Michael Averko, a “noted” writer for Serbianna and other media, gave his best thoughts for why Kosovo should be an autonomous province rather than an independent nation. For starters, he writes that “the Albanian dominated and largely ethnically cleansed Kosovo is far from showing itself worthy of governing itself as an independent nation.”
“Ethnically cleansed Kosovo”? Interesting choice of words. I wonder if Serbia has showed itself worthy to govern Kosovo as an autonomous province. Hmmm.
He then goes on to argue that Kosovo being an “autonomous province” is really like independence but Kosovo would still be part of Serbia. Sorry, Mr. Averko, it doesn’t matter how much you dress “autonomous province” with red bows, “autonomous province” is not the same thing as independence.
But, to top it all off, Mr. Averko, after “some private questioning,” believed that the “autonomous province” idea would work and that the biggest and most important carrot is this:
Kosovo having full UN and Olympic representation, with the understanding that as long as there’s a Serbia, Kosovo will remain a part of it. Ukraine and Belarus had UN delegations with full UN voting rights during the Soviet period. Puerto Rico (US territory), Taiwan (recognized by most as a part of China) and Hong Kong (recognized by all as a part of China) have their own Olympic delegations. Palestine, a present non-nation has its own Olympic and UN observer representation. In the hypothetical Kosovo instance, Kosovo’s residents can choose between representing Serbia or Kosovo.
Interesting idea, Mr. Averko. You really should have been part of the troika. I’m sure the Kosovars would have jumped at the autonmous province idea knowing that Kosovo would have its own Olympic delegation!
Mr. Averko: what the hell planet are you from? Get more of Mr. Averko’s thoughts here.