Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chinese New Year

Picture of UNMIK Vehicles after Explosion

Apparently, some folks here ne Prishtine think the Chinese New Year party is forever. Yesterday, several vehicles belonging to the OSCE were damaged by an explosion ne Prishtine. This follows barely a week after the explosion that destroyed three UNMIK vehicles. C'mon, kids, stop playing with exploives, you might get hurt. Seriously though, even though no one has been hurt yet, these destabilizing people ne Prishtine need to be reigned in by the powers that be here. These images of Kosovo will not serve anyone positively. How does one expect foreign investors to come to Kosovo, even after independence, if it becomes known as the region where explosives in the streets is the norm. Acoording to the Associated Press:

"The blast may have been caused by a hand grenade, said regional police spokesman Avni Gjevukaj. It shattered windows and slightly damaged seven vehicles of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the agency's parking lot. Two other vehicles that did not belong to the organization were also damaged. OSCE spokesman Sven Lindholm said there was no indication so far that the OSCE had been the target of the attack in Pec, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina. He said another unexploded hand grenade was found in the street outside the parking lot."

Yep, that just makes me feel better: It's not a calculated attack, there are just dumb people running around playing with hand grenades!!! Kosovo, my Kosovo, we still have some ways to go.

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