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GEORGIA: The Poisonous Fruit of an “Independent” Kosovo

The obscure and terrible result (apart from the obvious bloodshed, displacement, and ruin)  of the hostilities in Georgia is what a break, what a victory it is for Islam. The global jihad could not have engineered it better.  Islam is served by a break in a US-Russo alliance.

Had we followed the Bush doctrine, a coherent plan of opposing jihad and Islamic expansion we could have kept our policies clear and cogent, and consistent of application, not in the least having an opportunity to maintain if not cordial at least not crises level communication with Russia, with no costs to allied policies such as advancing and promoting democracy and market economies consistent with our own. Instead, Condi,  Burns, Hadley were so busy trying to establish a terror state in the heart of Israel, theys have got this all fubar, "fucked up beyond all relief."  and, they delude themselves into thinking they advance American interests, in some odd, "complicated"  fashion.

Instead of defining our  philosophy "by a conscious, rational, disciplined process of thought and "scrupulously logical deliberation’ — we "accumulated a junk heap of unwarranted conclusions, false generalizations, undefined contradictions, undigested slogans, unidentified wishes, doubts and fears, thrown together by chance, but integrated by your subconscious into a kind of mongrel philosophy and fused into a single, solid weight: self-doubt, like a ball and chain in the place where your mind’s wings should have grown." Ayn Rand

The line in the sand was drawn with the US backing of an independent Kosovo.

 Bush offered military aid to a breakaway Kosovo. The Russians were The Serbian Parliament is set
to rejected Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence and Russia signaled that it will support Belgrade on this issue.

The Kosovan chickens are coming home to roost. *sigh* Back in February, Glick warned, KOSOVO’S STARK WARNING.

Back on March 8th I reported  that South Ossetia was seeking recognition – (with the rejoiner , "Hate to say I told ya so ………….they won’t be the first or the last) and Dr. Eldad wrote here, "The Muslim Republic of Kososo".

"The independence of Kosovo is a precedent that all EU countries with an ethnic minority should pursue"

South Ossetia: The perfect wrong war

Let’s review the
battle of arguments in the South Ossetia conflict and try to analyze
the essence while keeping an eye on the bigger picture, the one that
affects democracies’ national security and international efforts
against terror forces.

[…]   

The roots of the local conflict
Since 1999, the
outcome of the Western campaign in Kosovo brought about a parallel
status quo to the one established in South Ossetia and in Abkhasia
. In
short, NATO had created an autonomous area for the ethnic Albanians
inside a sovereign country, Serbia; while Russia and the CIS have
insured autonomous status for South Ossetians and Abkhasians inside
another sovereign state, Georgia.

From
a Russian perspective the two cases were linked and would eventually be
resolved via negotiations. From a Western perspective Kosovo was
"unique" and was to be resolved differently, that is granted
independence unilaterally
. But as long as Russian-American relations
especially under Presidents Bush and Putin were warm, the de facto
enclaves in Kosovo and Ossetia lived in stability.

The
challenge began when during winter 2008, the US and the European Union
decided to unleash Kosovo’s separation despite Serbia’s opposition. In
international jurisprudence, breaking away entities need validation by
the country the partition is going to affect. In Canada for example,
Quebec would always need the other provinces to agree on separation.
Agreement of "both sides" is usually sought.

But
in the case of Kosovo, for international political motivations,
including a gesture to please the Organization of the Islamic
Conference (OIC) in the midst of a campaign to win hearts and minds,
Washington and Brussels went ahead swiftly and endorsed Pristina’s
declaration of separation from Belgrade. The Western powers argued
that going back to Serbia was out of question for the Kosovars;
therefore going forward was the only option, despite Serbian claims
inside the province.

The
underlying geopolitical reasoning was that no force including the
Russians would be able to oppose the move. "They are too far" to
intervene, assumed the diplomats. But Moscow made its intentions known
the day of Kosovo’s declaration of independence.

And of course for more on  the Kosovo factor –  Julia Gorin today at Republican Riot:

All the Confused
Imposters Weigh in on South Ossetia

As people weigh in on the South Ossetia showdown now that a Balkans-rooted
crisis finally has their attention, they are starting the clock, and their
observations, from this incident as if it were isolated from that which
precipitated it. For example, you get posts like the one from Political Maven Monica Crowley yesterday, drawing
a Munich analogy well after the real Munich-style appeasement was done in Kosovo
when she wasn’t looking — at her country’s hands. Crowley writes:

When Nazi Germany seized control of Czechoslovakia in 1938, appeaser
extraordinaire Neville Chamberlain referred to it as “a faraway country of which
we know little.”

The Nazi invasion was based on the simple and reasonable enough-sounding
pretext that ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland wanted to be annexed to the
Fatherland. Hitler’s invasion of that small, seemingly insignificant country
led, of course, to total war in Europe and a global conflict that cost 100
million lives. All because the Western democracies didn’t see—or didn’t want to
see—the unsatiable appetites of an expansionist power led by a coldly
calculating mass murderer.

The insatiable appetites of an expansionist power are those of an
expansionist Islam, which early on set its sights on the Balkans. And the West
has been helping secure that prize for it. The “faraway country of which we know
little” was Yugoslavia, and the Munich analogy culminated in a faraway province
of which we know little, called Kosovo. In Kosovo, the Albanian-wrought NATO
invasion was based on the simple and reasonable enough-sounding pretext that
ethnic Albanians in Kosovo wanted to be annexed to the Fatherland (something
that Albanians have made no secret of despite our leaders’ denials and decoy
reasons for our support of a policy driven by the threat of violence).

The much more solid Kosovo-Munich parallels abound,
including from the author of the book Munich and from former
Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Jiří Dienstbier, who pointed out that the Czech
Republic’s reluctant decision to recognize Kosovo in June took place on the territory of the former Sudetenland. For
God’s sake, John McCain’s statement calling on the U.S. and EU to recognize the
illegal Muslim land grab in Kosovo as independence was prepared for a February security conference in Munich!

The current Russia-Georgia crisis is the “total war in Europe and a
global conflict costing millions of lives” of which Crowley speaks. It
is part of the chaos stemming from the U.S.-led NATO “invasion of that
small, seemingly insignificant country,” in which we did the Muslim Albanians’
bidding — first downplaying their Muslimness, then proudly announcing that we
were doing it to buy Islamic good will. Of course, one would have to have been
paying attention to the fallout from Bill Clinton’s congressionally unapproved
war to have a clue.

Crowley continues:

Russia has used the pretext that ethnic Russians living in a part of the
independent republic of Georgia want to be folded into Russia. The Georgians,
they say, are doing “ethnic cleansing” of the Russians there, requiring Russia
to intervene to defend them.

Of course, this requires Russian tanks, fighter jets, and now ground troops
to sweep into Georgia proper, killing thousands while they begin to occupy the
country.

Where is Crowley’s cynicism about the “ethnic cleansing” claims that continue
to be used to justify wresting Kosovo from sovereign Serbian land even nine
years after those claims were debunked the very year of our invasion by every
major newspaper after we all moved on — including by the late Daniel Pearl? An invasion in which we
didn’t have even the minimal interest and kinship that the Russians can use for
their much more solid pretext. An invasion which “of course required [NATO]
tanks, fighter jets, and” — if Wesley Clark, John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and
even George W. Bush had their way –”ground troops to sweep into [Serbia] proper,
killing thousands while they begin to occupy the country.”

Go, read Gorin.

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