A month ago almost exactly I wrote a post titled "Where have all the flowers gone". The title of course refers to a peace anthem from the 1960s lamenting the loss of life war brings.
The subject of that post was Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia.
Some Nations almost immediately recognized the new Nation, Australia's new Labor Government being one of the first to do so.
Some EU nations were also eager to recognize the new state, others far more dubious and Cyprus has flat our refused to, which if you know the history of Cyprus and the current state of affairs there makes absolute sense.
Anyway the UN has administered Kosovo, poorly, since 1998 since Nato bombed the remanants of Yugoslavia into submission and forced them out of the province.
Since then it has been administered by the UN with Nato peacekeepers. And of course it has become a center for the trafficking of women from Eastern Europe to the west for prostitution and drugs under their watch.
Many of the Native Serbs who lived their have fled and over 200 churches destroyed during this period.
Still Nato pretends to try and maintain order in the new "nation".
Anyway the UN police have "been forced" to withdraw from the northern part of Mitrovica after a major riot by the remaining Serbs in the town.
The unrest coincided with the fourth anniversary of rioting in Mitrovica by Kosovo Albanians which drove some 4,000 people, mainly Serbs, from their homes, and left at least 19 people dead, according to UN figures.
The Nato-led K-For has taken over security in the divided town, where Serbs are concentrated on the northern side of the Ibar river.
The violence began after about 100 UN police arrested 53 Serbs occupying a UN court in the north of the city. Scores of protesters blocked the police vehicles as they tried to leave and rocks and petrol bombs were thrown, according to Kosovo police. <
Is the shape of Europe to come, ethnic enclaves reminiscent of apartheid South Africa?
All ruled over by the gnomes of Brussels, I fear so.
And the strange thing about this is that many of those who condemned Apartheid in South Africa are at the fore front of those who would impose it upon Eastern Europe.
The reason is simple, the more fragmented the people of Europe become the more powerful the EU itself grows.
Its the old divide and conquer principle at work.
The trouble is that it is real people we are dealing with and real blood that will be spilled (and a lot already has been) in realizing this dream.
And I wouldn't be at all surprised if the EU isn't actually sowing the seeds of its eventual destruction with these sort of policies.