06 December 2007
More evidence that the Serbs are serious about Kosovo
Do you ever get the feeling that sometimes states and their governments send out a signal, and that nobody takes any notice until it is too late? That seems to be happening with Serbia at the moment.
The latest is the announcement by Aleksandar Simic, an advisor to the Serbian Prime Minister, that "every state has the right to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity by all means necessary."
It could all be bluff, of course, but the Serbs are not noted for their love of sabre rattling. The message coming out of Belgrade is loud and clear: Kosovo is Serbian and Serbia will fight to hold it.
Why is nobody taking any notice?