by Bozhidar Trpkovich
A.Kabard, a representative of New York Adyghe society, Circassian activist, supported by information resources (“Echo of Caucasus”, etc.), financed by Western funds, announced in September 2015 the setting up of a new transnational structure – “Circassian polity,” with headquarters in London.
As was stated, the new structure would focus on the unification of Circassians of various countries and acknowledgement of their ethnic identity on the international arena. This initiative is actively supported by the USA and the European Union, which are interested in setting up of such a puppet organization, which could counterbalance the quite moderate International Circassian association and provoke tension in relations with Moscow.
The theme: “Russia has been oppressing Circassians for centuries” was started to be actively promoted by their overseas and European “friends” almost right after the beginning of the cold war. Nowadays the theme of genocide is cultivated in an intensified way by organizations abroad, which are characterized by quite specific reputations and ties. Besides the Jamestown fund, the following entities are “fighting” for the “independence of the Circassian people”: American Agency STRATFOR, National Fund for Support of Democracy (NED), Circassian Cultural Center in Georgia, the Institute of Eastern Partnership from Israel, “Amnesty International”, Turkish organizations, etc.
Recently we observed the activation of these forces before Sochi Olympics. At that time a number of organizations of the Circassian Diaspora opposed the Sochi Olympics, giving as their reason the necessity to honor the memory of their ancestors, which Russia was going to violate with its construction projects and sport events in the places of ancient cemeteries. Such a position was supported by some Circassian activists in Russia itself.
But they were not a successful. Even during NATO aggression against Serbia, several dozen Circassian families managed to be brought from Kosovo to Russia. They were given the possibility of settling on their historical territory in a newly built Mafehable (“Village of happiness” – Caucasus type of village). A Syrian Circassian delegation visited republics of Russian Northern Caucasus in January 2012. At that time agreements were reached on cooperation with the Circassian side to solve the problems of Syrian Circassians. And it was well timed. Soon families of Circassians started escaping from Syria and other countries, to save their lives from the war and other misfortunes, and Russia warmly welcomed them despite its own difficulties. The refugees were provided with accommodations, were given jobs, and helped with studying languages (Russian, Kabardinian, Adygean, which they had mostly forgotten). In a word, Russia proved its concern about the problems of the Circassian population in unsafe regions not only verbally but practically as well.
“When I lived in Jordan, I did not know anything about things which were happening in Kabardino-Balkaria”, one repatriate shared his experience.
“We were told that there was no freedom and that the life of the people was hard. But when I came there, I saw for myself that we had been told lies. Russia built the Kabardinian theatre. Excuse me, but where else in the world could it happen? In Russia, only! There are Kabardinian, Circassian, Chechen theatres. And there in Jordan almost nobody speaks his native language any longer,” said another. Really, for many returnees it became a discovery that people who lived in Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachaevo-Circassia and Adygea, jointly celebrated Circassia Memory Day, and Victory Day and last year, on September 20, they celebrated for the first time the Day of Adygeas (Circassian). That day was jointly celebrated by Adygeas of various families, people from Karachaevo, Balkaria and Russians. All Circassians, who arrived from Turkey, Jordan and Syria, were saying the same things: “We were all foreigners in those countries. To become one of them, it is necessary to stop being a Circassian and finally assimilate with the local people”.
“It is senseless to try to create Circassia abroad” states Mr.Orfan Barsik, a representative of Kabardino-Balkarian Diaspora in Syria. “One can call ‘Circassia’ even some territory in Africa but it does not mean that it will become his motherland. Motherland is here. It is Russia”. Those people who are behind the subversive processes do not care that much about the fate of the Circassians; they are eager to hurt Russia. And we know who they are – USA and Great Britain.
There is a strange thing that cannot be logically explained: Circassians, who had escaped from the Russian Empire, settled in 50 countries. They have forgotten their language, culture, customs and many of them consider Russia as an oppressor of Circassians. And those Circassians, who remained in Russia are living, developing their culture, having their statehood, and thriving as a nation.
“Yes, we saved our language and raised our culture to unprecedented heights,” confirmed Mr. Mohammad Hafize, the head of “Adygea Hasse”, Circassian public organization. “We achieved success in sports. Our sportsmen became Olympic champions in Munich, Beijing and Australia and their number has already reached the number of our Turkish compatriots. We thank our Mother-Russia for all these achievements. On this issue one should not act contrary to one’s conscience. In Russia nationalities policy, under any system, was at a higher level than in any other country. We have 100 members in the Union of Writers, whereas, about 90% of Circassians in Jordan, Turkey and Syria do not even remember their native languages. And we are sending teachers to them from here.”
