1. ...Rugova represented the only legitimate socio-political movement among Kosovo's Albanian community throughout the 1990s. Yet his strategy of non-violent resistance doesn't work well in a society... (Balkan Anthropologist, 19 June 2015 17:19) ...

    Rugova was president until his death and he was elected even after war by K-Alb.
    The problem with you guys was that when Rugova was running things in Kosovo during 1990 Miloshevich only humiliated him.
    He never even consider talking with him, let alone to make deals with Rugova.

    Rugova had strong support from USA and Vatican otherwise they would have sidelined him since 1999.
    If you were talking with Rugova you would have gotten a much better deal that you have now.

    But Serbia choose to humiliate Rugova so the West started plan B.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 20 June 2015 00:24)

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  2. But Serbia is still the biggest threat to Kosovo and its people, so the argument is not pointless.
    (Reader, 19 June 2015 15:59)

    The biggest threat to Kosovo and its people it its Western-backed leadership who have stolen anything and everything of worth there. What specific threats do you see Serbia sending a territory it no longer controls?

    In your imaginary world of course.
    So a better (and not misleading) sentence is "Rugova was sidelined by Milosevic and Kostunica", not "Rugova was sidelined by Belgrade".
    (Reader, 19 June 2015 15:59)

    You're either too young to remember or you're new to the discussion. Rugova represented the only legitimate socio-political movement among Kosovo's Albanian community throughout the 1990s. Yet his strategy of non-violent resistance doesn't work well in a society keen on violence and war and the US found a more compliant ally (read as puppet) in the leadership of the KLA which conveniently formed a political party - the PDK - shortly after the conflict and has remained in power ever since. While no one was stupid enough to eliminate the highly popular Rugova, his political career was all but finished.

    Milosevic made him popular. Thaci made him irrelevant. Lung cancer made him history.
    (Balkan Anthropologist, 19 June 2015 17:19)

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  3. However, I do not think there are many that want anyone from Kosovo prosecuted in Serbia for anything.
    (a New day, 19 June 2015 11:24)

    Which I'm fine with. Extradite him to a neutral country to stand trial without any witnesses conveniently disappearing along the way. At the absolute least he'll be out of Kosovo's hair
    (Balkan Anthropologist, 19 June 2015 17:11)

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  4. (Balkan Anthropologist, 18 June 2015 17:06)

    "And yet, Serbia doesn't control Kosovo so your argument is pointless."

    But Serbia is still the biggest threat to Kosovo and its people, so the argument is not pointless.

    "Rugova was sidelined by Washington, not Belgrade. "

    In your imaginary world of course.
    And if you say "Rugova was sidelined by...", to bring things in the same plane of comparison, you need to mention the people that were in Belgrade at that time. So a better (and not misleading) sentence is "Rugova was sidelined by Milosevic and Kostunica", not "Rugova was sidelined by Belgrade". We all remember those two great Serbian leaders :).

    "I personally would love to see intelligent leadership coming out of Pristina"

    LOL, spare us the hypocrisy :).
    (Reader, 19 June 2015 15:59)

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  5. The only people legitimately upset over Haradinaj's arrest are members of his AAK party and those keyboard nationalists of the Diaspora who see him as some sort of comic book hero. The vast majority of Albanian in Kosovo, I believe, couldn't care if he and the other war "heroes"-turned-"profiteers" were collectively rounded up and imprisoned.

    (Balkan Anthropologist, 18 June 2015 17:06)
    Part of what you say is true, I think most of the people of Kosovo are ready for new blood to lead them into the future. Thaci and Haradinaj were necessary to fight off Serbian oppression but they do not have the skills to lead them into the future.
    However, I do not think there are many that want anyone from Kosovo prosecuted in Serbia for anything. Allowing a country that was so brutal and merciless on the people of Kosovo to adjudicate any of its citizens who fought that oppressive regime would be a kick in the stomach.
    (a New day, 19 June 2015 11:24)

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  6. You are still stuck in the past, thinking that everything is Serbian! To bad Vojvodina did not fight to gain its freedom from the occupier.
    Hey Bilbao, have you seen the opening ceremony in Baku???
    (the truth, 18 June 2015 15:53)

    Man or Lady you must not understand what I wrote as I was asking the Serb friends here that if Kosovo is not a country how can they have their own diplomatic passports and if Kosovo is as Vojvodina do they issue their own.

