Wednesday, September 07, 2005

President's illness can serve as "engine" for political process, Kosovo daily

Kosova [Kosovo] President Ibrahim Rugova has informed the public about the disease he is suffering from. We all wish him the best and hope he will recover. In the meantime, just like it could have been understood from the president's message and the many reactions that followed - from both Kosovars and internationals - this moment requires the entire society to focus on building consensus and unity so that the current process moves in the right direction.

No one, even in the international community, is sure what the pace will be of the process that was announced and started with the mission of Kai Eide [UN Secretary General's envoy on standards for Kosovo fulfilment], and what should be achieved with the conclusion Kosova's final status. However, the beginning of the end of the game seems to be very close. Even though there are no doubts among the Kosovars regarding the final goal - Kosova's independence - this does not mean that the game is over already, but rather that a lot more work is needed to arrive at that point. And, as many factors indicate, the hardest part of the political process is ahead of Kosova.

Therefore, consensus and unity among the political players are crucial for a right position of Kosova ahead of the opening of the major status issue. Consensus and unity are not only necessary for reaching the final goal - on which we all agree - but also for the ways to come to that. Only in this way can President Rugova's illness - which is seen by many as a factor that will delay the political process in Kosova - be turned into an engine to move it forward even quicker.

In his touching address on Monday [ 5 September], President Rugova opened the doors to everyone to create the necessary consensus and unity. It is the turn for others - not with statements, but with action.

Source: Koha Ditore, Pristina, in Albanian 6 Sep 05 p 3

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

unity amongst albanians of kosovo?
when they were the happy footsoldiers of Hitler in WW2 killing and shipping out all the Jews of Kosovo they were unified...
that was the last time they were unified....

Anonymous said...

talk to the hand!

Anonymous said...

Their Xhafer Deva had the Jews of Kosovo killed or sent to Bergen Belsen to their death. No Jews remained in Kosovo thanks to the happy german allies---the Kosovo albanians...and they did it again in the war of the 90's. Cleansed all the JEws from Kosovo once again.

Anonymous said...

And yet a Jew is writing to you from Prishtina, and has quite a few Jewish Albanian friends in Kosova, the very country you claim has none.

Serb propaganda is amazing...do you still claim the world is flat? Cause even if you saw the evidence from space, you'd say its not so...

Prince of Albania said...

Exactly! Albanians have never been known to be anti Semitic. Moreover, Albania saved all of her Jews and helped Jews from the surrounding countries in escaping the Holocaust. Albanian embassies across Europe granted visas to European Jewry when no country would accept them. Not that we did anything extraordinary, we just did the normal human thing, helped fellow man in a time of horrific crisis.
On the other hand Serbia passed anti Semitic legislation way before the Nazis even came to Belgrade. In 1932 the Serbian government was reprimanded by the League of Nations for passing discriminatory legislation that warranted segregated Jewish neighborhoods and a host of other draconian measures.
It has never been Albanian state policy in Kosovo or Albania to discriminate against anybody on a religious, ethnic or racial origin.
So stop trying to portray us as something we are not. One filthy pig can not mirror a whole nation, and that's all Xhafer Deva was, a filthy Nazi pig. Albanians are nothing like this scumbag.

PS:By the way my best friend and brother is an Albanian Jew. Him and all of his family were forced out of their home by a Serb paramilitary unit and had to suffer 6 days of hardship until they reached the border with Macedonia and crossed over. The Serbs knew they were Jewish because they used derogatory terms like "Siptarski Jevrej" and "Juden" when addressing them. How sad is that? In 1999, in Kosovo, a small episode of the Holocaust was repeated by Serb soldiers.

Anonymous said...

...how convenient for you to ignore that Kosovo became part of your ally ADolf Hitler's creation of Greater Albania during WW2. How convenient of you to deny what his albanian footsoldiers did to Jews of Kosovo during WW2...how convenient for you to ignore your hero Xhafer Deva.

Anonymous said...

How convinient for Serbs to forget that Kosova became part of great Serbia during a repressive communist regime and forget about the Serb heroes who have killed children and women, Slobodan Milosevic, Mladic, Karadjic and their buddies in the Hague.

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