Sunday, March 05, 2006

Serbia’s request to block Kosovo’s PM appointment rejected

(Prishtina/DTT-NET.COM)-The head of UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has rejected Friday’s request for Serbia’s government to prevent the appointment of new Prime Minister of UN administrated province, who is wanted by Serbian authorities for alleged war crimes.

Soren Jessen Petersen told radio Voice of America (VOA) that he is unlikely to prevent Agim Ceku from taking the head of Kosovo’s government.

"He has a lot of credentials, and I already know from many talks with him that he will focus a lot on the minority issues…So, they [the Serbian government] may not like it today. But they will like what they see in a month or two." Jessen Petersen said.

Serbian government warned on Friday that talks between Belgrade and Prishtina launched last month could be damaged if former chief of Ethnic Albanian guerrilla will lead Kosovo’s cabinet and urged the head of UN mission to forbidden his appointment.

“The international community through its representatives took the responsibility to create all the necessary conditions for the talks to be unhindered and held in line with the acknowledged democratic standards… The Serbian government is demanding from Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Soren Jessen-Petersen to act according to his authorisations stated in the UN SC Resolution 1244 and prevent the appointment of Agim Ceku.” Serbian government said in a statement following an urgent meeting.

The second round of talks on minority self-rule plan at municipal level in Kosovo is scheduled for 17 March in Vienna, Austria.

The chief commander of former Kosovo guerrilla of Ethnic Albanians (Kosovo Liberation Army-KLA) Ceku was nominated for the post of Prime Minister of UN administrated province, as Bajram Kosumi last stepped down following the pressure from his party.

During the NATO air strikes, Ceku was the chief commander of KLA which fought against Serbian forces. Earlier he joined Croatian forces during the 1992-1995 war also against Serbian army.

After the war ended in mid 1999, Ceku took the command of the civil emergency structure, Kosovo Protection Force, which is comprised mainly by former KLA members.

Serbia issued an arrest warrant against Ceku in 2002 and charged him for alleged crimes against Kosovo Serbs during 1999 Kosovo war.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Haha, I love when Serb government tries to show how powerful it is, that it can even intervene in foreign government appointments. I don’t know if it is because of extensive crack or just rakija, but why would anyone want to put themselves in such a position to get rejected, ignored, and ridiculed.

Anyhow, I am very happy that Gen. Ceku is heading our government now. He has a lot of credentials. He as done a lot of Serb ass-kicking from 1992-1999. I especially admire the fact that he fought against Serbs in Croatia as well, it just shows how smart and predicting he is (and maybe that he doesn’t really like them very much, but hey…).

Mir said...

"Anyhow, I am very happy that Gen. Ceku is heading our government now. He has a lot of credentials. He as done a lot of Serb ass-kicking from 1992-1999. I especially admire the fact that he fought against Serbs in Croatia as well, it just shows how smart and predicting he is (and maybe that he doesn’t really like them very much, but hey…). "

Yes great credentials for someone leading a state with a Serbian minority.

Anonymous said...

.....and a person that still has managed to incorporate Serbs into TMK (KPC), who would have thought that in the beginning, but the dude is apparently very good at convincing and guiding them. He has under a period had a Serb colonel in TMK, if this is the case at the moment would be guessing, but I saw this during the appointments where there was stated that TMK also had some 28 Serbs under its wings. That’s good enough if we consider the Serb boycott strategy in Kosova.

Independent Kosova said...

"Yes great credentials for someone leading a state with a Serbian minority."

Considering how most of the serbs are the biggest and loudest bitches in the world, I'm not surprised by your "comeback".

Also, Independent Kosova is not only a "state with serbian minority". It's also a country leading other types, you know the other minorities that your country loves to discriminate, and maybe throw a bomb or two. Which reminds me, how many Muslims did you kill over the weekend?

albasoul said...

"Yes great credentials for someone leading a state with a Serbian minority."
Hey Mir,
General Ceku, fought against bad serbs only. Those who had nothing to do with violence and discrimination aganst Albanians, have nothing to worry about.

Mir said...

"Whats funny about it? I mean im into science over religion but I still havent started laughing out loud in real life. Is it because of the religious nuts? Or is it because you are religious and find it funny that someone dosent believe?"

0. But you can bump that number up to 10000 if that makes you feel better.

Anonymous said...

this is good news. i must say i am afraid of an overdose of good news. i am so high right now :)

to the serbs out there:
Ceku is the best person to ensure safety for all in Kosova.

to Ceku:

go out there and kick some ass!

Illyrianboy

Mir said...

"to the serbs out there:
Ceku is the best person to ensure safety for all in Kosova."

We'll just have to watch and see. I hope you are right.

illyrianboy said...

Mir,

Ceku is the most trusted person in Kosova. Much more than the politicians. So when he speaks, people listen. And, remember that TMK (Kosova Protection Corps) was the only organization (prior to US KFOR intervention) that actually could protect the serbian houses/churches from the mobs in 2004. I am sure you never read that in the news, but that is 100% true. (But the were only allowed to actually try to do something in the US sector and later German sector).
What I am trying to say is that TMK is the org. people respect the most. So the General of TMK becoming prime minister is a good thing for all Kosovars.