That paragon of international impartiality, the UN, once again intervenes to help make the world safe for jihad. Not content with dismembering Yugoslavia and instigating civil war there, the international community is now intent on following up that disaster in another part of the Balkans.
By Julia Preston in the International Herald Tribune:
UNITED NATIONS, New York: A representative of the United Nations secretary general on Monday officially recommended independence for Kosovo, saying it was the only way the embattled province could become economically viable and politically stable.
WHAT? Carving up Serbia to set up a jihadist mini-state is the sine qua non of economic and political viability?
In a report formally submitted to the Security Council, the envoy, Martti Ahtisaari, said he had concluded that yearlong negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo had reached an insurmountable impasse. In a 61-page proposal, he recommended that Kosovo’s independence be supervised for “an initial period” by the European Union with NATO military forces and the European police.
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said the recommendations had his full support.
Well, one assumes that the US will have the good sense not to support the break-up of a Christian nation for the benefit of jihadists.
The State Department embraced the proposals.
Thank you, Condi.
President Boris Tadic of Serbia said in a statement that any form of independence for Kosovo was “unacceptable for Serbia.” Belgrade has called for Kosovo to become an autonomous province within Serbia. Serbia’s opposition to independence has been supported by Russia, a permanent veto-bearing member of the Security Council.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia has called for extending the negotiations in a renewed effort at compromise.
United Nations officials said Ahtisaari, a former president of Finland, will appear before the Council on April 3 to present his recommendations, opening the Council’s debate on the issue.
Over a year of negotiations, Ahtisaari wrote, “both parties have reaffirmed their categorical, diametrically opposed positions,” and he said that any possibility for an agreement had been “exhausted.” After NATO forces intervened in a bombing campaign to block Serb attacks in Kosovo, whose population is 90 percent ethnic Albanian, the territory has been administered since 1999 by the United Nations.
And why is it 90 percent Albanian? Because under the watchful eye of the UN Christian Serbs have been systematically driven out.
Ahtisaari said Kosovo would not accept a return of Serb rule. “This is a reality one cannot deny; it is irreversible,” he wrote in the report.
Irreversible thanks to Ahitsaari and his ilk.
The envoy’s proposal calls for Kosovo to become a democratic “multi-ethnic society,” with two official languages – Albanian and Serbian – with other local languages also recognized. He called for a decentralized government in which Kosovo Serbs would have “a high degree of control” over their affairs. The settlement proposal includes provisions to ensure the operation of the Serbian Orthodox church.
One wonders if “jizya” is anywhere mentioned.
Kosovo leader lauds proposal
Well he would, wouldn’t he?
President Fatmir Sejdiu of Kosovo welcomed the proposal as “a historic day for Kosovo” and said that independence would serve “peace, stability and prosperity” in the province, The Associated Press reported from Pristina.
Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett of Britain, meanwhile, said in a statement that Ahtisaari’s proposals gave Kosovo clarity over its future, which “would enable the Balkan region as a whole to draw a line under the conflicts of the recent past.”
“We look forward to working with our partners in the UN Security Council, on the basis of the UN special envoy’s settlement proposals, to bring the status process through to completion.”
The continued ill-treatment of Serbia paints a powerful picture for the rest of the world: resist jihad and the UN will cut you to pieces.