Independent analyst and researcher
The re-Balkanization of the Balkans by the West in the 1990s set important precedents for other aggressive moves of the Cold War victors the world over during the next two decades, which brought peace neither to the regions nor to the Balkanized international scene.
It turns out that, for the geostrategists in Washington, London, Berlin, Paris and Brussels, communism wasn’t all that bad, after all, and that it had many quite useful features.
It’s officially open season on all the world’s “complex” countries – and guess who gets to define “complex” – should they ever even contemplate voting the “wrong way,” as interpreted by the West’s arbiters of democracy, even the avowed “non-interventionists” in the White House.
The Western democracy-mongers are offering the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina only two choices: our way (more supervised dysfunction and paralysis) or the highway (blowing the whole place up once again, by way of color revolution or otherwise), while, naturally, pinning the blame on Russia! Russia! Russia!
The West has lost more than just legitimacy in Macedonia – it has damaged its reputation, perhaps irretrievably. In the words of former presidential advisor Cvetin Chilimanov, “The West has humiliated us.”
Western interference in all things Bosnian is news when such a charge comes out of the mouth of Aleksandar Vucic, who is an essentially pro-Western politician
As the western strategy is to wholly absorb the Balkans into “Euro-Atlantic” structures, Prilepin’s banning is just a foretaste of (much) worse things to come.
Instead of continuing to hold Croatia to account, the Israeli government and armed forces have chosen to legitimize that country’s glorification of slaughter and ethnic cleansing, built on a foundation of Holocaust relativization and WWII revisionism.
“CNNgelina’s” latest addition to the Srebrenica and Balkan faux narrative is the reminder that it’s not just Trump who has the fake news problem, and that it didn’t start with him or his election.
Since tens of thousands of NATO troops arrived in Serbia’s southern Kosovo province in June 1999, the lot of all non-Albanians has grown progressively worse.