"According to most reliable information, a secret meeting was held
yesterday at Comi in southern bulgaria...to draw up plans for a general
rising in Greek Macedonia, with the ultimate object of incorporating that
region with Salonica in an automonous Macedonia under Yugoslav
--- THE NEW YORK TIMES August 19, 1946
"The (State) Department has noted with considerable apprehension
increasing propaganda rumors and semi-oficcial statements in favor of an
autonomous Macedonia... with the implication that Greek territory would be
included in the projected state. This Government considers talk of
Macedonian "nation," Macedonian "Fatherland," or Macedonian national
"consiousness" to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethic nor
political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for
aggressive intentions against Greece."
--- US Secretary of State
December 26, 1944
"Though once the heart of the empire of Alexander the Great,
(Macedonia) has been for centuries a geographical expression rather than a
political entity, and is today inhabited by an inextricable medley of
people, among whom the Serbs, now Yugoslavs, are certainly the least
numerous. But a "Federal Macedonia" has been projected as an integral part
of Tito's plan for a federated Balkans...taking Greek Macedonia for an
outlet to the Aegean Sea through Salonica."
--- THE NEW YORK TIMES
July 10, 1946
"The possible creation of a Macedonian free state within Greece to
amalgamate with Marshal Tito's Federated Macedonia State, with is capital
in Skopje...would fulfill the Slavic objectives of re-uniting
the...province of Macedonia under Slavic rule, giving access of the sea to
Bulgaria and Yugoslavia."
THE NEW YORK TIMES
July 26, 1946
"During the occupation...a combined effort was made to wrest Macedonia from Greece --- an effort that allegedly continues, although in altered form...
The main conspirational activity in Macedonia today appears to be
directed from Skopje."
--- THE NEW YORK TIMES
July 16, 1946
"For three weeks the Partisan National Liberation Committee had been busy creating, on paper, the new Yugoslavia. Twice Tito had flown to Moscow, conferred with Stalin and the Peoples' Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vlacheslav M. Molotov...
The new power at once began to expand. Yugoslav Macedonians insisted
that Yugoslavia's new Macedonian district should include not only Bulgarian
Macedonia but Greek Macedonia."
December 4, 1944