The triumph of the Sochi Olympics discredited the propaganda of Russia’s enemies. But they did not let up and started developing other plans. One of them is the setting up of a virtual republic, “Greater Circassia,” which is planned to become real as time goes on.
The essence of the project is as follows: select via Internet several thousand willing persons to become its citizens and let them already receive passports of this virtual state by the year 2016. Some time ago there were plans to print “Circassian passports” in Australia as souvenirs for whoever wanted them. However, experts from Jamestown advised to print not just souvenirs but real documents with fifteen degrees of protection in accordance with the requirements of the European Union. So any Circassian, who voluntarily agrees to carry out commitments as a citizen of the “Greater Circassia” and is ready to transfer annually USD 100-200 as a tax to a specially set up account, can become a citizen of this virtual state. Some amount of money shall be paid also for manufacture of the passport. In return, the Circassians, who are living abroad, are promised that they will be able to elect and be elected to representative bodies of the virtual Circassia.
“Circassian polity”, as an initiator of the project, intends to announce “its claim to statehood and representation before the international community.” Moreover, it has stated that, ”In case of any natural or other alteration of the existing borders of Russia, liquidation of Russian statehood or other reasons which will lead to a change in the status quo, the Circassian people is the only and indisputable possessor of the right to the territory and the status which had been lost because of annexation by the Russian state.”
This quote reveals the real targets, camouflaged by the demands to Moscow to apologize for the actions of the Russian Empire and the USSR. Though, to be honest, the policy of the Russian Empire was quite tolerant, in modern terms. Especially, if compared with the contemporaneous behavior of Great Britain, Germany and France.
A.Kabard and A.Jemirze, the leaders of the Australian Circassian Diaspora set up a website to facilitate the production and distribution of passports to ethnic Circassians in January 2016. It is possible to get it only upon registration on that site and forwarding of personal data to the address of the project founders. The first batch of passports is supposedly ready for handing out and is kept by A.Jemirze.
It is clear that these passports are actually a fraudulent affair that is very similar to selling sections of territory on the Moon or Mars. Besides, stored personal data of future citizens of “Greater Circassia” on an open Internet site can be used for criminal purposes.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees renders consulting assistance to A.Kabard and A.Jemirze. This Office of the High Commissioner supported an application to the management of the EU on behalf of Australian Circassians concerning a special procedure for the absorption of Circassian refugees from Syria. Such a passport system is aimed at differentiating Circassians from Syrian refugees who are arriving in Europe and also helping them to assert their right to be considered as refugees from virtual Circassia. It is worth noting that this quasi state, from the point of view of its founders, shall geographically encompass the territory of almost a dozen countries, including: Turkey, Jordan, Georgia, not to mention Russia. However, A.Kabard and A.Jemirze do not refer to this topic in their speeches, nor do they deal with the question of whether these countries agree with such an approach.
It is planned also in the future to negotiate with the countries which have recognized the “genocide” of the Circassian people, acknowledge the Circassian passport and agree to provide its bearer with civil and economic rights comparable to the rights of natives in those countries. It would give the Circassians the right to enter those territories without visas and legalize their property.
It is obvious, if this project is successful Circassian separatists would not be the only ones to celebrate it. It would also benefit criminal clans with experience in sending terrorists to Europe to commit terrorist attacks. We already saw how that works in November of last year in Paris and in March this year in Brussels. Ultimately, the consequences may become unacceptable because the entire Circassian community will be placed under suspicion for presumed relations and assistance to terrorists. Under that scenario, even legitimate activities of Circassians, at cultural and educational levels, may become quite difficult.
O well, they can try more separatism which is next step if atomization fails.
After that is just sending terrorists from abroad.
Lol, in EU we are arrested if we say there exists a Swedish, German, French, Birith people because it is “hate” and hurts the feelings of immigrants which feels excluded.
But the same governments have no problem supporting the most far-fetched ethnonationalism or nazists in the case of Ukraine as long as it causes trouble for Russia.
The destabilising US,UK contempt for human rights, is one that must be openly identified and openly fought. Presently it morphs into the US/UK rabid appetite for genocidal resolutions to conflicts and to political need to erase all rights, the right, for instance of, dissent.
