Priština and back – part 2: Nike slogans

Mark Pullen RSS / 25.09.2007. u 07:49

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 7. The politics

7. Politika

 

 

Having only visited Priština once for two days, and having never seen any other part of Kosovo, it is naturally to be understood that my comments are based strictly on a layman’s initial observations.

Pošto sam samo jednom posetio Prištinu na dva dana, i pošto nikad nisam video druge delove Kosova, podrazumeva se da su moji komentari zasnovani isključivo na prvim utiscima jednog običnog čoveka.

 One must also bear in mind that I went with Jimbo and met only his people – just a few of the up & coming young political and social elite of Priština. It is also worth noting that Jimbo is an ardent supporter of independence for the province, whilst I, apparently (according to some people in town) am a Serbian nationalist (from the East Riding!).

Čitalac bi trebalo da ima u vidu da sam bio sa Džimbom i da sam upoznao samo njegove ljude – nekoliko mladih, budućih članova političke i društvene elite Prištine. Isto bi trebalo da znate da je Džimbo strogi podržalac samostalnosti pokrajine, dok sam ja, očigledno (prema rečima nekoliko ljudi iz grada), srpski nacionalista (iz istočnog Jorkšira!) 

With all this in mind, here follows some anecdotal observations and assessments from my short time in Priština.

Sa sve ovim u vidu, u daljem tekstu ćete naći nekoliko anegdotskih primedbi i ocena iz moje kratke poseta Prištini. 

Militancy test

Test militantnost

 

Mark asks Jimbo’s Kosovo-Albanian friend about beer [conversation in Serbian]

Mark postavi Jimbovoj Kosovsko-Albanskoj prijateljici pitanja o pivu. [razgovor je bio na srpskom] 

This beer of yours is good, how do you pronounce the name? I inquired.

“Dobro je ovo vaše pivo, kako se izgovora ime?” pitao sam. 

“Peja” (pe-ya) she said. 

“Peja”, rekla je. 

"How’s that? Pechko?"

“Kako? Pećko?” 

“No, it’s not Pechko,” she insisted, reverting instantly to English. 

“Ne, nije Pećko,” insistirala je, odmah nazad na engleskom. 

"Yes it is. This is that renowned Pechko Beer."

“Jeste. To je to čuveno Pećko Pivo.” 

“This beer is from Peja.” 

“Ovo pivo je iz Peje.” 

“But Peja is Peć, isn’t it?”

“Ali Peja jeste Peć, zar nije?”  

“In Albanian and English it’s Peja,” she explained.

“Na albanskom i na engleskom je Peja”, objasnila je. 

“In English too?” I was sceptical. “I know. Let’s call it Peja Beer from Peć,” I suggested, “or Pechko Pivo from Peja. There. See how easy we can make a compromise that suits everybody?”

“I na engleskom?” skeptičan sam bio. “Imam ideju. Hajde da zovemo ovo Peja Bira iz Peća”, predložio sam “ili Pećko pivo iz Peja. Eto. Vidi kako lako možemo da napravimo kompromis koji svima odgovora?” 

She smiled and was silent. She’d handled my provocative banter well, and we moved on.

Osmehnula se i zaćutala. Dobro je izdržala moje provokacije, pa smo promenili temu. 

Compromise test

Test kompromisa

 In conversation with Jimbo, his colleagues and friends, it quickly became evident that a debate on the partition of Kosovo and a land-swap deal involving Preševo had begun in Priština.

U razgovoru sa Jimbom, njegovim kolegama i prijateljima, brzo sam skontao da je u Prištini već počela debata oko podele Kosova i trampe zemlje sa Preševom. 

The people we met were insistent that their leadership had no authority over the northern part of Kosovo and, thus, were prepared to compromise – provided they got something from Serbia in return, i.e. the Preševo Valley, for a start.

Ti ljudi koje smo upoznali su insistirali da njihovo rukovodstvo nema nikakav autoritet nad severnim delom Kosova, i zato su spremni da naprave kompromis – u slučaju da oni dobiju nešto od Srbije kao kompenzaciju – tj Preševsku dolinu, za početak. 

I explained quite clearly that what they would get in exchange for the North, in theory, would be an entire province of Serbia; a huge chunk of another existing sovereign country to call their own!

