Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Montenegro Independent?

So apparently, the uppity Serbian "partner" state, Montenegro, has decided that the whole south-Slavic state project was, in fact, not in their best interests. Accordingly, they have sought to dissolve the ties that bind. At worst, this could lead to a war. At best, an independent government.

Now taking the cue of the American government's response to a similar dispute a few years back, I'd like to suggest that Serbia engage in a genocidal war of reintegration in order to maintain the status quo. In fact, this seems to be the standard. Bougainville? Chechnya? West Turkestan? Ahem. But I digress.

But playing a brighter note from the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, I'd like to suggest that the parties should simply quietly go their separate ways, and the international community should, as soon as they get around to recognizing any other groups that seek to be free, recognize the state of Montenegro as a sovereign power. And if the Serbs of Montenegro, a sizable minority, wish to in turn form their own state? Good! Let them.

'Nuff said.

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