Skip to comments.Kosovo: Washington 'Nervous' Over Final Status Says Serb Official
Posted on 10/27/2006 3:52:21 AM PDT by kronos77
Belgrade, 26 Oct. (AKI) - The United States is showing signs of jitteriness over the status of the breakaway province of Kosovo, as the international community moves away from granting Kosovo the independence wanted by most of its overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian majority, the Serbian government coordinator for Kosovo, Sanda Raskovic Ivic, has said.
Raskovic Ivic was commenting on a "slip of tongue" by American envoy to Kosovo Frank Wiesner, who stated in the Kosovo capital Pristina on Tuesday that Washington wants the status issue resolved this year. "We will insist on independence – excuse me – we will insist on [determination of] the final status by the end of this year," Wiesner told journalists.
Wiesner's comments particularly irritated Belgrade - which opposes Kosovo's independence - by claiming the status of the province in which ethnic Albanians outnumber Serbs by 17 to one, was no longer a Serbian matter, but one for "Kosovo itself and the international community."
Kosovo has been under United Nations control since 1999, when NATO airstrikes drove Serb forces out of the province amid an ethnic cleansing campaign and gross human rights abuses. The United Security Council has hinted it wants to make a decision on Kosovo's status this year, but Belgrade's media speculated that Russia and China might use a veto in the UN Security Council to block Kosovo's independence. To pre-empt this, the US is now considering bypassing the UN, and leave it to each country to recognise Kosovo independence individually, according to media reports.
Bokababe..I have to disagree with you about the campaign in March 2004...
The cleasning campaign started in October 1999....and has continued until 30 October 2006 without breaking stride even once....and plans are to get worse in a short while.
Washington Nervious = State Department Nervious.
The left wing hacks at the State Department created this mess. They denied the christians the right to defend themselves while the moslems were allowed unfettered arms to overrun the area and burn the churches.
It is a nightmare of monumental proportions and a shape of things to come thanks to the state department.
The only time ANY international success exists is when the state department is cut out of the loop.
(remember the albright, three amigos speaking tour to universities to promote their balkans concepts?)
That area only speaks one language, the language of the bullet.
:)) I guess if that is so, he got my goat for sure..hook, line and sinker
I doubt any fact, any truth can reach such a mind
no matter how masterfully delivered
to the extent that it helps you to organize your information and delivery
that should be your objective
I don't like it, but am comming to accept that neither you, nor anyone else, will be able to re-claim a mind that far gone, but that was one outstanding attempt if I do say so myself!
I find myself constantly falling back on one of my favorite quotes
The things that will destroy us are: politics
without principle; pleasure without conscience;
wealth without work; knowledge without character;
business without morality; science without
humanity; and worship without sacrifice.
- Mahatma Gandhi
We got to keep trying......right up to WWIII.....as off the wall as it sounds.