Skip to comments.Obama's 'Incredible Mistake' over Phantom Kosovo Referendum
Posted on 03/27/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT by Hoodat
U.S. President Barack Obama has caused confusion after claiming yesterday that Kosovo held a UN-assisted referendum for self-determination misleading people over the true origins of the country. The U.S. President used the example to hit out against Russia's annexation of Crimea, but experts have noted that no such referendum took place, and implied that Obama's "incredible mistake" should elicit a retraction or correction from the White House.
The error came in a speech delivered at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and has been remarked upon to Breitbart London by regional experts from both the United Kingdom and indeed from Kosovo. One source said the faux-pas was "the very last thing Kosovo and Serbia need" as the two seek to strengthen relations.
Obama said in his speech yesterday: "...Kosovo only left Serbia after a referendum was organised not outside the boundaries of international law, but in careful cooperation with the United Nations and with Kosovos neighbours. None of that even came close to happening in Crimea."
But none of it came close to happening in Kosovo either, as Milos Subotic, the International Relations Officer of the University of Pristina, Kosovo told Breitbart London.
"During his yesterday speech in Brussels, President Obama showed a lack of knowledge of the political situation in Kosovo. Kosovo never organised any kind of referendum, but the Assembly of Provisional Institutions of self-government of Kosovo made a unilateral declaration of independence on February 17th 2008.
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The truth doesn’t matter. Just make something up.
Well, yes. It used to be that idiot Presidents had knowledgeable advisors to brief them. But Obama hasn’t appointed any knowledgeable advisors in any branch of government. Not one.
But, as Hillary would say, “What difference at this point, what difference does it make?”
Liberals rewrite history to fit their agenda and their view of how the world should operate. Hillary is an expert at this because she has learned that the media will turn her lies into facts.
I was starting to think I was the only one who caught that idiotic comment.
Good thing Obama isn’t a Republican, otherwise he’d never hear the end of this.
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This President is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the country. How could one make such an incredibly stupid error? Arrogance. Most people who know nothing about Kosovo would refrain from lecturing about it in public, you'd think.
Yet another moment of glaring contrast with respect to media coverage. Had GWB done this it would be 24/7 coverage with panels of “experts” bemoaning his “incredible lack of knowledge of the world.” But because it’s B. Hussein...nothing but *crickets*.
The idiots around this idiot think they know everything. Their arrogance is astounding. They have the National Security staff and the entire State Department at their disposal and they don’t bother to fact check this???
"For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read!"
Imagine that, Obama and Clinton DemoRats have a fantasy election in Kosovo, and Crimea has a real one in Crimea.
the hidden (sinister) forces that program TOTUS have access to the entire world’s storehouse of learning and information....
you’d think Soros’ scriveners would check basic facts (even on Wikipedia?) before sending their scripts to TOTUS for their sock puppet to read into the tv cameras
none of the above requires any intelligence whatsoever by the sock
The fact that the media chose to ignore the Kosovo lie says a lot.
People that are idiots have a tendency to surround themselves with people that are bigger idiots than themselves so they are always the smartest person in the room.
Ever since Hillary’s landing in Sarajevo under sniper fire, I’ve had so much respect for her personal physical courage that I don’t worry about the occasional trivial error on the facts. [Note: Even though Hillary “misspoke” and it was actually a little girl presenting her with roses and not battle-hardened snipers trying to take her head off, we all make minor errors and it’s the thought that counts. Isn’t it?]