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And we believe Kosovo is ours. We can differentiate about the way we need to go to achieve the goal but we all, up and down to the last one, believe that Kosovo is ours and that Albanians being reality, can only be our guests there...guests in our house.

Sounds like the Likud position on 'Judea and Samaria' (i.e. the West Bank). I guess it's no coincidence that the Israeli right tended to dislike the intervention in Kosovo.

I remember that back in the nineties many Poles I knew liked to say that in a way the Soviet Union's annexation and ethnic cleansing of what had been Eastern Poland had been a favour. If they hadn't, we might well have gone down the Serbian path. Same martyrdom complex, long history of oppression by an empire which shared a religion (Orthodoxy) with the local majority there, ugly civil war within WWII with some of the Ukranian groups collaborating with the Nazis... an alternate history experiment - the Galician war and the NATO bombardment of Poland.

by MarekNYC on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 02:29:14 AM EST
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Not knowing almost anything but contours of Poland history I would say it's hardly comparable.
As for Israelis and West bank I can hardly see similarities too.
I would like to be able to say that world as such has grown out from national issues and that cosmopolitism and not national view is a future but I don't see it. What I see is that rich of the world has found a way to make a "brotherhood" trough globalization in order to make huge profit but when ever they need it on a local level (in order to stay in control of power) they just take out "nationalism card" and here we go again...I would like to "Imagine" world "as one" but I have a TV and I watch news every bloody night...I used to be a dreamer but I am an old woman today...But for all of you who can still dream I am happy.
What's your vision of Kosovo, Marek? What would be right in your eyes?

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Thu Jun 29th, 2006 at 04:41:33 AM EST
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