Nebojsa Vilic on Fri, 26 Mar 1999 10:16:21 +0100

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Syndicate: Yugoslavia. Macedonia, etc.... writes:

Hi everyone,

Last night Clinton made a cowardly speech about holocaust in Yugoslavia.
And every time he needed to say Macedonia, he replaced it by saying "in the
surrounding areas."  To add insult to injury, the White House and general
Clark of NATO are the ONLY ones using the acronym Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia (FYROM) to their maps.
(See down bellow the letter I sent to Clark this morning.)

I feel like screaming STOP!
I am sending this to everyone I know.  Please help.
A letter, an  e-mail, a fax ... to any of them...

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414
Fax: (202) 456-2461

You can get all senators info at:

Congress info at:

General Welsey Clark:  Direct Fax in his Office-Brussels:
Java Solana -Fax: 011-32-2- 707-4666

Letter I sent to Clark:

Dear General Clark:

Pursuant to your press conference this morning I would like to express my deep
concern over your perspective on the situation in the Balkans in regard to

It is not only important that you protect NATO forces but to protect Macedonia
who had been drawn into this conflict, not of his own doing but by way of its
inherent historical and geopolitical connection to Kosovo and Yugoslavia.

To say that "if attacked in Macedonia, NATO is capable of defending itself,"
without mentioning the protection of Macedonia, whose grounds are so eagerly
being used for your purposes, is an invitation for more bloodshed.

Furthermore, I would like to ask that you do not refer to Macedonia by its
politically motivated acronym FYROM.  The country's constitutional name is The
Republic of Macedonia.  To call it FYROM is a slap in the face to the
Macedonian people in view of their extended courtesy to NATO, at the risk of
reprisal from Yugoslavia.

It is precisely this type of behavior which inflames, propagates and prolongs
conflicts such as the one you are dealing with presently.

Pavlina Proevska