Jasno sam im objasnio da to što bi oni dobili u slučaju podele sa severom, u teoriji, bi bila jedna cela pokrajina Srbije; jedno ogromno parče neke druge postojeće suverene države, koje bi zvali svojim!  

No, no, I was assured, they already had that; that province was already theirs and not up for negotiation; no, no, if Belgrade wanted Northern Kosovo, then the Serbs would have to give up some of their territory, and not merely offer territory they’d already lost.

Ne, ne, uverili su me, već su to dobili; ta pokrajina je već njihova i nije stvar pregovora; ne, ne, ako Beograd želi severni deo Kosova, onda Srbija mora da da neke od svojih teritorija, a ne samo da nudi teritoriju koju su već izgubili. 

For me, this was the killer blow. It was during this conversation that I realised, once and for all, that there’s no way these people – this new generation of Prištinans / Prištiners – will ever accept any sort of rule from Belgrade. Why would they allow themselves to be under the yoke a nation they already ‘defeated’ eight years ago? Why would they accept Serbian nationality when the “world” (i.e. the U.S.) has spent the last eight years assuring them that they are just about to become a country? Why would they? They wouldn’t.

Za mene, ovo je bio smrtni udarac. U toku ovog razgovora sam skapirao, jednom i zauvek, da nema šanse da bi ti ljudi – te nove generacije Prištinjana – ikada prihvatili vladavinu iz Beograda. Što bi oni sebi pustili da budu pod kontrolom jedne države koju su već ‘pobedili’ pre osam godina? Što bi oni pristali da budu državljani Srbije, kada ih je “svet” (tj S.A.D.) poslednjih osam godina uveravao da samo što nisu dobili svoju državu? Zašto bi? Ne bi. 

National identity

Nacionalni identitet

First of all, let it be noted that the simple, logical reason why I am opposed in principle to the creation of a state of Kosovo (though I am well aware that the horse that bolted on this issue has probably died of old age) is because I just can’t get my head around the idea that the international community really feels that the early 21st century – this period of global integration – is the right time to create a new sovereign nation state in Europe.

Za početak, nek se zna da jednostavan, logičan razlog što sam, u principu, protiv stvaranja nove države na teritoriji Kosova (bez obzira što sam dovoljno svestan da konj koji je pobegao na ovu temu je verovatno već umro od starosti) je zato što ne mogu da skapiram ideju da međunarodna zajednica stvarno misli da je prvi deo 21. veka – ovaj period globalne integracije – pravi trenutak da se stvori nova suverena država u Evropi. 

But, okay, if that’s the world’s plan then, god damn it let’s give these people a nation! I mean, I do feel sorry for the likes of the Kurds and the Chechens, who have no country to call their own, so let’s do the same for the …Albanians… Hang on a minute. These people aren’t like the homeless Kurds at all. They already have a country: it’s called Albania and it just happens to border the soon-to-be-country of Kosovo.

Ali, važi se, ako to je svetski plan, ‘ajde boga ti, da mi damo tim ljudima državu! Mislim, stvarno jeste meni žao tih naroda tipa Kurdi i Čečeni, koji nemaju svoju državu, pa ‘ajmo da uradimo baš to za … Albance... No, čekaj malo, ovi ljudi nisu uopšte kao beskućni Kurdi. Oni već imaju državu: zove se Albanija i slučajno se graniči sa (uskoro državom) Kosovom. 

And that’s what leaves the bad taste in my mouth. I mean, if these people were ethnically ‘Kosovars’, proud of their Kosovar roots and Kosovar history, I wouldn’t have such a problem with them gaining a country of their own. But they’re not. They’re proudly Albanian. The city’s monuments depict Albanian glory and Albanian history.

A to je to što je meni malo gadno. Mislim, da su ti ljudi etnički ‘Kosovari’, ponosni na svoje Kosovske korene i istoriju Kosova, ne bi imao toliki problem s’tim da će oni uskoro dobiti svoju državu. Ali nisu. Ponosni su u to što su Albanci. Gradski spomenici opisaju albansku čast i albansku istoriju. 

