Kosovo as a New Independent Nation in Facebook

Thank You Facebook!

“Kosovo has finally achieved statehood at least according to social media giant Facebook. Starting Wednesday, some 200,000 Kosovars can now list their location within Kosovo. (The Kosovo capital Pristina was previously automatically situated in Serbia; residents of other Kosovo cities found themselves in either Albaniaor Serbia).”[1]

This is a very fair and rational decision taken by Facebook. Thanks to the United States and its European allies (NATO and EU), Kosovo became independent on February 17, 2008. Up to now Kosovo has been recognized by 104 nations of the international community.

Among the first this cheerful news for recognition of Kosovo by Facebook positively reacted Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and his Minister for European Integration, Vlora Citaku who thanked Facebook for this very important and benefiting decision for all Facebook users in Kosovo. But how is important and what is the real value and benefit, as well as the future perspective of the FACEBOOK for all of the world users, including Kosovo as an independent state, this has been interpreted the best by Kosovo’s deputy foreign minister and the leader of the government’s digital diplomacy, Petrit Selimi who declared that “Facebook has grown to 1.2 billion users in eight years, faster than Islam, Christianity and the internet itself. Having Kosovo fully included on Facebook had been a priority, along with the still-elusive goals of having Kosovo compete in the Eurovision song contest and in the European Champions League in soccer.”[2]

Kosovo then Serbia’s colony, today independent state

Thank you America! Thank you NATO! Thank you EU!

Kosovo lies in Southeastern part of Europei.e. in BalkansPeninsulawhich borders with Serbiato the northeast, with Macedoniato the southeast, with Montenegroto the north and with Albaniato the west. The capital city of Kosovois Pristina. Kosovo has “10.887 square kilometers (4.203 square miles), 2.000.000 million people (Albanians 90%, Serbs 8% and other minorities with their languages Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croation, Turkish, Roma etc.). The official language is Albanian and Serbian. Their religion is Muslim, Orthodox and Catholic. Kosovo’s currency is Euro; life expectancy is 64; GDP per Capita is U.S/$ 1.409: Literacy Percent is Males 98, Females 90.” [3]

Why not recognize Kosovo by former colonial Serbia, Russia and China in the Security Council of the United Nations, this does not mean that Kosovo still be under their dependency considering as a “legal part” of Serbia.When it is known that besides the United States and Eurpean Union unilateral recognition of Kosovo ( Febryary 17, 2008) even the International Court of Justice in The Hague on 22 July 2010 was given its evaluated opinion that the Declaration of independence of Kosovo by the Kosovo Assembly on February 17, 2008 was legally and fully in the spirit of the rules and principles of international law. This decision dismisses all antihistorical charges, theses and illegal decisions of Serbia that allegedly Kosovo is “its territory” as it stipulated in its Constitution of the 2006.

However this is false historically, legally, politically and diplomatically, too.

For the sake of wider international opinion and Facebook users as well as, briefly we are giving some historical arguments that justified that Kosovo was illegal colonial plunder of Serbia for more than 100 hundred years (1912-1999). Now (for five years), Kosovo is an independent and sovereign country (from February 17, 2008).

This is tragic and painful history that Kosovo was under the colonial rule of Serbia, respectively the Kingdom of Yugoslavia ( Serbs, Croats and Slovenians) /1918-1941/, the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia(1945-1990) , and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) /1990-2006/. As a result of the colonial, genocide and annexation rule of Yugoslavia, respectively Serbia on Kosovo and the another indigenous territories of the Ethnic Albania (1912- 1999), Albanian people and Ethnic Albania separated in two parts in favor of the enlargement of the Serbia’s territory. This is the main cause why Kosovo had struggled through centuries/1878-1999/ to realize it’s the right of the self-determination and full independence from Serbia. But, today (after the end of Cold War in 1989) all of us should be aware that multiethnic, integrated and pluralist societies within Europe and all of the world too, can be create in the real sense, if we apply the same international norms and standards(not double, or different ones). Also, “The new world order can only be realized if all states, large and small, respect the United Charter.”[4]

There’s no doubt that indisputable historical facts prove that origins of the conflict between Serbian and Albanians aren’t of the new date from Tito’s Yugoslavia(1945-1989), respectively from Slobodan Milosevic Yugoslavia(Serbia+ Montenegro, 1989-2000), but is very old since 1878; 1912-1913 as we mentioned above. However, by then up to now Albanians never stopped their attempts and struggles against Serbian colonial rule and genocide in order to release themselves and bring back their indigenous territories of the ethnic Albania.