Well, if Cameron wishes to protect the Shiptars, the question is how much of an army does the UK have in any case? I believe that this "great power" has an aggregate of some... 10 to 12 manoeuvre brigades. The Serbs easily have a similar number. Since they have the advantage of fighting on home ground with no cumbersome LOC to defend, I think that Cameron should change his last name to another word beginning with "C": Chudak!
this statement is rich "But he will insist that intervention is vital to British national interest because instability in the Balkans could bring a wave of immigrants to Bitain, and make the region a breeding ground for al-Qaeda."
Sounds like he is admitting that the albanian pigs are part of Al Qaeda
well noticed Chorny
like that he invited Al-Qaeda
but, even without his BS we know already that Britain ride with mujaheedines
It's funny because in the US most conservatives strongly oppose Kosovo independence. Look at what people like Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul were saying during the bombing, and the biggest evangelical leader Pat Robertson himself even said Kosovo should stay Serbian. Meanwhile in the UK it's the opposite, the conservatives are the biggest supporters of a new Islamic state being created.
MOSCOW -- Russo-British relations deteriorated further yesterday, news agencies reported.
On Friday, Russia's foreign minister charged that Britain had been deliberately worsening relations between the two countries, prompting Moscow to shut the regional offices of a major British non-governmental organization.
The British Council, which acts as the cultural arm of the British Embassy, was ordered this week to close its branches in the cities of Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg by Jan. 1.
Russia alleges that the British Council was a for-profit operation, and said its regional offices violated an international convention on consular affairs.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reiterated those complaints Friday, but he indicated Russia had ordered the offices closed in response to diplomatic tensions stemming from the killing of dissident security agent Alexander Litvinenko. Britain expelled four Russian diplomats in July because of Russia's refusal to extradite the main suspect in the killing of Litvinenko, who died in London of poisoning by a radioactive isotope.
When it expelled the Russian diplomats, Britain also said it was restricting visas issued to Russian government officials and reviewing interaction on a range of issues. Russia responded in kind, expelling four diplomats, suspending issuance of visas for British officials and halting counterterrorism cooperation.
"This summer, the British side deliberately began worsening our relations by expelling our diplomats, by stopping contact with the Federal Security Service on anti-terror operations and by refusing to ease visa restrictions," Lavrov said.
"Such things are not tolerated in diplomacy, and as a countermeasure we ordered the suspension" of British Council operations in all cities except Moscow, he told reporters.
Russian complaints about the British Council were also seen by many here as reflecting Russian suspicion that Western NGOs aim to stir up discontent.
"It's obvious that Russian authorities want to close our offices down illegally," British Ambassador Anthony Brenton said later Friday on Ekho Moskvy radio.
Litvinenko, a former KGB officer, was given citizenship after he fled to Britain in 2000. He co-authored a book alleging that officers of the FSB, the successor agency to the KGB, were responsible for apartment bombings in 1999 that officials blamed on Chechen rebels and that were cited among the justification for resuming the Chechen war that year.
Britain seeks the extradition of Andrei Lugovoi, another former FSB agent, to face trial in the killing. Russia says its constitution bans such extraditions.
Russia initially suggested that Lugovoi could be tried at home if Britain presented compelling evidence. That offer was rejected by Britain, and Lugovoi later won a seat in the Russian parliament, giving him immunity from prosecution.
Complicating the situation, Russia resents Britain's refusal to extradite tycoon Boris Berezovsky and Chechen separatist envoy Akhmed Zakayev, both of whom are harsh critics of President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin and who were granted asylum in Britain.
Britain reiterated Friday that the British Council's presence in Russia was consistent with international law and sanctioned under a 1994 bilateral agreement. It said Russia — by refusing to extradite Lugovoi and targeting the British Council — would be responsible for any damage to the relationship.
"For Russia to carry out its threat against the British Council would ... constitute a serious attack against the legitimate cultural agent of the British government. It would show a disregard for the rule of law," the British Foreign Office said. "It would penalize the thousands of Russian citizens who benefit from the council's activities. And it would only damage Russia's reputation around the world."
Considering that we are very close to decisive momentum for Serbian Kosovo it is right moment that all Slavs receive Serbian message and warning…
OR help us OR don’t stay on our way brothers- when Serbian knights arrive and when Serbian wrath found Serbian foes down there on Kosovo.
I urge all soldiers from Slavic countries which are positioned on Serbian Kosovo, that they refuse to be used against Serbs. Save yourself brothers and what is even more important save your, save our souls.
God saved us all! Long live Slavia! Revenge for Yugoslavia!
Down with NATO! Down with Islamic mujaheedines and terrorists! Down with Greater Albania!
In any case, President Putin has made it clear that Kosovo is Serbian, and His Holiness Patriarch Aleksei agrees. Without Russian agreement, there is no independence for Kosovo, no matter what Frank Gaffney shouts into the ear of Geroge W Bush. Besides, the US has no more "bones" in the store-cupboard. There are only 33 manoeuvre brigades in the American forces, and they all tied down at present. The US couldn't go to war with Costa Rica at present, let alone Serbia (or even more so, Russia!).
I read 39 Slovaks will be (or already are) there to "protect the Serbians and cultural and religious sites". So I hope to God it'll be good, even though they're under KFOR but apparently together with Polish commanders.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2007 4:25:12 GMT -5 by TheGoddess
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