What I wonder is why the leaders of the world can’t just be honest and open and simply tell the Serbian nation, and the world’s public, that they are ultimately annexing a part of Serbia on to Albania (i.e. Albanians) because:

Pitam se zašto naši svetski lideri ne mogu samo da budu iskreni i otvoreni i da kažu srpskom narodu, i svetskoj javnosti, da će oni, na kraju, da prisvoje deo Srbije i poklone Albaniji (odnosno Albancima), jer: 

a) the Albanian majority refuses to accept rule from Belgrade (and has spent eight years getting used to not having to accept rule from Belgrade);

a.) Albanska većina odbija da pristane na vladu iz Beograda (i osam godina su se navikavali na to da ne moraju da pristanu na vladu iz Beograda); 

b) Serbia lost Kosovo (in 1999) as punishment for waging, and losing, several aggressive, unsuccessful wars in the region, and forcing half of the population of Kosovo to flee into refugee camps in neighbouring countries?

b.) Srbija je izgubila Kosovo (u 1999.) kao kaznu što je vodila, i izgubila, nekoliko agresivnih, neuspešnih ratova u regionu, i zato što je forsirala pola ljudi sa Kosova da izbegnu u kampove za izbeglice u okolini? 

The Serbs’ Choice: continuity & compromise or heavenly death 

Srpska odluka: kontinuitet i kompromis ili rajska smrt 

If we consider that 80% of statistics are made up on the spot, it is worth bearing in mind that around 70% of goods in Kosovo are imported from or via Serbia.

Ako smatramo da 80% statistike su izmišljeni na tren, vredi se da uzmemo u obzir da nešto oko 70 odsto sva roba na Kosova su bili uvezili iz ili preko Srbije. 

Whilst in Priština, I was told that Kosovo was almost out of bread because of Serbia’s grain embargo. However, I was assured by an anonymous PISG source, “nobody is talking about that. Not the media, not the politicians, not the people.” Obviously, the Kosovo-Albanian leadership don’t want the people of Kosovo to realise just how economically dependent they are on Serbia.

Dok sam bio u Prištini, bilo mi je rečeno da je Kosovo maltene bez hleba zbog zabrane na izvoz žitarica iz Srbija. Međutim, uverio me je jedan anonimni izvor iz lokalne samouprave, “niko o tome ne priča. Ni mediji, ne političari, ni narod.” Očigledno, Kosovsko-albanski lideri ne žele da ljudi na Kosovu shvate koliko su ekonomsko zavisni od Srbije. 

It occurs to me, then, that if Serbia’s leaders really, really wanted to show the people of Kosovo what life without them would be like, then they’d simply close the borders, halt all trade and shut the province off from Serbia; build a wall and forget about it.

Pade mi na pamet, onda, da ako lideri Srbije stvarno, stvarno hoće da pokažu ljudima na Kosovu kako bi bio život bez njih, mogli bi prosto da zatvore granice, zaustave svu trgovinu, i zatvore pokrajinu od strane Srbije; sagrade zid i zaborave na to.  

But they can’t do that, of course, because that would get them into serious trouble with Brussels and Washington – who Serbia is busy courting on the other side.

Ali ne mogu oni to da urade, naravno, jer bi bili u velikoj nevolji sa Briselom i Vašingtonom – koje Srbija trenutno vredno muva na drugoj strani. 

As such, and to finally conclude, I am of the opinion that either:

Zato, i da konačno opišem završetak, moje mišljenje je da ili: 

A.) Serbia needs to stop whinging, take its medicine, and get fast-track integrated into the EU and NATO without further ado, considering that the country already has (and has had for many a year) much better EU membership credentials than several existing EU countries.

A.) Srbija treba da prestane da kuka, da popije lek, i da stane na “brzu-traku” ka integraciji u EU i NATO bez više galame, smatrajući da ova država već ima (i imala je već dosta godina) značajno bolje akreditive da budi član EU nego nekoliko več-postojećih EU države. 

