Scholars dismiss Skopje claims as 'si...

Scholars dismiss Skopje claims as 'silliness' in letter to Obama

There are 92 comments on the www.ana.gr story from May 26, 2009, titled Scholars dismiss Skopje claims as 'silliness' in letter to Obama. In it, www.ana.gr reports that:

A group of some 200-plus prestigious academics, for the main part historians and Classicists teaching at the most renowned universities in the world - including the likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Stanford, Vassar, College de France and hundreds of others in the United States and Europe - have sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama ...

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Gandeto is back

Bayreuth, Germany

#1 May 26, 2009
These scholars must have not read Gandeto's proofs that the ancient Macedonians were FYROMians.
Skopaganda Timeless

Mississauga, Canada

#2 May 26, 2009
The Skops are being slapped around so much by the international community, they think everyone is clapping for them.

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#3 May 26, 2009
Skopaganda Timeless wrote:
The Skops are being slapped around so much by the international community, they think everyone is clapping for them.
Ahahahahahaaaa!!!!

Kalo!
Greek Islander

Philadelphia, PA

#4 May 26, 2009
It's about time that the academic community got together and put an end to the hysterics of the FyromSlavians and their delusions.
Skopaganda Timeless

Mississauga, Canada

#6 May 26, 2009
Silly Skops:)
Thanasi

Lawrence, MA

#7 May 26, 2009
How much bribing did the Greek lobby have to do for this BS?

Since: May 09

Oshawa

#8 May 26, 2009
The conspiracy theories continue without any evidence! What about the scholars from outside the US, how do you explain them Thanasofski?

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#9 May 26, 2009
Thanasi wrote:
How much bribing did the Greek lobby have to do for this BS?
Get back in your hole clown!
You're even worse than the Skops!
Your envy and inferiority complexes are out of control and starting to get really tiresome!

Yeah, yeah, yeah...it's all a grand conspiracy perpetrated by the big bad Greeks since time immemorial!

The Greeks bribed the Persians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hebrews, Indians, and all the other ancient peoples to refer to the Macedonians as Greeks.

Not only that, but the big bad Greeks have erected entire cities, monuments, and have planted all sorts of artifacts from Sicily to India, and from Russia to Egypt displaying the Greekness of the Macedonians while at the same time erasing any remnant of the ancient Macedonian language, which wasn't Greek at all but an archaic form of "Gjuha shqipe", the predecessor of the modern Albanian language.

And if that wasn't enough, the big bad Greeks, after millenia of covering their tracks, decided to pay off every government on the face of the earth where ancient Macedonian artifacts were discovered, payed off every archaeologist that excavated Macedonian digs, payed off every antiquities dealer, every curator of every museum in every country on every continent in the world, payed off every university, and have just recently "bribed" over 240 of the world's TOP scholars.

We also run the world from our underground lair underneath Delphi, the naval of the universe!

Get your own [email protected] history scumbag!
You and the Skops both!!!
Thanasi

Lawrence, MA

#10 May 26, 2009
Jake79 wrote:
The conspiracy theories continue without any evidence! What about the scholars from outside the US, how do you explain them Thanasofski?
So you do agree that in the US, that a Greek conspiracy exists? Academics have their hands out and Greeks are sufficiently insecure to try and pay them off just in case they won't like their objectivity.

I'm not a "ofski" !
MZE

Limassol, Cyprus

#11 May 26, 2009
GEOROX wrote:
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Get back in your hole clown!
You're even worse than the Skops!
Your envy and inferiority complexes are out of control and starting to get really tiresome!
Yeah, yeah, yeah...it's all a grand conspiracy perpetrated by the big bad Greeks since time immemorial!
The Greeks bribed the Persians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hebrews, Indians, and all the other ancient peoples to refer to the Macedonians as Greeks.
Not only that, but the big bad Greeks have erected entire cities, monuments, and have planted all sorts of artifacts from Sicily to India, and from Russia to Egypt displaying the Greekness of the Macedonians while at the same time erasing any remnant of the ancient Macedonian language, which wasn't Greek at all but an archaic form of "Gjuha shqipe", the predecessor of the modern Albanian language.
And if that wasn't enough, the big bad Greeks, after millenia of covering their tracks, decided to pay off every government on the face of the earth where ancient Macedonian artifacts were discovered, payed off every archaeologist that excavated Macedonian digs, payed off every antiquities dealer, every curator of every museum in every country on every continent in the world, payed off every university, and have just recently "bribed" over 240 of the world's TOP scholars.
We also run the world from our underground lair underneath Delphi, the naval of the universe!
Get your own [email protected] history scumbag!
You and the Skops both!!!
You tell him Georox. What a pleasure reading your comments brother.
Thanasi? Who is he kidding and thats not even his real name. His real name is Armend or Bujar or Mehmet.

Since: Mar 08

I like to screw pichkas!!!

