Skip to comments.Bolton: Washington committed serious mistake by recognizing Kosovo’s independence
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 Washingtons 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. Boltons opinion, makes support for Kosovos independence a pointless atavism.
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.
And McCain, even if he wins, won’t. Because Bolton has got a brain and isn’t a yes man.
Is he too forthright to be a presidential candidate - too many enemies?
If this straight-shootin’ Yosemite Sam is put on the ticket, I’d gladly vote for Juan McCrazy.
Kosovo is an arm of the Al Quito backed KLA drug runners!
Well it sure wasn’t obvious to the folks at the White House.
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).
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.
“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.
Recognized it? Hell, we engineered it!
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."
I'd switch my vote from Barr to Bolton. Bolton is infinitely better than McCain.
they got exposed to dumbtonium radiation
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!
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.
I think you’ve broken the code. Dumbtonium it is!
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.
“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.
But it will happen and we both know it.
Peace and justice will return to Kosovo-Metohija alongside the Serb Army, Bonly boy.
"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.By Wadham Peacock: "Albania: the Foundling State of Europe" in early 1990's
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."
1900’s I meant.
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.
"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.http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/bookrev/allen1.html Go ahead and tell how it's "Anti-Serb Soros propaganda"
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."
"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
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?
prometheus1982—I recall that nutjob. I really do believe that we have a mental case here...morphed into mafioso wannabe moron.
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?
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.
I’m liking Bolton more all the time.
Take care, Bokababe, you’re doing a good job.