Kole Casule should know better. The Macedonian people and government do not support independence for Kosovo because it brings the partition of Macedonia one step closer. On the other hand, Macedonia does not have another hand, since both hands are tied by our friends in the US/EU/Nato mafia. So there is very little "defiance of Serbia" since Serbia is in the same position as Macedonia. The only bright side of this ticking time bomb is that Macedonians can point their finger at the Serbian Orthodox Church's attempt to subvert the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
"Macedonia backs Kosovo blueprint, defying Serbia
Sat 3 Feb 2007 15:51:52 GMT
By Kole Casule
SKOPJE, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Macedonia on Saturday backed a U.N. draft plan to set the breakaway Kosovo province on the path to independence, openly defying its northern neighbour Serbia.
'From what we have seen unofficially, we can say that the document ... will be acceptable to the Macedonian government,' Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski told reporters after meeting Kosovo Albanian opposition leader Hashim Thaci.
'It is a document that should help stabilise the region.'
The comments set the former Yugoslav republic on a diplomatic collision course with Serbia, which rejects independence for its southern province but may be powerless to prevent it. Serbia's caretaker prime minister, Vojislav Kostunica, has urged parties trying to form a governing coalition after an inconclusive January election to take a hard line on relations with any state that recognises the independence of Kosovo.
U.N. envoy Martti Ahtisaari unveiled a plan in Belgrade and Pristina on Friday which, if adopted by the U.N. Security Council, would open the door to a form of internationally-supervised independence for the territory.
Kosovo, 90 percent of whose 2 million people are ethnic Albanians, has been run by the United Nations since "