Monday, May 16, 2005

Three reasons why Serbia invented ‘more than autonomy, less than independence’ formula (Koha Ditore)

Independence of Kosovo would threaten the democratic process in Serbia because the Serbs are eight million, have bigger political importance than Albanians for stability in region, said the Serb historian Dushan Batakovic, Belgrade Ambassador in Athens and very soon he will be the advisor of Tadic for Kosovo.

Dushan Batakovic said that the first reason why Serbia invented ‘more than autonomy, less than independence’ formula is that ‘ Serbia can not survive in case Kosovo to be independent’, as an independent Kosovo would threat the democratic process and European oriental of Serbia.

The second reason is that the Serbs have bigger political importance than Albanians, ‘ Why to satisfy1.7 million Albanians and to cause a long-term conflict with 8 million Serbs?

According to Batakovic, the third reason is: should Kosovo become independent, the secessionist tendencies would strengthen in Europe and Euro-Asia,

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are phony reasons. I never heard any of these excuses when Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia were seceding. Let us not forget that Croatia and Bosnia have more serb population than Kosovo does.
Speaking of Asian geopolitics, it never bothered anyone that East Timor became independent, so why should Kosovo be held to the same altar. East Timor created waves much closer to China, Tibet, and Taiwan. Also let us not forget Serbia is not China. Creating freightning possible outcomes, when it comes to Kosovo independence, seems to keep the Serb politicians at the top of their game. Deeling with the real problems of Serbia brings them to the bottom.
There is no stopping a process that brings freedom to an entire people, Serbs and Albanians, and we know that the only solution for that is independence. After all Geroge Bush promised freedom will ring in Europe, and anything less is unacceptable.

Anonymous said...

There you have it with advisors like this Tadic is should be hooked up nice for a few years. . .

Anonymous said...

He says the Serb are 8 million ,thus they have more political impportance. Following this logic the Serbs have the upper hand compared to Kosovar Albanians. Then he states that the independence of Albanian Kosovar threatens Serbia. How can they threaten Serbia when you just say that you are 8 million, you are superior and have more political importance. This is a contradiction.

Second point he says why should 1.8 million Albanians be satisfied and not 8 million Serbs. Following this logic why should we listen to 200 thousands Serbs in Kosova and give them the right to be independent. None of the 8 million Serbs he mentions lives in Kosova. This goes along with the first argument since he states that the popullation of Serbia is much higher and therefore they should be heard. Well if the popullation of Albanian Kosovars is so small that they cannot be asked for imprtant political decisions how can the independence of such a small popullation threaten a much larger popullation. He then says Serbia cannot survive because the Kosovar Albanians when they become independent will get armed. There are states that have a greater popullation than Kosova that have been in war against Serbia and that are independent today. This states have their own army, yet I don't see Serbia struggling for the survival of their state. None of the reasons make sense. This guy is definitelly high on something. I hope this guy becomes Tadic's advisor. His arguments are full of contradictions and can be easily debunked.

Anonymous said...

"should 1.8 million Albanians be satisfied and not 8 million Serbs"

This sounds to me like Milosevic. Nothing has changed in Belgrade. No independence for Serbia, that's it!!

Anonymous said...

‘ Why to satisfy 1.7 million Albanians and to cause a long-term conflict with 8 million Serbs?'

Is the World that stupid to believe this!?....I suppose the 8 million serbs are in long term conflicts with Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, etc....ah yes, I forgot the mention the enemies from World War II also...

Anonymous said...

Albanians don't support the independance of Republika Srpska, so how can they support Kosovo independence.

Anonymous said...

Republika Srpska did NOT exist until the end of the war in Bosnia. Republika Srpska was nonexistent in the former Yugoslavia (pre-1991) yet today has the status of a republic within Bosnia. Kosova existed in the former Yugoslavia, had very clearly defined borders (unlike Republika Srpska), was autonomous, had it's own police service, judicial system, education and the rest of it (unlike Republika Srpska).

