Skip to comments.Trump pushes for breakthrough peace deal between Kosovo, Serbia
Posted on 01/09/2019 1:40:07 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
The Trump administration is working to score what it hopes to be another foreign policy win, this time by encouraging leaders from Serbia and Kosovo to sign a peace agreement in a ceremony that could take place at the White House.
Trump recently sent letters to both Thaci and Serb President Aleksandar Vucic, asking they accelerate negotiations in an effort to resolve their impasse. As first reported in the Washington Post, Thaci and Vucic published their versions of the Trump letter online.
Failure to capitalize on this unique opportunity would be a tragic setback, as another chance for a comprehensive peace is unlikely to occur again soon, Trump wrote to the Kosovar leader.
Bringing the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia together for a White House ceremony would be seen as a major accomplishment. The deep-seated animosity between the Serbs and Kosovars, who are ethnic Albanians and are predominately Muslim, stretches back centuries.
One expert welcomed the increased U.S. attention on the Kosovo-Serbia issue, particularly in the context of the larger Balkans framework.
"The rising tensions between Serbia and Kosovo -- and the way in which Serbia and Russia are working together to foment instability in neighboring Bosnia - pose a real threat to regional peace," said Daniel Baer, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and advisor to Foreign Policy for America.
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Sorry Mr. President, but this is diplomatic masturbation.
Trump should get a peace prize if it wasnt such a joke.
Hold onto your wallets people.
Obozzo would have sent drones to blow up both sides.
Trump is the Peace President.
Mark my words. This “diplomacy” will just set up the US taxpayer for another good solid azz-raping .
And G Washington would have watched from afar - seeing no US national interest.
Today national interest means DC says, “look, isn’t that interesting?”
I voted for this president because I WANTED WORLD PEACE (and a wall).
Looks like I may get it!
Kosovo is not a nation. If it is, so are Donbass and other areas of the world where we won’t be happy with the results.
Some US states near Mexico could be heading this way, too.
Kosovo is Serbia!
He could bring peace to the entire Middle East and his critics wouldn’t care.
How many of our troops are there?
Kosovo IS Serbia!!!!
Thaci is a petty thug and a criminal, and is in NO WAY a good negotiating partner for anyone!!!!
The U.S. should withdraw from Camp Bondsteel, and leave the clinton-worshipping Albanian occupiers of Kosovo to their fate!!!!
In the meantime, President Trump should earn his Nobel Peace Prize by bringing peace to the Koreas. There is no “peace prize” that one can earn by recognizing the muslim conquest of Serbian Kosovo!!!!!
Man - I didn’t understand this conflict the first time around and I’m much too old to try to understand it now. I would need an easy to read scorecard telling me who the bad guys are and who the good guys are. But do I care? Not really! We’re going to be too busy keeping our eyes on these dirt bags in our own House and Senate...
What most folks forget when dealing with This President - When everyone is focused on one thing (today the shutdown and the wall), Mr. Trump is behind the scenes working an entirely different deal to completion while everyone's eyes are off the ball.
I sometimes think he ratchets events up a few notches just to allow him that vacuum to get things done.
Agree...he’s not going to bother himself with the petty crap by the Democrats, or their media.
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