Bad news from Kosovo again. The Western countries and their journalists seem increasingly in "Croatian mode" - showing the same neglect to human rights that they showed in Croatia between 1992 and 1995 when it came to Serb citizens.
First there was the report of "clashes between Serbs and Albanians" in Mitrovica during the elections for the parallel institutions. I put "clashes" between brackets because these are no real clashes: this is a return to a situation before mid 2000 when Albanians regularly held demonstrations in Mitrovica that invariably ended in an attempt to storm the bridge to Northern Mitrovica. Then there was little doubt that that would end in the cleansing of Northern Mitrovica. I have little doubt there are similar political goals now. In 2000 the internationals ended these demonstrations as it was obvious that they would be forbidden in any Western country as racist and a threat to public order.
Another disturbing fact is the ongoing misinformation in the international press. We are not only misinformed about those demonstrations, but also about those elections. Most media put prominently that only 25% of the electorate went to vote. But nobody took the effort why so many people chose to stay home. It looked like they preferred to believe that this signaled that Kosovo's Serbs are turning towards the Pristina government - what very well may not be true.
The situation is looking more and more like that in Croatia between 1992 and 1995 where the Western countries were bleating about the restoration of territorial integrity while the Croat army was consistently violating an UN brokered truce and 400,000 people where driven in permanent exile.