Well, predictably, 2008 started with a bang in KKKosovo. Certainly gives you an idea of the validity of the international community’s assurances for the safety of the non-Albanian minority in Kosovo. If this is how safe life is for Serbs in the last “safe” part of Kosovo before independence, I can’t wait to see how it goes after.

Kosovska Mitrovica: 8 Serb houses under attack

Eight Serb-owned houses were targeted in attacks in Kosovska Mitrovica on the first day of 2008.

FoNet news agency quotes a Kosovo and Metohija Coordinating Center release which said that a synchronized terrorist action in Bošnjačka Mahala, in northern Kosovska Mitrovica, saw one house set on fire while seven others, all belonging to local Serbs, were stoned.

The flames set to Radovan Lazić’s home some time after midnight Tuesday rendered it uninhabitable, the agency reports.

Houses belonging to Goran Milutinović, Predrag Jevđić, Petar Jeremić, Dragiša Jeremić, RadovanaJanićijević, DragoljubaMemarović and Radoš Ljušić, were stoned, but no one was injured in a series of synchronized attacks, the statement said.

Boy, if I were a Serb living in Northern Mitrovica, I’d sure hand over my guns, give up the partition idea (to stay attached to Serbia), and would jump with both feet into participating in an independent Kosovo’s political process.