Wednesday, March 19, 2008

For some reason, I keep thinking of what a Georgian cab driver told me about Abkhazia a week or so ago: he'd do anything to keep it as part of Georgia, even if it meant he'd have to elect Vladimir Zhirinovsky as Georgia's president for a whole year!


And now I also can't stop thinking of the Ukrainian police guy who got killed in Kosovo:

The policeman from Ukraine was identified as 25-year old Ihor Kynal, deployed to Kosovo last years as part of a special police unit. He died of injuries suffered from a hand grenade thrown by a protester during Monday's clashes -- the worst violence in Kosovo since it declared independence from Serbia a month ago.

"He basically bled to death," said Larry Wilson, the top U.N. police official in Kosovo. "Because of the gunfire it took us almost two and a half hours to evacuate him."

So very sad.

1 comment:

  1. Serbian militants have a reputation for igniting wars, committing genocide and carrying out ethnic cleansing: from WW I to Srebrenica to Kosova.

    Now, of course, in a vicious circle of violence, bad guys can be found on both sides. It’s not always black and white.

    But why can’t the Serbian people let go of their Yugoslavian empire? Why can’t they aspire to a Slovenian live-and-let-live model?