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Bolton: Washington committed serious mistake by recognizing Kosovo’s independence
RUVR ^ | June 26, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 06/26/2008 11:23:57 PM PDT by Bokababe

American Deputy Secretary of State John Bolton believes the United States committed a serious mistake when it recognized the independence of Kosovo. He fears such policy may escalate tensions in the Balkans. In an interview for the Russian news agency Interfax, Mr. Bolton remarked that Washington’s policy was on autopilot since the regime of the late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. But the situation has changed considerably after the democratic government took over, which, in Mr. Bolton’s opinion, makes support for Kosovo’s independence a pointless atavism.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antichristian; appeasement; bolton; clintonswar; geopolitics; islamofascists; jihad; kosovo; serbia; wrongplace; wrongside; wrongtime; wrongwar
Why doesn't someone make John Bolton Secretary of State?
1 posted on 06/26/2008 11:23:58 PM PDT by Bokababe
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To: Bokababe

Why doesn’t someone make John Bolton Secretary of State?

For 6 months? Would he want it? I don’t think that President Bush is going to replace anyone at this point.


2 posted on 06/26/2008 11:28:38 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

And McCain, even if he wins, won’t. Because Bolton has got a brain and isn’t a yes man.


3 posted on 06/26/2008 11:33:28 PM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

4 posted on 06/27/2008 12:00:57 AM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Savage's analysis of the POTUS race The “Afro-Leninist v. the sarcophagus”.)
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To: Bokababe
From the UK: John Boulton comes over as the most sensible man on the planet.

Is he too forthright to be a presidential candidate - too many enemies?

5 posted on 06/27/2008 12:34:06 AM PDT by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: vimto; dennisw

If this straight-shootin’ Yosemite Sam is put on the ticket, I’d gladly vote for Juan McCrazy.


6 posted on 06/27/2008 12:38:31 AM PDT by Ezekiel
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To: Bokababe

Kosovo is an arm of the Al Quito backed KLA drug runners!


7 posted on 06/27/2008 12:53:06 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (McCain will send a self-abused stomped elephant to the DRNC.)
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To: Liberty2007

Well it sure wasn’t obvious to the folks at the White House.


8 posted on 06/27/2008 1:14:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: vimto

Bolton’s enemies in Congress and the State Dept are probably
less because of his being “forthright”, and more because
he is pro-America (unlike them).


9 posted on 06/27/2008 2:39:28 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Bokababe
Why doesn't someone make John Bolton Secretary of State?

Why doesn't John Bolton pull papers and run for office? I see him as a self appointed ministre sans portefeuille. Test the waters John.

10 posted on 06/27/2008 2:52:06 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: ninonitti

“Why doesn’t someone make John Bolton Secretary of State?”

Ever hear the name “Bork”?

“Why doesn’t John Bolton pull papers and run for office?”

I’d vote for John Bolton for any position he wanted to run for.


11 posted on 06/27/2008 4:22:51 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Bokababe
United States...recognized the independence of Kosovo.

Recognized it? Hell, we engineered it!

12 posted on 06/27/2008 5:07:56 AM PDT by Rudder
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To: Bokababe
Why doesn't someone make John Bolton Secretary of State?

Because he's completely full of crap. During the 1990s he was a strong advocate of U.S. military intervention in the Balkans to topple the Serb government and separate Kosovo from "greater Yugoslavia."

13 posted on 06/27/2008 5:14:32 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: ninonitti
Why doesn't John Bolton pull papers and run for office?

I'd switch my vote from Barr to Bolton. Bolton is infinitely better than McCain.

14 posted on 06/27/2008 5:16:09 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: DoughtyOne

they got exposed to dumbtonium radiation


15 posted on 06/27/2008 5:25:08 AM PDT by Liberty2007 (Here's Savage's analysis of the POTUS race The “Afro-Leninist v. the sarcophagus”.)
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To: rockinqsranch

bttt


16 posted on 06/27/2008 5:28:17 AM PDT by Guenevere (If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: Ezekiel
"If this straight-shootin’ Yosemite Sam is put on the ticket, I’d gladly vote for Juan McCrazy.

