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Spanish paper: Mistake called Kosovo
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Posted on 01/24/2008 12:45:48 PM PST by kronos77

24 January 2008

One of Spain's most influential dailies says that Kosovo's independence is imminent, and wrong.

"Kosovo will soon declare independence, with the backing of Germany and the United States, despite the fact that the border change was not in keeping with international law, nor EU practice, and Spain is not heard or listened to by anyone in the EU," ABC's said today in an editorial.

"The creation of an independent state for Kosovo Albanians will set a precedent for many parts of Europe with minorities who, often without reason, consider themselves discriminated," the daily wrote.

"The self-determination of Albanians in Serbia constitutes a dangerous precedent for Spain, because it will incite nationalists to demand even more strongly the right to unilaterally declare their independence," the commentary said.

The author, Perdo Schwarz, pointed out that state borders, "at least in the European continent," are inviolable, and that this principle was "more important than succumbing to the temptation to create new states in line with ethnic principle."

The article stressed that Kosovo Albanians, encouraged by the support of the UN special envoy, Martti Ahtisaari, and the promise of independence by the United States and some EU members, "did not show the least readiness to reach a reasonable agreement with Belgrade."


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: balkanization; clintonlegacy; islam; islamicimperialism; kosovo; mohammedanism; serbia; terror; unfailures

1 posted on 01/24/2008 12:45:49 PM PST by kronos77
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; ma bell; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 01/24/2008 12:47:10 PM PST by kronos77 (-www.savekosovo.org- and -www.kosovo.net- Save Kosovo from Islam!)
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To: kronos77

Clintonism - the gift that keeps on giving.


3 posted on 01/24/2008 12:48:48 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten ((kind of like herpes))
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Has Hillary said whether she’ll get the troops out of there by Christmas 2009? Bubba said Christmas, he just didn’t say what year.


4 posted on 01/24/2008 12:57:35 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: kronos77

This is significant to Spain because ETA is claiming that Kosovo is a model for the declaration of “indepence” of the Basque region.


5 posted on 01/24/2008 12:59:28 PM PST by livius
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
You want to know why the Spanish have their panties in a wad over this?

Think "Basque".

Not that they don't have a legitimate gripe. But they do have their own violent, restive minority within their borders and they don't want them having their own 'country' carved out of Spain.

L

6 posted on 01/24/2008 12:59:42 PM PST by Lurker (Pimping my blog: http://lurkerslair-lurker.blogspot.com/)
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To: Lurker

Well sure. And you could add Catalonia to the list as well. Language, Culture, Borders - it all gets back to that in the end.


7 posted on 01/24/2008 1:28:42 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Well that and oil and money and religion and ....)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Clintonism - the gift that keeps on giving.

The State Department under Bush isn't acting significantly different than it did under Clinton.

Clinton started the mess, but Bush's administration is propagating it, not opposing it.

We desperately need a more conservative President that isn't afraid to gut the State Department and rebuild it.

8 posted on 01/24/2008 1:29:22 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: weegee
There are good wars and there are bad wars. Since Yugoslavia/Kosovo was started by a RAT we don't worry about those wars.
9 posted on 01/24/2008 1:30:03 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: untrained skeptic

State department should be fumigated and started over. CIA probably as well. We’ve add both organizations in open war with the president for the past 5 to 6, arguably 8 years.


10 posted on 01/24/2008 1:32:07 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: weegee
"Has Hillary said whether she’ll get the troops out of there by Christmas 2009?"

Gotta keep the troops in there to guarantee the security of the Albanian illegal alien infiltrator, Maoist, Islam jihadist, terrorist's extorted territory.

Spain is next.

yitbos

11 posted on 01/24/2008 1:42:50 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. - Ayn Rand")
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To: kronos77

Clintons BOMBED the Christians and helped the Muslims, and Kosovo has the CLEAN COAL and maybe THAT”S why Clinton LOCKED up ALL of our Clean Coal by taking the Grand Escalante Staircase in Utah!!


