The Absurdity of "Independent" Kosovo
A Saga of Injustice and Hypocrisy

Szamuely, George

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  15/02/2008
Year Published:  2008  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX9357

The West's entire approach to Kosovo has been marked by sordid dishonesty and bad faith, supporting national self-determination and the right to secession in one place and territorial integrity in another, cheering on ethnic cleansing by one ethnic group and demanding war crimes trials for another, trumpeting the virtues of majority rule when it's convenient to do so and threatening to impose sanctions and penalties on majorities when that's convenient. For the Americans, Kosovo is nothing more than the hinterland of a giant military base.

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