Веќе не гледам хумористични емисии.
Го гледам мојот омилен Ламброс во шоуто „Daily Press Briefing“.
Еве како се обиде Ламброс завчера да ја намали „колатералната штета“ што ја предизвика:
„QUESTION: Yes. On FYROM. Mr. McCormack, last night regarding Under Secretary Dan Fried’s remarks during a special press briefing yesterday by the Foreign Press Center, I received the following message in my telephone machine from the DOS official attributed to the Deputy Spokesman Tom Casey: “The U.S. does not confer official recognition on either language or ethnicity in any discussion of Macedonian as a language or ethnicity, so it has no bearing on the resolution between Greece or Macedonia on the name issue. We continue to urge both sides to remain engaged in the (inaudible) process in keeping working toward mutually agreed solution as soon as possible.”
I’m wondering, Mr. McCormack, is that a retraction of whatever Mr. Fried told us yesterday about, that he strongly believes for the existence of the so-called “Macedonia ethnicity and language”?
MR. MCCORMACK: No. We think that Dan’s statement at the Foreign – statements at the
„QUESTION: On FYROM, Mr. McCormack, what is the
MR. MCCORMACK: I answered this yesterday. You cited back to me a quote from the estimable Tom Casey. I think you know exactly what our position is. But fundamentally, you were talking about a quote from Dan Fried, which is perfectly consistent and -- with what Tom has told you on this issue. The fact of the matter is we, as a government, recognize states. We don’t recognize languages or nationalities, per se. But Dan was just pointing out, for example, we teach Macedonian at the Foreign Service Institute. But, you know, that is a practical result of the formal step that we have taken as a state to recognize
Верувале или не, ко ништо да не чул, Ламброс уште еднаш го повтори буквално истото прашање:
QUESTION: But what about the so-called “language and ethnicity?”
MR. MCCORMACK: Lambros, you have our answer on this.
И пак продолжи:
QUESTION: One more question.
MR. MCCORMACK: No, no, no. You have our answer on it.
QUESTION: Just one more.
MR. MCCORMACK: Okay.
QUESTION: What is the purpose of Mr. Tom Casey’s statement of April 7, which is exactly the opposite?
MR. MCCORMACK: It doesn’t say exactly the opposite, Lambros.
Шоуто на Ламброс предизвика ваква реакција кај неговите колеги:
QUESTION: No truth to that rumor that the Foreign Service Institute is dropping Greek as a language -- (laughter) -- and teaching only Macedonian?
MR. MCCORMACK: You’re just trying to stir the pot, Matt. (Laughter.)“
И сите се згазија од смеа.