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B.) Serbia needs to direct all efforts towards winning hearts & minds and saving Kosovo, with a massive image enhancement (i.e. propaganda) campaign in the province, unilateral sanctions against the province’s intolerant Albanian leadership (in order to starve them out) etc. etc. If Serbia does this, she might just one day save Kosovo, possibly. However, the first thing she would certainly have to do would be to kiss a sweet goodbye to Euro-Atlantic integration, stop courting Brussels instantaneously and start flirting, heavily and wholeheartedly, with Moscow, Beijing or maybe Tehran;

B.) Srbija treba da koncentriše svu svoju snagu ka osvajanju ‘srca i umova’ i spašavanju Kosova, uz ogromnu kampanju za poboljšanje imidža (tj. propagandu) u pokrajini, uspostavljanju jednostranih sankcija protiv netolerantnih albanskih vladara (kako bi ih naterali na predaju zbog glad), itd, itd. Ako Srbija ovo uradi, možda će jednog dana spasiti Kosovo, moguće je. Međutim, prva stvar koju bi Srbija sigurno morala da uradi je da da slatki oproštajni poljubac evro-atlantiskoj integraciji, da trenutno prestane da muva Brisel i da počne da flertuje, snažno i iskreno, sa Moskvom, Pekingom ili možda Teheranom; 

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C.) Serbia’s needs to ignore the Kosovo issue for now (Maarti who?). If it gains independence, ignore that status. Ignore any requests to sign or recognise anything relating to Kosovo, and simply concentrate all efforts on increasing greenfield investment and average salaries in Serbia, reforming Serbia to the point where legal and market standards prove irresistible to investors, and the people of Serbia are living better and looking forward with optimism. But do this RIGHT NOW, because otherwise Vojislav Skywalker, aka Darth Šešelj, might just come back from The Hague as a victor against the evil Carla and take power on a wave of misguided pride. And when he does, I’m off to Kazakhstan.

C.) Srbija treba da zaboravi pitanje Kosovo za sada (Marti ko?). Ako dobije nazavisnost, neka ignoriše taj status. Neka ignoriše bilo koji zahtev vezan za nezavistnost Kosova i neka jednostavno skoncentriše svu snagu na povećanje ‘grinfild’ investicija i prosečne plate u Srbiji, na sproveđenje reformi kako bi Srbija dostigla nivo pravnih i tržišnih standarda neodoljivih za investitore, i kako bi srpski narod živeo bolje i optimističnije gledao ka budućnosti. Ali neka uradi to ODMAH, jer inače Vojislav Skywalker, aka Darth Šešelj, će se možda da vratiti iz Haga, kao pobednik protiv te zle Karle, i oduzeti vlast na talasu obmanutog ponosa. A kada se to desi, palim ja za Kazakhstan.



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Atomski mrav Atomski mrav 08:01 25.09.2007

Dear Mark,

I think that "C" is the most probable scenario. USA will support the independence of Kosovo, they will be followed by some of the EU countries (if not all). Serbia should, as you said, ignore all this and turn to other issues. Kosovo will have a hard time functioning without Serbia, you are right about that. Serbia should claim it's property on Kosovo (companies, infrastructure...), as well. But, our not-so-bright leaders might choose the "B" scenario which will lead us nowhere, and it will lead us nowhere fast....
ana t. ana t. 09:09 25.09.2007

Re: Dear Mark,

A to je to što je meni malo gadno. Mislim, da su ti ljudi etnički ‘Kosovari’, ponosni na svoje Kosovske korene i istoriju Kosova, ne bi imao toliki problem s’tim da će oni uskoro dobiti svoju državu. Ali nisu. Ponosni su u to što su Albanci. Gradski spomenici opisaju albansku čast i albansku istoriju.

Zelela bi da dodam kako su Grci resili dati problem. Npr. ja - iz Srbije, imam svako pravo da kupim zemlju, kucu ili stan u npr. Athini ali ako to isto pozelim u Solunu onda zakon kaze no, no znate kako je Grcka Makedonija - Srbija mnogo je to blizu. Ljudi na vreme misle, a ne mi - sve se moze pa se sad cudimo!
cyN cyN 14:22 25.09.2007

Re: Dear Mark,

Is this true ana t.???
No foreigners can buy land around Solun?
How smart Greeks are!!!
Shell we blame Tito then for mess in Kosovo?
semele semele 08:55 25.09.2007

Stop this!

You are destroying my prejudices about British journalism!


adam weisphaut adam weisphaut 09:58 25.09.2007

Re: Stop this!

semele
You are destroying my prejudices about British journalism!



You prejudiced? No !?!?
btw. Mark an excellent analysis of the situation, although I'm more inclined that ewe are faced with a choice between a) or b), and that we don't have c) at our disposal.
tnosugar tnosugar 10:30 25.09.2007

Re: Stop this!

semele
You are destroying my prejudices about British journalism!