#12 May 26, 2009
MZE wrote:
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You tell him Georox. What a pleasure reading your comments brother.
Thanasi? Who is he kidding and thats not even his real name. His real name is Armend or Bujar or Mehmet.
Yia sou re manga!
It's been a while! Ola'daksi?

These Skops are scrambling!
They're sticking their heads in the ground and they don't ever want to come out! Well that's what you get for blindly believeing in JUVENILE propaganda, especially when you have all the tools available to you in this day and age! No excuse! I don't feel sorry for them anymore, only contempt!

Since: May 09

Oshawa

#13 May 26, 2009
Thanasi wrote:
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So you do agree that in the US, that a Greek conspiracy exists? Academics have their hands out and Greeks are sufficiently insecure to try and pay them off just in case they won't like their objectivity.
I'm not a "ofski" !
The conspiracy is only in your head until you can actually prove something with regards to this letter that over 230 academics have sanctioned. At least you are doing better than your mak[nut]news.com buddies who are now taking a different approach and claiming that the letter doesnt even exist!

the carnvial and the conspiracies continue
Born free - Molon lave

Adelaide, Australia

#14 May 26, 2009
Thanasi wrote:
<quoted text>
So you do agree that in the US, that a Greek conspiracy exists? Academics have their hands out and Greeks are sufficiently insecure to try and pay them off just in case they won't like their objectivity.
I'm not a "ofski" !
No your a "POUSTI"

Thanasaki mou...

Since: Mar 09

Athens, Greece

#15 May 26, 2009
Thanasi wrote:
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So you do agree that in the US, that a Greek conspiracy exists? Academics have their hands out and Greeks are sufficiently insecure to try and pay them off just in case they won't like their objectivity.
I'm not a "ofski" !
Tanas, your 'brain' seems to have taken a turn for the worse! I strongly suggest you get IMMEDIATE treatment!

Have you learned to speak 'Illyrian' yet?

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!
Akritas

Walthamstow, UK

#16 May 27, 2009
Scholars dismiss Skopje claims as 'silliness' in letter to Obama

A group of some 200-plus prestigious academics, for the main part historians and Classicists teaching at the most renowned universities in the world - including the likes of Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Stanford, Vassar, College de France and hundreds of others in the United States and Europe - have sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama asking him to intervene to "clean up the historical debris" left by the previous U.S. administration's policy on the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).

According to those signing the letter - including widely read authors on ancient Greece and Alexander like Paul Cartledge, Steven H. Rutledge and Robin Lane Fox - Skopje's claims to a Macedonian descent of its Slavic population and its "misappropriation" of Alexander the Great as the country's national hero are a "subversion of history".

"On November 4, 2004, two days after the re-election of President George W. Bush, his administration unilaterally recognized the "Republic of Macedonia." This action not only abrogated geographic and historic fact, but it also has unleashed a dangerous epidemic of historical revisionism, of which the most obvious symptom is the misappropriation by the government in Skopje of the most famous of Macedonians, Alexander the Great.

" We believe that this silliness has gone too far, and that the U.S.A. has no business in supporting the subversion of history," the letter posted on the website Macedonia Evidence ( http://macedonia-evidence.org ) reads. It goes on to list the substantial historical and archaeological facts that debunk Skopje's assertions.

The letter, dated May 18th, also notes that such "misuse implied unhealthy territorial aspirations" even in the early 19th century and that it was clearly "not a force for historical accuracy or stability in the Balkans".

"We call upon you, Mr. President, to help - in whatever ways you deem appropriate - the government in Skopje to understand that it cannot build a national identity at the expense of historic truth. Our common international society cannot survive when history is ignored, much less when history is fabricated," it concludes.

An initiative begun by Stephen G. Miller, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, the website was continuing to collect the signatures of scholars in support of the letter, with the original 200 having grown to a list of 237 by May 25.

“ein anderer Schauplatz”

Since: Jan 09

Athens

#17 May 27, 2009
And the people of FYROM dismiss their own propaga-liers'
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/193...
Obama

Den Haag, Netherlands

#18 May 27, 2009
Gandeto is back wrote:
These scholars must have not read Gandeto's proofs that the ancient Macedonians were FYROMians.
Gandeto is my hero

“ein anderer Schauplatz”

Since: Jan 09

Athens

#19 May 27, 2009
Obama wrote:
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Gandeto is my hero
same attracts same.isn't it?

Since: Mar 09

Athens, Greece

#21 May 27, 2009
Poor skops...everyone is spitting at them and they think it is just raining!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! !

“ MAKEDONIA - HELLAS ”

Since: Mar 09

EDESSA PELLAS

#22 May 28, 2009
Obama wrote:
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Gandeto is my hero
Gandetto is as fake as majicadonija. Gandetto sounds italian but he is a slav . His native name is 'vski and he is a huge zero comparing with the international scientific community which stands by Greece about fyr's claims..

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