Let the Blame game begin

Lucy Moore RSS / 17.02.2008. u 15:42

The situation in Kosovo is "a car wreck about to happen,” it has caused a steady decline in U.N. legitimacy, and, in the end, it’s all Europe’s fault -- at least according to John Bolton.

Bolton, the U.S. representative to the U.N. in 2005 and 2006, spoke on Friday in Washington at an event entitled, “The Implications of Kosovo’s Independence for U.S. Foreign Policy.” And what are those implications, according to him? Little more than a chance for the U.S. to get back at Europe for its criticism of America’s post-9/11 international blunders.

Calling Kosovo’s pending independence a “fundamentally European solution,” he noted that independence for Kosovo came out of not one but two instances in which the authority of the U.N.’s Security Council was largely dismissed -- first in NATO’s 1999 air strike and now in the current failure by the international community to back a change in Kosovo’s status with a U.N. resolution.

And in a moment of bold directness, Bolton told any European citizen sitting in the audience to take this message back to Europe:

“It should be a long time before any of you criticize action without Security Council authorization.”

Wonderful. South Eastern Europe is again on the cusp of destabilization. What democratic headway Serbia had made has been kicked into reverse. Europe must now find a way to incorporate an economic wasteland into its already strained folds.  And all Mr. Bolton -- once America’s voice at the UN -- has to say is America may have F*ck up but we're not alone.  Don't I feel prouder to be an American...



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Ninoslav Randjelovic Ninoslav Randjelovic 15:55 17.02.2008

as one American to another

"Don't I feel prouder to be an American..."
Take it easy. It's just the way it is.
Cika Miloje Cika Miloje 16:22 17.02.2008

Re: as one American to another

The man just sees the things as they are - just don't ever believe in UN and international laws
MilutinM MilutinM 17:06 17.02.2008

You probably saw this but still...

The tribal wisdoms of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that 'when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount'. However, in many companies as well as in the UN and NGO community a range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
- Changing riders
- Appointing a committee to study the horse
- Arranging to visit other countries to see how others ride dead horses
- Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included
- Reclassifying the dead horse as 'living impaired'.
- Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse
- Harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed
- Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse's performance
- Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance
- Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the mission of the organisation than do some other horses
- Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses...
AlexDunja AlexDunja 18:32 17.02.2008

Re: You probably saw this but still...

that's it, mm!
rade.mil rade.mil 19:02 17.02.2008

Pa i Čeda se buni

I šta se sad dešava? ništa. Isto kao i u Srbiji : LDP se buni protiv nekih poteza Koštunice ali "ovaj" ga ...ni za suvu šljivu . Radi po svome. Toliko i Bolton ima uticaj na stav Amerike koliko Čeda na stav Koštunice.
andjelija andjelija 20:57 17.02.2008

....

we all know how strong albanian lobby in US is. not to get excited but this was expected years ago... my only worries go to serbian people and possibility of mobilization. honestly, all these mother-politician-suckers should be than hanged.
this is not US fault as much as everyone else's. 99% of americans doesn't even know where kosovO and serbia are.
Yuga Yuga 21:15 17.02.2008

Let the Blame game begin

Don't I feel prouder to be an American ?????!!!!!
badreligion badreligion 21:16 17.02.2008

bloody ridiculous...

pointing fingers, passing the blame, none of it will help hide the fact that the independance of kosovo is an unlawful act that will recoil to haunt its backers. i put my money on kurds to cause them the first real headache.
serbia has offered everything a sovereign state can offer, and in spite of what's been done in the past, one would expect at least 1 voice to come up and say "hey, let's try it, it might work". beggar's belief...
man ray loves me man ray loves me 01:05 18.02.2008

just asking

Isn't John Bolton completely irrevelant after his gig at the UN? Is he still taken seriously?
katicka katicka 21:44 20.02.2008

Re: just asking


John Bolton is a hypocrite. If anyone contributed to the dismissal of the UN security council, it is he!

He is most certainly not taken seriously... He was practically laughed out of the UN last year by the American media.
Godzila Godzila 19:56 18.02.2008

wanna switch ?

what's wrong with you americans criticizing your government.
do the same as we (and Russians) do: it’s always the outside world. we are never to blame. they (you) simply hate us. now repeat: they hate us, they hate us.....

Arhiva