12 posted on 01/24/2008 1:44:05 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; FormerLib

What about Galicia?

Then comes Scotland and Wales, and perhaps Cornwall. And maybe a Carpatho-Rusyn state in Eastern Europe.


13 posted on 01/24/2008 1:48:06 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: kronos77

Wow, color me surprised that at least part of Europe is waking up, however fitfully.


14 posted on 01/24/2008 1:48:26 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Janeane Garofalo: ‘It Wasn’t Hip’ to Protest Clinton’s Wars.


15 posted on 01/24/2008 1:55:34 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

The Shadow Government has deliberately acted counter to the Bush Administration’s policies. Their loyalty is to the Party, not the Country.


16 posted on 01/24/2008 1:56:50 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: kronos77

The Islamic reaction across the world is going to be classic; that much is for sure. The OIC and its rapid followers in Amnesty International and the UN will be all over this when it means the Basque in SPain, Southern Thailand, Kashmir and Moro (Phillipines) and best of all, “palestine” become free states. Then, watch the enthusiasm dwindle and turn into more charges of prejudice against muslims when the mostly Christian Moluccas, Papua, Norht Sulawesi along with Aceh get freedom from Indonesia, Biafra from Nigeria, Kabyle from Algeria, Balochsitan from Pakistan, Sarawak from Malaysia, Southern Sudan and Darfur from Karthoum. Watch the support of the OIC,along with its allies and rioting masses of muslims everywhere, for an independent Kosovo plummet when they relaize it also means freedom in turn for everyone under their despotic thumb. It could help to emphasize this; an independent Kosovo will mean trouble for nations like Northen Nigeria, Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, Malaysia, Indonesia, Egypt and Paksitan that would likely be among the most infleuntial supporters of a fundamentalist islamic Kosovo. If they don’t withdraw any support they have for Kosovo, they will soon split apart, either that or be exposed as 2-faced advocates of spreading jihad around the world.


17 posted on 01/24/2008 4:17:06 PM PST by ToDieUnsung
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To: livius

And the lesson of Kosovo will not be lost on the illegal immigrants who are reconquering Aztlan.


18 posted on 01/24/2008 7:03:57 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib

An independent Kosovo is going to cause secessioist movements, from West Africa to South Asia to Mexico to SE Asia, to just erupt, permanently altering poltical boundaries. In the process, human rights groups, amnesty international and even American advocacy groups for “countries” like Kosovo and Palestine will be exposed as obscene favoratists for whom some struggles have value and others don’t-we will all knwo what determines that, of course.


19 posted on 01/24/2008 7:26:31 PM PST by ToDieUnsung
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To: FormerLib

An independent Kosovo is going to cause secessioist movements, from West Africa to South Asia to Mexico to SE Asia, to just erupt, permanently altering poltical boundaries. In the process, human rights groups, amnesty international and even American advocacy groups for “countries” like Kosovo and Palestine will be exposed as obscene favoratists for whom some struggles have value and others don’t-we will all knwo what determines that, of course.


20 posted on 01/24/2008 7:26:42 PM PST by ToDieUnsung
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To: ToDieUnsung
The OIC and its rapid followers in Amnesty International and the UN will be all over this when it means the Basque in SPain, . . . .

EU anti-sovereignty bureaucrats like this. No sovereignty world wide, only sharia law enforced by jihadist throat cutters.

Hillary loves this. No U.S.A. superpower to stem the tide of Islam.

yitbos

21 posted on 01/24/2008 7:38:35 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds. - Ayn Rand")
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To: ToDieUnsung
An independent Kosovo is going to cause secessioist movements, from West Africa to South Asia to Mexico...

How about starting with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. :-)

22 posted on 01/24/2008 7:59:52 PM PST by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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To: LjubivojeRadosavljevic

I can’t help but think that Woodrow Wilson with his 14 points unleashed demons on the world that we are still dealing with, from the UN to the idea of “self-determination” for ethnic minorities.


23 posted on 01/25/2008 5:38:49 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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