and this from best resource on Kosovo and the Balkans (Gorin)
This is all the context anyone needs to interpret the significance, or lack
thereof, of the Karadzic capture. From Dr. Srdja Trifkovic in Chronicles
Magazine: Karadzic’s Arrest: Bosnian Myths Rehashed
More depressing Bush policy
Our Misguided Policy in the Balkans
by Richard Jansen
Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia on February 17 this year with the
backing of the United States.
Kosovo’s new Constitution took effect on
June16, nine years almost to the day that the Kosovo war ended with UN
resolution 1244. President Bush will welcome President Fatmir Sejdiu and Prime
Minister Hashim Thaci of the Republic of Kosovo to the White House on July 21,
2008. According to an announcement from the White House: “The President looks
forward to meeting with President Sejdiu and Prime Minister Thaci during their
first visit to the United States as leaders of an independent Kosovo. The visit
will provide an opportunity for the President to discuss with President Sejdiu
and Prime Minister Thaci his strong support for the efforts of the Kosovo
Government to build a democratic, prosperous, multiethnic state with
institutions that serve all of Kosovo’s citizens”
As reported by Yahoo News on July 17 His Grace ARTEMIJE, Bishop of Ras
and Prizren, and pastor of Orthodox Christians in the Serbian province
of Kosovo and Metohija issued the following statement: "On July 21,
President George W. Bush is scheduled to meet with Hashim Thaci,
styled by some ‘Prime Minister’ of the separatist Albanian Muslim
administration in the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. As
pastor of the Orthodox Christian people of Kosovo, I protest to the
fullest possible degree the fact that President Bush would bring
dishonor on his office and sully the good name of the American nation
by receiving such an infamous terrorist, war criminal, and organized
crime chieftain." This is not good news. The Serbian Parliament is set
to reject Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence and Russia
has signaled that it will support Belgrade on this issue.
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