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Obama 'Unfriends' Bulgaria Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Jun 4, 2014, 12:44 AM

The Bulgarian government has pulled the "Eastward Tilt" lever, which has made President Barry Obama so angry that he's no longer feeling so fabulous. Consequently, Obama logged on to his Facebook account to delete Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev from he so-called 'friends' list and even went so far as to 'unfriend' him; yes, the absolute horror.

The Voice of Russia reports that, "Bulgaria is coming under fire from its EU and NATO allies for its friendly ties with Russia. Why would the US et al. suddenly awaken to a centuries-old reality? Is Bulgaria going to be subject to more pressure? If so, where could it take the country? Voice of Russia is discussing it with Daniel Smilov, Director, Political and Legal Research Programme, Center for Liberal Strategies in Bulgaria, Dr. Kiril Avramov, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the New Bulgarian University, and Peter Kichashki Board Member at Institute of Modern Politics, Sofia."

Professor Daniel Smirlov is quoted as saying that, "And this seems to be a rather controversial issue. The Russian authorities and the Russian companies prefer to preserve their monopoly over the pipelines and the Bulgarian Government has been trying to lobby in Brussels for a certain exemption from the EU law. They have even tried to circumvent the EU law by declaring that the South Stream is a project which is going under the sea, so it should be dealt with different types of regulation."

According to the Voice of Russia, "This Tuesday US President Barak Obama, visiting Poland, announced a $1 billion fund to help boost defensive capabilities of European allies. The fund is also aimed at increasing the US/NATO naval presence in the Black Sea. That same day the European Commission was reported to have formally launched infringement proceedings against Bulgaria over its choice of a contractor to build the land section of the South Stream pipeline in the country."

Nevertheless, the Bulgarian government appears unfazed by Barry's shocking display of 'unfriending.'

To read the entire article from the Voice of Russia, link here:

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