BELGRADE – If the United States, after the terrorist attacks in Kumanovo, continue with the policy of unconditional support for the Albanians and if the EU continues to tacitly pass over the revival of the “Greater Albania” project, it could lead to the formation of the Orthodox Alliance of Serbia, Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria, perhaps even the third Balkan War, writes Serbian daily “Kurir”, quoting “Informer”.
According to the daily, this is the conclusion of the latest CIA report on the situation in the region, which also warns the administration in Washington that further strong support for Albanians would push Orthodox countries into the arms of Russia. CIA analysts therefore propose to US authorities a more balanced approach to the Balkans.
Intelligence officers in their report warn that it is quite possible for Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria and Macedonia to form Orthodox Union.
“American analysts write that the Balkan states, whose territories are affected by the project “Greater Albania”, will not sit idly and quietly watch how Albanians steal their territory. Moreover, they are convinced that in the case of an emergency, Serbs, Greeks, Bulgarians and Macedonians will join forces in the fight against Albanians. In that case the Balkans would become a region like the Middle East, and it is in no one’s interest, not even US,” says a well-informed diplomatic source.
No one in the Government wanted to comment on these findings. On the other hand, experts estimate that the scenario of Orthodox alliance is possible, but that it would be a major thorn in the eye of the West. Analyst Djordje Vukadinovic says that the association is a logical reaction to the attempt of creation of a “Greater Albania”.
“If the alliance happens, I do not believe that the United States would watch it calmly because it is clear that Albanians are their favorites. Serbia had a similar alliance before World War I, when it clashed with Turkey,” recalls Vukadinovic.
Cedomir Antic, from the Progressive Club, points out that the idea of merging the Balkans exists more than a decade.
“Even if the idea would indeed be initiated, the US would have prevented it from the start. However, such an alliance should exist because it would survive even if the EU fails. I am surprised that President Nikolic has not initiated it when he was invited to the celebration of the battle of Kumanovo,” said Antic.