13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010
Μιλτιάδης Ηλία Μπόλαρης
There is Historic Macedonia, in Greece and there is pseudo-Makedonija in former Yugoslavija, FYROM.
There are News outlets where you can get the daily news and then there is MakNews where make-believe "ethnic" Makedonci get their daily dose of fake news.
Case in point: The Macedonian flying shoe!
A man attempts to throw a show against the P.M of Greece as he was entering the fair grounds of the International Fair in Thessaloniki.
A man threw a shoe at Papandreou
Moderators: Risto Stefov, Bushav, TrueMacedonian, Nikolce
Here is the first MAKNEWS posting:
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2010
"60-years-old man throw a shoe at the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou."
Good enough: Plain facts, backed up by documentation!
Now we have the second posting, but this one comes laden with an opinion:
PostPosted: 11 Sep 2010 20:35
"He is from Florina, so he might have repressed anger to the foreigner.
Ah, yes, the man is from Macedonia, Greece, therefore, he is not a Greek Macedonian, but a so-called "ethnic" or Slavic-Macedonian, a "Makedonski", who desires nothing else but to throw off the "foreigner" Greeks out of Macedonia and join the Former Yugoslav republic of "Makedonija". So, then, here you have it, the oppressed Skopjans of Greece are coming out of the woods to fight the hated "foreign" oppressor; and what a better way to start a Skopjan revolution against Greece and join FYROM-Skopje than to gather a collection of old shoes, keep them in the back of your car, and (after calling on the BBC ahead of time to be there and tape the whole event) hurl one of the shoes against the Greek Prime Minister!
Now, here is the third MAKNEWS genius spreading his gray brain paste on MAKNEWS:
PostPosted: 12 Sep 2010 04:41
"wow, I would never have thought that I would see the day when a Macedonian from Lerin throws a shoe at the Greek Prime Minister!"
"Having fallen into the hands of the personal security of the Prime Minister, he shouted: "Down with the junta" and "Traitors".
"Before the police he justified his actions by claiming that Papandreou has sold off Macedonia."
"According to Greek media he is from the town of Florina and is the father of a teacher who has not been appointed."
So, now we have some real MAKNEWS information: The man, we are told is from Lerin, which is the Bulgarian name of a Greek city in NW Macedonia, Greece.
What else do we learn? That the man shouted: "Down with the junta" and "Traitors"!
Traitors, yes, but traitors against whom? We wonder...Why someone that is a supporter of FYROM in Greek Macedonia (indeed there is thousands of them...in the 2005 Europarliament elections they were about 1500 of them that voted for the "ethnic Makedonci" party the Rainbow/Zhino Vito/Ouranio Toxo party, throughout Macedonia, Greece. Yes, indeed, almost 1500 votes in a population of 2,500,000 (yes, 2.5 million) Greek Macedonians! So, then the question remains, why would this Slavo-Macedonian activist call the PM a traitor? For betraying the Slavo-Macedonians of Greece? Obviously not...the Greeks are the "foreigners", in Historic Greek Macedonia, after all, as the second MAKNEWS FORUM contributor assured us.
It must be something else:
"Before the police he justified his actions by claiming that Papandreou has sold off Macedonia."
Ok...so "he sold off Macedonia"...and to whom did he sell off Macedonia? We are not told. After all, Risto Stefov is one of the moderators of MAKNEWS. We do not expect anything intelligent or informative to come out of this "News" black hole.
Before the police he justified his actions by claiming that Papandreou has sold off Macedonia.
We now go back and open the video the first contributor intended for us to see:
The man speaks in English, so a translation from Greek is not necessary. Having called on the BBC and having practiced shoe throwing in front of the BBC cameras, this was a well-rehearsed political stunt intended for the international not the local media. Once arrested he is calling for "Justice", saying that (after attacking the country's Prime Minister) his arrest is "illegal", etc.
At the second part of the video, after his release from the police, he speaks calmly in front of the camera, and after throwing another shoe in the air (ostensibly at the government), he is speaking out against the FINANCIAL POLICIES of the government that PUSHED THE COUNTRY into the hands of the IMF, for BEING UNFAIR TO THE PEOPLE. He accuses it for being JUST A GOVERNMENT FOR THE BANKERS FOR THE LOAN SHARKS and, most importantly, for being A THREAT TO OUR NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY!
In other words, the enraged "Makedonski" from "Lerin" throwing a shoe against the Prime Minister of the Greek "foreigners", ends up sounding more like someone who is fighting against social injustice, international capitalism and an avid supporter of Greek national sovereignty!
