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"Targets" of Professor Tarifa's study-study!

"Targets" of Professor Tarifa's study-study!

-Reflections on the article "National Union of Albanians in the EU or in a post-EU Europe", published in DITA on 25, 26, 27 February 2021-

The reason for this writing of our well-known professor and diplomat, was the interview of the president of VV, Albin Kurti, given to the journalists of "Euronews", right after the victory of the political elections of February 14 in Kosovo. To the question, if he still has in the program "the union of Kosovo with Albania", Kurti answered briefly with these words: "If a referendum is organized on this issue, I will vote without hesitation"! A normal answer for every Albanian, regardless of political or social status. Immediately after that, the criticism started in Tirana. The first to start criticizing were the two spies of the SP, its General Secretary, Taulant Balla, and the socialist Minister of Diaspora, Pandeli Majko. But this was not a novelty, so their criticism would soon be overshadowed by the "tamtamet" of the election campaign, which for them also prevails over the fundamental issues of the nation. But the engagement with a long article on this issue by Professor Fatos Tarifa, an article that was published in three consecutive issues of "DITA", can not pass without being felt, not only by professionals in the field, but also by ordinary readers , because the national issue is very sensitive and belongs to everyone. Being in the position of a citizen and an ordinary reader, I do not intend or have the opportunity to analyze in detail the article of Professor Tarifa, but I will reply to some points, which seem to me inaccurate, and even as "legs" for the issue that is discussed. From the very beginning of the article, the professor concludes that the card of the national unity of the Albanians is an "illusion and an almost impossible cause for today, and probably for a long time"! There is a contradiction in this deduction: If national unity is an illusion, then it cannot be a cause. But we citizens know that the issue of National Unity has been and is a permanent cause, a centuries-old aspiration of all Albanians. This cause is also listed in the "Preamble" of our Constitution, drafted by the Socialists and approved by popular referendum. And as long as it is sanctioned there, no one has the right to call it an illusion.

"Kurti's statements, like Rama's previous statements that" If the alternative of uniting the two countries within the EU fails, then Kosovo and Albania will unite in the classical way, "says the professor, caused concern and a harsh reaction in Brussels. and especially in Belgrade and Athens. This, of course, is not unexpected. For almost two centuries, Europe has been worried and worried that Albania will never become a state of all Albanians in their lands. Belgrade and Athens are all the more worried, nervous and aggressive. But we do not have to worry about their nerves. We are worried about our work, still unfulfilled.

Professor Tarifa clearly states that the fragmentation of Albanian lands had "neither a historical justification, nor a geographical justification, nor an ethnic justification" and quotes the expression of Marcus Tenner, that Albanians are there (fragmented in some countries), " as an eternal legacy of the post-dinner negotiations of diplomats from distant lands, who met in London, most of whom were not even late for the decision they made ”! Only for this genocidal fact of the European officials of the time, we Albanians must attack the gates of Brussels, where we forcefully ask the European chancelleries, not only to "confess" properly, but also to cancel that unjust and fatal division for Albanians. And not to worry about the nervousness of Brussels, caused by our declarations of union. Elaborating the events for our country, between the two world wars, Professor Tarifa, mentions the name "Greater Albania", without explaining to today's generation of our country, the "origin" of this name, which is the "work" of neighbors Balkan. No Albanian and no institution of ours has ever claimed "Greater Albania", but "Albania in its natural borders". The term "Greater Albania" was used by the Nazi fascists when they invaded us, and the neighboring chauvinists played and still play. And this "game", unfortunately, we give energy to ourselves, with unthinkable names and quotes. Somewhere below, the professor says that the behavior of European diplomacy, fragmenting our lands, "could not help but provoke Albanian nationalism." This is a big untruth. Albanians have never and in no case been nationalists, but patriots and patriots of their country. On the contrary, our neighbors in the Balkans have been and are incorrigible nationalists and chauvinists.

