What's Your Political Philosophy?
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Libertarians believe that you have the right to live your life as you wish, without the government interfering, as long as you donâ€™t violate the rights of others. This translates into strong protections for privacy and property rights, and a weak to non-existent social safety net.
Russia could use force in Kosovo
Russia's ambassador to Nato, Dmitry Rogozin, has warned that Russia could use military force if the Kosovo independence dispute escalates.
"If the EU develops a unified position or if Nato exceeds its mandate set by the UN, then these organisations will be in conflict with the UN," he said.
In that case Russia would "proceed on the basis that in order to be respected we need to use brute force", he said.
Many EU members have recognised Kosovo, but several oppose recognition.
Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, backs Serbia, which has condemned the independence declaration issued by the Kosovo parliament on 17 February.
On Tuesday members of the Serb minority in Kosovo attacked two border posts staffed by UN personnel and Kosovo police.
The violence led the Nato troops in Kosovo - known as K-For - to reinforce the border with Serbia.
Kosovo's majority ethnic Albanians are following a plan drawn up by UN special envoy Martti Ahtisaari for "supervised independence", which was rejected by Serbia.
Russian media outcry
The EU will soon deploy 2,000 officials to strengthen law and order in Kosovo, which has a population of about two million. Russia argues that the mission has no legal basis.
There has been a furious reaction in some Russian media to Kosovo's declaration of independence.
A commentary in the Vesti Plus analytical programme, on state-run television, called the assassinated former Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic, a Western puppet who had "received a well-deserved bullet".
It said Djindjic had sold national heroes to the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.
The programme concluded that Serbia - and not only Serbia - must now decide whether to acquiesce in what has happened, or resist.
I do point out that this is similar to the way WWI started, and that to was started over Serbia. My question is what is so important over there that we're willing to piss off so many members of the national community, including our two biggest trading partners? The region is geologically active so the soil is above average fertility, there's some hot springs and mineral wells and some stone quarries, and that's it. No oil, nothing that we actually need in the US.
Historically, the Balkans have been the route of choice for Islamic invaders going to Europe and Asia but we're at war with the Islamo-Fascists now so why are we helping the very same people get a foothold?
To this day I don't understand the argument that we need a bigger government to provide the services we need. If it's a service you need, there's bound to be a comercial entity that will provide that service, cheaper and more efficiently than the state. And your ability to regulate that service is significantly higher. No, I take that back. I acutally do know why people want the state to provide a service. It's because they want everyone to help them pay for what they need. Ok, venting complete.