by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos
On September 14 th, Serbian President Vucic was ridiculed by signing an agreement in the White House without even knowing what said agreement contained. It was a dark day in the history of one of the most heroic peoples of the Balkans and of all Europe, and also constitutes a very serious warning to all the Balkan nations.
According to what we know so far, Serbia and Kosovo signed an economic cooperation agreement in the Oval Office of the White House in the presence of Trump. Serbia has said it is moving its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and Kosovo is recognizing Israel and opening an embassy in Jerusalem. The two sides also denounced the actions of the Lebanese Hezbollah and agreed to participate in the international campaign to decriminalize homosexuality. The agreements were reached as part of a US-Israeli initiative to resolve the Kosovo issue, which includes measures against China (5G) and Russia (gas). In Serbia, however, President Vucic is already sharply criticized for the agreement as indirectly acknowledging Kosovo’s secession.
Any free and dignified man can feel only deep sorrow for the kind of humiliation these Serbian “leaders” have put on their people, the people who fought the Austrians almost alone in World War I, who resisted as few to both Hitler and Stalin, who resisted for ten years NATO’s imperialism and its bombing. For the people who founded Yugoslavia of self-management, seeking an alternative between Capitalism and Stalinism, Yugoslavia which was the pride of both East and West throughout the post-war period, starring in the Non-Aligned Movement, along with Soekarno’s Indonesia and Makarios’ Cyprus.
The agreement mercilessly illuminates the planned and already realized future of the entire Balkans, now turning into a zone of miserable American-Israeli protectorates, destined to be a giant military base against Russia and Islam, but also a wedge on the side of the “old” Europe. A pioneer in the emerging new Capitalism of Mafia and Crime, with a number of micro-states whose main economic activity tends to be all kinds of smuggling of products, weapons, drugs and people.
It would be interesting to hear from those who supported (from both the European Left and the European Right) the dismantling of Yugoslavia by Imperialism, with various arguments, supposedly “anti-nationalist” and “in defense of human rights” , for them to tell us how they regard this agreement. How do they comment on the practical conversion of a large part of all the Balkan peoples into defacto slavery? Do they like it? How do they see the prospect of a Europe surrounded by miserable protectorates?
The only hope now is that the Serbian people and the Serbian army again find the strength to overthrow those who “rule” their defeated nation, but it is not certain that they will succeed, nor that they still have the strength to do so.
In 1993, Serbian resistance to imperialism began to wake Yeltsin’s Russia to the West’s real intentions against it, although this awakening came too late and it was too reluctant to save Serbia. One can at least hope that the great geopolitical defeat Moscow is now experiencing in the Balkans from Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu’s action will cure it of some delusions quite common in Russia.
History is never a one-way street. The Americans managed to organize a coup in Kiev in 2013, forgetting that where evil grows, the means to fight it also appear (Henderlin). Two years later they saw the Russian army in Syria and they could not believe their eyes.
The (erroneous) sense of omnipotence that leads to such adventurism today is exactly what is preparing disasters for both the United States and Israel tomorrow. The real question is what cost humanity will have to pay to discover it.
Dimitris Konstantakopoulos is a journalist, expert in geopolitics (Greece).