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  •  There was no active civil war (1+ / 0-)
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    Anna M

    when the west recognized Kosovo.  It was a decade after hostilities had ended.

    "When dealing with terrorism, civil and human rights are not applicable." Egyptian military spokesman.

    by Paleo on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 03:49:30 PM PST

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    •  So the civil war and genocidal purges had nothing (1+ / 0-)
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      to do with the establishment of an independent Kosovo? You're going to harp on WHEN the recognition happened?

      And the reasons for supporting an independent Kosovo are EXACTLY like the non-persecution of ethnic Russians by ethnic Ukrainians.

    •  It ended, because negotiations began (2+ / 0-)
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      which, unsurprisingly, led to something resembling Kosovan independence.

      Now, I see a good argument for splitting off Crimea like Kosovo. Just, let's not whitewash the Serbs, who did many crimes the Western Ukrainians have not.

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