The Prime Minister Sali Berisha dedicated a long time of his government
meeting to the latest developments in Libya, giving at the same time an
answer to the editorial that Edi Rama wrote for criticizing Berisha’s
rushed greeting for the fall of Gaddafi’s regime.
After praising the efforts of the Libyan people for giving an end to Gaddafi’s regime, Berisha expressed Albania’s readiness for getting involved in the humanitarian operations.
“The Albanian government is ready to participate in all other humanitarian and peaceful operations for helping this country. The Defence and Health ministries must take all necessary measures for preparing emergency teams, even field hospitals, with all necessary equipments to help this country that experienced a long month of war and massacres, but that triumphed”, the Prime Minister declared.
Considering the fall of Tripoli as historic for the Libyan people, Berisha answered to Rama’s concerns, as he called the letter that the opposition leader published today in some newspapers.
“I would suggest the rival and publicist Rama to read the book of Arshi Pipa, ‘Albanian Stalinism’. For my answer I will use the last two sentences with which the book is closed and I cannot quote here”, Berisha declared.
The government meeting has continued with the discussion of some decisions on oil trade.
But what did Rama write in his article?
Rama: Berisha, similar to Gadfafi
The Socialist leader, Edi Rama reacted about the latest developments in Libya and about Berisha’s comments on Tripoli’s recent events.
Rama said that despite the pleasure of seeing the fall of another oriental fascism in the Arab world, he didn’t see any European Prime Minister greeting the fall of Gaddafi in a special press conference.
“I saw the US President and the General Secretary of NATO, but neither of them did express the joy of a victory still not completely achieved, while Berisha rushed to speak to the Albanians as he was the leader of the entire world coalition against Gaddafi, his old friend, behaving as he had in front of him the cameras of the entire planet”, the Socialist leader writes.
“There’s nothing to be surprised about in Berisha’s repeated pompous displays in front of the Albanians, boasting of global achievements when Albania has no contribution in it, but the violent and ridiculous Prime Minister of this country, with obvious similarities to the declinig colonel of Tripoli in behavior and language, can’t stay one minute without raising his hand for showing his presence. Berisha acts as he himself is the epicenter of the world’s fate”, Rama adds.
“Berisha knows better than anyone that for the majority of our people, he is more similar to Gaddafi than anyone else, and that the Arab Spring is greeted with enthusiasm by the Albanian people, because for their perception, Libya’s people are being liberated from sorrows that seem more than similar with corrupted regimes, without free elections, without guaranteed freedoms for the common people, with great wealth in the hands of a small cast and with total unemployment, extreme poverty, chaos and dirt to the other part of the people on the roads, roads that unfortunately look very similar to ours”, Rama notes.
“There is no doubt that Albania is not Libya and Berisha is not Gaddafi, but Albania is more similar to Libya than to countries such as UK or Germany, and Berisha is more similar to the colonel of Tripoli than to any of the European homologues. There is no doubt about this. Everyone knows this, and Berisha knows that everyone knows it”, Rama concludes.