Skip to comments.Column One: Kosovo's stark warning
Posted on 02/24/2008 7:53:13 AM PST by kronos77
Kosovo's US-backed declaration of independence is deeply troubling. By setting a precedent of legitimizing the secession of disaffected minorities, it weakens the long-term viability of multi-ethnic states. In so doing, it destabilizes the already stressed state-based international system.
States as diverse as Canada, Morocco, Spain, Georgia, Russia and China currently suffer problems with politicized minorities. They are deeply concerned by the Kosovo precedent. Even the US has latent sovereignty issues with its increasingly politicized Hispanic minority along its border with Mexico. It may one day experience a domestic backlash from its support for Kosovar independence from Serbia.
Setting aside the global implications, it is hard to see how Kosovo constitutes a viable state. Its 40 percent unemployment is a function of the absence of proper economic and governing infrastructures.
In November, a European Commission report detailed the Kosovo Liberation Army's failure to build functioning governing apparatuses. The report noted that "due to a lack of clear political will to fight corruption, and to insufficient legislative and implementing measures, corruption is still widespread... Civil servants are still vulnerable to political interference, corrupt practices and nepotism." Moreover, "Kosovo's public administration remains weak and inefficient."
The report continued, "The composition of the government anti-corruption council does not sufficiently guarantee its impartiality," and "little progress can be reported in the area of organized crime and combating of trafficking in human beings."
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Good Morning Kronos.
Good afternoon from here in Serbia:)
My gosh, this is a clear argument! Not all revolutions are good!
“Its 40 percent unemployment is a function of the absence of proper economic and governing infrastructures.”
In other words. Kosovo will be another bottomless pit for foreign aid. Not to mention a foothold for sharia law.
I always thought you were here in the US. That makes you our man on the scene then.
I have to wonder if George Soros is working behind the scenes and one hand is on the Democrat puppet, and one hand on the Republican puppet.
So you are actually there in Serbia...woooo...stay safe.
GO SERBS! :-)
Thanks, so you are first to get news from battlefield:)
Well, at least in this one respect, Spain has got it right and is not recognizing Kosovo independence.
We made it into this one.
“The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo.We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early ‘90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world. Funny how we just keep digging the hole deeper!”Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie
He has his man in position.