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Transnational Transgressions
National Review, by Andrew C. McCarthy

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/23/2014 6:44:44 AM

Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible.” So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence he’d done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obama’s staunch support of Manuel Zelaya, the socialist would-be dictator Hondurans tried to rid themselves

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This is a wonderfully informative piece. Clinton´s recognition of Kosovo as an independent state without regard for international law or common sense provided a precedent for Putin´s actions in Georgia, Ukraine, and who knows what else to come?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: johngalt1, 3/23/2014 7:59:13 AM     (No. 9780459)

Thanks for posting this, OP.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/23/2014 10:33:40 AM     (No. 9780641)

Plus, this means Biden, Obama and Co. plan to throw Kosovo under the bus.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 3/23/2014 2:19:30 PM     (No. 9780883)

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Did you forget /s?
Bill Clinton and Mad Albright -the Jewish SOS who came to this country at 12 and famously declared at her confirmation hearing -she didn´t know she was Jewish- was the Face of America when we illegally set up Kosovo -a radical Muslim State in the heart of Europe and illegally bombed the Serbs, who had been our Allies during we I and WWII.
Zeal ya was another Leftist Islamist transgression.
Putin is on firm footing legally after Kosovo and Honduras.
Clinton, Bush and Obama ALL set up the precedents for Crimea and beyond.

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