I had to ignore the entire mess to discuss a very strategic mess still developing thanks to Bush, the EU, and NATO because it went beyond control today and it will be part of this growing all out world war three and all sides will see to it. That is Kosovo! Kosovo has formally declared its independence from Serbia and become the world's newest state in a move opposed by Serbia and Russia but backed by many western governments. Lawmakers in the legislature of the former Serbian province approved the declaration of independence at an extraordinary session Sunday afternoon. It was read out in Albanian, Serbian and English by prime minister Hashim Thaci before the approval of state symbols including Kosovar's new national flag and anthem. Thaci said that Kosovo was an "independent and democratic" state, adding: "From this day onwards, Kosovo is proud, independent and free."
President George Bush said Sunday that Kosovo's status must be resolved before the Balkans can become stable and that the United States supports the Ahtisaari plan which calls for a form of supervised independence. Forget about it! This will be a very vital front on the still developing world war! The European Union decided Saturday to launch a mission of about 2,000 police and judicial officers to replace the United Nations mission that has been controlling the province since the end of the war with Serbia in 1999. To hell you say! we will end up here permanently too and we'll be fighting Serbia and Russia!
Bush said the Ahtisaari plan -- named after former Finnish President Marti Ahtisaari -- is the best option. The proposal would give Kosovo limited statehood under international supervision. President Bush added that "it's in Serbia's interest to be aligned with Europe and the Serbian people can know that they have a friend in America." "We are heartened by the fact that the Kosovo government has clearly proclaimed its willingness and its desire to support Serbian rights in Kosovo," Bush said. He is a friggen idiot!
Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has promised his country will refrain from using force against Kosovo after independence, though he has warned that Serbia will take punitive diplomatic, political, and economic measures against the province. Russia, Serbia's historic ally has remained opposed to Kosovo's independence. Russia, which has fought two wars against separatist rebels in its southwestern republic of Chechnya, has said that U.S. and European support for Kosovo's independence could lead to an "uncontrollable crisis" in the Balkans. You can be guaranteed of that! Kosovo declares Independence
Russia tries one last plea! Russia on Sunday urged the United Nations to annul Kosovo's declaration of independence and said it could cause an escalation in ethnic violence in the region.
A spokeswoman for the Russian U.N. mission said Moscow had called for Security Council consultations on the Kosovo independence declaration made earlier in the day. Other diplomats said consultations would take place at 1800 GMT. Belgrade branded Kosovo a "false state". The United States and most members of the European Union are expected to grant recognition soon. Russia has backed its ally Serbia in opposing independence for Kosovo. Before Sunday, it warned recognizing Kosovo independence would create a dangerous legal precedent, opening a "Pandora's Box" of separatist tension across Europe. You can count on it and Bush is banking on it in his drive to control us and follow his new (dis)order Forever War!
"Those who are considering supporting separatism should understand what dangerous consequences their actions threaten to have for world order, international stability and the authority of the U.N. Security Council's decisions that took decades to build," said the foreign ministry statement. "Russia fully supports the reaction of the Serbian leadership to the events in Kosovo and its justified demands to restore the territorial integrity of the country. Russia urges annullment