...im Jahre 1999 in Rambouillet vor dem völkerrechtswidrigen Angriffskrieg gegen die Bundesrepublik Jugoslawien.
Not Very Diplomatic
Report: Albright Livid
When Mistaken for Maid
By Eric Wagner
W A S H I N G T O N, Feb. 4
- When a bunch of Albanians mistook Madeleine Albright for a hotel cleaning
lady, the secretary of state spewed a most-undiplomatic, and untranslatable,
stream of invective, a newspaper reports.
A State Department spokesman wouldn't comment on the New York Daily
News report that Albright was mistaken for a maid during last year's peace
negotiations for Kosovo in Rambouillet, France.
Albright at first wasn't recognized by the Albanian delegation when she
walked into their room, it said.
"One member of the delegation, who didn't realize who she was, and
probably thinking she was some cleaning lady because it was after midnight,
simply said to her, 'Give us five minutes and please go away,'" recalled
Albanian diplomat Dugagjin Gorani in War on Europe, a British TV program.
Instead, Albright exploded in rage, swearing at the group, according to
"Mrs. Albright started using explicit language which the translators
never could translate into Albanian," says Veton Surroi, another member of