Some photos in a gadget of the independence celebrations…
I love Kosovo, and lived there for several years. I watched the war start and I stayed there until it was over, and then some. I met the woman of my dreams there, and I am very happy that Kosovo will be recognized by the international community. It is a beautiful place. I remember getting woke up early on a March morning nearly ten years ago by the bombs, and how everyone was smiling even though the bombs were falling because the bombs signaled the US intervention. We just started drinking and celebrating, good stuff. That was a good day.
For those wondering why the American flag is in these celebrations, well, a long time ago in America we would help other countries simply for humanitarian reasons. If you are like 25 or younger this sadly might seem weird, since for the last 8 years or so we haven’t been dong that so much. We just have been invading or supporting oil rich countries, but it used to be we would actually help other countries without the greed factor. Hopefully we will get back to that America soon. In 1999 the US led an UN military effort to stop the ethnic cleansing of native Albanians in Kosovo.
That effort is a big part of why Kosovo can now declare it’s independence.
Update: I am very slanted in my views of Kosovo because of my history there.