Read more carefully. Mark is not British anymore, he is a Serbian nationalist :)

I also think C is the right way ahead. I don't think we should put embargoes, it's inhumane. But I do think we should clean our own backyard of drug and human slave peddlers and cut of the link from Kosovo to Europe thru our territory. That's the best way to hurt their political elite who's chief source of income comes from drug trade, prostitution and arms dealing.

This is the best and the hardest way, becasue decision makers here from the international community (UNMIK) and the ruling community in Kosovo are all getting fat on bribes from illegal trade. If we had solved that on time, there would not have been a Kosovo problem, becasue people would have lived off of farming, industry and commerce, instead of crime.

Nationalism and conflict based on it is always a cover for the more down-to-earth squabble for a piece of the cake. Only victims have ideals in a war.
sova sova 09:52 25.09.2007

Ver C 1.a

Kosovo neće dobiti "nezavisnost" (čitaj protektorat) u UN-u, ali će dobiti priznanje od nekoliko jakih zemalja i više slabijih koji će to uraditi zbog ovih jakih. Severni deo će biti neka vrsta odmetnute teritorije. Male su šanse da će bilo ko na Kosovu prihvatiti se rizika da ih na ovaj ili onaj način "integriše".
Srbija, naravno, neće prihvatiti nezavisnost, neće priznavati dokumenta, reg. tablice (kao i do sada) i verovatno još po nešto, no ekonomija će i dalje da radi manje-više nesmetano. Ako ne direktno a ono preko severnog dela.
Sve u svemu, Kosovo neće biti nezavisno u pravom smislu te reči, Srbija neće imati ikakve ingerencije osim na severu, a NATO i razne misije iz EU će trošiti novac svojih poreskih obveznika.
Drugim rečima biće kao što je i sada.
A šta će biti za 5, 6 ili 7 godina je nemoguće proceniti, barem ovde na Balkanu...
FlyingFish FlyingFish 10:07 25.09.2007

srpski nacionalista

Mark,
super je sto ste ti i jos neki englezi u beogradu vece srpske patriote od vecine nas ovde!
Nemoj da palis u kazahstan, tamo sigurno ne uvoze pecko pivo, a mi cemo ga uskoro uvoziti od suseda
Atomski mrav Atomski mrav 10:09 25.09.2007

Re: srpski nacionalista

Ja se nadam da će ga uvoziti i da mu nisu pokvarili ukus... ništa kao 'ladno Pećko... :)
semele semele 12:50 25.09.2007

Re: srpski nacionalista

FlyingFish
Mark, super je sto ste ti i jos neki englezi u beogradu vece srpske patriote od vecine nas ovde! Nemoj da palis u kazahstan, tamo sigurno ne uvoze pecko pivo, a mi cemo ga uskoro uvoziti od suseda



Mark just ignore the kiddies:



Mark Pullen Mark Pullen 11:18 25.09.2007

Photos

As I've been unable to add photos (dunno why), here's a link to some of the photos I took during my trip to Pristina. Enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7943841@N08/sets/72157602153582785/
oh la la oh la la 12:00 25.09.2007

Re: Photos

49 41 49 41 04:33 26.09.2007

Re: Photos

Za početak, nek se zna da jednostavan, logičan razlog što sam, u principu, protiv stvaranja nove države na teritoriji Kosova (bez obzira što sam dovoljno svestan da konj koji je pobegao na ovu temu je verovatno već umro od starosti) je zato što ne mogu da skapiram ideju da međunarodna zajednica stvarno misli da je prvi deo 21. veka – ovaj period globalne integracije – pravi trenutak da se stvori nova suverena država u Evropi.

