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Thursday, February 21, 2008

I'm just a little confused.

Serbs break into and burn up the American Embassy, and a contingent of Marines are present, and there are no reports of Serbian arsonists' corpses littering the streets of Belgrade.
"The State Department officials said no protesters got into the embassy's main chancery section, a separate area that was manned by a U.S. Marine guard unit and some security personnel."
Look, I know that they're stationed there for the protection of the embassy staff, and not for property. But There. Is. A. Point.

"In his speech, Tomislav Nikolic, a member of the ultra-nationalist Radical Party, which is Serbia's largest, accused the U.S. and the European Union of stealing Kosovo. Protesters booed and jeered at every mention of the U.S. and EU. 'We will not rest until Kosovo is again under Serbia's control. Hitler could not take it away from us, and neither will today's (Western powers),' Nikolic said."

Serbia, don't piss us off. Seriously.

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5 Comments:

At Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:49:00 PM, Anonymous jimbob86 said...

To the tune of "The Old Grey Mare":

Uncle Sam's miscreant children

Ain't what they used to be,

Ain't what they used to be,

Ain'y what they used to be,

Many, many years ago......

Where is Herman Hanneken when you need him.....

 
At Friday, February 22, 2008 8:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're hoping for an Obama or HRH and they'll be able to get away with it.

Greg H.

 
At Friday, February 22, 2008 12:15:00 PM, Blogger Gay_Cynic said...

I remember Iran.

Letting our embassies be looted and burned seems a likely recipe for ensuring a repetition.

Perhaps State needs a little less control of Embassy Security, and the Marine Commander needs rather more?

Just sayin.....

 
At Friday, February 22, 2008 1:19:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

Word.

GC, it was LawDog who convinced me that the biggest disservice our nation has ever been done by a sitting president was when Carter failed to take immediate, severe military retaliation to the Tehran incident.

Carter's a good man. He was not a good president.

 
At Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:59:00 AM, Anonymous TBeck said...

As much as it pains me to say it, the Serbs have a point. What happened in 1999 is no different than if the UN had come in and enabled Pennsylvania to secede from the United States.

Kosovo has always been part of Serbia. This is not a case where Uncle Joe created a satellite state after the Yalta conference.

The KLA is basically an extended clan of drug-runners, slavers, and arms dealers. The alleged ethnic cleansing that was the causus belli for NATO intervention did not actually occur. When every single press liason is a member of the KLA once can reasonably expect that only one side of the story will get out, especially if the media is already disinclined to hear another side.

If we were to be consistent in our foreign policy, we would now be carving out chunks of Turkey to create an independent Kurdistan.

That said, torching an embassy is a serious issue. But, had the marines responded as they no doubt wished to, what was limited to basically property damage probably would have escalated into a pogrom against Americans.

 

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