Let's continue to celebrate Albania's democratic republic, which includes the voices of the people's representatives that participate fully in this government. The issue of chemical weapons is upsetting Albanians all over the world, especially those living at home. Granted, this is a complex issue facing the international community, but it cannot fall on Albania alone, especially during this time in it's history. What are the proposed plans and safeguards? Albanians need support and transparency at this time. The transportation and destruction of this 1,000+ ton stockpile of weapons and chemicals, including mustard gas and sarin, is a process that could produce significant amounts of toxic waste and have a lasting impact. As US ambassador to Tirana, Alexander Arvizu, said Thursday, Washington would be disappointed if Albania refused to take in the chemicals, but would respect the decision.