Big Smoke

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Albania

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Nathan Thrall is grasping at straws. For starters, Albania is a Muslim country like China is a Christian country.

For seconds, if they happen to like us not because they’re necessarily paragons of democracy but because those we bombed happened to be their enemies, then what do we gain as a country from their friendship?

Bush liked to go there because it was a rather innocuous, isolated country that was practically the only one whose populace wasn’t actively protesting his presence. If North Korea treated Bush that way, he’d have gone on state visits to North Korea more often.

It seems the article has very little to do with promoting world peace efforts or democracy and more to do with alliances of convenience, a smarmy CIA-like cynicism towards foreign affairs that should send chills down the spines of those who wish a more stable world to live in.

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