AP reports that Ramush Haradinaj, the “Prime Minister” of the “provisional institutions of self-government” in the occupied Serbian province of Kosovo, has resigned upon receiving the ICTY indictment against him, and is scheduled to fly to The Hague tomorrow. All over the province, NATO troops and UN police are on high alert, anticipating violence from pro-KLA Albanians, who reportedly consider Haradinaj a hero.
Some 500 UK troops arrived in Kosovo yesterday, in addition to the 600 Germans deployer earlier, in a show of force intended to prevent a repeat of last year’s pogrom.
Several Serbian sources have speculated over the past week or so, since the first semi-reliable word of Haradinaj’s indictment came, that his resignation would open the way for a “concentration government,” led by Empire’s new favorite, poisonous pen Veton Surroi.
So far, there has been no comment from Haradinaj’s most prominent international fan, UN viceroy Soeren Jessen-Petersen, who last night attended a ceremony celebrating the KLA founder Adem Jashari.