April 28, 2011
The Ogly King, with its Ogly beasts.
(Caricature Credit: Jeton Mikullovci/ KOHA Ditore)
The SELECTION of the president of Kosovo, by the United States of America, Ambassador Christopher Dell (by his majesty King Dell) ->-
Me and everyone else, bright people in their brains, are clear enough that the U.S. would not have allowed similar developments in their country.
However, when a political action, whether military, which does not hurt the American financial, as well as the political and strategic interests, then, that by the American policy is considered fair, while if the opposite happens in the results, of course, that is a must to be considered unfair, no matter what it is.
Shame and what cannot be called human, meet here. Precisely when U.S. policy all over the globe shed the human blood in the name of fight against corruption and criminals, it (the U.S. government) supports the criminals who are pressing and smuggling with the spirit and desire of a nation, even without any hesitation they does participate in these innumerable mistakes and unfair political acts.
SHAME ON YOU US FOREIGN AFFAIRS!!!
by Vedat Xhymshiti
The eagle takes a beating!
The United States didn’t invent freedom of the press. But like the hot dog, its spiritual home extends “from rocky coast to golden shore,” which is how Republican politician John Ashcroft describes America’s expanse in his ode to the country, “Let the Eagle Soar.”
The former attorney general under President George W. Bush may not have been thinking about media outlets’ constitutional right to inform the public when he wrote the song. The Ashcroft eagle is imposing bird with large, menacing talons. Still, it’s a creature at its most noble when it comes bearing ideals instead of claws.
That noble bird took a beating when the U.S. ambassador to Kosovo, Christopher Dell, filed a complaint last week with the Independent Media Commission. Dell’s grievance, which the commission rejected, stems from the parliamentary session that installed Behgjet Pacolli as president of Kosovo. Dell was in attendance, the TV station Kohavision later broadcast footage of him talking on the phone. Two newspapers, Koha Ditore and Express, also published photographs of text messages captured on Pacolli’s phone that seem to show Dell dispensing advice via the soon-to-be-president’s adviser.
It’s not exactly the stuff of Woodward and Bernstein, the Washington Post reporters who broke the Watergate story in the 1970s. Nor is it good journalism, as it basically amounts to looking over someone’s shoulder. Still, all of this happened in a public settling where the expectation privacy is zero. And there’s also a good case for the public needing to know just how intimately involved the U.S. Embassy is with the nitty-gritty of domestic Kosovo politics.
Dell understandably wasn’t pleased about all this, saying the newspapers and TV station “crossed the line in transmitting private communications.” But it was Dell who crossed the line when he accused these media outlets of breaking the law — likening what was captured in the assembly chambers to illegal wiretapping and asking Kosovo’s media regulatory body to investigate the matter and potentially issue sanctions.
The ambassador could have taken the moral high ground by simply taking his case to the court of public opinion. Instead the top U.S. official in Kosovo comes across as very un-American when it comes to the freedom of the press. And of course, all of this is bound to make Kosovars wary of the grip of the eagle’s talons on their democracy in progress.
story srouce: http://www.kosovotwopointzero.com/en/blog/kosovo/the-eagle-takes-a-beating-02-03-2011