Logican sam i ja Mark; ali vise nisam tako mlad i naivan.
Ako Evropa ne bude imala Problema-stara gospodja se moze jos vise UCMAVITI. Ako se starica stalno IRITIRA to je vazno za njen lepsi izgled i VAZNOST u SVETU.
Ako Staricu ZBUNIS vaznoscu Kosova, a ona istovremeno zavisi zimi od ruskog gasa za grijanje, sirovina za proizvodnju AIR BUS-a i mnogo cega sto se nalazi iza Kavkaza i Urala pa i Kazahstana ona Gubi svoju orijentaciju u osnovnoj VAZNOSTI.
Za neke ili Nekoga treba STARICU Evropu drzati "ZABEZEKNUTO"- jer ako Euro jos vise ojaca, ako Pocne AirBus da "SVRLJA" po trzistima kao sto vec cini; pa STVARNO Mark mislim da ni tvoja ni moja LOGIKA mnogo ne KORISTI.
diego nunez diego nunez 13:00 25.09.2007

Mark

if you decide to go somewhere, please consider FPLA, amigo. Soon we will be victorious and will have all the cerveza you want. But not that Bush beer - gringos call their cerveza after their presidente. No, we have Dos Equis, Modelo, Sol, Corona - cerveza mas fina - and many other. Pacifico too.
Thank you. Also, compadres, we need support and if any of you want to join us in our glorious fight, just write to mee, Diego.
cyN cyN 14:13 25.09.2007

Re: Mark

Believe it or not folks, I can see this happening sooner than later !
mariopan mariopan 14:17 25.09.2007

Re: Mark

Opisali ste nam Pristinu,prvi put citam sau realnost bez politiziranja i lepo ste uspeli da nam je docarate. Ne rekoste nista o ekonomiji Kosova?

Za 8 godina vladavine UNMIKa UN su potrosile 22 milijarde evra ,da li se negde na Kosovu to vidi? Da li gradjani Kosova to vide i osecaju bez obzira da li su Albanci ili Srbi?

Da li Kosovska elektrodistribucija pet puta dnevno iskljucuje struju a za njhov rad je angazovana Irska firma "ESB Internesenel" koja je ostala tri godine,uzela 10 miliona evra i ostavila ih u istom stanju kako ga je i zatekla?

Da li je istina da je Kosovo leglo kriminala u koje su umesni i sluzbenici UNMIKa?

Pa ako to resimo mozda bi POSLE mogli da vidimo cije je Kosovo. Ako nije nase zasto ga ne uzmu? Tvrde da je njihovo a eto pregovaramo,ne znam zasto pregovaramo,sto ga ne uzmu?Mozda je odgovor upravo u kriminalu koji se munjevito na Kosovu razvio otkad tamo nema vojske i policije iz Srbije ,cija to JESTE TERITORIJA. Kad pogledate sta se kriminalom moze zaraditi svima je jasno kome zapravo Kososvo treba bez vojske i policije i sudova koji bi kriminal sankcionisali. Gradjani Kosova ,ko god oni bili ,samo su kao kulise podmetnuti da se ne ugleda pravi razlog za postojanje takve monstruozne drzave gde se trguje zenama ,decom ,drogom,gde ljude ubijaju bez kazne i sudova,to je poslednja mracna rupa sveta. Nekome treba da to tako i ostane ,gradjanima Kosova sigurno to ne treba. Trba im posao i sigurnost za sve a toga nema.
Mark Pullen Mark Pullen 14:41 25.09.2007

Re: Mark

Što se tiče ekonomije, video sam samo ulice pune rupa, i jednu novu zgradu: to je bila ova zgrada vlade.

Zaboravio sam da napisem u blog post-u da nismo imali struje noću (izključena je struja u centru Prištine svaku noć od 22 do 5 ujutro). Što znaći, nisam baš mogao primetiti gde su potrošili 22 milijarde evra!
Srki Srki 15:04 25.09.2007

Re: Mark

diego nunez
if you decide to go somewhere, please consider FPLA, amigo. Soon we will be victorious and will have all the cerveza you want. But not that Bush beer - gringos call their cerveza after their presidente. No, we have Dos Equis, Modelo, Sol, Corona - cerveza mas fina - and many other. Pacifico too.
Thank you. Also, compadres, we need support and if any of you want to join us in our glorious fight, just write to mee, Diego.


Dos Equis? Corona?!? Sol ??!?!?! Do you guys have anything else there but beer for girls? What kind of sissies paramilitary are you if you are drinking Sol?!?








diego nunez diego nunez 15:35 25.09.2007

Re: Mark

Why you talk to me like this, amigo? Revolucion is not time for strong drinks. When we win in Florida we drink tequila and rum.
Remember this bandolero: Florida is tierra Cubana.
diego nunez diego nunez 15:40 25.09.2007

Re: Mark

You say this will happen soon, and you are right. I see you are from Nueva York, you call you self cyN. There are parts un N.Y. that belong to us too. We have Dominicanos in upper west side that will take over.
Let me tell you something: Diego Nunez is my war name. My real name is Jesus Nopales. You can call me Nopalito. Go to any church and you hear peoples singing "Jesus will come, Jesus will come." And I will come.

