Kosovo, the breakaway province of Serbia, has been under the UN administration since 1999, and unilaterally declared its independence from Serbia on Feb. 17. Belgrade has said the proclamation is null and void.
The latest incident follows violent outbreaks in Belgrade which culminated in an attack on the U.S. Embassy that left one person dead and dozens injured. Also Friday, Russia -- which has not recognized Kosovo's sovereignty -- said it has not ruled out using force to resolve the dispute over the territory if NATO forces breach the terms of their U.N. mandate.
"If the EU works out a single position or if NATO steps beyond its mandate in Kosovo, these organizations will be in conflict with the U.N., and then I think we will also begin operating under the assumption that in order to be respected, one needs to use force," Moscow's ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said, in comments carried by Russia's Interfax news agency. A spokesman for Russia's Foreign Ministry also warned that Kosovo's declaration would have a "negative impact." Russia may use force to resolve Kosovo issue
Even as I watch Bush ignore all common sense in his drive to totally control us and the entire World I never seem to be blown away by Bush's in your face ignorance of world order and what anyone thinks as he pursues his creation of a new societal, middle east, and World (dis)order! I really wanted to discuss the inevitable possibility of an Obama assassination and yesterdays Federal action towards that end But due to the quickly eroding Serbian, Russian situation I figured I would put that off till tomorrow barring any new dire developments in Bush's chaotic world!