no problem!, i am interested how this will unfold. hopefully for the better of Macedonia of course.
i looked up the article you mentioned, he did indeed mention something simmilar in his own wording. but its just is what it is. an subversive attempt to knock Macedonia's government out of the picture to install an Pro-western one.
and i agree with you regarding BRICS membership, so far i only see positive developments happening. monopoly's of the West are broken for the benefit of multiple countries. like the second "panama Canal" being dug in south america by China for use by the BRICS initiative. and as how the West behaves today it almost seems its neccesary to join BRICS's millitary association agreement to safegaurd one's country against Western "democracy" or just outright NATO millitary agression.
thanks for the update concerning the Macedonian response during the NATO bombings of Serbia/yugoslavia. i assumed the Macedonians supported the Serbs, i did not knew you guys burned down the U.S embassy
. of course the police protection is just a matter of diplomatic obligation. its not good for any country when some embassy staff get's lynched while in international law they are supposed to safeguard foreign Embassy's. and of course it did not stop the U.S. they are willing to sarcifice their own troops to protect their own government. a few administrative casualties is just good propaganda for them about how "savage" these Balkan people are.
and again i fully agree with your remark. Russia today is not the Russia in the 90's. an modern society grew out of the ashes since the fall of the USSR. both Political and Military. China as well of course i agree. and Pepe Escobar hit it right on the head with the shifting world balance of power. the U.S of course is heavily meddling with Venezuela as well, i do not think the U.S expected entire South America to Venezuela's cause either. it really is as you said, that the world is trying to get rid of this U.S pressure.
The U.S is indeed overstretched with projecting its millitary power globally. so overstretched they began deploying their National Gaurd to posts in Asia and Europe. National guard are meant for home-defense only. its really seeing an Roman empire crumble. even so tough, sadly the U.S still seems perfectly capable wrecking things in the world.
funny enough i asked myself plenty of times if the U.S really stuck to their ideals ever, or where the ideal's of the U.S got turned into an monstrous abomination of continuous war and death. i think during and after world war 2 this certain idea grew somewhere in Washington that America should lead "the free world". and that both WW2 and the Cold war just kept the shell on the nut as an figure of speech. and after the cold war the U.S saw itself as the winner of the cold war and the world would since then be its own little sandbox to do with as it saw fit. anyway, because of the USSR-U.S.A standoff things just did not get as much attention as they should have. a short mention of things the U.S forces done that no other nation did since ww2.
1. nuclear bombing of another nation's population. Japan.
2. Vietnam, top on that list is the chemical warfare the U.S used on an massive scale there that causes health problems and birth defects till this day. but let's not rule out entire villages massacred by U.S G.I's as well.
3. Korea, during the Korean War the U.S considered again using the nuclear bomb in North Korea when they where losing the war.
4. Guantanamo Bay prison, no further comment of what happens there.
5. Iraq, residing uranium poisoning by fired U.S ammunition. same as Vietnam, lots of radioactive diseases and birth defects.
these are some of the major things that for me personally that the top in the U.S government always have been insane from the start. if i had to mention all the murderous dictators the U.S supported to keep their populations supressed with money and american hardware i'd be here all night. but really, what the U.S done trough history they still do that exactly to this day. its really jaw-dropping to see the U.S millitary in action in Afghanistan and see the same level of incompetence, arrogance, shortsightedness and just being very, very bad losers that they where trough history when you read an history book about U.S wars.
of course nobody can support this policy that destroy's nation's and lives for just having an different opinion than Washington. again, its good that BRICS is rising to balance matter's out.
perhaps it takes an massive millitary blow to the U.S to let it realise it can not do what it does in the world unpunished. besides a lot of huffing an puffing the U.S cant do anything in response in the conventional sense of warfare. it would mean they need to relocate their forces, that either means letting Asia or Europe go as they are stretched paper-thin everywhere.
back to Macedonia tough, its indeed still an volatile situation in Macedonia. but its good people are catching up about what is going on. the NATO/EU/U.S history of double-standards and millitary interventions globally. i admit tough, it still sounds a bit awkward when i am saying that while not so long ago i was still part of that monstrosity of NATO and now telling people to watch out for it like its death itself. its not too late for people there to catch up on the outside threat by NATO, the information available should be appealing to people there since NATO repeat's its policy's over and over and it happened north of Macedonia in Kosovo itself in the 90's. supporting radical scumbag's/insurgent's to do its foreign policy. to act as NATO's Shadow army. examples are the KLA, Taliban, ISIS, Right Sector/Maidan. journalists there should indeed inform about the NATO war background, inform its happening to Macedonia too and the most likely reasons why Macedonia became an target.
of course not everyone follows events going on around the world, most just go trough their lives with toughts that remain with paying the bills, keeping an steady job and raising an family. not many are aware of an sudden threat of Conflict. but as i hear it just might be catching up with people fast enough to bring up this discussion among the Macedonian people before things might go spiraling out of hand.
the Macedonian "tigers" unit and RDU supposedly caught the insurgent's at an good moment even with how events unfolded. the insurgent's where meanth to split into small groups to strike government targets around Macedonia. making them harder to find of course if they are everywhere in 4-5 man groups. someone in Intelligence was very perceptive there interpreting intell and someone else very quick to get the Macedonian troops in there to "neutralise" that scum before they'd split up and executed their attacks.
Also Russia has linked the Turkish pipeline project to the recent terror attempts in Macedonia. Lavrov said that in an joint statement with an Serbian official.
also, Serbia told in brussels in an meeting "to stop behaving like an ostrich and sticking their heads in the sand and see what really is going on in eastern europe". stating the Ukraine Scenario is now being attempted in Macedonia by outside powers.
there is no denying that U.S/NATO is ready to see Macedonians die and the country burn to just twist Macedonia to its will trough subversive actions.
i really can not describe it more positive than that, Macedonian troops killed 10 terrorists and captured an additional 28. thats an platoon size incursion against Macedonia. organisation, gear and manpower like that do not come out of thin air. it just cant be more of an "declaration of war" than that.
you know?. its better late than never for people questioning what their country's are doing and for what. im still waiting for mine to finally wake up lol.
i fully understand your motivations to remain independent and not having to associate with NATO. and nobody should associate with it that has any sort of conscience and moral compass. like the saying goes "better to die on your feet than live on your knees".
it would be just bullshit if Macedonia would have to live up to that saying and end up fighting against foreign NATO merc's and other sad excuses for human life. i rather have the Macedonian Intelligence, perhaps with maybe some "friendly" help from next door neighbors staging a few "accidents" cold war style with agitator's there. i mean, accidents happen all the time right?.
oh no, that american NGO tripped over his cat and broke his neck falling down the stairs. so very tragic.
.. wait, that NATO consultant got crushed by an falling Piano?. what are the odds?.
anyway im sure your guys are more creative than that tough...
hopefully Macedonia either get Anti-Nato/EU party's and start looking east for an mutual benificial economic/millitary co-operation. or those party's will form in the future. and in your position i'd definatly vote for them too!. so far things seem going into the right direction. hopefully things stay without further bloodshed, but i guess we just only can wait of what Macedonian's security apparatus is doing in the shadows and if they remain ahead of the NATO proxy army.
i'd say how fast they where upon that +/- 40 insurgents in Kumanovo was impressive. hopefully those involved in that can hold on to the initiative.