49 41 49 41 03:42 26.09.2007

Re: Mark

Mark Pullen
Što se tiče ekonomije, video sam samo ulice pune rupa, i jednu novu zgradu: to je bila ova zgrada vlade. Zaboravio sam da napisem u blog post-u da nismo imali struje noću (izključena je struja u centru Prištine svaku noć od 22 do 5 ujutro). Što znaći, nisam baš mogao primetiti gde su potrošili 22 milijarde evra!

Obicno je policijski cas od 22 do 5 ujutru; ali u mraku se nista ne vidi-sto znaci da "NEKO" ipak radi i nocu.
Metohija je bila druga najveca zitnica Jugoslavije; sta tamo proizvode na PLODNIM Kosovskim ravnicama?!?
Drogu, kamenje ili oruzje ili i to sve UVOZE preko Srbije?
49 41 49 41 04:00 26.09.2007

Re: Mark

Što se tiče ekonomije, video sam samo ulice pune rupa, i jednu novu zgradu: to je bila ova zgrada vlade.

"Bog je prvo sebi bradu napravio"!
A, dopunio bih Marka; prljavstine, smeca oko kontejnera, haoticnog pesackog prelazenja, sa svim vidovima zapreznih vozila, trubljenja automobilskih sirena i kad treba i kad ne treba, ... improvizovanih ducana na ulicama,.. i jos mnogo toga.

P.S.
Mislim, da sam sliku delimicno dopunio; jer sam to zadnji put video daleke '92. Iako sam rodjen tu i odrastao tu vrlo blizu pored Pristine.
Srki Srki 05:17 26.09.2007

Re: Mark

Aha, (yeah, right), narocito kad crkne onaj diktator dole ako vec nije... Kad bi se u Ameriku iseljeni Kubanci tamo nesto pitali, pre bi Kuba postala Juzna Florida nego obrnuto, pa da mozemo ko ljudi (da ne kazem gringosi) da putujemo na Kubu a ne preko Kanade ili Meksika da se dovijamo ;-). Ali sad i ja vec ovde trolujem sve u 16, izvinjavam se gazdi bloga a i tebi revolucionaru .

Ipak, jedna me stvar interesuje, ako ne zabadam nos gde mu nije mesto - Mark, sta vi u stvari radite u Srbiji?





cyN cyN 14:18 25.09.2007

well said Mark

Serbians miss proper field trips to Kosovo, like yours.
Maybe collective excursions might help them to wake up from "Kosovo is part of Serbia" dream.
I know reality bites but life is too short!

Atomski mrav Atomski mrav 14:25 25.09.2007

Re: well said Mark

Mark, please take cyN with you the next time you go to Kosovo :)
cyN cyN 15:31 25.09.2007

Re: well said Mark

Atomski mrav is more than welcome to join us!
Why not? The more the merrier!

Atomski mrav Atomski mrav 06:52 26.09.2007

Re: well said Mark

I agree :)
deadbeat deadbeat 15:26 25.09.2007

the ABCs

Good article and a very rational analysis. If only Serbian Serbian nationalists/government could have the ability to think like you, the British Serbian nationalist - we'd live in a much better country. Unfortunately, that's not the case, as their only ability is to whine and complain about the injustices of contemporary world politics, without ever taking decisive action either way or accepting responsibility for what they/their country did or didn't do. I'm not sure they even know what is it they want (they know what they don't want: whatever the Albanians do), but they want it nevertheless, completely disregarding the reality of Kosovo, Serbia and the world. Instead of wellbeing and prosperity of Serbia in the 21st century, they choose to pursue a medieval chimera.
I don't really see any difference between options A and C, and either is good. Our government prefers B, but hesitates to openly go down that road because of tremendous costs involved and, possibly, because deep down they know it's the wrong choice. I wish you were in our government...:)
Хаџија Хаџија 11:38 27.09.2007

Re: the ABCs

British Serbian nationalist



Mark, when is part three due?

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