1. KFOR I am pretty sure doesn't want to use violence (yet), they can go anywhere they want to! Just so serbian people from north know it that they (KFOR) did not turn back because you didn't allow them to go through, they turned back because they didn't want to hurt you! Soon your time will be up and then will se who's talking!
    (Nexh, 2 November 2011 07:02)

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  2. Even worse, they don't realize that their own 'elected' Kosovo government is using a very similar type of action Milosevic did in the 90th, i.e. sending special forces against the will of the local population to dismantle local 'parallel structures' and establish 'law and order'. I'm almost sure Milosevic even used the same words :)
    (Comm. Parrisson, 1 November 2011 13:37)

    I apologize for my ignorance, but I thought that Pristina is so broke that it does not have tanks to send to N. Kosovo and do what Serbia did against Albanian students in the '80s.
    (icj1, 2 November 2011 01:36)

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  3. "The dumber the Albanian comments get, the more frustrated they must be :) Too bad these people are not smart enough to realize this is the same type of resistance they used themselves in Kosovo prior to 1999."
    (Balkan Anthropologist, 31 October 2011 21:57)

    Even worse, they don't realize that their own 'elected' Kosovo government is using a very similar type of action Milosevic did in the 90th, i.e. sending special forces against the will of the local population to dismantle local 'parallel structures' and establish 'law and order'. I'm almost sure Milosevic even used the same words :)
    (Comm. Parrisson, 1 November 2011 13:37)

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  4. The dumber the Albanian comments get, the more frustrated they must be :) Too bad these people are not smart enough to realize this is the same type of resistance they used themselves in Kosovo prior to 1999. But then again, most of those who comment here don't live and have never lived in Kosovo, so I'm not suprised the obvious similarities are lost on them :)
    (Balkan Anthropologist, 31 October 2011 21:57)


    No it wasnt, the KLA used terrorism, not peaceful resistance as these people here are
    (New Zealander, 1 November 2011 06:37)

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  5. And there is the reason why EULEX can't cross the barriers. They have excluded themselves. Simplez.
    (Zoran, 31 October 2011 21:17)

    why for violating status neutrality that is not mandated by 1244 ? Dude, you forget that 1244 is still in force, and it is 1244 that rules, not the wishes of some Albanian or Serb people.
    (icj1, 1 November 2011 03:58)

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  6. It was needed. NATO violated international law and its own charter when bombing Serbia.
    (aaayyy, 31 October 2011 19:39)

    It was needed by you ? Go and ask for it then.

    There is no court judgment that says NATO violated international law and/or its own charter. But you can sue NATO again in court if you think so.
    (icj1, 1 November 2011 03:54)

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  7. B92, great photo on this article!
    (Zoran, 31 October 2011 22:19)

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  8. The dumber the Albanian comments get, the more frustrated they must be :) Too bad these people are not smart enough to realize this is the same type of resistance they used themselves in Kosovo prior to 1999. But then again, most of those who comment here don't live and have never lived in Kosovo, so I'm not suprised the obvious similarities are lost on them :)
    (Balkan Anthropologist, 31 October 2011 21:57)

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  9. @ (mauro, 31 October 2011 18:47) -

    No, the Syrians who go out to march and take the very real chance of being killed have nuts. These guys who keep asking that no "violence" be used (to dismantle their piles of building materials) are nuts.
    (Amer, 31 October 2011 21:42)

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  10. ben-spoken like a true ethnic cleanser. Nice. And one wonders why Serbs can't live with you.
    (Jeff, 31 October 2011 21:22)

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  11. find one document from EULEX or a reference in 1244 where it reads about status neutrality.
    (KOSO, 31 October 2011 15:50)
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    And there is the reason why EULEX can't cross the barriers. They have excluded themselves. Simplez.
    (Zoran, 31 October 2011 21:17)

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  12. "the only language these paeans understand is the tractors headed to north."

    ben

    ...or the donkeys heading south back to albania.
    (MikeC, 31 October 2011 21:01)

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  13. Good news!!

    The list of the incidents of the Serbian disrespect for the international community is growing. be assured notes is being kept and updated.

    Don't be surprised when one day the international community will say: enough is enough there is plenty of evidence that the only language these paeans understand is the tractors headed to north.
    (ben, 31 October 2011 19:48)

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  14. @ KOSO

    A direct quote from UNMIK's own website

    "UNMIK continues to implement its mandate in a status neutral manner and operate under Security Council resolution 1244 (1999)."
    (UK, 31 October 2011 19:46)

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  15. NATO officials bombed Serbia without any UN approval, now they officially say they can act however they want without any UNSC permission, so they are going to do what they consider is right.
    (aaayyy, 30 October 2011 14:34)

    No UN approval was needed for NATO to bomb Serbia. Who told you that ?
    (icj)

    It was needed. NATO violated international law and its own charter when bombing Serbia.
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  16. nothing to say: Serbians have nuts ! Serbians are a great people. I admire them more and more every day
    (mauro, 31 October 2011 18:47)

