Kosovo independence – a triumph for EU foreign policy
The elections in Kosovo have necessitated an ethnic cleansing to which the world has been both blind and deaf. The British government and the EU may be jubilant, but this is no triumph, for there has been a systematic elimination of 230,000 mainly Serbs but also Jews and gypsies from Kosovo since the UN took over in 1999. 311 out of 427 Serb settlements in Kosovo have been completely ethnically cleansed since the war by NATO and the EU to ‘prevent ethnic cleansing’. Those responsible for that ethnic cleansing now form the ‘government’ of Kosovo.
The US, EU, UN and NATO must now observe the ascension of a war criminal to lead the fledgling government. The supreme irony must be is that NATO and the UN have contributed to the very ethnic cleansing which they attacked Serbia to prevent. The result of the Yugoslav war is the ethnic cleansing not by Serbs but of Serbs - hundreds of thousands of them.
It is perhaps logical that the illegal UN-unapproved war against Serbia should be reaching its conclusion illegally. Without the approval of the UN the internationally recognised territory of Kosovo is being handed over to a murderous terrorist clique (the KLA) whose power is built upon ethnic cleansing. The new prime minister insists, however, that ‘Kosovo would be a democratic country that respected the rights of all ethnic communities’.
So that’s alright then: we have his word for it.
Serbia's prime minister has denounced the US for helping create a ‘false state’, and Serbia's ally, Russia, has called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting. Serbia claims that Kosovo's declaration of independence violates Serbia's sovereignty and threatened a a new escalation of tension and ethnic violence in the region - a new conflict in the Balkans.
The three supranational institutions in which the British and American governments play a prominent role - the EU, NATO and the UN - undoubtedly have blood on their hands. Yet the instinct of the British and US governments is to support the integrity of Yugoslavia and resist Germany’s plans to re-establish their Second World War pattern of Balkan allies. But, according to Freenations, ‘a fatal infestation of fascist-inclined corporatists penetrated the US State Department, and Germany forced the pace in the EU, recognising (along with the Vatican) the embryo State of Croatia in 1991.
‘Thus does Europe go full circle and thus do the US and UK find themselves on the side of their enemies, destroying their traditional allies.
‘So basic is the historical religious and ethnic foundation of Kosovo as a Serb province that its secession would be like Britain losing Kent (with Canterbury) to France. There is a far better case for the secession of Bavaria from Germany - but of course Germany only promotes regional and ethnic secession in other European countries, not at home!’
And to what piece of music have Kosovo's leaders decided to announce their independence?
Beethoven's ‘Ode to Joy’, of course...