Kosovo separatists are dreaming to occupy the north Kosovo

Former Kosovo PM Agim Ceku told reporters on Sunday 26th Oct. 2008, that the government in Priština should declare the northern part of Kosovo “a zone of special interest”.  “If this part of Kosovo is declared a zone of special interest, that means presence of state officials of Kosovo must be secured there. Those officials would work there and be the state authority of Kosovo,…, such measures in the Serb-dominated north which rejects Priština’s authority would be “temporary”.

Ceku, who is the leader of the Social Democratic Party, said the Thaci government has no concrete plan to spread its authority in the north. For his part, Ceku did no rule out using force to achieve this. “Use of force is the task of every security organ. I would not say use of violence, but of force, if necessary. The functioning of the state and government in every part of the country is the task of institutions, which have their instruments and powers. Force is one of those powers,” he elaborated.

Ceku’s wish is of course easy to understand in dreamworld he is living in.  The fact de jure however is that acording highest international law (UNSC 1244, UN Charter etc.) Kosovo still is under Serbia’s sovereignty, International Court of Justice is giving its opinion about province’s unilateral declaration of independence btw asked by UN General Assembly.

Whatever – depending point of view – status Kosovo has, the province is de facto administrated by international community.  However the administration is still in full chaos because there is administrators more than enough.  1st (not order of authority) we have European Union Special reparesentative (EUSR) who is douple hatted as chef of International Community Office;  2nd we have Head of EU Commission lianson office; 3rd we have EULEX mission; 4th there is KFOR troops including Europe’s second largest Nato base, 5th international administrator is from UN side – SRSG as Head of UNMIK mission.   All these administrators are playing in the same sandbox wondering who is doing what and where.  In addition in Kosovo is also local stakeholders like separatist governments institutions in areas habitated by Abanians and parallel Serb institutions in areas habitated by Serbs.

The fact on the ground is that northern part of Kosovo is integrated to Serbia like it always has been, as well those pats south of Ibar river, which are not ethnically cleansed by Kosovo Albanians.  Between ethnic groups a huge operation of international community is going on with its foggy ideas.

Coming back to original statements of ex-PM Ceku – who BTW before was wanted about his war crimes – they may reflect the frustration to present situation and this has some potential to escallate violence again. If this self-declared quasi-independent puppet-state wants to start again some new conflict in Balkans lets hope that international community does not go to the same trap than before.

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5 Responses to Kosovo separatists are dreaming to occupy the north Kosovo

  1. separatist says:

    Rather than making an analysis this guy is giving political statements and asssumption. If he is so sure that Kosovo is Integral part of Serbia why there is Republic of Kosovo recognised by the most civilised and economically strongest countries in the World.

  2. arirusila says:

    To separatist – as said in Blog headline, my blog is my perspective, not a scientific analysis. My perspective can also be partial to counterbalance the successful albanian/muslim/US propaganda in western mainstream media.

  3. dr. adhamudhi says:

    I assume that you understand yourself and it is not necessary to mention how biased the article is, especially when you mention the quasi-puppet state that trapped the international community in the war. However, does it ever cross your mind, that if it was Kosovo who trapped the international community, how come there was a war in Croatia and Bosnia too? You do not think it has to do anything with Milosevic policies? Or is it the legendary myth of the left that the big bad imperial West wanted to split a sovereign exemplary state like Yugoslavia. And if the area North of Ibar splits, what does that say about Preshevo Valley and other such areas, you do know that there are more Albanians in Serbia than Serbians in Kosovo I assume? Kosovo did split from Serbia, but Kosovo also has had at its history certain recognized borders, not as a state but as an autonomus semi-state that for a time had voting rights equal to all other republics in yugoslavia.
    Without also wanting to compare suffering, you must also realize that Albanian violence does not compare with Milosevic’s violence, if anything it is more in the scale of comparison (same scale but larger) with the violence that Serbian communities north of Ibar did to Albanians. It is not a coincidence that the area north of ibar no longer has any Albanians, even though historically has had a large number of them.
    And Albanian/Muslim/American propaganda in Western mainstream media? Muslim propaganda, when most muslim nations support Kosovo in this issue. But oh well, maybe one day we will replace it with Serbian/Christian/Russian propaganda.

  4. dr. adhamudhi says:

    I meant above most Muslim nations support Serbia.

  5. arirusila says:

    Few comments to dr.adhamudhi:
    1) War in Croatia was caused mostly because of Croatian nationalism more than Milosevic policy, which (ustasha admiring trend) btw is alive today also (see e.g. my article about nazi-funeral)
    2) US and some European countries selected their side early 90s to break Yugoslavia and gain influence in west Balkans (interests related to logistics, energy supply lines and economical benefit for military-industrial-complex)
    3) Kosovo had never republic status – like Macedonia, Croatia etc. – in Yugoslavia. Also its administrative bondaries have changed e.g.50s/60s when todays’ northest part was annexed to Kosovo.
    4) Most Albanian casualities in Kosovo (deads and refugees) took place during Nato bombings, before that terrorist actions of UCK/KLA made casualities to Serbs who were escaping from Kosovo already 80s.
    5) Albanians had hired US lobbyists and PR companies already 90s, their message went through because US had took them as allies early 90s. Message included fabricated reports, manipulated pictures etc similar like in Bosnia war and later Iraq war and Georgia conflict.

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