Opinion Journal Publishes Terrorist Taqiya
The terrorist in question is Kosovo’s “prime minister” Agim Ceku. He has declared that Kosovo will unilaterally declare it independence from Serbia.
We are taking very seriously our talks with Serbia and the “troika” of international diplomats from the U.S., Europe and Russia. But it is clear that discussion of status is a dead end: Serbia can’t accept that independence is inevitable; we know that independence is nothing but inevitable, and can’t be compromised on or delayed. Attitudes in Serbia and Kosovo are not going to change in a month or a year. We must be realistic, and we must be forward-looking.
Yeah right. And now here comes the veiled threat:
By the same token, any aggressive attempts by Serbia to hinder the current international process of resolution–say, by closing the border or imposing economic sanctions–will be damaging not just for Kosovo but also for Serbia and the region. When I met the Serbian team in Vienna last week, I said that the compromise we can make is in our attitude. Our instinct must be to talk and listen to Serbia, not to fear or criticize it. We hope that Serbia can also change its attitude.
Now just by reading this nauseating editorial, most people would never know about Ceku’s real background. For example, Ceku fought in the Croatian military in 1991, when they committed many atrocities against the Serbs.
Finally, Julia Gorin weighs in as well.