KOSOVO: What the court concealed
Elson Concepción Pérez
Havana. July 29, 2010
KOSOVO is a province of Serbia according to the historically established constitution of that Balkan country. It is a territory in which foreign instigations have led to dangerous secessionist steps that have caused more than a few conflicts in a region already saturated with them.
Nevertheless, at the petition of the United States, on July 22 the International Court of Justice (ICJ) recognized Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence delivered in February 2008.
This is another prize manipulation and so as to make it totally clear who is behind this, let us see what the U.S. administration immediately stated, in the words of its secretary of state, Hillary Clinton:
"The ICJ decisively agreed with the longstanding view of the United States that Kosovo’s declaration of independence is in accordance with international law."
Clinton not only applauded the ruling of the ICJ but called for its international recognition.
The ICJ finding that Kosovo’s declaration of independence was not in violation of international law could be considered as another of the grave political errors committed by UN agencies, and envelops this organization within the scenario of an unipolar world in which Washington’s decisions – however grave they might be – meet with the approval of an organization created for peace, but which is being utilized to foment wars.
In the context of this decision, the international community should recall the U.S. and NATO launch in 1999 of a brutal war of aggression against the former Yugoslavia, a country that was subjected to 78 days and nights of consecutive bombings.
At that time, Washington’s justification was precisely Kosovo and alleged Serbian mistreatment of the Kosovo-Albanians who inhabit that region, a millenary heritage of Serbia.
Thousands of dead and wounded civilians; the destruction of homes, children’s day centers, embassies, television stations, factories, enterprises and all the bridges over the River Danube was the U.S. "pacification" for the "good" of a territory in which Albanian extremist elements were fomenting separatism via terror.
Today the former Yugoslavia is still experiencing the pernicious and dangerous effects of depleted uranium from the missiles and bombs launched in their hundreds against that population.
But the International Court of Justice overlooked those crimes against humanity and found in favor of the mutation of a piece of assaulted Serbia.
How can that court and its major instigator – the United States – explain that, in this case, it concerns a region that appears in the Serbian constitution as one of its provinces?
Did that legal UN instance take into account what such a decision could signify in a world where dozens of countries are currently affected by separatist demands?
These and many other questions were overlooked by the Court or rather, should have been responded to by those who make decisions in that manipulated UN agency.