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  17. Correct, but according to UN1244, Kosovo is under UNMIK administration. It means UNMIK/EULEX is responsible for the customs. So what right do Albanians from the south have to play custom officers at the checkpoints, from a status neutral point of view?
    (Analyst, 31 October 2011 15:12)
    Actually if you read 1244 you will find that it is a blueprint for establishing a full functioning selfgovernment. This is irregardless of status, it does not matter whether you wish to call Kosovo an autonomous province or an independent state. The international civilian presence is to turn its respnsibilities over to the institutions of Kosovo as they develop. No where does it make an exception for customs. 1244 also does not make a distinction of above or below the Ibar. Once a customs service is established it is the duty of UNMIK/Eulex to oversee not administer customs.
    Straight from 1244:
    Transferring, as these institutions are established, its administrative responsibilities while overseeing and supporting the consolidation of Kosovo's local provisional institutions and other peace-building activities;
    Should you be one that feels status is final the following applies:
    "In a final stage, overseeing the transfer of authority from Kosovo's provisional institutions to institutions established under a political settlement"
    In either situation customs would be under the administration of the Kosovo govt with the international presence overseeing activities.
    (a New Day, 31 October 2011 18:36)

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  18. F... you KFOR, you were able to remove Serbian army from Kosovo and now you are not able to remove some stupid barricades! What a shame!
    (Nexh, 31 October 2011 16:46)

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  19. I LOVE YOU SERBS AND SERBIA (KOSOVO) :D

    This story just made my night!
    (trizo, 31 October 2011 16:40)

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  20. These comments amuse me, EULEX mandate is as a mentor program for the development of police and justice in Kosovo. Kind of hard to complete the mentoring mandate if you leave them at home, doesn't it.
    (a New Day, 31 October 2011 12:00)
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    There are plenty of functioning border crossings separating Albanians from Albanians. EULEX can mentor Albanians there. No need to go north where they are not welcome.
    (Zoran, 31 October 2011 16:04)

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  21. Serbs in N Kosova are behaving the same as their brothers in Croatia.Ignore international community and state institutions.Dont accept peace plans and humiliate international forces.Like their brothers in Croatioa who didn't accept Z4 plan,serbs in N.Kosova dont accept Ahtisari plan and continue to play cat a mouse or Hide and seek games.
    And like in their brothers case the international community will get tired with them and solve the situation.In Croatioa croats used Oluja,while in Kosova they may use Oluja 2.0
    And propably after Oluja 1 their brothers said they accepted Z4 plan,in this case they may say they will accept Ahtisari plan but it will be late...
    (Mirel from Albania, 31 October 2011 15:56)

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  22. Correct, but according to UN1244, Kosovo is under UNMIK administration. It means UNMIK/EULEX is responsible for the customs. So what right do Albanians from the south have to play custom officers at the checkpoints, from a status neutral point of view?
    (Analyst, 31 October 2011 15:12

    Sweetheart, there is no "Albanians from the south", I think you're confused. There is Kosovo, the end --- there is no north and south like you're trying to make it be. Also no international mission needs to be "status neutral" ... find one document from EULEX or a reference in 1244 where it reads about status neutrality.
    (KOSO, 31 October 2011 15:50)

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  23. Serbs, in what way do you think this move will help you?
    (metrod, 31 October 2011 15:46)

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  24. Eulex is not neutral and it will never be neutral
    (Milan, 31 October 2011 15:14)

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  25. "Durovic told Tanjug that the KFOR commander reiterated his request regarding freedom of movement for all representatives of international missions in Kosovo. According to previous announcements, KFOR does not want to use this possibility until freedom of movement is granted to all representatives of international mission in Kosovo, including EULEX."

    Kosovo Albanians transported in EULEX vehicles are surely not 'representatives of international mission', and the 'freedom of movement' is only refused to them. And as long as EULEX is not acting status neutral and transporting those persons, no wonder that their vehicles are stopped.

    "The establishment of customs in the north in no way violates the status neutral of anyone. UNMIK ie, the UNSC has determined that all of Kosovo is to be a single customs unit."
    (a New Day, 31 October 2011 12:00)

    Correct, but according to UN1244, Kosovo is under UNMIK administration. It means UNMIK/EULEX is responsible for the customs. So what right do Albanians from the south have to play custom officers at the checkpoints, from a status neutral point of view?
    (Analyst, 31 October 2011 15:12)

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  26. The N. K_Serbs are correct in placing these barricades. Why is EULEX an escort service for Pristina's customs officers? All the internationals involved in KiM must respect their staus-neutral mandates - stop trying to impose situations which are against the will of the people in N. Kim, and there will be no problems.
    (Winston, 31 October 2011 10:46)
    These comments amuse me, EULEX mandate is as a mentor program for the development of police and justice in Kosovo. Kind of hard to complete the mentoring mandate if you leave them at home, doesn't it.
    The establishment of customs in the north in no way violates the status neutral of anyone. UNMIK ie, the UNSC has determined that all of Kosovo is to be a single customs unit.
    (a New Day, 31 October 2011 12:00)

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  27. The N. K_Serbs are correct in placing these barricades. Why is EULEX an escort service for Pristina's customs officers? All the internationals involved in KiM must respect their staus-neutral mandates - stop trying to impose situations which are against the will of the people in N. Kim, and there will be no problems.
    (Winston, 31 October 2011 10:46)

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