Monday, April 17, 2006

US Envoy:Serbia Must Be More Constructive In Kosovo Talks

BELGRADE (AP)--A U.S. envoy urged Belgrade officials Monday to play a "constructive role" in the ongoing Kosovo talks, as Serbia announced it would soon come up with a specific proposal for the future autonomy of its U.N.-run province.

Frank Wisner, who is the U.S. representative in the U.N.-brokered negotiations on the future status of Kosovo, met Serbian leaders as part of a tour of the region that also included visits to Kosovo and Macedonia.

Wisner met with Serbia's Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica, President Boris Tadic and Foreign Minister Vuk Draskovic.

The visit is aimed at giving fresh impetus to the U.N. efforts to negotiate the final status of the province of 2 million, which has been an international protectorate since 1999 NATO bombing forced Serbia to end a crackdown against the separatist rebels and pull out.

Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority insists on independence, while its Serb minority and Belgrade are seeking to keep Kosovo at least formally within Serbia's boundaries.

In Belgrade, Wisner focused "on strengthening relationships with Serbia's leaders" and urged them "to play a constructive role in the ongoing negotiations to ensure a peaceful, democratic Kosovo that protects the rights of all its residents," the U.S. embassy said in a statement.

A statement from Kostunica's office, issued after the meeting, quoted Wisner as saying "it would be very important that the Serbs join the work of the interim institutions in Kosovo," which they have boycotted since last year's election, complaining of discrimination.

The statement also quoted Kostunica as telling Wisner that independence for Kosovo would be "unacceptable" for Serbia, and would "present a dangerous precedent, to impose a solution on a democratic country and strip it of part of its territory."

Instead, Kostunica said, the solution for Kosovo should be a compromise, and "all extremist solutions should be left behind."

"Belgrade will soon present a concrete proposal for the autonomy of the province in accordance with European standards," Kostunica was quoted as saying.

The ethnic Albanians in Kosovo in the past have rejected any proposals that fall short of independence.

Serbian media and officials blasted Wisner ahead of the visit for allegedly saying in Macedonia that the best solution for Kosovo was that it become an independent state.

The U.N.-mediated talks on Kosovo's future, which began in February, aim at finding a settlement by the end of the year.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah leave all the extremist solutions should be left behind - such as those that would force 95% of the population of a country to live under a country who doesn't recognize them. I think what is happening to Hamas should happen to Serbia - total isolation until these pigs see independence of Kosova as the only way for peace in the Balkans.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I can't wait for that proposal from Kostunica. I wonder if it comes with an Easter egg.

Independence for Kosova said...

Serbia or Koshtuna are waiting for some sort of a 'deal'. Basically he will demand something so that it does not seem like Kosova was taken away from Serbia. This demand will only piss off the international community due to the fact that Serbia has more then once ignored the orders or higher powers. In the end Kosova is recognized as proper and Independent while Serbia declares this as a poaching of it's statehood. Thus upsetting thousands of ultra-nationalist leading to a campaing of rage against non-serbs (Hungarians,Bosniacs,Croats, and what's left of Albanians) in Serbia. Koshtunica may be smart enough to send the army down south to Kosova thus again leading to another NATO campaing. The Albanians in Kosova with fresh wounds would initiate this as Serbia wanting to wipe what's left of the Albanian race and thus the KPC will be sent and eventualy a war between Kosova and Serbia. Also what's left of Serbians in Kosova will leave but before doing so they will blaze their property on fire as a sign of PRO-Serbia or Pro-Nothing.

Is that enough information of looking into the future?

Anonymous said...

Independence, pretty good prediction but I wouldn't put so much weight on NATO. However I'do agree on the war, its inevitable.

Kosmet1 said...

ALbanians have to be constructive. Why are they so adamant in controlling Serb areas? Do they want ready access to them so they can ethnically cleanse them? That is the only reason I can thing of. Why can't Albanians see that Serbs are residents of Serbia and will always be citizens of Serbia not some nonsense Kosovo country.

Anonymous said...

Albanians have offered decentralization but serbs want ties with serbia. That is the issue and not some desire to cleanse Kosova. AS soon as serb soldiers left our objective had been reached. When independence is announced that will the end of this affair. As Albert Rohan said, we will create conditions for you to stay whether you stay or not its your problem.

kosmet1 said...

The Albanian idea of decentralization is to be involved in Serb dealings with Serbia proper. Serbs want to deal with Serbia directly-Albanians oppose that for some odd bizarre reason that is basically unknown to all. Albanians will not do anything that the Serbs will want to do, that is why Serbs want direct relations with Belgrade.

Anonymous said...

If we get to have same connections with albanian areas throughout Balkans then I agree serbs should have theirs too.

Anonymous said...

If its unfair, let's have the same deal for everybody. That's what we Albanians have been asking over the last century.

Independence for Kosova said...

Kosmet are you really that bright? What the Kosova Government has proposed is very constructive. Kosova is trying to set out special rights for Serbs under the state/country of Kosova while Serbia wants to cut Kosova into triple so they can create Krahina-like provinces. That is very unacceptable. The serbs can not in any way propose for such a big portion of Kosova when in fact they did not fight to liberate it. So serbs get such large autonomy and have direct ties with Serbia? Are you kidding me? Like I said in some other posts here "the serbs are never satisfied."

Serbia instead of accepting for the Balkan Holocausts and just letting countries free and liberated, Serbia picks to "keep a fight" and claim lands over mythical history. Let us be free and you can fuck off freely.


