October 10th 2009 01:35:02 PM
More on the U.S. cart-before-the-horse policy insinuating the narco-terrorist non-state of Kosovo into international organizations before it’s even recognized as a country by one-third of the world’s nations. Apparently, the lawless non-state is already “on the road” to EU and NATO.
U.S. ambassador: Kosovo on road to EU, NATO (From September)
PRIŠTINA — U.S. ambassador to Kosovo Christopher Dell said that Kosovo will become a member of the EU and NATO once it fulfills all conditions for doing so.
According to media in Priština, Dell said at a press conference of the Euro-Atlantic Club of Kosovo on Friday, that democracy, stabilization, and economic development must be priorities in the work of Priština’s institutions.
“The republic of Kosovo, as a democratic, prosperous and multi-ethnic state, in which everyone is equal under law, will receive a place in Europe and become a full-fledged member of the North Atlantic Alliance,” Dell said.
He added that all prerequisites must be met in order for this to occur, however.
“The construction of state institutions, then the integration of the community and its protection, economic development, rule of law, all should come before European integration,” Dell said.
All the other farcical aspects of this aside, how is a place that cleansed as much of its non-Albanian populations as possible going to be a “multi-ethnic state” with “protections for minorities” when it’s constantly building monuments to the killers of those minorities?
As for the more modest and less conspicuous monuments built for the Serbian victims of these Albanian “heroes,” here’s how that goes (from Sept 11):
On Thursday night, Kosovo police turned back a group of 80 Serbs who were heading to Velika Hoca/Hoca e Madhe, Kosovo to attend the unveiling of a monument to Kosovo Serbs who have been killed or kidnapped.
Veljko Odalovic, from the Serbian government’s Missing Persons’ Commission, says Kosovo police spent three hours checking everyone’s personal identification documents and information before requesting that the bus, van and three accompanying cars return to the administrative crossing in Merdare.
He claimed in an interview with KIM radio station on Thursday night that there was no reason to turn back the convoy, other than the presumed receipt of orders to do so from the Kosovo government.
The unveiling of the monument is scheduled to take place on Friday in the municipality of Orahovac/Rahovec, a date chosen to correspond with Friday’s Orthodox holiday marking the beheading of John the Baptist.
While the U.S. tries to sneak Kosovo into NATO and the EU — and has already snuck it into the IMF — before it’s even a country, Kosovo’s leaders managed to sneak themselves into the UN last week:
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Serbia has formally protested to the U.N. over a visit to the building by the leader of Kosovo…”We have lodged a sharp protest to the U.N. Secretariat and demanded an immediate inquiry into how this happened,” [Serb Foreign Minister Vuk] Jeremic told The Associated Press.
Jeremic said that Kosovo’s President Fatmir Sejdiu and members of his delegation are private citizens and therefore cannot be allowed to attend the current General Assembly session.
Sejdiu and his delegation had passes that allowed them to visit parts of the U.N. headquarters building that are normally off limits to visitors and journalists, but did not enter the General Assembly chamber. It was not
immediately known how they had obtained the passes.
The Kosovo delegation was not immediately available for comment.
Most governments are said to be waiting for the International Court of Justice to rule on Serbia’s complaint about the legality of Kosovo’s independence before deciding whether to extend recognition.
The 15-member International Court of Justice was created with the founding of the United Nations in 1945, and is the only international court with general jurisdiction. It has scheduled a public debate on Kosovo later this year and is expected to issue a nonbinding opinion before the end of 2010.
In a rare move highlighting international interest in the issue, all five members of the Security Council have indicated they will take part in the debate, as have numerous other countries. Serbia is asking the court to rule on whether under international law a region can unilaterally break away from a nation with a democratic system. […]
FM Vuk Jeremić told B92 that the Kosovo delegation presence at the UN General Assembly violated the world organization’s code of ethics.
After Serbia lodged a protest to the UN, its General Secretariat conducted an investigation and announced that Fatmir Sejdiu was most likely taken to the UN building “by Albania”.
“The United Nations did not issue passes to the Kosovo representatives to enter the General Assembly hall,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Brenden Varma has stated.
He also explained that all UN GA participants have at their disposal a number of passes that they can “give to whomever they want, allowing them to observe the session from a special room”.
Such a move, Jeremić commented, violates the UN rules.
He also commented on the statement that came from Swedish FM Carl Bildt [a Western Islamist who couldn’t wait to recognize Muslim Kosovo], whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, who said that as the EU integration process continued, Serbia would be expected to exhibit “a pragmatic position on Kosovo”.
Jeremić claims that recognizing Kosovo is not a condition that will be put before the government in Belgrade [sic: that’s not a “claim”; it’s a fact that EU leaders have repeatedly guaranteed Serbia that Kosovo recognition would not be a prerequisite for membership — but as with all international guarantees to Serbia, it is already in the process of being broken].
“Such a condition would not be accepted by Serbia under any circumstances,” the foreign minister explained.
He also told B92 that Serbia’s representatives met with over 70 foreign officials during the UN GA session in New York, to call on other countries as well not to recognize the ethnic Albanian unilateral independence declaration. […]
… “The United Nations did not give permission to the Kosovo representatives to enter the room of the General Assembly,” Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s spokesperson Brandon Varma said.
“Kosovo Albanian representative were present in the hall only on Saturday during the speech of Albanian premier Sali Berisha at the invitation of the Albanian delegation, and not the Secretariat General,” Varma said, as quoted by Serbian news agency Tanjug.
Kosovo had a delegation headed by its president Fatmir Sejdiu in New York at the time that Kosovo was debated by leaders participating in the annual General Assembly opening session.
In a September 25 speech to the General Assembly, Serbian president Boris Tadic thanked all UN states that had not recognised Kosovo as independent and, underlining that the International Court of Justice proceedings on the question were still underway, urged that there be no further recognitions.