    It was great to see Kelmendi carry the flag, even though not Albanin nor from Kosovo.
    (Bilbao, 18 June 2015 18:16)

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  7. Serbia don't want educated Albanians to run things in Kosovo.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 18 June 2015 16:04)

    And yet, Serbia doesn't control Kosovo so your argument is pointless. Kosovo is heavily influenced by the United States and other key Western European powers who seem perfectly fine since 1999 to let the biggest gaggle of morons and village idiots run the region. Rugova was sidelined by Washington, not Belgrade. The PDK was established as America's best friends after the conflict even after its members systematically hunted down LDK members and other people considered competitors to their hold on power. Thaci and Haradinaj are protected as valuable assets by the West and the only person in Kosovo who has obtained a voice for the opposition of any importance is Albin Kurti whom said international powers want silenced.

    The only people legitimately upset over Haradinaj's arrest are members of his AAK party and those keyboard nationalists of the Diaspora who see him as some sort of comic book hero. The vast majority of Albanian in Kosovo, I believe, couldn't care if he and the other war "heroes"-turned-"profiteers" were collectively rounded up and imprisoned.

    I personally would love to see intelligent leadership coming out of Pristina but sadly the EU and US have other plans for Kosovo's future.
    (Balkan Anthropologist, 18 June 2015 17:06)

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  8. Although I am against conspiracy theories - all this raising of political passions in our country ahead of the arrival of Mrs. Merkel, ahead of the Kosovo dialogue in Brussels, ahead of Srebrenica and the IMF decision.. I believe we will preserve stability," said the prime minister.

    You serbs are a nation of dangerous schizophrenic people. You issued an arrest order through interpol for Haradinaj and now that the order was executed you see it as a conspiracy. You wanted Oric and Haradinaj arrested, they were arrested. This is the game you wanted to play, ball is in your court now.
    (Mark, 18 June 2015 16:38)

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  9. ...For certain, Kosovars would not complain if Slovenia suddenly handed him over to Serbia, majority would probably say good riddance and follow up with Thaqi. .... (JD, 18 June 2015 14:53)

    Although I agree with most of your statement, I have to remind you that it is in the Serbia's interest for Ramush and Thaci to be in power in Kosovo.Also, handing over Ramush to Serbia would have rally Albanians around him.

    Serbia don't want educated Albanians to run things in Kosovo.

    Remember, they humiliated Rugova every chance they had and pushing Albanians to elect the hard line politicians.

    So if I am a K-Alb I have to chose the lesser evil such as Thaci over Mustafa who will be humiliated by Serbs because he doesn't have bones.

    As long as Serbia will threaten to take over Kosovo, Albanians will elect tough guys because when they elected Rugova they were humiliated on daily bases.
    (Teodor Muzaka 1389, 18 June 2015 16:04)

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  10. What diplomatic passport and issued by what country? Just curious does Vojvodian have their own Diplomatic passports?
    (Bilbao, 18 June 2015 13:32)


    You are still stuck in the past, thinking that everything is Serbian! To bad Vojvodina did not fight to gain its freedom from the occupier.
    Hey Bilbao, have you seen the opening ceremony in Baku???
    (the truth, 18 June 2015 15:53)

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  11. Not that I care if Ramush spent his entire life in jail as he is nothing but an uneducated peasant with current and criminal past however I am bit surprised that Slovenia would arrest him. Kosovo authorities should arrest Ramush...there is million reason why this man should be in jail.

    I listened to his interview last night on Kohavision and I am such ashamed that this man is allowed to represent our people. The language which he choose, the words that came out of his mouth... one could immediately tell that he is nothing but a low life street thug.

    There are so many young talented and brilliant Albanians that can run circles around our current politicians but because of lowlifes like Ramush and Thaqi these young talents refuse to get involved in politics.

    For certain, Kosovars would not complain if Slovenia suddenly handed him over to Serbia, majority would probably say good riddance and follow up with Thaqi. Be warned as he may try to steal something or usurp the state property and claim to be the rightful owner. Naturally for the right price he will sell it to you and require that you make monthly payments so that he can provide you with the insurance so that your newly aquired property does not go in flames overnight. Should you fail to make monthly payments there is good change your place might catch fire overnight. Well almost forgot he has to compete for that in Serbia as well I am sure you have politician thiefs there as well.
    (JD, 18 June 2015 14:53)

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  12. Looks like the EU/UK/US are trying to find some carrots and say to Serbia, hey, we offer these carrots if you shoot yourself in the head and support the Srebrenica resolution.

    How else can they justify their crimes? Their citizens are increasingly becoming anti-Muslim and what the West did in the former Yugoslavia doesn't look good any more.
    (Zoran, 18 June 2015 13:50)

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  13. What diplomatic passport and issued by what country? Just curious does Vojvodian have their own Diplomatic passports?
    (Bilbao, 18 June 2015 13:32)

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