Kosovo Is NOT Serbia
Serbia LOST all moral claims to Kosovo when the Milošević government used the military to displace hundreds of thousands of Kosovars in the spring of 1999. Many of us still clearly remember the images of the aged and infirm, infants and families being forced to flee their homes and massed on the Macedonian border.
After NATO's military intervention, the mass graves of murdered Kosovar men of military age began being found throughout the province.
Kosovo is gone. Serbia needs to acknowledge that fact and get on with life.
Some will claim that Canada's recognition of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence has similarity to what could happen in Quebec. Nonsense! There is NO comparison between separatist aspirations amongst some in Quebec and the mass murder and displacement that Kosovars had to deal with at the hands of Milošević's tyranny.
Serbian nationalists say that atrocities occurred on both sides. They are correct, ethnic Serbians living in Kosovo have had their share of violence and misery to deal with.
The time has come for Serbia to make a choice; move into the 21st Century and abandon the misguided nationalist aspirations that Milošević inflamed in the 1990's or continue to wallow in the festering misery of lost national dreams.
Serbia must choose: Join the EU or fester in isloation.