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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - James Warlick
Judges who are soft on crime are threatening Bulgaria's crackdown on underworld bosses, according to a classified cable from U.S. Ambassador James Warlick in Sofia.
The leader of an anti-immigrant, ultranationalist party in Bulgaria is denouncing U.S. Ambassador James Warlick for meeting with a newly formed group of independent lawmakers, including some who bolted his political movement.
An immigrant-bashing politician and cable TV talk-show host in Bulgaria is accusing U.S. Ambassador James Warlick of threatening him when he demanded that the United States pay rent for the use of Bulgarian military bases.
The president of Bulgaria this week denounced the American ambassador on Facebook and compared him to a disreputable, 19th-century Russian envoy, as the U.S. Embassy in Sofia scrambled to defuse the diplomatic dispute.
"I am not in a position to say if he is guilty or not. This is for the court to decide," Mr. Warlick said. "But the decision of the court of appeals is rather surprising. Personally I believe that Petrov is a very dangerous person."
"The Roma are also Bulgarian citizens who are entitled to their rights," he told the audience at the forum, titled "Roma Leaders for Regional Development."