Thursday, February 21, 2008

Serbs burn U.S. Embassy

BELGRADE, Serbia --Serb rioters set fire to an office inside the U.S. Embassy Thursday and police clashed with protesters outside other embassy buildings after a large demonstration against Kosovo's declaration of independence.

And now, a history lesson. Kosovo is 90 percent ethnic Albanian, and that big group has been clashing with the other ten percent, the Serbs, for years. Serbia controlled Kosovo until 1999, when NATO launched airstrikes to halt a Serbian crackdown on ethnic Albanian separatists. A U.N. mission has governed the land ever since.
Kosovo recently declared independence, effectively pissing off all the Serbs in and around the area. The U.S., along with many other nations, has recognized the declaration. And that's why you can now add Serbia to the ever-growing list of nations that hate America.

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