Kosmet if you want, we'll give you a portion (small) of Kosova to join GREATER SERBIA while Kosova and Albania and Cameria and Presheva valley and a big chunk of Macedonia and lands in Montenegro and lands up till Pazari i Ri are united under DARDANIA. Also Hungary gets Vojvodina. Your dreams of Greater Serbia are over, you killed hundreds of thousands of people now no one gives a crap about any demands...as if you are in such a position to be making any.

Anonymous said...

Do u know what i cant wait for?
Icant wait for the veto. The veto that we will get from eather china or russia. So even if all u albanians get what u want it will be stopted.
and what do u think will hapen if u get independance what will the serbians do?

NYoutlawyer said...

I can't this albanian garbage anymore. They are now saying that they can live side-by-side with Serbians in peaceful harmony, BULLSHIT!!! They despise the Serbian people.

Here is the real threat if albanian Kosovo become independent, which for some reason the UN negotiators are not mentioning, gee, what a surprise.

Terrorists use Balkan corridor
The Associated Press

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006
SARAJEVO Islamic militants with ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have been crisscrossing the Balkans for more than 15 years, according to an intelligence report focusing on their activities in Bosnia.

The 252-page analysis, compiled by U.S. and Croatian intelligence, said extremists, financed in part with cash from narcotics smuggling operations, were trying to infiltrate Western Europe from Afghanistan and points farther east via a corridor through Turkey, Kosovo and Albania.

The report offers new evidence to support what the authorities long have suspected: that terrorists have taken advantage of the Balkans' porous borders and relatively lax security to meet, train and possibly plot attacks elsewhere in Europe.

Thousands of Islamic fighters came to Bosnia to fight on the Muslim side during the country's 1992-95 war, but militants were active in the region even before it dissolved into ethnic conflict, the report says.

They included Kamr Ad Din Khirbani, a member of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, who moved to Croatia in 1991 to set up a humanitarian aid organization at the direct request of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden, the report says.


SARAJEVO Islamic militants with ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have been crisscrossing the Balkans for more than 15 years, according to an intelligence report focusing on their activities in Bosnia.

The 252-page analysis, compiled by U.S. and Croatian intelligence, said extremists, financed in part with cash from narcotics smuggling operations, were trying to infiltrate Western Europe from Afghanistan and points farther east via a corridor through Turkey, Kosovo and Albania.

The report offers new evidence to support what the authorities long have suspected: that terrorists have taken advantage of the Balkans' porous borders and relatively lax security to meet, train and possibly plot attacks elsewhere in Europe.

Thousands of Islamic fighters came to Bosnia to fight on the Muslim side during the country's 1992-95 war, but militants were active in the region even before it dissolved into ethnic conflict, the report says.

They included Kamr Ad Din Khirbani, a member of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, who moved to Croatia in 1991 to set up a humanitarian aid organization at the direct request of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden, the report says.


SARAJEVO Islamic militants with ties to Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have been crisscrossing the Balkans for more than 15 years, according to an intelligence report focusing on their activities in Bosnia.

The 252-page analysis, compiled by U.S. and Croatian intelligence, said extremists, financed in part with cash from narcotics smuggling operations, were trying to infiltrate Western Europe from Afghanistan and points farther east via a corridor through Turkey, Kosovo and Albania.

The report offers new evidence to support what the authorities long have suspected: that terrorists have taken advantage of the Balkans' porous borders and relatively lax security to meet, train and possibly plot attacks elsewhere in Europe.

Thousands of Islamic fighters came to Bosnia to fight on the Muslim side during the country's 1992-95 war, but militants were active in the region even before it dissolved into ethnic conflict, the report says.

They included Kamr Ad Din Khirbani, a member of the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria, who moved to Croatia in 1991 to set up a humanitarian aid organization at the direct request of Al Qaeda's leader, Osama bin Laden, the report says

Anonymous said...

Kosovo is not part of a greater Serbia, it is a part of Serbia.

That is very unacceptable-Why is Belgrade rule of Serb areas of Kosovo unnacceptable?

Anonymous said...

Dream on sewerbeings! Kosova was part of serbia of yugoslavia. But no more. Nyouhouselawyer keep antagonizing motherfucker. Remember Krajina! You didnt agree to anything internationals were giving you and ended up with nothing oh wait 500000 refugees of course. Croats tore up your asses o shall we.

NYoutlawyer said...

You are a bitter bitch shitpar, what makes you so angry? You live in America, not kosovo, take it easy. There is plenty of room for other opinions than your own. Read on and learn the truth:

The War on Terror suffered a major blow three years before it was ever announced. It happened when the people of this democracy (US) were misled into attacking the sovereign, emerging post-Communist democracy of Yugoslavia, over rumors of genocide and ethnic cleansing that proved false. In so doing, we delivered the Balkans to al Qaeda.

Anonymous said...

You worry about other people and you have massmurderers and rapist right in your government. Take care of your own shit first.

Anonymous said...

you albanians complain too much, What did albanians do for kosovo, it was Serbia and Serbian Soliders who fought and died to keep Kosovo and other Serbian states from being taken over by the ottoman empire and the Austro-Hungarian empire. name one thing that Albania did for Kosovo. just because 90% of the kosovo population is ethnic albanians dosent give them a right to take our land.

Anonymous said...

i think its funny how the U.S and the west are fighting a war on terror, yet they are helping countries that are a haven for terrorists.