Well said. Their contempt for human rights is built in their “world-view genetic code” so to speak, their entire history is one of genocidal subjugation & wanton plunder. Identifying it has been the easy part, however.
Obama has arrived in Saudi Arabia. On Wednesday, he had talks with King Salman and his son, crown Prince Muhammad. And on Thursday, also in Riyadh, the US President will hold a general meeting with all six monarchs of the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.
He brought them a proposal that should relieve the irritation from the wealthy Arabs in America and reduce their fears towards Iran.
The NATO summit in Warsaw — the course to the East
Obama, no less, will call for Saudi Arabia and its neighbours to join NATO. Not in the sense, of course, of full membership; Turkey with its current unpredictability is enough. They will focus on the establishment of closer and almost equal (although the Arabs probably will not view it that way) cooperation.
The results of these negotiations, as was the issue of relations with Russia, will be key to the NATO summit, which will take place on the 8th and 9th July — and where do you think! — in Warsaw. That is where the collapse of the socialist bloc in 1991 rested in peace, and a little after the Soviet Union, the arrangement of the Warsaw Pact.
It no longer exists, but NATO exists and is approaching the borders of Russia. Obama had intended to include the Arabs into the transatlantic partnership.”
Very serious game play going on here……..
Just getting ready for the “War of the Worlds” coming for after Hillary Clinton ascends the throne of the empire in 2017. We all know by now a war to the death is coming. And NATO wants to get all their allies in line for it. Hopefully Russia and China know their lives are on the line. And will also be prepared.The coming war will be as decisive for World history as WWII was. Only one will live through it. And whoever wins,we will either have a chance for freedom. Or be condemned to slavery for many future generations.That of course assumes,the World even survives the coming war.
“War of the Worlds” coming” – you scaremonger. If that were to happen there would be no clean air and they all need clean air. China’s a big place but rotten to the core at the top. If you were right why would you want them to know their lives were on the line anymore than some other rotten apples?
Sorry, our leaders do not need air; psychopaths only need victory and power.
Tomorrow is irrelevant to them, as irrelevant as the future is to the man who, on Friday night, cashes his family’s paycheck at the casino.
“For example, some psychopaths earned reputations for being fearless fighter pilots during World War II, staying on their targets like terriers on an ankle. Yet, these pilots often failed to keep track of such unexciting details as fuel supply, altitude, location, and the position of other planes. Sometimes they became heroes, but more often, they were killed or became known as opportunists, loners, or hotshots who couldn’t be relied on – except to take care of themselves“
Even the corruption charges in FIFA have a Circassian angle. The American preferred candidate, prince Ali of Jordan, is some sort of champion of the Circassian cause, and is of Circassian descent. This would have fitted well with the World Cup in Moscow 2018.
For the Saker,
Israeli assassins were operating in Iran killing scientists awhile back…if it is admitted on Debka file you must be aware that it is on there for a reason the least of which is disinformation of some sort and perhaps downright lying for another but with enough “fact” is insure believability. Distill it to get the grain of salt. Like the US, they have a good cop (Kerry) and bad cop ( Biden) game in their case their President and the Mossad
your link to debka doesn’t work.
Do you have another one?
It works in the US.
I believe that there were about one thousand Circassians in Kosovo. Other minorities were Gorani, Gypsies, Ashkaelia, Turks, Croats, Serbs, and Jews.
Minorities did not depart because they feared NATO bombs or did not appreciate President Clinton’s humanitarian yearnings, but because they were subjected to campaigns of threats, beatings, and murder by NATO proxies in the UCK.
So I doubt that too many former Kosovo Circassians will be interested in joining the Australian project.
On another subject, I would recommend a story about RT, available at http://www.someonesbones.com
There is no such ethnic group in Kosovo as “Gorani”, they are Macedonians who took on the Muslim religion during Ottoman empire, however, to this day identify themselves as Macedonians, speak Macedonian language and practice Macedonian historic customs, even including celebrating of Orthodox Christian Saint name-days etc. This can be confirmed by their leader, Ismael Boda ( not sure if last name is spelt correct ). It would be good if at least Serbs were able to overcome Yugoslav era typecasting and accept Macedonians for what they are, ie; their right to identity as they themsleves see it. Cannot expect that from Albanians Bulgars etc. they are still somewhere circa 19th C. on such matters.
