Kosovo’s Unhappy Anniversary
Posted by seumasach on February 18, 2013
18th February, 2013
I write this on February 17, the fifth anniversary of Kosovo’s “independence.” I’m putting the word in scare quotes because Kosovo is anything but an independent nation: it is, in reality, dependent on NATO, the European Union, and the US for the most basic functions of a state: keeping order and maintaining a judicial system. A multinational force known as KFOR, numbering some 6,000 troops – including 1,447 American soldiers – keeps a semblance of order in the former Serbian province, if one interprets the word “order” quite loosely.