--- Vor lauter Terror im Irak könnte man das Kosovo fast aus den Augen verlieren. Viereinhalb Jahre nach der "Befreiung" durch die knapp dreimonatigen NATO-Luftschläge sieht es dort aber gar nicht gut aus (via InstaPundit): Kosovo has deteriorated into a hotbed of organized crime, anti-Serb violence and al-Qaeda sympathizers, say security officials and Balkan experts. Though nominally still under UN control, the southern province of Serbia is today dominated by a triumvirate of Albanian paramilitaries, mafiosi and terrorists. They control a host of smuggling operations and are implementing what many observers call their own brutal ethnic cleansing of minority groups, such as Serbs, Roma and Jews.