maroon wrote:Kosovo should actually just ask Albania to join their country if such a vast majority of their citizens are ethnic Albanians.
And than Republika Srpska (Serbian Republic), which is half of Bosnia, would ask to join Serbia, and northern Kosovo, populated only by Serbs, would ask to join Serbia, and parts of Montenegro to Serbia and Albania, and half of Macedonia to Albania and so on and so on. That's why everyone in the EU and the USA is against it. Otherwise, it would already happen.
There are nearly 2 million of Serbs living in ex Yugoslav countries (excluding Serbia) + over 257,000 Serbs displaced from Croatia and Kosovo during the ethnic cleansing in the past 20 years. That's why Serbia is home to highest number of refugees and IDPs in Europe and it's 13th in the world (according to UNHCR).
Kosovo will never be truly independent because Serbia has some of the strongest allies: Russia, Israel, China, India, Brasil, Spain... It just won't happen. And meanwhile, people are massively leaving Kosovo because of unemployment, criminal, corruption... Kosovo is basically one huge ISIS training camp. Kosovo is even Serbian word, and almost all few centuries old buildings there protected by UNESCO are also Serbian.
Serbia is the most multi-ethnic state in Europe yet branded as the "evil one" in the western media, only because we're in good relations with Russia. Anything related to Russia must be bad, right?
Image really is everything today. Reality is completely ignored.
-Despite popular belief, Yugoslavia wasn't Serbian project, it was a project against Serbia, ruled by Croats and Slovenians mostly.
-The U.N. court says that Serbia didn't commit genocide in the 1990s.
-There are 186,633 ethnic Serbs living in Croatia today. The 1991 pre-war census had reported 581,663 Serbs living in Croatia.
-There are 47,033 Croats living in Serbia. The 1991 pre-war census had reported 74,226 Croats living in Serbia.
-Most of Kosovo's pre-1999 Serb population relocated to central Serbia and Montenegro following ethnic cleansing campaigns while many of the remaining Serbs outside North Kosovo live in small isolated communities, called enclaves.
So who's ethnic cleansing and who's the victim?
The facts is that only Serbs were victims of oppression and ethnic cleansing in Yugoslavia.