            "We, - says the professor, - in the time between the two world wars, we failed to realize the National Union, because we lacked the leaders who would lead this union." Not only the lack of leaders, but also other factors, hindered this union. We all know that, from the death of Skanderbeg in 1468 until today, in 553 years of space, only in 89 years Albanians had a state, including 30 years of "stateless state" of the time of "democracy". Why did this happen? It happened because the predatory and genocidal states of the Balkans, supported by the European Chancelleries, did not want a strong Albanian state on the edge of the Adriatic, where the strategic East-West and vice versa strategic roads crossed. This challenge of the countries of the region and the continent, intertwined with their mercenaries within us, has been the main reason for the absence of the Albanian state in this long time interval and consequently the impossibility of uniting its ethnic lands. What surprises me, the ordinary citizen, are also some thick inaccuracies of the professor, reflected in his writing-study, inaccuracies related to the time after the Second World War until today. According to the professor, the communist government of our country, unlike Tito's Yugoslavia, pursued an isolationist policy, which brought a lot of damage. This begs the question: With whom should Albania be opened after the Anti-Fascist National Liberation War ?! With Italy, whose fascism had not yet been shaved ?! With Greece, which in 1945 massacred and forcibly expelled the Albanians of Chameria, and on the other hand claimed to take "Vorio Epirus" ?! Or with Yugoslavia, which in four years of obligatory relations, almost swallowed us up within its republics ?! The author further, praising the "opening" of Yugoslavia by Tito, says: "Under Tito, Yugoslavia became the first example in the history of a Marxist society"! The professor forgets that this "Marxist society" built by Tito ended with the disintegration of Yugoslavia and armed conflicts between parts of this "ideal" society of specific socialism. You are even more surprised and surprised when the professor writes that: “Of course, both in Albania and in Kosovo there are individuals and political forces who would like to see a united Albania, and who seek its unification, or that of Albania. natural ”! This error shows that the author in question does not know the patriotic spirit of the Albanian people, beyond the artificial border. It may be right for politicians, turned into mercenaries of foreigners and intellectuals of the "ivory towers", but as far as ordinary and true Albanians are concerned, the professor's conclusion is completely nullified. The comparison between the "Union of the two Germanys" and the possible unification of the Albanians, which Albin Kurti or someone else brings as an example, Professor Tarifa calls "an absurd analogy". The German Empire, says the author, "was created as a unified state by the union of 26 German states in January 1871". In reality, those 26 states were not called "German", but "Germanic" and were similar to the principalities, or "4 vilayets", where the Turkish Empire had "stabilized" the Albanians. Then, overcoming the union of the two Germans of the 90s, of the last century, the question arises: If in 1871, 26 German principalities (lands) united and created Germany, why 7 years later and exactly in 1878, the four Vilayets with Albanians (Prishtina, Bitola, Ioannina and Shkodra) were not allowed to unite and create Albania? This did not happen then, it is not happening even today after 150 years, because the EU, in its chancelleries still has the "mustache" of Bismarck of 1800!

In the subtitle "The great unknown" of the article in question, the author asks the question: "What happens to Albanians living divided in five Balkan countries, if the European Project fails"? I am answering his dilemma like this: The end of the EU is secure, as it has been for any empire. But this end will be faster, because in modern times, things evolve much faster than in antiquity, or in the Middle Ages. So, with the fall of the EU "Shack", its guests will run to wash as much "inert" from the collapsed hut, to build their hut. Albanians, if they have entered the EU each with their own "car", that is, ununited and disorganized, will remain in the tail of this "wash" and will be scattered again in the old Balkan camps, unable to find friends. the husband of their Albanian race. The surest way, not to be scattered like ravens, is the realism of national unity, before we enter the "Great Hut" of the EU. But this, apparently, can not be realized, because our pilaf heroes (this includes disoriented politicians, rulers and intellectuals), are castrated heroes up and down, as is the time we are living. Then how is it done? Plan "B" remains: Before joining the EU, to achieve integration among themselves. Our nation has lived for centuries divided in many countries and although it has fanatically preserved the language, traditions and settlements in the native lands, in many areas of life it has created differences. These differences must be eliminated, so that when we enter the "Great Hall" of the EU, we get to know each other and stand side by side, so as not to get lost in the bright but terrible globalism. We know the history of our League of Prizren of 1878. It failed to strengthen and the "sick of the Bosphorus" sold us for five aspra. In order for this not to happen, why not make the "Second League of Prizren" from now on, so that the "Bosphorus-European disease" does not take us by surprise!

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"It is time to reflect and plan our future as a nation in the EU, or in a post-EU Europe," wrote Professor Fatos Tarifa in the last part of the article. And here, I think he is absolutely right. The planning and projection of the future should focus on the integration between Albanians, especially between the two states of today, with the same names, but separated by artificial borders, Albanian-Albanian. As for the other comments on illusions, difficulties, names, impossibilities and excuses, I think they are nothing but trampling on our great cause of "National Unity".

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