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Wishful thinking ?

Posted in G 2 with tags , on February 18, 2008 by Roberto Gravitazero


Yesterday I was surprised to see quite some people celebrating in the streets of Geneva, waving flags from cars and honking horns. No soccer or rugby match victory involved, however. And no, even if the flags were red, I had not been quantum teleported to an unlikely alternative universe where communists were celebrating their taking-over of the canton of Geneva.

The flags were albanian ones, and the people were exulting for the declaration of the parliament of Kosovo proclaiming it “an independent, democratic and sovereign state”. I should not have been surprised, since apparently 10% of Kosovars are living in Swiss. A total of 15000 people in Geneva only.

I really hope people in that region (both sides) will keep their heads cool, which was not the case in the past, sadly.

I’m pretty sure our planet will keep turning around even if, for a change, we would manage to avoid one more senseless slaughter.