EU mission in Kosovo: the joy continues

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It's a matter of historic fact. If they'd held, the safe haven would have been secure. They broke and the massacre ensued. Or do you have evidence to the contrary?
Do your research instead of just reading the press. I've served with Dutch soldiers and Officers who were there, and served with the UN on a couple of occasions and have heard first hand accounts of what the Dutch regard as the worst day in their militarys history. In wouldn't surprise me if the Dutch Government had accepted the verdict to make it go away quicker. They're not a conscript army any more, like they were at the time, so this must be crippling for recruitment and veterans support to Government
 
It's a matter of historic fact. If they'd held, the safe haven would have been secure. They broke and the massacre ensued. Or do you have evidence to the contrary?
That not even COMUNPROFOR had the authority to declare war on the RS on behalf of NATO so it's expecting a bit much of a lowly Colonel.
 
As this has morphed more into a general Kosovo thread - the political fun continues. COVID-19 and the state of the health 'system' in Kosovo has done nothing to tone down partisan politics.

'Kosovo’s government was toppled by a no-confidence vote Wednesday (25 March) less than two months after coming to power, plunging the unstable democracy into political uncertainty as it tries to halt the spread of coronavirus. The vote ends a brief and bumpy alliance between two former opposition parties who took power last month with a mandate to loosen the grip of an old guard that has held sway over Kosovo for more than a decade.

'Kosovo’s parliament approved a new prime minister on Monday (3 February) after four months of haggling over government posts, raising hopes that long-frozen talks with Serbia could resume. The partnership quickly broke down with the junior partner in the coalition, the centre-right LDK, initiating the motion after weeks of tension with Prime Minister Albin Kurti, leader of the left-wing Vetevendosje party. After nearly 12 hours of debate, 82 MPs in the 120-member assembly voted in favour of the motion of no confidence. President Hashim Thaçi, whose party lost in the last elections, now has the power to give Kurti — his political enemy — another chance to form a government or call a new poll.

'The LDK announced their move after Kurti sacked one of their ministers last week, a final straw following weeks of concern that he was jeopardising Kosovo’s relationship with the US, its most important ally. Kurti, however, alleges that he is the victim of a plot by President Thaçi, a man who has kept himself at the centre of politics for over a decade. Speaking to the assembly ahead of the vote, Kurti accused Thaçi of dividing his coalition in a bid to regain power and finish a “secret” US-backed deal with Serbia that would involve border changes.

'Serbia still refuses to recognise the independence declared by Kosovo, a former province who broke away in a 1998-99 war. With EU-led talks between the neighbours going nowhere fast, a new US envoy appointed by President Donald Trump has recently been working with Thaçi to bring about a detente. Kosovo should seize the opportunity now the US has increased its interest in reaching a final deal with Serbia, said President Hashim Thaci.

'For weeks Washington has been putting immense pressure on Kurti to drop a tariff on Serbian goods that is now the main obstacle to the negotiations. Even after the US suspended some $50 million in economic aid in anger, Kurti has agreed only to gradually lift measure, and has made clear he doesn’t want Thaçi in charge of talks with Serbia. While the US ambassador welcomed debate over the no-confidence motion, France and Germany spoke out against it, urging “political unity” to combat the health crisis.'


 

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It's a matter of historic fact. If they'd held, the safe haven would have been secure. They broke and the massacre ensued. Or do you have evidence to the contrary?
Yes

But I will not be sharing it here.

Any blame needs to appointed much higher than one nation and it's folks on the ground.
 

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