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