Have just discovered this fascinating, detailed and highly informative article on this huge US military outpost. Also this piece from le Monde by By Jean-Arnault Dérens - Independence for Kosovo: the domino effect An end to Balkan national states ..
"The emergence of states and the definition of their borders marked the entry of the Balkans into modern politics. The new states were generally nationalist, based on and adapted from the models provided by the specific history of western Europe."
"Kosovo is now a pawn in the planetary battle between Russia and the United States, so little attention will be paid to the real interests of the Albanians, Serbs and others living in Kosovo."
Which is just another way of describing the mongrelisation of Europe by allowing unlimited, uncontrolled immigration and the flowering and fostering of narrow nationalist and historic differerentiation....Wales, Scotland ... Basques ..
...or setting up the dominoes to fall.
No wonder they keep prattling on about the Treaty of Westphalia ( a leitmotif of Tony Blair) which signalled the arrival of the nation state in Euope.