Lech Walesa, the former leader of the Solidarity movement that helped bring Poland out of communism has spoken out on the danger of Kosovo Independence:
"Recognizing Kosovo will bring nothing but trouble. No one can be denied the right to self-determination, but only within the bounds of common sense."
Walesa also charged Kosovo Islamic separatists of irresponsible behavior in that two thirds of Serbs have been driven out and those remaining have been forced into ghettos while hundreds of churches have been destroyed.
Kosovo was "with its irresponsible behavior, causing new divisions in Europe and globally and undermining international relations," Walesa said
Earlier Walesa voiced his support for the U.S. Missile Shield in Poland:
"I have always supported the shield in Poland. I'm glad that the thing is finalised now. There are so many weapons on the planet that the Earth could be destroyed 10 times over."
Think about what could happen if the jihadist Ayatollahs in Iran are successful in getting a nuke. And that could happen in five months.
Julia Gorin of Republican Riot weighs in on how the irresponsible actions of NATO, and the International Community, provided the Kremlin with the perfect pretext for Russia's actions in Georgia, with her response to Monica Crowley.
Gorin cited this Munich-Analogy from Crowley:
"When Nazi Germany seized control of Czechoslovakia in 1938, appeaser extraordinaire Neville Chamberlain referred to it as “a faraway country of which we know little.”
The Nazi invasion was based on the simple and reasonable enough-sounding pretext that ethnic Germans in the Sudetenland wanted to be annexed to the Fatherland. Hitler’s invasion of that small, seemingly insignificant country led, of course, to total war in Europe and a global conflict that cost 100 million lives. All because the Western democracies didn’t see—or didn’t want to see—the unsatiable appetites of an expansionist power led by a coldly calculating mass murderer."-Crowley.
"...the unsatiable appetites of an expansionist power led by a coldly calculating mass murderer."-Crowley
Gorin correctly responds:
"The insatiable appetites of an expansionist power are those of an expansionist Islam, which early on set its sights on the Balkans. And the West has been helping secure that prize for it. The “faraway country of which we know little” was Yugoslavia, and the Munich analogy culminated in a faraway province of which we know little, called Kosovo. In Kosovo, the Albanian-wrought NATO invasion was based on the simple and reasonable enough-sounding pretext that ethnic Albanians in Kosovo wanted to be annexed to the Fatherland (something that Albanians have made no secret of despite our leaders’ denials and decoy reasons for our support of a policy driven by the threat of violence)."
Indeed, the Kremlin wasted no time in availing itself of the perfect pretext accorded it by NATO's wrong actions. The Russian ambassador to NATO made the following statements:
"One cannot at the same time recognize Kosovo's independence from Serbia and reiterate that Georgia's territorial integrity must be respected as regards South Ossetia and Abkhazia", he said.
"If one recognizes Serbia's territorial integrity in Kosovo, he should better keep silent on Georgia's territorial integrity", the Russian ambassador said.
"One cannot act as if nothing happened in South Ossetia - bombing of civilian population, massacres of minorities and murders of Russian peacekeepers committed by the Tbilisi authorities ...On the other hand, what NATO did in Yugoslavia, including killing civilians, destroying bridges on the Danube and TV stations in Belgrade, denies it the right to criticize Russia for any present or future actions".
Russia's aggression in Georgia is wrong. But the irresponsible and wrong actions of NATO and the International Community in Kosovo and Serbia helped provide Russia with a convienient pretext. Which they are certainly exploiting.
Julia Gorin is right, "We are all Serbians now."