Hey if Bolton was RVP candidate, even I'd think about voting for McCrazy -- but not without hoping and praying that McCain would fossilize before Inauguration Day!

17 posted on 06/27/2008 9:57:38 AM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Bokababe

No kidding.


18 posted on 06/27/2008 10:04:24 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: All

What I don’t understand here is Bolton is Undersecretary of State, and even after Bush has decided for Kosovo Independence, Bolton is still talking about this — to Russia, no less. Kind of a surprise that Bolton wouldn’t fall in line with the Administration’s position, regardless of what he thought or had said previously.

Bolton is right on this, but it does make you wonder what goes on over there at Foggy Bottom and why Bolton doesn’t give a darn what Bush — or even McCain— thinks.


19 posted on 06/27/2008 10:11:17 AM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Liberty2007

I think you’ve broken the code. Dumbtonium it is!


20 posted on 06/27/2008 11:49:20 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: Alberta's Child

Documentation? I’m not saying it is not true, but I thought I was following Serb/Kosovo situation fairly closely in the 1990s, and I don’t recall hearing of John Bolton much before when he was nominated for the UN post.


21 posted on 06/27/2008 11:57:58 AM PDT by Binghamton_native
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone; NYC Republican; Tailgunner Joe
Welcome to reality, boys.
22 posted on 07/02/2008 9:01:24 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib

“Welcome to reality, boys. “

Thank you. The reality is: No Serb soldier will set foot in Kosovo (it will be one day Albania) for a long, long, long time. We can never say never as a virus might kill only Albanians but don’t count on it.

‘’In the event of conflict in Kosovo caused by Serbian action, the United States will be prepared to employ military force against the Serbians in Kosovo and in Serbia proper.’’

President George Bush in a letter to Slobodan Milosevic, then Serbian President, Dec. 25, 1992.

Bolton is a nobody when it comes to making official policy. The US has spoken. Serbs need to invest in reading comprehension courses. When US threatens “military force” that is usually not good.


23 posted on 07/02/2008 9:11:51 PM PDT by Santino Sonny Corleone
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone
No Serb soldier will set foot in Kosovo (it will be one day Albania) for a long, long, long time.

But it will happen and we both know it.

Peace and justice will return to Kosovo-Metohija alongside the Serb Army, Bonly boy.

24 posted on 07/03/2008 6:16:37 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib; Diocletian
"Peace and justice will return to Kosovo-Metohija alongside the Serb Army"

Make sure you talk to Russia first, you will need a place to settle should you start. It will be a fight, not a propaganda or whining match.

"The Albanian regards the Slav as an intruder and a robber; the Slav looks on the Albanian as an inconvenient person who, though occasionally beaten, has always refused to be conquered; and, having the inestimable advantage of being more skilled in literature, he has consistently represented the voiceless Albanian as a brigand and a plunderer of Slav villages.

As a matter of history, the boot is on the other foot. Setting aside the fact that both Albanian and Slav can be, and are, brigands on occasion, the Albanian and his kindred had been for centuries quarrelling comfortably among themselves when the Slav hordes poured across the Danube, and drove the old inhabitants by sheer weight of numbers from the plains to the uplands, and from the uplands to the mountains."
By Wadham Peacock: "Albania: the Foundling State of Europe" in early 1990's



We came down from the mountains to get what's always been ours. Once in Russia you'll start b-tching about "the atrocities done to Serbs," just as you did after Operation Storm, but no one will care.
25 posted on 07/03/2008 8:00:19 AM PDT by Santino Sonny Corleone
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone

1900’s I meant.


26 posted on 07/03/2008 8:01:26 AM PDT by Santino Sonny Corleone
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone

You’ll run like frightened chickens from the shadow of an armed Serb.

