Mon Dec 10th, 2007 at 07:36:41 AM EST
This is a perfect example of our free, democratic and unbiased media in the "West".
Not even unity... they're talking about FULL UNITY - when the following countries are opposed to a UDI : Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia.
It gets better, read this:
Leaders of the 27-nation bloc are expected to declare at a summit on Friday that negotiations have been exhausted and that the future of both Serbia and Kosovo lies in the European Union, diplomats said."
Now, how would the French feel if US Congress declared that "negotiations have been exhausted and the future of France is within the United States".
Or, how would the EU react if Russia proclaimed "negotiations have been exhausted and the future of Georgia and Abkhazia is within the Russian Federation."
And it continues:
Western diplomats say Russia has to recognize it is virtually isolated. "The question for the Russians is have they changed their position? They've had the further negotiating effort they wanted and there was no agreement," one senior Western envoy said.
Of course there was no agreement. Camp Bond Steel (aka Kosovo) never wanted an agreement.
If there is no Russian change, then the idea is to change the status of Kosovo on the basis of existing (Security Council) resolutions," the envoy said. That would effectively take the issue away from the United Nations.
The conclusion is the best. It says: if the law doesn't allow it, then we'll do it anyway and say it's within the law. Let's shut the League of Nations and prepare for chaos.
Now who could possibly profit from chaos in Europe? In the world?
What baffles me and disappoints me is that our continental EU politicians just can't seem to wrench themselves from Washington's and London's destabilizing policies. From missile defense to Kosovo, the Anglo-objective is to drive a wedge between Russia and continental EU... A number of reasons are behind this: ensuring that NATO continues to have a purpose and stays in Europe, keeping an energy rich and geographically imposing Russia at bay, and I would even add - contributing to instability in Europe itself, given that the real danger is in a rock solid EURO which is becoming the world's reserve currency of choice - to the detriment of the USD.
So, what I would expect from out dear leaders in Paris, Berlin and Brussels is to (in this order):
1. Stick to international law and the UNSC
2. Get an independent foreign policy which is in the interest of Continental Europe
3. Build constructive relations with Russia