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?”
Support from Zlin, Czech Republic: Kosovo is Serbia
A great video showing that the conflict in Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija remains unsolved:
Get the shirt “Kosovo Je Srce Srbije” and when you buy one, I donate $3 to Kosovo Serb Kids.
Club Jil in Zürich, Switzerland: “No entry for Albanians and Kosovars (Albanians from Kosovo, Serbia)” It seems that nobody likes them!
Lazar, from Inazawa, Aichi, Japan: “Kosovo je Srbija” (“Kosovo is Serbia” written in Serbian Latin)
Kosovo is not a country, it’s an American colony:
Partizan Belgrade vs Maccabi (Israel) in Belgrade Arena, 22.000 fans singing a Serbian patriotic song “Oj Kosovo, Kosovo”
Kosovo_____je (is)________Srbija (Serbia) ___________Fin (End)___Kraj
James George Jatras, a government and media relations specialist in Washington who formerly served as a foreign policy adviser to the U.S. Senate Republican leadership and as a U.S. diplomat, wrote an interesting article over at the American Council for Kosovo. Here’s a short excerpt but it’s worth reading the whole article:
In applying “Rule Two” in the Balkans, the U.S. has been explicit in its subjective intention to help Muslim communities and movements because they are Muslim. For example, as stated by then-House Foreign Affairs Chairman, the late Tom Lantos (D-CA), at a 2007 hearing on Kosovo:
Here [Kosovo] is yet another example [i.e. “yet another” after Bosnia] that the United States leads the way for the creation of a predominantly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe. This should be noted by both responsible leaders of Islamic governments, such as Indonesia, and also for jihadists of all color and hue. The United States’ principles are universal, and in this instance, the United States stands foursquare for the creation of an overwhelmingly Muslim country in the very heart of Europe.