On Serbia, Kosovo, and Kicking the Can Down the Road

Igor Moczko

Igor Moczko

Igor is a data worker, lover of audiobooks and cats, and an adopted Michigander.

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  1. Avatar George Turner
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    Grenell setting the White House Press corps on fire wasn’t part of the deal, but may be it’s greatest achievement.Report

    • Avatar Andrew Donaldson in reply to George Turner
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      Tens of thousands died in the Serbia/Kosovo conflicts and the entire region is economically unstable but yes, George, Grenell yelling at the media was the monumental achievement. Bully for him…Report

      • Avatar George Turner in reply to Andrew Donaldson
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        My old chat buddy ran a team of Kosovars to hunt Serb war criminals. Amusingly, one of them asked her to dinner because he wanted to meet the hot American blonde who was hunting him, and she went with nothing but her 9mm in her back waistband! He was very nice for a genocidal maniac. For a long while the UN wouldn’t touch him because the Serbs were holding a couple of French pilots, but years later she sent me a story where UN forces had just captured him that day and were dragging him before the war crimes tribunal. She was laughing herself silly over it. 🙂

        As an aside, her local team was a pretty rough looking bunch who were missing a lot of teeth.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to George Turner
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      He was righteously snippy.Report

  2. Avatar North
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    Great analysis!
    The thing about peace agreements, though, is that if you kick the can down the road and maintain a peaceful status quo long enough the peace thing has a serious chance of settling in.Report

  3. Avatar Fish
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    I spent four months in Sarajevo as part of SFOR in 1998. My time there included mini-deployments to Tuzla and Mostar and a three-day pass to Makarska in Croatia. My time there was pretty easy as deployments go, aside from the occasional scary run-in with unexploded ordnance or a lockdown because we’d (the royal we, obviously–I ain’t no highly-trained bad-ass) nicked a war criminal and whisked him off to The Hague.

    The Balkans are absolutely beautiful and my experiences with the people were all mostly positive. After decades of unrest since before the death of Tito, the people deserve some peace.Report

  1. September 6, 2020

    […] On Serbia, Kosovo, and Kicking the Can Down the Road – Ordinary Times […]Report

  2. September 11, 2020

    […] in the Middle East is good news, but it is hard to get overly excited. This announcement, much like the Bosnia and Kosovo one last week, is long on aspiration and short on details. “Normalized” is a well and good thing, as […]Report

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