New flights launched for Croatia

New flights have gone on sale between Albania and Croatia, which will operate three times a week.

Belle Air, an Albanian airline, will fly between Tirana and Zagreb on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Andrea Gebbeken, chief executive officer of Tirana International Airport, described the new air link as “highly significant”, as both countries have applied for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership.

“It is pleasing to see that after having a common agenda, Croatia and Albania now have a common and direct physical link with each other,” she adds.

Indeed, it’s a love story that dates back to at least the early 1990s, when the common agenda was to kill Serbs — an orgy for which no fewer than 5,000 Albanians hauled ass to Bosnia to fight on the Muslim-Croat side. This was not long after Kosovo-Albanian leader Agim Ceku served as the commander in charge of Croatia’s famous Serb-cleansing Operation Storm. The success of which, he hoped in recent years, would serve as a model for Kosovo in order to get rid of the last, stubbornly remaining Serbs.

And behold! The common agenda widens, as Croatia and Albania join Turkey’s top general to discuss Kosovo peacekeeping at a NATO meeting:

Top military officers of the Alliance’s member and Partner nations will convene at NATO headquarters in Brussels on November 19-20 for their autumn meeting.

General Staff Chief Gen. Ilker Basbug will represent Turkey at the meeting which is the second of three meetings per year for the NATO Chiefs of defense, NATO’s highest military authority.

Chiefs of defense from Albania and Croatia will participate for the first time in their status as NATO Invitee Countries. The Pakistan Chief of Army Staff will also be attending for discussions on the situation in Afghanistan.

The issues of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and NATO’s international peacekeeping mission to Kosovo (KFOR) [will be discussed].

So Croatia and Albania will help discuss/plan the “peacekeeping” mission between Albanians and Serbs. Oh joy!!!