Émission de L'Autre Monde du 14 février 2008: Kosovo, torture, mercenaires privés, Moyen-Orient
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L'Autre Monde 14 février 2008
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- Tour du monde avec Les Nouvelles Internationales.
- On fait le point sur la situation au Kosovo.
- Aussi au menu: dossier torture, mercenaires privés, Moyen-Orient
Sources d'information sur la situation du Kosovo:
Speaking at a press conference shortly beforehand in the provincial capital Pristina, Thaci said Kosovo's imminent independence -- strongly opposed by
The big question is, what are
And, how are the
The creation of Kosovo as an “independent” state would be a precedent for other schemes U.S. imperialism could take advantage of to break away areas of other sovereign nations, including China and Russia, applying the old “divide and conquer” strategy perfected by British imperialism.
The question here is, what precisely is
Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said the EU had no basis in international law to deploy a police and justice mission in the breakaway Serbian province, since that required a United Nations mandate.
Kosovo's breaking away from Serbia, in Moscow's view, would set a really troubling precedent for semi-autonomous areas of
And of course, there's the little "fact" about Kosovo that no one wants to acknowledge: Kosovo has the richest mineral resources in all of Europe west of
NATO and the UN police in Kosovo are reportedly planning to tighten their control over northern Kosovo.
The move would come in case Kosovo declares its independence unliaterally after talks on its future end next month, Balkan Insight reported on its website.
The deadline for the resolution of Kosovo's status comes on the 10th of December.
Kosovo will declare its independence from
So if Kosovo declares itself independent from
And remember: Kosovo has the richest mineral resources in all of Europe west of
It's all about the battle for Kosovo's resources.
And if Kosovo does go ahead and delcare its independence, what precisely is
On the EU and NATO's move to send a mission to Kosovo, to resolve the independence issue outside UN, Lavrov said: "If the EU recognises Kosovo's independence ignoring existing UN legal mechanisms and divide
So now, it looks like it's going to be NATO and the EU declaring the UN "irrelevant" because of the Kosovo issue???
Serbia strongly opposes independence for the separatist southern province, which it considers its historic heartland. The Serbian government has said it will ignore the move and retaliate against the countries that recognize Kosovo's statehood.
Traditional Serbian ally
However this comes down in the next couple of weeks, the potential for a truly ugly military confrontation between
Let's hope that cool heads prevail; but given the historical geopolitical instability of the whole region (coupled with its vast mineral wealth), we could be in for some nastiness once Kosovo declares its independence.