It would be good if the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia could get over its Former Yugoslav era typecasting & recognize the rights of its Serbian minority in the north. Shouldn’t be too hard considering that half the country has been handed over the Albanian population.
Vor, you can leave your petty swipe at the door, and if you’re worth your salt, that is – if you frequent this site and others like it, you will know that Macedonians had no part in “handing over half of their country to the Albanians” as you sneeringly put it! But of course, I’m sure you’ll concede that Kosovo was taken from Serbia unjustly, am I right? That is, Serbs had no part in “handing over Kosovo to the Albanians?”
And what’s with the Former Yugoslav Republic insult – the Macedonian people were not asked if they wanted a “temporary name”, which is in fact for use within the UN alone. One would expect Serbs, of all people to understand victims of Euro-Atlantic subversion, but, unfortunately, in your case, you appear to be afflicted with the same illness as our wonderful Orthodox brothers, the Greeks; they laud so called Western democracy when its a tool in their hands to attack their perceived enemies, yet when they are on the wrong end of the stick, they cry foul.
And whats your problem with the Gorani? They are tried and true Macedonians by their own account – or dont you like the fact that they have a right to self identification? Its a little rich to complain and insult Macedonia where everyone including Serbs, has a right to be what they are, when you cannot even be descent and must condescend to petty insults.
Your problem is within you Vor, good luck with that!
Well, well, someone has a fire lit under their backside aye? Personally, & it;s a personal opinion, I don’t speak for all Serbs, I do not believe the Macedonian nationality/ethnicity even exists. If you want to debate it, then I’m happy to. How you identify yourself is your business, you could identify as a banana, & maybe you do, a Macedonian first, maybe a banana second, that’s your business brother. Doesn’t mean you are a banana though, although, who knows? As for the Gorani, I don’t really care how they identify themselves, you say they identify as Macedonians, funny that, I heard that they identify as Serbs. Maybe you’re right though. See my friend, I’m not hung up on having to be right, but as for me being worth my salt as you put it, well – only people who are not worth they’re salt use that kind of discourse over the internet when they know they will never see the person face to face who they are having a dialogue with. If we met face to face, I guarantee you wouldn’t use that tone. As for Serbs having all their rights in FYROM, they don’t, & that is a fact, they are severely oppressed, the Macedonian state does not even wish recognize their existence. And, since you are on fire, tell me about Episkop Jovan, what about him? Explain his case for me & why he was locked up all that time?
Vor – you sure do say a whole lot of nothing with a whole lot of words.
First of all, my identity has nothing to do with you! I didn’t ask you for criteria to help me define it. Indeed, you know nothing about me and having read my response to your absurd claim about Gorani followed by an insult to all Macedonians, you respond once again “from the hip” and reveal yourself to be a fool who cares little about raising his level of discourse so that a decent exchange can occur.
You proceed with a slew of further insults, revealing an individual steeped in stereotypes that someone or other has installed within you and you personally, cannot overcome, or rather have made no effort to overcome! Do you think that I would seriously consider a discussion re: whether – in your mind, Macedonians exist or not? You even dare to threaten me physically, when you aver – that were I not “hiding behind the internet…” you would do what exactly?
Way to go, Vor. You really are agreat example of how one should not go about promotiing the Serbian cause. Because from what I can understand, in your childish way, thats what you are trying to do. Perhaps you should try and look at the good things that your Serbian identity has given you, rather than at those things which you, as a Serbian nationalist are challenging myself, and all Macedonians, as – in your twisted mind – having taken from you?
( You should end this argument between you two. If it continues in this manner we will have to stop it ourselves. M.O.D. )
We’re in trouble now Dmitar, we’re about to be thrown out of the bar. I’ll try & keep things civilised & respectful then. Look here my friend, I have no issue with you or your point of view, but when you say that Gorani peoples from Kosovo-Metohija are Macedonian, well, you have to know that you’ve incited a debate on identity politics & we all know how that goes. But I’d ask you, respectfully, for detail as to how Goranci are qualified as Macedonian – I’m not being sarcastic, I would genuinely wish to know what the argument is so I can take it into consideration. Maybe you are correct. My own understanding & view of ethnic & national identity tells me something else, but I’d like to hear from you, how do Goranci qualify as Macedonian, on what basis?
From an interview in Macedonian media – unfortunately, I don’t have a link, it was some time time ago, though not that long. Ishmael Boda who represents the Gorani, spoke of the problems they are confronted with in terms of being allowed to identify themselves as Macedonians in the context of Kosovo. They are, by their own account Macedonians who took on Islam, largely in expectation of nominal protection from the Ottoman authorities from Albanians.
