Graffiti in Valladolid, Spain: “Kosovo és Sèrbia” (Kosovo is Serbia) with painted territory of Kosovo in colors of Serbian flag. Thank you amigos for your support!
Jonathan Manikas, an American man, uploaded yesterday to Youtube a poignant video where he apologizes to Serbian people for the bombing of Serbia in 1999. He wrote:
On top of the 2,500 Serbian civilians murdered by U.S.-led NATO, the targeted bombing of civilian infrastructure (such as electricity & water supplies, and communication systems) is a war crime under international law as well.
The bombing was more about geopolitics, with the Pentagon’s intention to extend NATO’s borders to gain military & economic influence at the front door of Russia, than it was about a “humanitarian mission” (obviously).
I’m so sorry what I as an American did to your nation.
Well, watch his video:
The world’s largest social network Facebook has listed Kosovo as a country more than five years after the breakaway territory proclaimed independence from Serbia. Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said in a statement that he “was informed (on Monday) by senior Facebook executives… about including Kosovo in the global social network”.
Shame on you Facebook. Kosovo and Metohija is a stolen and occupied Serbian province. Kosovo is not a country, and China, Russia, Spain, India and a majority of the countries of this world has not recognized Kosovo as a country. So, why do you do that? Kosovo is Serbia for ever. We’ll get it back sooner or later.
This well-researched article written by Anna Möller-Loswick argues against independence for Kosovo and has based this argument on two major themes: the principle of national self-determination and possible consequences of a unilateral secession.
In the first section, it demonstrates that the arguments for national self- determination based on international law and a liberal notion of democracy were not convincing. Secondly, this essay analyses possible consequences of a unilateral secession and concluded that the risks that follow with secession simply are too great, not only for minorities and the prospects of democracy in Kosovo but for the entire region since there is an overwhelming risk of destabilisation.
Well, read the whole article entitled ‘Should Kosovo Become Independent?”
Nice video showing my city, Belgrade. 5 years ago, when I told my French friends that I was moving there with my young daughter, they told me I was crazy, and that there was still war there, and that Serbs were monsters.
Let me told you something. It’s not true at all. Serbian people are the most friendly people I have ever met, and Serbia is a wonderful country, and Belgrade a vibrant city, more safe than any European Capitals. I will stay forever here in Serbia, and I hope more people will come to see that Serbia, and Belgrade is not what you think it is. Well, watch this video of my city:
Megan, a Tasmanian-born journalist, has visited 20 countries in the last two years. She spent recently three weeks in Serbia, and liked it. Serbia was a highlight of her travels. Here is a short excerpt of her blog post talking about Serbia:
Serbia hadn’t not crossed my mind as a country to visit on its own. It was always going to be a “while I’m in that kinda area I’ll visit…..” I didn’t know much about it so my time there was eye opening in many ways.
There is so much to love about Serbia. The people are among the friendliest I have come across. So genuine, welcoming and kind. I love their sense of humour, which is often compared to the larrikin nature Australians are famous for. As a relatively poor country (the average monthly wage is about €300), travelling in Serbia is incredibly cheap for me and I enjoyed not having to think about my budget as much as I might in other places. I loved that there was so much I didn’t know and therefore so much to discover.
I spent three weeks in Serbia. Not a long time in the scheme of things, but more than most travellers spare – that’s if they come here at all. This wonderful Balkan heartland was a highlight of my travels, during which I’ve visited 20 countries in the last two years.