Skip to comments.Is Kosovo Serbia? We ask a historian
Posted on 02/26/2008 12:42:59 PM PST by Tailgunner JoeEdited on 03/10/2008 3:22:09 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
"Kosovo is Serbia", "Ask any historian" read the unlikely placards, waved by angry Serb demonstrators in Brussels on Sunday. ...
History, for the Serbs, started in the early 7th century, when they settled in the Balkans. Their power base was outside Kosovo, which they fully conquered in the early 13th, so the claim that Kosovo was the "cradle" of the Serbs is untrue.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
250 years. So only as Serbian as say . . . all of the states of the United States are American.
Texas is a breakaway Republic.
Should it be returned?
What would a Turk historian say? Many at first thought the Archduke had been assassinated by a Turk because of the loss of Kosovo.
Florida was Spanish for 250 years. Things change.
Florida was traded to Britain for Cuba.
Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Texas were once Mexican Territory, now they are American. In a few years they’ll be Mexican again. Get over it.. things change.
Started reading, then saw that it was from the Guardian. Folks, that paper is the “Air America” of the UK. Only, it’s even less truthful...if that’s possible. Take the really, really low scorers in the UK university testing system and hire them...there - you have the Guardian reporters and editors.
More than a few Greeks might take umbrage with this statement.
BTW, you've posted a lot of interesting articles today. Appreciated.
What a terrible precedent it was for us to support the separation of those states from the sovereign Christian nation of Mexico, in violation of international law, and overstepping our UN mandate. That’s really going to come back and bite us in the ass.
I thought it traded to the US for the western half of Oklahoma and and player to be named later...
... that's after badass Any Jackson invaded spanish held Florida without the consent of the POTUS.
1763 Spain cedes Florida to England in exchange for Havana, Cuba as part of a bargain in the settlement of the Seven Years’ War. The east and west territories of Florida become the 14th and 15th British colonies in the Americas.
1776 American Revolution.
1784 Spain regains control of Florida from England as part of a peace treaty that ended the American Revolution.
1817-1818 First Seminole War.
1821 The United States acquires Florida from Spain as part of a deal to cancel $5 million in debts owed by the Spanish. Florida becomes a territory of the United States.
Yes, TGunner,We’re much better off living under guidelines, mandates, and the planned tyranny of the United Nations, instead of this sovereign nation stuff./sarc.
Do you seriously believe that it will not be?
Maybe come full circle with FL becoming "spanish" again in the not too distant future..
If Noel Malcolm is a historian so is David Irving. This guy is a paid anti-Serb propagandist.
I think the problem is more complicated than a simple recounting of who controlled what & when. Kosovo is a symbol to the Serbs in the way that Valley Forge is to us, or the Alamo was to Texas. It’s kinda hard to yield territory that is all rolled-up with the narrative of your national identity.
All one needs to do to see that Kosovo is Serbian terrirtory is look at the names of the Kosovo streets, parks and commons. Most of them are Serbian names. And even though the devil worshipping Muslims have burned down many ancient Christian Churches in Kosovo, many of these ancient Churches still remain. The name "Kosovo" itself means 'field of the blackbirds', the site where a battle between Christian Serbs and Islamofacists took place in 1389. Kosovo was a strategically important trade crossroads; and the Islamofacists defeated the Serbs in this battle, but decided to retreat after their victory, leaving the Serbs in partial control of Kosovo.
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