However, he explained that there has always been resistance to them as Macedonians. Their historic, cultural identity acc. to him has always been Macedonian. In western Macedonia, in the Galichica region, there are Macedonian communities known as “Torbeshi”, they are Macedonian muslims who changed their faith in order, once again to extract protection from the Ottomans from Muslim mauraders, mainly Albanians. It was a pragmatic move with survival in mind. They learnt the Albanian language over the centuries as they have always been in proximity to Albanians. Albanians have always tried to pass them off as Albanians.
I suspect the “Torbezh” and the Gorani are the same people. These names stuck with them as the “Torbezh” was considered “izdajnik”, betrayal of Macedonia for a “Bag of goods” – torba, ie; that which he received from the Ottomans in return for a change of faith, while Gorani I believe received their nick due to their location, Gora. Although they practice Islam, they still retain many Christian customs and, by Boda’s account, are loyal Macedonians.
Ishmael Boda is a member of the World Macedonian Congress, whose president is Todor Petrov. At the time his presence in the media was to dispell Albanian claims that the Macedonian Muslims from Galichica were Albanians. He also explained that Serbs contended that the Gorani were Serbs, Bulgars that they were Bulgars, but they themselves consider themsleves, Macedonians.
Try this link; http://www.muslimpopulation.com/Europe/MACEDONIA/Macedonian Muslims.php
Quote; “The Macedonian Muslim population of Albania and Kosovo can be primarily found along the Macedonian border. A large proportion of the Gorani population identify as Macedonians…”
Thanks for the info, what is their situation in Macedonia? Do they preserve a distinct identity or do they just categorize themselves as Macedonian muslims? Have there been any attempts to classify them as ‘Bosniak’?
The article descibes it fairly well, as far as I know. Last year, the Macedonian Orthodox Church agreed to allow Albanian Orthodox believers to have services in the Albanian language in Macedonia. This, in my opinion, was a mistake and sure enough, Albanian Muslims began to request further “rights” on behalf of their “Orthodox brothers” such as the right of the Albanian Orthodox Church to set up their own institutions in the country. This was denied them by MPC.
In the aforementioned article, you may remember there was a “Sinadinovski” character who entered the fray, proclaiming himself as an Albanian, lol, and falsely trying to represent the Macedonian Muslims concentrated along the border with Albania as Albanians. This is when the Macedonian Muslims themselves spoke up, explaining that they’re under constant pressure from Albanians to declare themselves as Albanians and confirmed that in fact, there are very few Albanian Orthodox in Macedonia. On a humorous note, the sister of Sinadinovski chipped in and said that her brother is an unscrupulous sort and sold himself out to the Albanian propaganda.
Otherwise, there have been efforts to define the Macedonian Muslims as a separate ethnic group spearheaded by Fiat Canovski, a rich businessman, and ex-politician who is an enemy of Gruevski, and have them enter the Macedonian Constitution as such, the same as the Albanians have with the
disastrous Ohrid Accord. With the aim of course, of weakening the ethnic Macedonian majority. The Gruevski government has been making overtures to the Macedonian Muslims, helping them economically to which they’ve responded positively.
By their own admission, they consider themselves Macedonians and simply want to be left alone to pursue their traditions without interference from anyone. I wouldn’t know if there have been efforts to pass them off as Bosniaks. Some identify as Turks as the article stated etc. In any case, they’re free to idenitify as they wish. Serious efforts had not been made till recently to bring them back into the ethnic Macedonian fold. In Pelagonia, the region around Bitola and Prilep where my family is from, there are a number of Bosniak villages.
Lol, USA, UK,Israel and Turkey is quite some quartet to promote minority rights for other countries. How about a seminole-irish HQ in Russia..
The best way to defeat the American Fourth Reich–or its allied crime partners–is to give them a taste of their own medicine by supporting oppressed nations within their own borders.
In America, you have long-running movements for Hawaiian independence, Alaskan independence, Lakotah independence, as well as the return of Aztlan back to Mexcio, which was stolen by the USA during the Mexican-US War.
America is the true prison house of nations–all of which deserve to be set free from the malignant entity known as the United States of America
The Anglo colonial settler states–of which the USA is the leader–are predatory from top to bottom and forfeited any right to continue to exist as entities, long ago.
