Monday, February 18, 2008

Oh, Shit.

From the NYTimes:

"Serbs in Kosovo Vow to Remain Part of Serbia."

It is logical, of course. If the international community recognizes the independence of Kosovo on the basis of its largely Albanian population and its mistreatment at the hands of the Serbs, then it would be blatantly two-faced not to recognize a similar claim by the Serb population of Northern Kosovo to join Serbia on precisely the same grounds.

We are seeing precisely the same dynamic occurred when Croatia's independence was quickly recognized, as the expense of the Krajina Serbs. That dynamic sparked a bloody four-year war. Will the West learn the lessons of history?

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