Sunday, April 09, 2006

Speaker Wrong on Kosovo

The Article

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

To the Editor:

I am responding to the item “Former Ambassador Calls for Kosovo’s Independence” (THE HOYA, March 24, 2006, A5).

Apparently, Ambassador Morton Abramowitz has never changed his view that “Kosovo must be independent.” One has to wonder what brought about that gem of wisdom by the esteemed ambassador. The degree of disinformation that is out there vis-a-vis Kosovo is unbelievable. According to Mr. Abramowitz’s logic, the criteria for Kosovo’s independence are murder, mayhem and barbarism. Is Europe ready and willing to embrace an intolerant, ethnically cleansed and terrorist-supported Islamic state in its underbelly?

Canada’s retired Maj. Gen. Lewis MacKenzie said it best in an op-ed piece published by the National Post in 2004:

“The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius [violin],” he wrote. “We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early ’90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary.”

Mr. Abramowitz, be careful what you wish for.

Liz Milanovich
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
March 25, 2006


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