Therefore, Republika Srpska is a republic within Bosnia, whereas Kosova is and will be an independent state.

Get it?

Anonymous said...

Not to mention that Republika Srpska is and will always be injustice to the Bosniak People. 25% of the population of Bosnia has almost 50%, is this injustice or what?

Not to mention that the Bosniak Governament had to accept this because Europe was not willing to lift the weapons import embargo, thus allowing ~200,000 Bosniaks/Croats to be murdered.

The injustice done to Bosnia by Europe is not to be forgotten, the result of which is Republika Srpska and 200,000 civilian victims.

Serbia has to worry more about Croatia and Bosnia, not Kosova, you've done us all harm and we're just simply sick of it.

The occupation of Kosova by Serbia has ended thus this state returns to the rule of its own people finaly.

Anonymous said...

Optimizam ne Albanski Extremizam

Yes Kosovo has a long History but as part of Serbia not Albania.

Republika Srpska is linked to King Tvrtko's Bosnian Serb Kingdom.

Population of Republika Srpska is 90% Serb. Serbs living on their own land and not having left their own country becuase they hated living there like the Albanians who thanks to NATO occupied Kosovo.

Serbia will always exist but NATO wont.

Anonymous said...

Yes, R.Srpska is 90% Serb but again you try to play with words, Bosnia is only 25% Serb, yet about 50% of its territory is in Serb hands. Please do the math now. Oh yes, R.Srpska is 90% Serb cause they killed all others.

Hmmm, Kosovar history as part of Serbia, on my we are going into history here :) its not even necessary to argue with you on this cause we all know where and when you decended south of Ural, and when Kosova was "given" to Serbia, there are proofs my dear...

Anonymous said...

Serb dude said:
Yes Kosovo has a long History but as part of Serbia not Albania.

Kosova has been associated with the Serbia, since they migrated from the Ural mountains, for 200-300 years max. It has been part of Albania and other Illyrian lands for about 2 thousand years before the Serbs started thinking of coming in Europe and about 1700 years after they moved.

Anonymous said...

So where did the Serbs who fought against the Turks in the battle of Kosovo come from? America.

Rubbish and lies seem to be taught to Albanians as history.

Never mind become a Serb and have a great history.

Truth Hurts said...

Remember we Serbs fought with the US against you Albanians in WW2 and against the Nazis. What is that fiction now? You Albanians know the History....

Nemanja/N said...

Yes, Kosovo had an albanian judicial system (partially), education system, majority population, and all those other reasons you siptars give to justify the sussession of kosovo, but let me point out that Kosovo is not the only teritory in this same situation. Boston (massachusettes) in the United States is primarily italian. On the south end of Boston, where I used to live, all shops, food venders, apartment complexes, and other important public instraments are italian owned. Now, does italy have the right to claim the south end of Boston as a part of italy?. Or, do the cubans of Miami have the right to claim Miami as part of cuba?. Do the serbs in Chicago have the right to claim Chicago (the seccond most serb populated city in the world) as part of serbia? Why can the french not claim quebec of Canada as part of france? The indians (native americans) have more history in the north american continent then the current americans probably ever will, but that is not a reason for every american to move out and allow them to return is it? Technically the ancient roman empire has more history in europe then many of the newer small countrys do, so since that is a damn good reason to sussede, we should give that land back to nonexsistant roman empire? Lets be serious here people, in 1999 Clinton needed something to take the media off his love scandle, unfortunately the result of that was Kosovo's independence. And I won't even address the so called reasons this person gives in this Poorly-written article, because they are so rediculous that it is not worth my time. One day serbia will be restored to its former glory, or it will be no more; but we will never be cowards, like the fake impatent muslems of Bosnia and Albania. Real muslems are disgraced by your laksidazical comunitys and there clear defiance of any muslem religious rules that don't sute them.