Kosovo is Serbian and it will be again. The Roma and the Jews will also be able to live in peace there again.

Enjoy your temporary residence there, it won’t last long, regardless of how many old women the KLA scum drown in bathtubs.


27 posted on 07/03/2008 8:17:56 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib
"You’ll run like frightened chickens from the shadow of an armed Serb."

The next time you will not be the only one having tanks or airplanes (that's why it will not be a next time for cowardly Serbs):
"As defined by Allen, rape warfare is "a military policy for the purpose of genocide currently practiced in Bosnia-Herzegovina (B-H) and Croatia by members of the Yugoslav Army, the Bosnian Serb forces, Serb militias in Croatia and B-H, the irregular Serb forces known as Chetniks, and Serb civilians." There are three main forms of this "genocidal rape" that Allen has identified. First, Chetniks or other Serb forces enter a B-H or Croatian village, take several women of varying ages from their homes, rape them in public view, and depart.

The news of this atrocious event spreads rapidly throughout the village. Several days later, regular Bosnian Serb soldiers or Serb soldiers from the Yugoslav Army arrive and offer the now-terrified residents safe passage away from the village on the condition they never return. Most accept, leaving the village abandoned to the Serbs and thus furthering the genocidal plan of "ethnic cleansing."
http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/allen1.html Go ahead and tell how it's "Anti-Serb Soros propaganda"
28 posted on 07/03/2008 9:14:34 AM PDT by Santino Sonny Corleone
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone
It's unlikely you'll trick the West into supplying either to the Jihadist KLA again.

"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

29 posted on 07/03/2008 9:52:39 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone

Yes, you attempted to use that same argument right before your most recent ban, but MacKenzie still told the truth.

By the way, Bonly, what was that last screen name you were using?


31 posted on 07/03/2008 12:29:40 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone; Admin Moderator
Oh that's right, you tried to use this accusation when you were posting as prometheus1982. I couldn't find the direct reference because all of your postings under that screen name were removed by the Admin Moderator.
32 posted on 07/03/2008 12:39:37 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib
It's not an accusation, it's the truth and it doesn't change. Talking about lies and myths, Lazar surrendered:

"The fact that Lazar and a good number of his knights surrendered in a vain attempt to save their lives did not excuse Vuk's failure to continue fighting...in truth the story of Vuk's treason was the direct result of a propaganda campaign initiated by Milica's supporter's [Serbian Queen Milica is the Sultan's mother in law too] as part of her quarrel with the prince."

By http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Gerolymatos page 29.
The Balkan Wars: Conquest, Revolution, and Retribution from the Ottoman Era to the Twentieth Century and Beyond page 29
33 posted on 07/03/2008 1:37:19 PM PDT by Santino Sonny Corleone
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To: FormerLib

prometheus1982—I recall that nutjob. I really do believe that we have a mental case here...morphed into mafioso wannabe moron.


34 posted on 07/03/2008 5:20:56 PM PDT by eleni121 (EN TOUTO NIKA!! +)
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To: Santino Sonny Corleone

Speaking of the truth, Appalled but not surprised, Ronly Bonly Jones, old-and-old, The Great Prophet Zarquon, prometheus1982, etc., the truth is that an honorable man would have stayed banned the first time they dropped the stick on you.

But we do so enjoy watching you bring it upon yourself once again.

Hey, going to tell us more Bravo Sierra about your alleged time in JAG?


35 posted on 07/03/2008 5:24:31 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: eleni121

This nutjob has set a record for morphing screen names, but like a mindless moth drawn to the flame, he barges onto the Balkans thread, spewing forth his hatred of all things Serbian until they kick him out again.


36 posted on 07/03/2008 5:32:41 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: Bokababe

I’m liking Bolton more all the time.

Take care, Bokababe, you’re doing a good job.


37 posted on 07/03/2008 5:59:17 PM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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