Its hardly been noticed in our isolated little corner of the South Pacific but a new European "nation" came into existence a few weeks ago.
The thing about this "nation" Kosovo is that it is the creation of Nato and the EU (with the UN's reluctant compliance).
Kosovo has always been part of Serbia, in fact it was the heartland of Serbia.
There was unrest in Kosovo during the nineties with an organization called the KLA (Kosovo Liberation Army) bringing chaos, death and destruction to the residents of the province, not only to the Serbs but the Albanians who did not go along with their program. Many atrocities where committed.
The Yugoslavian authorities tried to restore order but Nato stepped in. They forced the Yugoslavian government to cede control of Kosovo to them by bombing the hell out of them.
This effectively completed the EU's dismemberment of Yugoslavia, which now has been split into 7 nations, some are now EU members, some potential EU members and the official line being the Serbs are the bad guys.
The split up of Yugoslavia was as we all know messy, bloody and had huge cost in human lives.
The UN set up a war crimes tribunal, the ICTY to try those who committed atrocities during this process.
And although individuals from all factions have been indicted and prosecuted by this body, the majority of defendants have been Serbs.
One non Serbian defendant before this august body was Ramish Hajradinaj, leader of the KLA and at one time Prime minister of Kosovo, after Nato's imperialistic takeover at the behest of the EU.
Anyway he was tried before the ICTY and last week acquitted, no surprise there. In fact the only surprise about this whole farce is the fact the chief prosecutor Karla del Ponte admitted that his trial was a worthless because everybody knew that anyone who testified against him would not have a very bright future. Particularly so since unlike most defendants before the ICTY, he was not held in custody while awaiting trial but allowed to return to Kosovo to continue his "political" activities.
Even though many of the member states of the EU feel disquiet over the annexation of Kosovo by Nato and its new status as a "nation" it marks the way the powerful are building their empire, a secular socialist big government model with which they hope to control every aspect of peoples lives.
Of course since they annexed Kosovo and now have it, and they also have all the troubles that go along with it. It is of course the major center of people and drug trafficking into western Europe. It is also the Wahabi Muslim bridgehead into Europe and again no surprise here, as Christian Churches and monasteries are being destroyed Saudi money is being used to raise new mosques in their place.
The big Government statests have never succeeded in their ambitions, in fact all they have ever bought is bloodshed and human misery.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if future historians mark the beginning of the end of the EU with Nato's annexation of this small Serbian province.