A Muslim youth snaps a picture of his friend urinating into the ruins
of a church freshly destroyed by other Muslims (Kosovo, 2004).
* John Bolton says what we have been saying here all along:
“Free Kosovo a Door for Islamic Radicals,” from Javno (thanks to JW):
Independent Kosovo will endanger the stability in the Balkans once again, estimated the American ambassador at the UN, John Bolton.
I think that there is a significant risk that the instability in the Balkans will continue in Bosnia and other areas where ethnic groups do not live in a country they refuse, said Bolton in an interview for Glas Amerike reported in Serbian language.
Kosovo will be a weak country submissive to Islamic radical forces which will spread its influence in the area with the support of singular Albanians and so potentially open the door to radicals in Europe, Bolton estimated.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) â€” Russia tried to block Kosovo’s independence during a closed-door emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Sunday, saying it is deeply concerned about the safety of Serbs living in the territory.
The discussion among members of the 15-member council continued to expose their divisions on the future of Kosovo. Russia backs its close ally Serbia, while the United States, Britain, France and other European Union members support Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanians.
The council met at the request of Serbia and Russia, which argue that Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia made earlier Sunday violates a 1999 council resolution that authorizes the U.N. to administer the territory.
Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of a false state is the final act of a policy that started with the NATO aggression against Serbia in 1999,’ Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said.
“We expect from the UN mission and from the NATO representatives in Kosovo that they do their duty and annul Pristina’s decision,’ the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the Interfax news agency.
Albanian Heroin Republic Successfully Established!Â
In the capital, Pristina, the mood was jubilant. Thousands of ethnic Albanians braved subfreezing temperatures to ride on the roofs of their cars, singing patriotic songs and chanting: “KLA! KLA!” the acronym for the now-disbanded rebel Kosovo Liberation Army.
From “KLA rebels train in terrorist camps,”
by Jerry Seper for the Washington Times in 1999:
Some members of the Kosovo Liberation Army, which has financed its war effort through the sale of heroin, were trained in terrorist camps run by international fugitive Osama bin Laden…