I have never heard of Stergios Prapavesis, and I have never seen him before. But looking at the video, I noticed the man who accompanied Mr. Prapavesis to the place where he threw the shoe to the P.M. I definitely knew this man. He is Stavros Vitalis, a Macedonian activist, indeed, from Yianitsa. Allbeit not the type of "Macedonian" the MAKNEWS are dreaming off...He in fact belongs to the Ethniko Patriotiko Metopo / National patriotic Front, a tiny party without any representation in the parliament, whose main issue and crying rally is Macedonia!...again, NOT Skopje pseudomakedonija, but the Historic Macedonia of Greece!
I had indeed heard of Mr. Vitalis and I had seen his face a couple years ago, when the Serbian / Slavomacedonian Vasko Gligorijevic / Gligorov had been arrested but the Gruevski regime and was imprisoned into a clinic in Skopje.
Here is Mr. Vitalis, in Skopje (Slavo-Makedonski) News, as the leader of the group of Greek activists that descended upon Skopje trying to gain the release of Vasko Gligorijevic. He is the stocky man with the balding head, arguing in front of the cameras with the director of the Skopje clinic:
Here is right about the same time, on greek TV:
Now, here is Stavros Vitalis accompanying Stergios Prapavesis, at the Thessaloniki fairgrounds, two days ago:
A quick search on the internet brings us to the website of the Ethniko Patriotiko Metopo / National patriotic Front:
And guess who is the Thessaloniki party organizer-representative...none other than the flying-shoe man himself:
Θεσσαλονίκη: Στέργιος Πραπαβέσης
Thessalonike: Stergios Prapavesis
We go back to the web address given above:
A man threw a shoe at Papandreou, but missed
11 September 2010 / 04:09:03 GRReporter
Here is what we read:
60-years-old man throw a shoe at the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. The incident happened on Saturday afternoon in Thessaloniki, where Papandreou opens the 75th International Fair. When the Prime Minister left the Fair Grounds, two unknown men him approached, one of whom threw a shoe at him, but he missed. So Papandreou became the third head of state since George Bush Jr. and Tony Blair attacked in the original way.
Police immediately arrested the "joker", who is currently testifying to the law enforcement agencies in the General Directorate of the Police in Thessaloniki. According to Greek media he is from the town of Florina and is the father of a teacher who has not been appointed. Having fallen into the hands of the personal security of the Prime Minister, he shouted: "Down with the junta" and "Traitors". Before the police he justified his actions by claiming that Papandreou has sold off Macedonia. The Prime Minister himself remained calm during the incident....etc
So now we know who the two men were. Stavros Vitalis and Stergios Prapavesis. We know their political affiliation: patriotic-nationalist, and belonging to the Ethniko Patriotiko Metopo / National patriotic Front. Finally, we also know what was their reason for making this political stunt: Because the "Traitors" of the Government in Athens and indeed "Papandreou has sold off Macedonia"! How, we wonder, "Papandreou has sold off Macedonia"? Obviously because the Papandreou administration is having talks with Gruevski about recognising Skopje under a name that will be something like North or Gorna or Vardarska Makedonija! So, here it is in a nutshell:
Two Macedonian activists attacked Papandreou for he "...has sold off Macedonia" to the Skopjans!
In the August 2, 2010 article of the Ethniko Patriotiko Metopo's website we read a relevant article:
"Κραυγή αγωνίας και οργής από τις Παμμακεδονικές Ενώσεις της Υφηλίου".
(A Cry of agony and wrath by the Pammacedonian Associations worldwide.)
The article contains a letter sent by the then President of the Committee of World Pan-Macedonian Associations, Nina Gatzoulis, to Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Greece, George Papandreou, in which the Greek Macedonians were expressing their outrage at rumours that Athens might accept a very compromising solution to the name dispute that is far from the original Greek positions, and very close to the ones of VMRO-DPMNE, N.Gruevski and the Skopjans.
In other words, the Macedonians in Greece and world wide are in uproar.
Risto Stefov and the MAKNEWS bozos are Jubilant: The "Macedonian" revolt they have been dreaming about in Greece ("wow, I would never have thought that I would see the day when a Macedonian from Lerin throws a shoe at the Greek Prime Minister!") has already started: LONG LIVE the Macedonian activists!!! Two Macedonian activists, from Florina-Thessaloniki and Yianitsa, rose up and (in a theatrical way) threw their shoes against Athens for what they perceived as policies of appeasement to Gruevski, "for selling off Macedonia" to the Skopjans!
Well, this is what Risto Pseudomakedonski & co. wanted all along...a revolt of the Macedonians of Greece...right?
"Don't ask too much for what you wish!"...say the Irish.
"You might GET IT!"
Now, how does someone translate this in Bugarski?