“Democracy and freedom” are merely the mask that they use to rationalize their existence and defining nature.
A masterful Move as Moscow Hosts Conference in Self-Determination
Not to be cynical, or anything, but let’s not get too romantic about this concept of separatism. It strikes me as mostly Russian sense of humor than anything else.
I suspect it is mostly agitation for table scraps from Uncle Sam on the part of the “activists” and….as bad as Uncle Sam has behaved in the past toward these groups you mention, if there a middle class rising instead of declining, I am fairly certain that most separation activists would fold up their banners and try to join it…….and that outcome, while far from assured, is what they’d like the most, and also what would be the best overall for the world as well (mirroring the situation with such separatists in Russia and other nations large and small….) as reservation-sized “independent nations” would be so in name only, lacking real viability, on the ground, in fact.
The problem is that the present US rulership is not so slowly degrading life and economy and freedom for all but its upper 1% and not just separation minded minorities are in a squeeze, but also the majority of US citizens. Turning that around is a tall order, but not as tall an order as making a micro-pseudo nation to actually function with any real sovereignty, IMHO.
Otherwise I don’t mind the concept of “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”, but the value in that ismostly as propaganda and politics, more than realistic policy per se, also IMHO.
Once the USA has been used up on behalf of the AZ Empire, and ruined, there are those who would want the dumb giant broken up, and those plans have been in the works for decades. But those planners are not Russian, they are British.
The Hawaiian independence movement is gaining strength, despite the political spin of many Americans desperate to deny its popularity.
This movement includes native Hawaiians of different classes, including the middle class, whom apparently the Americans cannot pacify or coopt with a few “table scraps.”
As for the return of Aztlan back to Mexico, time is not on America’s side. Mexicans increasingly dominate the demographics of states like Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and the southern part of California. In some areas, Spanish–not English–is the dominant language.
These portentous demographic shifts send the White settlers/Gringos of these regions gnawing the rug in impotent fits of rage–something that nationalist demagogues like Donald Trump pander to when he talks about building a wall to keep Mexicans out.
Separatist Dreamer (look for a handle, please, if you don’t like the one I offer, kindly choose another….) I am fluent in Spanish from 5 years in Ecuador as a 9-13 yr old child and have organized Mexican-Americans in Southern California for a decade and I would like to point out that our neighbors to the south are ANYTHING but united, except on one thing: receiving more respect, rights and opportunities HERE.
At a Rally in San Ysidro, in 1999 interspersed with regular morale building chants of:
El Pueblo unido
Jamas sera vencido!!
I made the point that the solution to the problems of Mexicans that had crossed the border and that wanted to cross the border was to DEVELOP Mexico. This obvious notion was greeted with either blank stares (Reading their minds: “And overcome OUR oligarchy there? Forget it! I’ll take my chances fighting for crumbs here. There are a LOT more crumbs here!) or indignation at the idea they might want to shed an identity of victimology and take real responsibility for leadership here or there.
Most who have been here 5 years or longer already regard themselves as better or luckier than those that can’t yet cross the border, or just did recently and neither as individuals or as seriously committed groups of individuals do they have any serious intentions of getting back into the clutches of the Mexican Oligarchy.
I’ll give them one thing: They have a great sense of humor: A popular Mexican comic on the radio in Northern Mexico and Southern California is “La India Maria”, who once declared on the radio in astonishment, on a visit to San Diego:
“Ay, Dios Mio! Que listos han sidos los gringos! Mira como agarraron todo el territorio con carreteras buenas!”
Translated: “Oh, my God! Look how shrewd the Gringos have been! They grabbed all the territory with good roads!”
Are you also fluent in native Hawaiian and can pontificate on how the Hawaiian activists want nothing more than to grovel for some “table scraps” from America?
I would like to see what kind of reaction that you get if you were to say this to their faces. It might not be too pleasant for you.
And those Mexican immigrants who are so enamoured of the USA might face a reality check soon. If elected, Donald Trump is going to crack down on them—HARD. And even if Trump is not elected, anti-Mexican sentiment in the USA will not abate, as Trump has already let the genie out of the bottle. There will be great pressure on whomever is in the White House to deal with the immigration problem from down South–one way or another.
It will not be pretty.
This reminds of the way they founded the state of Israel at the beginning of the 20th century.
Luke Harding’s friend and fellow propagandist Oliver Bullough has been stirring the Circassian pot for a while now.