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Iraqi Air Force Found…..In Serbia

by @ Sunday, August 30th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Iraq, Serbia

The remnants of Saddam Hussein’s air force have been located in Serbia: BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials have discovered that they may have an air force, after all. The Defense Ministry revealed Sunday that it recently learned that Iraq owns 19 Russian-designed MIG-21 and MIG-23 jet fighters, which are in storage in Serbia. The ministry said […]

More Balkanization In The Balkans

by @ Tuesday, March 25th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Serbia

Serbia proposes an ethnic division of Kosovo: BRUSSELS — Serbia on Monday formally proposed dividing newly independent Kosovo along ethnic lines, a move that was immediately rebuffed by Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leadership in Pristina. The proposal, submitted to the United Nations, is the culmination of a campaign by Serbia to entrench its political and administrative […]

Did Serbia Let The Embassy Attack Happen ?

by @ Thursday, February 28th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Serbia

A U.S. Intelligence official said yesterday that there was evidence that Serbian police let the attack on the U.S. Embassy happen: The Serbian government decided to pull back its police in Belgrade last Thursday so that demonstrators could attack the U.S. and British embassies, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told a Senate committee yesterday. […]

More Kosovo Fallout In Bosnia

by @ Tuesday, February 26th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Serbia

Apparently, a group of Bosnian Serbs tried to attack the U.S. Consulate there: BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police fired tear gas at Bosnian Serb rioters Tuesday to prevent them from storming the building of the U.S. Consulate after protests against Kosovo’s independence. A smaller group split away from the almost 10,000 peaceful protesters in […]

Putin’s Puppet Echoes Him On Kosovo

by @ Monday, February 25th, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Russia, Serbia

Not that it should come as a surprise: MOSCOW — Dmitri A. Medvedev, Russia’s first deputy prime minister and the presumptive successor to President Vladimir V. Putin, on Monday committed the Kremlin to long-term support in backing Serbia against an independent Kosovo. Mr. Medvedev appeared in Belgrade, the Serbian capital, with Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica. […]

Serbia Blames U.S. For Violence

by @ Saturday, February 23rd, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Serbia

A member of the Serbian government has made the absurd claim that the United States is responsible for the violence that has erupted since Kosovo declared independence: (CNN) — Serbian prosecutors said Saturday they were hunting rioters who targeted the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade leaving one person dead while a senior Serbian minister reportedly blamed […]

The Death, Finally, Of Yugoslavia

by @ Saturday, February 23rd, 2008. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, Serbia

Over at Slate Christopher Hitchens writes that the independence of Kosovo means the death of a one of the final legacies of World War One:  Someone with a good memory of the conversation once told me how Lord Carrington, then one of the “mediators” of the incipient post-Yugoslavia war, came to the conclusion that Slobodan […]

The Serbian Looter Girls

by @ Friday, February 22nd, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, Foreign Affairs, Serbia

Not everyone on the streets of Belgrade yesterday was there to protest Kosovar independence:

More Serbian Violence In Kosovo

by @ Friday, February 22nd, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Serbia

Serbs in Kosovo are continuing to protest the nation’s independence: (CNN) — Kosovo’s breakaway from Serbia provoked fresh unrest Friday as U.N. police were attacked by ethnic Serb demonstrators in northern Kosovo a day after angry demonstrations in the Serbian capital Belgrade left one person dead. The Associated Press said protesters among a crowd of […]

Russia: Force Not Ruled Out In Kosovo Crisis

by @ Friday, February 22nd, 2008. Filed under Foreign Affairs, Russia, Serbia

Russia has just escalated the war of words over Kosovo’s independence from Serbia: (CNN) — Russia has not ruled out using force to resolve the dispute over Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia if NATO forces breach the terms of their U.N. mandate, Moscow’s ambassador to NATO warned on Friday. “If the EU works out […]

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