Skip to comments.Russia, U.S. heading for clash over Kosovo
Posted on 01/26/2007 9:03:07 AM PST by Bokababe
WASHINGTON -- Russia and the United States may be heading for another clash of wills as a United Nations mediator prepares to issue his recommendation today in Brussels over whether the province of Kosovo should break free from Serbia, a close ally of Moscow.
U.S. and NATO peacekeepers are on heightened alert in Kosovo as U.N. Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari gives a closed-door briefing on Kosovo in Vienna, Austria, to the six-nation "Contact Group" trying to broker a diplomatic deal.
Serbia has vowed to keep control of the province, whose overwhelmingly ethnic Albanian majority is demanding independence. Kosovo has been in political limbo since 1999, when a U.S.-led bombing campaign drove out Serbian troops under President Slobodan Milosevic.
Western diplomats fear Kosovo's impatient Albanian leadership could resort to violence if their statehood hopes are blocked. About 16,000 NATO-led peacekeepers remain in the province eight years after the end of that war.....
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If you oppose Kosovo Independence, as I do, please sign the online petition opposing it here!: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savekosovo-metohija/index.html
Who ordered that attack and why was Kosovo such a threat to us? /s
How will we react in the future if an overwhelmingly Mexican population demands independence for AZ, CA, NM, and TX?
We should have left once Bush took office.
Boy Klinton really got us stuck in another VietNam.......
Clinton ordered it, Clinton & Blair rounded up a coalition of the unwilling, only to ultimately discover that there was no "genocide of Albanians" in Kosovo -- there was a Kosovo Albanian Seperatist group trying to steal land from Serbia and NATO was used as their military tool. The Serbs were never a threat to us or to Europe, they had been our ally through two World Wars.
This is what Clinton was screwing around with (besides Monica) while bin Laden was planning 9/11 !
The same way Lincoln did when the southern states attempted to secede over states rights.
What's the exit strategy?
We took the land away from the Serbian Christians, who were then driven out, and now the invaders want "independence".
No wonder Russia is a bit miffed.
Love your tagline ;)
I have never understood why the U.S. had to intervene in a situation that could have been handled by Europeans. I assume it's because the Democrats believe this was a good, humanitarian war - despite the fact that we had no national interest at stake. It's the wars in the Middle East, where we do have a national interest, that are the bad wars.
The "west" is missing how deeply culture is given prominence, even political prominence, in Russia and in much eastern Europe, on a par with what the west views as "left" and "right" political positions.
Current Russian support for Serbia reflects the east's unashamed cultural affinities and their unashamed defense of their native cultures, more than a continuation of the former "communist" linkages between Russia and Easten Europe.
It is only natural that the west would misunderstand this, about Russia and Eastern Europe, as it continues the left-inspired march to destroy its own culture, while it raises a political class that applauds that suicidal effort as a positive development.
Our political class cannot see the importance of culture to Russia and much of eastern Europe, as it's own political lens dismisses its own culture (long-term long-in-development roots of historic-ethnic-language-religious-philosophical values) as largely irrelevant.
Offer them NJ. Take it or leave it.
Uh, lemme see now. Was it the, um....... pervert in chief? LOL
We should have fought on the side of the Christians and not the Muslims.
How did congress vote on this? I don't remember.
Kosovo Muslim Albanian extremists protest against an imminent U.N. proposal in the capital Pristina, January 22, 2007 by showing a Kosovo map and highlighting areas on it in red where Christians have not been expelled nor murdered yet. U.N. envoy Martti Ahtisaari is due to outline his proposal on the fate of Serbia's U.N.-run province to the six major powers steering Balkan diplomacy on Friday on Vienna. (Hazir Reka/Reuters)
Muslims are pure evil, just like DemonRATS are. I think Pastor Hagee was right when he said the gates of Hell opened and those demons spilled out all over the earth. Just like that, they're everywhere.
I saw a documentary about the children of Kosovo and it was so sad. They all had to leave because Muslims were raping and killing them. So many of them had lost their parents and families. It focused around one girl who had younger siblings to take care of, and they had to walk over 2 miles a day just to get water to drink. They had very little to eat. I never realized just how bad things really were in Kosovo until I watched that documentary. I felt so bad for them. How could Clinton fight with Muslims and not Christians? I'm telling you, there's a special place in hell reserved for that man.
Many ancient Serbian Orthodox churches and monasteries have been destroyed.
I do believe a lot sooner than that. Kosovo is already a heroin cartel run by the UCK...
I think you are quite right.
We helped Kosovo and what did they give us? Terrorist attacks. :(
Great reminder, Carry. It also may tell us why Bush the son doesn't want to change course in Kosovo, because it might eventually out Walker and Daddy Bush's part in our South American adventures! Lets' not forget that George Bush Sr. used to be CIA Director.
The US, UN & NATO pack up, go home and let Serbia back in to defend its people and its territory. Or even, temporarily, help them to do it since we made the mess and should at least make a short-term effort to help clean it up.
But they were not part of the Religion of Peace.
You really want to know? You won't believe the answer and the real reasons for the Kosovo bombing.
You have the technicalities of the decisions but not the core reasons.
Clinton, Soros, coal, silver, and drug running? Then there's abetting autonomous Islamic jurisdictions in Europe.
Fun for everybody.
What you cite here are symptoms, not causes.
Just whose interests do they serve? Power-mad politicians and idiot stooges like the Hildabeast and Albright don't do what they do for mere idealogy; they do it for power. Acquiring and holding power takes, as you would say, "cashola." That means somebody who's got it has to have reason to "donate." One of the reasons Soros is so committed to getting rid of GWB is that he was making buckets of money off the Democrats. He's got plans too, which is why he's the biggest landowner in South America. He and his buddies are maneuvering into controlling America's food market.
The power to regulate is the power to sell favors; it's the power to pick winners and losers in the marketplace. Socialism destroys wealth, and everybody knows it; so Democrats have to regulate in order to have something to sell. The only people committed to them are either dependents or those who have the cashola to call the shots.
The resource racketeering game has two sides: constraining domestic production and acquiring foreign assets on the cheap. Soros' favorite gambit is to do the latter after crashing the currency, but he's not above other means.
In the case of Kosovo, Soros was looking to corner the silver and coal production there and a war was very handy toward letting him pick up those assets for a song. As to the dope business, well, let's just say that it's a dandy reserve currency sink and it's better us than the Euro.
Now do you see the pattern?
Sigh. I already had seen the pattern, one that you apparently didn't investigate. Kosovo was typical Clintoid smash-mouth politics. Blowing the Chinese embassy was a real gem.
Kaplan at CNN concocted the Balkan ethnic cleansing holocaust hyperbole.
Oh he amplified it, but it was only after cousin Bill Walker had staged the material. Check out the link and the rest of the thread and remember Mark's first law of politics:
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