"The prospect of a new Balkans conflict came closer last night after Serbia made threats of “war” with the breakaway province of Kosovo. After a four-month peace initiative failed to resolve the fate of the disputed territory, European diplomats, and even the Pope, made fresh appeals for Serbs and Albanians to avoid violence. Nato foreign ministers will meet in Brussels today to discuss contingency measures should violence flare. Concerns grew after Aleksandar Simic, adviser to Vojislav Kostunica, the Serbian Prime Minister, said that his country would defend its sovereignty “using all means” at its disposal."
After the disastrous wars that occurred in the Balkans when the former Yugoslavia imploded,
you would think that the Serbians would realize that war and violence is not going to fix their national aspirations ....