1) Justice is a human construct and, as such, can be and is removed or downgraded within the scale of importance in certain spheres of our lives. Most prominent among these spheres are politics and diplomacy.
2) In place of justice, the chief place on the scale of importance in politics and diplomacy is taken by nations' self-interest.
3) Consequently, whosoever believes that himself or the majority/minority group he belongs to are being treated in a certain manner in the name of justice should think twice before publicly expressing such an infantile grasp of reality.
4) Same goes for those who feel that injustice has been inflicted upon them - it's most likely nothing personal.
5) If a powerful country sees its interests protected by acting in a manner that infringes a rule, a set of rules or laws, or in a manner that can by any other means of judgment be considered unjust, it will act upon this vision without regard for the underlying principles that are being broken. Remember, justice exists as long as it doesn't bother the powerful.
6) You don't tell a bully that he is being hypocritical unless you are a bigger bully.
7) If you are small and fairly insignificant in terms of political, economical or diplomatic influence that you can exert in matters that narrowly pertain to your existence, make allies, not enemies out of those who are influential.
The truth? Yes, the US are hypocritical. Yes, the UK is hypocritical. No, the precedent set this Monday will not be applicable to the case of Sioux Indians or that of Scots or Abhazia or East Osetia or Basques in Spain or Turks in Cyprus and Bulgaria or Hungarians in Transilvania etc. Yes, the US and UK politicians produce massive amounts of bullshit when they touch upon the concept of human rights, or worse yet, the right to self-determination. Yes, laws are being broken. No, it doesn't matter. Yes, this had to happen because if no political/diplomatic interests were at stake and if justice was the central issue, the US would have intervened when Israel was obliterating Lebanon or in any number of similar situations worldwide and UK would keep its mouth shut tightly knowing fully well that they are denying Scots the same justice they are nominally protecting by the recognition of Kosovo. Yes, Serbian politicians and diplomats belong to political kindergarten, if justly judged by the level of dilettantism expressed in last 100 years, with one dead exception.
But if you re-read the previous 7 principles upon which, I believe, rest the worlds of politics and diplomacy, you will understand why all these truths are everything but unusual.... So, yeah, the world we live in is a cold and ugly place. Emotions exist only on a miniscule scale, and so does the concept of justice. We better grow thick skin if we fancy surviving...
Oh, and by the way, for those of you who rely on media to provide you with reliable knowledge and info on anything but the weather forecast - you might as well be brain-dead. The difference is marginal - you're only taking up the space someone more intelligent could be occupying... Think about that.