flamming_python wrote:PapaDragon wrote:flamming_python wrote:
But I think there are many other ways that Russia can help Serbia other than vetoing this resolution.
For starters, trying to lobby for recognition of others crimes against Serbs, and coming up with its own resolutions.
And also trying to move the ex-Yugoslav region towards reconcilliation;
Russia burning bridges with other Balkan nations would not help anything
-Don't really see how
-Any resolution by Russia will be automatically vetoed by USA & Co
-I don't think that there are any bridges there to begin with (in other former YU republics that is....)
Think of it this way:
Serbia refused to impose sanctions on Russia. This would just be Russia returning the favour.
Like I said, I can see your logic - I just don't think your line of thinking would lead to any good results. Serbian diplomacy has really suffered if the best they can think of is fuming in the corner against the 'victors' (i.e. everyone else in the Balkans), backed up by its only friend - Russia, and snapping its jaws at every piece of bait that the Brits throw against it.
They have you exactly where they want you; angry, cornered and willing to get into yet another row with your neighbours.
Serbia needs to break its isolation in the Balkans. Go for the Judo approach - add to the energy of the blow that an opponent throws against you - and turn it against them.
Instead of vetoing a resolution; a smarter idea would be to try and amend it, or propose a suite of resolutions addressing everyone's greviences.
Even accepting the resolution as it is, would actually be a better move than outright vetoing it.
Nobody is fuming or anything, we're actually pretty cool overall and our diplomacy is quite good lately.
And we did try to amend the resolution, both by ourselves and with help of Russia. Got shafted both times. So if a freakin' Russia can't amend resolution what chance do we have of getting anything done in that environment?
And we're not snapping at the bait. You think Brits came up with that resolution for humanitarian reasons? It was not Brit idea and it is not about humanitarianism. It is just the setup for what comes next. Like I said, it's a process.
If anyone is PO'd it would be''victors'' because they no longer have the spotlight and are now stuck wallowing in their own excrement without anyone to bail them out.
What is left for them to do? Blame Serbs for their problems, as usual.
Did you miss Bosnian constant political and economic fiasco or exodus of asylum seekers from Kosovo? And that was just this year alone... hell, this trimester alone...